Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 124 114
Rank change year-on-year -15 -10 -12
Contract jobs citing SOA 1,984 1,931 2,285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.94% 2.02% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 2.36% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,464 1,281 1,510
UK median daily rate £500 £498 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +5.24% +5.06%
10th Percentile £368 £350 £320
90th Percentile £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 16
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £28.55 £39.65 £36.25
90th Percentile £45.25 £46.65 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% -9.09% +10.00%

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 88,233 81,755 92,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.20% 85.51% 84.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,249 53,551 61,094
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £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 2,389 2,080 2,284
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.58 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.56% +2.95% +9.77%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.43 £11.35
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.16 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +2.04% +12.23%

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 14 August 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 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 14 August 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 -25 1,738 £513 +2.50% 384
UK excluding London -12 1,111 £475 - 225
London -6 841 £525 +5.00% 181
South East -18 279 £475 +3.26% 56
North of England +37 251 £475 +26.67% 56
East of England -35 180 £525 +1.94% 37
Midlands -27 139 £485 -5.83% 33
Yorkshire +12 121 £450 +18.42% 20
North West +34 114 £500 +37.93% 34
Scotland -4 111 £415 - 12
West Midlands -40 93 £550 +3.29% 23
Wales +45 76 £415 +10.67% 8
East Midlands +3 45 £360 -20.88% 10
South West -29 41 £425 -14.57% 20
Northern Ireland +47 34 £431 +7.75% 3
North East -11 15 £388 +13.97% 2

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 1,040 (52.42%) Agile Software Development
2 783 (39.47%) Java
3 646 (32.56%) TDD
4 595 (29.99%) Web Services
5 514 (25.91%) Microservices
6 504 (25.40%) .NET
7 498 (25.10%) Finance
8 496 (25.00%) Oracle
9 482 (24.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 449 (22.63%) REST
11 415 (20.92%) Scrum
12 407 (20.51%) SOAP
13 399 (20.11%) SQL
14 381 (19.20%) C#
15 366 (18.45%) XML
16 338 (17.04%) RESTful
17 334 (16.83%) JavaScript
18 330 (16.63%) Microsoft Azure
19 326 (16.43%) Middleware
20 316 (15.93%) Spring
21 298 (15.02%) SQL Server
22 266 (13.41%) Git (software)
23 262 (13.21%) OO
24 258 (13.00%) Amazon AWS
25 255 (12.85%) BDD
26 251 (12.65%) JSON
27 243 (12.25%) DevOps
28 238 (12.00%) HTML
29 229 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
30 213 (10.74%) Jenkins

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
1 482 (24.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 156 (7.86%) Oracle Service Bus
3 116 (5.85%) WebLogic
4 104 (5.24%) Confluence
5 89 (4.49%) Mule
6 71 (3.58%) JBoss
7 69 (3.48%) NServiceBus
8 68 (3.43%) Elasticsearch
9 55 (2.77%) Tomcat
9 55 (2.77%) WebSphere
10 48 (2.42%) Apache
11 35 (1.76%) CMS
12 32 (1.61%) IIS
13 27 (1.36%) SharePoint
14 26 (1.31%) Cloud Foundry
15 25 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
16 24 (1.21%) Mule ESB
17 23 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
18 20 (1.01%) Apache Solr
18 20 (1.01%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 22 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 22 (1.11%) MS Visio
2 18 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.25%) CATIA
5 4 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.10%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.050%) HipChat
8 1 (0.050%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.050%) InVision
8 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Office
8 1 (0.050%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 36 (1.81%) Oracle EBS
2 33 (1.66%) Oracle BPM
3 27 (1.36%) Oracle Applications
4 26 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 22 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
5 22 (1.11%) Siebel CRM
6 18 (0.91%) Oracle Receivables
7 17 (0.86%) Oracle Utilities
8 16 (0.81%) BusinessWorks
8 16 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
9 12 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
10 9 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
10 9 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 8 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
12 7 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
12 7 (0.35%) SAP ERP
13 5 (0.25%) ENOVIA
13 5 (0.25%) Oracle E-Business Tax
13 5 (0.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
13 5 (0.25%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 330 (16.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 258 (13.00%) Amazon AWS
3 61 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
3 61 (3.07%) Serverless
4 57 (2.87%) SaaS
5 45 (2.27%) PaaS
6 31 (1.56%) IaaS
7 29 (1.46%) GitHub
8 26 (1.31%) Azure Functions
9 18 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
10 16 (0.81%) Boomi
11 14 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
12 13 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
13 12 (0.60%) iPaaS
13 12 (0.60%) Slack
14 11 (0.55%) OpenShift
15 10 (0.50%) Amazon S3
15 10 (0.50%) Force.com
16 9 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 51 (2.57%) HTTP
2 36 (1.81%) SSL
3 27 (1.36%) Kerberos
4 25 (1.26%) Firewall
5 19 (0.96%) Internet
6 17 (0.86%) FTP
7 11 (0.55%) Network Security
8 9 (0.45%) Wireless
9 8 (0.40%) HTTPS
9 8 (0.40%) MPLS
9 8 (0.40%) SAN
9 8 (0.40%) TCP/IP
10 7 (0.35%) Ethernet
11 6 (0.30%) DNS
11 6 (0.30%) SMTP
12 5 (0.25%) OpenLDAP
12 5 (0.25%) SMS
12 5 (0.25%) Unified Communications
13 4 (0.20%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (0.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 298 (15.02%) SQL Server
2 171 (8.62%) Oracle Database
3 159 (8.01%) Relational Database
4 94 (4.74%) Oracle Database 11g
5 92 (4.64%) MongoDB
5 92 (4.64%) NoSQL
6 89 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
7 67 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
8 64 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c
9 59 (2.97%) MySQL
10 55 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
11 51 (2.57%) Big Data
12 50 (2.52%) RDBMS
13 44 (2.22%) Oracle ODI
14 41 (2.07%) SQL Server 2014
15 38 (1.92%) Hadoop
15 38 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 36 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
17 35 (1.76%) SQL Server 2016
18 34 (1.71%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 266 (13.41%) Git (software)
2 213 (10.74%) Jenkins
3 185 (9.32%) Maven
4 171 (8.62%) JIRA
5 95 (4.79%) Subversion
6 90 (4.54%) SoapUI
7 67 (3.38%) JUnit
8 63 (3.18%) Cucumber
9 62 (3.13%) Selenium
10 49 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
11 48 (2.42%) TeamCity
12 44 (2.22%) Visual Studio
13 43 (2.17%) Eclipse
14 41 (2.07%) Oracle Forms
15 38 (1.92%) Ant
15 38 (1.92%) JDeveloper
16 33 (1.66%) Bitbucket
17 30 (1.51%) NUnit
17 30 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
18 28 (1.41%) Mercurial
General
1 498 (25.10%) Finance
2 195 (9.83%) Banking
3 133 (6.70%) Telecoms
4 114 (5.75%) Marketing
5 110 (5.54%) Retail
6 105 (5.29%) Manufacturing
7 98 (4.94%) Electronics
8 32 (1.61%) Front Office
9 30 (1.51%) Investment Banking
10 29 (1.46%) Publishing
11 17 (0.86%) General Ledger
12 16 (0.81%) Advertising
12 16 (0.81%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.71%) Back Office
14 13 (0.66%) Billing
14 13 (0.66%) Legal
15 10 (0.50%) Law
16 6 (0.30%) French Language
17 4 (0.20%) Military
18 3 (0.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 947 (47.73%) Developer
2 518 (26.11%) Architect
3 289 (14.57%) Java Developer
4 261 (13.16%) Solutions Architect
5 227 (11.44%) .NET Developer
6 221 (11.14%) Senior Developer
7 165 (8.32%) C# Developer
8 102 (5.14%) Senior Java Developer
9 84 (4.23%) Technical Architect
10 83 (4.18%) C# .NET Developer
10 83 (4.18%) SOA Developer
11 75 (3.78%) Analyst
12 74 (3.73%) Consultant
13 70 (3.53%) Oracle Developer
14 66 (3.33%) Integration Developer
15 60 (3.02%) Integration Architect
16 58 (2.92%) Agile Developer
16 58 (2.92%) Software Engineer
17 55 (2.77%) Digital Architect
18 51 (2.57%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 595 (29.99%) Web Services
2 504 (25.40%) .NET
3 449 (22.63%) REST
4 407 (20.51%) SOAP
5 366 (18.45%) XML
6 338 (17.04%) RESTful
7 326 (16.43%) Middleware
8 316 (15.93%) Spring
9 251 (12.65%) JSON
10 238 (12.00%) HTML
11 179 (9.02%) ASP.NET
12 174 (8.77%) J2EE
13 169 (8.52%) ASP.NET Web API
14 160 (8.06%) React
15 158 (7.96%) CSS
16 154 (7.76%) AngularJS
17 145 (7.31%) HTML5
18 143 (7.21%) Node.js
19 133 (6.70%) Hibernate
20 131 (6.60%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 175 (8.82%) Greenfield Project
2 94 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
3 86 (4.33%) Enterprise Software
4 54 (2.72%) Fintech
5 52 (2.62%) User Experience
6 47 (2.37%) Computer Science
7 37 (1.86%) Mobile App
8 33 (1.66%) Management Information System
9 31 (1.56%) PKI
10 30 (1.51%) Clustering
11 29 (1.46%) iPad
12 28 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
13 24 (1.21%) DataPower
14 23 (1.16%) N-Tier
15 21 (1.06%) Algorithms
16 15 (0.76%) NHS
17 13 (0.66%) Fixed Income
17 13 (0.66%) Virtual Team
18 12 (0.60%) Data Centre
18 12 (0.60%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 195 (9.83%) Linux
2 114 (5.75%) Unix
3 90 (4.54%) Windows
4 37 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (1.46%) AIX
6 23 (1.16%) Android
7 15 (0.76%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.45%) CentOS
9 8 (0.40%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.40%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.20%) Solaris
11 3 (0.15%) HPUX
11 3 (0.15%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.10%) Fedora
12 2 (0.10%) MVS
12 2 (0.10%) SUSE
12 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,040 (52.42%) Agile Software Development
2 646 (32.56%) TDD
3 514 (25.91%) Microservices
4 415 (20.92%) Scrum
5 262 (13.21%) OO
6 255 (12.85%) BDD
7 243 (12.25%) DevOps
8 229 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
9 204 (10.28%) Test Automation
10 196 (9.88%) MVC
11 193 (9.73%) Problem-Solving
12 169 (8.52%) Kanban
12 169 (8.52%) Unit Testing
13 157 (7.91%) Software Engineering
14 154 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
15 141 (7.11%) SOLID
16 138 (6.96%) E-Commerce
17 135 (6.80%) SDLC
18 114 (5.75%) Multithreading
19 112 (5.65%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 783 (39.47%) Java
2 399 (20.11%) SQL
3 381 (19.20%) C#
4 334 (16.83%) JavaScript
5 169 (8.52%) Java 8
6 116 (5.85%) Python
7 77 (3.88%) XPath
8 75 (3.78%) Groovy
9 71 (3.58%) PL/SQL
10 66 (3.33%) T-SQL
11 61 (3.07%) PHP
12 56 (2.82%) Scala
13 31 (1.56%) C++
14 27 (1.36%) Shell Script
14 27 (1.36%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 26 (1.31%) C
15 26 (1.31%) PowerShell
16 25 (1.26%) Go
17 24 (1.21%) Clojure
18 21 (1.06%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 102 (5.14%) Degree
2 58 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 47 (2.37%) SC Cleared
4 26 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (0.96%) CISSP
5 19 (0.96%) TOGAF Certification
6 16 (0.81%) Master's Degree
7 15 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (0.60%) CISM
9 11 (0.55%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.40%) CITP
11 8 (0.40%) MCSE
11 8 (0.40%) PMP
11 8 (0.40%) Sun Certification
12 6 (0.30%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.25%) A+ Certification
14 4 (0.20%) ISEB
14 4 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (0.20%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (3.78%) QA
2 29 (1.46%) PCI DSS
3 16 (0.81%) SLA
4 14 (0.71%) PMO
5 13 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.50%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.45%) PSD2
8 8 (0.40%) GDPR
9 7 (0.35%) GCP
9 7 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.25%) WAI
11 2 (0.10%) COBIT
11 2 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.10%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.050%) BS25999
12 1 (0.050%) FedRAMP
12 1 (0.050%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.050%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.050%) IFRS
System Software
1 160 (8.06%) Docker
2 35 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (0.55%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 7 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.30%) VMware Server
7 4 (0.20%) Varnish
8 3 (0.15%) etcd
9 2 (0.10%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.10%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.050%) IAG
10 1 (0.050%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.050%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 91 (4.59%) Ansible
2 70 (3.53%) Kubernetes
3 68 (3.43%) Puppet
4 61 (3.07%) Single Sign-On
5 28 (1.41%) Terraform
6 27 (1.36%) CA Single Sign-On
7 19 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (0.86%) Oracle Identity Management
9 14 (0.71%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 11 (0.55%) ZABBIX
11 10 (0.50%) Kibana
12 9 (0.45%) logstash
12 9 (0.45%) TIBCO Hawk
13 8 (0.40%) MOM
13 8 (0.40%) OpenSSO
13 8 (0.40%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
14 6 (0.30%) CA Service Virtualization
14 6 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (0.30%) Packer
15 5 (0.25%) Consul
Vendors
1 496 (25.00%) Oracle
2 197 (9.93%) Microsoft
3 145 (7.31%) SAP
4 88 (4.44%) IBM
5 74 (3.73%) WSO2
6 65 (3.28%) TIBCO
7 53 (2.67%) MuleSoft
8 42 (2.12%) Red Hat
8 42 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
9 34 (1.71%) Sitecore
10 30 (1.51%) Zend
11 27 (1.36%) Tableau
12 25 (1.26%) Siebel
13 24 (1.21%) CA
14 21 (1.06%) Atlassian
15 20 (1.01%) Axway
15 20 (1.01%) Informatica
15 20 (1.01%) Splunk
16 19 (0.96%) Google
17 18 (0.91%) Pega