Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 77 65
Rank change year-on-year -9 -12 -16
Contract jobs citing SOA 14 25 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.88% 1.56% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.89% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 21
Hertfordshire median daily rate £463 £525 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.90% +13.51% -17.78%
10th Percentile £406 £326 £413
90th Percentile £556 £568 £550
East of England median daily rate £525 £513 £473
% change year-on-year +2.44% +8.47% -14.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £42.75
% change year-on-year +25.00% -6.43% +6.88%

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 1,296 1,324 1,127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.92% 82.65% 78.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 680 637
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% -1.49%
10th Percentile £207 £202 £213
90th Percentile £569 £575 £550
East of England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 62 60
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.97 £18.50 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -42.64% +53.53%
10th Percentile £11.43 £13.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.65 £47.25 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.99 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -48.61% +9.38% +25.49%

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 19 December 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
Hatfield +2 3 £413 -25.00%
Welwyn Garden City -4 3 £538 +2.38%
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
Stevenage - 2 £463 - 1
Watford -5 1 - -
SOA
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle
2 6 (42.86%) Web Services
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (28.57%) REST
3 4 (28.57%) React
3 4 (28.57%) .NET
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 4 (28.57%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 4 (28.57%) MVC
4 3 (21.43%) EAI
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) Spring
4 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
4 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (21.43%) SOLID
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
4 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) Open Source
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 2 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
5 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (14.29%) Play Framework
5 2 (14.29%) Office 365
5 2 (14.29%) Web Application 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 6 (42.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (7.14%) JBoss
4 1 (7.14%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) IaaS
2 1 (7.14%) PaaS
2 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
1 2 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
4 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 2 (14.29%) Grunt
1 2 (14.29%) gulp
1 2 (14.29%) IntelliJ
2 1 (7.14%) EasyMock
2 1 (7.14%) Gatling
2 1 (7.14%) Hamcrest
2 1 (7.14%) JMeter
2 1 (7.14%) JUnit
2 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
2 1 (7.14%) Mockito
2 1 (7.14%) NeoLoad
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) .NET Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Applications Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Applications Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Full Stack Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Node.js Developer
3 2 (14.29%) React Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Applications Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Java Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) SOA Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Web Services
2 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) React
2 4 (28.57%) REST
3 3 (21.43%) Spring
4 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (14.29%) CSS
4 2 (14.29%) Dropwizard
4 2 (14.29%) HTML
4 2 (14.29%) HTML5
4 2 (14.29%) Hystrix
4 2 (14.29%) Middleware
4 2 (14.29%) Node.js
4 2 (14.29%) Play Framework
4 2 (14.29%) Scalatra
4 2 (14.29%) Spring Boot
5 1 (7.14%) Swing
5 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Internet of Things
2 1 (7.14%) AS400
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) MVC
3 3 (21.43%) EAI
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (21.43%) Open Source
3 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
3 3 (21.43%) SOLID
4 2 (14.29%) BDD
4 2 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
4 2 (14.29%) Front End Development
4 2 (14.29%) Kanban
4 2 (14.29%) Microservices
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
1 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) Groovy
3 2 (14.29%) Java 8
4 1 (7.14%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) F5
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) New Relic
2 2 (14.29%) Palo Alto
2 2 (14.29%) Xamarin
3 1 (7.14%) AppDynamics
3 1 (7.14%) Dynatrace
3 1 (7.14%) Google
3 1 (7.14%) IBM