The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 3 months to 25 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)
England / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 100 103
Rank change year-on-year -10 +3  
Contract jobs citing SOA 146 201 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.91% 2.28% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 2.78% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 136 132
Median daily rate £478 £465 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.68% +6.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £45.50 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.08% +55.55%  
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6342 7222 7635
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 83.03% 81.98% 80.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3718 4417 4412
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 268 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

SOA
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 in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in the South East

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in the South East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in the South East

SOA
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 in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in the South East

SOA
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 within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 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
Buckinghamshire -5 41 £400 -5.88% 4
Berkshire -3 29 £525 +11.70% 7
Hampshire -17 27 £485 +7.77% 8
Oxfordshire -6 20 £500 -4.76%
West Sussex +28 13 £480 +6.66% 1
Surrey -12 13 £400 -20.00% 4
Middlesex +8 1 - -
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for SOA.

1 167 (56.80%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (48.98%) Java
3 101 (34.35%) REST
4 94 (31.97%) Web Services
5 93 (31.63%) Oracle
6 89 (30.27%) Scrum
7 87 (29.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 85 (28.91%) TDD
9 72 (24.49%) JavaScript
10 67 (22.79%) Spring
10 67 (22.79%) Git (software)
11 60 (20.41%) Continuous Integration
12 58 (19.73%) SQL
13 54 (18.37%) HTML
13 54 (18.37%) Finance
14 51 (17.35%) .NET
15 49 (16.67%) AngularJS
16 47 (15.99%) Microservices
16 47 (15.99%) XML
17 45 (15.31%) SOAP
17 45 (15.31%) MVC
17 45 (15.31%) Unit Testing
18 44 (14.97%) Maven
18 44 (14.97%) C#
19 41 (13.95%) Linux
19 41 (13.95%) Jenkins
20 40 (13.61%) Oracle Database
20 40 (13.61%) DevOps
20 40 (13.61%) SQL Server
20 40 (13.61%) CSS

SOA
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 87 (29.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 29 (9.86%) WebLogic
3 24 (8.16%) Confluence
4 15 (5.10%) CMS
5 13 (4.42%) NServiceBus
5 13 (4.42%) Oracle Service Bus
6 9 (3.06%) JBoss
6 9 (3.06%) Oracle Workflow
6 9 (3.06%) SharePoint
7 8 (2.72%) Apache
8 7 (2.38%) Apache Solr
8 7 (2.38%) WebSphere
9 6 (2.04%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.70%) Alfresco
10 5 (1.70%) Drupal
10 5 (1.70%) Liferay
10 5 (1.70%) nginx
10 5 (1.70%) OpenStack
11 4 (1.36%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (4.76%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (3.40%) Oracle Utilities
3 8 (2.72%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (2.38%) Siebel CRM
5 6 (2.04%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.34%) Demantra
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.34%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 36 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (7.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.42%) PaaS
4 11 (3.74%) SaaS
5 9 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (2.38%) Amazon SQS
7 6 (2.04%) Bluemix
7 6 (2.04%) IBM Cloud
8 5 (1.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (1.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 5 (1.70%) Amazon S3
8 5 (1.70%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (1.70%) CloudFront
8 5 (1.70%) OpenShift
9 4 (1.36%) GitHub
9 4 (1.36%) IaaS
10 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.68%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.68%) Google Checkout
10 2 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.74%) HTTP
2 9 (3.06%) Internet
3 7 (2.38%) DVB
4 5 (1.70%) Firewall
5 4 (1.36%) DNS
6 3 (1.02%) Intranet
7 2 (0.68%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (0.68%) Tactical Data Link
7 2 (0.68%) Wireless
8 1 (0.34%) 3G
8 1 (0.34%) AMQP
8 1 (0.34%) ATM
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.34%) DSL
8 1 (0.34%) LDAP
8 1 (0.34%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.34%) SSL
8 1 (0.34%) TDMA
8 1 (0.34%) VoIP
8 1 (0.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (13.61%) Oracle Database
1 40 (13.61%) SQL Server
2 25 (8.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 22 (7.48%) Oracle Database 12c
4 15 (5.10%) MongoDB
5 13 (4.42%) Oracle Database 10g
6 12 (4.08%) DB2
6 12 (4.08%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.74%) NoSQL
8 10 (3.40%) MySQL
9 8 (2.72%) Big Data
9 8 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (1.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.70%) Hazelcast
12 4 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.36%) Hadoop
13 3 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
13 3 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 67 (22.79%) Git (software)
2 44 (14.97%) Maven
3 41 (13.95%) Jenkins
4 40 (13.61%) JIRA
5 30 (10.20%) JUnit
6 26 (8.84%) Subversion
7 21 (7.14%) Eclipse
8 16 (5.44%) IntelliJ
8 16 (5.44%) Octopus Deploy
9 13 (4.42%) JSUnit
10 12 (4.08%) SoapUI
11 11 (3.74%) Gradle
12 9 (3.06%) Cucumber
12 9 (3.06%) Mercurial
13 8 (2.72%) Grunt
14 7 (2.38%) gulp
14 7 (2.38%) JMeter
14 7 (2.38%) LoadRunner
14 7 (2.38%) Selenium
15 6 (2.04%) TeamCity
General
1 54 (18.37%) Finance
2 36 (12.24%) Banking
3 16 (5.44%) Retail
3 16 (5.44%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.04%) Publishing
5 5 (1.70%) Marketing
6 4 (1.36%) Electronics
6 4 (1.36%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.68%) Military
7 2 (0.68%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.34%) Billing
8 1 (0.34%) Legal
8 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 150 (51.02%) Developer
2 75 (25.51%) Architect
3 72 (24.49%) Java Developer
4 35 (11.90%) .NET Developer
5 33 (11.22%) Senior Developer
6 31 (10.54%) Solutions Architect
7 29 (9.86%) C# Developer
8 27 (9.18%) C# .NET Developer
9 22 (7.48%) Senior Java Developer
10 15 (5.10%) Full Stack Developer
11 13 (4.42%) Technical Architect
12 12 (4.08%) Agile Developer
12 12 (4.08%) Technical Leader
13 11 (3.74%) DBA
13 11 (3.74%) Oracle DBA
13 11 (3.74%) Senior .NET Developer
14 10 (3.40%) Lead Developer
14 10 (3.40%) Senior C# .NET Developer
14 10 (3.40%) Senior C# Developer
15 9 (3.06%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (34.35%) REST
2 94 (31.97%) Web Services
3 67 (22.79%) Spring
4 54 (18.37%) HTML
5 51 (17.35%) .NET
6 49 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 47 (15.99%) XML
8 45 (15.31%) SOAP
9 40 (13.61%) CSS
9 40 (13.61%) Middleware
10 31 (10.54%) HTML5
10 31 (10.54%) JMS
11 30 (10.20%) Hibernate
12 26 (8.84%) ASP.NET Web API
13 25 (8.50%) XSLT
14 24 (8.16%) Node.js
15 23 (7.82%) J2EE
16 21 (7.14%) .NET Framework
17 20 (6.80%) Oracle Fusion
18 19 (6.46%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.44%) User Experience
3 13 (4.42%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (3.06%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.38%) Digital TV
6 7 (2.38%) MPEG
6 7 (2.38%) STB
7 6 (2.04%) Cloud Native
7 6 (2.04%) Mobile Banking
8 5 (1.70%) Online Banking
8 5 (1.70%) Web 2.0
9 4 (1.36%) BBC
9 4 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.36%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.36%) New Media
10 3 (1.02%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.68%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.68%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 41 (13.95%) Linux
2 29 (9.86%) Unix
3 20 (6.80%) Windows
4 10 (3.40%) AIX
5 8 (2.72%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.04%) Android
7 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.68%) CentOS
8 2 (0.68%) Solaris
8 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.34%) VMS
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (56.80%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (30.27%) Scrum
3 85 (28.91%) TDD
4 60 (20.41%) Continuous Integration
5 47 (15.99%) Microservices
6 45 (15.31%) MVC
6 45 (15.31%) Unit Testing
7 40 (13.61%) DevOps
8 38 (12.93%) Software Engineering
9 37 (12.59%) BDD
10 35 (11.90%) SDLC
11 29 (9.86%) Pair Programming
12 26 (8.84%) CRM
12 26 (8.84%) SOLID
13 25 (8.50%) Domain-Driven Design
13 25 (8.50%) E-Commerce
14 23 (7.82%) Kanban
14 23 (7.82%) Test Automation
15 22 (7.48%) Technical Architecture
16 21 (7.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 144 (48.98%) Java
2 72 (24.49%) JavaScript
3 58 (19.73%) SQL
4 44 (14.97%) C#
5 20 (6.80%) PL/SQL
6 14 (4.76%) Python
6 14 (4.76%) Ruby
6 14 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 13 (4.42%) Scala
8 12 (4.08%) Groovy
9 11 (3.74%) C
10 9 (3.06%) C++
11 8 (2.72%) PowerShell
12 6 (2.04%) Go
12 6 (2.04%) TypeScript
13 4 (1.36%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.02%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.02%) ECMAScript
15 2 (0.68%) Perl
15 2 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (8.84%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.80%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.44%) Degree
4 5 (1.70%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.68%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.82%) QA
2 2 (0.68%) JSP 440
2 2 (0.68%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.34%) BS7799
3 1 (0.34%) HL7
3 1 (0.34%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (7.14%) Docker
2 8 (2.72%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (1.70%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.02%) vSphere
5 2 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (0.34%) XenApp
6 1 (0.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (1.70%) Oracle Identity Management
1 5 (1.70%) Puppet
2 4 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.68%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.34%) Ansible
4 1 (0.34%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.34%) MOM
4 1 (0.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 93 (31.63%) Oracle
2 37 (12.59%) Microsoft
3 18 (6.12%) IBM
4 12 (4.08%) MuleSoft
5 9 (3.06%) HP
5 9 (3.06%) TIBCO
6 8 (2.72%) Apigee
6 8 (2.72%) Siebel
7 7 (2.38%) New Relic
7 7 (2.38%) Veritas
8 6 (2.04%) Jaspersoft
9 5 (1.70%) OpenText
9 5 (1.70%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.70%) Software AG
9 5 (1.70%) webMethods
9 5 (1.70%) WSO2
10 4 (1.36%) Citrix
10 4 (1.36%) SAP
11 3 (1.02%) Adobe
11 3 (1.02%) CA
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