The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 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 23 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)
South East / Middlesex
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 23 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 -  
Contract jobs citing SOA 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 1.12% 2.35% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 2.65% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £575 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
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 Middlesex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 77 151 140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 86.52% 88.82% 74.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 99 77
Median daily rate £457 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.25% +3.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Middlesex 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 Middlesex

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOA in Middlesex.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Middlesex

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA in Middlesex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 23 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for SOA.

1 3 (75.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Digital TV
2 2 (50.00%) DVB
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) MPEG
2 2 (50.00%) HTTP
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) STB
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) Software Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (50.00%) Node.js
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) User Stories
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (25.00%) OpenShift
3 1 (25.00%) Docker
3 1 (25.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (25.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (25.00%) Spark Streaming
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Middlesex 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 1 (25.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (25.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DVB
1 2 (50.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) Big Data
2 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Artifactory
2 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Big Data Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C/C++ Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C++ Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C++ Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) HTML5
1 2 (50.00%) Node.js
1 2 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) Drools
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE
2 1 (25.00%) JRockit
2 1 (25.00%) Kafka
2 1 (25.00%) Spark Streaming
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (50.00%) Digital TV
1 2 (50.00%) MPEG
1 2 (50.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) Software Architecture
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle