Period
to 11 November 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 11 November 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
11 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 90 80 84
Rank change year-on-year -10 +4 -20
Contract jobs citing SOA 10 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.74% 1.25% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 1.53% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 12
Hertfordshire median daily rate £500 £463 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -11.90% +16.67%
10th Percentile £475 £397 £317
90th Percentile £600 £556 £549
East of England median daily rate £475 £525 £513
% change year-on-year -9.52% +2.44% +13.89%
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 1,137 1,307 1,277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 83.97% 81.48% 82.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 795 645
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -2.44%
10th Percentile £260 £205 £213
90th Percentile £595 £569 £575
East of England median daily rate £438 £438 £425
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 84 69
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.42 £12.87 £12.40
90th Percentile £47.30 £48.60 £46.10
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.71 £30.75
% change year-on-year -1.16% -42.42% -0.81%

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 11 November 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 11 November 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 -1 4 - - 4
SOA
East of England

For the 6 months to 11 November 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 10 (100.00%) Oracle
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (90.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 8 (80.00%) Middleware
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) ERP
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (30.00%) REST
5 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
5 3 (30.00%) SOAP
5 3 (30.00%) Web Services
5 3 (30.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) JSON
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) Spring
6 2 (20.00%) Maven
6 2 (20.00%) XML
6 2 (20.00%) XSLT
6 2 (20.00%) Ant
6 2 (20.00%) Java
6 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (20.00%) Microservices
6 2 (20.00%) Spring Boot
6 2 (20.00%) GDPR
6 2 (20.00%) Java 8
7 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving

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 10 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Ant
1 2 (20.00%) Maven
1 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Integration Specialist
2 3 (30.00%) Middleware Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
2 3 (30.00%) SOA Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Integration Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Java Middleware Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Middleware Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Oracle Developer
4 1 (10.00%) ERP Architect
4 1 (10.00%) ERP Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 8 (80.00%) Middleware
3 3 (30.00%) REST
3 3 (30.00%) SOAP
3 3 (30.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) JSON
4 2 (20.00%) Spring
4 2 (20.00%) Spring Boot
4 2 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (20.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Solaris
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ERP
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Microservices
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) Java 8
2 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) AWS Certification
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) GDPR
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) F5
2 1 (10.00%) Google
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) VMware