Period
to 20 July 2019

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 6 months to 20 July 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 76 78 70
Rank change year-on-year +2 -8 -10
Contract jobs citing SOA 23 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.57% 1.33% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 1.63% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 15
Hertfordshire median daily rate £525 £475 £548
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -13.24% +15.26%
10th Percentile £450 £389 £393
90th Percentile £613 £556 £625
East of England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,211 1,290 1,044
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 82.89% 81.54% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 725 541
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £300 £206 £213
90th Percentile £588 £569 £588
East of England median daily rate £450 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +4.35% +1.47% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 93 65
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £17.32 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.93% -3.78% -28.00%
10th Percentile £10.14 £10.81 £11.31
90th Percentile £57.50 £46.00 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year - -41.67% +33.33%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

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 6 months to 20 July 2019.

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 6 months to 20 July 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
Hatfield - 5 £513 - 1
Welwyn Garden City +16 2 £450 -16.28%
Watford -16 2 £575 +6.98% 1
SOA
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 12 (52.17%) Oracle
1 12 (52.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (43.48%) Microservices
2 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (39.13%) Java
4 8 (34.78%) .NET
5 6 (26.09%) Middleware
5 6 (26.09%) ERP
5 6 (26.09%) Oracle ODI
5 6 (26.09%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (21.74%) Web Services
6 5 (21.74%) Finance
6 5 (21.74%) Retail
7 4 (17.39%) TOGAF
7 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
7 4 (17.39%) UML
7 4 (17.39%) VB
7 4 (17.39%) VB.NET
7 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (17.39%) ArchiMate
7 4 (17.39%) Multichannel Retail
7 4 (17.39%) DevOps
8 3 (13.04%) Docker
8 3 (13.04%) Kanban
8 3 (13.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
8 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (13.04%) C#
8 3 (13.04%) Unix
8 3 (13.04%) WebLogic

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 12 (52.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (13.04%) WebLogic
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.70%) IaaS
2 2 (8.70%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
2 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.70%) Ant
2 2 (8.70%) Maven
2 2 (8.70%) Moq
2 2 (8.70%) MSTest
2 2 (8.70%) NUnit
2 2 (8.70%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
2 2 (8.70%) xUnit.net
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
1 5 (21.74%) Retail
2 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Back Office
3 1 (4.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Architect
2 8 (34.78%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (30.43%) Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Senior Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Middleware Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Agile C# Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Agile Developer
7 2 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Java Middleware Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Senior Agile Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Senior Middleware Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Senior Oracle Developer
7 2 (8.70%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) .NET
2 6 (26.09%) Middleware
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (21.74%) Web Services
4 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
5 2 (8.70%) .NET Core
5 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (8.70%) Ninject
5 2 (8.70%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (8.70%) REST
5 2 (8.70%) RESTful
5 2 (8.70%) SOAP
5 2 (8.70%) Spring
5 2 (8.70%) Spring Boot
5 2 (8.70%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (4.35%) JSON
6 1 (4.35%) XML
6 1 (4.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (43.48%) Microservices
2 6 (26.09%) ERP
3 4 (17.39%) ArchiMate
3 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (17.39%) DevOps
3 4 (17.39%) Multichannel Retail
3 4 (17.39%) TOGAF
3 4 (17.39%) UML
4 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (13.04%) EAI
4 3 (13.04%) ETL
4 3 (13.04%) Kanban
4 3 (13.04%) Migration
4 3 (13.04%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity
5 2 (8.70%) Data Integration
5 2 (8.70%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) Java
2 4 (17.39%) VB
2 4 (17.39%) VB.NET
3 3 (13.04%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) Java 8
4 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.70%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) GDPR
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Data Guard
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (4.35%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (4.35%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Oracle