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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 45 48
Rank change year-on-year -10 +3  
Contract jobs citing SOA 6 12 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.95% 1.86% 3.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 2.37% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 24
Median daily rate £536 £483 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.13% -1.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £431 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £532 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -11.11% +10.83%  

SOA is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 510 507 706
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 80.82% 78.60% 78.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 268 364
Median daily rate £425 £425 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 17 60
Median hourly rate £17.77 £25.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.92% -23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing SOA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford - 2 £438 - 1
St Albans +4 1 - - 3
SOA
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 14 (58.33%) Oracle
1 14 (58.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) Retail
3 9 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 8 (33.33%) Middleware
4 8 (33.33%) JDA
5 6 (25.00%) IBM
5 6 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus
5 6 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (20.83%) JMS
6 5 (20.83%) WebLogic
7 4 (16.67%) Finance
7 4 (16.67%) Scrum
7 4 (16.67%) BPEL
7 4 (16.67%) SoapUI
8 3 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (12.50%) Test Management
8 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (12.50%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (12.50%) Business Activity Monitoring
8 3 (12.50%) E-business
8 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
8 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
8 3 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (12.50%) SOAP
8 3 (12.50%) XML
8 3 (12.50%) XSD

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 14 (58.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (20.83%) WebLogic
4 2 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.33%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 3 (12.50%) Rational Rose
3 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.17%) Grunt
3 1 (4.17%) gulp
3 1 (4.17%) IntelliJ
3 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) JMeter
3 1 (4.17%) JUnit
General
1 11 (45.83%) Retail
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 2 (8.33%) Advertising
5 1 (4.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Architect
2 11 (45.83%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (20.83%) Oracle Architect
4 4 (16.67%) Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle Solutions Architect
5 3 (12.50%) SOA Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Integration Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) SOA Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Integration Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Tester
7 1 (4.17%) SOA Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) Middleware
2 5 (20.83%) JMS
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (12.50%) SOAP
3 3 (12.50%) WSDL
3 3 (12.50%) XML
3 3 (12.50%) XSD
3 3 (12.50%) XSLT
4 2 (8.33%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (8.33%) Web Services
5 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.17%) CSS
5 1 (4.17%) Dropwizard
5 1 (4.17%) HTML
5 1 (4.17%) HTML5
5 1 (4.17%) Hystrix
5 1 (4.17%) Play Framework
5 1 (4.17%) React
5 1 (4.17%) REST
5 1 (4.17%) Scalatra
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Waterfall
3 4 (16.67%) BPEL
3 4 (16.67%) Scrum
4 3 (12.50%) Business Activity Monitoring
4 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (12.50%) EAI
4 3 (12.50%) E-business
4 3 (12.50%) ERP
4 3 (12.50%) ETL
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (12.50%) Test Management
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (8.33%) Release Management
5 2 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (8.33%) SDLC
5 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) Groovy
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Oracle
2 8 (33.33%) JDA
3 6 (25.00%) IBM
4 2 (8.33%) Atlassian
4 2 (8.33%) Google
4 2 (8.33%) MuleSoft
4 2 (8.33%) TIBCO
4 2 (8.33%) WSO2
5 1 (4.17%) hybris
5 1 (4.17%) New Relic