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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK
Rank 130 101 87
Rank change year-on-year -29 -14  
Contract jobs citing SOA 881 1158 1196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.94% 2.18% 2.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 2.64% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 702 735
Median daily rate £463 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.54% +2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £340 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £50.39 £35.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.69% +41.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £49.20 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £62.50 £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.39 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.65% +41.44%  

SOA is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37647 43912 41983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.85% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24815 28793 26009
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1109 1205
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SOA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in the UK

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in the UK

SOA
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -16 813 £471 -0.78% 251
London -4 370 £475 - 125
South East +16 148 £425 - 36
East of England +4 118 £519 +3.75% 24
City of London +8 64 £488 - 30
Essex +7 50 £500 +24.87% 7
Yorkshire -23 49 £390 -17.89% 9
Berkshire +47 46 £425 -5.55% 13
Scotland -38 36 £400 -1.23% 7
Surrey +14 34 £425 -5.55% 6
East Midlands +7 29 £425 -17.07% 9
South West -7 29 £450 +5.88% 15
North West -16 29 £363 -21.62% 18
West Yorkshire -34 29 £525 +10.52% 4
West Midlands -23 28 £475 +11.76% 10
Hampshire -18 23 £485 +21.25% 5
Southend-on-Sea - 22 £529 -
Bristol +15 20 £450 -2.70% 4
Norfolk +19 19 £589 +62.63% 3
Cambridgeshire -1 19 £425 -19.04% 4
Hertfordshire -4 18 £538 +13.15% 6
Buckinghamshire -10 18 £365 -33.63% 1
Reading +31 17 £400 +6.66% 5
Reigate - 15 £425 -
West Sussex +8 14 £510 +3.03% 7
Milton Keynes -11 14 £365 -33.63% 1
Merseyside +10 13 £400 -15.78% 4
Edinburgh -30 13 £400 -11.11% 2
South Yorkshire -5 12 £380 -20.00% 2
Manchester -16 12 £300 -29.41% 10

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SOA.

1 838 (48.69%) Agile Software Development
2 712 (41.37%) Java
3 573 (33.29%) Oracle
4 553 (32.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 511 (29.69%) Web Services
6 443 (25.74%) TDD
7 407 (23.65%) JavaScript
8 389 (22.60%) SQL
9 388 (22.55%) Scrum
10 350 (20.34%) Finance
10 350 (20.34%) XML
11 339 (19.70%) .NET
12 324 (18.83%) REST
13 308 (17.90%) Continuous Integration
14 299 (17.37%) HTML
15 288 (16.73%) Middleware
16 281 (16.33%) Spring
17 273 (15.86%) J2EE
17 273 (15.86%) Git (software)
18 265 (15.40%) Microservices
19 254 (14.76%) SOAP
20 253 (14.70%) OO
21 236 (13.71%) C#
22 231 (13.42%) SQL Server
23 229 (13.31%) CSS
24 220 (12.78%) MVC
25 210 (12.20%) Linux
26 205 (11.91%) JSON
27 203 (11.80%) Jenkins
28 200 (11.62%) RESTful

SOA
Top Related 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
1 553 (32.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 121 (7.03%) WebLogic
3 103 (5.98%) JBoss
4 92 (5.35%) Confluence
5 71 (4.13%) Oracle Service Bus
6 68 (3.95%) Apache
7 66 (3.83%) WebSphere
8 59 (3.43%) Tomcat
9 58 (3.37%) Mule
10 40 (2.32%) CMS
11 39 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
12 33 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
13 28 (1.63%) SharePoint
14 26 (1.51%) Oracle Workflow
15 25 (1.45%) Apache Spark
16 22 (1.28%) Mule ESB
17 21 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 21 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
17 21 (1.22%) IIS
17 21 (1.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 68 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.39%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.52%) MS Office
4 8 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.29%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.17%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.17%) Siemens NX
7 2 (0.12%) MS Project
8 1 (0.058%) Simulink
8 1 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.058%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 62 (3.60%) Oracle BPM
2 57 (3.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 39 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
4 32 (1.86%) Oracle EBS R12
5 31 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
6 15 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
6 15 (0.87%) Payment Gateway
7 12 (0.70%) BusinessWorks
8 10 (0.58%) Adobe Campaign
8 10 (0.58%) Oracle iRecruitment
9 7 (0.41%) SAP MDM
10 6 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
10 6 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
10 6 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
11 4 (0.23%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 4 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle ASCP
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
12 3 (0.17%) SAP GRC
12 3 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 138 (8.02%) Amazon AWS
2 134 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (4.42%) PaaS
4 55 (3.20%) SaaS
5 48 (2.79%) IaaS
6 47 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
8 17 (0.99%) Amazon S3
9 14 (0.81%) IBM Cloud
10 13 (0.76%) Office 365
11 12 (0.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 12 (0.70%) Amazon Kinesis
12 11 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (0.64%) Oracle CX
12 11 (0.64%) Route 53
13 10 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
13 10 (0.58%) CloudFront
14 8 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 8 (0.46%) iPaaS
14 8 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 92 (5.35%) HTTP
2 56 (3.25%) Internet
3 52 (3.02%) SSL
4 44 (2.56%) TCP/IP
5 28 (1.63%) Firewall
6 23 (1.34%) Intranet
7 21 (1.22%) VPN
8 19 (1.10%) FTP
8 19 (1.10%) LDAP
8 19 (1.10%) WAN
9 17 (0.99%) DNS
9 17 (0.99%) LAN
10 14 (0.81%) DVB
10 14 (0.81%) Network Security
11 13 (0.76%) HTTPS
12 12 (0.70%) IPsec
13 11 (0.64%) SAN
14 10 (0.58%) Extranet
14 10 (0.58%) SMS
15 9 (0.52%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (13.42%) SQL Server
2 157 (9.12%) Oracle Database
3 153 (8.89%) Relational Database
4 136 (7.90%) NoSQL
5 96 (5.58%) MongoDB
6 84 (4.88%) Big Data
7 72 (4.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 62 (3.60%) MySQL
9 54 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
10 48 (2.79%) Hadoop
11 44 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
12 42 (2.44%) Oracle Database 12c
13 39 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 36 (2.09%) DB2
14 36 (2.09%) Oracle Database 10g
14 36 (2.09%) RDBMS
15 31 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
16 29 (1.69%) Oracle ODI
17 26 (1.51%) Apache Hive
18 22 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 273 (15.86%) Git (software)
2 203 (11.80%) Jenkins
3 175 (10.17%) JIRA
4 160 (9.30%) Maven
5 113 (6.57%) Subversion
6 71 (4.13%) JUnit
7 52 (3.02%) Eclipse
8 51 (2.96%) Selenium
9 49 (2.85%) SoapUI
10 46 (2.67%) Ant
11 45 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
12 40 (2.32%) Cucumber
13 39 (2.27%) Mockito
14 36 (2.09%) Visual Studio
15 31 (1.80%) Gradle
16 27 (1.57%) NUnit
16 27 (1.57%) TeamCity
17 23 (1.34%) LoadRunner
18 22 (1.28%) JIRA Agile
19 21 (1.22%) IntelliJ
General
1 350 (20.34%) Finance
2 154 (8.95%) Banking
3 124 (7.21%) Retail
4 93 (5.40%) Marketing
4 93 (5.40%) Telecoms
5 63 (3.66%) Manufacturing
6 57 (3.31%) Electronics
7 30 (1.74%) Back Office
8 27 (1.57%) Front Office
8 27 (1.57%) Investment Banking
9 19 (1.10%) Advertising
10 16 (0.93%) Legal
11 13 (0.76%) Publishing
12 11 (0.64%) Billing
12 11 (0.64%) Games
13 7 (0.41%) Military
14 6 (0.35%) Law
14 6 (0.35%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.35%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 727 (42.24%) Developer
2 565 (32.83%) Architect
3 276 (16.04%) Java Developer
4 230 (13.36%) Solutions Architect
5 119 (6.91%) .NET Developer
6 110 (6.39%) C# Developer
7 102 (5.93%) Senior Developer
8 81 (4.71%) C# .NET Developer
9 73 (4.24%) Technical Architect
10 72 (4.18%) Integration Architect
11 64 (3.72%) Consultant
11 64 (3.72%) SOA Developer
12 60 (3.49%) Oracle Developer
13 57 (3.31%) Data Architect
14 55 (3.20%) Agile Developer
15 54 (3.14%) SOA Architect
16 51 (2.96%) Java Architect
17 50 (2.91%) Senior Java Developer
18 48 (2.79%) DBA
18 48 (2.79%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 511 (29.69%) Web Services
2 350 (20.34%) XML
3 339 (19.70%) .NET
4 324 (18.83%) REST
5 299 (17.37%) HTML
6 288 (16.73%) Middleware
7 281 (16.33%) Spring
8 273 (15.86%) J2EE
9 254 (14.76%) SOAP
10 229 (13.31%) CSS
11 205 (11.91%) JSON
12 200 (11.62%) RESTful
13 185 (10.75%) AngularJS
14 158 (9.18%) Hibernate
15 147 (8.54%) HTML5
16 144 (8.37%) JMS
17 129 (7.50%) XSLT
18 126 (7.32%) jQuery
19 120 (6.97%) Node.js
20 112 (6.51%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 118 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (5.81%) Enterprise Software
3 75 (4.36%) Computer Science
4 52 (3.02%) Virtual Team
5 49 (2.85%) Data Centre
6 45 (2.61%) User Experience
7 30 (1.74%) Mobile App
7 30 (1.74%) Social Media
8 29 (1.69%) Management Information System
9 26 (1.51%) iPad
10 24 (1.39%) Algorithms
11 21 (1.22%) Data Structures
12 19 (1.10%) N-Tier
13 16 (0.93%) Client/Server
13 16 (0.93%) Cloud Native
13 16 (0.93%) Private Cloud
14 15 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 15 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
15 14 (0.81%) Digital TV
15 14 (0.81%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 210 (12.20%) Linux
2 146 (8.48%) Unix
3 129 (7.50%) Windows
4 23 (1.34%) Windows Server
5 22 (1.28%) AIX
5 22 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (1.05%) Ubuntu
7 16 (0.93%) Android
8 12 (0.70%) Mac OS X
9 10 (0.58%) CoreOS
9 10 (0.58%) Solaris
10 8 (0.46%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.41%) CentOS
11 7 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.23%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.23%) Windows Phone 8
13 3 (0.17%) VMS
13 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 838 (48.69%) Agile Software Development
2 443 (25.74%) TDD
3 388 (22.55%) Scrum
4 308 (17.90%) Continuous Integration
5 265 (15.40%) Microservices
6 253 (14.70%) OO
7 220 (12.78%) MVC
8 188 (10.92%) DevOps
9 171 (9.94%) SDLC
10 147 (8.54%) TOGAF
11 143 (8.31%) BDD
11 143 (8.31%) Business Intelligence
12 142 (8.25%) Open Source
13 139 (8.08%) Kanban
14 128 (7.44%) Data Modelling
15 125 (7.26%) UML
16 120 (6.97%) E-Commerce
17 114 (6.62%) Enterprise Architecture
17 114 (6.62%) Software Engineering
18 105 (6.10%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 712 (41.37%) Java
2 407 (23.65%) JavaScript
3 389 (22.60%) SQL
4 236 (13.71%) C#
5 107 (6.22%) PL/SQL
6 96 (5.58%) Scala
7 85 (4.94%) Python
8 58 (3.37%) XPath
9 51 (2.96%) Perl
10 47 (2.73%) T-SQL
11 46 (2.67%) C
12 42 (2.44%) C++
13 39 (2.27%) Ruby
14 33 (1.92%) Groovy
15 30 (1.74%) PHP
16 23 (1.34%) PowerShell
17 18 (1.05%) R
18 16 (0.93%) Apex Code
19 15 (0.87%) ActionScript
20 14 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 110 (6.39%) Degree
2 107 (6.22%) Security Cleared
3 79 (4.59%) SC Cleared
4 25 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 20 (1.16%) Sun Certification
6 16 (0.93%) ISEB
7 11 (0.64%) DV Cleared
7 11 (0.64%) ISTQB
8 9 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.41%) BC Cleared
9 7 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.35%) CCIE
10 6 (0.35%) JNCIE
10 6 (0.35%) OCPJP
11 4 (0.23%) CISSP
11 4 (0.23%) MCSE
11 4 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.17%) Chartered Engineer
12 3 (0.17%) HNC
12 3 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (4.18%) QA
2 16 (0.93%) SLA
3 14 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.58%) HL7
5 7 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.41%) PMO
6 6 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.29%) SEPA
8 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.23%) ISO20022
8 4 (0.23%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.17%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.12%) FedRAMP
10 2 (0.12%) GDPR
10 2 (0.12%) RMADS
10 2 (0.12%) SDET
11 1 (0.058%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.058%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.058%) MiFID
11 1 (0.058%) WCAG
System Software
1 88 (5.11%) Docker
2 16 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
2 16 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.64%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.35%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.29%) vSphere
7 4 (0.23%) vCloud
8 3 (0.17%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.12%) XenApp
9 2 (0.12%) XenServer
10 1 (0.058%) HDFS
10 1 (0.058%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.058%) NFS
10 1 (0.058%) Samba
10 1 (0.058%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.058%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.058%) Xen
10 1 (0.058%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 57 (3.31%) Puppet
2 54 (3.14%) Ansible
3 46 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (1.63%) MOM
5 25 (1.45%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 16 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 14 (0.81%) HP SiteScope
8 13 (0.76%) Kibana
9 12 (0.70%) OpenView
10 8 (0.46%) Data Guard
10 8 (0.46%) OpenSSO
11 7 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (0.41%) logstash
11 7 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Management
11 7 (0.41%) Terraform
12 6 (0.35%) Kubernetes
13 5 (0.29%) Nagios
13 5 (0.29%) OpenAM
14 4 (0.23%) CA Single Sign-On
15 3 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 573 (33.29%) Oracle
2 163 (9.47%) Microsoft
3 108 (6.28%) SAP
4 107 (6.22%) IBM
5 66 (3.83%) Adobe
5 66 (3.83%) WSO2
6 59 (3.43%) MuleSoft
7 58 (3.37%) Salesforce.com
8 39 (2.27%) TIBCO
9 33 (1.92%) Sybase
10 32 (1.86%) Red Hat
11 25 (1.45%) ATG
12 24 (1.39%) HP
13 23 (1.34%) Google
13 23 (1.34%) Informatica
14 22 (1.28%) webMethods
15 21 (1.22%) VMware
16 19 (1.10%) BEA
16 19 (1.10%) Pega
17 18 (1.05%) Cisco
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Flexi Working (Some WFH)
Posted: 10 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Good market rates
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £375 - £440 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £540 - £560 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6-12 months initial contract, long term program
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool
Pearson Frank
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Square One Resources
Rate: £283.87 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £520 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £319 - £371 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
VASSIT Services Ltd
Rate: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 22 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 17 days ago