Period
to 17 February 2018

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 17 February 2018 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 56 37
Rank change year-on-year -26 -19 +16
Contract jobs citing SOA 24 43 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.56% 3.19% 4.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 4.08% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 27 49
Hertfordshire median daily rate £525 £463 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.51% -15.91% +22.22%
10th Percentile £504 £413 £385
90th Percentile £575 £550 £650
East of England median daily rate £513 £475 £550
% change year-on-year +7.89% -13.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £43.00 £59.25
% change year-on-year - -27.43% +18.50%

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 1,258 1,055 1,031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.74% 78.38% 76.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 596 523
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +5.10%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £256
90th Percentile £575 £554 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £403
% change year-on-year +6.25% -0.62% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 53 90
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £23.14 £42.20 £21.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.17% +96.17% -34.31%
10th Percentile £12.96 £11.07 £11.70
90th Percentile £47.43 £53.58 £52.25
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00% +31.87%

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
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 17 February 2018. 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
Watford -17 10 £525 +10.53% 3
Hatfield - 4 £550 - 3
Welwyn Garden City -9 3 £525 -4.55%
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
SOA
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, 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 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
2 10 (41.67%) Java
3 9 (37.50%) TDD
3 9 (37.50%) Grunt
3 9 (37.50%) React
3 9 (37.50%) gulp
4 8 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 8 (33.33%) IBM Integration Bus
4 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (33.33%) WebSphere
4 8 (33.33%) MVC
4 8 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (33.33%) CSS
4 8 (33.33%) IBM
4 8 (33.33%) HTML
4 8 (33.33%) Web Services
5 7 (29.17%) Client/Server
5 7 (29.17%) Scrum
5 7 (29.17%) Middleware
5 7 (29.17%) Spring
5 7 (29.17%) DataPower
5 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
5 7 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (29.17%) HTML5
5 7 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (29.17%) Refactoring
5 7 (29.17%) SOLID
6 6 (25.00%) Spring Boot
6 6 (25.00%) Front End Development

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 8 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 8 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (4.17%) Apache
3 1 (4.17%) Drupal
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) IaaS
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Grunt
1 9 (37.50%) gulp
2 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
3 6 (25.00%) IntelliJ
4 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
5 3 (12.50%) Hudson
5 3 (12.50%) JIRA
5 3 (12.50%) Maven
5 3 (12.50%) webpack
6 2 (8.33%) Selenium
7 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
7 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
7 1 (4.17%) Jasmine
7 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
7 1 (4.17%) MSTest
7 1 (4.17%) NUnit
7 1 (4.17%) Subversion
7 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (20.83%) Retail
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Developer
2 9 (37.50%) Architect
3 6 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 5 (20.83%) WebSphere Architect
5 4 (16.67%) Integration Architect
5 4 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Angular Developer
7 1 (4.17%) AWS Developer
7 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Digital Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Lead C# Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Lead Developer
7 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Salesforce Tester
7 1 (4.17%) SQL Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Tester
7 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) React
2 8 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 8 (33.33%) CSS
2 8 (33.33%) HTML
2 8 (33.33%) IBM Integration Bus
2 8 (33.33%) Web Services
3 7 (29.17%) HTML5
3 7 (29.17%) Middleware
3 7 (29.17%) Spring
4 6 (25.00%) Dropwizard
4 6 (25.00%) Hystrix
4 6 (25.00%) Play Framework
4 6 (25.00%) Scalatra
4 6 (25.00%) Spring Boot
5 4 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (12.50%) REST
6 3 (12.50%) RESTful
6 3 (12.50%) SAML
6 3 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Client/Server
1 7 (29.17%) DataPower
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) TDD
2 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) MVC
2 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 7 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (29.17%) Refactoring
3 7 (29.17%) Scrum
3 7 (29.17%) SOLID
4 6 (25.00%) BDD
4 6 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 6 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
4 6 (25.00%) Front End Development
4 6 (25.00%) Kanban
4 6 (25.00%) Microservices
4 6 (25.00%) Pair Programming
4 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (25.00%) Web Application Development
4 6 (25.00%) Web Development
5 4 (16.67%) DevOps
6 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
2 10 (41.67%) Java
3 6 (25.00%) Groovy
4 2 (8.33%) C#
4 2 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (4.17%) PHP
5 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) IBM
2 6 (25.00%) New Relic
2 6 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (8.33%) Xamarin
4 1 (4.17%) Capita
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) Sitecore