The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 28 April 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)
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 28 47
Rank change year-on-year +6 +19  
Contract jobs citing SOA 47 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 11.49% 5.18% 3.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.88% 6.40% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 12 10
Median daily rate £507 £400 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.81% -28.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £400 £503
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £628
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £475 £430
% change year-on-year -2.63% +10.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £38.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 £49.00 £38.43
% change year-on-year -1.02% +27.52%  

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 Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 365 344 396
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 89.24% 80.94% 76.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 173 211
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £498 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 50 34
Median hourly rate £37.00 £19.00 £40.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.73% -53.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.60 £16.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +2.77% +19.20%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Essex

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Essex over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Essex

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in Essex

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Southend-on-Sea -10 25 £525 +7.96% 4
Brentwood - 1 £284 -
SOA
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Essex region with a requirement for SOA.

1 84 (90.32%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (77.42%) TDD
3 61 (65.59%) Scrum
4 49 (52.69%) Java
5 44 (47.31%) DevOps
6 43 (46.24%) J2EE
7 42 (45.16%) Kanban
8 39 (41.94%) Middleware
9 38 (40.86%) Linux
9 38 (40.86%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (40.86%) Open Source
10 37 (39.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 37 (39.78%) Oracle
11 32 (34.41%) WSO2
12 31 (33.33%) Coaching
12 31 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
12 31 (33.33%) Marketing
13 29 (31.18%) Finance
13 29 (31.18%) User Stories
14 27 (29.03%) API Design
14 27 (29.03%) Subversion
14 27 (29.03%) Web Services
15 26 (27.96%) Manufacturing
15 26 (27.96%) Relational Database
16 25 (26.88%) Git (software)
16 25 (26.88%) Business Intelligence
17 24 (25.81%) XML
17 24 (25.81%) Jenkins
17 24 (25.81%) Virtual Team
18 23 (24.73%) Mentoring

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 37 (39.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 22 (23.66%) Apache
3 21 (22.58%) JBoss
4 15 (16.13%) Confluence
5 10 (10.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 10 (10.75%) WebSphere
6 7 (7.53%) Oracle Service Bus
6 7 (7.53%) WebLogic
7 6 (6.45%) Mule
8 5 (5.38%) CMS
9 1 (1.08%) IIS
9 1 (1.08%) Jetty
9 1 (1.08%) Mongrel
9 1 (1.08%) nginx
9 1 (1.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (24.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (8.60%) Adobe Campaign
3 6 (6.45%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.38%) Google Analytics
2 3 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.08%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 23 (24.73%) HTTP
1 23 (24.73%) SSL
2 21 (22.58%) TCP/IP
3 8 (8.60%) SMS
4 4 (4.30%) Intranet
5 1 (1.08%) DHCP
5 1 (1.08%) DNS
5 1 (1.08%) FTP
5 1 (1.08%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (27.96%) Relational Database
2 8 (8.60%) Big Data
3 4 (4.30%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.15%) QlikView
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (29.03%) Subversion
2 25 (26.88%) Git (software)
3 24 (25.81%) Jenkins
4 18 (19.35%) Maven
5 15 (16.13%) JIRA
6 11 (11.83%) JIRA Agile
6 11 (11.83%) SoapUI
7 9 (9.68%) Ant
8 1 (1.08%) Travis CI
General
1 31 (33.33%) Marketing
2 29 (31.18%) Finance
3 26 (27.96%) Manufacturing
4 23 (24.73%) Electronics
4 23 (24.73%) Telecoms
5 8 (8.60%) Legal
6 2 (2.15%) Automotive
6 2 (2.15%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (33.33%) Developer
2 20 (21.51%) Java Developer
3 17 (18.28%) Architect
4 14 (15.05%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (13.98%) Scrum Master
6 8 (8.60%) Agile Scrum Master
6 8 (8.60%) Digital Architect
6 8 (8.60%) Digital Marketing Architect
7 7 (7.53%) SOA Architect
8 6 (6.45%) Agile Coach
8 6 (6.45%) Technical Architect
8 6 (6.45%) Test Automation Specialist
8 6 (6.45%) Test Specialist
9 5 (5.38%) Digital Solutions Architect
9 5 (5.38%) Integration Developer
9 5 (5.38%) IT Architect
9 5 (5.38%) SOA Developer
9 5 (5.38%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (5.38%) UI Specialist
10 4 (4.30%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (46.24%) J2EE
2 39 (41.94%) Middleware
3 27 (29.03%) Web Services
4 24 (25.81%) XML
5 21 (22.58%) SOAP
6 15 (16.13%) JSON
7 13 (13.98%) XSLT
8 12 (12.90%) HTML
9 11 (11.83%) .NET
9 11 (11.83%) Ajax
9 11 (11.83%) CSS
9 11 (11.83%) HTML5
9 11 (11.83%) JSP
9 11 (11.83%) RESTful
9 11 (11.83%) Sass
9 11 (11.83%) XHTML
10 9 (9.68%) LESS
10 9 (9.68%) Swagger
11 8 (8.60%) XSD
12 6 (6.45%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 24 (25.81%) Virtual Team
2 12 (12.90%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (11.83%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (8.60%) Social Media
5 5 (5.38%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.08%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 38 (40.86%) Linux
2 18 (19.35%) Unix
3 15 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (7.53%) Mac OS X
5 5 (5.38%) Windows
6 4 (4.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (90.32%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (77.42%) TDD
3 61 (65.59%) Scrum
4 44 (47.31%) DevOps
5 42 (45.16%) Kanban
6 38 (40.86%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (40.86%) Open Source
7 31 (33.33%) Coaching
7 31 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
8 29 (31.18%) User Stories
9 27 (29.03%) API Design
10 25 (26.88%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (24.73%) Mentoring
11 23 (24.73%) Microservices
11 23 (24.73%) Programme Management
11 23 (24.73%) Software Engineering
12 20 (21.51%) Configuration Management
12 20 (21.51%) OO
13 15 (16.13%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (15.05%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 49 (52.69%) Java
2 14 (15.05%) Perl
3 13 (13.98%) JavaScript
4 12 (12.90%) C
5 10 (10.75%) XPath
6 7 (7.53%) SQL
7 6 (6.45%) Ruby
8 5 (5.38%) Python
9 3 (3.23%) Groovy
10 2 (2.15%) C#
10 2 (2.15%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.15%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.15%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.15%) VBScript
11 1 (1.08%) Scala
11 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (7.53%) BPSS Clearance
1 7 (7.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) QA
2 1 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.08%) MiFID
System Software
1 21 (22.58%) Docker
2 7 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.08%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (15.05%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (15.05%) Puppet
2 10 (10.75%) Ansible
Vendors
1 37 (39.78%) Oracle
2 32 (34.41%) WSO2
3 23 (24.73%) SAP
4 10 (10.75%) Adobe
5 9 (9.68%) IBM
6 7 (7.53%) VMware
7 6 (6.45%) Google
8 5 (5.38%) Omniture
9 3 (3.23%) FatWire
9 3 (3.23%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.08%) Red Hat
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