The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire with a requirement for SOA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank 43 38 39
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1  
Contract jobs citing SOA 12 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 2.57% 2.64% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.24% 3.37% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 0
Median daily rate £380 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.39 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.65% +41.44%  

SOA is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 370 415 321
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 79.23% 78.30% 78.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 280 218
Median daily rate £425 £420 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +29.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £288 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 13
Median hourly rate £11.50 £15.75 £16.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.98% -5.19%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire citing SOA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in South Yorkshire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in South Yorkshire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Doncaster - 9 £380 - 1
Sheffield -7 2 - -
SOA
Yorkshire

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Yorkshire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 11 (68.75%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 7 (43.75%) OO
2 7 (43.75%) XML
2 7 (43.75%) JSON
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
3 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (37.50%) PL/SQL
4 5 (31.25%) SOAP
5 4 (25.00%) Web Services
5 4 (25.00%) Linux
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (25.00%) Spring
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) Java EE
6 3 (18.75%) RESTful
6 3 (18.75%) MySQL
6 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
7 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
7 2 (12.50%) JAXB
7 2 (12.50%) OCP
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (12.50%) Maven
7 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (12.50%) Windows
7 2 (12.50%) IBM
7 2 (12.50%) Microsoft

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 7 (43.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Alfresco
3 1 (6.25%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (6.25%) Documentum
3 1 (6.25%) Drupal
3 1 (6.25%) FileNet
3 1 (6.25%) Liferay
3 1 (6.25%) LiveCycle
3 1 (6.25%) LiveLink
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
1 1 (6.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (18.75%) MySQL
4 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (6.25%) CouchDB
5 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
5 1 (6.25%) Pentaho
5 1 (6.25%) Redis
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (12.50%) Maven
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) Gradle
3 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Java Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) DBA
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (6.25%) AWS Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (6.25%) ETL Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Pentaho Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SOA Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) JSON
1 7 (43.75%) XML
2 5 (31.25%) SOAP
3 4 (25.00%) Spring
3 4 (25.00%) Web Services
4 3 (18.75%) Java EE
4 3 (18.75%) RESTful
5 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 2 (12.50%) JAXB
6 1 (6.25%) .NET
6 1 (6.25%) Apache Avro
6 1 (6.25%) CSS
6 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
6 1 (6.25%) HTML
6 1 (6.25%) HTML5
6 1 (6.25%) J2EE
6 1 (6.25%) Middleware
6 1 (6.25%) React
6 1 (6.25%) SAML
6 1 (6.25%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) OO
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps
3 2 (12.50%) Mobile Development
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Complex Event Processing
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) IT Strategy
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (6.25%) MVVM
4 1 (6.25%) Personalization
4 1 (6.25%) Presales
4 1 (6.25%) Prototyping
4 1 (6.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) PL/SQL
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
6 1 (6.25%) C#
6 1 (6.25%) Python
6 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) OCP
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Data Guard
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) IBM
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) Adobe
3 1 (6.25%) Google
3 1 (6.25%) Interwoven
3 1 (6.25%) MuleSoft
3 1 (6.25%) OpenText
3 1 (6.25%) Sitecore
3 1 (6.25%) TIBCO
3 1 (6.25%) Vignette
3 1 (6.25%) Xerox