Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 66 56
Rank change year-on-year -17 -10 +25
Contract jobs citing SOA 20 29 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.26% 2.08% 2.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 2.71% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 38
Hertfordshire median daily rate £525 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% +36.99%
10th Percentile £321 £413 £371
90th Percentile £548 £550 £631
East of England median daily rate £513 £466 £525
% change year-on-year +9.92% -11.19% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.43% +6.88% -20.00%

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 1270 1071 1215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 80.03% 76.77% 75.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 624 613
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £574
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 56 97
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.00 £32.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.09% +53.57% +31.25%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.25 £9.60
90th Percentile £46.73 £53.75 £43.00
East of England median hourly rate £31.50 £31.95 £23.63
% change year-on-year -1.41% +35.24% -1.56%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -8 8 £525 +5.00%
Welwyn Garden City 0 3 £525 -4.55%
Hatfield - 3 £550 - 1
SOA
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 9 (45.00%) MVC
3 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (45.00%) CSS
4 8 (40.00%) Web Services
4 8 (40.00%) HTML
4 8 (40.00%) Java
4 8 (40.00%) Scrum
4 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (40.00%) Refactoring
4 8 (40.00%) HTML5
4 8 (40.00%) AngularJS
5 7 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (35.00%) SOLID
6 6 (30.00%) Dropwizard
6 6 (30.00%) Hystrix
6 6 (30.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 6 (30.00%) Microservices
6 6 (30.00%) React
6 6 (30.00%) Spring Boot
6 6 (30.00%) gulp
6 6 (30.00%) Front End Development
6 6 (30.00%) TDD
6 6 (30.00%) Pair Programming
6 6 (30.00%) Spring
6 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
6 6 (30.00%) Web Development
6 6 (30.00%) .NET

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 5 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 5 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (15.00%) Confluence
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) IaaS
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (30.00%) Grunt
2 6 (30.00%) gulp
2 6 (30.00%) IntelliJ
3 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (15.00%) JIRA
5 2 (10.00%) InstallShield
5 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (10.00%) WiX
6 1 (5.00%) Jasmine
6 1 (5.00%) MSTest
6 1 (5.00%) NUnit
6 1 (5.00%) Selenium
6 1 (5.00%) Subversion
6 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Developer
2 7 (35.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (30.00%) Architect
4 4 (20.00%) WebSphere Architect
5 3 (15.00%) .NET Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Integration Architect
6 2 (10.00%) Lead Developer
7 1 (5.00%) .NET Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Lead C# Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) CSS
2 8 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 8 (40.00%) HTML
2 8 (40.00%) HTML5
2 8 (40.00%) Web Services
3 6 (30.00%) .NET
3 6 (30.00%) Dropwizard
3 6 (30.00%) Hystrix
3 6 (30.00%) Play Framework
3 6 (30.00%) React
3 6 (30.00%) Scalatra
3 6 (30.00%) Spring
3 6 (30.00%) Spring Boot
4 5 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
4 5 (25.00%) Middleware
5 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (15.00%) WCF
6 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (10.00%) Silverlight
6 2 (10.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 5 (25.00%) DataPower
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) FMCG
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) MVC
3 8 (40.00%) Refactoring
3 8 (40.00%) Scrum
3 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (35.00%) SOLID
5 6 (30.00%) BDD
5 6 (30.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 6 (30.00%) Domain-Driven Design
5 6 (30.00%) Front End Development
5 6 (30.00%) Kanban
5 6 (30.00%) Microservices
5 6 (30.00%) Pair Programming
5 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
5 6 (30.00%) TDD
5 6 (30.00%) Web Application Development
5 6 (30.00%) Web Development
6 3 (15.00%) DevOps
6 3 (15.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (40.00%) Java
3 6 (30.00%) Groovy
4 5 (25.00%) C#
4 5 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) New Relic
2 5 (25.00%) IBM
3 3 (15.00%) Atlassian
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
4 2 (10.00%) Xamarin
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (5.00%) Sitecore