Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 140 135
Rank change year-on-year -17 -5 -15
Contract jobs citing SOA 280 291 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.66% 1.73% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 2.05% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 174 159
South East median daily rate £475 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £325
90th Percentile £638 £598 £575
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 9
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -6.98% -1.71%
10th Percentile £25.95 £40.00 £34.25
90th Percentile £38.25 £40.90 £58.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £45.50
% change year-on-year - -12.09% +7.06%

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 14,662 14,192 13,688
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.78% 84.40% 83.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,825 8,534 8,201
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.12% +1.39%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £564
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 463 575
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.14 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.04% -2.57% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.78 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.15 £50.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.22 £25.00 £22.92
% change year-on-year -11.14% +9.06% +4.19%

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 14 December 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
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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 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 -17 110 £506 +1.25% 12
Berkshire +15 80 £525 +7.14% 6
Hampshire -17 56 £450 +4.29% 10
Surrey -3 38 £488 +1.30% 6
West Sussex -20 32 £425 -9.81% 7
Buckinghamshire -16 22 £475 +12.43% 4
Kent +14 15 £406 -22.62% 7
East Sussex -3 11 £550 +37.50% 2
Oxfordshire -24 7 £463 -13.55% 2
Middlesex +17 5 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 150 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (34.29%) Java
3 82 (29.29%) Oracle
3 82 (29.29%) Web Services
4 75 (26.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 71 (25.36%) .NET
6 66 (23.57%) Scrum
6 66 (23.57%) TDD
6 66 (23.57%) REST
7 62 (22.14%) Continuous Integration
8 61 (21.79%) Middleware
9 57 (20.36%) DevOps
10 56 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 56 (20.00%) C#
10 56 (20.00%) SQL
11 53 (18.93%) AngularJS
11 53 (18.93%) Microservices
11 53 (18.93%) Problem-Solving
12 51 (18.21%) Amazon AWS
13 49 (17.50%) MVC
14 46 (16.43%) OO
15 45 (16.07%) Git (software)
16 44 (15.71%) Test Automation
16 44 (15.71%) Finance
17 43 (15.36%) XML
18 42 (15.00%) SOAP
19 41 (14.64%) RESTful
19 41 (14.64%) Microsoft Azure
20 40 (14.29%) Degree
21 39 (13.93%) Software Engineering

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 75 (26.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 38 (13.57%) Oracle Service Bus
3 32 (11.43%) Elasticsearch
4 28 (10.00%) Confluence
5 20 (7.14%) Apache Solr
6 18 (6.43%) WebLogic
7 14 (5.00%) CMS
8 12 (4.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 10 (3.57%) Mule
10 9 (3.21%) Apache Spark
11 7 (2.50%) Apache
11 7 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (2.50%) Jupyter
12 6 (2.14%) JBoss
12 6 (2.14%) WebSphere
13 5 (1.79%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (1.43%) OpenStack
15 3 (1.07%) Tomcat
16 2 (0.71%) NServiceBus
16 2 (0.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (3.93%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (3.57%) Oracle Utilities
2 10 (3.57%) Siebel CRM
3 9 (3.21%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (2.14%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (1.43%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (1.43%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (1.43%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (1.43%) SAP ERP
6 3 (1.07%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (1.07%) TIBCO iProcess
7 2 (0.71%) Workday HCM
8 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.36%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.36%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
8 1 (0.36%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 51 (18.21%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (14.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (6.79%) Serverless
4 12 (4.29%) Amazon S3
5 11 (3.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 11 (3.93%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (3.93%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 11 (3.93%) Amazon SQS
5 11 (3.93%) AWS Lambda
5 11 (3.93%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (3.93%) CloudFront
6 10 (3.57%) SaaS
7 6 (2.14%) PaaS
8 5 (1.79%) IaaS
8 5 (1.79%) Office 365
9 4 (1.43%) Force.com
9 4 (1.43%) Heroku
10 3 (1.07%) Boomi
10 3 (1.07%) OpenShift
10 3 (1.07%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.36%) HTTP
2 13 (4.64%) Firewall
3 7 (2.50%) DAB
3 7 (2.50%) DNS
3 7 (2.50%) Internet
3 7 (2.50%) Network Security
3 7 (2.50%) Reverse Proxy
3 7 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.50%) VPN
3 7 (2.50%) Wireless
4 6 (2.14%) Ethernet
4 6 (2.14%) MPLS
5 5 (1.79%) SSL
6 4 (1.43%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.07%) FTP
7 3 (1.07%) SAN
8 2 (0.71%) AMQP
8 2 (0.71%) NAS
8 2 (0.71%) SMS
9 1 (0.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (11.79%) SQL Server
2 29 (10.36%) Oracle Database
3 25 (8.93%) Oracle Database 11g
4 23 (8.21%) NoSQL
5 22 (7.86%) Oracle Database 12c
6 18 (6.43%) MongoDB
6 18 (6.43%) Oracle ODI
6 18 (6.43%) Oracle Reports
7 15 (5.36%) Oracle BI EE
7 15 (5.36%) Relational Database
8 12 (4.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 12 (4.29%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (3.57%) Neo4j
10 9 (3.21%) Hadoop
10 9 (3.21%) Redis
11 6 (2.14%) MySQL
12 5 (1.79%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.43%) DB2
13 4 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (1.43%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 45 (16.07%) Git (software)
2 37 (13.21%) Jenkins
2 37 (13.21%) JIRA
3 29 (10.36%) Maven
4 22 (7.86%) JUnit
5 21 (7.50%) SoapUI
6 18 (6.43%) Oracle Forms
7 16 (5.71%) Eclipse
8 15 (5.36%) Gradle
8 15 (5.36%) IntelliJ
8 15 (5.36%) Mercurial
8 15 (5.36%) TeamCity
9 11 (3.93%) Checkstyle
9 11 (3.93%) SonarQube
10 10 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (3.21%) Cucumber
11 9 (3.21%) Subversion
12 6 (2.14%) Bitbucket
13 5 (1.79%) JDeveloper
13 5 (1.79%) Rational Rose
General
1 44 (15.71%) Finance
2 29 (10.36%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.29%) Retail
4 11 (3.93%) Marketing
5 10 (3.57%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.21%) Banking
7 5 (1.79%) Publishing
8 4 (1.43%) General Ledger
9 3 (1.07%) Billing
10 2 (0.71%) Back Office
10 2 (0.71%) Electronics
11 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 123 (43.93%) Developer
2 59 (21.07%) Architect
3 43 (15.36%) Java Developer
4 37 (13.21%) .NET Developer
5 26 (9.29%) Senior Developer
5 26 (9.29%) Software Engineer
6 24 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
7 23 (8.21%) C# Developer
8 16 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
9 15 (5.36%) DBA
9 15 (5.36%) Oracle DBA
10 13 (4.64%) Analyst
11 12 (4.29%) Senior .NET Developer
12 11 (3.93%) Azure Developer
12 11 (3.93%) Senior Java Developer
13 9 (3.21%) ASP.NET Developer
13 9 (3.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 9 (3.21%) Full Stack Developer
13 9 (3.21%) Test Analyst
14 8 (2.86%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (29.29%) Web Services
2 71 (25.36%) .NET
3 66 (23.57%) REST
4 61 (21.79%) Middleware
5 53 (18.93%) AngularJS
6 43 (15.36%) XML
7 42 (15.00%) SOAP
8 41 (14.64%) RESTful
9 35 (12.50%) Spring
10 33 (11.79%) .NET Framework
10 33 (11.79%) ASP.NET
10 33 (11.79%) ASP.NET Web API
10 33 (11.79%) Entity Framework
11 31 (11.07%) CSS
11 31 (11.07%) JSON
12 30 (10.71%) HTML
13 25 (8.93%) Oracle Fusion
14 22 (7.86%) XSLT
15 21 (7.50%) .NET Core
15 21 (7.50%) React
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.36%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (3.93%) Clustering
5 11 (3.93%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (3.57%) PMI
7 9 (3.21%) Public Cloud
7 9 (3.21%) Replication
8 6 (2.14%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.14%) User Experience
9 3 (1.07%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.07%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.71%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.71%) Life Science
11 1 (0.36%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.36%) Fintech
11 1 (0.36%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.36%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.36%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.07%) Linux
2 21 (7.50%) Windows
3 18 (6.43%) Unix
4 10 (3.57%) AIX
5 3 (1.07%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (1.07%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.36%) Solaris
7 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (23.57%) Scrum
2 66 (23.57%) TDD
3 62 (22.14%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (20.36%) DevOps
5 53 (18.93%) Microservices
5 53 (18.93%) Problem-Solving
6 49 (17.50%) MVC
7 46 (16.43%) OO
8 44 (15.71%) Test Automation
9 39 (13.93%) Software Engineering
10 36 (12.86%) BDD
11 29 (10.36%) Unit Testing
12 27 (9.64%) Mentoring
13 24 (8.57%) Open Source
14 23 (8.21%) E-Commerce
14 23 (8.21%) Kanban
14 23 (8.21%) SDLC
14 23 (8.21%) User Stories
15 21 (7.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 96 (34.29%) Java
2 56 (20.00%) C#
2 56 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 56 (20.00%) SQL
3 35 (12.50%) Java 8
4 21 (7.50%) Python
5 14 (5.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 9 (3.21%) TypeScript
7 6 (2.14%) Java 9
8 5 (1.79%) C++
8 5 (1.79%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.79%) XPath
9 4 (1.43%) ABAP
10 3 (1.07%) PHP
10 3 (1.07%) Scala
10 3 (1.07%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.07%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.07%) VBScript
11 2 (0.71%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 40 (14.29%) Degree
2 25 (8.93%) Security Cleared
3 17 (6.07%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.57%) PMI Certification
5 9 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (2.50%) Master's Degree
6 7 (2.50%) PMP
7 5 (1.79%) TOGAF Certification
8 4 (1.43%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.07%) ISEB
9 3 (1.07%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.36%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.36%) HNC
11 1 (0.36%) HND
11 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.07%) QA
2 4 (1.43%) PMO
2 4 (1.43%) SLA
3 1 (0.36%) COBIT
3 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.36%) GDPR
System Software
1 25 (8.93%) Docker
2 6 (2.14%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (3.57%) Ansible
2 8 (2.86%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
3 7 (2.50%) Kibana
3 7 (2.50%) logstash
4 4 (1.43%) MOM
5 3 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.07%) Puppet
6 2 (0.71%) TIBCO Hawk
7 1 (0.36%) Ambari
7 1 (0.36%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.36%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.36%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 82 (29.29%) Oracle
2 38 (13.57%) Microsoft
3 22 (7.86%) TIBCO
4 12 (4.29%) Adobe
5 10 (3.57%) Rackspace
5 10 (3.57%) Siebel
6 9 (3.21%) SAP
6 9 (3.21%) WSO2
7 5 (1.79%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.79%) Casewise
7 5 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.43%) HP
8 4 (1.43%) IBM
8 4 (1.43%) MuleSoft
8 4 (1.43%) Remedy
9 3 (1.07%) Dell
9 3 (1.07%) Informatica
9 3 (1.07%) Okta
9 3 (1.07%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.71%) webMethods