Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 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.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 138 105
Rank change year-on-year +12 -33 -14
Contract jobs citing SOA 2047 2020 2461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.99% 1.91% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 2.27% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1418 1304 1617
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £319
90th Percentile £620 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 21
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £39.65 £37.00 £22.00
90th Percentile £41.98 £51.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +3.53% -

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 86890 88941 94016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.93% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 57867 58786 60918
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £626 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2052 2351 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.37 £23.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +4.35% +16.75%

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 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 +10 1850 £500 +5.26% 173
UK excluding London +22 1179 £485 +7.78% 106
London -24 809 £500 +5.26% 82
East of England +37 328 £513 +10.81% 8
South East -10 305 £480 +6.67% 27
North of England -8 197 £410 -8.89% 26
Midlands +68 140 £540 +20.00% 14
Scotland -4 127 £400 +17.65% 13
Yorkshire +3 93 £431 -9.21% 9
West Midlands +61 84 £535 +29.70% 11
North West -35 76 £400 -11.11% 14
South West -6 57 £475 -13.64% 16
East Midlands +16 55 £550 +25.00% 3
North East +58 31 £400 +36.99% 3
Northern Ireland -27 17 £413 -
Wales +1 9 £563 +25.00% 2

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 1256 (61.36%) Agile Software Development
2 803 (39.23%) Java
3 671 (32.78%) TDD
4 580 (28.33%) Web Services
5 569 (27.80%) Scrum
6 540 (26.38%) Oracle
7 537 (26.23%) Finance
8 524 (25.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 471 (23.01%) Microservices
10 409 (19.98%) JavaScript
11 400 (19.54%) XML
12 388 (18.95%) Continuous Integration
13 375 (18.32%) Git (software)
14 369 (18.03%) .NET
15 364 (17.78%) Spring
16 362 (17.68%) SQL
17 352 (17.20%) Middleware
18 332 (16.22%) REST
19 331 (16.17%) SOAP
20 322 (15.73%) Jenkins
21 307 (15.00%) RESTful
22 305 (14.90%) C#
23 302 (14.75%) Maven
24 297 (14.51%) HTML
25 295 (14.41%) DevOps
26 277 (13.53%) Amazon AWS
27 269 (13.14%) JSON
28 264 (12.90%) Linux
29 258 (12.60%) JIRA
30 251 (12.26%) MVC

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
1 524 (25.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 179 (8.74%) Confluence
3 143 (6.99%) JBoss
4 121 (5.91%) Oracle Service Bus
5 101 (4.93%) Mule
6 99 (4.84%) WebLogic
7 71 (3.47%) WebSphere
8 60 (2.93%) CMS
9 53 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
9 53 (2.59%) Tomcat
10 52 (2.54%) Apache
11 34 (1.66%) Apache Spark
12 29 (1.42%) Oracle Workflow
13 28 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
14 25 (1.22%) IIS
15 22 (1.07%) OpenStack
16 21 (1.03%) Apache Solr
17 19 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
18 18 (0.88%) GlassFish
18 18 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (0.64%) MS Visio
2 12 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 12 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.59%) OmniGraffle
3 8 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.15%) Simulink
5 2 (0.098%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.098%) SPSS
6 1 (0.049%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 61 (2.98%) Oracle BPM
2 43 (2.10%) Oracle EBS
3 41 (2.00%) Payment Gateway
4 20 (0.98%) BusinessWorks
5 19 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
6 18 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
7 12 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
7 12 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
7 12 (0.59%) Oracle Utilities
8 9 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
8 9 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 8 (0.39%) Siebel CRM
10 6 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
10 6 (0.29%) Oracle iProcurement
10 6 (0.29%) RMDS
11 4 (0.20%) OpenText Process Suite
11 4 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
11 4 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
11 4 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
12 3 (0.15%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 277 (13.53%) Amazon AWS
2 232 (11.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (4.30%) PaaS
4 79 (3.86%) SaaS
5 70 (3.42%) Cloud Computing
6 65 (3.18%) IaaS
7 42 (2.05%) GitHub
8 19 (0.93%) OpenShift
9 18 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
10 17 (0.83%) Serverless
11 16 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
11 16 (0.78%) Slack
12 15 (0.73%) npm
13 13 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
13 13 (0.64%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 13 (0.64%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 13 (0.64%) Trello
14 10 (0.49%) Heroku
14 10 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
14 10 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 79 (3.86%) HTTP
2 66 (3.22%) SSL
3 52 (2.54%) TCP/IP
4 36 (1.76%) LDAP
5 33 (1.61%) Internet
6 24 (1.17%) WAN
7 23 (1.12%) LAN
8 19 (0.93%) Firewall
9 15 (0.73%) DNS
9 15 (0.73%) FTP
10 14 (0.68%) Intranet
11 12 (0.59%) Kerberos
12 11 (0.54%) AMQP
13 8 (0.39%) SAN
14 7 (0.34%) SMS
14 7 (0.34%) VPN
15 6 (0.29%) CTI
15 6 (0.29%) Extranet
15 6 (0.29%) NAS
16 5 (0.24%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (11.28%) SQL Server
2 152 (7.43%) Relational Database
3 136 (6.64%) MongoDB
4 134 (6.55%) NoSQL
5 125 (6.11%) Oracle Database
6 84 (4.10%) MySQL
7 79 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
8 66 (3.22%) Hadoop
9 56 (2.74%) Big Data
10 52 (2.54%) RDBMS
11 50 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
12 35 (1.71%) Redis
13 34 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
14 32 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
15 31 (1.51%) Endeca
16 27 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 26 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
18 25 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 24 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
20 21 (1.03%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 375 (18.32%) Git (software)
2 322 (15.73%) Jenkins
3 302 (14.75%) Maven
4 258 (12.60%) JIRA
5 174 (8.50%) Subversion
6 143 (6.99%) JUnit
7 96 (4.69%) Selenium
8 94 (4.59%) SoapUI
9 84 (4.10%) Eclipse
10 82 (4.01%) Cucumber
11 78 (3.81%) Mockito
12 68 (3.32%) IntelliJ
13 62 (3.03%) TeamCity
14 60 (2.93%) gulp
15 56 (2.74%) Grunt
16 48 (2.34%) Ant
17 42 (2.05%) Visual Studio
18 38 (1.86%) Hudson
19 37 (1.81%) Octopus Deploy
19 37 (1.81%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 537 (26.23%) Finance
2 196 (9.57%) Banking
3 165 (8.06%) Telecoms
4 147 (7.18%) Marketing
5 126 (6.16%) Electronics
5 126 (6.16%) Manufacturing
6 109 (5.32%) Retail
7 26 (1.27%) Law
8 25 (1.22%) Front Office
9 19 (0.93%) Games
9 19 (0.93%) Investment Banking
10 17 (0.83%) Publishing
11 14 (0.68%) Billing
11 14 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.68%) Retail Banking
12 13 (0.64%) Back Office
13 10 (0.49%) Legal
14 8 (0.39%) Advertising
15 7 (0.34%) Automotive
15 7 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 934 (45.63%) Developer
2 540 (26.38%) Architect
3 332 (16.22%) Java Developer
4 261 (12.75%) Solutions Architect
5 198 (9.67%) Senior Developer
6 156 (7.62%) .NET Developer
7 118 (5.76%) C# Developer
8 109 (5.32%) Agile Developer
9 101 (4.93%) Integration Developer
10 98 (4.79%) SOA Developer
11 92 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
12 78 (3.81%) Designer
13 73 (3.57%) Cloud Architect
14 71 (3.47%) Technical Architect
15 69 (3.37%) Tester
16 65 (3.18%) Analyst
17 62 (3.03%) Lead Developer
18 59 (2.88%) C# .NET Developer
18 59 (2.88%) Oracle Developer
19 51 (2.49%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 580 (28.33%) Web Services
2 400 (19.54%) XML
3 369 (18.03%) .NET
4 364 (17.78%) Spring
5 352 (17.20%) Middleware
6 332 (16.22%) REST
7 331 (16.17%) SOAP
8 307 (15.00%) RESTful
9 297 (14.51%) HTML
10 269 (13.14%) JSON
11 233 (11.38%) AngularJS
11 233 (11.38%) J2EE
12 207 (10.11%) CSS
13 184 (8.99%) HTML5
14 165 (8.06%) Hibernate
15 153 (7.47%) XSLT
16 133 (6.50%) Apache Camel
16 133 (6.50%) React
17 115 (5.62%) JMS
18 112 (5.47%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 182 (8.89%) Enterprise Software
2 146 (7.13%) Greenfield Project
3 93 (4.54%) Computer Science
4 87 (4.25%) Mobile App
5 85 (4.15%) User Experience
6 76 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
7 41 (2.00%) N-Tier
8 36 (1.76%) Virtual Team
9 34 (1.66%) Management Information System
9 34 (1.66%) Social Media
10 32 (1.56%) iPad
11 27 (1.32%) DataPower
12 26 (1.27%) Private Cloud
13 20 (0.98%) Data Centre
14 19 (0.93%) Fintech
14 19 (0.93%) Public Cloud
15 16 (0.78%) Equities
16 14 (0.68%) Derivative
16 14 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 14 (0.68%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 264 (12.90%) Linux
2 160 (7.82%) Unix
3 130 (6.35%) Windows
4 79 (3.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 41 (2.00%) Android
5 41 (2.00%) Mac OS X
6 35 (1.71%) Apple iOS
7 15 (0.73%) Windows Server
8 13 (0.64%) Solaris
9 10 (0.49%) AIX
10 9 (0.44%) CentOS
11 5 (0.24%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.20%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.15%) HPUX
13 3 (0.15%) OS/390
13 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.098%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1256 (61.36%) Agile Software Development
2 671 (32.78%) TDD
3 569 (27.80%) Scrum
4 471 (23.01%) Microservices
5 388 (18.95%) Continuous Integration
6 295 (14.41%) DevOps
7 251 (12.26%) MVC
8 247 (12.07%) BDD
9 242 (11.82%) Test Automation
10 236 (11.53%) Kanban
11 207 (10.11%) Software Engineering
12 194 (9.48%) Business Intelligence
12 194 (9.48%) OO
13 174 (8.50%) Open Source
14 171 (8.35%) Mentoring
15 154 (7.52%) Configuration Management
16 152 (7.43%) Coaching
17 148 (7.23%) E-Commerce
18 147 (7.18%) TOGAF
19 145 (7.08%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 803 (39.23%) Java
2 409 (19.98%) JavaScript
3 362 (17.68%) SQL
4 305 (14.90%) C#
5 124 (6.06%) XPath
6 99 (4.84%) PL/SQL
7 91 (4.45%) Python
8 81 (3.96%) Groovy
9 66 (3.22%) Scala
10 48 (2.34%) T-SQL
11 43 (2.10%) Ruby
12 39 (1.91%) Perl
13 31 (1.51%) C
14 28 (1.37%) C++
15 24 (1.17%) TypeScript
16 22 (1.07%) PHP
17 21 (1.03%) PowerShell
18 20 (0.98%) Apex Code
18 20 (0.98%) Go
18 20 (0.98%) R
Qualifications
1 180 (8.79%) Degree
2 77 (3.76%) Security Cleared
3 62 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
4 55 (2.69%) SC Cleared
5 18 (0.88%) ISTQB
6 17 (0.83%) Master's Degree
7 16 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (0.73%) ISEB
9 10 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.34%) MCP
11 6 (0.29%) MCSD
12 5 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.20%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.20%) CISM
13 4 (0.20%) CISSP
14 3 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (0.15%) OCPJP
15 2 (0.098%) DV Cleared
15 2 (0.098%) OSCP
15 2 (0.098%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (6.55%) QA
2 34 (1.66%) PCI DSS
3 21 (1.03%) GDPR
4 11 (0.54%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.44%) COBIT
6 6 (0.29%) MiFID
6 6 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.24%) EMIR
7 5 (0.24%) FedRAMP
8 4 (0.20%) HL7
9 3 (0.15%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.098%) GCP
10 2 (0.098%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.098%) PSD2
10 2 (0.098%) RosettaNet
11 1 (0.049%) FATCA
11 1 (0.049%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.049%) SLA
System Software
1 163 (7.96%) Docker
2 30 (1.47%) Active Directory
3 27 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
5 14 (0.68%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.29%) vCloud
7 3 (0.15%) HDFS
7 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.15%) Xen
8 2 (0.098%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.098%) IAG
9 1 (0.049%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 163 (7.96%) Puppet
2 88 (4.30%) Ansible
3 82 (4.01%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (1.86%) ZABBIX
5 29 (1.42%) HP SiteScope
6 28 (1.37%) OpenView
7 22 (1.07%) MOM
7 22 (1.07%) Oracle Identity Management
8 19 (0.93%) Kibana
9 16 (0.78%) Ambari
10 14 (0.68%) Kubernetes
11 12 (0.59%) Grafana
12 10 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
12 10 (0.49%) Nagios
12 10 (0.49%) Salt
12 10 (0.49%) TIBCO Hawk
13 9 (0.44%) Consul
13 9 (0.44%) Zipkin
14 8 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Manager
15 7 (0.34%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 540 (26.38%) Oracle
2 214 (10.45%) Microsoft
3 156 (7.62%) SAP
4 139 (6.79%) WSO2
5 115 (5.62%) IBM
6 70 (3.42%) MuleSoft
7 67 (3.27%) Red Hat
8 51 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
9 50 (2.44%) New Relic
10 49 (2.39%) Atlassian
11 45 (2.20%) HP
12 40 (1.95%) TIBCO
13 36 (1.76%) Sybase
14 32 (1.56%) ATG
15 31 (1.51%) VMware
16 30 (1.47%) Google
17 25 (1.22%) Splunk
18 22 (1.07%) Cisco
19 21 (1.03%) Adobe
20 20 (0.98%) OpenText