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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
England / South East
Rank 111 117 100
Rank change year-on-year +6 -17  
Contract jobs citing SOA 143 158 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.85% 1.71% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 2.11% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 97 121
Median daily rate £430 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +2.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £336 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.39 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.65% +41.44%  

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 6306 7493 7783
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.55% 81.26% 79.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3647 4607 4279
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 268 276
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +19.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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
Berkshire +49 46 £425 -5.55% 13
Surrey +13 34 £425 -5.55% 6
Hampshire -20 22 £485 +22.78% 5
Buckinghamshire -17 16 £395 -28.18% 1
West Sussex +8 13 £511 +3.18% 7
Oxfordshire - 5 £600 - 2
Middlesex +3 2 £349 +2.57%
Kent +4 1 £363 -4.03%
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 111 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (39.00%) Oracle
3 100 (38.61%) Java
4 93 (35.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 87 (33.59%) REST
6 85 (32.82%) Web Services
7 82 (31.66%) SQL
8 63 (24.32%) TDD
9 56 (21.62%) XML
10 54 (20.85%) JavaScript
10 54 (20.85%) Linux
11 53 (20.46%) Git (software)
12 52 (20.08%) Spring
12 52 (20.08%) C#
12 52 (20.08%) .NET
13 51 (19.69%) Scrum
14 48 (18.53%) HTML
15 46 (17.76%) SQL Server
16 45 (17.37%) Middleware
17 43 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
18 40 (15.44%) Oracle Database
19 38 (14.67%) AngularJS
20 37 (14.29%) Maven
21 36 (13.90%) Unit Testing
21 36 (13.90%) Jenkins
22 35 (13.51%) SOAP
23 34 (13.13%) Microsoft
23 34 (13.13%) Finance
24 33 (12.74%) DevOps
25 32 (12.36%) MVC

SOA
Top Related 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 93 (35.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 25 (9.65%) WebLogic
3 16 (6.18%) Confluence
4 14 (5.41%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (2.70%) Apache
5 7 (2.70%) nginx
5 7 (2.70%) NServiceBus
6 6 (2.32%) Apache Solr
6 6 (2.32%) JBoss
6 6 (2.32%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (1.93%) CMS
7 5 (1.93%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.54%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (1.54%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.16%) IIS
9 3 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.77%) Oracle BPEL
10 2 (0.77%) SAS
11 1 (0.39%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 13 (5.02%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.39%) MS Project
2 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (8.88%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (3.09%) BusinessWorks
3 5 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle Utilities
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle BRM
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.04%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (7.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.02%) SaaS
4 8 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.77%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.77%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.77%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.77%) Google Checkout
6 2 (0.77%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.39%) Boomi
7 1 (0.39%) CloudSense
7 1 (0.39%) Office 365
7 1 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.41%) HTTP
2 12 (4.63%) DVB
3 9 (3.47%) LAN
3 9 (3.47%) WAN
4 5 (1.93%) Internet
5 4 (1.54%) Firewall
6 3 (1.16%) Intranet
7 2 (0.77%) AMQP
7 2 (0.77%) Intelligent Network
7 2 (0.77%) LDAP
7 2 (0.77%) SSL
7 2 (0.77%) Wireless
8 1 (0.39%) 4G
8 1 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.39%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.39%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.39%) SNMP
8 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.39%) VoIP
8 1 (0.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (17.76%) SQL Server
2 40 (15.44%) Oracle Database
3 23 (8.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 19 (7.34%) NoSQL
5 17 (6.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (6.18%) Oracle Database 12c
7 13 (5.02%) Relational Database
8 10 (3.86%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (2.70%) MongoDB
10 6 (2.32%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.93%) Big Data
11 5 (1.93%) MySQL
11 5 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.16%) Couchbase
12 3 (1.16%) Hadoop
12 3 (1.16%) Hazelcast
12 3 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.16%) Power BI
12 3 (1.16%) Redis
Development Applications
1 53 (20.46%) Git (software)
2 37 (14.29%) Maven
3 36 (13.90%) Jenkins
4 32 (12.36%) JIRA
5 24 (9.27%) JUnit
6 14 (5.41%) Eclipse
6 14 (5.41%) Subversion
7 12 (4.63%) Mockito
8 11 (4.25%) Ant
9 10 (3.86%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (3.86%) SoapUI
10 7 (2.70%) Gradle
10 7 (2.70%) JSUnit
10 7 (2.70%) Visual Studio
11 6 (2.32%) ANTLR
11 6 (2.32%) GoCD
11 6 (2.32%) MSTest
12 5 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (1.54%) Cucumber
13 4 (1.54%) Mercurial
General
1 34 (13.13%) Finance
2 18 (6.95%) Retail
3 13 (5.02%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.09%) Marketing
5 7 (2.70%) Banking
5 7 (2.70%) Publishing
6 6 (2.32%) Back Office
7 4 (1.54%) Electronics
7 4 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.54%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.16%) Billing
9 1 (0.39%) Advertising
9 1 (0.39%) Games
9 1 (0.39%) Local Government
9 1 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 109 (42.08%) Developer
2 64 (24.71%) Architect
3 49 (18.92%) Java Developer
4 29 (11.20%) Senior Developer
4 29 (11.20%) Solutions Architect
5 27 (10.42%) .NET Developer
6 22 (8.49%) C# Developer
7 21 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
8 19 (7.34%) Senior Java Developer
9 11 (4.25%) Software Engineer
10 10 (3.86%) Analyst
10 10 (3.86%) Consultant
10 10 (3.86%) Technical Architect
11 9 (3.47%) Designer
11 9 (3.47%) Integration Architect
12 8 (3.09%) Agile Developer
12 8 (3.09%) Angular Developer
12 8 (3.09%) Oracle Developer
12 8 (3.09%) Senior .NET Developer
12 8 (3.09%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (33.59%) REST
2 85 (32.82%) Web Services
3 56 (21.62%) XML
4 52 (20.08%) .NET
4 52 (20.08%) Spring
5 48 (18.53%) HTML
6 45 (17.37%) Middleware
7 38 (14.67%) AngularJS
8 35 (13.51%) SOAP
9 32 (12.36%) CSS
10 30 (11.58%) Node.js
11 29 (11.20%) JMS
12 25 (9.65%) HTML5
13 24 (9.27%) Java EE
14 23 (8.88%) J2EE
15 22 (8.49%) ASP.NET Web API
15 22 (8.49%) jQuery
16 21 (8.11%) Oracle Fusion
17 18 (6.95%) ASP.NET
18 17 (6.56%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.18%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.63%) Data Centre
3 12 (4.63%) Digital TV
3 12 (4.63%) MPEG
3 12 (4.63%) STB
4 10 (3.86%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.32%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.32%) User Experience
6 4 (1.54%) BBC
6 4 (1.54%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.54%) New Media
7 3 (1.16%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.16%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.16%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.16%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.16%) Social Media
7 3 (1.16%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.77%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.77%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 54 (20.85%) Linux
2 25 (9.65%) Unix
2 25 (9.65%) Windows
3 13 (5.02%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.09%) AIX
5 4 (1.54%) CentOS
5 4 (1.54%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.16%) Android
6 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (24.32%) TDD
3 51 (19.69%) Scrum
4 43 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (13.90%) Unit Testing
6 33 (12.74%) DevOps
7 32 (12.36%) MVC
8 30 (11.58%) SDLC
9 29 (11.20%) Software Engineering
10 28 (10.81%) Configuration Management
11 25 (9.65%) Microservices
12 23 (8.88%) E-Commerce
13 19 (7.34%) CRM
13 19 (7.34%) Pair Programming
14 16 (6.18%) Data Modelling
14 16 (6.18%) TOGAF
15 15 (5.79%) Domain-Driven Design
15 15 (5.79%) Migration
15 15 (5.79%) User Stories
16 13 (5.02%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 100 (38.61%) Java
2 82 (31.66%) SQL
3 54 (20.85%) JavaScript
4 52 (20.08%) C#
5 17 (6.56%) C
5 17 (6.56%) PL/SQL
6 15 (5.79%) C++
7 13 (5.02%) T-SQL
8 11 (4.25%) Python
9 9 (3.47%) Perl
10 8 (3.09%) PowerShell
10 8 (3.09%) XPath
11 7 (2.70%) Groovy
11 7 (2.70%) Scala
12 5 (1.93%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.93%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.16%) PHP
14 2 (0.77%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.77%) Embedded C++
14 2 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (11.20%) Security Cleared
2 25 (9.65%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.18%) Degree
4 6 (2.32%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.77%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.39%) MCSE
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.16%) HL7
1 3 (1.16%) PMO
1 3 (1.16%) QA
2 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.77%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.39%) SLA
3 1 (0.39%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (5.79%) Docker
2 5 (1.93%) vSphere
3 4 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.77%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (0.39%) XenApp
6 1 (0.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (5.41%) Puppet
2 11 (4.25%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (3.09%) Ansible
4 5 (1.93%) Oracle Identity Management
5 3 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.77%) SCOM
7 1 (0.39%) Kibana
7 1 (0.39%) logstash
7 1 (0.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 101 (39.00%) Oracle
2 34 (13.13%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.25%) TIBCO
4 8 (3.09%) Siebel
5 7 (2.70%) SAP
6 6 (2.32%) IBM
7 5 (1.93%) Google
7 5 (1.93%) Jaspersoft
8 4 (1.54%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.54%) SaltStack
8 4 (1.54%) VMware
9 3 (1.16%) HP
9 3 (1.16%) hybris
9 3 (1.16%) MuleSoft
9 3 (1.16%) Pega
9 3 (1.16%) Reuters
10 2 (0.77%) Guidewire
10 2 (0.77%) MapR
10 2 (0.77%) PayPal
10 2 (0.77%) Talend
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