The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 29 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)
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 108 102
Rank change year-on-year -15 -6  
Contract jobs citing SOA 934 1184 1151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.98% 2.20% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 2.64% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 821 711
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
10th Percentile £350 £325 £321
90th Percentile £625 £640 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 11
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £40.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +8.37%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -9.09% +8.37%  

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39787 44801 45267
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.41% 80.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 99353 111983 101262
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
10th Percentile £305 £283 £274
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3077 2943 3102
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
10th Percentile £12.28 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £54.00 £50.78 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in the UK

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in the UK

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in the UK

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in the UK

SOA
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England -14 876 £500 +5.26% 225
UK excluding London -21 521 £500 +6.38% 141
London -16 391 £500 - 91
East of England +32 156 £525 +8.24% 24
South East -13 147 £485 +4.30% 35
Midlands +4 74 £530 +19.16% 18
North of England -61 68 £375 -19.78% 43
Scotland +11 34 £415 +12.92% 7
South West -46 32 £550 -2.22% 13
Northern Ireland - 8 £413 -
Wales -9 2 £550 +22.22% 1

For the 6 months to 29 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 with a requirement for SOA.

1 1079 (59.61%) Agile Software Development
2 703 (38.84%) Java
3 597 (32.98%) TDD
4 531 (29.34%) Scrum
5 494 (27.29%) Oracle
6 492 (27.18%) Web Services
7 474 (26.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 451 (24.92%) JavaScript
9 439 (24.25%) Finance
10 373 (20.61%) REST
11 372 (20.55%) Git (software)
12 368 (20.33%) Microservices
13 358 (19.78%) Continuous Integration
13 358 (19.78%) XML
14 351 (19.39%) SQL
15 337 (18.62%) .NET
16 336 (18.56%) Middleware
17 311 (17.18%) HTML
18 309 (17.07%) SOAP
19 284 (15.69%) Spring
20 282 (15.58%) Jenkins
21 269 (14.86%) Linux
22 266 (14.70%) MVC
23 255 (14.09%) C#
24 254 (14.03%) DevOps
25 248 (13.70%) CSS
25 248 (13.70%) JSON
26 243 (13.43%) SQL Server
27 239 (13.20%) Kanban
28 231 (12.76%) AngularJS

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 474 (26.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 129 (7.13%) JBoss
3 128 (7.07%) Confluence
4 103 (5.69%) WebLogic
5 93 (5.14%) Oracle Service Bus
6 81 (4.48%) Apache
7 74 (4.09%) WebSphere
8 66 (3.65%) Mule
9 58 (3.20%) CMS
10 51 (2.82%) Tomcat
11 26 (1.44%) Cloud Foundry
12 25 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
12 25 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
13 24 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
14 22 (1.22%) OpenStack
15 21 (1.16%) Apache Solr
16 19 (1.05%) NServiceBus
17 18 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 16 (0.88%) nginx
19 14 (0.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (1.33%) MS Visio
2 12 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.39%) OmniGraffle
4 6 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.17%) SPSS
6 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.11%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.055%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.055%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 86 (4.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 51 (2.82%) Oracle BPM
3 24 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
4 19 (1.05%) Payment Gateway
5 17 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
6 16 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
6 16 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
7 11 (0.61%) Oracle Utilities
8 10 (0.55%) Oracle iRecruitment
9 8 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
9 8 (0.44%) Siebel CRM
10 6 (0.33%) ION MarketView
10 6 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
11 4 (0.22%) OpenText Process Suite
12 3 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
12 3 (0.17%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 223 (12.32%) Amazon AWS
2 173 (9.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 110 (6.08%) PaaS
4 59 (3.26%) IaaS
4 59 (3.26%) SaaS
5 34 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (0.88%) IBM Cloud
8 15 (0.83%) Bluemix
8 15 (0.83%) GitHub
9 14 (0.77%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 14 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
10 13 (0.72%) Amazon S3
11 12 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (0.66%) Office 365
11 12 (0.66%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 10 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 10 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
12 10 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (0.55%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 106 (5.86%) HTTP
2 93 (5.14%) SSL
3 66 (3.65%) TCP/IP
4 45 (2.49%) Internet
5 39 (2.15%) Firewall
6 25 (1.38%) VPN
7 24 (1.33%) Intranet
8 23 (1.27%) Network Security
9 20 (1.10%) DNS
10 16 (0.88%) LDAP
10 16 (0.88%) SNMP
11 15 (0.83%) FTP
12 14 (0.77%) BGP
12 14 (0.77%) ICMP
12 14 (0.77%) MPLS
13 13 (0.72%) IPsec
13 13 (0.72%) OSPF
13 13 (0.72%) VLAN
13 13 (0.72%) WAN
13 13 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 156 (8.62%) Relational Database
3 125 (6.91%) Oracle Database
4 116 (6.41%) MongoDB
5 103 (5.69%) NoSQL
6 78 (4.31%) MySQL
7 67 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
8 58 (3.20%) Big Data
9 45 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
10 44 (2.43%) Oracle Database 12c
11 37 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
11 37 (2.04%) RDBMS
12 31 (1.71%) DB2
13 29 (1.60%) Oracle ODI
14 28 (1.55%) Oracle Database 10g
15 26 (1.44%) Hadoop
15 26 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 24 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
16 24 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
17 22 (1.22%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 372 (20.55%) Git (software)
2 282 (15.58%) Jenkins
3 208 (11.49%) JIRA
4 202 (11.16%) Maven
5 184 (10.17%) Subversion
6 108 (5.97%) JUnit
7 67 (3.70%) Selenium
8 63 (3.48%) Cucumber
9 61 (3.37%) SoapUI
10 51 (2.82%) Eclipse
11 50 (2.76%) gulp
12 47 (2.60%) Grunt
13 45 (2.49%) Mockito
14 42 (2.32%) IntelliJ
15 41 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
16 34 (1.88%) Gradle
17 32 (1.77%) Bitbucket
18 31 (1.71%) Visual Studio
19 30 (1.66%) Ant
19 30 (1.66%) NUnit
General
1 439 (24.25%) Finance
2 194 (10.72%) Banking
3 131 (7.24%) Telecoms
4 115 (6.35%) Marketing
5 113 (6.24%) Retail
6 89 (4.92%) Electronics
6 89 (4.92%) Manufacturing
7 35 (1.93%) Front Office
8 28 (1.55%) Investment Banking
9 24 (1.33%) Back Office
10 19 (1.05%) Legal
11 17 (0.94%) Military
12 11 (0.61%) Advertising
13 10 (0.55%) Games
13 10 (0.55%) Publishing
14 9 (0.50%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.50%) Law
15 8 (0.44%) Billing
16 7 (0.39%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 850 (46.96%) Developer
2 519 (28.67%) Architect
3 271 (14.97%) Java Developer
4 217 (11.99%) Solutions Architect
5 163 (9.01%) .NET Developer
6 147 (8.12%) Senior Developer
7 128 (7.07%) C# Developer
8 96 (5.30%) C# .NET Developer
9 92 (5.08%) SOA Developer
10 83 (4.59%) Agile Developer
11 74 (4.09%) DevOps Engineer
12 72 (3.98%) Technical Architect
13 66 (3.65%) Analyst
14 65 (3.59%) Cloud Architect
15 64 (3.54%) Full Stack Developer
16 61 (3.37%) Integration Developer
17 58 (3.20%) Designer
18 55 (3.04%) Oracle Developer
19 49 (2.71%) Lead Developer
20 44 (2.43%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 492 (27.18%) Web Services
2 373 (20.61%) REST
3 358 (19.78%) XML
4 337 (18.62%) .NET
5 336 (18.56%) Middleware
6 311 (17.18%) HTML
7 309 (17.07%) SOAP
8 284 (15.69%) Spring
9 248 (13.70%) CSS
9 248 (13.70%) JSON
10 231 (12.76%) AngularJS
11 229 (12.65%) J2EE
12 204 (11.27%) RESTful
13 158 (8.73%) HTML5
14 149 (8.23%) XSLT
15 137 (7.57%) Hibernate
16 132 (7.29%) JMS
17 131 (7.24%) Node.js
18 109 (6.02%) jQuery
19 106 (5.86%) React
Miscellaneous
1 122 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (6.46%) Greenfield Project
3 113 (6.24%) Enterprise Software
4 72 (3.98%) Computer Science
5 60 (3.31%) User Experience
6 51 (2.82%) Mobile App
7 49 (2.71%) Data Centre
8 40 (2.21%) Private Cloud
9 39 (2.15%) Virtual Team
10 32 (1.77%) Management Information System
11 27 (1.49%) Cloud Native
12 26 (1.44%) Social Media
13 23 (1.27%) iPad
14 20 (1.10%) Client/Server
14 20 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 20 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
15 18 (0.99%) Equities
16 17 (0.94%) Algorithms
16 17 (0.94%) DataPower
16 17 (0.94%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 269 (14.86%) Linux
2 172 (9.50%) Unix
3 122 (6.74%) Windows
4 51 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 39 (2.15%) Mac OS X
6 38 (2.10%) Windows Server
7 26 (1.44%) Android
7 26 (1.44%) Apple iOS
8 15 (0.83%) Ubuntu
9 13 (0.72%) Solaris
10 11 (0.61%) AIX
11 10 (0.55%) CentOS
11 10 (0.55%) CoreOS
12 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.22%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.22%) VMS
13 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.17%) OS/390
15 2 (0.11%) HPUX
16 1 (0.055%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1079 (59.61%) Agile Software Development
2 597 (32.98%) TDD
3 531 (29.34%) Scrum
4 368 (20.33%) Microservices
5 358 (19.78%) Continuous Integration
6 266 (14.70%) MVC
7 254 (14.03%) DevOps
8 239 (13.20%) Kanban
9 222 (12.27%) OO
10 215 (11.88%) BDD
11 203 (11.22%) Test Automation
12 186 (10.28%) Open Source
13 180 (9.94%) SDLC
14 172 (9.50%) Software Engineering
15 154 (8.51%) TOGAF
16 153 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
17 146 (8.07%) Enterprise Architecture
18 145 (8.01%) User Stories
19 135 (7.46%) E-Commerce
20 124 (6.85%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 703 (38.84%) Java
2 451 (24.92%) JavaScript
3 351 (19.39%) SQL
4 255 (14.09%) C#
5 87 (4.81%) Python
6 86 (4.75%) Scala
7 79 (4.36%) PL/SQL
8 70 (3.87%) XPath
9 62 (3.43%) Ruby
10 61 (3.37%) Perl
11 52 (2.87%) Groovy
12 50 (2.76%) T-SQL
13 49 (2.71%) C
14 48 (2.65%) C++
15 25 (1.38%) PHP
16 24 (1.33%) TypeScript
17 21 (1.16%) Go
18 18 (0.99%) PowerShell
19 16 (0.88%) Shell Script
20 13 (0.72%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 134 (7.40%) Degree
2 102 (5.64%) Security Cleared
3 75 (4.14%) SC Cleared
4 42 (2.32%) BPSS Clearance
5 20 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (0.99%) Master's Degree
7 13 (0.72%) OCPJP
8 12 (0.66%) CCIE
8 12 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (0.66%) DV Cleared
8 12 (0.66%) JNCIE
9 11 (0.61%) Sun Certification
10 10 (0.55%) ISEB
11 9 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.44%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.33%) BC Cleared
13 6 (0.33%) CISSP
13 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.28%) CISA
14 5 (0.28%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (5.58%) QA
2 17 (0.94%) PCI DSS
3 16 (0.88%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.61%) HL7
5 7 (0.39%) FedRAMP
6 6 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.33%) GDPR
6 6 (0.33%) SLA
7 5 (0.28%) ISO 20022
7 5 (0.28%) SEPA
8 3 (0.17%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.11%) MiFID
9 2 (0.11%) PMO
10 1 (0.055%) BS7799
10 1 (0.055%) EMIR
10 1 (0.055%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 129 (7.13%) Docker
2 19 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (0.39%) vCloud
5 6 (0.33%) Apache Flume
5 6 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.28%) Xen
7 3 (0.17%) HDFS
7 3 (0.17%) vSphere
8 2 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.055%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (0.055%) RACF
9 1 (0.055%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.055%) XenApp
9 1 (0.055%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 81 (4.48%) Puppet
2 77 (4.25%) Opscode Chef
3 64 (3.54%) Ansible
4 16 (0.88%) Kubernetes
5 15 (0.83%) Kibana
6 13 (0.72%) MOM
7 11 (0.61%) HP SiteScope
7 11 (0.61%) OpenView
8 10 (0.55%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 9 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (0.50%) Terraform
9 9 (0.50%) ZABBIX
10 8 (0.44%) logstash
10 8 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Management
11 6 (0.33%) Mesos
12 4 (0.22%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.22%) Grafana
12 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (0.22%) StatsD
13 3 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 494 (27.29%) Oracle
2 164 (9.06%) Microsoft
3 130 (7.18%) WSO2
4 125 (6.91%) SAP
5 106 (5.86%) IBM
6 58 (3.20%) MuleSoft
7 38 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
8 37 (2.04%) Red Hat
9 33 (1.82%) Adobe
10 30 (1.66%) HP
11 29 (1.60%) New Relic
11 29 (1.60%) TIBCO
12 27 (1.49%) Cisco
12 27 (1.49%) ServiceNow
13 25 (1.38%) Google
13 25 (1.38%) Pega
14 24 (1.33%) Sybase
15 22 (1.22%) ATG
15 22 (1.22%) VMware
15 22 (1.22%) webMethods
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £480 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 4 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Advento Staffing Ltd
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries, 6 months contracts
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ClearCube Consulting
Rate: From £500 to £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £700 - £710 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
VASSIT
Rate: £50,000 - £70,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £700 - £710 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £525 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified TBC
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Pearson Frank
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £525 to £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Explore Group
Rate: £549 - £651 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, 6 months rolling contracts
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £700 - £701 per day
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