Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 182 142 134
Rank change year-on-year -40 -8 -29
Contract jobs citing SOA 1,426 1,906 1,736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.50% 1.89% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 2.19% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 971 1,350 1,158
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £400 £363 £337
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £480 £450
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 13
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £55.00
10th Percentile £35.00 - £36.25
90th Percentile £47.50 - £90.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £55.00

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 82,523 87,185 77,611
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.90% 86.28% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,480 57,521 51,052
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £300 £294 £270
90th Percentile £650 £638 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,136 2,238 2,115
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.18 £11.41
90th Percentile £51.50 £50.25 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.20% -14.70% -1.96%

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 April 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 25 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SOA in the UK

SOA
Top 17 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 April 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 -29 1,315 £525 +4.48% 85
UK excluding London -36 822 £500 +4.17% 62
London -45 570 £538 +4.88% 30
South East -25 224 £500 +3.09% 15
Midlands +12 161 £520 -0.95% 7
East of England -11 140 £525 - 7
North of England -31 125 £465 +9.41% 22
West Midlands +18 122 £530 -3.64% 5
South West +11 84 £500 +11.11% 4
Scotland -53 65 £465 +16.25% 7
North West -4 60 £455 +7.06% 13
Yorkshire -28 50 £450 +2.86% 9
East Midlands -4 33 £500 +11.11% 2
North East +2 14 £515 +28.69%
Wales -11 13 £575 +47.44%
Northern Ireland -14 8 £425 -1.39%
Channel Islands - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 833 (58.42%) Agile Software Development
2 589 (41.30%) Java
3 432 (30.29%) Microservices
4 404 (28.33%) Web Services
5 368 (25.81%) TDD
6 338 (23.70%) Finance
7 312 (21.88%) .NET
7 312 (21.88%) DevOps
8 296 (20.76%) Oracle
9 292 (20.48%) Scrum
9 292 (20.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 288 (20.20%) SQL
11 265 (18.58%) JavaScript
12 255 (17.88%) SOAP
13 250 (17.53%) Middleware
14 248 (17.39%) RESTful
15 246 (17.25%) XML
15 246 (17.25%) C#
16 244 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
17 234 (16.41%) Microsoft Azure
18 232 (16.27%) Amazon AWS
18 232 (16.27%) REST
19 225 (15.78%) Git (software)
20 213 (14.94%) Jenkins
21 196 (13.74%) Test Automation
22 187 (13.11%) HTML
23 184 (12.90%) Maven
23 184 (12.90%) JSON
24 173 (12.13%) Linux
25 170 (11.92%) SQL Server

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
1 292 (20.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 105 (7.36%) Confluence
3 96 (6.73%) Mule
4 95 (6.66%) Oracle Service Bus
5 55 (3.86%) Apache
6 51 (3.58%) WebLogic
7 45 (3.16%) WebSphere
8 41 (2.88%) JBoss
9 40 (2.81%) Tomcat
10 35 (2.45%) Elasticsearch
11 32 (2.24%) Apache Spark
12 31 (2.17%) SharePoint
13 27 (1.89%) Mule ESB
14 24 (1.68%) Anypoint
14 24 (1.68%) Documentum
15 18 (1.26%) IIS
16 17 (1.19%) CMS
17 12 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
17 12 (0.84%) GlassFish
17 12 (0.84%) nginx
Applications
1 24 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.26%) MS Visio
3 17 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.28%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.070%) CATIA
6 1 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (2.59%) Oracle BPM
2 12 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.56%) SAP ERP
4 7 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.42%) Maximo
6 5 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
6 5 (0.35%) HFM
6 5 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.28%) SAP MDG
8 3 (0.21%) Magento
8 3 (0.21%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 234 (16.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 232 (16.27%) Amazon AWS
3 65 (4.56%) GitHub
4 63 (4.42%) SaaS
5 47 (3.30%) PaaS
6 38 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
7 37 (2.59%) IaaS
8 33 (2.31%) Boomi
9 31 (2.17%) Serverless
10 29 (2.03%) Office 365
11 24 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
12 23 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
13 18 (1.26%) iPaaS
14 15 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
15 13 (0.91%) Apigee
15 13 (0.91%) IBM Blueworks
16 12 (0.84%) OpenShift
17 10 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
18 9 (0.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 9 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.88%) Firewall
2 29 (2.03%) HTTP
3 21 (1.47%) VPN
4 20 (1.40%) DNS
4 20 (1.40%) SSL
5 16 (1.12%) Internet
6 15 (1.05%) TCP/IP
7 12 (0.84%) Kerberos
7 12 (0.84%) Network Security
8 11 (0.77%) Reverse Proxy
9 10 (0.70%) VLAN
10 8 (0.56%) FTP
11 6 (0.42%) IPsec
11 6 (0.42%) SAN
12 5 (0.35%) BGP
13 4 (0.28%) L2TP
13 4 (0.28%) NAS
13 4 (0.28%) OpenVPN
13 4 (0.28%) SSH
14 3 (0.21%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (11.92%) SQL Server
2 91 (6.38%) NoSQL
3 82 (5.75%) Big Data
4 79 (5.54%) Relational Database
5 50 (3.51%) MongoDB
5 50 (3.51%) Oracle Database
6 44 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (1.96%) Hadoop
7 28 (1.96%) RDBMS
8 23 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
9 22 (1.54%) MySQL
9 22 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
9 22 (1.54%) Oracle Database 12c
9 22 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
9 22 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (1.47%) Oracle ODI
11 20 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
11 20 (1.40%) GIS
12 17 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
13 16 (1.12%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 225 (15.78%) Git (software)
2 213 (14.94%) Jenkins
3 184 (12.90%) Maven
4 162 (11.36%) JIRA
5 83 (5.82%) Subversion
6 62 (4.35%) Selenium
7 61 (4.28%) Cucumber
8 60 (4.21%) Sonatype Nexus
9 50 (3.51%) Visual Studio
10 41 (2.88%) SoapUI
11 39 (2.73%) JUnit
12 38 (2.66%) TeamCity
13 26 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
14 25 (1.75%) Eclipse
15 24 (1.68%) Bitbucket
16 22 (1.54%) SonarQube
16 22 (1.54%) WebDriver
17 20 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 20 (1.40%) IntelliJ
18 19 (1.33%) NetBeans
General
1 338 (23.70%) Finance
2 122 (8.56%) Marketing
3 121 (8.49%) Telecoms
4 116 (8.13%) Manufacturing
5 113 (7.92%) Banking
6 99 (6.94%) Electronics
7 93 (6.52%) Retail
8 58 (4.07%) Front Office
9 28 (1.96%) Legal
10 27 (1.89%) Back Office
11 26 (1.82%) Investment Banking
12 23 (1.61%) Law
13 12 (0.84%) Publishing
14 11 (0.77%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.63%) Billing
15 9 (0.63%) German Language
16 6 (0.42%) Automotive
17 5 (0.35%) Aerospace
18 4 (0.28%) Military
19 2 (0.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 563 (39.48%) Developer
2 427 (29.94%) Architect
3 212 (14.87%) Java Developer
4 205 (14.38%) Solutions Architect
5 126 (8.84%) Senior Developer
6 106 (7.43%) .NET Developer
7 87 (6.10%) C# Developer
8 80 (5.61%) DevOps Engineer
9 75 (5.26%) Integration Architect
10 62 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
11 52 (3.65%) Software Engineer
12 49 (3.44%) Digital Architect
13 48 (3.37%) C# .NET Developer
13 48 (3.37%) Technical Architect
14 46 (3.23%) Data Architect
15 44 (3.09%) Full Stack Developer
16 43 (3.02%) Azure Developer
17 41 (2.88%) Lead Architect
17 41 (2.88%) Tester
18 39 (2.73%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 404 (28.33%) Web Services
2 312 (21.88%) .NET
3 255 (17.88%) SOAP
4 250 (17.53%) Middleware
5 248 (17.39%) RESTful
6 246 (17.25%) XML
7 232 (16.27%) REST
8 187 (13.11%) HTML
9 184 (12.90%) JSON
10 148 (10.38%) Spring
11 147 (10.31%) CSS
12 122 (8.56%) AngularJS
13 106 (7.43%) ASP.NET
14 104 (7.29%) HTML5
15 102 (7.15%) React
16 95 (6.66%) Node.js
17 88 (6.17%) ASP.NET Web API
18 87 (6.10%) jQuery
19 82 (5.75%) .NET Framework
20 77 (5.40%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 115 (8.06%) Greenfield Project
2 91 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
3 88 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (3.86%) User Experience
5 32 (2.24%) Robotics
6 31 (2.17%) Client/Server
7 29 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
8 26 (1.82%) Management Information System
9 25 (1.75%) Mobile App
10 23 (1.61%) PKI
11 22 (1.54%) Fintech
12 19 (1.33%) Public Cloud
13 18 (1.26%) N-Tier
14 17 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
15 16 (1.12%) Replication
16 15 (1.05%) Data Centre
17 14 (0.98%) Derivative
17 14 (0.98%) Fixed Income
18 13 (0.91%) Algorithms
19 12 (0.84%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 173 (12.13%) Linux
2 125 (8.77%) Windows
3 80 (5.61%) Unix
4 56 (3.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (1.68%) Windows Server
6 16 (1.12%) Android
7 13 (0.91%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (0.56%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.49%) AIX
10 7 (0.49%) Solaris
11 5 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.21%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.21%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.21%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.070%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.070%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 833 (58.42%) Agile Software Development
2 432 (30.29%) Microservices
3 368 (25.81%) TDD
4 312 (21.88%) DevOps
5 292 (20.48%) Scrum
6 244 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
7 196 (13.74%) Test Automation
8 163 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
9 136 (9.54%) BDD
9 136 (9.54%) OO
10 133 (9.33%) Business Intelligence
10 133 (9.33%) Kanban
11 132 (9.26%) MVC
12 131 (9.19%) Software Engineering
13 117 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
14 111 (7.78%) SDLC
15 110 (7.71%) Mentoring
16 107 (7.50%) E-Commerce
16 107 (7.50%) Programme Management
17 102 (7.15%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 589 (41.30%) Java
2 288 (20.20%) SQL
3 265 (18.58%) JavaScript
4 246 (17.25%) C#
5 118 (8.27%) Python
6 110 (7.71%) Java 8
7 43 (3.02%) TypeScript
8 40 (2.81%) Perl
9 38 (2.66%) XPath
10 31 (2.17%) Ruby
11 27 (1.89%) Scala
12 22 (1.54%) C++
12 22 (1.54%) T-SQL
13 17 (1.19%) PL/SQL
14 15 (1.05%) Groovy
14 15 (1.05%) PHP
15 13 (0.91%) C
15 13 (0.91%) ES6
16 12 (0.84%) Bash Shell
16 12 (0.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 117 (8.20%) Security Cleared
2 98 (6.87%) Degree
3 85 (5.96%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.61%) TOGAF Certification
5 22 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (1.33%) DV Cleared
6 19 (1.33%) Numerate Degree
7 14 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (0.70%) CCNA
10 9 (0.63%) CISSP
11 8 (0.56%) CCIE
12 5 (0.35%) CISMP
13 4 (0.28%) CFA
13 4 (0.28%) CISM
13 4 (0.28%) MOS
14 3 (0.21%) Sun Certification
15 2 (0.14%) CISA
15 2 (0.14%) ISSAP
15 2 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (5.61%) QA
2 12 (0.84%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.77%) SLA
4 9 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.42%) GDPR
5 6 (0.42%) WAI
6 5 (0.35%) PMO
7 4 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.28%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.21%) COBIT
8 3 (0.21%) HL7
9 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.14%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.14%) SEPA
10 1 (0.070%) IFRS
10 1 (0.070%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.070%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.070%) PSD2
System Software
1 144 (10.10%) Docker
2 20 (1.40%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.63%) vSphere
6 6 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.35%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.14%) HDFS
9 2 (0.14%) vCloud
10 1 (0.070%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.070%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.070%) Postfix
10 1 (0.070%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 101 (7.08%) Ansible
2 96 (6.73%) Puppet
3 84 (5.89%) Kubernetes
4 40 (2.81%) Terraform
5 38 (2.66%) ZABBIX
6 34 (2.38%) Single Sign-On
7 27 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (1.26%) CA Single Sign-On
9 17 (1.19%) Docker Swarm
10 13 (0.91%) Nagios
11 10 (0.70%) CloudHub
11 10 (0.70%) logstash
12 7 (0.49%) MOM
13 5 (0.35%) Ambari
13 5 (0.35%) Kibana
13 5 (0.35%) Prometheus
13 5 (0.35%) Tivoli
14 4 (0.28%) Automic
14 4 (0.28%) Mesos
15 3 (0.21%) Packer
Vendors
1 296 (20.76%) Oracle
2 152 (10.66%) Microsoft
3 140 (9.82%) SAP
4 83 (5.82%) WSO2
5 62 (4.35%) IBM
6 61 (4.28%) MuleSoft
7 55 (3.86%) Red Hat
8 46 (3.23%) Pega
9 36 (2.52%) Talend
10 34 (2.38%) Dell
11 32 (2.24%) Google
12 30 (2.10%) Atlassian
13 25 (1.75%) VMware
14 22 (1.54%) CA
15 19 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
15 19 (1.33%) TIBCO
16 18 (1.26%) Axway
16 18 (1.26%) BMC
17 15 (1.05%) webMethods
18 14 (0.98%) ForgeRock