Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 11 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 West
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 142 153
Rank change year-on-year -43 +11 -64
Contract jobs citing SOA 49 56 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.76% 1.00% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 1.20% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 27 32
South West median daily rate £520 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.47% -2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £413 £363 £341
90th Percentile £664 £663 £625
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South West median hourly rate £42.50 - -
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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,562 4,680 4,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.98% 83.36% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,555 2,932 3,121
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £253 £238
90th Percentile £575 £559 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 201 292
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £33.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.24% - -15.65%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.72 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in the South West

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOA in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in the South West

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in the South West over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in the South West

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in the South West

SOA
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 11 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
Wiltshire -18 16 £519 -6.53% 3
Bristol -37 11 £550 +18.92% 5
Gloucestershire -1 10 £513 - 2
Devon -3 1 - - 2
Dorset -10 1 £513 -31.67% 2
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 11 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 West region with a requirement for SOA.

1 28 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.86%) Java
3 19 (38.78%) Microservices
4 18 (36.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 18 (36.73%) Middleware
4 18 (36.73%) Oracle
5 16 (32.65%) Finance
6 15 (30.61%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (28.57%) XML
8 13 (26.53%) Linux
9 12 (24.49%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
10 11 (22.45%) .NET
11 10 (20.41%) SQL
11 10 (20.41%) Ansible
11 10 (20.41%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (18.37%) Docker
12 9 (18.37%) Jenkins
12 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
12 9 (18.37%) JBoss
12 9 (18.37%) Java EE
13 8 (16.33%) WebLogic
13 8 (16.33%) Big Data
13 8 (16.33%) REST
13 8 (16.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (14.29%) Git (software)
14 7 (14.29%) High Availability
14 7 (14.29%) Oracle BPM
14 7 (14.29%) DevOps
14 7 (14.29%) J2EE

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 18 (36.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (18.37%) JBoss
3 8 (16.33%) WebLogic
4 7 (14.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 6 (12.24%) Apache
6 4 (8.16%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
8 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
8 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (2.04%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.24%) OpenShift
2 5 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (6.12%) npm
4 3 (6.12%) SaaS
5 2 (4.08%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (4.08%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (2.04%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) Big Data
2 6 (12.24%) MongoDB
3 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database
3 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.12%) DB2
4 3 (6.12%) GIS
5 2 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.04%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 9 (18.37%) Jenkins
2 7 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.16%) JIRA
4 3 (6.12%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.12%) Redmine
4 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.08%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.04%) Gradle
6 1 (2.04%) JMeter
6 1 (2.04%) jMock
6 1 (2.04%) JUnit
6 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.04%) Maven
6 1 (2.04%) Mockito
6 1 (2.04%) NeoLoad
General
1 16 (32.65%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Banking
3 5 (10.20%) Back Office
4 4 (8.16%) General Ledger
4 4 (8.16%) Retail
5 3 (6.12%) Publishing
6 2 (4.08%) Marketing
7 1 (2.04%) Law
7 1 (2.04%) Military
7 1 (2.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (42.86%) Architect
2 16 (32.65%) Developer
3 14 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (26.53%) Digital Architect
5 9 (18.37%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 5 (10.20%) SOA Architect
7 4 (8.16%) Administrator
7 4 (8.16%) Middleware Administrator
7 4 (8.16%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Systems Developer
8 3 (6.12%) E-Business Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Java Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Applications Architect
9 2 (4.08%) BPM Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Integration Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Software Team Leader
9 2 (4.08%) Team Leader
9 2 (4.08%) Test Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (36.73%) Middleware
2 14 (28.57%) XML
3 11 (22.45%) .NET
4 9 (18.37%) Java EE
5 8 (16.33%) REST
6 7 (14.29%) J2EE
6 7 (14.29%) Web Services
7 6 (12.24%) JSON
7 6 (12.24%) RESTful
7 6 (12.24%) SOAP
8 5 (10.20%) HTML
9 4 (8.16%) .NET Framework
9 4 (8.16%) JMS
9 4 (8.16%) OAuth
9 4 (8.16%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (6.12%) Gherkin
10 3 (6.12%) HTML5
10 3 (6.12%) Node.js
10 3 (6.12%) OpenID
10 3 (6.12%) React
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.61%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.24%) PKI
3 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.04%) NHS
5 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Linux
2 8 (16.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (14.29%) Unix
4 4 (8.16%) Windows
4 4 (8.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.78%) Microservices
3 12 (24.49%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (20.41%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (14.29%) DevOps
5 7 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (14.29%) High Availability
5 7 (14.29%) Scrum
5 7 (14.29%) Workflow
6 6 (12.24%) Coaching
6 6 (12.24%) Mentoring
6 6 (12.24%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (12.24%) Software Delivery
6 6 (12.24%) User Stories
7 5 (10.20%) Migration
7 5 (10.20%) Software Engineering
8 4 (8.16%) Analytics
8 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.16%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.12%) Planning Poker
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.86%) Java
2 10 (20.41%) SQL
3 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
4 6 (12.24%) Bash Shell
4 6 (12.24%) PL/SQL
4 6 (12.24%) Python
5 4 (8.16%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.12%) C#
7 1 (2.04%) Perl
7 1 (2.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.24%) DV Cleared
3 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) GDPR
1 2 (4.08%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.04%) BS25999
2 1 (2.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 9 (18.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (20.41%) Ansible
2 3 (6.12%) Kubernetes
2 3 (6.12%) NetIQ Identity Manager
2 3 (6.12%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.04%) Puppet
3 1 (2.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (36.73%) Oracle
2 4 (8.16%) IBM
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.12%) NetIQ
3 3 (6.12%) Pega
4 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.08%) VMware
4 2 (4.08%) webMethods
5 1 (2.04%) MuleSoft
5 1 (2.04%) SAP
5 1 (2.04%) TIBCO