Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 62 32
Rank change year-on-year -13 -30 +18
Contract jobs citing SOA 21 30 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.45% 2.43% 4.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 3.01% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 46
Hertfordshire median daily rate £525 £574 £526
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.50% +9.03% +16.94%
10th Percentile £373 £425 £403
90th Percentile £563 £625 £650
East of England median daily rate £525 £515 £525
% change year-on-year +1.94% -1.90% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - £62.50

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 1,186 996 1,055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.74% 80.65% 78.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 521 540
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.87% +1.31%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £250
90th Percentile £562 £575 £575
East of England median daily rate £444 £420 £413
% change year-on-year +5.71% +1.82% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 51 61
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.25 £31.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.24% +8.62% -0.85%
10th Percentile £10.22 £13.00 £12.63
90th Percentile £45.50 £52.88 £52.25
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £32.75 £27.38
% change year-on-year -46.56% +19.61% +9.52%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -10 4 - - 3
Stevenage - 3 £413 - 2
Welwyn Garden City -4 1 £538 -10.42%
Hatfield - 1 £550 -
Hitchin - 1 - - 1
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
SOA
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (38.10%) Java
1 8 (38.10%) Oracle
1 8 (38.10%) IBM
1 8 (38.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (33.33%) REST
2 7 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (28.57%) React
4 5 (23.81%) WebSphere
4 5 (23.81%) Retail
4 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
4 5 (23.81%) IBM Integration Bus
4 5 (23.81%) Node.js
5 4 (19.05%) Grunt
5 4 (19.05%) DataPower
5 4 (19.05%) JIRA
5 4 (19.05%) Spring
5 4 (19.05%) Capita
5 4 (19.05%) Middleware
5 4 (19.05%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (19.05%) TDD
5 4 (19.05%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (19.05%) gulp
5 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
6 3 (14.29%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
6 3 (14.29%) DevOps
6 3 (14.29%) Internet of Things
6 3 (14.29%) React Native
6 3 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
6 3 (14.29%) webpack

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 (38.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (23.81%) WebSphere
3 4 (19.05%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (9.52%) JBoss
6 1 (4.76%) Apache
6 1 (4.76%) Drupal
6 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) PaaS
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 2 (9.52%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (9.52%) MySQL
2 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
2 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
2 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Grunt
1 4 (19.05%) gulp
1 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
1 4 (19.05%) JIRA
2 3 (14.29%) Hudson
2 3 (14.29%) Maven
2 3 (14.29%) webpack
3 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.76%) IntelliJ
4 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 5 (23.81%) Retail
2 3 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Architect
2 6 (28.57%) JavaScript Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Integration Architect
3 4 (19.05%) React Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Integration Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Node.js Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Angular Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Business Integration Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Salesforce Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
1 7 (33.33%) REST
2 6 (28.57%) React
3 5 (23.81%) IBM Integration Bus
3 5 (23.81%) Node.js
4 4 (19.05%) Middleware
4 4 (19.05%) Spring
4 4 (19.05%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (14.29%) React Native
5 3 (14.29%) RESTful
5 3 (14.29%) SAML
5 3 (14.29%) Spring Boot
5 3 (14.29%) Web Services
5 3 (14.29%) XML
6 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
6 2 (9.52%) CSS
6 2 (9.52%) JMS
6 2 (9.52%) Kafka
6 2 (9.52%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) DataPower
2 3 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 3 (14.29%) Internet of Things
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) CentOS
1 2 (9.52%) Fedora
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
1 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (9.52%) Ubuntu
2 1 (4.76%) Android
2 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
2 4 (19.05%) TDD
3 3 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 3 (14.29%) DevOps
3 3 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
3 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) EAI
4 2 (9.52%) ERP
4 2 (9.52%) Scrum
5 1 (4.76%) BDD
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (4.76%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (4.76%) Front End Development
5 1 (4.76%) iOS Development
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (4.76%) SOLID
5 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.76%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) Java
2 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) C++
3 2 (9.52%) VB
4 1 (4.76%) Groovy
4 1 (4.76%) Java 8
4 1 (4.76%) PHP
4 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.76%) Ruby
4 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) COBIT
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
2 1 (4.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) IBM
1 8 (38.10%) Oracle
2 4 (19.05%) Capita
3 3 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (9.52%) MuleSoft
4 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
4 2 (9.52%) SAP
4 2 (9.52%) Siebel
4 2 (9.52%) TIBCO
4 2 (9.52%) webMethods
4 2 (9.52%) WSO2
5 1 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) New Relic