Period
to 22 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 March 2019 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)
England > North East
6 months to
22 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 83 85 116
Rank change year-on-year +2 +31 -26
Contract jobs citing SOA 19 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.30% 1.55% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.75% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 23 11
North East median daily rate £515 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.75% +17.65% +13.33%
10th Percentile £470 £363 £335
90th Percentile £530 £485 £475
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £41.50 - £50.00

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 the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,258 1,083 1,656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 85.99% 88.12% 87.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 756 1,123
North East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £285 £255 £263
90th Percentile £556 £575 £530
England median daily rate £475 £463 £438
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 32 57
North East median hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.51% -21.28% +27.03%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.06 £11.05
90th Percentile £46.00 £47.30 £42.40
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.02% - +11.11%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in the North East

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in the North East

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in the North East over the 6 months to 22 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in the North East

SOA
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the North East region over the 6 months to 22 March 2019. 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
Tyne and Wear +2 17 £523 +30.63%
Durham -16 2 £450 +20.00%
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 22 March 2019, 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 North East region with a requirement for SOA.

1 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (84.21%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (78.95%) DevOps
4 14 (73.68%) Puppet
4 14 (73.68%) Jenkins
4 14 (73.68%) Docker
4 14 (73.68%) Maven
4 14 (73.68%) Scrum
5 13 (68.42%) Perl
5 13 (68.42%) Windows
5 13 (68.42%) Linux
5 13 (68.42%) Python
5 13 (68.42%) Ruby
5 13 (68.42%) Kanban
5 13 (68.42%) JIRA
5 13 (68.42%) Git (software)
5 13 (68.42%) Test Automation
5 13 (68.42%) Confluence
5 13 (68.42%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (68.42%) Ansible
6 12 (63.16%) Performance Monitoring
6 12 (63.16%) Infrastructure Management
6 12 (63.16%) User Experience
6 12 (63.16%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 12 (63.16%) Hybrid Cloud
6 12 (63.16%) Elastic Stack
6 12 (63.16%) Docker Swarm
6 12 (63.16%) Release Automation
6 12 (63.16%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (63.16%) Deployment Automation

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 13 (68.42%) Confluence
2 8 (42.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (10.53%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Infor CloudSuite
1 1 (5.26%) Infor M3
1 1 (5.26%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 12 (63.16%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (47.37%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (10.53%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (10.53%) Boomi
3 2 (10.53%) IaaS
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (10.53%) PaaS
3 2 (10.53%) SaaS
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) Firewall
1 7 (36.84%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) Power BI
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (73.68%) Jenkins
1 14 (73.68%) Maven
2 13 (68.42%) Git (software)
2 13 (68.42%) JIRA
2 13 (68.42%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 1 (5.26%) Back Office
1 1 (5.26%) Billing
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (5.26%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Lead
4 1 (5.26%) Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Environment And Release Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Environment Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Release Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) Elastic Stack
1 12 (63.16%) YAML
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) JSON
2 2 (10.53%) Node.js
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (63.16%) Hybrid Cloud
1 12 (63.16%) User Experience
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Linux
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (84.21%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (78.95%) DevOps
4 14 (73.68%) Scrum
5 13 (68.42%) Kanban
5 13 (68.42%) Test Automation
6 12 (63.16%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 12 (63.16%) Change Management
6 12 (63.16%) Configuration Management
6 12 (63.16%) Deployment Automation
6 12 (63.16%) Infrastructure Management
6 12 (63.16%) Performance Monitoring
6 12 (63.16%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (63.16%) Release Automation
7 9 (47.37%) Task Automation
8 8 (42.11%) SDLC
9 7 (36.84%) Load Balancing
10 4 (21.05%) Microservices
11 3 (15.79%) Data Protection
11 3 (15.79%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) Perl
1 13 (68.42%) Python
1 13 (68.42%) Ruby
2 3 (15.79%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (73.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (73.68%) Puppet
2 13 (68.42%) Ansible
3 12 (63.16%) Docker Swarm
3 12 (63.16%) Nagios
3 12 (63.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Riverbed
2 8 (42.11%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Dell
3 2 (10.53%) Pega
4 1 (5.26%) Atlassian
4 1 (5.26%) Infor