Period
to 22 August 2019

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 6 months to 22 August 2019 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
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 221 146 129
Rank change year-on-year -75 -17 -11
Contract jobs citing SOA 1,035 1,741 1,809
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.26% 1.87% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 2.15% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 1,264 1,191
England median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £386 £356
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 11
England median hourly rate £48.42 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.34% -12.50% -9.09%
10th Percentile £35.00 £28.20 £39.75
90th Percentile £82.50 £44.60 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% -9.09%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 71,556 81,025 76,279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.32% 86.92% 86.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,506 53,927 50,283
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,993 2,207 1,889
England median hourly rate £24.92 £21.25 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.25% -9.57% +1.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year +14.29% -15.15% +5.32%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 22 August 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in England over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -63 465 £525 - 87
South East -5 221 £475 - 48
East of England -18 113 £525 - 11
North of England -71 104 £450 -9.55% 64
Midlands -25 80 £550 +15.79% 27
West Midlands 0 62 £550 +4.76% 18
South West -10 52 £500 +17.65% 17
North West -27 52 £473 -5.50% 41
Yorkshire -45 43 £450 - 21
East Midlands -10 10 £438 +12.90% 9
North East +22 9 £450 +20.00% 2
SOA
UK

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for SOA.

1 581 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
2 352 (34.01%) Java
3 324 (31.30%) Web Services
4 323 (31.21%) Microservices
5 292 (28.21%) TDD
6 258 (24.93%) Finance
7 257 (24.83%) Azure
8 254 (24.54%) .NET
9 238 (23.00%) Oracle
9 238 (23.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 231 (22.32%) XML
11 230 (22.22%) JavaScript
12 224 (21.64%) SQL
13 211 (20.39%) SOAP
14 205 (19.81%) DevOps
15 204 (19.71%) C#
16 196 (18.94%) REST
17 193 (18.65%) RESTful
18 175 (16.91%) HTML
19 171 (16.52%) Scrum
20 169 (16.33%) SQL Server
21 168 (16.23%) JSON
22 161 (15.56%) AWS
23 160 (15.46%) Middleware
24 152 (14.69%) Continuous Integration
25 146 (14.11%) CSS
26 131 (12.66%) Microsoft
27 124 (11.98%) AngularJS
28 120 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
29 117 (11.30%) Git (software)

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
1 238 (23.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 65 (6.28%) Mule
3 63 (6.09%) Oracle Service Bus
4 47 (4.54%) Confluence
5 31 (3.00%) Apache
5 31 (3.00%) WebLogic
6 28 (2.71%) SharePoint
7 25 (2.42%) JBoss
7 25 (2.42%) WebSphere
8 12 (1.16%) IIS
9 11 (1.06%) Anypoint
9 11 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (1.06%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (0.77%) CMS
11 8 (0.77%) Mule ESB
12 6 (0.58%) nginx
12 6 (0.58%) NServiceBus
12 6 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.48%) Documentum
Applications
1 21 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.39%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 26 (2.51%) BusinessWorks
2 22 (2.13%) Oracle BPM
2 22 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (1.84%) Oracle ERP
4 18 (1.74%) Oracle Receivables
5 16 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
5 16 (1.55%) Oracle EBS R12
6 13 (1.26%) Oracle TCA
7 12 (1.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 10 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
9 9 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
10 5 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
10 5 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
10 5 (0.48%) Oracle FAH
10 5 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
10 5 (0.48%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 5 (0.48%) Oracle iProcurement
10 5 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
11 4 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 257 (24.83%) Azure
2 161 (15.56%) AWS
3 50 (4.83%) PaaS
4 43 (4.15%) Office 365
5 42 (4.06%) SaaS
6 33 (3.19%) IaaS
7 30 (2.90%) Serverless
8 25 (2.42%) AWS Lambda
9 24 (2.32%) Power Platform
10 22 (2.13%) GitHub
10 22 (2.13%) IBM Blueworks
11 21 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
12 19 (1.84%) Apigee
13 17 (1.64%) OpenShift
14 16 (1.55%) GCP
15 13 (1.26%) Azure Data Factory
16 12 (1.16%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 12 (1.16%) Azure Functions
16 12 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
17 11 (1.06%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.90%) DNS
2 28 (2.71%) HTTP
3 24 (2.32%) Firewall
4 23 (2.22%) TCP/IP
5 22 (2.13%) Internet
6 21 (2.03%) VPN
7 20 (1.93%) Reverse Proxy
8 16 (1.55%) SAN
9 15 (1.45%) NAS
10 8 (0.77%) DHCP
10 8 (0.77%) FTP
11 6 (0.58%) SSH
11 6 (0.58%) SSL
12 5 (0.48%) SMTP
13 3 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (0.29%) LAN
13 3 (0.29%) VLAN
13 3 (0.29%) WAN
13 3 (0.29%) WLAN
13 3 (0.29%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 65 (6.28%) Relational Database
3 57 (5.51%) Oracle Database
4 51 (4.93%) NoSQL
5 40 (3.86%) Big Data
6 38 (3.67%) Oracle ODI
7 34 (3.29%) MySQL
8 30 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
9 29 (2.80%) MongoDB
10 24 (2.32%) Power BI
11 20 (1.93%) Data Lake
11 20 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
12 19 (1.84%) Oracle Database 12c
12 19 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
12 19 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 18 (1.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 17 (1.64%) SQL Server 2017
15 15 (1.45%) Hadoop
15 15 (1.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 15 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 117 (11.30%) Git (software)
2 92 (8.89%) Jenkins
3 73 (7.05%) JIRA
4 54 (5.22%) Maven
5 42 (4.06%) Selenium
6 32 (3.09%) Visual Studio
7 29 (2.80%) Eclipse
8 23 (2.22%) JUnit
9 20 (1.93%) Ant
9 20 (1.93%) TeamCity
10 19 (1.84%) Bitbucket
11 18 (1.74%) Visual Studio Team System
12 17 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
13 16 (1.55%) Subversion
14 15 (1.45%) JIRA Agile
15 14 (1.35%) Cucumber
15 14 (1.35%) JMeter
15 14 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
15 14 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
16 12 (1.16%) SonarQube
General
1 258 (24.93%) Finance
2 99 (9.57%) Banking
3 90 (8.70%) Public Sector
3 90 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 87 (8.41%) Marketing
5 85 (8.21%) Retail
6 67 (6.47%) Manufacturing
7 65 (6.28%) Electronics
8 21 (2.03%) Law
9 19 (1.84%) Legal
10 18 (1.74%) Billing
11 17 (1.64%) Financial Institution
12 15 (1.45%) Front Office
13 12 (1.16%) Back Office
13 12 (1.16%) Publishing
14 9 (0.87%) Investment Banking
15 8 (0.77%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.58%) Games
17 4 (0.39%) Police
18 3 (0.29%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 462 (44.64%) Developer
2 315 (30.43%) Architect
3 136 (13.14%) Java Developer
4 132 (12.75%) Solutions Architect
5 104 (10.05%) Senior Developer
6 80 (7.73%) .NET Developer
7 63 (6.09%) Integration Architect
8 60 (5.80%) Senior Java Developer
9 57 (5.51%) C# Developer
10 53 (5.12%) Full Stack Developer
11 47 (4.54%) React Developer
12 41 (3.96%) Technical Architect
13 40 (3.86%) Consultant
14 37 (3.57%) Azure Developer
15 32 (3.09%) C# .NET Developer
16 31 (3.00%) Digital Architect
17 30 (2.90%) Analyst
18 29 (2.80%) Oracle Developer
18 29 (2.80%) Senior Architect
19 26 (2.51%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 324 (31.30%) Web Services
2 254 (24.54%) .NET
3 231 (22.32%) XML
4 211 (20.39%) SOAP
5 196 (18.94%) REST
6 193 (18.65%) RESTful
7 175 (16.91%) HTML
8 168 (16.23%) JSON
9 160 (15.46%) Middleware
10 146 (14.11%) CSS
11 124 (11.98%) AngularJS
12 112 (10.82%) Spring
13 93 (8.99%) ASP.NET Web API
14 90 (8.70%) ASP.NET
15 86 (8.31%) HTML5
16 78 (7.54%) React
17 77 (7.44%) .NET Framework
18 61 (5.89%) Entity Framework
19 59 (5.70%) Java EE
20 58 (5.60%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 66 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
2 63 (6.09%) Greenfield Project
3 61 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (4.35%) User Experience
5 27 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
6 25 (2.42%) Client/Server
7 20 (1.93%) Replication
8 18 (1.74%) N-Tier
9 17 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
9 17 (1.64%) Public Cloud
10 16 (1.55%) Data Centre
11 15 (1.45%) Management Information System
12 13 (1.26%) Mobile App
13 11 (1.06%) NHS
14 10 (0.97%) Cloud Native
14 10 (0.97%) Derivative
15 9 (0.87%) Equity Derivative
15 9 (0.87%) PKI
15 9 (0.87%) Robotics
15 9 (0.87%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 91 (8.79%) Linux
2 67 (6.47%) Unix
3 63 (6.09%) Windows
4 13 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (0.97%) Windows 10
6 7 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.58%) Android
7 6 (0.58%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.39%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.39%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.19%) CentOS
9 2 (0.19%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.097%) AIX
10 1 (0.097%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.097%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.097%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.097%) Solaris
10 1 (0.097%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.097%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 581 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
2 323 (31.21%) Microservices
3 292 (28.21%) TDD
4 205 (19.81%) DevOps
5 171 (16.52%) Scrum
6 152 (14.69%) Continuous Integration
7 120 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
8 114 (11.01%) Test Automation
9 105 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
10 97 (9.37%) MVC
11 93 (8.99%) OO
12 92 (8.89%) Migration
12 92 (8.89%) Unit Testing
13 88 (8.50%) Project Delivery
14 87 (8.41%) Continuous Improvement
14 87 (8.41%) Software Engineering
15 83 (8.02%) BDD
16 79 (7.63%) SOLID
17 76 (7.34%) Programme Management
18 75 (7.25%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 352 (34.01%) Java
2 230 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 224 (21.64%) SQL
4 204 (19.71%) C#
5 78 (7.54%) Python
6 73 (7.05%) Java 8
7 62 (5.99%) PL/SQL
8 51 (4.93%) TypeScript
9 36 (3.48%) PowerShell
10 26 (2.51%) XPath
11 23 (2.22%) Scala
12 17 (1.64%) ES6
13 16 (1.55%) C
13 16 (1.55%) PHP
13 16 (1.55%) Shell Script
14 15 (1.45%) Ruby
14 15 (1.45%) XQuery
15 14 (1.35%) Go
16 12 (1.16%) T-SQL
17 11 (1.06%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 95 (9.18%) Security Cleared
2 74 (7.15%) SC Cleared
3 53 (5.12%) Degree
4 12 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (1.16%) DV Cleared
5 9 (0.87%) CISSP
5 9 (0.87%) TOGAF Certification
6 7 (0.68%) CISMP
7 4 (0.39%) CCIE
7 4 (0.39%) CCNA
7 4 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.19%) CCNP
8 2 (0.19%) HNC
8 2 (0.19%) MCSE
8 2 (0.19%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.097%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.097%) MBA
9 1 (0.097%) MOS
9 1 (0.097%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (5.60%) QA
2 8 (0.77%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.48%) HL7
4 4 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.39%) PSD2
4 4 (0.39%) SLA
5 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.19%) PMO
6 1 (0.097%) GDPR
6 1 (0.097%) NIST
6 1 (0.097%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.097%) SEPA
System Software
1 72 (6.96%) Docker
2 29 (2.80%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.29%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.29%) OpenAM
3 3 (0.29%) OpenDJ
3 3 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.097%) GridGain
5 1 (0.097%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.097%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.097%) vCloud
5 1 (0.097%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.097%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 39 (3.77%) Kubernetes
2 24 (2.32%) Puppet
3 21 (2.03%) Ansible
4 18 (1.74%) Terraform
5 16 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
6 14 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (1.16%) Control-M
8 6 (0.58%) ZABBIX
9 5 (0.48%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.48%) Packer
10 4 (0.39%) Ambari
10 4 (0.39%) CloudHub
10 4 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.39%) Istio
10 4 (0.39%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.29%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.29%) TIBCO Hawk
12 2 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.19%) SCOM
Vendors
1 238 (23.00%) Oracle
2 131 (12.66%) Microsoft
3 111 (10.72%) SAP
4 60 (5.80%) WSO2
5 52 (5.02%) MuleSoft
5 52 (5.02%) TIBCO
6 50 (4.83%) IBM
7 32 (3.09%) Talend
8 27 (2.61%) Pega
9 26 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
10 22 (2.13%) Google
11 19 (1.84%) Dell
11 19 (1.84%) webMethods
12 15 (1.45%) Workday
13 14 (1.35%) BMC
13 14 (1.35%) Cisco
14 12 (1.16%) Red Hat
14 12 (1.16%) Sparx
15 11 (1.06%) Databricks
15 11 (1.06%) Tableau