Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 2018 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 121 128
Rank change year-on-year -28 +7 -22
Contract jobs citing SOA 1,896 2,049 2,134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.84% 2.06% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 2.41% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,355 1,395 1,393
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +8.11% -2.63%
10th Percentile £375 £350 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £488 £450
% change year-on-year -0.51% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 20
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -10.11% +4.71%
10th Percentile £29.90 £39.65 £37.50
90th Percentile £42.20 £41.98 £50.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -11.11% +5.88%

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 88,903 85,119 90,792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.17% 85.73% 85.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,649 56,355 59,984
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,418 2,061 2,454
UK median hourly rate £20.90 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.42% +11.11% +3.52%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +6.38% +6.82%

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018. 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 -27 1,722 £525 +5.00% 381
UK excluding London -31 1,041 £485 -0.51% 247
London -9 828 £525 +5.00% 161
South East -13 274 £475 -2.06% 60
North of England +7 243 £490 +16.67% 71
East of England -39 183 £525 +2.44% 18
Midlands -15 147 £475 -10.38% 51
Yorkshire +16 129 £450 +4.35% 28
West Midlands -10 104 £480 -10.28% 34
North West +10 100 £530 +24.71% 36
Wales +49 83 £431 -23.47% 6
Scotland -65 62 £444 +14.52% 18
East Midlands -8 40 £440 -13.14% 17
South West -47 39 £463 -9.76% 20
North East -12 13 £495 +26.86% 7
Northern Ireland +27 9 £460 +11.52% 3
Channel Islands - 1 £700 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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 1,025 (54.06%) Agile Software Development
2 765 (40.35%) Java
3 634 (33.44%) TDD
4 529 (27.90%) Microservices
5 498 (26.27%) Web Services
6 487 (25.69%) Finance
7 449 (23.68%) Scrum
8 434 (22.89%) Oracle
9 429 (22.63%) .NET
10 424 (22.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 383 (20.20%) REST
12 369 (19.46%) JavaScript
13 350 (18.46%) SQL
14 348 (18.35%) SOAP
15 327 (17.25%) Git (software)
16 325 (17.14%) C#
17 307 (16.19%) Microsoft Azure
17 307 (16.19%) Amazon AWS
18 306 (16.14%) RESTful
19 305 (16.09%) Middleware
20 298 (15.72%) Spring
21 291 (15.35%) XML
22 282 (14.87%) DevOps
23 264 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
24 263 (13.87%) BDD
25 254 (13.40%) Jenkins
26 248 (13.08%) Test Automation
27 244 (12.87%) SQL Server
28 223 (11.76%) HTML
29 217 (11.45%) OO

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
1 424 (22.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 146 (7.70%) Oracle Service Bus
3 115 (6.07%) Confluence
4 99 (5.22%) WebLogic
5 89 (4.69%) Mule
6 82 (4.32%) Elasticsearch
7 59 (3.11%) NServiceBus
8 54 (2.85%) JBoss
9 52 (2.74%) Apache
10 43 (2.27%) Tomcat
11 35 (1.85%) CMS
12 34 (1.79%) WebSphere
13 33 (1.74%) Apache Spark
14 29 (1.53%) Cloud Foundry
15 28 (1.48%) Apache Solr
16 23 (1.21%) SharePoint
17 22 (1.16%) Mule ESB
18 21 (1.11%) IIS
19 19 (1.00%) Documentum
19 19 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 17 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 13 (0.69%) MS Visio
3 11 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.053%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.053%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (1.58%) Oracle BPM
2 28 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (1.11%) Oracle Applications
4 17 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
5 16 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
6 15 (0.79%) Siebel CRM
7 13 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
7 13 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
8 12 (0.63%) Oracle Utilities
9 11 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
10 8 (0.42%) SAP ERP
11 6 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
12 5 (0.26%) Oracle E-Business Tax
12 5 (0.26%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 5 (0.26%) Oracle TCA
13 4 (0.21%) Maximo
13 4 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
13 4 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
13 4 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
14 3 (0.16%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 307 (16.19%) Amazon AWS
1 307 (16.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (4.22%) Serverless
3 67 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
4 56 (2.95%) SaaS
5 50 (2.64%) PaaS
6 47 (2.48%) AWS Lambda
7 39 (2.06%) IaaS
8 26 (1.37%) GitHub
9 25 (1.32%) Azure Functions
10 16 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
11 14 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
11 14 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
12 13 (0.69%) OpenShift
13 12 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (0.63%) Boomi
13 12 (0.63%) iPaaS
14 11 (0.58%) Amazon S3
15 9 (0.47%) Force.com
15 9 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.32%) HTTP
1 44 (2.32%) SSL
2 43 (2.27%) Firewall
3 30 (1.58%) Kerberos
4 19 (1.00%) Network Security
5 18 (0.95%) Wireless
6 17 (0.90%) VPN
7 16 (0.84%) FTP
8 12 (0.63%) LAN
8 12 (0.63%) MPLS
8 12 (0.63%) WLAN
9 11 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
9 11 (0.58%) SAN
10 10 (0.53%) Internet
10 10 (0.53%) TCP/IP
10 10 (0.53%) WAN
11 8 (0.42%) Reverse Proxy
12 7 (0.37%) Ethernet
12 7 (0.37%) Unified Communications
12 7 (0.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (12.87%) SQL Server
2 169 (8.91%) Relational Database
3 142 (7.49%) Oracle Database
4 124 (6.54%) MongoDB
5 122 (6.43%) NoSQL
6 104 (5.49%) PostgreSQL
7 99 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
8 80 (4.22%) MySQL
9 65 (3.43%) Oracle Database 11g
10 60 (3.16%) Oracle Database 12c
11 48 (2.53%) Big Data
12 41 (2.16%) Oracle ODI
12 41 (2.16%) Redis
13 37 (1.95%) RDBMS
14 36 (1.90%) Hadoop
15 30 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
16 27 (1.42%) Couchbase
17 25 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
17 25 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
18 23 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 327 (17.25%) Git (software)
2 254 (13.40%) Jenkins
3 193 (10.18%) Maven
4 183 (9.65%) JIRA
5 108 (5.70%) Subversion
6 90 (4.75%) SoapUI
7 87 (4.59%) Selenium
8 60 (3.16%) Cucumber
9 56 (2.95%) JUnit
10 53 (2.80%) Sonatype Nexus
11 49 (2.58%) TeamCity
12 46 (2.43%) Ant
13 40 (2.11%) JDeveloper
14 38 (2.00%) Bitbucket
15 37 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
16 31 (1.64%) Gatling
16 31 (1.64%) NUnit
16 31 (1.64%) SpecFlow
17 30 (1.58%) JMeter
17 30 (1.58%) SonarQube
General
1 487 (25.69%) Finance
2 199 (10.50%) Banking
3 151 (7.96%) Telecoms
4 128 (6.75%) Retail
5 122 (6.43%) Marketing
6 109 (5.75%) Manufacturing
7 105 (5.54%) Electronics
8 59 (3.11%) Front Office
9 48 (2.53%) Investment Banking
10 29 (1.53%) Publishing
11 21 (1.11%) Legal
12 17 (0.90%) Back Office
13 16 (0.84%) General Ledger
14 15 (0.79%) Financial Institution
15 14 (0.74%) Billing
16 12 (0.63%) Law
16 12 (0.63%) Military
17 11 (0.58%) Advertising
18 8 (0.42%) French Language
19 5 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 923 (48.68%) Developer
2 434 (22.89%) Architect
3 315 (16.61%) Java Developer
4 226 (11.92%) Solutions Architect
5 213 (11.23%) Senior Developer
6 189 (9.97%) .NET Developer
7 122 (6.43%) C# Developer
8 105 (5.54%) Senior Java Developer
9 86 (4.54%) Software Engineer
10 81 (4.27%) SOA Developer
11 71 (3.74%) Consultant
12 66 (3.48%) DevOps Engineer
12 66 (3.48%) Technical Architect
13 61 (3.22%) Analyst
13 61 (3.22%) Oracle Developer
14 60 (3.16%) Agile Developer
15 52 (2.74%) C# .NET Developer
15 52 (2.74%) Integration Developer
16 49 (2.58%) Full Stack Developer
16 49 (2.58%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 498 (26.27%) Web Services
2 429 (22.63%) .NET
3 383 (20.20%) REST
4 348 (18.35%) SOAP
5 306 (16.14%) RESTful
6 305 (16.09%) Middleware
7 298 (15.72%) Spring
8 291 (15.35%) XML
9 223 (11.76%) HTML
10 213 (11.23%) JSON
11 170 (8.97%) Node.js
12 161 (8.49%) CSS
13 160 (8.44%) ASP.NET Web API
14 150 (7.91%) AngularJS
15 149 (7.86%) ASP.NET
16 139 (7.33%) React
17 136 (7.17%) Spring Boot
18 128 (6.75%) HTML5
19 120 (6.33%) J2EE
20 106 (5.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 174 (9.18%) Greenfield Project
2 85 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
3 79 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (3.01%) Fintech
5 51 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 51 (2.69%) User Experience
6 41 (2.16%) Computer Science
7 32 (1.69%) iPad
8 30 (1.58%) PKI
9 26 (1.37%) Fixed Income
10 22 (1.16%) N-Tier
10 22 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
11 20 (1.05%) Cloud Native
12 19 (1.00%) Clustering
13 16 (0.84%) DataPower
13 16 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
14 14 (0.74%) Mobile App
14 14 (0.74%) Taxonomies
15 13 (0.69%) Data Centre
15 13 (0.69%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 156 (8.23%) Linux
2 105 (5.54%) Windows
3 97 (5.12%) Unix
4 30 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (1.32%) AIX
6 18 (0.95%) Android
7 12 (0.63%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.53%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.47%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.26%) CentOS
10 5 (0.26%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.11%) MVS
11 2 (0.11%) Solaris
11 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.053%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,025 (54.06%) Agile Software Development
2 634 (33.44%) TDD
3 529 (27.90%) Microservices
4 449 (23.68%) Scrum
5 282 (14.87%) DevOps
6 264 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
7 263 (13.87%) BDD
8 248 (13.08%) Test Automation
9 217 (11.45%) OO
10 205 (10.81%) Unit Testing
11 201 (10.60%) Kanban
12 190 (10.02%) Software Engineering
13 188 (9.92%) Problem-Solving
14 177 (9.34%) MVC
15 147 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
16 135 (7.12%) E-Commerce
17 133 (7.01%) SOLID
18 126 (6.65%) SDLC
19 121 (6.38%) Open Source
20 115 (6.07%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 765 (40.35%) Java
2 369 (19.46%) JavaScript
3 350 (18.46%) SQL
4 325 (17.14%) C#
5 203 (10.71%) Java 8
6 154 (8.12%) Python
7 79 (4.17%) Groovy
8 63 (3.32%) T-SQL
9 62 (3.27%) PHP
10 56 (2.95%) Scala
11 53 (2.80%) XPath
12 52 (2.74%) Go
13 46 (2.43%) PL/SQL
14 31 (1.64%) Perl
15 30 (1.58%) ES6
16 26 (1.37%) C++
17 25 (1.32%) C
18 23 (1.21%) Shell Script
18 23 (1.21%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
19 22 (1.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 95 (5.01%) Degree
2 71 (3.74%) Security Cleared
3 55 (2.90%) SC Cleared
4 25 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (1.00%) CISSP
6 17 (0.90%) Master's Degree
7 15 (0.79%) TOGAF Certification
8 14 (0.74%) CISM
9 12 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (0.53%) CITP
10 10 (0.53%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.37%) PMP
12 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.26%) A+ Certification
13 5 (0.26%) APMP
13 5 (0.26%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.21%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.21%) MCITP
14 4 (0.21%) MCP
14 4 (0.21%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (4.06%) QA
2 22 (1.16%) PCI DSS
3 17 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 12 (0.63%) PMO
5 12 (0.63%) PSD2
5 12 (0.63%) SLA
6 10 (0.53%) FedRAMP
6 10 (0.53%) HIPAA
6 10 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.42%) GDPR
8 6 (0.32%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.21%) COBIT
9 4 (0.21%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.053%) BS25999
10 1 (0.053%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.053%) IFRS
10 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 193 (10.18%) Docker
2 28 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
3 18 (0.95%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 7 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (0.32%) vSphere
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.21%) Postfix
8 3 (0.16%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.053%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.053%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 104 (5.49%) Ansible
2 86 (4.54%) Kubernetes
3 66 (3.48%) Puppet
4 61 (3.22%) Single Sign-On
5 26 (1.37%) CA Single Sign-On
6 24 (1.27%) Terraform
7 23 (1.21%) ZABBIX
8 22 (1.16%) Oracle Identity Management
9 18 (0.95%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 13 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (0.58%) CASB
11 11 (0.58%) Kibana
11 11 (0.58%) logstash
11 11 (0.58%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
12 7 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (0.37%) OpenSSO
13 6 (0.32%) Rundeck
14 5 (0.26%) Grafana
14 5 (0.26%) MOM
15 4 (0.21%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 434 (22.89%) Oracle
2 200 (10.55%) Microsoft
3 144 (7.59%) SAP
4 73 (3.85%) WSO2
5 67 (3.53%) IBM
6 51 (2.69%) MuleSoft
7 47 (2.48%) TIBCO
8 34 (1.79%) Zend
9 33 (1.74%) Red Hat
10 30 (1.58%) Okta
10 30 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
10 30 (1.58%) Sitecore
11 28 (1.48%) Atlassian
12 24 (1.27%) Pega
13 21 (1.11%) Google
14 20 (1.05%) Axway
15 18 (0.95%) Apigee
16 17 (0.90%) Tableau
17 16 (0.84%) Siebel
18 15 (0.79%) Informatica