Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 72 64
Rank change year-on-year -3 -8 +3
Contract jobs citing SOA 24 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.53% 1.63% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 2.00% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 11
Hertfordshire median daily rate £475 £574 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.21% +20.79% +2.70%
10th Percentile £389 £320 £303
90th Percentile £556 £625 £575
East of England median daily rate £525 £515 £500
% change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +15.90%

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 1,284 1,049 1,146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.78% 81.25% 79.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 541 611
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.13% +5.12%
10th Percentile £210 £213 £220
90th Percentile £569 £588 £550
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 66 46
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £16.82 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.97% -25.24% +21.62%
10th Percentile £11.10 £11.76 £9.63
90th Percentile £46.25 £45.75 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -32.69% +4.00% +8.70%

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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 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
Stevenage - 6 £450 -
Watford +3 4 £538 +22.86% 2
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £538 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - -
Hitchin - 1 - -
SOA
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 8 (33.33%) Java
1 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 8 (33.33%) Node.js
1 8 (33.33%) REST
1 8 (33.33%) React
2 7 (29.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (29.17%) Oracle
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) Unit Testing
3 6 (25.00%) Spring
3 6 (25.00%) Web Services
3 6 (25.00%) IBM
3 6 (25.00%) Internet
3 6 (25.00%) Internet of Things
3 6 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 5 (20.83%) Spring Boot
4 5 (20.83%) EAI
4 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
4 5 (20.83%) MongoDB
5 4 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (16.67%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 4 (16.67%) Middleware
5 4 (16.67%) SOLID
6 3 (12.50%) Java 8
6 3 (12.50%) Dropwizard
6 3 (12.50%) Hystrix
6 3 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme

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 7 (29.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (12.50%) JBoss
4 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (4.17%) IIS
5 1 (4.17%) MQSeries
5 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.33%) PaaS
2 2 (8.33%) SaaS
3 1 (4.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (20.83%) MongoDB
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
3 3 (12.50%) RDBMS
4 2 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (8.33%) MySQL
4 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.50%) Grunt
2 3 (12.50%) gulp
2 3 (12.50%) IntelliJ
3 1 (4.17%) EasyMock
3 1 (4.17%) Gatling
3 1 (4.17%) Hamcrest
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) JMeter
3 1 (4.17%) JUnit
3 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.17%) Mockito
3 1 (4.17%) NeoLoad
General
1 3 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) React Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Architect
3 5 (20.83%) JavaScript Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Node.js Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Applications Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Integration Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Integration Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) Node.js
1 8 (33.33%) React
1 8 (33.33%) REST
2 6 (25.00%) Spring
2 6 (25.00%) Web Services
3 5 (20.83%) Spring Boot
4 4 (16.67%) Middleware
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (12.50%) .NET
5 3 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 3 (12.50%) CSS
5 3 (12.50%) Dropwizard
5 3 (12.50%) Hibernate
5 3 (12.50%) HTML
5 3 (12.50%) HTML5
5 3 (12.50%) Hystrix
5 3 (12.50%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (12.50%) React Native
5 3 (12.50%) Scalatra
6 2 (8.33%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Internet of Things
2 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) DataPower
3 1 (4.17%) AS400
3 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) CentOS
1 2 (8.33%) Fedora
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
1 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (8.33%) Ubuntu
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (29.17%) Unit Testing
2 5 (20.83%) EAI
3 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (16.67%) SOLID
3 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 3 (12.50%) BDD
4 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
4 3 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 3 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
4 3 (12.50%) Front End Development
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (12.50%) Kanban
4 3 (12.50%) Microservices
4 3 (12.50%) Pair Programming
4 3 (12.50%) TDD
4 3 (12.50%) Web Application Development
4 3 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) Java
1 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (12.50%) Java 8
3 2 (8.33%) C++
3 2 (8.33%) Groovy
3 2 (8.33%) VB
4 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.17%) Ruby
4 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle
2 6 (25.00%) IBM
3 3 (12.50%) Capita
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) New Relic
4 2 (8.33%) MuleSoft
4 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (8.33%) SAP
4 2 (8.33%) Siebel
4 2 (8.33%) TIBCO
4 2 (8.33%) webMethods
4 2 (8.33%) WSO2
5 1 (4.17%) AppDynamics
5 1 (4.17%) Dynatrace
5 1 (4.17%) Google