Period
to 25 November 2017

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 6 months to 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 134 108
Rank change year-on-year +5 -26 -17
Contract jobs citing SOA 2048 1990 2447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.00% 1.90% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 2.27% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1419 1283 1614
UK median daily rate £500 £468 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -1.58% +5.56%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £319
90th Percentile £620 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 21
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £39.65 £37.50 £24.00
90th Percentile £41.98 £57.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -12.09% +7.06% -5.56%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86458 87823 93607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.48% 83.90% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57609 58040 60628
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £635 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2024 2360 2750
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £23.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +4.44% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.25 £11.49
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.41 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

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 6 months to 25 November 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 16 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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
England +11 1843 £500 +5.26% 238
UK excluding London +31 1179 £480 +6.67% 137
London -22 810 £500 +5.26% 117
East of England +38 319 £513 +9.04% 13
South East -8 305 £480 +6.67% 30
North of England -5 199 £425 -9.57% 37
Midlands +63 138 £535 +22.29% 21
Scotland +4 138 £390 +14.71% 12
Yorkshire +7 99 £440 -9.74% 12
West Midlands +59 82 £535 +29.70% 20
North West -33 75 £400 -11.11% 18
South West +9 60 £475 -13.64% 20
East Midlands +20 55 £550 +37.50% 1
North East +49 28 £400 +36.99% 7
Northern Ireland -30 13 £450 -
Wales +8 9 £563 +28.57% 4

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 1239 (60.50%) Agile Software Development
2 822 (40.14%) Java
3 660 (32.23%) TDD
4 579 (28.27%) Web Services
5 550 (26.86%) Scrum
6 534 (26.07%) Finance
7 532 (25.98%) Oracle
8 516 (25.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 467 (22.80%) Microservices
10 407 (19.87%) JavaScript
11 403 (19.68%) XML
12 376 (18.36%) Continuous Integration
13 369 (18.02%) Spring
14 367 (17.92%) .NET
15 364 (17.77%) Git (software)
16 354 (17.29%) SQL
17 340 (16.60%) Middleware
18 336 (16.41%) SOAP
19 333 (16.26%) REST
20 310 (15.14%) Jenkins
21 309 (15.09%) RESTful
22 303 (14.79%) Maven
23 301 (14.70%) HTML
24 299 (14.60%) C#
25 288 (14.06%) DevOps
26 271 (13.23%) Amazon AWS
27 263 (12.84%) JSON
28 258 (12.60%) Linux
29 252 (12.30%) JIRA
30 251 (12.26%) MVC

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
1 516 (25.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 175 (8.54%) Confluence
3 146 (7.13%) JBoss
4 117 (5.71%) Oracle Service Bus
5 102 (4.98%) WebLogic
6 101 (4.93%) Mule
7 75 (3.66%) WebSphere
8 57 (2.78%) CMS
9 55 (2.69%) Tomcat
10 54 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
11 46 (2.25%) Apache
12 33 (1.61%) Apache Spark
13 30 (1.46%) Oracle Workflow
14 25 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
14 25 (1.22%) IIS
15 24 (1.17%) OpenStack
16 22 (1.07%) Apache Solr
17 21 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
18 17 (0.83%) GlassFish
18 17 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (0.63%) MS Visio
2 12 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 12 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.59%) OmniGraffle
3 8 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.15%) Simulink
5 2 (0.098%) SPSS
6 1 (0.049%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 61 (2.98%) Oracle BPM
2 47 (2.29%) Oracle EBS
3 41 (2.00%) Payment Gateway
4 21 (1.03%) BusinessWorks
4 21 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
5 16 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
6 14 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
7 12 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
8 10 (0.49%) Oracle Utilities
9 9 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
9 9 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 7 (0.34%) Siebel CRM
11 6 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
11 6 (0.29%) Oracle iProcurement
11 6 (0.29%) RMDS
12 4 (0.20%) OpenText Process Suite
12 4 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
12 4 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
12 4 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
13 3 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 271 (13.23%) Amazon AWS
2 236 (11.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (4.15%) PaaS
4 78 (3.81%) SaaS
5 73 (3.56%) Cloud Computing
6 67 (3.27%) IaaS
7 42 (2.05%) GitHub
8 20 (0.98%) OpenShift
9 18 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
10 17 (0.83%) npm
10 17 (0.83%) Serverless
11 16 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
11 16 (0.78%) Slack
12 13 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
12 13 (0.63%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 13 (0.63%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 13 (0.63%) Trello
13 11 (0.54%) Office 365
14 10 (0.49%) Heroku
15 9 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 75 (3.66%) HTTP
2 61 (2.98%) SSL
3 48 (2.34%) TCP/IP
4 33 (1.61%) Internet
4 33 (1.61%) LDAP
5 25 (1.22%) WAN
6 24 (1.17%) LAN
7 21 (1.03%) Firewall
8 15 (0.73%) DNS
8 15 (0.73%) FTP
9 14 (0.68%) Intranet
10 12 (0.59%) Kerberos
11 11 (0.54%) AMQP
12 9 (0.44%) SAN
12 9 (0.44%) VPN
13 7 (0.34%) NAS
13 7 (0.34%) SMS
14 6 (0.29%) CTI
14 6 (0.29%) Extranet
15 5 (0.24%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (11.23%) SQL Server
2 150 (7.32%) Relational Database
3 132 (6.45%) NoSQL
4 131 (6.40%) MongoDB
5 123 (6.01%) Oracle Database
6 83 (4.05%) MySQL
7 77 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
8 65 (3.17%) Hadoop
9 56 (2.73%) Big Data
10 54 (2.64%) RDBMS
10 54 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
11 36 (1.76%) Redis
12 32 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
13 31 (1.51%) Endeca
14 29 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
15 26 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 26 (1.27%) DB2
16 25 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
17 24 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
18 21 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 364 (17.77%) Git (software)
2 310 (15.14%) Jenkins
3 303 (14.79%) Maven
4 252 (12.30%) JIRA
5 163 (7.96%) Subversion
6 142 (6.93%) JUnit
7 96 (4.69%) Selenium
8 91 (4.44%) SoapUI
9 84 (4.10%) Cucumber
10 83 (4.05%) Eclipse
11 80 (3.91%) Mockito
12 63 (3.08%) IntelliJ
13 62 (3.03%) TeamCity
14 58 (2.83%) gulp
15 55 (2.69%) Grunt
16 50 (2.44%) Ant
17 39 (1.90%) Visual Studio
18 38 (1.86%) LoadRunner
18 38 (1.86%) Octopus Deploy
19 37 (1.81%) Hudson
General
1 534 (26.07%) Finance
2 193 (9.42%) Banking
3 160 (7.81%) Telecoms
4 142 (6.93%) Marketing
5 121 (5.91%) Manufacturing
6 120 (5.86%) Electronics
7 111 (5.42%) Retail
8 26 (1.27%) Investment Banking
8 26 (1.27%) Law
9 24 (1.17%) Front Office
10 21 (1.03%) Games
11 17 (0.83%) Publishing
12 14 (0.68%) Billing
12 14 (0.68%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.63%) Retail Banking
14 11 (0.54%) Back Office
15 9 (0.44%) Advertising
15 9 (0.44%) Legal
16 7 (0.34%) Automotive
16 7 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 942 (46.00%) Developer
2 541 (26.42%) Architect
3 341 (16.65%) Java Developer
4 262 (12.79%) Solutions Architect
5 202 (9.86%) Senior Developer
6 154 (7.52%) .NET Developer
7 114 (5.57%) C# Developer
8 106 (5.18%) Agile Developer
9 96 (4.69%) Integration Developer
9 96 (4.69%) SOA Developer
10 83 (4.05%) DevOps Engineer
11 75 (3.66%) Designer
12 74 (3.61%) Technical Architect
13 71 (3.47%) Cloud Architect
14 69 (3.37%) Tester
15 65 (3.17%) Analyst
16 61 (2.98%) Lead Developer
17 58 (2.83%) Oracle Developer
18 56 (2.73%) C# .NET Developer
19 52 (2.54%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 579 (28.27%) Web Services
2 403 (19.68%) XML
3 369 (18.02%) Spring
4 367 (17.92%) .NET
5 340 (16.60%) Middleware
6 336 (16.41%) SOAP
7 333 (16.26%) REST
8 309 (15.09%) RESTful
9 301 (14.70%) HTML
10 263 (12.84%) JSON
11 238 (11.62%) AngularJS
12 224 (10.94%) J2EE
13 211 (10.30%) CSS
14 188 (9.18%) HTML5
15 168 (8.20%) Hibernate
16 163 (7.96%) XSLT
17 132 (6.45%) React
18 130 (6.35%) Apache Camel
19 121 (5.91%) JMS
20 114 (5.57%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 182 (8.89%) Enterprise Software
2 144 (7.03%) Greenfield Project
3 93 (4.54%) Computer Science
4 87 (4.25%) User Experience
5 86 (4.20%) Mobile App
6 76 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
7 42 (2.05%) N-Tier
8 35 (1.71%) Virtual Team
9 34 (1.66%) Social Media
10 33 (1.61%) iPad
10 33 (1.61%) Management Information System
11 28 (1.37%) DataPower
12 24 (1.17%) Private Cloud
13 19 (0.93%) Data Centre
13 19 (0.93%) Public Cloud
14 18 (0.88%) Fintech
15 15 (0.73%) Equities
15 15 (0.73%) Online Games
16 14 (0.68%) Derivative
16 14 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 258 (12.60%) Linux
2 160 (7.81%) Unix
3 123 (6.01%) Windows
4 73 (3.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 41 (2.00%) Mac OS X
6 40 (1.95%) Android
7 35 (1.71%) Apple iOS
8 15 (0.73%) Windows Server
9 13 (0.63%) Solaris
10 9 (0.44%) AIX
11 8 (0.39%) CentOS
12 4 (0.20%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.20%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.15%) HPUX
13 3 (0.15%) OS/390
13 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.098%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.049%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1239 (60.50%) Agile Software Development
2 660 (32.23%) TDD
3 550 (26.86%) Scrum
4 467 (22.80%) Microservices
5 376 (18.36%) Continuous Integration
6 288 (14.06%) DevOps
7 251 (12.26%) MVC
8 245 (11.96%) BDD
9 229 (11.18%) Test Automation
10 222 (10.84%) Kanban
11 191 (9.33%) Software Engineering
12 188 (9.18%) OO
13 186 (9.08%) Business Intelligence
14 168 (8.20%) Open Source
15 166 (8.11%) Mentoring
16 154 (7.52%) E-Commerce
17 147 (7.18%) Configuration Management
18 146 (7.13%) Coaching
19 144 (7.03%) SDLC
20 142 (6.93%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 822 (40.14%) Java
2 407 (19.87%) JavaScript
3 354 (17.29%) SQL
4 299 (14.60%) C#
5 123 (6.01%) XPath
6 97 (4.74%) PL/SQL
7 91 (4.44%) Python
8 77 (3.76%) Groovy
9 63 (3.08%) Scala
10 44 (2.15%) T-SQL
11 39 (1.90%) Ruby
12 30 (1.46%) Perl
13 27 (1.32%) C
14 25 (1.22%) TypeScript
15 24 (1.17%) C++
16 23 (1.12%) PowerShell
17 22 (1.07%) R
18 21 (1.03%) PHP
19 20 (0.98%) Apex Code
20 17 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 182 (8.89%) Degree
2 76 (3.71%) Security Cleared
3 63 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 54 (2.64%) SC Cleared
5 17 (0.83%) Master's Degree
6 15 (0.73%) ISTQB
6 15 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (0.59%) ISEB
8 8 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.29%) MCP
9 6 (0.29%) MCSD
10 5 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.20%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.20%) CISM
11 4 (0.20%) CISSP
12 3 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.15%) IBM Certification
12 3 (0.15%) OCPJP
13 2 (0.098%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.098%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (6.54%) QA
2 34 (1.66%) PCI DSS
3 21 (1.03%) GDPR
4 11 (0.54%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.44%) COBIT
6 6 (0.29%) MiFID
6 6 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.24%) EMIR
7 5 (0.24%) FedRAMP
8 4 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.20%) HL7
9 3 (0.15%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.098%) GCP
10 2 (0.098%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.098%) PSD2
10 2 (0.098%) RosettaNet
11 1 (0.049%) FATCA
11 1 (0.049%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.049%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 157 (7.67%) Docker
2 29 (1.42%) Active Directory
3 27 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
4 14 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (0.63%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.29%) vCloud
7 3 (0.15%) HDFS
7 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.098%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.098%) IAG
8 2 (0.098%) Xen
9 1 (0.049%) Varnish
9 1 (0.049%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 158 (7.71%) Puppet
2 89 (4.35%) Ansible
3 77 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (1.76%) ZABBIX
5 32 (1.56%) HP SiteScope
6 31 (1.51%) OpenView
7 21 (1.03%) MOM
7 21 (1.03%) Oracle Identity Management
8 19 (0.93%) Kibana
9 16 (0.78%) Ambari
10 15 (0.73%) Kubernetes
11 13 (0.63%) Grafana
12 10 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
12 10 (0.49%) Nagios
12 10 (0.49%) Salt
12 10 (0.49%) TIBCO Hawk
13 9 (0.44%) Consul
13 9 (0.44%) Zipkin
14 8 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 8 (0.39%) StatsD
Vendors
1 532 (25.98%) Oracle
2 211 (10.30%) Microsoft
3 152 (7.42%) SAP
4 130 (6.35%) WSO2
5 121 (5.91%) IBM
6 73 (3.56%) MuleSoft
7 69 (3.37%) Red Hat
8 51 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
9 49 (2.39%) HP
10 48 (2.34%) New Relic
11 46 (2.25%) Atlassian
12 40 (1.95%) TIBCO
13 35 (1.71%) Sybase
14 33 (1.61%) ATG
15 32 (1.56%) VMware
16 27 (1.32%) Splunk
17 26 (1.27%) Google
18 25 (1.22%) Cisco
19 20 (0.98%) OpenText
20 19 (0.93%) Adobe