Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 28 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 -21 +27
Contract jobs citing SOA 47 118 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 7.34% 11.41% 24.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.72% 12.65% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 113 163
Essex median daily rate £475 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £419 £515 £475
90th Percentile £535 £600 £619
East of England median daily rate £500 £525 £513
% change year-on-year -4.76% +2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Essex median hourly rate - - £40.00
East of England median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 539 933 762
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 84.22% 90.23% 91.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 587 497
Essex median daily rate £450 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +2.56% +39.29%
10th Percentile £197 £298 £300
90th Percentile £575 £600 £600
East of England median daily rate £445 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +1.71% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 35 72
Essex median hourly rate £15.76 £16.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.48% -50.00% +32.00%
10th Percentile £11.53 £12.55 £13.44
90th Percentile £39.90 £48.25 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £31.02
% change year-on-year - -43.58% +14.87%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +15 10 £463 -11.90%
Harlow - 5 £450 -
SOA
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 46 (97.87%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (80.85%) TDD
3 33 (70.21%) Java
4 32 (68.09%) Web Services
5 27 (57.45%) Oracle
5 27 (57.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 26 (55.32%) Middleware
7 25 (53.19%) WSO2
8 24 (51.06%) RESTful
8 24 (51.06%) Finance
9 23 (48.94%) SOAP
9 23 (48.94%) Public Sector
10 22 (46.81%) SAP
10 22 (46.81%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (46.81%) Manufacturing
10 22 (46.81%) Electronics
10 22 (46.81%) Telecoms
10 22 (46.81%) Programme Management
10 22 (46.81%) Marketing
10 22 (46.81%) Digital Marketing
11 21 (44.68%) Mule
11 21 (44.68%) Apache Camel
11 21 (44.68%) Oracle Service Bus
12 18 (38.30%) Java 8
12 18 (38.30%) Greenfield Project
13 16 (34.04%) Scrum
13 16 (34.04%) Talend
14 13 (27.66%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (25.53%) Kanban
16 11 (23.40%) Software Engineering

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 27 (57.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 21 (44.68%) Mule
2 21 (44.68%) Oracle Service Bus
3 10 (21.28%) Confluence
4 6 (12.77%) Apache
5 4 (8.51%) JBoss
6 2 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) AWS
2 2 (4.26%) Serverless
3 1 (2.13%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) HTTP
2 4 (8.51%) SSL
2 4 (8.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.64%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (21.28%) JIRA
2 8 (17.02%) Git (software)
3 7 (14.89%) Jenkins
3 7 (14.89%) JIRA Agile
3 7 (14.89%) JUnit
4 6 (12.77%) Subversion
5 5 (10.64%) Maven
6 3 (6.38%) JMeter
6 3 (6.38%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.26%) Artifactory
7 2 (4.26%) Bitbucket
7 2 (4.26%) Eclipse
7 2 (4.26%) FitNesse
7 2 (4.26%) Gradle
7 2 (4.26%) IntelliJ
7 2 (4.26%) Mockito
7 2 (4.26%) NeoLoad
7 2 (4.26%) Selenium
8 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.13%) Zephyr
General
1 24 (51.06%) Finance
2 23 (48.94%) Public Sector
3 22 (46.81%) Electronics
3 22 (46.81%) Manufacturing
3 22 (46.81%) Marketing
3 22 (46.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (65.96%) Developer
2 28 (59.57%) Java Developer
3 21 (44.68%) Senior Developer
3 21 (44.68%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (8.51%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Integration Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Agile Scrum Master
6 2 (4.26%) Scrum Master
6 2 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.13%) Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Lead Architect
7 1 (2.13%) Platform Architect
7 1 (2.13%) Product Owner
7 1 (2.13%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (68.09%) Web Services
2 26 (55.32%) Middleware
3 24 (51.06%) RESTful
4 23 (48.94%) SOAP
5 21 (44.68%) Apache Camel
6 8 (17.02%) Java EE
6 8 (17.02%) Spring
7 7 (14.89%) Hibernate
7 7 (14.89%) JMS
7 7 (14.89%) XML
8 5 (10.64%) GWT
8 5 (10.64%) JSON
8 5 (10.64%) Swing
9 4 (8.51%) J2EE
9 4 (8.51%) REST
10 3 (6.38%) Lambda Expressions
10 3 (6.38%) Swagger
10 3 (6.38%) WireMock
10 3 (6.38%) XSLT
11 2 (4.26%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 18 (38.30%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (14.89%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Clustering
4 1 (2.13%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Linux
1 5 (10.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (8.51%) Unix
3 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (97.87%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (80.85%) TDD
3 22 (46.81%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (46.81%) Digital Marketing
3 22 (46.81%) Programme Management
4 16 (34.04%) Scrum
5 13 (27.66%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (25.53%) Kanban
7 11 (23.40%) Software Engineering
8 10 (21.28%) Coaching
8 10 (21.28%) UML
9 8 (17.02%) Loose Coupling
9 8 (17.02%) OO
9 8 (17.02%) Process Management
10 6 (12.77%) DevOps
10 6 (12.77%) Microservices
10 6 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (12.77%) Product Roadmap
10 6 (12.77%) User Stories
11 5 (10.64%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 33 (70.21%) Java
2 18 (38.30%) Java 8
3 5 (10.64%) C
4 3 (6.38%) SQL
4 3 (6.38%) XPath
5 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
1 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) Docker
2 3 (6.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) Puppet
2 5 (10.64%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.38%) Ansible
4 2 (4.26%) Kibana
4 2 (4.26%) logstash
4 2 (4.26%) Mesos
5 1 (2.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 27 (57.45%) Oracle
2 25 (53.19%) WSO2
3 22 (46.81%) SAP
4 16 (34.04%) Talend
5 5 (10.64%) Google