Period
to 5 December 2019

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 5 December 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)
UK
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 243 151 131
Rank change year-on-year -92 -20 +9
Contract jobs citing SOA 893 1,903 2,078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.82% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 2.09% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 1,329 1,443
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.38%
10th Percentile £375 £388 £350
90th Percentile £638 £675 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £500 £480
% change year-on-year -2.00% +4.17% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 10
UK median hourly rate £60.25 £40.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.85% +1.88% -11.11%
10th Percentile £42.76 £27.35 £39.65
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.50 £41.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.25 £40.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +47.85% +1.88% -16.67%

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 70,203 91,079 89,049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.76% 87.04% 86.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,918 60,350 59,302
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,286 2,370 2,123
UK median hourly rate £23.66 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.56% -4.35% +2.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.18 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.28 £50.25 £49.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £23.14
% change year-on-year +7.14% -9.25% +2.84%

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 5 December 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA over the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SOA in the UK

SOA
Top 15 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 5 December 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
England -88 802 £500 -4.76% 240
UK excluding London -75 518 £490 -2.00% 188
London -79 357 £525 -2.33% 86
South East +10 207 £475 - 50
North of England -22 140 £500 +5.26% 43
North West +2 77 £490 -2.00% 26
Yorkshire -14 55 £550 +22.22% 12
Midlands -72 41 £538 +8.92% 28
Scotland +14 40 £475 +5.44% 10
Wales +2 40 £500 +20.85% 21
West Midlands -55 33 £540 +11.34% 18
South West -15 28 £500 -3.85% 22
East of England -82 28 £463 -11.90% 11
North East +9 8 £500 +0.10% 5
East Midlands 0 8 £500 - 10

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 with a requirement for SOA.

1 415 (46.47%) Agile Software Development
2 267 (29.90%) Microservices
3 265 (29.68%) Java
4 260 (29.12%) Web Services
5 241 (26.99%) Azure
6 224 (25.08%) SQL
7 202 (22.62%) Oracle
7 202 (22.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 192 (21.50%) TDD
9 188 (21.05%) JavaScript
10 186 (20.83%) .NET
11 184 (20.60%) XML
12 168 (18.81%) DevOps
13 167 (18.70%) Finance
14 166 (18.59%) AWS
15 160 (17.92%) Continuous Integration
16 158 (17.69%) HTML
17 152 (17.02%) REST
18 149 (16.69%) Microsoft
19 147 (16.46%) C#
20 144 (16.13%) SQL Server
21 143 (16.01%) CSS
22 137 (15.34%) Git (software)
23 131 (14.67%) Scrum
24 130 (14.56%) Security Cleared
25 123 (13.77%) Python
26 114 (12.77%) SOAP
26 114 (12.77%) JSON
27 111 (12.43%) Spring
27 111 (12.43%) Middleware

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
1 202 (22.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 60 (6.72%) WebLogic
3 52 (5.82%) Confluence
4 45 (5.04%) Oracle Service Bus
5 32 (3.58%) Apache
6 26 (2.91%) Tomcat
6 26 (2.91%) WebSphere
7 25 (2.80%) SharePoint
8 23 (2.58%) JBoss
9 14 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
10 13 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (1.46%) IIS
11 12 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (1.23%) nginx
13 10 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
13 10 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
14 9 (1.01%) Anypoint
14 9 (1.01%) CMS
15 8 (0.90%) Mattermost
16 7 (0.78%) OpenStack
Applications
1 29 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 30 (3.36%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (3.14%) Oracle BPM
3 18 (2.02%) BusinessWorks
4 16 (1.79%) Oracle Applications
5 15 (1.68%) Oracle Receivables
6 14 (1.57%) Oracle EBS R12
6 14 (1.57%) Oracle ERP
7 11 (1.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 10 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
8 10 (1.12%) Oracle TCA
9 6 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
10 5 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
10 5 (0.56%) Oracle Cash Management
10 5 (0.56%) Oracle FAH
10 5 (0.56%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 5 (0.56%) Oracle iProcurement
10 5 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
11 4 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 241 (26.99%) Azure
2 166 (18.59%) AWS
3 77 (8.62%) PaaS
4 67 (7.50%) SaaS
5 61 (6.83%) IaaS
6 42 (4.70%) Office 365
7 39 (4.37%) GCP
8 29 (3.25%) Azure Active Directory
9 28 (3.14%) Serverless
10 27 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
11 26 (2.91%) GitHub
12 20 (2.24%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 19 (2.13%) OpenShift
14 17 (1.90%) Boomi
15 16 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
15 16 (1.79%) Power Platform
16 10 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
16 10 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
17 9 (1.01%) Amazon S3
18 8 (0.90%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 50 (5.60%) Firewall
2 47 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 44 (4.93%) DNS
4 42 (4.70%) Internet
5 37 (4.14%) VPN
6 35 (3.92%) Reverse Proxy
7 34 (3.81%) HTTP
8 33 (3.70%) SAN
9 31 (3.47%) NAS
10 12 (1.34%) SSL
11 7 (0.78%) WAN
12 5 (0.56%) DHCP
12 5 (0.56%) Extranet
12 5 (0.56%) Intranet
12 5 (0.56%) LAN
12 5 (0.56%) SMTP
12 5 (0.56%) SSH
12 5 (0.56%) WLAN
13 4 (0.45%) DMZ
13 4 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 81 (9.07%) Oracle Database
3 62 (6.94%) Relational Database
4 61 (6.83%) MySQL
5 56 (6.27%) Oracle ODI
6 36 (4.03%) NoSQL
7 31 (3.47%) Oracle Database 12c
8 30 (3.36%) MongoDB
9 25 (2.80%) Azure SQL Database
10 21 (2.35%) Big Data
11 19 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
12 18 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
12 18 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
12 18 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
12 18 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (1.79%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 13 (1.46%) Power BI
15 12 (1.34%) Data Lake
15 12 (1.34%) RDBMS
16 11 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 137 (15.34%) Git (software)
2 93 (10.41%) Jenkins
3 85 (9.52%) JIRA
4 51 (5.71%) Selenium
5 33 (3.70%) Eclipse
6 31 (3.47%) Maven
7 26 (2.91%) Visual Studio
8 23 (2.58%) JUnit
9 20 (2.24%) IntelliJ
9 20 (2.24%) SoapUI
9 20 (2.24%) TeamCity
9 20 (2.24%) Visual Studio Team System
10 17 (1.90%) GitLab
10 17 (1.90%) JMeter
10 17 (1.90%) Oracle Forms
11 16 (1.79%) webpack
12 15 (1.68%) Cucumber
12 15 (1.68%) ERwin
12 15 (1.68%) Grunt
12 15 (1.68%) Subversion
General
1 167 (18.70%) Finance
2 78 (8.73%) Banking
3 46 (5.15%) Retail
4 36 (4.03%) Public Sector
5 22 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.68%) Marketing
7 13 (1.46%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.34%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.23%) Billing
10 9 (1.01%) Aerospace
11 7 (0.78%) Electronics
11 7 (0.78%) Law
12 5 (0.56%) Advertising
12 5 (0.56%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.45%) Front Office
14 3 (0.34%) Games
14 3 (0.34%) International Banking
14 3 (0.34%) Legal
14 3 (0.34%) Military
15 2 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 373 (41.77%) Developer
2 214 (23.96%) Architect
3 89 (9.97%) Java Developer
4 69 (7.73%) .NET Developer
5 64 (7.17%) Solutions Architect
6 60 (6.72%) Software Engineer
7 58 (6.49%) Consultant
8 53 (5.94%) Oracle Developer
9 46 (5.15%) Senior Developer
10 45 (5.04%) React Developer
11 37 (4.14%) Full Stack Developer
12 36 (4.03%) Analyst
12 36 (4.03%) Azure Developer
13 29 (3.25%) Java Engineer
13 29 (3.25%) JavaScript Developer
14 28 (3.14%) Angular Developer
15 27 (3.02%) C# Developer
16 26 (2.91%) Java Software Engineer
17 22 (2.46%) Integration Developer
18 21 (2.35%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (29.12%) Web Services
2 186 (20.83%) .NET
3 184 (20.60%) XML
4 158 (17.69%) HTML
5 152 (17.02%) REST
6 143 (16.01%) CSS
7 114 (12.77%) JSON
7 114 (12.77%) SOAP
8 111 (12.43%) Middleware
8 111 (12.43%) Spring
9 106 (11.87%) AngularJS
10 105 (11.76%) RESTful
11 87 (9.74%) Oracle Fusion
12 77 (8.62%) React
13 75 (8.40%) HTML5
14 66 (7.39%) .NET Framework
15 65 (7.28%) ASP.NET Web API
16 60 (6.72%) Node.js
17 58 (6.49%) ASP.NET
18 51 (5.71%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 69 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (5.94%) Enterprise Software
3 49 (5.49%) Replication
4 28 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
5 25 (2.80%) User Experience
6 24 (2.69%) Management Information System
7 22 (2.46%) Mobile App
8 14 (1.57%) Public Cloud
9 12 (1.34%) Cloud Native
9 12 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (1.23%) Smart City
11 10 (1.12%) Data Centre
11 10 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (1.01%) NHS
12 9 (1.01%) SWIFT
13 8 (0.90%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.78%) PKI
15 6 (0.67%) Algorithms
15 6 (0.67%) Data Structures
15 6 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 103 (11.53%) Linux
2 78 (8.73%) Unix
3 69 (7.73%) Windows
4 26 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (1.57%) Windows 10
6 10 (1.12%) AIX
7 3 (0.34%) Android
7 3 (0.34%) CentOS
7 3 (0.34%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.22%) HPUX
8 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.11%) Debian
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.11%) Solaris
9 1 (0.11%) VMS
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (46.47%) Agile Software Development
2 267 (29.90%) Microservices
3 192 (21.50%) TDD
4 168 (18.81%) DevOps
5 160 (17.92%) Continuous Integration
6 131 (14.67%) Scrum
7 107 (11.98%) Software Engineering
8 105 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
9 98 (10.97%) Test Automation
10 78 (8.73%) Kanban
11 74 (8.29%) OO
12 72 (8.06%) BDD
13 66 (7.39%) Computer Science
13 66 (7.39%) Migration
14 65 (7.28%) MVC
15 59 (6.61%) Information Security
16 58 (6.49%) SDLC
17 57 (6.38%) Continuous Delivery
18 54 (6.05%) Data Modelling
19 53 (5.94%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 265 (29.68%) Java
2 224 (25.08%) SQL
3 188 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 147 (16.46%) C#
5 123 (13.77%) Python
6 55 (6.16%) PL/SQL
7 53 (5.94%) Java 8
8 50 (5.60%) PowerShell
9 40 (4.48%) TypeScript
10 31 (3.47%) Perl
11 24 (2.69%) Shell Script
12 21 (2.35%) Go
13 19 (2.13%) ES6
14 18 (2.02%) C++
15 17 (1.90%) Scala
16 15 (1.68%) Bash Shell
17 13 (1.46%) Groovy
17 13 (1.46%) VB.NET
18 12 (1.34%) XQuery
19 11 (1.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 130 (14.56%) Security Cleared
2 99 (11.09%) SC Cleared
3 77 (8.62%) Degree
4 19 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (2.02%) DV Cleared
6 15 (1.68%) CISSP
7 13 (1.46%) CISM
8 10 (1.12%) ISTQB
9 9 (1.01%) ISEB
10 8 (0.90%) CCIE
10 8 (0.90%) CCNA
10 8 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.78%) Master's Degree
11 7 (0.78%) TOGAF Certification
12 5 (0.56%) MCSE
12 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.45%) CCNP
13 4 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.34%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (8.06%) QA
2 15 (1.68%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.01%) ISO 20022
3 9 (1.01%) TARGET2
4 8 (0.90%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.67%) GDPR
6 5 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.45%) HL7
7 4 (0.45%) SLA
8 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.22%) RMADS
9 1 (0.11%) PMO
9 1 (0.11%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 63 (7.05%) Docker
2 33 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.12%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.34%) NFS
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.22%) Samba
8 1 (0.11%) GridGain
8 1 (0.11%) iptables
8 1 (0.11%) LXC
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.11%) vSphere
8 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 50 (5.60%) Ansible
2 36 (4.03%) Kubernetes
3 33 (3.70%) Puppet
4 22 (2.46%) Single Sign-On
5 13 (1.46%) Microsoft Intune
5 13 (1.46%) Terraform
6 12 (1.34%) Control-M
7 11 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.56%) logstash
9 5 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Management
10 4 (0.45%) Kibana
10 4 (0.45%) Packer
11 3 (0.34%) Nagios
12 2 (0.22%) HP NNM
12 2 (0.22%) Mesos
12 2 (0.22%) Netcool
12 2 (0.22%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.22%) TIBCO Hawk
12 2 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 202 (22.62%) Oracle
2 149 (16.69%) Microsoft
3 49 (5.49%) IBM
4 41 (4.59%) Google
5 39 (4.37%) SAP
6 30 (3.36%) MuleSoft
7 28 (3.14%) Dell
7 28 (3.14%) TIBCO
8 21 (2.35%) VMware
9 19 (2.13%) Cisco
9 19 (2.13%) Red Hat
10 17 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (1.57%) BMC
12 13 (1.46%) NetApp
13 12 (1.34%) Sitecore
13 12 (1.34%) Workday
14 11 (1.23%) EMC
14 11 (1.23%) Sparx
15 9 (1.01%) WSO2
16 8 (0.90%) Software AG