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 26 June 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.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 42 47
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5  
Contract jobs citing SOA 8 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 2.45% 2.30% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 2.76% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 2
Median daily rate £390 £475 £519
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.89% -8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £470 £494
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -11.11% +10.83%  

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 272 362 348
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 83.44% 83.41% 79.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 272 224
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £700 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 11
Median hourly rate £22.75 £18.21 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.93% +45.68%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in South Yorkshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 26 June 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 - 4 £380 - 1
Sheffield +4 2 £463 -2.63% 2
SOA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 16 (80.00%) Java
2 12 (60.00%) JSON
3 11 (55.00%) XML
3 11 (55.00%) OO
4 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (40.00%) Spring
5 8 (40.00%) Oracle
5 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (35.00%) SOAP
7 6 (30.00%) Web Services
7 6 (30.00%) Java EE
8 5 (25.00%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (25.00%) RESTful
8 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
8 5 (25.00%) Mobile Development
8 5 (25.00%) PL/SQL
8 5 (25.00%) SQL
8 5 (25.00%) JAXB
8 5 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (20.00%) Maven
9 4 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (20.00%) AngularJS
9 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (15.00%) Subversion
10 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
10 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
10 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (15.00%) Git (software)

SOA
Co-occurring 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 8 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (5.00%) Alfresco
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (5.00%) Documentum
2 1 (5.00%) Drupal
2 1 (5.00%) FileNet
2 1 (5.00%) Liferay
2 1 (5.00%) LiveCycle
2 1 (5.00%) LiveLink
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (15.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.00%) CouchDB
5 1 (5.00%) MySQL
5 1 (5.00%) Redis
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (20.00%) Maven
3 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (15.00%) Gradle
3 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (15.00%) Subversion
4 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (10.00%) IntelliJ
4 2 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (5.00%) JIRA
5 1 (5.00%) JUnit
5 1 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Developer
2 10 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Analyst Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (60.00%) JSON
2 11 (55.00%) XML
3 8 (40.00%) Spring
4 7 (35.00%) SOAP
5 6 (30.00%) Java EE
5 6 (30.00%) Web Services
6 5 (25.00%) JAXB
6 5 (25.00%) RESTful
7 4 (20.00%) AngularJS
8 3 (15.00%) Backbone.js
8 3 (15.00%) React
9 2 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (10.00%) Apache Camel
9 2 (10.00%) J2EE
9 2 (10.00%) JMS
9 2 (10.00%) REST
9 2 (10.00%) Spring Boot
10 1 (5.00%) .NET
10 1 (5.00%) CSS
10 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.00%) Fintech
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) OO
2 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) Mobile Development
4 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.00%) DevOps
5 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (10.00%) BDD
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (10.00%) Microservices
6 2 (10.00%) Scrum
6 2 (10.00%) TDD
6 2 (10.00%) UML
7 1 (5.00%) IT Strategy
7 1 (5.00%) Personalization
7 1 (5.00%) Presales
7 1 (5.00%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) Java
2 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 5 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) Python
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe
3 1 (5.00%) Google
3 1 (5.00%) Interwoven
3 1 (5.00%) MuleSoft
3 1 (5.00%) OpenText
3 1 (5.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (5.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (5.00%) Vignette
3 1 (5.00%) Xerox