Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 118 115
Rank change year-on-year -12 -3 -32
Contract jobs citing SOA 306 325 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.82% 1.94% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 2.35% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 185 230
South East median daily rate £480 £450 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.75% -3.61%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £295
90th Percentile £594 £583 £700
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 4
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +18.92% -7.50%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

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 13929 13803 15455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.71% 82.56% 80.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8358 8333 9223
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 548 603
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.00 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.81% +1.50% +52.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.82 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.25 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%

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 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -5 174 £500 +6.38% 14
Buckinghamshire +7 72 £405 -10.00% 1
Hampshire -14 57 £473 +16.31% 5
Oxfordshire +32 55 £525 +10.53% 3
Berkshire -37 47 £506 +7.71% 10
West Sussex +12 42 £480 -1.54% 1
Surrey -32 23 £465 +8.77% 7
Kent - 6 £550 - 2
Middlesex +7 2 £450 +20.00% 1
East Sussex -5 1 £400 -
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 162 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (51.96%) Java
3 103 (33.66%) Web Services
4 102 (33.33%) Oracle
5 101 (33.01%) Spring
6 96 (31.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 94 (30.72%) Scrum
8 89 (29.08%) JavaScript
9 74 (24.18%) REST
9 74 (24.18%) Microservices
10 70 (22.88%) TDD
11 66 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
12 62 (20.26%) MVC
12 62 (20.26%) Finance
12 62 (20.26%) HTML
13 59 (19.28%) Git (software)
14 55 (17.97%) Microsoft
15 53 (17.32%) SQL
15 53 (17.32%) Maven
15 53 (17.32%) Amazon AWS
16 52 (16.99%) AngularJS
17 51 (16.67%) Jenkins
17 51 (16.67%) DevOps
18 50 (16.34%) CSS
19 49 (16.01%) XML
20 47 (15.36%) Linux
20 47 (15.36%) JIRA
21 46 (15.03%) .NET
22 45 (14.71%) BDD
23 42 (13.73%) SOAP

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 96 (31.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 29 (9.48%) WebLogic
3 24 (7.84%) Confluence
4 18 (5.88%) CMS
5 15 (4.90%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (4.25%) Oracle Service Bus
7 12 (3.92%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (3.59%) Alfresco
8 11 (3.59%) Drupal
8 11 (3.59%) Liferay
9 10 (3.27%) Oracle Workflow
10 9 (2.94%) OpenStack
10 9 (2.94%) SharePoint
11 7 (2.29%) Apache Spark
11 7 (2.29%) JBoss
12 6 (1.96%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (1.96%) NServiceBus
12 6 (1.96%) WebSphere
13 5 (1.63%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (1.31%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 22 (7.19%) Oracle BPM
2 11 (3.59%) Oracle Utilities
3 10 (3.27%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (2.61%) Siebel CRM
5 6 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (1.96%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (1.96%) Oracle Financials
5 6 (1.96%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.65%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 53 (17.32%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (8.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (4.90%) PaaS
4 15 (4.90%) SaaS
5 14 (4.58%) IaaS
6 10 (3.27%) Slack
7 9 (2.94%) Amazon SQS
8 7 (2.29%) Trello
9 6 (1.96%) Bluemix
9 6 (1.96%) IBM Cloud
9 6 (1.96%) Serverless
10 5 (1.63%) Google Analytics
10 5 (1.63%) Google Checkout
10 5 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (0.65%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.65%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.58%) LAN
1 14 (4.58%) WAN
2 10 (3.27%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.94%) HTTP
4 6 (1.96%) Internet
5 4 (1.31%) DNS
5 4 (1.31%) NAS
5 4 (1.31%) SAN
6 3 (0.98%) Intranet
6 3 (0.98%) Tactical Data Link
7 2 (0.65%) DHCP
7 2 (0.65%) Firewall
7 2 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.65%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.65%) VPN
8 1 (0.33%) AMQP
8 1 (0.33%) DSL
8 1 (0.33%) Intelligent Network
8 1 (0.33%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.84%) Oracle Database
1 24 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 18 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 16 (5.23%) Oracle Database 12c
4 15 (4.90%) MySQL
5 11 (3.59%) Hadoop
6 9 (2.94%) Big Data
7 8 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.29%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (1.96%) DB2
9 6 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (1.63%) Endeca
10 5 (1.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 4 (1.31%) Hazelcast
11 4 (1.31%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.31%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (0.98%) Oracle ODI
12 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 59 (19.28%) Git (software)
2 53 (17.32%) Maven
3 51 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 47 (15.36%) JIRA
5 39 (12.75%) JUnit
6 27 (8.82%) Eclipse
7 23 (7.52%) Subversion
8 18 (5.88%) IntelliJ
9 17 (5.56%) Ant
10 16 (5.23%) TeamCity
11 14 (4.58%) Grunt
11 14 (4.58%) gulp
12 13 (4.25%) Mockito
13 12 (3.92%) git-flow
14 11 (3.59%) Cucumber
15 10 (3.27%) Octopus Deploy
16 8 (2.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 8 (2.61%) SoapUI
17 7 (2.29%) Hudson
17 7 (2.29%) Selenium
General
1 62 (20.26%) Finance
2 27 (8.82%) Banking
3 19 (6.21%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.25%) Publishing
5 8 (2.61%) Retail
6 6 (1.96%) Electronics
7 5 (1.63%) Billing
7 5 (1.63%) Marketing
8 4 (1.31%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.98%) Military
9 3 (0.98%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.65%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.33%) Advertising
11 1 (0.33%) Automotive
11 1 (0.33%) Games
11 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 157 (51.31%) Developer
2 97 (31.70%) Java Developer
3 72 (23.53%) Architect
4 32 (10.46%) Senior Developer
5 31 (10.13%) Solutions Architect
6 24 (7.84%) Senior Java Developer
7 18 (5.88%) Enterprise Architect
8 17 (5.56%) Cloud Architect
9 15 (4.90%) .NET Developer
10 13 (4.25%) Analyst
11 12 (3.92%) Agile Developer
11 12 (3.92%) C# Developer
12 11 (3.59%) DBA
12 11 (3.59%) Oracle DBA
12 11 (3.59%) Web Developer
13 10 (3.27%) C# .NET Developer
13 10 (3.27%) Designer
13 10 (3.27%) Full Stack Developer
14 9 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
14 9 (2.94%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (33.66%) Web Services
2 101 (33.01%) Spring
3 74 (24.18%) REST
4 62 (20.26%) HTML
5 52 (16.99%) AngularJS
6 50 (16.34%) CSS
7 49 (16.01%) XML
8 46 (15.03%) .NET
9 42 (13.73%) SOAP
10 41 (13.40%) HTML5
11 38 (12.42%) Hibernate
12 36 (11.76%) Spring Boot
13 35 (11.44%) Middleware
14 32 (10.46%) Spring MVC
15 31 (10.13%) JMS
15 31 (10.13%) React
16 30 (9.80%) RESTful
17 28 (9.15%) Play Framework
18 27 (8.82%) Java EE
19 26 (8.50%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.17%) User Experience
2 21 (6.86%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (5.56%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.29%) Public Cloud
5 5 (1.63%) Blackberry
5 5 (1.63%) Cloud Native
5 5 (1.63%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (1.63%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.31%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.31%) Social Media
7 3 (0.98%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.98%) Clustering
7 3 (0.98%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.65%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.65%) Replication
8 2 (0.65%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.65%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 47 (15.36%) Linux
2 34 (11.11%) Unix
3 33 (10.78%) Windows
4 11 (3.59%) Android
5 9 (2.94%) AIX
6 7 (2.29%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.98%) HPUX
8 3 (0.98%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (30.72%) Scrum
3 74 (24.18%) Microservices
4 70 (22.88%) TDD
5 66 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
6 62 (20.26%) MVC
7 51 (16.67%) DevOps
8 45 (14.71%) BDD
9 40 (13.07%) Test Automation
10 38 (12.42%) Software Engineering
11 35 (11.44%) Unit Testing
12 33 (10.78%) Kanban
13 31 (10.13%) SOLID
14 28 (9.15%) Front End Development
15 27 (8.82%) Web Development
16 26 (8.50%) Configuration Management
16 26 (8.50%) CRM
17 25 (8.17%) Migration
18 22 (7.19%) Business Intelligence
18 22 (7.19%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 159 (51.96%) Java
2 89 (29.08%) JavaScript
3 53 (17.32%) SQL
4 20 (6.54%) C#
4 20 (6.54%) Groovy
5 19 (6.21%) Ruby
6 17 (5.56%) PL/SQL
7 14 (4.58%) Scala
8 11 (3.59%) XPath
9 9 (2.94%) C
10 8 (2.61%) Python
11 7 (2.29%) T-SQL
11 7 (2.29%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.96%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.31%) Go
14 3 (0.98%) ECMAScript
15 2 (0.65%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.65%) VB
15 2 (0.65%) VB6
Qualifications
1 34 (11.11%) Degree
2 23 (7.52%) Security Cleared
3 21 (6.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.98%) ISEB
4 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.65%) MCITP
5 2 (0.65%) MCSE
5 2 (0.65%) RHCE
5 2 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.84%) QA
2 3 (0.98%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.65%) RosettaNet
4 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.33%) FATCA
4 1 (0.33%) PSD2
System Software
1 34 (11.11%) Docker
2 9 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (2.61%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.98%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.65%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 25 (8.17%) Puppet
2 20 (6.54%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (5.56%) Ansible
4 8 (2.61%) Oracle Identity Management
5 6 (1.96%) Salt
6 5 (1.63%) Ambari
6 5 (1.63%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.63%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.33%) Oozie
8 1 (0.33%) Rancher
Vendors
1 102 (33.33%) Oracle
2 55 (17.97%) Microsoft
3 25 (8.17%) IBM
4 15 (4.90%) SAP
5 14 (4.58%) MuleSoft
5 14 (4.58%) New Relic
6 11 (3.59%) Google
6 11 (3.59%) OpenText
7 10 (3.27%) HP
8 9 (2.94%) Veritas
8 9 (2.94%) webMethods
9 8 (2.61%) Siebel
9 8 (2.61%) Software AG
9 8 (2.61%) VMware
9 8 (2.61%) WSO2
10 6 (1.96%) Cisco
11 5 (1.63%) Apigee
11 5 (1.63%) hybris
11 5 (1.63%) PayPal
11 5 (1.63%) Sybase