Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 129 111
Rank change year-on-year -13 -18 -13
Contract jobs citing SOA 1,893 1,794 2,339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.89% 1.97% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 2.32% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,383 1,203 1,525
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £326
90th Percentile £620 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £460
% change year-on-year - +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 26
UK median hourly rate £47.00 £42.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.59% -15.00% +37.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £41.25 £49.70
% change year-on-year +13.94% -16.99% +37.09%

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 85,690 77,288 89,684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.65% 84.78% 84.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,471 50,569 59,063
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,339 2,072 2,278
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £25.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.00% -0.24% +18.49%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.15
% change year-on-year -20.00% -7.92% +25.99%

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 21 June 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
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 21 June 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 1,642 £500 +3.09% 452
UK excluding London -3 1,048 £475 - 275
London -15 820 £520 +6.12% 202
South East -13 277 £480 +6.08% 82
North of England +17 213 £450 +20.00% 78
East of England -32 161 £525 - 34
Scotland +11 135 £400 - 18
Midlands -10 126 £500 +3.31% 31
North West +41 101 £486 +34.14% 43
Yorkshire +7 101 £450 +18.42% 30
West Midlands -13 78 £550 +4.76% 21
Wales +39 57 £415 +38.33% 5
East Midlands +2 47 £400 -16.23% 10
South West -14 43 £425 -9.33% 25
Northern Ireland +37 37 £431 +7.75% 2
North East -17 11 £388 +13.97% 5

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 961 (50.77%) Agile Software Development
2 749 (39.57%) Java
3 610 (32.22%) TDD
4 588 (31.06%) Web Services
5 490 (25.88%) Oracle
6 487 (25.73%) .NET
7 484 (25.57%) Finance
8 482 (25.46%) Microservices
9 470 (24.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 447 (23.61%) REST
11 407 (21.50%) SOAP
12 392 (20.71%) XML
12 392 (20.71%) SQL
13 384 (20.29%) Scrum
14 370 (19.55%) C#
15 345 (18.23%) RESTful
16 342 (18.07%) JavaScript
17 311 (16.43%) Microsoft Azure
18 307 (16.22%) Spring
19 297 (15.69%) SQL Server
20 277 (14.63%) Middleware
21 252 (13.31%) Git (software)
22 251 (13.26%) JSON
23 241 (12.73%) HTML
24 238 (12.57%) OO
25 237 (12.52%) Continuous Integration
26 235 (12.41%) BDD
27 234 (12.36%) DevOps
28 229 (12.10%) MVC
29 227 (11.99%) Amazon AWS

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
1 470 (24.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 136 (7.18%) Oracle Service Bus
3 112 (5.92%) Confluence
4 109 (5.76%) WebLogic
5 104 (5.49%) JBoss
6 85 (4.49%) Mule
7 75 (3.96%) Elasticsearch
8 69 (3.65%) WebSphere
9 65 (3.43%) NServiceBus
10 46 (2.43%) CMS
10 46 (2.43%) Tomcat
11 41 (2.17%) Apache
12 32 (1.69%) SharePoint
13 31 (1.64%) Sitecore CMS
14 29 (1.53%) IIS
14 29 (1.53%) Mule ESB
14 29 (1.53%) WebLogic Portal
15 28 (1.48%) Apache Solr
16 23 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
17 18 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 22 (1.16%) MS Visio
2 17 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
5 5 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.26%) CATIA
6 4 (0.21%) HipChat
7 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.11%) InVision
8 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
8 2 (0.11%) UXPin
9 1 (0.053%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 33 (1.74%) Oracle Applications
2 30 (1.58%) Siebel CRM
3 29 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 28 (1.48%) Oracle BPM
4 28 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
5 23 (1.22%) Oracle Utilities
6 19 (1.00%) BusinessWorks
7 13 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
8 12 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
9 10 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
9 10 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
10 9 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 7 (0.37%) SAP ERP
12 6 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
13 5 (0.26%) DELMIA
13 5 (0.26%) ENOVIA
13 5 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
14 4 (0.21%) Magento
14 4 (0.21%) Oracle TCA
14 4 (0.21%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 311 (16.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 227 (11.99%) Amazon AWS
3 66 (3.49%) SaaS
4 56 (2.96%) Serverless
5 53 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
6 47 (2.48%) PaaS
7 34 (1.80%) IaaS
8 26 (1.37%) GitHub
9 22 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
10 17 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
10 17 (0.90%) Boomi
10 17 (0.90%) OpenShift
11 12 (0.63%) Slack
12 11 (0.58%) Amazon S3
13 10 (0.53%) Algolia
13 10 (0.53%) Force.com
14 9 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (0.48%) iPaaS
14 9 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 8 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 67 (3.54%) HTTP
2 37 (1.95%) SSL
3 20 (1.06%) Firewall
4 19 (1.00%) FTP
5 15 (0.79%) Internet
6 14 (0.74%) TCP/IP
7 13 (0.69%) HTTPS
8 11 (0.58%) SMTP
9 8 (0.42%) SAN
10 7 (0.37%) DNS
10 7 (0.37%) Kerberos
11 6 (0.32%) AMQP
11 6 (0.32%) OpenLDAP
11 6 (0.32%) VLAN
12 5 (0.26%) Network Security
12 5 (0.26%) SMS
12 5 (0.26%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.26%) Wireless
13 4 (0.21%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (0.21%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 164 (8.66%) Oracle Database
3 145 (7.66%) Relational Database
4 93 (4.91%) Oracle Database 11g
5 89 (4.70%) NoSQL
6 88 (4.65%) MongoDB
7 72 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 71 (3.75%) MySQL
9 67 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
10 57 (3.01%) Big Data
11 55 (2.91%) SQL Server 2014
12 54 (2.85%) Oracle Database 12c
13 51 (2.69%) RDBMS
13 51 (2.69%) SQL Server 2016
14 49 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
15 46 (2.43%) Oracle ODI
15 46 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 44 (2.32%) Hadoop
17 40 (2.11%) Oracle BI EE
18 39 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 252 (13.31%) Git (software)
2 192 (10.14%) Maven
3 190 (10.04%) Jenkins
4 170 (8.98%) JIRA
5 84 (4.44%) Subversion
6 76 (4.01%) JUnit
7 66 (3.49%) Selenium
8 61 (3.22%) SoapUI
9 58 (3.06%) Cucumber
10 53 (2.80%) Eclipse
10 53 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
11 46 (2.43%) Visual Studio
12 45 (2.38%) Oracle Forms
13 41 (2.17%) TeamCity
14 40 (2.11%) Ant
15 36 (1.90%) Mockito
16 35 (1.85%) Mercurial
17 32 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
18 31 (1.64%) Gradle
19 30 (1.58%) IntelliJ
General
1 484 (25.57%) Finance
2 192 (10.14%) Banking
3 112 (5.92%) Telecoms
4 103 (5.44%) Marketing
5 100 (5.28%) Retail
6 92 (4.86%) Manufacturing
7 86 (4.54%) Electronics
8 24 (1.27%) Investment Banking
9 23 (1.22%) Publishing
10 18 (0.95%) Legal
11 15 (0.79%) Advertising
11 15 (0.79%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.63%) Law
13 11 (0.58%) Front Office
14 10 (0.53%) Billing
15 6 (0.32%) Back Office
16 5 (0.26%) Games
16 5 (0.26%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.21%) Automotive
18 3 (0.16%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 912 (48.18%) Developer
2 512 (27.05%) Architect
3 266 (14.05%) Java Developer
4 243 (12.84%) Solutions Architect
5 210 (11.09%) .NET Developer
6 207 (10.94%) Senior Developer
7 153 (8.08%) C# Developer
8 92 (4.86%) Senior Java Developer
9 82 (4.33%) Technical Architect
10 79 (4.17%) SOA Developer
11 78 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
12 71 (3.75%) Integration Developer
13 70 (3.70%) Digital Architect
14 64 (3.38%) Agile Developer
14 64 (3.38%) Analyst
15 59 (3.12%) Integration Architect
16 57 (3.01%) Consultant
17 53 (2.80%) Lead Developer
18 51 (2.69%) Oracle Developer
19 49 (2.59%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 588 (31.06%) Web Services
2 487 (25.73%) .NET
3 447 (23.61%) REST
4 407 (21.50%) SOAP
5 392 (20.71%) XML
6 345 (18.23%) RESTful
7 307 (16.22%) Spring
8 277 (14.63%) Middleware
9 251 (13.26%) JSON
10 241 (12.73%) HTML
11 184 (9.72%) ASP.NET
12 182 (9.61%) J2EE
13 180 (9.51%) AngularJS
14 173 (9.14%) CSS
15 169 (8.93%) React
16 162 (8.56%) Hibernate
17 161 (8.51%) ASP.NET Web API
18 144 (7.61%) HTML5
19 143 (7.55%) XSLT
20 130 (6.87%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 165 (8.72%) Greenfield Project
2 92 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
4 54 (2.85%) User Experience
5 49 (2.59%) Mobile App
6 48 (2.54%) Computer Science
7 47 (2.48%) Fintech
8 36 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
9 35 (1.85%) Clustering
10 32 (1.69%) iPad
11 31 (1.64%) Algorithms
12 25 (1.32%) PKI
13 24 (1.27%) Management Information System
14 23 (1.22%) N-Tier
15 22 (1.16%) DataPower
16 16 (0.85%) Mainframe
17 14 (0.74%) Data Centre
18 13 (0.69%) NHS
18 13 (0.69%) Public Cloud
18 13 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 224 (11.83%) Linux
2 112 (5.92%) Unix
3 86 (4.54%) Windows
4 51 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 36 (1.90%) AIX
6 24 (1.27%) Android
7 15 (0.79%) Apple iOS
7 15 (0.79%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.53%) CentOS
9 9 (0.48%) Solaris
10 5 (0.26%) HPUX
10 5 (0.26%) SUSE
11 4 (0.21%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.11%) Fedora
13 2 (0.11%) zOS
14 1 (0.053%) Debian
14 1 (0.053%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 961 (50.77%) Agile Software Development
2 610 (32.22%) TDD
3 482 (25.46%) Microservices
4 384 (20.29%) Scrum
5 238 (12.57%) OO
6 237 (12.52%) Continuous Integration
7 235 (12.41%) BDD
8 234 (12.36%) DevOps
9 229 (12.10%) MVC
10 166 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
11 153 (8.08%) Test Automation
12 140 (7.40%) Kanban
12 140 (7.40%) SDLC
13 138 (7.29%) Unit Testing
14 137 (7.24%) E-Commerce
15 136 (7.18%) TOGAF
16 135 (7.13%) Software Engineering
17 132 (6.97%) Mentoring
18 130 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
19 127 (6.71%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 749 (39.57%) Java
2 392 (20.71%) SQL
3 370 (19.55%) C#
4 342 (18.07%) JavaScript
5 124 (6.55%) Java 8
6 122 (6.44%) Python
7 97 (5.12%) XPath
8 81 (4.28%) PL/SQL
9 67 (3.54%) T-SQL
10 64 (3.38%) PHP
11 53 (2.80%) Scala
12 49 (2.59%) Groovy
13 41 (2.17%) C++
14 29 (1.53%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 28 (1.48%) C
15 28 (1.48%) Shell Script
16 27 (1.43%) PowerShell
17 24 (1.27%) Ruby
18 23 (1.22%) Go
19 22 (1.16%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 112 (5.92%) Degree
2 70 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 56 (2.96%) SC Cleared
4 32 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (1.22%) TOGAF Certification
6 17 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (0.48%) CISSP
8 9 (0.48%) MCSE
9 8 (0.42%) Sun Certification
10 6 (0.32%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.32%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.21%) CISM
12 4 (0.21%) ISEB
12 4 (0.21%) MBA
13 3 (0.16%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.12%) QA
2 29 (1.53%) PCI DSS
3 14 (0.74%) SLA
4 13 (0.69%) PMO
5 11 (0.58%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.48%) PSD2
7 7 (0.37%) GDPR
7 7 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.26%) GCP
8 5 (0.26%) WAI
9 4 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.11%) COBIT
10 2 (0.11%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.11%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.053%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.053%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.053%) HL7
11 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 139 (7.34%) Docker
2 31 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (0.53%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.32%) Varnish
6 6 (0.32%) VMware Server
7 4 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.16%) etcd
9 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Clusterware
9 2 (0.11%) vSphere
10 1 (0.053%) IAG
10 1 (0.053%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 73 (3.86%) Puppet
2 68 (3.59%) Ansible
3 57 (3.01%) Kubernetes
4 49 (2.59%) Single Sign-On
5 32 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (1.64%) Terraform
7 24 (1.27%) CA Single Sign-On
8 17 (0.90%) OpenSSO
9 13 (0.69%) ZABBIX
10 12 (0.63%) TIBCO Hawk
11 8 (0.42%) Kibana
11 8 (0.42%) MOM
11 8 (0.42%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
12 7 (0.37%) Consul
12 7 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (0.37%) logstash
12 7 (0.37%) Packer
13 6 (0.32%) CA Service Virtualization
14 5 (0.26%) HP ALM
15 4 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 490 (25.88%) Oracle
2 164 (8.66%) Microsoft
3 131 (6.92%) SAP
4 84 (4.44%) IBM
5 71 (3.75%) WSO2
6 60 (3.17%) Red Hat
7 46 (2.43%) TIBCO
8 45 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
8 45 (2.38%) Sitecore
9 39 (2.06%) MuleSoft
10 33 (1.74%) Siebel
11 29 (1.53%) ATG
12 28 (1.48%) Splunk
13 26 (1.37%) Tableau
14 24 (1.27%) Atlassian
15 22 (1.16%) Informatica
16 20 (1.06%) CA
16 20 (1.06%) HP
17 19 (1.00%) Zend
18 18 (0.95%) webMethods