Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 142 116
Rank change year-on-year +9 -26 -12
Contract jobs citing SOA 1855 1830 2156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.96% 1.87% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 2.22% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1293 1184 1434
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
10th Percentile £356 £320 £323
90th Percentile £625 £634 £631
UK median daily rate £500 £468 £475
% change year-on-year +6.95% -1.58% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 22
England median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £39.65 £37.25 £23.55
90th Percentile £41.98 £57.50 £54.25
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +3.03%

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 80259 82302 85123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.62% 84.16% 81.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 54003 54838 56099
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1880 2151 2525
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -25 818 £500 +5.26% 131
East of England +40 330 £513 +9.92% 13
South East -9 302 £480 +6.67% 27
North of England -5 196 £425 -8.36% 33
Midlands +67 138 £535 +22.29% 23
Yorkshire +4 96 £440 -7.37% 9
West Midlands +67 81 £535 +29.70% 22
North West -29 75 £400 -11.11% 18
South West -2 59 £475 -13.64% 20
East Midlands +13 56 £550 +37.50% 1
North East +53 28 £400 +36.99% 6
SOA
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 1156 (62.32%) Agile Software Development
2 704 (37.95%) Java
3 636 (34.29%) TDD
4 520 (28.03%) Web Services
5 514 (27.71%) Scrum
6 504 (27.17%) Finance
7 489 (26.36%) Oracle
8 473 (25.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 439 (23.67%) Microservices
10 400 (21.56%) JavaScript
11 363 (19.57%) XML
12 356 (19.19%) .NET
13 336 (18.11%) Git (software)
14 331 (17.84%) SQL
15 325 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
16 324 (17.47%) Middleware
16 324 (17.47%) Spring
17 307 (16.55%) SOAP
17 307 (16.55%) REST
18 294 (15.85%) C#
19 290 (15.63%) HTML
20 285 (15.36%) Jenkins
21 283 (15.26%) RESTful
22 282 (15.20%) DevOps
23 279 (15.04%) Maven
24 265 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
25 241 (12.99%) BDD
26 240 (12.94%) JIRA
27 238 (12.83%) MVC
28 235 (12.67%) AngularJS

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
1 473 (25.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 173 (9.33%) Confluence
3 117 (6.31%) Oracle Service Bus
4 107 (5.77%) JBoss
5 102 (5.50%) Mule
6 100 (5.39%) WebLogic
7 71 (3.83%) WebSphere
8 62 (3.34%) CMS
9 55 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
10 53 (2.86%) Tomcat
11 49 (2.64%) Apache
12 33 (1.78%) Apache Spark
13 29 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
14 25 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
14 25 (1.35%) IIS
15 23 (1.24%) OpenStack
16 22 (1.19%) Apache Solr
17 20 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
18 17 (0.92%) SharePoint
18 17 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 12 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (0.65%) MS Visio
1 12 (0.65%) OmniGraffle
2 8 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.16%) Simulink
4 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.11%) SPSS
5 1 (0.054%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 49 (2.64%) Oracle BPM
2 42 (2.26%) Oracle EBS
3 25 (1.35%) Payment Gateway
4 21 (1.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 17 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
6 13 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
7 11 (0.59%) Oracle Utilities
8 10 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
9 9 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
9 9 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 8 (0.43%) Siebel CRM
11 6 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
11 6 (0.32%) Oracle iProcurement
11 6 (0.32%) RMDS
12 4 (0.22%) OpenText Process Suite
12 4 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
12 4 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
12 4 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
12 4 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 265 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 222 (11.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (4.37%) PaaS
4 77 (4.15%) SaaS
5 72 (3.88%) Cloud Computing
6 63 (3.40%) IaaS
7 22 (1.19%) GitHub
8 19 (1.02%) OpenShift
9 18 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
10 16 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
10 16 (0.86%) Serverless
10 16 (0.86%) Slack
11 15 (0.81%) npm
12 13 (0.70%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 13 (0.70%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 13 (0.70%) Trello
13 12 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
14 10 (0.54%) Heroku
14 10 (0.54%) Office 365
15 9 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 63 (3.40%) HTTP
2 59 (3.18%) SSL
3 49 (2.64%) TCP/IP
4 34 (1.83%) LDAP
5 30 (1.62%) Internet
6 23 (1.24%) LAN
6 23 (1.24%) WAN
7 19 (1.02%) Firewall
8 15 (0.81%) DNS
9 14 (0.75%) FTP
9 14 (0.75%) Intranet
10 12 (0.65%) Kerberos
11 11 (0.59%) AMQP
12 8 (0.43%) SAN
12 8 (0.43%) VPN
13 6 (0.32%) Extranet
13 6 (0.32%) NAS
13 6 (0.32%) SMS
14 5 (0.27%) Network Security
15 4 (0.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (12.02%) SQL Server
2 145 (7.82%) Relational Database
3 132 (7.12%) MongoDB
4 128 (6.90%) NoSQL
5 111 (5.98%) Oracle Database
6 79 (4.26%) MySQL
7 71 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
8 56 (3.02%) Big Data
8 56 (3.02%) Hadoop
9 51 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
10 49 (2.64%) RDBMS
11 34 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
12 31 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
12 31 (1.67%) Endeca
13 29 (1.56%) Redis
14 26 (1.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 25 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 24 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
16 24 (1.29%) DB2
16 24 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 336 (18.11%) Git (software)
2 285 (15.36%) Jenkins
3 279 (15.04%) Maven
4 240 (12.94%) JIRA
5 158 (8.52%) Subversion
6 139 (7.49%) JUnit
7 90 (4.85%) Selenium
7 90 (4.85%) SoapUI
8 65 (3.50%) Eclipse
9 63 (3.40%) IntelliJ
10 61 (3.29%) TeamCity
11 60 (3.23%) Cucumber
12 58 (3.13%) gulp
12 58 (3.13%) Mockito
13 55 (2.96%) Grunt
14 49 (2.64%) Ant
15 37 (1.99%) Hudson
15 37 (1.99%) Octopus Deploy
16 36 (1.94%) Visual Studio
17 35 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 504 (27.17%) Finance
2 177 (9.54%) Banking
3 160 (8.63%) Telecoms
4 145 (7.82%) Marketing
5 124 (6.68%) Manufacturing
6 123 (6.63%) Electronics
7 111 (5.98%) Retail
8 25 (1.35%) Law
9 24 (1.29%) Front Office
10 23 (1.24%) Investment Banking
11 21 (1.13%) Games
12 17 (0.92%) Publishing
13 14 (0.75%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.70%) Retail Banking
15 12 (0.65%) Back Office
16 11 (0.59%) Billing
17 9 (0.49%) Advertising
18 8 (0.43%) Legal
19 7 (0.38%) Automotive
19 7 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 876 (47.22%) Developer
2 503 (27.12%) Architect
3 304 (16.39%) Java Developer
4 246 (13.26%) Solutions Architect
5 190 (10.24%) Senior Developer
6 150 (8.09%) .NET Developer
7 110 (5.93%) C# Developer
8 108 (5.82%) Agile Developer
9 98 (5.28%) Integration Developer
10 91 (4.91%) SOA Developer
11 84 (4.53%) DevOps Engineer
12 69 (3.72%) Designer
13 68 (3.67%) Cloud Architect
14 65 (3.50%) Technical Architect
15 60 (3.23%) Lead Developer
16 55 (2.96%) C# .NET Developer
16 55 (2.96%) Oracle Developer
17 51 (2.75%) Analyst
18 49 (2.64%) Digital Architect
19 47 (2.53%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 520 (28.03%) Web Services
2 363 (19.57%) XML
3 356 (19.19%) .NET
4 324 (17.47%) Middleware
4 324 (17.47%) Spring
5 307 (16.55%) REST
5 307 (16.55%) SOAP
6 290 (15.63%) HTML
7 283 (15.26%) RESTful
8 235 (12.67%) AngularJS
9 225 (12.13%) JSON
10 205 (11.05%) CSS
11 190 (10.24%) J2EE
12 183 (9.87%) HTML5
13 136 (7.33%) XSLT
14 133 (7.17%) React
15 130 (7.01%) Hibernate
16 123 (6.63%) Apache Camel
17 114 (6.15%) ASP.NET
18 110 (5.93%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 172 (9.27%) Enterprise Software
2 146 (7.87%) Greenfield Project
3 87 (4.69%) User Experience
4 84 (4.53%) Mobile App
5 74 (3.99%) Computer Science
6 69 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (1.83%) N-Tier
7 34 (1.83%) Social Media
8 33 (1.78%) iPad
9 32 (1.73%) Management Information System
10 30 (1.62%) Virtual Team
11 27 (1.46%) DataPower
12 24 (1.29%) Private Cloud
13 19 (1.02%) Data Centre
13 19 (1.02%) Public Cloud
14 18 (0.97%) Fintech
15 15 (0.81%) Equities
15 15 (0.81%) Online Games
16 13 (0.70%) Derivative
17 12 (0.65%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 225 (12.13%) Linux
2 148 (7.98%) Unix
3 125 (6.74%) Windows
4 52 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 40 (2.16%) Android
6 39 (2.10%) Mac OS X
7 34 (1.83%) Apple iOS
8 18 (0.97%) Windows Server
9 12 (0.65%) Solaris
10 10 (0.54%) AIX
11 7 (0.38%) CentOS
12 4 (0.22%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.16%) HPUX
13 3 (0.16%) OS/390
13 3 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.054%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1156 (62.32%) Agile Software Development
2 636 (34.29%) TDD
3 514 (27.71%) Scrum
4 439 (23.67%) Microservices
5 325 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
6 282 (15.20%) DevOps
7 241 (12.99%) BDD
8 238 (12.83%) MVC
9 222 (11.97%) Kanban
10 218 (11.75%) Test Automation
11 186 (10.03%) Business Intelligence
12 175 (9.43%) OO
13 163 (8.79%) Software Engineering
14 155 (8.36%) Open Source
15 153 (8.25%) E-Commerce
16 149 (8.03%) Mentoring
17 140 (7.55%) Coaching
18 136 (7.33%) TOGAF
19 131 (7.06%) SOLID
20 129 (6.95%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 704 (37.95%) Java
2 400 (21.56%) JavaScript
3 331 (17.84%) SQL
4 294 (15.85%) C#
5 122 (6.58%) XPath
6 89 (4.80%) PL/SQL
7 88 (4.74%) Python
8 77 (4.15%) Groovy
9 58 (3.13%) Scala
10 43 (2.32%) T-SQL
11 38 (2.05%) Ruby
12 37 (1.99%) Perl
13 27 (1.46%) C
14 24 (1.29%) TypeScript
15 23 (1.24%) C++
16 22 (1.19%) PowerShell
17 21 (1.13%) PHP
17 21 (1.13%) R
18 20 (1.08%) Apex Code
19 18 (0.97%) Go
Qualifications
1 158 (8.52%) Degree
2 65 (3.50%) Security Cleared
3 47 (2.53%) SC Cleared
4 44 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (0.92%) Master's Degree
6 14 (0.75%) ISEB
6 14 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (0.65%) ISTQB
8 9 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.38%) MCP
10 4 (0.22%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.22%) CISM
10 4 (0.22%) CISSP
10 4 (0.22%) MCSD
11 3 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.16%) IBM Certification
11 3 (0.16%) OCPJP
12 2 (0.11%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.11%) MCITP
12 2 (0.11%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (6.85%) QA
2 21 (1.13%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.43%) COBIT
5 6 (0.32%) MiFID
5 6 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.27%) EMIR
6 5 (0.27%) FedRAMP
6 5 (0.27%) GDPR
7 4 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.22%) HL7
8 3 (0.16%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.11%) GCP
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.11%) PSD2
9 2 (0.11%) RosettaNet
10 1 (0.054%) FATCA
10 1 (0.054%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.054%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 162 (8.73%) Docker
2 27 (1.46%) Active Directory
2 27 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
4 13 (0.70%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.32%) vCloud
7 3 (0.16%) HDFS
7 3 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.11%) IAG
8 2 (0.11%) Xen
9 1 (0.054%) Varnish
9 1 (0.054%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 141 (7.60%) Puppet
2 85 (4.58%) Ansible
3 84 (4.53%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (1.78%) ZABBIX
5 22 (1.19%) MOM
6 21 (1.13%) Oracle Identity Management
7 19 (1.02%) Kibana
8 14 (0.75%) Kubernetes
9 13 (0.70%) Grafana
10 12 (0.65%) Ambari
11 10 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (0.54%) Nagios
11 10 (0.54%) Salt
12 9 (0.49%) Consul
12 9 (0.49%) Zipkin
13 8 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 8 (0.43%) StatsD
14 7 (0.38%) CA Single Sign-On
14 7 (0.38%) Terraform
15 6 (0.32%) Rancher
Vendors
1 489 (26.36%) Oracle
2 208 (11.21%) Microsoft
3 154 (8.30%) SAP
4 130 (7.01%) WSO2
5 119 (6.42%) IBM
6 64 (3.45%) MuleSoft
7 50 (2.70%) Red Hat
7 50 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
8 49 (2.64%) Atlassian
8 49 (2.64%) New Relic
9 38 (2.05%) Sybase
10 32 (1.73%) ATG
10 32 (1.73%) VMware
11 27 (1.46%) Splunk
11 27 (1.46%) TIBCO
12 25 (1.35%) Cisco
12 25 (1.35%) Google
13 20 (1.08%) OpenText
13 20 (1.08%) Sitecore
14 19 (1.02%) Adobe