The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SOA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 107 105
Rank change year-on-year -14 -2  
Contract jobs citing SOA 874 1108 1028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.03% 2.24% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 2.69% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 765 646
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £350 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 11
Median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +10.83%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -11.11% +10.83%  

SOA is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36435 41257 41286
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.75% 83.48% 80.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 23948 27689 26938
Median daily rate £450 £445 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +7.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 949 962 1153
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.25 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.26% +0.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SOA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in England

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOA in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in England

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in England

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in England

SOA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the England region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -15 393 £500 - 101
South East -12 152 £475 +2.15% 26
East of England +26 150 £525 +5.52% 19
West Midlands +28 58 £525 +27.27% 12
South West -41 34 £538 -4.44% 7
Yorkshire -34 28 £380 -19.14% 23
North West -51 22 £408 -15.97% 17
East Midlands -24 16 £425 -5.55% 8
North East +64 15 £340 +21.42% 5
SOA
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SOA.

1 994 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
2 650 (38.83%) Java
3 568 (33.93%) TDD
4 491 (29.33%) Scrum
5 466 (27.84%) Oracle
6 450 (26.88%) Web Services
7 444 (26.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 417 (24.91%) JavaScript
9 394 (23.54%) Finance
10 341 (20.37%) Git (software)
11 337 (20.13%) Continuous Integration
12 335 (20.01%) XML
12 335 (20.01%) REST
13 330 (19.71%) Microservices
14 322 (19.24%) Middleware
15 312 (18.64%) .NET
16 297 (17.74%) SQL
17 284 (16.97%) HTML
18 279 (16.67%) SOAP
19 270 (16.13%) Spring
20 258 (15.41%) Jenkins
21 248 (14.81%) DevOps
22 238 (14.22%) Linux
23 237 (14.16%) MVC
24 234 (13.98%) CSS
25 232 (13.86%) Kanban
26 227 (13.56%) C#
27 224 (13.38%) JSON
28 222 (13.26%) AngularJS
29 219 (13.08%) Amazon AWS

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 444 (26.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 123 (7.35%) Confluence
3 112 (6.69%) JBoss
4 106 (6.33%) WebLogic
5 92 (5.50%) Oracle Service Bus
6 78 (4.66%) Apache
7 69 (4.12%) WebSphere
8 65 (3.88%) Mule
9 56 (3.35%) CMS
10 49 (2.93%) Tomcat
11 25 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
11 25 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
11 25 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
12 23 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
13 22 (1.31%) OpenStack
14 21 (1.25%) Apache Solr
15 20 (1.19%) NServiceBus
16 19 (1.14%) nginx
17 17 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 14 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (1.25%) MS Visio
2 11 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
4 6 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.18%) SPSS
6 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.060%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.060%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.060%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 84 (5.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 51 (3.05%) Oracle BPM
3 24 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
4 18 (1.08%) Payment Gateway
5 16 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
6 15 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
6 15 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
7 10 (0.60%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 10 (0.60%) Oracle Utilities
8 7 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
8 7 (0.42%) Siebel CRM
9 6 (0.36%) ION MarketView
9 6 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
10 4 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
10 4 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
11 3 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
11 3 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
11 3 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
11 3 (0.18%) Pega PRPC
12 2 (0.12%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 219 (13.08%) Amazon AWS
2 161 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 109 (6.51%) PaaS
4 59 (3.52%) IaaS
5 57 (3.41%) SaaS
6 31 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (0.96%) Amazon S3
8 16 (0.96%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 15 (0.90%) GitHub
9 15 (0.90%) IBM Cloud
10 14 (0.84%) Bluemix
10 14 (0.84%) SuccessFactors
11 13 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 12 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (0.72%) Office 365
13 11 (0.66%) OpenShift
13 11 (0.66%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 10 (0.60%) Oracle CX
14 10 (0.60%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 102 (6.09%) HTTP
2 89 (5.32%) SSL
3 64 (3.82%) TCP/IP
4 47 (2.81%) Internet
5 39 (2.33%) Firewall
6 28 (1.67%) VPN
7 25 (1.49%) Intranet
8 23 (1.37%) Network Security
9 19 (1.14%) DNS
10 17 (1.02%) LDAP
11 16 (0.96%) SNMP
12 14 (0.84%) BGP
12 14 (0.84%) FTP
12 14 (0.84%) ICMP
12 14 (0.84%) MPLS
12 14 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (0.78%) IPsec
13 13 (0.78%) VLAN
13 13 (0.78%) WAN
14 12 (0.72%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (12.72%) SQL Server
2 133 (7.95%) Relational Database
3 112 (6.69%) Oracle Database
4 111 (6.63%) MongoDB
5 97 (5.79%) NoSQL
6 75 (4.48%) MySQL
7 61 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
8 56 (3.35%) Big Data
9 42 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
10 41 (2.45%) Oracle Database 12c
11 35 (2.09%) RDBMS
12 34 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
13 31 (1.85%) DB2
14 29 (1.73%) Oracle ODI
15 25 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
15 25 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 24 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
17 23 (1.37%) Hadoop
17 23 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
18 21 (1.25%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 341 (20.37%) Git (software)
2 258 (15.41%) Jenkins
3 181 (10.81%) JIRA
3 181 (10.81%) Maven
4 175 (10.45%) Subversion
5 98 (5.85%) JUnit
6 67 (4.00%) Selenium
7 61 (3.64%) SoapUI
8 52 (3.11%) Cucumber
9 50 (2.99%) gulp
10 47 (2.81%) Eclipse
10 47 (2.81%) Grunt
11 41 (2.45%) IntelliJ
11 41 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
12 39 (2.33%) Mockito
13 33 (1.97%) Gradle
14 28 (1.67%) Ant
14 28 (1.67%) WebDriver
15 27 (1.61%) Hudson
16 26 (1.55%) Bitbucket
General
1 394 (23.54%) Finance
2 165 (9.86%) Banking
3 124 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 115 (6.87%) Retail
5 111 (6.63%) Marketing
6 88 (5.26%) Manufacturing
7 87 (5.20%) Electronics
8 26 (1.55%) Investment Banking
9 22 (1.31%) Back Office
9 22 (1.31%) Front Office
10 18 (1.08%) Legal
11 17 (1.02%) Military
12 11 (0.66%) Advertising
13 10 (0.60%) Games
13 10 (0.60%) Publishing
14 8 (0.48%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.48%) Law
15 7 (0.42%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.36%) Billing
17 5 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 774 (46.24%) Developer
2 489 (29.21%) Architect
3 253 (15.11%) Java Developer
4 209 (12.49%) Solutions Architect
5 150 (8.96%) .NET Developer
6 132 (7.89%) Senior Developer
7 106 (6.33%) C# Developer
8 91 (5.44%) SOA Developer
9 89 (5.32%) C# .NET Developer
10 83 (4.96%) Agile Developer
11 70 (4.18%) DevOps Engineer
11 70 (4.18%) Technical Architect
12 63 (3.76%) Cloud Architect
12 63 (3.76%) Full Stack Developer
13 60 (3.58%) Analyst
14 57 (3.41%) Integration Developer
15 54 (3.23%) Oracle Developer
16 49 (2.93%) Designer
17 46 (2.75%) Lead Developer
18 40 (2.39%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 450 (26.88%) Web Services
2 335 (20.01%) REST
2 335 (20.01%) XML
3 322 (19.24%) Middleware
4 312 (18.64%) .NET
5 284 (16.97%) HTML
6 279 (16.67%) SOAP
7 270 (16.13%) Spring
8 234 (13.98%) CSS
9 224 (13.38%) JSON
10 222 (13.26%) AngularJS
11 202 (12.07%) J2EE
12 188 (11.23%) RESTful
13 154 (9.20%) HTML5
14 142 (8.48%) XSLT
15 126 (7.53%) Node.js
16 124 (7.41%) Hibernate
17 110 (6.57%) JMS
18 109 (6.51%) jQuery
19 101 (6.03%) React
Miscellaneous
1 116 (6.93%) Greenfield Project
2 110 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 108 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
4 69 (4.12%) Computer Science
5 58 (3.46%) User Experience
6 46 (2.75%) Data Centre
7 43 (2.57%) Mobile App
8 42 (2.51%) Virtual Team
9 39 (2.33%) Private Cloud
10 28 (1.67%) Management Information System
11 26 (1.55%) Cloud Native
11 26 (1.55%) Social Media
12 22 (1.31%) iPad
13 20 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
14 19 (1.14%) DataPower
15 16 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 15 (0.90%) Equities
17 14 (0.84%) Video on Demand
18 13 (0.78%) Clustering
18 13 (0.78%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 238 (14.22%) Linux
2 154 (9.20%) Unix
3 118 (7.05%) Windows
4 46 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (2.21%) Windows Server
6 35 (2.09%) Mac OS X
7 24 (1.43%) Android
7 24 (1.43%) Apple iOS
8 16 (0.96%) Ubuntu
9 12 (0.72%) Solaris
10 10 (0.60%) AIX
10 10 (0.60%) CentOS
10 10 (0.60%) CoreOS
11 5 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.24%) VMS
12 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.18%) OS/390
14 2 (0.12%) HPUX
15 1 (0.060%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 994 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
2 568 (33.93%) TDD
3 491 (29.33%) Scrum
4 337 (20.13%) Continuous Integration
5 330 (19.71%) Microservices
6 248 (14.81%) DevOps
7 237 (14.16%) MVC
8 232 (13.86%) Kanban
9 211 (12.60%) BDD
10 207 (12.37%) OO
11 196 (11.71%) Test Automation
12 175 (10.45%) Open Source
13 165 (9.86%) SDLC
14 161 (9.62%) Software Engineering
15 147 (8.78%) Business Intelligence
16 145 (8.66%) Enterprise Architecture
17 144 (8.60%) TOGAF
18 132 (7.89%) E-Commerce
19 130 (7.77%) User Stories
20 117 (6.99%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 650 (38.83%) Java
2 417 (24.91%) JavaScript
3 297 (17.74%) SQL
4 227 (13.56%) C#
5 83 (4.96%) Python
6 67 (4.00%) PL/SQL
7 66 (3.94%) Scala
7 66 (3.94%) XPath
8 59 (3.52%) Perl
9 58 (3.46%) Ruby
10 50 (2.99%) Groovy
11 44 (2.63%) T-SQL
12 41 (2.45%) C
13 36 (2.15%) C++
14 25 (1.49%) PHP
15 24 (1.43%) TypeScript
16 20 (1.19%) Go
17 18 (1.08%) PowerShell
18 15 (0.90%) Apex Code
19 14 (0.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 120 (7.17%) Degree
2 98 (5.85%) Security Cleared
3 73 (4.36%) SC Cleared
4 42 (2.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 18 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (1.02%) Master's Degree
7 13 (0.78%) OCPJP
8 12 (0.72%) CCIE
8 12 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (0.72%) JNCIE
9 11 (0.66%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.66%) Sun Certification
10 9 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.48%) ISEB
11 8 (0.48%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.36%) BC Cleared
12 6 (0.36%) CISSP
12 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.30%) CISA
13 5 (0.30%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (5.85%) QA
2 17 (1.02%) PCI DSS
3 15 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.42%) FedRAMP
4 7 (0.42%) HL7
5 6 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.36%) GDPR
5 6 (0.36%) SLA
6 5 (0.30%) ISO 20022
6 5 (0.30%) SEPA
7 3 (0.18%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.12%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.060%) BS7799
9 1 (0.060%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.060%) MiFID
9 1 (0.060%) PMO
System Software
1 125 (7.47%) Docker
2 19 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.08%) Active Directory
4 16 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (0.42%) vCloud
6 6 (0.36%) Apache Flume
7 5 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.30%) Xen
8 3 (0.18%) HDFS
8 3 (0.18%) vSphere
9 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.060%) Oracle Clusterware
10 1 (0.060%) RACF
10 1 (0.060%) XenApp
10 1 (0.060%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 79 (4.72%) Puppet
2 73 (4.36%) Opscode Chef
3 60 (3.58%) Ansible
4 17 (1.02%) Kubernetes
5 15 (0.90%) Kibana
6 12 (0.72%) MOM
7 11 (0.66%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 11 (0.66%) Terraform
8 9 (0.54%) ZABBIX
9 8 (0.48%) logstash
10 7 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Management
11 5 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.30%) Mesos
12 4 (0.24%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.24%) Grafana
12 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (0.24%) StatsD
13 3 (0.18%) OpenIDM
14 2 (0.12%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 466 (27.84%) Oracle
2 150 (8.96%) Microsoft
3 125 (7.47%) WSO2
4 123 (7.35%) SAP
5 105 (6.27%) IBM
6 56 (3.35%) MuleSoft
7 40 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
8 32 (1.91%) Adobe
8 32 (1.91%) Red Hat
9 30 (1.79%) New Relic
10 27 (1.61%) TIBCO
11 26 (1.55%) Cisco
11 26 (1.55%) ServiceNow
12 25 (1.49%) Pega
13 22 (1.31%) ATG
13 22 (1.31%) VMware
14 21 (1.25%) hybris
15 20 (1.19%) Apigee
15 20 (1.19%) Atlassian
15 20 (1.19%) webMethods
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