The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for SOA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 29 March 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 34 31
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3  
Contract jobs citing SOA 20 24 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.41% 3.49% 4.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.41% 4.62% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 20
Median daily rate £538 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £315 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £606 £674
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.20 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.33% +40.89%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 454 519 527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 77.34% 75.55% 76.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 276 273
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £305 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 30
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +134.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £8.65 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £36.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing SOA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Hertfordshire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOA in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Hertfordshire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Hertfordshire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +4 7 £450 +47.54% 1
St Albans -2 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City -4 1 - -
SOA
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 24 (60.00%) Oracle
1 24 (60.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 16 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (32.50%) Middleware
4 10 (25.00%) Retail
4 10 (25.00%) WebLogic
5 9 (22.50%) Waterfall
5 9 (22.50%) Oracle Database 12c
6 8 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 8 (20.00%) Oracle Service Bus
6 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (20.00%) JDA
6 8 (20.00%) Internet
7 7 (17.50%) Forcepoint
7 7 (17.50%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (17.50%) Zachman Framework
7 7 (17.50%) TOGAF
7 7 (17.50%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (15.00%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (15.00%) IBM
9 5 (12.50%) JMS
9 5 (12.50%) Web Services
9 5 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (12.50%) Business Activity Monitoring
10 4 (10.00%) Data Loss Prevention
10 4 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
10 4 (10.00%) SoapUI

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 24 (60.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 8 (20.00%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.00%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) Internet
2 3 (7.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 9 (22.50%) Oracle Database 12c
3 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (5.00%) Rational Rose
3 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.50%) JMeter
3 1 (2.50%) JUnit
General
1 10 (25.00%) Retail
2 4 (10.00%) Advertising
3 3 (7.50%) Finance
4 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Architect
2 17 (42.50%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (27.50%) Oracle Architect
4 6 (15.00%) Consultant
4 6 (15.00%) Oracle Consultant
4 6 (15.00%) Oracle SOA Consultant
4 6 (15.00%) Oracle Specialist
4 6 (15.00%) SOA Consultant
4 6 (15.00%) Support Specialist
5 5 (12.50%) Data Architect
5 5 (12.50%) DBA
5 5 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
5 5 (12.50%) Security Architect
5 5 (12.50%) Security Solutions Architect
6 4 (10.00%) Administrator
6 4 (10.00%) Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Database Consultant
6 4 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Administrator
6 4 (10.00%) SOA Architect
6 4 (10.00%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) Middleware
2 8 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (12.50%) JMS
3 5 (12.50%) Web Services
4 4 (10.00%) J2EE
4 4 (10.00%) SOAP
4 4 (10.00%) XML
5 3 (7.50%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (7.50%) WSDL
5 3 (7.50%) XSD
5 3 (7.50%) XSLT
6 2 (5.00%) REST
7 1 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (2.50%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Clustering
1 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (7.50%) iPad
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Linux
1 2 (5.00%) Solaris
1 2 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (22.50%) Waterfall
3 7 (17.50%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (17.50%) TOGAF
3 7 (17.50%) Zachman Framework
4 6 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (12.50%) Business Activity Monitoring
5 5 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (10.00%) BPEL
6 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (10.00%) Data Loss Prevention
6 4 (10.00%) E-business
6 4 (10.00%) Information Security
6 4 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (7.50%) Data Protection
7 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
7 3 (7.50%) ERP
7 3 (7.50%) Scrum
7 3 (7.50%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) Oracle
2 8 (20.00%) JDA
3 7 (17.50%) Forcepoint
4 6 (15.00%) IBM
5 2 (5.00%) Atlassian
5 2 (5.00%) Google
5 2 (5.00%) MuleSoft
5 2 (5.00%) TIBCO
5 2 (5.00%) WSO2