Period
to 22 April 2019

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 6 months to 22 April 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 > South East
6 months to
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 164 150 132
Rank change year-on-year -14 -18 -3
Contract jobs citing SOA 227 287 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.46% 1.71% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 2.01% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 169 160
South East median daily rate £500 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -
10th Percentile £400 £363 £324
90th Percentile £618 £590 £589
England median daily rate £525 £503 £475
% change year-on-year +4.48% +5.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
South East median hourly rate £34.20 - £42.50
10th Percentile £27.02 - £33.50
90th Percentile £40.19 - £60.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 - £55.00

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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13,551 14,281 13,009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.09% 85.05% 83.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,210 8,405 7,535
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £281 £260
90th Percentile £604 £588 £565
England median daily rate £475 £463 £445
% change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 483 445 526
South East median hourly rate £24.91 £21.00 £22.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.62% -6.75% -17.36%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £11.06
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.00 £50.20
England median hourly rate £24.96 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.93% -10.00% +7.11%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 22 April 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in the South East over the 6 months to 22 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 April 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
Hampshire -15 71 £500 +3.09%
Thames Valley -27 71 £488 -4.88% 11
Berkshire -18 58 £500 +2.04% 8
Surrey +9 31 £450 - 2
West Sussex -5 27 £525 +9.38% 1
Buckinghamshire +12 12 £450 -5.26% 3
Kent +5 11 £400 -23.81%
East Sussex -7 6 £510 +2.00%
Oxfordshire -7 1 - - 1
Sussex - 1 - -
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 South East region with a requirement for SOA.

1 128 (56.39%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (30.84%) Java
3 68 (29.96%) Web Services
4 65 (28.63%) Oracle
5 61 (26.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 52 (22.91%) DevOps
6 52 (22.91%) Middleware
6 52 (22.91%) Scrum
7 45 (19.82%) Microsoft
8 44 (19.38%) .NET
8 44 (19.38%) Microsoft Azure
9 42 (18.50%) SQL
10 41 (18.06%) TDD
11 40 (17.62%) JIRA
12 39 (17.18%) C#
13 37 (16.30%) Microservices
14 35 (15.42%) REST
14 35 (15.42%) Continuous Integration
15 34 (14.98%) Amazon AWS
15 34 (14.98%) SQL Server
16 33 (14.54%) Confluence
16 33 (14.54%) Problem-Solving
17 32 (14.10%) Jenkins
18 31 (13.66%) XML
18 31 (13.66%) Finance
19 30 (13.22%) SOAP
20 29 (12.78%) MVC
21 28 (12.33%) Maven
21 28 (12.33%) Test Automation
22 27 (11.89%) Git (software)

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 61 (26.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 33 (14.54%) Confluence
3 27 (11.89%) Oracle Service Bus
4 22 (9.69%) WebLogic
5 13 (5.73%) WebSphere
6 9 (3.96%) Mule
6 9 (3.96%) SharePoint
7 8 (3.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (2.64%) JBoss
8 6 (2.64%) Tomcat
8 6 (2.64%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (2.20%) Apache ServiceMix
9 5 (2.20%) CMS
9 5 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (2.20%) GlassFish
9 5 (2.20%) JRun
10 4 (1.76%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.32%) Anypoint
12 2 (0.88%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.76%) Chatbot
2 4 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (7.05%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (3.08%) SAP ERP
3 6 (2.64%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (2.20%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (1.76%) SAP MDG
6 3 (1.32%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (1.32%) Oracle Utilities
6 3 (1.32%) Siebel CRM
6 3 (1.32%) TIBCO iProcess
7 2 (0.88%) Magento
7 2 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.44%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.44%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 44 (19.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (14.98%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (6.61%) SaaS
4 11 (4.85%) PaaS
5 9 (3.96%) IaaS
5 9 (3.96%) Office 365
6 8 (3.52%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 7 (3.08%) Serverless
8 6 (2.64%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (1.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 4 (1.76%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (1.76%) Boomi
10 4 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.76%) CloudFront
10 4 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (1.32%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.17%) Firewall
2 13 (5.73%) Internet
3 12 (5.29%) DNS
4 11 (4.85%) Reverse Proxy
4 11 (4.85%) TCP/IP
4 11 (4.85%) VPN
5 10 (4.41%) Network Security
6 4 (1.76%) NAS
6 4 (1.76%) SAN
7 3 (1.32%) DAB
7 3 (1.32%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.88%) AMQP
8 2 (0.88%) Tactical Data Link
9 1 (0.44%) 3G
9 1 (0.44%) 4G
9 1 (0.44%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.44%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.44%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.44%) Skype
9 1 (0.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (14.98%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.25%) Oracle Database
3 16 (7.05%) Oracle Database 11g
3 16 (7.05%) Oracle Database 12c
4 10 (4.41%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.52%) Oracle ODI
5 8 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (2.64%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.64%) Oracle BI EE
7 6 (2.64%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (2.20%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.32%) DB2
10 3 (1.32%) Oracle OWB
10 3 (1.32%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.32%) SAP HANA
10 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (17.62%) JIRA
2 32 (14.10%) Jenkins
3 28 (12.33%) Maven
4 27 (11.89%) Git (software)
5 14 (6.17%) Cucumber
6 13 (5.73%) Visual Studio
7 12 (5.29%) Subversion
8 11 (4.85%) JUnit
9 10 (4.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (4.41%) Bitbucket
9 10 (4.41%) Selenium
9 10 (4.41%) SoapUI
9 10 (4.41%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (2.64%) Eclipse
11 6 (2.64%) Gradle
11 6 (2.64%) IntelliJ
11 6 (2.64%) Mercurial
11 6 (2.64%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (2.64%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (13.66%) Finance
2 17 (7.49%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.73%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.96%) Marketing
4 9 (3.96%) Retail
5 6 (2.64%) Electronics
5 6 (2.64%) German Language
6 4 (1.76%) Billing
7 3 (1.32%) Back Office
8 2 (0.88%) Military
9 1 (0.44%) Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 75 (33.04%) Developer
2 62 (27.31%) Architect
3 23 (10.13%) Java Developer
4 21 (9.25%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (7.05%) .NET Developer
6 15 (6.61%) Senior Developer
7 12 (5.29%) Technical Leader
8 11 (4.85%) Designer
8 11 (4.85%) Integration Architect
9 10 (4.41%) DevOps Engineer
9 10 (4.41%) Full Stack Developer
9 10 (4.41%) Software Engineer
10 9 (3.96%) Chief Architect
10 9 (3.96%) Solutions Designer
11 8 (3.52%) Automation Tester
11 8 (3.52%) C# Developer
11 8 (3.52%) Tester
12 7 (3.08%) Consultant
12 7 (3.08%) Integration Developer
12 7 (3.08%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (29.96%) Web Services
2 52 (22.91%) Middleware
3 44 (19.38%) .NET
4 35 (15.42%) REST
5 31 (13.66%) XML
6 30 (13.22%) SOAP
7 27 (11.89%) AngularJS
8 24 (10.57%) CSS
9 23 (10.13%) Entity Framework
9 23 (10.13%) HTML
10 22 (9.69%) RESTful
11 21 (9.25%) .NET Framework
12 20 (8.81%) ASP.NET
13 18 (7.93%) XSLT
14 17 (7.49%) ASP.NET Web API
15 15 (6.61%) JSON
16 14 (6.17%) .NET Core
16 14 (6.17%) ASP.NET MVC
16 14 (6.17%) J2EE
17 13 (5.73%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.61%) Replication
2 13 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.85%) Client/Server
4 9 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (3.96%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (3.08%) User Experience
6 5 (2.20%) Life Science
6 5 (2.20%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.76%) TM Forum
8 3 (1.32%) Clustering
8 3 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.88%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.88%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.88%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.88%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.88%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.44%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (11.45%) Unix
2 23 (10.13%) Linux
3 13 (5.73%) Windows
4 9 (3.96%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (1.32%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.88%) AIX
6 2 (0.88%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (56.39%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (22.91%) DevOps
2 52 (22.91%) Scrum
3 41 (18.06%) TDD
4 37 (16.30%) Microservices
5 35 (15.42%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (14.54%) Problem-Solving
7 29 (12.78%) MVC
8 28 (12.33%) Test Automation
9 23 (10.13%) BDD
10 22 (9.69%) SDLC
10 22 (9.69%) TOGAF
11 21 (9.25%) Technical Leadership
11 21 (9.25%) Unit Testing
12 20 (8.81%) E-Commerce
12 20 (8.81%) OO
12 20 (8.81%) Software Engineering
13 19 (8.37%) Decision-Making
14 17 (7.49%) Data Protection
14 17 (7.49%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 70 (30.84%) Java
2 42 (18.50%) SQL
3 39 (17.18%) C#
4 27 (11.89%) JavaScript
5 17 (7.49%) Python
6 15 (6.61%) Java 8
7 14 (6.17%) TypeScript
8 6 (2.64%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 4 (1.76%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.76%) XPath
10 3 (1.32%) ABAP
10 3 (1.32%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.88%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.88%) XQuery
12 1 (0.44%) C
12 1 (0.44%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (11.45%) Security Cleared
2 22 (9.69%) Degree
3 19 (8.37%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.85%) TOGAF Certification
5 6 (2.64%) CCIE
5 6 (2.64%) CCNA
5 6 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.76%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.44%) MCSE
8 1 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.25%) QA
2 5 (2.20%) GDPR
3 4 (1.76%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.32%) PMO
4 3 (1.32%) SLA
5 2 (0.88%) JSP 440
System Software
1 12 (5.29%) Active Directory
1 12 (5.29%) Docker
2 3 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (5.73%) Ansible
2 7 (3.08%) Puppet
3 5 (2.20%) Ambari
3 5 (2.20%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.20%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (2.20%) ZABBIX
4 3 (1.32%) MOM
5 2 (0.88%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.44%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.44%) CloudHub
6 1 (0.44%) Kibana
6 1 (0.44%) logstash
6 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.44%) SCOM
6 1 (0.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 65 (28.63%) Oracle
2 45 (19.82%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.49%) SAP
4 16 (7.05%) IBM
5 14 (6.17%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (3.52%) Adobe
6 8 (3.52%) Atlassian
6 8 (3.52%) MuleSoft
6 8 (3.52%) TIBCO
6 8 (3.52%) Workday
6 8 (3.52%) WSO2
7 7 (3.08%) Pega
8 6 (2.64%) Talend
9 5 (2.20%) Dell
10 4 (1.76%) Citrix
10 4 (1.76%) Genesys
10 4 (1.76%) Google
10 4 (1.76%) Remedy
11 3 (1.32%) Amdocs
11 3 (1.32%) Okta