Period
to 19 June 2018

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 19 June 2018 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 127 119
Rank change year-on-year -10 -8 -12
Contract jobs citing SOA 278 281 359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.69% 1.82% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 2.19% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 181 242
South East median daily rate £480 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £331 £325
90th Percentile £575 £588 £613
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
South East median hourly rate - £42.50 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.59% +30.00%
England median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £50.39
% change year-on-year +4.44% -10.70% +39.01%

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 13,935 12,847 14,823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.60% 83.35% 82.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,208 7,435 9,100
South East median daily rate £435 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.45% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £563 £545
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 473 493 555
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £19.90 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.63% -20.40% +13.64%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.44 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.12 £52.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 19 June 2018.

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 6 months to 19 June 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
Thames Valley -48 103 £495 +10.00% 32
Hampshire +27 76 £485 - 15
Berkshire -26 64 £488 +8.33% 24
Surrey -26 51 £463 +10.45% 20
West Sussex +7 33 £480 -4.00% 4
Buckinghamshire -28 23 £475 +25.00% 6
Oxfordshire -12 16 £575 +13.58% 2
Kent +17 11 £385 +6.21% 4
East Sussex - 4 £500 -
Middlesex +1 1 - -
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, 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.

1 114 (41.01%) REST
2 112 (40.29%) Oracle
3 108 (38.85%) Java
3 108 (38.85%) Agile Software Development
4 103 (37.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 98 (35.25%) Web Services
6 83 (29.86%) XML
7 82 (29.50%) Middleware
8 80 (28.78%) SOAP
9 72 (25.90%) Linux
10 70 (25.18%) Spring
11 65 (23.38%) SQL
12 63 (22.66%) Microservices
13 60 (21.58%) Oracle Database
14 58 (20.86%) JavaScript
15 57 (20.50%) C#
16 56 (20.14%) Oracle Fusion
17 54 (19.42%) MVC
18 53 (19.06%) .NET
18 53 (19.06%) JMS
19 52 (18.71%) XSD
20 50 (17.99%) TDD
21 48 (17.27%) Oracle Database 11g
22 46 (16.55%) Git (software)
23 44 (15.83%) Oracle Service Bus
24 43 (15.47%) SQL Server
25 42 (15.11%) Scrum
26 41 (14.75%) AngularJS
27 40 (14.39%) Continuous Integration
27 40 (14.39%) Maven

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
1 103 (37.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 44 (15.83%) Oracle Service Bus
3 39 (14.03%) WebLogic
4 23 (8.27%) Confluence
5 11 (3.96%) Oracle Workflow
6 10 (3.60%) Apache Solr
7 8 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (2.52%) IIS
9 6 (2.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (2.16%) Oracle BPEL
10 5 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.08%) Apache
11 3 (1.08%) JBoss
11 3 (1.08%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.72%) CMS
12 2 (0.72%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.72%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.72%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.72%) InVision
1 2 (0.72%) OmniGraffle
1 2 (0.72%) UXPin
2 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (10.07%) Siebel CRM
2 25 (8.99%) Oracle Applications
3 23 (8.27%) Oracle Utilities
4 14 (5.04%) Oracle BPM
5 8 (2.88%) BusinessWorks
5 8 (2.88%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (2.52%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (1.80%) Oracle General Ledger
7 5 (1.80%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (1.80%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (1.44%) TIBCO iProcess
9 3 (1.08%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.72%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.72%) SDL Web 8
11 1 (0.36%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.36%) SAP CRM for Utilities
11 1 (0.36%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 33 (11.87%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (5.40%) SaaS
4 10 (3.60%) Slack
5 9 (3.24%) Serverless
6 6 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (2.16%) PaaS
7 5 (1.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.80%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 5 (1.80%) Amazon S3
7 5 (1.80%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (1.80%) CloudFront
8 4 (1.44%) IaaS
9 3 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.72%) Boomi
10 2 (0.72%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.72%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.72%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.47%) HTTP
2 9 (3.24%) SSL
3 7 (2.52%) SMTP
4 4 (1.44%) AMQP
4 4 (1.44%) Firewall
4 4 (1.44%) FTP
4 4 (1.44%) Wireless
5 3 (1.08%) Ethernet
5 3 (1.08%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.08%) MPLS
6 1 (0.36%) DVB
6 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (21.58%) Oracle Database
2 48 (17.27%) Oracle Database 11g
3 43 (15.47%) SQL Server
4 35 (12.59%) Oracle Database 12c
5 34 (12.23%) Oracle BI EE
6 33 (11.87%) Oracle Reports
7 31 (11.15%) Oracle ODI
8 19 (6.83%) Relational Database
9 15 (5.40%) MySQL
10 12 (4.32%) Big Data
11 11 (3.96%) DB2
11 11 (3.96%) RDBMS
12 9 (3.24%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (2.16%) Hadoop
14 6 (2.16%) NoSQL
14 6 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 5 (1.80%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 5 (1.80%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 46 (16.55%) Git (software)
2 40 (14.39%) Maven
3 35 (12.59%) JIRA
3 35 (12.59%) Oracle Forms
4 30 (10.79%) SoapUI
5 28 (10.07%) JUnit
6 26 (9.35%) Subversion
7 24 (8.63%) Eclipse
7 24 (8.63%) Jenkins
7 24 (8.63%) XMLSpy
8 22 (7.91%) IntelliJ
9 19 (6.83%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (5.76%) Cucumber
10 16 (5.76%) Visual Studio
11 9 (3.24%) Gradle
11 9 (3.24%) Mercurial
12 8 (2.88%) Ant
12 8 (2.88%) Selenium
12 8 (2.88%) SpecFlow
13 6 (2.16%) Oracle APEX
General
1 38 (13.67%) Finance
2 21 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.96%) Banking
4 8 (2.88%) Retail
5 6 (2.16%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.08%) Publishing
7 2 (0.72%) Back Office
7 2 (0.72%) Billing
7 2 (0.72%) Electronics
8 1 (0.36%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) Automotive
8 1 (0.36%) Avionics
8 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.36%) French Language
8 1 (0.36%) German Language
8 1 (0.36%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 117 (42.09%) Developer
2 63 (22.66%) Architect
3 57 (20.50%) Java Developer
4 47 (16.91%) Senior Developer
5 34 (12.23%) Solutions Architect
6 28 (10.07%) DBA
6 28 (10.07%) Oracle DBA
7 27 (9.71%) Senior Java Developer
8 23 (8.27%) .NET Developer
9 22 (7.91%) Analyst
10 21 (7.55%) Oracle Applications DBA
11 15 (5.40%) C# Developer
12 11 (3.96%) Angular Developer
12 11 (3.96%) Software Engineer
13 10 (3.60%) C# .NET Developer
13 10 (3.60%) Designer
13 10 (3.60%) Senior DBA
13 10 (3.60%) Senior Oracle DBA
14 9 (3.24%) Oracle Developer
14 9 (3.24%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (41.01%) REST
2 98 (35.25%) Web Services
3 83 (29.86%) XML
4 82 (29.50%) Middleware
5 80 (28.78%) SOAP
6 70 (25.18%) Spring
7 56 (20.14%) Oracle Fusion
8 53 (19.06%) .NET
8 53 (19.06%) JMS
9 52 (18.71%) XSD
10 41 (14.75%) AngularJS
11 39 (14.03%) EJB
12 38 (13.67%) HTML
13 34 (12.23%) XSLT
14 33 (11.87%) Hibernate
14 33 (11.87%) JSON
15 30 (10.79%) CSS
15 30 (10.79%) J2EE
16 27 (9.71%) Spring Boot
17 26 (9.35%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.07%) Clustering
2 17 (6.12%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (4.32%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.88%) Mainframe
4 8 (2.88%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.88%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.52%) User Experience
6 6 (2.16%) CMDB
7 5 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.44%) e-Learning
9 3 (1.08%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.72%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.72%) NHS
10 2 (0.72%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.72%) PMI
10 2 (0.72%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.72%) Smart City
10 2 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 72 (25.90%) Linux
2 33 (11.87%) Unix
3 27 (9.71%) AIX
4 24 (8.63%) Windows
5 6 (2.16%) Android
5 6 (2.16%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.72%) Solaris
6 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.36%) CentOS
7 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (38.85%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (22.66%) Microservices
3 54 (19.42%) MVC
4 50 (17.99%) TDD
5 42 (15.11%) Scrum
6 40 (14.39%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (12.23%) BDD
7 34 (12.23%) CRM
7 34 (12.23%) DevOps
8 30 (10.79%) Root Cause Analysis
9 29 (10.43%) Unit Testing
10 26 (9.35%) Master Data Management
10 26 (9.35%) Software Engineering
11 25 (8.99%) OO
12 24 (8.63%) E-Commerce
13 23 (8.27%) WFM
14 20 (7.19%) Data Modelling
14 20 (7.19%) ITIL
15 19 (6.83%) Mentoring
15 19 (6.83%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 108 (38.85%) Java
2 65 (23.38%) SQL
3 58 (20.86%) JavaScript
4 57 (20.50%) C#
5 33 (11.87%) Java 8
6 28 (10.07%) PL/SQL
6 28 (10.07%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 14 (5.04%) Python
8 9 (3.24%) TypeScript
9 7 (2.52%) C++
10 5 (1.80%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.80%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.44%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.44%) XPath
12 3 (1.08%) XQuery
13 2 (0.72%) ABAP
13 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.72%) C
13 2 (0.72%) Scala
13 2 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (8.63%) Degree
2 14 (5.04%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.96%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.16%) MCSE
6 3 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.08%) Master's Degree
6 3 (1.08%) PMP
7 2 (0.72%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.52%) QA
2 6 (2.16%) SLA
3 4 (1.44%) PMO
4 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (5.40%) Docker
2 4 (1.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.72%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (3.60%) Puppet
2 6 (2.16%) TIBCO Hawk
3 5 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.08%) Ansible
4 3 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.72%) Ambari
5 2 (0.72%) MOM
5 2 (0.72%) SCOM
5 2 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.72%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.36%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.36%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.36%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.36%) logstash
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 112 (40.29%) Oracle
2 28 (10.07%) Siebel
3 20 (7.19%) Microsoft
4 14 (5.04%) TIBCO
5 11 (3.96%) New Relic
6 10 (3.60%) PagerDuty
7 9 (3.24%) SAP
7 9 (3.24%) Software AG
7 9 (3.24%) webMethods
8 6 (2.16%) Adobe
8 6 (2.16%) HP
9 5 (1.80%) Xamarin
10 4 (1.44%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.44%) Remedy
11 3 (1.08%) Sitecore
12 2 (0.72%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.72%) Chordiant
12 2 (0.72%) Dell
12 2 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.72%) Splunk