Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an SOA Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

SOA Developer
England > South East
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 367 336 368
Rank change year-on-year -31 +32 -9
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Developer 6 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.036% 0.065% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.069% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 7
South East median daily rate £550 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +12.50% -16.67%
10th Percentile £525 £394 £344
90th Percentile £575 £531 £510
England median daily rate £513 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +13.89% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
South East median hourly rate £40.00 - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £43.50 -
% change year-on-year -8.05% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,519 14,500 17,250
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.12% 93.75% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,293 8,571 10,198
South East median daily rate £423 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.75% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 740 892
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.31 £10.14
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.05 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.48% -0.61% +12.12%

SOA Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured SOA Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SOA Developer in the South East

SOA Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA Developer in the South East

SOA Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA Developer in the South East

SOA Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA Developer within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 January 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
Hampshire +3 3 - -
Thames Valley -18 3 £550 +22.22%
Buckinghamshire -28 2 £550 +22.22%
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
SOA Developer
England

SOA Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, SOA Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring SOA Developer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) SOA
2 5 (83.33%) Java
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle
3 4 (66.67%) JUnit
3 4 (66.67%) Web Services
3 4 (66.67%) XML
3 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (50.00%) webMethods
4 3 (50.00%) OO
4 3 (50.00%) Swing
4 3 (50.00%) J2SE
4 3 (50.00%) Java RMI
4 3 (50.00%) OOD
4 3 (50.00%) Eclipse
4 3 (50.00%) Software AG
4 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (50.00%) TDD
4 3 (50.00%) Subversion
4 3 (50.00%) Degree
4 3 (50.00%) Apache Axis
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (33.33%) Apache Spark
5 2 (33.33%) API Development
5 2 (33.33%) Scala
5 2 (33.33%) Hadoop
5 2 (33.33%) Kafka
6 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c

SOA Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 4 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (33.33%) Apache Spark
3 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Hive
2 1 (16.67%) Big Data
2 1 (16.67%) Impala
2 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) JUnit
2 3 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (50.00%) Subversion
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) JMeter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
1 4 (66.67%) XML
2 3 (50.00%) Apache Axis
2 3 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (50.00%) J2SE
2 3 (50.00%) Java RMI
2 3 (50.00%) Swing
3 2 (33.33%) Kafka
4 1 (16.67%) J2EE
4 1 (16.67%) Java EE
4 1 (16.67%) Middleware
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (16.67%) REST
4 1 (16.67%) XSL
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) SOA
2 3 (50.00%) OO
2 3 (50.00%) OOD
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) API Development
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) BPEL
4 1 (16.67%) BPMN
4 1 (16.67%) Data Enrichment
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) Scala
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) Software AG
2 3 (50.00%) webMethods