Period
to 20 November 2018

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 6 months to 20 November 2018 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)
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 6 36
Rank change year-on-year -28 +30 +8
Contract jobs citing SOA 119 198 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 10.96% 24.97% 5.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.34% 28.17% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 162 38
Essex median daily rate £525 £525 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.70% -14.55%
10th Percentile £513 £481 £350
90th Percentile £600 £600 £548
East of England median daily rate £525 £513 £463
% change year-on-year +2.44% +10.81% -11.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Essex median hourly rate - £40.00 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.43% +6.88%
East of England median hourly rate - £40.00 £42.75
% change year-on-year - -6.43% +6.88%

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 Essex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 964 703 752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 88.77% 88.65% 86.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 481 453
Essex median daily rate £500 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +42.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £225
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £438 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +3.55% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 63 142
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £31.03 £31.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.83% -1.41% -0.08%
10th Percentile £12.55 £11.94 £15.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £63.75 £43.68
East of England median hourly rate £17.84 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -40.53% -3.23% +30.53%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

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 6 months to 20 November 2018.

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 6 months to 20 November 2018. 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
Southend-on-Sea -34 17 £519 -5.68% 1
Brentwood +10 1 - -
Grays - 1 £550 -
SOA
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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 Essex region with a requirement for SOA.

1 101 (84.87%) TDD
2 97 (81.51%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (80.67%) Programme Management
3 96 (80.67%) Marketing
3 96 (80.67%) Telecoms
3 96 (80.67%) Finance
4 95 (79.83%) Manufacturing
4 95 (79.83%) Electronics
4 95 (79.83%) Business Intelligence
4 95 (79.83%) SAP
4 95 (79.83%) Digital Marketing
5 94 (78.99%) Web Services
6 92 (77.31%) Greenfield Project
7 88 (73.95%) SOAP
8 79 (66.39%) Java
9 76 (63.87%) Middleware
10 72 (60.50%) RESTful
11 61 (51.26%) WSO2
12 60 (50.42%) XML
13 58 (48.74%) Oracle
13 58 (48.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 56 (47.06%) Apache Camel
14 56 (47.06%) Mule
15 55 (46.22%) Oracle Service Bus
16 50 (42.02%) Scrum
17 46 (38.66%) JSON
18 40 (33.61%) Java 8
19 35 (29.41%) Maven
20 33 (27.73%) XPath
20 33 (27.73%) XSLT

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 58 (48.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 56 (47.06%) Mule
3 55 (46.22%) Oracle Service Bus
4 7 (5.88%) JBoss
5 6 (5.04%) Apache
6 5 (4.20%) Confluence
7 1 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.84%) CMS
7 1 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.84%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.84%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 24 (20.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.84%) AtomSphere
2 1 (0.84%) Boomi
2 1 (0.84%) GitHub
2 1 (0.84%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.84%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.36%) HTTP
2 3 (2.52%) SSL
2 3 (2.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.68%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.84%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.84%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 35 (29.41%) Maven
2 21 (17.65%) Jenkins
3 19 (15.97%) SoapUI
4 16 (13.45%) Git (software)
5 9 (7.56%) JMeter
6 8 (6.72%) JIRA
7 6 (5.04%) Selenium
8 5 (4.20%) Cucumber
8 5 (4.20%) JUnit
8 5 (4.20%) Zephyr
9 4 (3.36%) JIRA Agile
9 4 (3.36%) Subversion
10 1 (0.84%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.84%) Gradle
10 1 (0.84%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.84%) NeoLoad
General
1 96 (80.67%) Finance
1 96 (80.67%) Marketing
1 96 (80.67%) Telecoms
2 95 (79.83%) Electronics
2 95 (79.83%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.84%) Banking
3 1 (0.84%) Law
3 1 (0.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (53.78%) Developer
2 45 (37.82%) Senior Developer
3 41 (34.45%) Java Developer
4 40 (33.61%) Integration Developer
5 24 (20.17%) SOA Developer
6 23 (19.33%) Senior Java Developer
7 18 (15.13%) Agile Developer
8 17 (14.29%) Senior Agile Developer
9 16 (13.45%) Tester
10 14 (11.76%) Lead Developer
10 14 (11.76%) Lead Java Developer
11 13 (10.92%) Automation Tester
11 13 (10.92%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (8.40%) Business Analyst
12 10 (8.40%) Technical Business Analyst
13 8 (6.72%) Java Automation Tester
14 7 (5.88%) Analyst
14 7 (5.88%) Architect
14 7 (5.88%) Product Owner
15 6 (5.04%) Technical Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (78.99%) Web Services
2 88 (73.95%) SOAP
3 76 (63.87%) Middleware
4 72 (60.50%) RESTful
5 60 (50.42%) XML
6 56 (47.06%) Apache Camel
7 46 (38.66%) JSON
8 33 (27.73%) Swagger
8 33 (27.73%) WireMock
8 33 (27.73%) XSLT
9 16 (13.45%) REST
10 9 (7.56%) WSDL
11 6 (5.04%) JMS
12 5 (4.20%) J2EE
13 4 (3.36%) Spring
13 4 (3.36%) XML Schema
14 3 (2.52%) Lambda Expressions
15 2 (1.68%) CSS
15 2 (1.68%) Sass
15 2 (1.68%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 92 (77.31%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (4.20%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (1.68%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.84%) Clustering
4 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.84%) PKI
4 1 (0.84%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.52%) Linux
2 2 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.84%) Solaris
3 1 (0.84%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (84.87%) TDD
2 97 (81.51%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (80.67%) Programme Management
4 95 (79.83%) Business Intelligence
4 95 (79.83%) Digital Marketing
5 50 (42.02%) Scrum
6 23 (19.33%) DevOps
7 19 (15.97%) Open Source
7 19 (15.97%) Test Automation
8 18 (15.13%) API Testing
9 16 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (13.45%) Deployment Automation
10 14 (11.76%) Configuration Management
11 12 (10.08%) Business Analysis
12 8 (6.72%) Kanban
12 8 (6.72%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 7 (5.88%) Microservices
13 7 (5.88%) SDET
13 7 (5.88%) User Stories
14 6 (5.04%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (66.39%) Java
2 40 (33.61%) Java 8
3 33 (27.73%) XPath
4 13 (10.92%) Groovy
5 10 (8.40%) Java 9
6 5 (4.20%) Perl
7 4 (3.36%) SQL
8 2 (1.68%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.84%) C
9 1 (0.84%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (1.68%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.84%) Degree
2 1 (0.84%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.84%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.52%) Docker
2 2 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (16.81%) Ansible
2 8 (6.72%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (6.72%) Puppet
3 7 (5.88%) Terraform
4 1 (0.84%) Kibana
4 1 (0.84%) logstash
4 1 (0.84%) Mesos
4 1 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 95 (79.83%) SAP
2 61 (51.26%) WSO2
3 58 (48.74%) Oracle
4 9 (7.56%) Talend
5 1 (0.84%) Adobe
5 1 (0.84%) Dell
5 1 (0.84%) Google
5 1 (0.84%) IBM
5 1 (0.84%) Omniture