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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 108 90
Rank change year-on-year -18 -18  
Contract jobs citing SOA 814 1044 1117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.94% 2.09% 2.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 2.52% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 631 698
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £350 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £57.75 £35.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.07% +62.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £44.40 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £62.50 £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.20 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.33% +40.89%  

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 34952 41419 38984
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.24% 82.90% 79.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 23201 27556 24587
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 871 989 1142
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.21 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £53.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -8 366 £475 - 135
South East +7 150 £438 +2.94% 36
East of England +1 121 £515 +3.00% 19
Yorkshire -23 43 £380 -20.00% 12
South West +3 34 £450 +5.88% 11
West Midlands -8 33 £475 +15.15% 13
East Midlands +4 28 £425 -5.55% 6
North West -14 28 £364 -21.35% 15
North East -13 11 £340 +13.33% 7
Midlands +7 3 £525 -4.54%
SOA
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 763 (48.75%) Agile Software Development
2 632 (40.38%) Java
3 519 (33.16%) Oracle
4 498 (31.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 463 (29.58%) Web Services
6 429 (27.41%) TDD
7 386 (24.66%) JavaScript
8 351 (22.43%) Scrum
9 338 (21.60%) SQL
10 329 (21.02%) Finance
11 319 (20.38%) .NET
12 318 (20.32%) XML
13 297 (18.98%) REST
14 277 (17.70%) Middleware
14 277 (17.70%) Continuous Integration
15 274 (17.51%) HTML
16 264 (16.87%) Spring
17 257 (16.42%) J2EE
18 247 (15.78%) Git (software)
19 239 (15.27%) OO
20 231 (14.76%) SOAP
20 231 (14.76%) Microservices
21 218 (13.93%) C#
22 215 (13.74%) SQL Server
23 212 (13.55%) CSS
24 197 (12.59%) MVC
25 188 (12.01%) JSON
25 188 (12.01%) Jenkins
26 185 (11.82%) Linux
27 179 (11.44%) RESTful

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
1 498 (31.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 115 (7.35%) WebLogic
3 89 (5.69%) Confluence
4 74 (4.73%) JBoss
5 67 (4.28%) Oracle Service Bus
6 63 (4.03%) WebSphere
7 59 (3.77%) Mule
8 55 (3.51%) Apache
9 50 (3.19%) Tomcat
10 41 (2.62%) CMS
11 37 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
12 28 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
13 26 (1.66%) SharePoint
14 24 (1.53%) Oracle Workflow
15 23 (1.47%) Mule ESB
16 22 (1.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 21 (1.34%) Apache Solr
17 21 (1.34%) Apache Spark
18 20 (1.28%) Anypoint
19 19 (1.21%) OpenStack
Applications
1 58 (3.71%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.34%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.51%) MS Office
3 8 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
5 5 (0.32%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.13%) MS Project
8 1 (0.064%) Simulink
8 1 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.064%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 57 (3.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 56 (3.58%) Oracle BPM
3 38 (2.43%) Oracle EBS
4 29 (1.85%) Oracle EBS R12
5 25 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
6 16 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
6 16 (1.02%) Payment Gateway
7 11 (0.70%) BusinessWorks
8 10 (0.64%) Adobe Campaign
8 10 (0.64%) Oracle iRecruitment
9 7 (0.45%) SAP MDM
10 6 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
10 6 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
10 6 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
11 3 (0.19%) Oracle ASCP
11 3 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
11 3 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.19%) Oracle Utilities
12 2 (0.13%) Eloqua
12 2 (0.13%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 135 (8.63%) Amazon AWS
2 126 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (4.60%) PaaS
4 47 (3.00%) SaaS
5 46 (2.94%) IaaS
6 42 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
8 18 (1.15%) Amazon S3
9 14 (0.89%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 12 (0.77%) CloudFront
10 12 (0.77%) IBM Cloud
10 12 (0.77%) Office 365
11 11 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
11 11 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
11 11 (0.70%) Route 53
12 10 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 10 (0.64%) Google Analytics
12 10 (0.64%) Oracle CX
13 9 (0.58%) Amazon Kinesis
14 8 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 87 (5.56%) HTTP
2 55 (3.51%) Internet
2 55 (3.51%) SSL
3 44 (2.81%) TCP/IP
4 29 (1.85%) Firewall
5 23 (1.47%) Intranet
6 20 (1.28%) VPN
7 19 (1.21%) LDAP
7 19 (1.21%) WAN
8 18 (1.15%) FTP
8 18 (1.15%) LAN
9 16 (1.02%) DNS
10 15 (0.96%) Network Security
11 14 (0.89%) DVB
12 12 (0.77%) IPsec
13 11 (0.70%) SAN
14 10 (0.64%) Extranet
14 10 (0.64%) HTTPS
14 10 (0.64%) SMS
14 10 (0.64%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (13.74%) SQL Server
2 132 (8.43%) Oracle Database
3 131 (8.37%) NoSQL
3 131 (8.37%) Relational Database
4 92 (5.88%) MongoDB
5 79 (5.05%) Big Data
6 67 (4.28%) Oracle Database 11g
7 51 (3.26%) MySQL
8 45 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
9 41 (2.62%) Oracle Database 12c
10 40 (2.56%) Hadoop
11 36 (2.30%) DB2
11 36 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 35 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
13 31 (1.98%) Oracle Database 10g
13 31 (1.98%) RDBMS
14 30 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
15 29 (1.85%) Oracle ODI
16 23 (1.47%) Endeca
17 22 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 247 (15.78%) Git (software)
2 188 (12.01%) Jenkins
3 151 (9.65%) JIRA
4 138 (8.82%) Maven
5 108 (6.90%) Subversion
6 70 (4.47%) JUnit
7 53 (3.39%) Selenium
8 51 (3.26%) SoapUI
9 46 (2.94%) Ant
10 44 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
11 39 (2.49%) Eclipse
12 37 (2.36%) Mockito
13 35 (2.24%) Visual Studio
14 33 (2.11%) Cucumber
15 32 (2.04%) Gradle
16 26 (1.66%) TeamCity
17 25 (1.60%) NUnit
18 24 (1.53%) IntelliJ
19 19 (1.21%) JIRA Agile
19 19 (1.21%) Spock
General
1 329 (21.02%) Finance
2 141 (9.01%) Banking
3 122 (7.80%) Retail
4 93 (5.94%) Marketing
5 86 (5.50%) Telecoms
6 63 (4.03%) Manufacturing
7 57 (3.64%) Electronics
8 30 (1.92%) Back Office
9 25 (1.60%) Investment Banking
10 20 (1.28%) Front Office
11 16 (1.02%) Legal
12 15 (0.96%) Advertising
13 11 (0.70%) Games
13 11 (0.70%) Publishing
14 8 (0.51%) Military
15 7 (0.45%) Billing
16 6 (0.38%) Law
16 6 (0.38%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 676 (43.19%) Developer
2 520 (33.23%) Architect
3 249 (15.91%) Java Developer
4 218 (13.93%) Solutions Architect
5 115 (7.35%) .NET Developer
6 103 (6.58%) Senior Developer
7 102 (6.52%) C# Developer
8 81 (5.18%) C# .NET Developer
9 68 (4.35%) Integration Architect
10 66 (4.22%) Technical Architect
11 62 (3.96%) SOA Developer
12 60 (3.83%) Oracle Developer
13 58 (3.71%) Consultant
14 56 (3.58%) Agile Developer
15 52 (3.32%) Data Architect
16 48 (3.07%) Java Architect
16 48 (3.07%) SOA Architect
17 47 (3.00%) Cloud Architect
18 46 (2.94%) DBA
18 46 (2.94%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 463 (29.58%) Web Services
2 319 (20.38%) .NET
3 318 (20.32%) XML
4 297 (18.98%) REST
5 277 (17.70%) Middleware
6 274 (17.51%) HTML
7 264 (16.87%) Spring
8 257 (16.42%) J2EE
9 231 (14.76%) SOAP
10 212 (13.55%) CSS
11 188 (12.01%) JSON
12 179 (11.44%) AngularJS
12 179 (11.44%) RESTful
13 143 (9.14%) HTML5
14 136 (8.69%) Hibernate
15 122 (7.80%) jQuery
16 117 (7.48%) JMS
17 114 (7.28%) Node.js
18 110 (7.03%) XSLT
19 108 (6.90%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 106 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (5.94%) Enterprise Software
3 76 (4.86%) Computer Science
4 51 (3.26%) Virtual Team
5 45 (2.88%) User Experience
6 44 (2.81%) Data Centre
7 31 (1.98%) Mobile App
7 31 (1.98%) Social Media
8 27 (1.73%) iPad
9 26 (1.66%) Management Information System
10 19 (1.21%) Data Structures
11 18 (1.15%) N-Tier
12 17 (1.09%) Cloud Native
13 15 (0.96%) Digital TV
13 15 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 15 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
13 15 (0.96%) Private Cloud
14 14 (0.89%) Clustering
14 14 (0.89%) MPEG
14 14 (0.89%) STB
Operating Systems
1 185 (11.82%) Linux
2 136 (8.69%) Unix
3 124 (7.92%) Windows
4 23 (1.47%) AIX
5 22 (1.41%) Windows Server
6 20 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (1.21%) Ubuntu
8 16 (1.02%) Android
9 14 (0.89%) Mac OS X
10 10 (0.64%) CoreOS
11 8 (0.51%) CentOS
11 8 (0.51%) Solaris
12 7 (0.45%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.19%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
14 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.13%) MVS
15 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 763 (48.75%) Agile Software Development
2 429 (27.41%) TDD
3 351 (22.43%) Scrum
4 277 (17.70%) Continuous Integration
5 239 (15.27%) OO
6 231 (14.76%) Microservices
7 197 (12.59%) MVC
8 178 (11.37%) DevOps
9 157 (10.03%) SDLC
10 142 (9.07%) Kanban
11 140 (8.95%) BDD
12 134 (8.56%) TOGAF
13 133 (8.50%) Business Intelligence
14 132 (8.43%) Open Source
15 127 (8.12%) E-Commerce
16 107 (6.84%) Data Modelling
17 105 (6.71%) Enterprise Architecture
17 105 (6.71%) Software Engineering
17 105 (6.71%) UML
18 100 (6.39%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 632 (40.38%) Java
2 386 (24.66%) JavaScript
3 338 (21.60%) SQL
4 218 (13.93%) C#
5 87 (5.56%) PL/SQL
6 81 (5.18%) Python
6 81 (5.18%) Scala
7 49 (3.13%) Perl
8 48 (3.07%) XPath
9 46 (2.94%) T-SQL
10 44 (2.81%) C
11 40 (2.56%) Ruby
12 37 (2.36%) C++
13 31 (1.98%) Groovy
14 29 (1.85%) PHP
15 20 (1.28%) PowerShell
16 16 (1.02%) Apex Code
17 15 (0.96%) ActionScript
17 15 (0.96%) R
18 14 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 103 (6.58%) Degree
2 94 (6.01%) Security Cleared
3 70 (4.47%) SC Cleared
4 29 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 19 (1.21%) Sun Certification
6 12 (0.77%) ISEB
7 10 (0.64%) DV Cleared
7 10 (0.64%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.45%) CCIE
9 7 (0.45%) JNCIE
10 6 (0.38%) BC Cleared
10 6 (0.38%) OCPJP
11 4 (0.26%) CISSP
11 4 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.19%) Chartered Engineer
12 3 (0.19%) HNC
12 3 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.19%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (4.73%) QA
2 14 (0.89%) Data Quality
2 14 (0.89%) SLA
3 7 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.38%) HL7
4 6 (0.38%) PMO
5 5 (0.32%) SEPA
6 4 (0.26%) ISO20022
6 4 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.19%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.13%) FedRAMP
8 2 (0.13%) GDPR
8 2 (0.13%) SDET
9 1 (0.064%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.064%) MiFID
9 1 (0.064%) P3O
9 1 (0.064%) RMADS
9 1 (0.064%) WCAG
System Software
1 85 (5.43%) Docker
2 16 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
3 14 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.51%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.38%) vSphere
7 5 (0.32%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.26%) vCloud
9 3 (0.19%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.064%) HDFS
11 1 (0.064%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.064%) Oracle Clusterware
11 1 (0.064%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.064%) Xen
11 1 (0.064%) XenApp
11 1 (0.064%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 51 (3.26%) Puppet
2 50 (3.19%) Ansible
3 43 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (1.79%) MOM
5 25 (1.60%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 16 (1.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 13 (0.83%) Kibana
8 8 (0.51%) Kubernetes
8 8 (0.51%) OpenSSO
8 8 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Management
9 7 (0.45%) Data Guard
9 7 (0.45%) logstash
9 7 (0.45%) Terraform
10 5 (0.32%) OpenAM
11 4 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.26%) Nagios
12 3 (0.19%) Grafana
12 3 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
12 3 (0.19%) StatsD
Vendors
1 519 (33.16%) Oracle
2 152 (9.71%) Microsoft
3 104 (6.65%) SAP
4 98 (6.26%) IBM
5 69 (4.41%) WSO2
6 68 (4.35%) Adobe
7 61 (3.90%) MuleSoft
8 52 (3.32%) Salesforce.com
9 35 (2.24%) TIBCO
10 26 (1.66%) ATG
11 24 (1.53%) Google
11 24 (1.53%) Sybase
12 23 (1.47%) Informatica
13 19 (1.21%) Pega
13 19 (1.21%) Red Hat
14 18 (1.15%) BEA
14 18 (1.15%) Cisco
14 18 (1.15%) VMware
14 18 (1.15%) webMethods
15 16 (1.02%) Atlassian
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Swindon, Wiltshire
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