Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 23 26
Rank change year-on-year +17 +3 +47
Contract jobs citing SOA 142 67 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 20.79% 8.46% 6.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 24.53% 9.70% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 58 43
Essex median daily rate £525 £475 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -13.64% +51.72%
10th Percentile £495 £338 £366
90th Percentile £638 £568 £600
East of England median daily rate £513 £463 £550
% change year-on-year +10.81% -15.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 9
Essex median hourly rate £39.75 £43.00 £56.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.56% -23.21% +12.00%
East of England median hourly rate £39.75 £43.00 £56.00
% change year-on-year -7.56% -23.21% +12.00%

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 579 691 887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 84.77% 87.25% 80.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 446 473
Essex median daily rate £500 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £305 £229 £240
90th Percentile £600 £530 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 110 149
Essex median hourly rate £33.17 £34.06 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +6.44% +52.38%
10th Percentile £15.75 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £45.00 £45.33
East of England median hourly rate £33.33 £33.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year +1.00% +10.92% +19.00%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -1 33 £625 +20.19% 5
Witham - 2 £519 -
Basildon - 1 £675 - 4
Brentwood - 1 - -
SOA
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 125 (88.03%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (78.87%) TDD
3 99 (69.72%) Middleware
4 89 (62.68%) Finance
5 82 (57.75%) Marketing
5 82 (57.75%) Digital Marketing
6 81 (57.04%) Programme Management
6 81 (57.04%) Manufacturing
6 81 (57.04%) Electronics
6 81 (57.04%) Telecoms
6 81 (57.04%) SAP
6 81 (57.04%) Business Intelligence
7 80 (56.34%) Greenfield Project
8 78 (54.93%) XML
9 76 (53.52%) Oracle
9 76 (53.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 74 (52.11%) JSON
11 73 (51.41%) WSO2
12 65 (45.77%) Maven
12 65 (45.77%) Scrum
13 63 (44.37%) Mule
13 63 (44.37%) Oracle Service Bus
14 62 (43.66%) XPath
14 62 (43.66%) SOAP
14 62 (43.66%) XSLT
14 62 (43.66%) Swagger
14 62 (43.66%) WireMock
15 61 (42.96%) Apache Camel
16 57 (40.14%) Web Services
17 47 (33.10%) RESTful

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 76 (53.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 63 (44.37%) Mule
2 63 (44.37%) Oracle Service Bus
3 20 (14.08%) JBoss
4 12 (8.45%) WebLogic
5 11 (7.75%) Confluence
6 10 (7.04%) Apache
6 10 (7.04%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.70%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.56%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.70%) GitHub
3 1 (0.70%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.70%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.68%) HTTP
2 17 (11.97%) SSL
2 17 (11.97%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 65 (45.77%) Maven
2 17 (11.97%) Jenkins
3 14 (9.86%) Git (software)
3 14 (9.86%) Subversion
4 11 (7.75%) JIRA
5 10 (7.04%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.41%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.41%) JMeter
6 2 (1.41%) Selenium
6 2 (1.41%) Zephyr
7 1 (0.70%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.70%) Grunt
7 1 (0.70%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.70%) XMLSpy
General
1 89 (62.68%) Finance
2 82 (57.75%) Marketing
3 81 (57.04%) Electronics
3 81 (57.04%) Manufacturing
3 81 (57.04%) Telecoms
4 10 (7.04%) Law
5 1 (0.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 64 (45.07%) Developer
2 54 (38.03%) Integration Developer
3 42 (29.58%) Architect
3 42 (29.58%) Senior Developer
4 39 (27.46%) SOA Developer
5 38 (26.76%) Agile Developer
6 26 (18.31%) Solutions Architect
7 24 (16.90%) Lead Developer
8 23 (16.20%) Senior Agile Developer
9 14 (9.86%) DevOps Engineer
10 11 (7.75%) Analyst
11 9 (6.34%) Business Analyst
11 9 (6.34%) Technical Analyst
11 9 (6.34%) Technical Business Analyst
12 8 (5.63%) Senior Tester
12 8 (5.63%) Tester
13 6 (4.23%) Technical Architect
14 5 (3.52%) Digital Architect
14 5 (3.52%) Digital Solutions Architect
14 5 (3.52%) SOA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (69.72%) Middleware
2 78 (54.93%) XML
3 74 (52.11%) JSON
4 62 (43.66%) SOAP
4 62 (43.66%) Swagger
4 62 (43.66%) WireMock
4 62 (43.66%) XSLT
5 61 (42.96%) Apache Camel
6 57 (40.14%) Web Services
7 47 (33.10%) RESTful
8 20 (14.08%) J2EE
9 13 (9.15%) WSDL
10 9 (6.34%) REST
11 8 (5.63%) JSON Schema
11 8 (5.63%) XSD
12 2 (1.41%) .NET
12 2 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
13 1 (0.70%) Ajax
13 1 (0.70%) HTML
13 1 (0.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 80 (56.34%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (0.70%) iPad
2 1 (0.70%) Reference Data
2 1 (0.70%) Virtual Team
2 1 (0.70%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.27%) Linux
2 15 (10.56%) Unix
3 12 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (8.45%) Solaris
4 5 (3.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (88.03%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (78.87%) TDD
3 82 (57.75%) Digital Marketing
4 81 (57.04%) Business Intelligence
4 81 (57.04%) Programme Management
5 65 (45.77%) Scrum
6 26 (18.31%) Mentoring
7 25 (17.61%) DevOps
8 23 (16.20%) API Design
8 23 (16.20%) Kanban
9 21 (14.79%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (13.38%) Business Analysis
11 18 (12.68%) User Stories
12 17 (11.97%) Coaching
12 17 (11.97%) Test Automation
13 16 (11.27%) Configuration Management
14 15 (10.56%) Open Source
14 15 (10.56%) Software Engineering
15 13 (9.15%) Microservices
16 11 (7.75%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 62 (43.66%) XPath
2 46 (32.39%) Java
3 12 (8.45%) C
4 8 (5.63%) Groovy
5 5 (3.52%) SQL
6 3 (2.11%) Perl
7 2 (1.41%) Ruby
7 2 (1.41%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (3.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 11 (7.75%) Docker
2 2 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (10.56%) Opscode Chef
1 15 (10.56%) Puppet
2 13 (9.15%) Ansible
3 1 (0.70%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 81 (57.04%) SAP
2 76 (53.52%) Oracle
3 73 (51.41%) WSO2
4 2 (1.41%) Talend
5 1 (0.70%) Adobe
5 1 (0.70%) Google
5 1 (0.70%) IBM
5 1 (0.70%) Omniture
5 1 (0.70%) VMware