Period
to 18 January 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 33 6 23
Rank change year-on-year -27 +17 +3
Contract jobs citing SOA 92 142 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 9.27% 20.79% 8.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.51% 23.79% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 127 58
Essex median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -13.64%
10th Percentile £480 £495 £338
90th Percentile £600 £638 £568
East of England median daily rate £525 £513 £463
% change year-on-year +2.44% +10.81% -15.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Essex median hourly rate - £39.75 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.56% -23.21%
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 £39.75 £43.00
% change year-on-year +25.79% -7.56% -23.21%

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 875 597 696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 88.21% 87.41% 87.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 418 449
Essex median daily rate £500 £490 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +30.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £230
90th Percentile £600 £600 £530
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 50 110
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £32.10 £34.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.59% -5.76% +6.44%
10th Percentile £12.41 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £47.63 £63.75 £45.00
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £31.27 £32.50
% change year-on-year -38.43% -3.80% +9.24%

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 2019.

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 2019. 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 -33 16 £513 -18.00%
Brentwood +6 1 - -
Grays - 1 £550 -
SOA
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 79 (85.87%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (82.61%) TDD
3 67 (72.83%) Web Services
4 66 (71.74%) Telecoms
4 66 (71.74%) Finance
4 66 (71.74%) Programme Management
4 66 (71.74%) Marketing
5 65 (70.65%) Digital Marketing
5 65 (70.65%) Manufacturing
5 65 (70.65%) Electronics
5 65 (70.65%) SAP
5 65 (70.65%) Business Intelligence
6 62 (67.39%) Greenfield Project
7 61 (66.30%) Java
8 60 (65.22%) SOAP
9 56 (60.87%) Middleware
10 53 (57.61%) RESTful
11 45 (48.91%) WSO2
12 42 (45.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 42 (45.65%) Apache Camel
12 42 (45.65%) Mule
12 42 (45.65%) Oracle
13 41 (44.57%) Scrum
13 41 (44.57%) Oracle Service Bus
14 40 (43.48%) XML
15 32 (34.78%) JSON
16 29 (31.52%) Java 8
17 24 (26.09%) Maven
18 23 (25.00%) DevOps
19 22 (23.91%) Swagger

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 42 (45.65%) Mule
1 42 (45.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 41 (44.57%) Oracle Service Bus
3 7 (7.61%) Confluence
4 5 (5.43%) JBoss
5 4 (4.35%) Apache
6 1 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.09%) CMS
6 1 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 21 (22.83%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.35%) GitHub
3 1 (1.09%) AtomSphere
3 1 (1.09%) Boomi
3 1 (1.09%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.09%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.17%) HTTP
2 1 (1.09%) SSL
2 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.26%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.17%) Neo4j
2 2 (2.17%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.09%) MySQL
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (26.09%) Maven
2 16 (17.39%) Jenkins
3 13 (14.13%) Git (software)
4 11 (11.96%) JIRA
4 11 (11.96%) SoapUI
5 7 (7.61%) JIRA Agile
6 6 (6.52%) JMeter
6 6 (6.52%) JUnit
7 4 (4.35%) Selenium
8 3 (3.26%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.26%) Mercurial
8 3 (3.26%) Zephyr
9 1 (1.09%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.09%) Gradle
9 1 (1.09%) IntelliJ
9 1 (1.09%) NeoLoad
General
1 66 (71.74%) Finance
1 66 (71.74%) Marketing
1 66 (71.74%) Telecoms
2 65 (70.65%) Electronics
2 65 (70.65%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.09%) Banking
3 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (58.70%) Developer
2 35 (38.04%) Integration Developer
3 34 (36.96%) Senior Developer
4 33 (35.87%) Java Developer
5 17 (18.48%) Senior Java Developer
6 16 (17.39%) SOA Developer
7 12 (13.04%) Agile Developer
7 12 (13.04%) Lead Developer
8 11 (11.96%) Senior Agile Developer
9 9 (9.78%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (9.78%) Lead Java Developer
9 9 (9.78%) Tester
10 7 (7.61%) Automation Tester
11 6 (6.52%) Business Analyst
11 6 (6.52%) Product Business Analyst
11 6 (6.52%) Product Owner
11 6 (6.52%) Scrum Master
11 6 (6.52%) Technical Business Analyst
11 6 (6.52%) Technical Product Owner
12 5 (5.43%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (72.83%) Web Services
2 60 (65.22%) SOAP
3 56 (60.87%) Middleware
4 53 (57.61%) RESTful
5 42 (45.65%) Apache Camel
6 40 (43.48%) XML
7 32 (34.78%) JSON
8 22 (23.91%) Swagger
8 22 (23.91%) WireMock
8 22 (23.91%) XSLT
9 10 (10.87%) REST
10 7 (7.61%) JMS
10 7 (7.61%) WSDL
11 5 (5.43%) CSS
11 5 (5.43%) HTML
11 5 (5.43%) Spring
12 4 (4.35%) HTML5
12 4 (4.35%) Lambda Expressions
13 3 (3.26%) CSS3
14 2 (2.17%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 62 (67.39%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (6.52%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (6.52%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (5.43%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.09%) Clustering
4 1 (1.09%) PKI
4 1 (1.09%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (85.87%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (82.61%) TDD
3 66 (71.74%) Programme Management
4 65 (70.65%) Business Intelligence
4 65 (70.65%) Digital Marketing
5 41 (44.57%) Scrum
6 23 (25.00%) DevOps
7 14 (15.22%) Open Source
8 13 (14.13%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (14.13%) Technical Leadership
9 11 (11.96%) Test Automation
10 10 (10.87%) API Testing
10 10 (10.87%) Deployment Automation
10 10 (10.87%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 9 (9.78%) Configuration Management
11 9 (9.78%) Kanban
11 9 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (9.78%) Software Delivery
12 8 (8.70%) User Stories
13 7 (7.61%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 61 (66.30%) Java
2 29 (31.52%) Java 8
3 22 (23.91%) XPath
4 10 (10.87%) Groovy
5 5 (5.43%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.35%) Java 9
7 3 (3.26%) Clojure
7 3 (3.26%) Erlang
7 3 (3.26%) F#
7 3 (3.26%) Haskell
7 3 (3.26%) Perl
7 3 (3.26%) Scala
8 2 (2.17%) Python
8 2 (2.17%) Ruby
8 2 (2.17%) SQL
9 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.43%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.09%) Degree
3 1 (1.09%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) GDPR
1 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.43%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (16.30%) Ansible
2 5 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.43%) Puppet
3 4 (4.35%) Terraform
4 1 (1.09%) Kibana
4 1 (1.09%) logstash
4 1 (1.09%) Mesos
4 1 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 65 (70.65%) SAP
2 45 (48.91%) WSO2
3 42 (45.65%) Oracle
4 5 (5.43%) Talend
5 1 (1.09%) Adobe
5 1 (1.09%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.09%) Dell
5 1 (1.09%) Google
5 1 (1.09%) IBM
5 1 (1.09%) Omniture