Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 136 120
Rank change year-on-year -15 -16 -10
Contract jobs citing SOA 273 286 360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.66% 1.74% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 2.07% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 170 228
South East median daily rate £475 £478 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.52% +6.11% -
10th Percentile £363 £350 £325
90th Percentile £588 £588 £588
England median daily rate £520 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 12
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -11.11% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -9.09% +8.37%

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 14,081 13,815 14,635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.84% 84.21% 83.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,457 8,222 8,943
South East median daily rate £435 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £279 £258 £255
90th Percentile £588 £569 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 519 471 568
South East median hourly rate £25.01 £20.50 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.98% -9.89% +0.38%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.69
90th Percentile £51.05 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.90 £23.14 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.70% +1.31% +3.82%

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 September 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 22 September 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 -35 101 £475 -5.00% 18
Berkshire +6 70 £475 -7.77% 9
Hampshire -19 52 £450 -7.22% 12
Surrey +8 47 £475 +15.15% 8
West Sussex -2 37 £438 -4.11% 8
Buckinghamshire -28 22 £475 +17.28% 3
Kent +23 14 £400 - 2
East Sussex +8 11 £500 +25.00% 3
Oxfordshire -20 9 £450 -10.00% 6
Middlesex +12 5 - - 2
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 130 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (37.00%) Java
2 101 (37.00%) Oracle
3 93 (34.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 84 (30.77%) Web Services
5 80 (29.30%) REST
6 77 (28.21%) Middleware
7 73 (26.74%) .NET
8 64 (23.44%) SQL
9 60 (21.98%) C#
10 59 (21.61%) SOAP
11 54 (19.78%) JavaScript
12 53 (19.41%) XML
13 51 (18.68%) Scrum
13 51 (18.68%) TDD
13 51 (18.68%) Spring
14 50 (18.32%) MVC
15 49 (17.95%) Microservices
16 48 (17.58%) Oracle Database
16 48 (17.58%) Problem-Solving
16 48 (17.58%) Linux
17 45 (16.48%) Finance
18 44 (16.12%) OO
19 43 (15.75%) AngularJS
20 41 (15.02%) Degree
20 41 (15.02%) Continuous Integration
21 40 (14.65%) DevOps
22 37 (13.55%) Oracle Fusion
22 37 (13.55%) RESTful
22 37 (13.55%) Oracle Database 11g

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 93 (34.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 35 (12.82%) Oracle Service Bus
3 25 (9.16%) WebLogic
4 19 (6.96%) Confluence
5 18 (6.59%) Apache Solr
5 18 (6.59%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (4.03%) Oracle Workflow
7 9 (3.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 8 (2.93%) CMS
9 7 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (2.20%) IIS
11 5 (1.83%) Apache
11 5 (1.83%) JBoss
11 5 (1.83%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.47%) OpenStack
12 4 (1.47%) Oracle BPEL
12 4 (1.47%) Tomcat
13 3 (1.10%) Mule
13 3 (1.10%) NServiceBus
14 2 (0.73%) FileNet
Applications
1 2 (0.73%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (6.59%) Oracle Applications
2 16 (5.86%) Siebel CRM
3 14 (5.13%) Oracle Utilities
4 9 (3.30%) Oracle BPM
4 9 (3.30%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (2.56%) Oracle General Ledger
5 7 (2.56%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (1.83%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (1.47%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (1.47%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (1.47%) TIBCO iProcess
8 3 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (1.10%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (1.10%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (1.10%) SAP ERP
8 3 (1.10%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.37%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
9 1 (0.37%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.37%) SDL Web 8
9 1 (0.37%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 35 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (8.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (5.49%) Serverless
4 11 (4.03%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (2.93%) Amazon S3
6 7 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 7 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (2.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 7 (2.56%) Amazon SQS
6 7 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (2.56%) CloudFront
7 6 (2.20%) SaaS
8 4 (1.47%) Azure Functions
8 4 (1.47%) BrowserStack
8 4 (1.47%) Force.com
8 4 (1.47%) Heroku
8 4 (1.47%) PaaS
8 4 (1.47%) Sauce Labs
9 3 (1.10%) Boomi
9 3 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.03%) HTTP
2 7 (2.56%) Ethernet
2 7 (2.56%) Firewall
2 7 (2.56%) MPLS
2 7 (2.56%) Wireless
3 4 (1.47%) SSL
4 2 (0.73%) AMQP
4 2 (0.73%) DAB
4 2 (0.73%) FTP
4 2 (0.73%) Network Security
4 2 (0.73%) SMS
4 2 (0.73%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.37%) ATM
5 1 (0.37%) Converged Networks
5 1 (0.37%) SAN
5 1 (0.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (17.58%) Oracle Database
2 37 (13.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 31 (11.36%) SQL Server
4 28 (10.26%) Oracle Database 12c
5 27 (9.89%) Oracle Reports
6 24 (8.79%) Oracle BI EE
6 24 (8.79%) Oracle ODI
7 19 (6.96%) Relational Database
8 17 (6.23%) NoSQL
9 13 (4.76%) MongoDB
10 11 (4.03%) MySQL
11 8 (2.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (2.93%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (2.93%) Neo4j
12 7 (2.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 7 (2.56%) RDBMS
12 7 (2.56%) Redis
13 6 (2.20%) Hadoop
13 6 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (1.83%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 36 (13.19%) Git (software)
2 33 (12.09%) JIRA
3 29 (10.62%) Jenkins
4 28 (10.26%) Maven
5 27 (9.89%) Oracle Forms
6 24 (8.79%) SoapUI
7 19 (6.96%) JUnit
8 16 (5.86%) Eclipse
9 15 (5.49%) Subversion
10 14 (5.13%) IntelliJ
11 13 (4.76%) Cucumber
11 13 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (3.66%) Visual Studio
13 8 (2.93%) Gradle
13 8 (2.93%) JDeveloper
13 8 (2.93%) Mercurial
14 7 (2.56%) Checkstyle
14 7 (2.56%) SonarQube
14 7 (2.56%) SpecFlow
14 7 (2.56%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (16.48%) Finance
2 29 (10.62%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.56%) Banking
3 7 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.56%) Retail
4 6 (2.20%) Publishing
5 5 (1.83%) Marketing
6 4 (1.47%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.73%) Back Office
8 1 (0.37%) Advertising
8 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.37%) Automotive
8 1 (0.37%) Billing
8 1 (0.37%) Electronics
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 111 (40.66%) Developer
2 56 (20.51%) Architect
3 49 (17.95%) Java Developer
4 35 (12.82%) .NET Developer
5 31 (11.36%) Solutions Architect
6 28 (10.26%) Senior Developer
7 23 (8.42%) Software Engineer
8 21 (7.69%) DBA
8 21 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
9 19 (6.96%) Analyst
9 19 (6.96%) C# Developer
10 17 (6.23%) Senior Java Developer
11 14 (5.13%) Oracle Applications DBA
11 14 (5.13%) Project Manager
12 13 (4.76%) Test Analyst
13 12 (4.40%) Automation Test Analyst
13 12 (4.40%) Azure Developer
13 12 (4.40%) C# .NET Developer
14 10 (3.66%) Oracle Developer
15 9 (3.30%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (30.77%) Web Services
2 80 (29.30%) REST
3 77 (28.21%) Middleware
4 73 (26.74%) .NET
5 59 (21.61%) SOAP
6 53 (19.41%) XML
7 51 (18.68%) Spring
8 43 (15.75%) AngularJS
9 37 (13.55%) ASP.NET
9 37 (13.55%) Oracle Fusion
9 37 (13.55%) RESTful
10 31 (11.36%) CSS
10 31 (11.36%) HTML
10 31 (11.36%) JSON
11 27 (9.89%) ASP.NET Web API
12 25 (9.16%) J2EE
12 25 (9.16%) JMS
12 25 (9.16%) XSLT
13 24 (8.79%) XSD
14 23 (8.42%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.42%) Computer Science
2 17 (6.23%) Clustering
3 16 (5.86%) Management Information System
4 15 (5.49%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.40%) PMI
6 10 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.93%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.56%) User Experience
9 4 (1.47%) e-Learning
9 4 (1.47%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.10%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.73%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.73%) Replication
11 2 (0.73%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.37%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.37%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.37%) Fintech
12 1 (0.37%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 48 (17.58%) Linux
2 28 (10.26%) Unix
3 23 (8.42%) Windows
4 17 (6.23%) AIX
5 3 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.10%) Solaris
5 3 (1.10%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.73%) Android
6 2 (0.73%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (18.68%) Scrum
2 51 (18.68%) TDD
3 50 (18.32%) MVC
4 49 (17.95%) Microservices
5 48 (17.58%) Problem-Solving
6 44 (16.12%) OO
7 41 (15.02%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (14.65%) DevOps
9 35 (12.82%) Software Engineering
10 33 (12.09%) Test Automation
11 30 (10.99%) BDD
12 26 (9.52%) Mentoring
13 23 (8.42%) Workflow
14 22 (8.06%) E-Commerce
14 22 (8.06%) SDLC
15 20 (7.33%) CRM
15 20 (7.33%) Waterfall
16 19 (6.96%) TOGAF
17 18 (6.59%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 101 (37.00%) Java
2 64 (23.44%) SQL
3 60 (21.98%) C#
4 54 (19.78%) JavaScript
5 31 (11.36%) Java 8
6 20 (7.33%) Python
6 20 (7.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 16 (5.86%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.83%) C++
8 5 (1.83%) VBScript
9 4 (1.47%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.10%) ABAP
10 3 (1.10%) Groovy
10 3 (1.10%) Java 9
10 3 (1.10%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.10%) XQuery
11 2 (0.73%) C
11 2 (0.73%) PHP
11 2 (0.73%) Scala
11 2 (0.73%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (15.02%) Degree
2 19 (6.96%) Security Cleared
3 14 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.40%) PMI Certification
5 10 (3.66%) Master's Degree
6 9 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (3.30%) PMP
7 5 (1.83%) TOGAF Certification
8 3 (1.10%) ISEB
8 3 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.73%) MCSE
10 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.37%) HNC
10 1 (0.37%) HND
10 1 (0.37%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.93%) QA
2 6 (2.20%) SLA
3 4 (1.47%) PMO
4 1 (0.37%) COBIT
4 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.37%) GDPR
System Software
1 24 (8.79%) Docker
2 4 (1.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.73%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (3.66%) Puppet
2 6 (2.20%) Ansible
2 6 (2.20%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (1.47%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.10%) Ambari
4 3 (1.10%) logstash
4 3 (1.10%) MOM
4 3 (1.10%) TIBCO Hawk
4 3 (1.10%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.73%) Kibana
5 2 (0.73%) SCOM
6 1 (0.37%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.37%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.37%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 101 (37.00%) Oracle
2 27 (9.89%) TIBCO
3 26 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 16 (5.86%) Siebel
5 9 (3.30%) Adobe
6 8 (2.93%) Rackspace
6 8 (2.93%) SAP
7 6 (2.20%) Casewise
7 6 (2.20%) HP
7 6 (2.20%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.83%) Remedy
9 4 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.47%) WSO2
10 3 (1.10%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.10%) Dell
10 3 (1.10%) IBM
11 2 (0.73%) Chordiant
11 2 (0.73%) Fiorano
11 2 (0.73%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.73%) Software AG