Period
to 14 September 2019

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 14 September 2019 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
14 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 178 175 138
Rank change year-on-year -3 -37 -25
Contract jobs citing SOA 50 38 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.79% 0.66% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.77% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 31 39
South West median daily rate £500 £425 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -19.05% -4.55%
10th Percentile £438 £368 £373
90th Percentile £688 £535 £658
England median daily rate £511 £523 £500
% change year-on-year -2.15% +4.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
South West median hourly rate £48.42 £47.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.02% - -
England median hourly rate £50.46 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +44.17% -12.50% -9.09%

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 5,439 4,937 4,612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.42% 85.49% 84.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,379 3,069 2,911
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £297 £273 £255
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 227 187
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.53 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.34% +5.14% +11.27%
10th Percentile £13.75 £11.93 £12.77
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.25
England median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -10.64% +2.17%

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 14 September 2019.

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 14 September 2019. 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
Bristol +12 25 £500 +17.65% 3
Wiltshire -27 7 £629 +47.88% 7
Somerset - 4 £475 - 1
Dorset +2 3 - - 3
Gloucestershire - 3 £500 - 2
Devon - 1 £700 - 4
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 14 September 2019, 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 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.00%) Java
3 20 (40.00%) Web Services
4 18 (36.00%) Finance
4 18 (36.00%) XML
5 16 (32.00%) Microservices
6 15 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 13 (26.00%) JavaScript
8 12 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (22.00%) Project Delivery
10 10 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (20.00%) HTML
10 10 (20.00%) SOAP
11 9 (18.00%) Middleware
11 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
12 8 (16.00%) Git (software)
12 8 (16.00%) TDD
12 8 (16.00%) Banking
12 8 (16.00%) Software Engineering
12 8 (16.00%) Java EE
12 8 (16.00%) Linux
12 8 (16.00%) .NET
12 8 (16.00%) J2EE
13 7 (14.00%) UML
13 7 (14.00%) CSS
13 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
13 7 (14.00%) Spring
13 7 (14.00%) Scrum
13 7 (14.00%) REST
13 7 (14.00%) Coaching

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 6 (12.00%) JBoss
1 6 (12.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 6 (12.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.00%) Apache
3 2 (4.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.00%) Appian
4 1 (2.00%) Confluence
4 1 (2.00%) IIS
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (6.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.00%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Azure
2 2 (4.00%) AWS
2 2 (4.00%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (2.00%) Boomi
3 1 (2.00%) GCP
3 1 (2.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (6.00%) FTP
1 3 (6.00%) SMTP
2 1 (2.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.00%) SSL
2 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) MySQL
2 2 (4.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.00%) Big Data
3 1 (2.00%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.00%) Redis
3 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (12.00%) Ant
2 6 (12.00%) Eclipse
2 6 (12.00%) JIRA
3 5 (10.00%) Artifactory
3 5 (10.00%) Bitbucket Server
3 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (10.00%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.00%) Appium
5 1 (2.00%) eggPlant
5 1 (2.00%) JDeveloper
5 1 (2.00%) JUnit
5 1 (2.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.00%) Maven
5 1 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (2.00%) Selenium
5 1 (2.00%) TestRail
General
1 18 (36.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.00%) Banking
3 6 (12.00%) Public Sector
3 6 (12.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (8.00%) Marketing
4 4 (8.00%) Retail
5 3 (6.00%) Back Office
5 3 (6.00%) Electronics
5 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (4.00%) Publishing
7 1 (2.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (44.00%) Architect
2 19 (38.00%) Developer
3 8 (16.00%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (14.00%) Java Developer
4 7 (14.00%) Senior Architect
5 6 (12.00%) Digital Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.00%) SOA Architect
7 3 (6.00%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Azure Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Integration Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Enterprise Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Integration Developer
8 2 (4.00%) MuleSoft Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Security Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (40.00%) Web Services
2 18 (36.00%) XML
3 10 (20.00%) HTML
3 10 (20.00%) SOAP
4 9 (18.00%) Middleware
5 8 (16.00%) .NET
5 8 (16.00%) J2EE
5 8 (16.00%) Java EE
6 7 (14.00%) CSS
6 7 (14.00%) REST
6 7 (14.00%) Spring
7 6 (12.00%) EJB
7 6 (12.00%) JMS
7 6 (12.00%) JSP
8 5 (10.00%) CSS3
8 5 (10.00%) DHTML
8 5 (10.00%) Hibernate
8 5 (10.00%) HTML5
9 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
9 4 (8.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) NHS
2 3 (6.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.00%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.00%) PKI
4 1 (2.00%) Replication
4 1 (2.00%) Robotics
4 1 (2.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.00%) Linux
2 6 (12.00%) Windows
3 3 (6.00%) Unix
4 1 (2.00%) CentOS
4 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (32.00%) Microservices
3 12 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (22.00%) Project Delivery
5 10 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (16.00%) Software Engineering
6 8 (16.00%) TDD
7 7 (14.00%) Coaching
7 7 (14.00%) Scrum
7 7 (14.00%) UML
8 6 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (12.00%) Mentoring
8 6 (12.00%) MODAF
8 6 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (12.00%) TOGAF
9 5 (10.00%) OO
9 5 (10.00%) Systems Engineering
10 4 (8.00%) ArchiMate
10 4 (8.00%) Loose Coupling
10 4 (8.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.00%) Java
2 13 (26.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.00%) C
3 4 (8.00%) C#
4 3 (6.00%) SQL
5 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.00%) Python
6 1 (2.00%) C++
6 1 (2.00%) Java 8
6 1 (2.00%) PHP
6 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.00%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) PMO
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Ansible
1 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 1 (2.00%) HP ALM
1 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.00%) Oracle
3 5 (10.00%) SAP
4 3 (6.00%) MuleSoft
4 3 (6.00%) Sparx
5 2 (4.00%) IBM
6 1 (2.00%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.00%) Dell
6 1 (2.00%) Google
6 1 (2.00%) HP
6 1 (2.00%) Pega
6 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.00%) Unisys
6 1 (2.00%) webMethods