Period
to 20 July 2017

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 July 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)
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 43 36
Rank change year-on-year +35 -7 +10
Contract jobs citing SOA 178 40 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 20.63% 4.43% 4.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 23.21% 5.38% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 21 22
Essex median daily rate £538 £450 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.44% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £425 £350 £321
90th Percentile £619 £525 £631
East of England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +17.24% -16.18%
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year -5.88% +17.24% -16.18%

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 767 744 887
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 88.88% 82.39% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 380 512
Essex median daily rate £450 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -9.38% +5.26%
10th Percentile £265 £224 £210
90th Percentile £587 £525 £550
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +3.03% +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 143 80
Essex median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.21% -46.48% +18.33%
10th Percentile £14.52 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £63.20 £40.00 £47.05
East of England median hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +35.56% -2.17% -16.36%

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 July 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 6 months to 20 July 2017. 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 -3 62 £541 +11.16%
Brentwood - 2 £284 -
Basildon - 1 - -
SOA
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 172 (96.63%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (87.64%) TDD
3 133 (74.72%) Middleware
4 105 (58.99%) Scrum
5 94 (52.81%) Finance
6 87 (48.88%) DevOps
7 85 (47.75%) Business Intelligence
8 84 (47.19%) Manufacturing
8 84 (47.19%) Marketing
8 84 (47.19%) Digital Marketing
9 83 (46.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 83 (46.63%) Programme Management
9 83 (46.63%) Electronics
9 83 (46.63%) Telecoms
9 83 (46.63%) Oracle
9 83 (46.63%) SAP
10 81 (45.51%) WSO2
11 74 (41.57%) XML
12 69 (38.76%) Continuous Integration
13 66 (37.08%) Kanban
14 63 (35.39%) JSON
15 60 (33.71%) Maven
16 56 (31.46%) XSLT
16 56 (31.46%) Jenkins
17 53 (29.78%) XPath
17 53 (29.78%) Linux
17 53 (29.78%) Configuration Management
17 53 (29.78%) Greenfield Project
18 51 (28.65%) Swagger
18 51 (28.65%) Coaching

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 83 (46.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 48 (26.97%) Mule
2 48 (26.97%) Oracle Service Bus
3 31 (17.42%) JBoss
4 28 (15.73%) Apache
5 21 (11.80%) Confluence
6 8 (4.49%) WebLogic
7 7 (3.93%) CMS
8 6 (3.37%) WebSphere
9 4 (2.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (2.25%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.56%) IIS
10 1 (0.56%) Jetty
10 1 (0.56%) Mongrel
10 1 (0.56%) nginx
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.81%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.56%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.87%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.37%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.56%) GitHub
4 1 (0.56%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 37 (20.79%) HTTP
1 37 (20.79%) SSL
2 35 (19.66%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.56%) DHCP
3 1 (0.56%) DNS
3 1 (0.56%) FTP
3 1 (0.56%) IPsec
3 1 (0.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (21.35%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.25%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.12%) QlikView
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 60 (33.71%) Maven
2 56 (31.46%) Jenkins
3 45 (25.28%) Subversion
4 43 (24.16%) Git (software)
5 22 (12.36%) JIRA
6 14 (7.87%) JIRA Agile
7 12 (6.74%) SoapUI
8 5 (2.81%) Ant
9 1 (0.56%) Grunt
9 1 (0.56%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 94 (52.81%) Finance
2 84 (47.19%) Manufacturing
2 84 (47.19%) Marketing
3 83 (46.63%) Electronics
3 83 (46.63%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.12%) Banking
4 2 (1.12%) Law
5 1 (0.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 72 (40.45%) Developer
2 43 (24.16%) DevOps Engineer
3 41 (23.03%) Agile Developer
4 40 (22.47%) SOA Developer
5 39 (21.91%) Integration Developer
6 24 (13.48%) Senior Developer
7 21 (11.80%) Architect
8 18 (10.11%) Middleware Engineer
9 16 (8.99%) Java Developer
10 15 (8.43%) Scrum Master
11 14 (7.87%) Integration Engineer
12 11 (6.18%) Agile Coach
12 11 (6.18%) Lead Developer
12 11 (6.18%) Senior Agile Developer
13 8 (4.49%) Middleware Developer
13 8 (4.49%) Technical Architect
14 7 (3.93%) Agile Scrum Master
15 6 (3.37%) Operations Engineer
15 6 (3.37%) Senior DevOps
15 6 (3.37%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (74.72%) Middleware
2 74 (41.57%) XML
3 63 (35.39%) JSON
4 56 (31.46%) XSLT
5 51 (28.65%) Swagger
6 48 (26.97%) Apache Camel
6 48 (26.97%) WireMock
7 38 (21.35%) J2EE
8 24 (13.48%) Web Services
9 23 (12.92%) SOAP
10 14 (7.87%) XSD
11 12 (6.74%) WSDL
12 9 (5.06%) HTML
12 9 (5.06%) JSON Schema
13 8 (4.49%) Ajax
13 8 (4.49%) CSS
13 8 (4.49%) HTML5
13 8 (4.49%) RESTful
13 8 (4.49%) Sass
13 8 (4.49%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (29.78%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (11.24%) Virtual Team
3 15 (8.43%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.37%) Web 2.0
5 2 (1.12%) RIA
6 1 (0.56%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 53 (29.78%) Linux
2 30 (16.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 28 (15.73%) Unix
4 16 (8.99%) Mac OS X
5 7 (3.93%) Solaris
5 7 (3.93%) Windows
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (96.63%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (87.64%) TDD
3 105 (58.99%) Scrum
4 87 (48.88%) DevOps
5 85 (47.75%) Business Intelligence
6 84 (47.19%) Digital Marketing
7 83 (46.63%) Programme Management
8 69 (38.76%) Continuous Integration
9 66 (37.08%) Kanban
10 53 (29.78%) Configuration Management
11 51 (28.65%) Coaching
12 50 (28.09%) User Stories
13 46 (25.84%) Test Automation
14 41 (23.03%) Mentoring
15 40 (22.47%) API Design
16 36 (20.22%) Open Source
17 35 (19.66%) Software Engineering
18 32 (17.98%) Microservices
19 21 (11.80%) Continuous Delivery
20 17 (9.55%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 53 (29.78%) XPath
2 44 (24.72%) Java
3 23 (12.92%) Perl
4 17 (9.55%) C
5 10 (5.62%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.93%) Groovy
6 7 (3.93%) SQL
7 4 (2.25%) C#
7 4 (2.25%) Python
8 3 (1.69%) Ruby
8 3 (1.69%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.12%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.12%) VBScript
10 1 (0.56%) Scala
10 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.56%) VB
10 1 (0.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (5.06%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.49%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.56%) CITP
3 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.56%) MiFID
2 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 28 (15.73%) Docker
2 5 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 47 (26.40%) Opscode Chef
1 47 (26.40%) Puppet
2 20 (11.24%) Ansible
3 1 (0.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 83 (46.63%) Oracle
1 83 (46.63%) SAP
2 81 (45.51%) WSO2
3 7 (3.93%) Google
4 6 (3.37%) Omniture
5 5 (2.81%) IBM
5 5 (2.81%) VMware
6 4 (2.25%) Adobe
6 4 (2.25%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.69%) FatWire
8 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
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