Period
to 25 March 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 25 March 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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 138 161 144
Rank change year-on-year +23 -17 -17
Contract jobs citing SOA 85 37 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.36% 0.71% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 0.86% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 21 32
South West median daily rate £506 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.46% +2.78% +0.56%
10th Percentile £391 £310 £325
90th Percentile £650 £625 £563
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 £41.50 - £47.50

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 5,264 4,288 4,476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.41% 82.67% 83.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,391 2,641 2,944
South West median daily rate £440 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £234
90th Percentile £606 £573 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £438
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 182 250
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.25 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.75% -24.03% -3.75%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.80 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £48.85
England median hourly rate £23.50 £24.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -5.05% -1.00% +10.00%

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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +4 36 £463 - 2
Gloucestershire +6 14 £500 -
Wiltshire -35 14 £573 +6.02%
Somerset - 3 £525 - 2
Dorset +8 1 £513 +20.59%
Devon +6 1 - -
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 52 (61.18%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (43.53%) Java
3 32 (37.65%) Finance
3 32 (37.65%) Microservices
4 31 (36.47%) Web Services
5 30 (35.29%) REST
6 26 (30.59%) XML
7 20 (23.53%) SOAP
7 20 (23.53%) Middleware
8 19 (22.35%) Linux
8 19 (22.35%) JBoss
8 19 (22.35%) Oracle
8 19 (22.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 19 (22.35%) Jenkins
8 19 (22.35%) JSON
9 18 (21.18%) Git (software)
10 17 (20.00%) Apache
10 17 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 17 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 14 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (16.47%) .NET
11 14 (16.47%) JavaScript
12 13 (15.29%) Spring
12 13 (15.29%) Coaching
13 12 (14.12%) Mentoring
13 12 (14.12%) Docker
13 12 (14.12%) iPaaS
14 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
14 11 (12.94%) Java EE
14 11 (12.94%) SQL

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 19 (22.35%) JBoss
1 19 (22.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 17 (20.00%) Apache
3 10 (11.76%) WebLogic
4 8 (9.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 5 (5.88%) WebSphere
6 4 (4.71%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (2.35%) Anypoint
7 2 (2.35%) Apache Solr
7 2 (2.35%) Mule
7 2 (2.35%) Mule ESB
7 2 (2.35%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.18%) Confluence
8 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (9.41%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.12%) iPaaS
2 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (10.59%) Boomi
4 7 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (7.06%) OpenShift
6 4 (4.71%) SaaS
7 3 (3.53%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (3.53%) npm
8 2 (2.35%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (2.35%) PaaS
9 1 (1.18%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.41%) HTTP
2 2 (2.35%) FTP
2 2 (2.35%) SMTP
3 1 (1.18%) Internet
3 1 (1.18%) SSL
3 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.59%) Big Data
2 8 (9.41%) NoSQL
3 6 (7.06%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.88%) DB2
4 5 (5.88%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.53%) GIS
7 2 (2.35%) MySQL
7 2 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.18%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.18%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 19 (22.35%) Jenkins
2 18 (21.18%) Git (software)
3 10 (11.76%) Maven
4 9 (10.59%) Eclipse
5 8 (9.41%) Gerrit
5 8 (9.41%) IntelliJ
5 8 (9.41%) SonarQube
6 7 (8.24%) JIRA
7 3 (3.53%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.53%) Redmine
7 3 (3.53%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.18%) Ant
9 1 (1.18%) Artifactory
9 1 (1.18%) Gradle
9 1 (1.18%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.18%) NeoLoad
9 1 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (1.18%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (37.65%) Finance
2 7 (8.24%) Banking
3 4 (4.71%) Back Office
3 4 (4.71%) Publishing
4 3 (3.53%) Retail
5 1 (1.18%) Electronics
5 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.18%) Marketing
5 1 (1.18%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (47.06%) Architect
2 24 (28.24%) Developer
3 18 (21.18%) Digital Architect
3 18 (21.18%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (15.29%) Java Developer
5 12 (14.12%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 7 (8.24%) Data Architect
6 7 (8.24%) Senior Architect
7 6 (7.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (7.06%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
8 5 (5.88%) Administrator
8 5 (5.88%) Middleware Administrator
9 4 (4.71%) Lead Architect
9 4 (4.71%) Middleware Developer
9 4 (4.71%) SOA Architect
9 4 (4.71%) Web Architect
10 3 (3.53%) Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) Lead Data Architect
10 3 (3.53%) Senior Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (36.47%) Web Services
2 30 (35.29%) REST
3 26 (30.59%) XML
4 20 (23.53%) Middleware
4 20 (23.53%) SOAP
5 19 (22.35%) JSON
6 14 (16.47%) .NET
7 13 (15.29%) Spring
8 11 (12.94%) Java EE
9 10 (11.76%) CSS
9 10 (11.76%) XSD
10 8 (9.41%) JMS
11 6 (7.06%) HTML
11 6 (7.06%) J2EE
11 6 (7.06%) jQuery
11 6 (7.06%) Spring MVC
12 5 (5.88%) HTML5
12 5 (5.88%) JSP
12 5 (5.88%) Node.js
12 5 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.06%) PKI
3 4 (4.71%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.35%) AS400
5 2 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.18%) iSeries
6 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.35%) Linux
2 9 (10.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (8.24%) Windows
4 6 (7.06%) Unix
5 4 (4.71%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (61.18%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (37.65%) Microservices
3 17 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (15.29%) Coaching
5 12 (14.12%) Mentoring
6 10 (11.76%) High Availability
6 10 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (11.76%) Software Delivery
6 10 (11.76%) XML Parsing
7 9 (10.59%) B2C
7 9 (10.59%) Scrum
8 8 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (8.24%) DevOps
9 7 (8.24%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (8.24%) User Stories
10 6 (7.06%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (7.06%) Data Modelling
10 6 (7.06%) Front End Development
10 6 (7.06%) MVC
10 6 (7.06%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 37 (43.53%) Java
2 14 (16.47%) JavaScript
3 11 (12.94%) SQL
4 8 (9.41%) Java 8
4 8 (9.41%) Python
5 7 (8.24%) Bash Shell
6 5 (5.88%) C#
7 4 (4.71%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.35%) RPG
8 2 (2.35%) RPG IV
9 1 (1.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.59%) DV Cleared
3 7 (8.24%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.53%) Degree
5 2 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) GDPR
1 2 (2.35%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.35%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.18%) NIST 800
System Software
1 12 (14.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (11.76%) Ansible
2 4 (4.71%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (22.35%) Oracle
2 9 (10.59%) Dell
3 6 (7.06%) IBM
3 6 (7.06%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.53%) Google
5 2 (2.35%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.35%) SAP
5 2 (2.35%) VMware
6 1 (1.18%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.18%) Pega
6 1 (1.18%) TIBCO