Period
to 1 June 2020

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 1 June 2020 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
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 219 199 152
Rank change year-on-year -20 -47 -16
Contract jobs citing SOA 484 1,240 1,681
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.18% 1.48% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.69% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 874 1,218
Median daily rate £525 £525 £501
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.90% +3.20%
10th Percentile £400 £413 £363
90th Percentile £675 £650 £620
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 1
Median hourly rate £53.00 £35.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.43% -25.53% -1.05%
UK median hourly rate £53.00 £35.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year +51.43% -25.53% -1.05%

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 35,228 73,164 81,026
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.78% 87.60% 87.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,558 48,641 53,784
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,168 1,910 2,141
Median hourly rate £28.75 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +13.64% -12.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.18
90th Percentile £53.08 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £24.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year +21.20% +12.51% -12.42%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SOA in England

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SOA in England.

Daily rate trend for SOA in England

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SOA in England over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SOA in England

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SOA in England.

Hourly rate trend for SOA in England

SOA
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SOA in England over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

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 1 June 2020. 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 -2 209 £525 -0.28% 23
South East +13 73 £495 -1.00% 8
North of England +56 67 £545 +14.74% 18
South West +36 53 £525 +10.53% 7
North West +57 49 £475 -1.55% 10
Midlands -1 44 £520 -0.95% 4
East of England -41 29 £525 - 1
West Midlands -9 25 £548 -0.45% 1
East Midlands +41 18 £515 +5.64% 3
Yorkshire +34 16 £618 +37.22% 6
North East +21 2 £588 +10.85% 2
SOA
UK

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, 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.

1 219 (45.25%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (43.39%) Oracle
3 208 (42.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 176 (36.36%) Web Services
5 166 (34.30%) Java
6 164 (33.88%) XML
7 147 (30.37%) SOAP
8 128 (26.45%) JSON
9 126 (26.03%) TDD
10 125 (25.83%) Middleware
11 122 (25.21%) Linux
12 117 (24.17%) SQL
13 111 (22.93%) Finance
13 111 (22.93%) REST
14 108 (22.31%) JavaScript
15 106 (21.90%) Azure
16 105 (21.69%) .NET
17 98 (20.25%) RESTful
18 96 (19.83%) Security Cleared
19 93 (19.21%) DevOps
19 93 (19.21%) Microservices
20 87 (17.98%) Microsoft
21 82 (16.94%) XSLT
22 81 (16.74%) Git (software)
23 80 (16.53%) SQL Server
23 80 (16.53%) Public Sector
24 79 (16.32%) HTML
25 77 (15.91%) C#
26 76 (15.70%) AWS
27 74 (15.29%) SC Cleared

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
1 208 (42.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 58 (11.98%) WebLogic
3 54 (11.16%) Red Hat Fuse
4 41 (8.47%) Oracle Service Bus
5 34 (7.02%) Mule
6 32 (6.61%) Confluence
7 26 (5.37%) Apache
8 21 (4.34%) Tomcat
9 16 (3.31%) JBoss
10 15 (3.10%) SharePoint
11 11 (2.27%) CMS
12 10 (2.07%) IIS
13 8 (1.65%) Apache ServiceMix
14 6 (1.24%) Cloud Foundry
14 6 (1.24%) Oracle Workflow
15 4 (0.83%) Anypoint
15 4 (0.83%) nginx
16 3 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
16 3 (0.62%) Mule ESB
16 3 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (0.83%) Chatbot
1 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.21%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 24 (4.96%) Oracle Applications
2 18 (3.72%) Oracle ERP
3 11 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (1.45%) Documaker
4 7 (1.45%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 5 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.83%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 4 (0.83%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.83%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.83%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 4 (0.83%) Oracle TCA
7 3 (0.62%) Maximo
7 3 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.41%) Magento
8 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.41%) Siebel CRM
9 1 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 106 (21.90%) Azure
2 76 (15.70%) AWS
3 55 (11.36%) SaaS
4 49 (10.12%) PaaS
5 24 (4.96%) Power Platform
6 21 (4.34%) IaaS
7 20 (4.13%) GCP
8 18 (3.72%) Boomi
9 17 (3.51%) Serverless
10 11 (2.27%) GitHub
10 11 (2.27%) Office 365
11 10 (2.07%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (1.65%) Amazon S3
13 7 (1.45%) Azure Data Factory
13 7 (1.45%) iPaaS
13 7 (1.45%) Logic Apps
14 6 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (1.24%) PowerApps
15 4 (0.83%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.58%) VPN
2 25 (5.17%) DNS
2 25 (5.17%) HTTP
3 21 (4.34%) DMZ
4 18 (3.72%) Firewall
5 12 (2.48%) FTP
6 10 (2.07%) TCP/IP
6 10 (2.07%) Unified Communications
7 9 (1.86%) WAN
8 8 (1.65%) LAN
8 8 (1.65%) VoIP
9 7 (1.45%) BGP
9 7 (1.45%) Cisco ISE
9 7 (1.45%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (1.45%) DMVPN
9 7 (1.45%) EIGRP
9 7 (1.45%) OSPF
9 7 (1.45%) SSL
9 7 (1.45%) Wireless
10 6 (1.24%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (16.53%) SQL Server
2 63 (13.02%) Oracle Database
3 50 (10.33%) Oracle ODI
4 35 (7.23%) Relational Database
5 32 (6.61%) Oracle Database 12c
6 31 (6.40%) NoSQL
7 30 (6.20%) Oracle Database 11g
8 26 (5.37%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (5.17%) MySQL
10 20 (4.13%) Oracle BI EE
11 18 (3.72%) MongoDB
11 18 (3.72%) Power BI
12 15 (3.10%) Big Data
13 14 (2.89%) Data Lake
14 11 (2.27%) RDBMS
15 10 (2.07%) SQL Server 2014
16 9 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
16 9 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 8 (1.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 81 (16.74%) Git (software)
2 49 (10.12%) Jenkins
3 44 (9.09%) Maven
4 39 (8.06%) JIRA
5 28 (5.79%) Subversion
6 23 (4.75%) Postman
7 22 (4.55%) SoapUI
7 22 (4.55%) TeamCity
8 18 (3.72%) Eclipse
8 18 (3.72%) GitLab
9 16 (3.31%) Moq
10 13 (2.69%) Cucumber
10 13 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (2.48%) Selenium
12 11 (2.27%) Visual Studio
13 8 (1.65%) JUnit
14 7 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
15 6 (1.24%) Ant
16 5 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 4 (0.83%) IntelliJ
General
1 111 (22.93%) Finance
2 80 (16.53%) Public Sector
3 49 (10.12%) Manufacturing
3 49 (10.12%) Marketing
3 49 (10.12%) Telecoms
4 46 (9.50%) Electronics
5 22 (4.55%) Front Office
6 12 (2.48%) Retail
7 9 (1.86%) Banking
8 4 (0.83%) Law
8 4 (0.83%) Military
9 3 (0.62%) Automotive
9 3 (0.62%) Games
9 3 (0.62%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.41%) Billing
10 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Back Office
11 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Legal
Job Titles
1 194 (40.08%) Developer
2 118 (24.38%) Architect
3 63 (13.02%) Java Developer
4 47 (9.71%) Senior Developer
5 45 (9.30%) .NET Developer
6 35 (7.23%) Senior Java Developer
7 32 (6.61%) Solutions Architect
8 27 (5.58%) C# Developer
8 27 (5.58%) DBA
8 27 (5.58%) Oracle DBA
9 25 (5.17%) React Developer
10 23 (4.75%) Integration Developer
11 22 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
11 22 (4.55%) Azure Developer
12 21 (4.34%) Consultant
12 21 (4.34%) DevOps Engineer
12 21 (4.34%) JavaScript Developer
13 20 (4.13%) HTML Developer
14 19 (3.93%) Front Office Developer
14 19 (3.93%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (36.36%) Web Services
2 164 (33.88%) XML
3 147 (30.37%) SOAP
4 128 (26.45%) JSON
5 125 (25.83%) Middleware
6 111 (22.93%) REST
7 105 (21.69%) .NET
8 98 (20.25%) RESTful
9 82 (16.94%) XSLT
10 79 (16.32%) HTML
11 70 (14.46%) Oracle Fusion
12 55 (11.36%) CSS
13 46 (9.50%) React
14 45 (9.30%) ASP.NET
15 43 (8.88%) Spring
16 39 (8.06%) Apache Camel
17 35 (7.23%) HTML5
17 35 (7.23%) Swagger
18 34 (7.02%) XSD
19 32 (6.61%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.61%) Enterprise Software
2 26 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.96%) Greenfield Project
3 24 (4.96%) User Experience
4 20 (4.13%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.10%) Fixed Income
5 15 (3.10%) Public Cloud
6 11 (2.27%) Cloud Native
7 8 (1.65%) PKI
8 6 (1.24%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.83%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.62%) Clustering
11 3 (0.62%) Replication
11 3 (0.62%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.41%) CMDB
12 2 (0.41%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.41%) Derivative
12 2 (0.41%) Life Science
12 2 (0.41%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 122 (25.21%) Linux
2 45 (9.30%) Windows
3 33 (6.82%) Unix
4 24 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (3.93%) Oracle Linux
5 19 (3.93%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.83%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.62%) Solaris
8 2 (0.41%) HPUX
8 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.41%) VMS
9 1 (0.21%) Android
9 1 (0.21%) CentOS
9 1 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (45.25%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (26.03%) TDD
3 93 (19.21%) DevOps
3 93 (19.21%) Microservices
4 73 (15.08%) Continuous Integration
5 71 (14.67%) Business Intelligence
6 64 (13.22%) Scrum
7 57 (11.78%) Problem-Solving
8 53 (10.95%) Programme Management
9 50 (10.33%) Test Automation
10 48 (9.92%) Unit Testing
11 47 (9.71%) OO
12 46 (9.50%) Digital Marketing
12 46 (9.50%) ERP
13 40 (8.26%) UML
14 34 (7.02%) Migration
15 32 (6.61%) EAI
15 32 (6.61%) TOGAF
16 31 (6.40%) MVC
17 30 (6.20%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 166 (34.30%) Java
2 117 (24.17%) SQL
3 108 (22.31%) JavaScript
4 77 (15.91%) C#
5 46 (9.50%) XPath
6 40 (8.26%) Shell Script
7 36 (7.44%) PL/SQL
8 33 (6.82%) Python
9 29 (5.99%) C
10 23 (4.75%) Java 8
11 22 (4.55%) T-SQL
11 22 (4.55%) XQuery
12 17 (3.51%) VB.NET
13 12 (2.48%) PowerShell
14 9 (1.86%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.86%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 8 (1.65%) ActionScript
15 8 (1.65%) ActionScript 2.0
15 8 (1.65%) Perl
16 6 (1.24%) C++
Qualifications
1 96 (19.83%) Security Cleared
2 74 (15.29%) SC Cleared
3 32 (6.61%) DV Cleared
4 25 (5.17%) Degree
5 8 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.45%) CCDP
7 6 (1.24%) CCIE
8 5 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.03%) CCDE
8 5 (1.03%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 5 (1.03%) CCNA
9 4 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.83%) ISEB
9 4 (0.83%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.62%) CCNP
10 3 (0.62%) CISSP
10 3 (0.62%) MCITP
10 3 (0.62%) MCP
10 3 (0.62%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (8.68%) QA
2 19 (3.93%) SLA
3 5 (1.03%) GDPR
4 4 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.83%) GxP
4 4 (0.83%) RMADS
4 4 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.62%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.62%) NCSC
6 2 (0.41%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.41%) TARGET2
7 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.21%) HL7
7 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (5.37%) Docker
2 19 (3.93%) Active Directory
3 15 (3.10%) Oracle RAC
4 8 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.03%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.03%) NFS
6 3 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.21%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.21%) LXC
8 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 25 (5.17%) Kubernetes
2 21 (4.34%) Single Sign-On
3 19 (3.93%) Ansible
4 18 (3.72%) Terraform
5 16 (3.31%) Puppet
6 12 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (1.65%) Data Guard
8 5 (1.03%) HP ALM
8 5 (1.03%) Oracle Identity Management
9 4 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.83%) Oracle ZFS
10 3 (0.62%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.41%) Jamf Pro
11 2 (0.41%) Kibana
11 2 (0.41%) logstash
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 1 (0.21%) Graylog
12 1 (0.21%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 210 (43.39%) Oracle
2 87 (17.98%) Microsoft
3 54 (11.16%) SAP
4 36 (7.44%) WSO2
5 35 (7.23%) Red Hat
6 32 (6.61%) Dell
7 24 (4.96%) Talend
8 19 (3.93%) Google
8 19 (3.93%) IBM
9 15 (3.10%) Cisco
9 15 (3.10%) DevExpress
9 15 (3.10%) RedGate
10 12 (2.48%) MuleSoft
11 9 (1.86%) VMware
12 8 (1.65%) Informatica
12 8 (1.65%) Juniper
12 8 (1.65%) SolarWinds
12 8 (1.65%) Xamarin
13 7 (1.45%) Splunk
13 7 (1.45%) Tableau