Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 119 100
Rank change year-on-year -1 -19 -6
Contract jobs citing SOA 2028 2225 2423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.05% 2.08% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 2.49% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1366 1479 1563
UK median daily rate £500 £470 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% -0.53% +5.00%
10th Percentile £344 £318 £319
90th Percentile £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 21
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +10.84% +1.50%
10th Percentile £39.75 £37.25 £22.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £51.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -11.11% +10.84% +0.25%

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 83587 89387 92049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.40% 83.73% 81.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 55234 59187 59583
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2023 2274 2601
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.08% +6.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.38 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.46 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.83
% change year-on-year - +9.51% +8.71%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -7 1849 £500 +5.26% 141
UK excluding London +2 1139 £488 +8.33% 88
London -19 832 £500 +5.26% 60
East of England +38 319 £514 +8.11% 11
South East -17 283 £485 +7.78% 20
North of England -44 181 £400 -11.60% 34
Midlands +41 150 £525 +16.67% 10
Scotland +19 121 £395 +16.18% 6
West Midlands +75 112 £535 +29.70% 6
Yorkshire -29 83 £423 -10.11% 14
North West -51 72 £425 -10.53% 18
South West -30 66 £513 -6.82% 5
East Midlands -29 38 £475 +5.56% 4
North East +56 23 £350 +22.81% 2
Northern Ireland -39 11 £413 - 1
Wales -11 8 £563 +25.00% 1

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 1257 (61.98%) Agile Software Development
2 748 (36.88%) Java
3 694 (34.22%) TDD
4 585 (28.85%) Scrum
5 556 (27.42%) Finance
6 517 (25.49%) Web Services
7 492 (24.26%) Oracle
8 480 (23.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 446 (21.99%) Microservices
10 409 (20.17%) XML
11 406 (20.02%) JavaScript
12 394 (19.43%) Middleware
13 379 (18.69%) Continuous Integration
14 365 (18.00%) Git (software)
15 336 (16.57%) .NET
16 335 (16.52%) SQL
16 335 (16.52%) REST
17 331 (16.32%) Spring
18 316 (15.58%) SOAP
19 308 (15.19%) Jenkins
20 296 (14.60%) Linux
21 293 (14.45%) DevOps
22 284 (14.00%) JSON
23 281 (13.86%) HTML
24 279 (13.76%) C#
25 268 (13.21%) Maven
26 267 (13.17%) RESTful
27 261 (12.87%) BDD
28 254 (12.52%) MVC
29 253 (12.48%) 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
1 480 (23.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 148 (7.30%) Confluence
3 132 (6.51%) Oracle Service Bus
4 127 (6.26%) JBoss
5 107 (5.28%) Mule
6 96 (4.73%) WebLogic
7 77 (3.80%) WebSphere
8 68 (3.35%) CMS
9 64 (3.16%) Apache
10 48 (2.37%) Tomcat
11 41 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
12 29 (1.43%) IIS
13 25 (1.23%) Apache Spark
13 25 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
14 23 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
15 21 (1.04%) Apache Solr
15 21 (1.04%) OpenStack
16 20 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
17 18 (0.89%) GlassFish
18 17 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 13 (0.64%) OmniGraffle
2 10 (0.49%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.099%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.099%) SPSS
7 1 (0.049%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.049%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 49 (2.42%) Oracle BPM
2 37 (1.82%) Payment Gateway
3 35 (1.73%) Oracle EBS
4 21 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
5 18 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
6 15 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
6 15 (0.74%) Oracle Utilities
7 12 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
8 10 (0.49%) Siebel CRM
9 8 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
9 8 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
10 7 (0.35%) OpenText Process Suite
10 7 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
10 7 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
10 7 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
11 6 (0.30%) ION MarketView
11 6 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
11 6 (0.30%) RMDS
12 5 (0.25%) Oracle iProcurement
12 5 (0.25%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 253 (12.48%) Amazon AWS
2 212 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 89 (4.39%) PaaS
4 63 (3.11%) SaaS
5 56 (2.76%) IaaS
6 40 (1.97%) GitHub
7 37 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
9 17 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (0.64%) Bluemix
10 13 (0.64%) IBM Cloud
10 13 (0.64%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 13 (0.64%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 12 (0.59%) Amazon S3
11 12 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (0.59%) Office 365
11 12 (0.59%) OpenShift
12 9 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 9 (0.44%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 87 (4.29%) HTTP
2 80 (3.94%) SSL
3 56 (2.76%) TCP/IP
4 41 (2.02%) Internet
5 39 (1.92%) Firewall
6 35 (1.73%) LDAP
7 25 (1.23%) LAN
8 24 (1.18%) WAN
9 19 (0.94%) Intranet
10 18 (0.89%) DNS
11 16 (0.79%) VPN
12 12 (0.59%) Kerberos
12 12 (0.59%) Network Security
13 11 (0.54%) AMQP
13 11 (0.54%) SAN
14 10 (0.49%) SNMP
14 10 (0.49%) VLAN
15 9 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
16 7 (0.35%) BGP
16 7 (0.35%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (11.74%) SQL Server
2 151 (7.45%) Relational Database
3 138 (6.80%) MongoDB
4 125 (6.16%) NoSQL
5 97 (4.78%) Oracle Database
6 86 (4.24%) MySQL
7 62 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
8 57 (2.81%) Big Data
9 54 (2.66%) RDBMS
10 44 (2.17%) Hadoop
11 36 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
11 36 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
12 34 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
13 29 (1.43%) DB2
14 28 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
14 28 (1.38%) Oracle Database 12c
15 24 (1.18%) Endeca
15 24 (1.18%) Redis
16 23 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 22 (1.08%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 365 (18.00%) Git (software)
2 308 (15.19%) Jenkins
3 268 (13.21%) Maven
4 220 (10.85%) JIRA
5 183 (9.02%) Subversion
6 120 (5.92%) JUnit
7 98 (4.83%) Selenium
8 78 (3.85%) SoapUI
9 69 (3.40%) Mockito
10 68 (3.35%) Cucumber
11 63 (3.11%) Eclipse
12 60 (2.96%) gulp
13 57 (2.81%) IntelliJ
14 54 (2.66%) Grunt
15 52 (2.56%) TeamCity
16 42 (2.07%) Visual Studio
17 38 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
18 36 (1.78%) Gradle
19 35 (1.73%) Hudson
20 34 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 556 (27.42%) Finance
2 214 (10.55%) Banking
3 172 (8.48%) Telecoms
4 156 (7.69%) Marketing
5 132 (6.51%) Electronics
5 132 (6.51%) Manufacturing
6 105 (5.18%) Retail
7 31 (1.53%) Front Office
8 25 (1.23%) Investment Banking
9 23 (1.13%) Law
10 17 (0.84%) Back Office
10 17 (0.84%) Legal
11 15 (0.74%) Publishing
12 13 (0.64%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.59%) Military
14 11 (0.54%) Games
15 9 (0.44%) Advertising
15 9 (0.44%) Billing
16 7 (0.35%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 905 (44.63%) Developer
2 538 (26.53%) Architect
3 292 (14.40%) Java Developer
4 238 (11.74%) Solutions Architect
5 184 (9.07%) Senior Developer
6 148 (7.30%) .NET Developer
7 112 (5.52%) C# Developer
8 110 (5.42%) Agile Developer
8 110 (5.42%) SOA Developer
9 103 (5.08%) Integration Developer
10 87 (4.29%) Designer
11 86 (4.24%) DevOps Engineer
12 82 (4.04%) Analyst
13 72 (3.55%) Cloud Architect
14 71 (3.50%) Technical Architect
15 62 (3.06%) Lead Developer
16 58 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
17 56 (2.76%) Oracle Developer
17 56 (2.76%) Solutions Designer
18 54 (2.66%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 517 (25.49%) Web Services
2 409 (20.17%) XML
3 394 (19.43%) Middleware
4 336 (16.57%) .NET
5 335 (16.52%) REST
6 331 (16.32%) Spring
7 316 (15.58%) SOAP
8 284 (14.00%) JSON
9 281 (13.86%) HTML
10 267 (13.17%) RESTful
11 241 (11.88%) J2EE
12 215 (10.60%) AngularJS
13 205 (10.11%) CSS
14 169 (8.33%) XSLT
15 154 (7.59%) HTML5
16 152 (7.50%) Hibernate
17 133 (6.56%) Apache Camel
18 120 (5.92%) React
19 105 (5.18%) XSD
20 102 (5.03%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 165 (8.14%) Enterprise Software
2 164 (8.09%) Greenfield Project
3 99 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 93 (4.59%) Computer Science
5 89 (4.39%) Mobile App
6 83 (4.09%) User Experience
7 42 (2.07%) Private Cloud
8 39 (1.92%) Virtual Team
9 35 (1.73%) Management Information System
10 34 (1.68%) Data Centre
10 34 (1.68%) N-Tier
11 30 (1.48%) Social Media
12 27 (1.33%) DataPower
12 27 (1.33%) iPad
13 20 (0.99%) Fintech
14 19 (0.94%) Cloud Native
15 18 (0.89%) PKI
15 18 (0.89%) Public Cloud
16 17 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 16 (0.79%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 296 (14.60%) Linux
2 185 (9.12%) Unix
3 152 (7.50%) Windows
4 72 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 52 (2.56%) Mac OS X
6 46 (2.27%) Apple iOS
7 43 (2.12%) Android
8 32 (1.58%) Windows Server
9 12 (0.59%) AIX
9 12 (0.59%) CentOS
9 12 (0.59%) Solaris
10 6 (0.30%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.25%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.20%) HPUX
12 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.15%) OS/390
14 2 (0.099%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.099%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1257 (61.98%) Agile Software Development
2 694 (34.22%) TDD
3 585 (28.85%) Scrum
4 446 (21.99%) Microservices
5 379 (18.69%) Continuous Integration
6 293 (14.45%) DevOps
7 261 (12.87%) BDD
8 254 (12.52%) MVC
9 237 (11.69%) Kanban
10 233 (11.49%) Test Automation
11 207 (10.21%) Software Engineering
12 198 (9.76%) OO
13 189 (9.32%) Business Intelligence
14 177 (8.73%) Open Source
15 158 (7.79%) Mentoring
15 158 (7.79%) User Stories
16 156 (7.69%) TOGAF
17 153 (7.54%) SDLC
18 148 (7.30%) Enterprise Architecture
19 146 (7.20%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 748 (36.88%) Java
2 406 (20.02%) JavaScript
3 335 (16.52%) SQL
4 279 (13.76%) C#
5 107 (5.28%) XPath
6 99 (4.88%) Python
7 74 (3.65%) PL/SQL
8 70 (3.45%) Groovy
9 53 (2.61%) Ruby
9 53 (2.61%) Scala
9 53 (2.61%) T-SQL
10 38 (1.87%) Perl
11 35 (1.73%) C++
12 33 (1.63%) C
13 32 (1.58%) TypeScript
14 28 (1.38%) PHP
15 27 (1.33%) Go
16 23 (1.13%) PowerShell
17 19 (0.94%) Shell Script
18 17 (0.84%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 170 (8.38%) Degree
2 79 (3.90%) Security Cleared
3 61 (3.01%) SC Cleared
4 55 (2.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 21 (1.04%) Master's Degree
7 19 (0.94%) ISTQB
8 16 (0.79%) ISEB
9 9 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.44%) OCPJP
10 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.30%) CCIE
11 6 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.30%) JNCIE
12 5 (0.25%) CISM
12 5 (0.25%) CISSP
12 5 (0.25%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.20%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.15%) CISA
14 3 (0.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (5.77%) QA
2 35 (1.73%) PCI DSS
3 23 (1.13%) GDPR
4 13 (0.64%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.39%) COBIT
6 6 (0.30%) FedRAMP
6 6 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.25%) EMIR
7 5 (0.25%) MiFID
8 4 (0.20%) HL7
9 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.15%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.099%) GCP
10 2 (0.099%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.049%) BS7799
11 1 (0.049%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.049%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.049%) SLA
System Software
1 150 (7.40%) Docker
2 41 (2.02%) Active Directory
3 26 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
5 14 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.59%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.30%) vCloud
8 4 (0.20%) Xen
9 3 (0.15%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.099%) HDFS
10 2 (0.099%) IAG
11 1 (0.049%) RACF
11 1 (0.049%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 127 (6.26%) Puppet
2 86 (4.24%) Ansible
3 77 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (1.13%) HP SiteScope
4 23 (1.13%) MOM
5 22 (1.08%) OpenView
5 22 (1.08%) ZABBIX
6 21 (1.04%) Oracle Identity Management
7 19 (0.94%) Kibana
8 18 (0.89%) Kubernetes
9 11 (0.54%) Consul
10 10 (0.49%) Nagios
10 10 (0.49%) Terraform
11 9 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (0.44%) Zipkin
12 8 (0.39%) Grafana
12 8 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 7 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.35%) Salt
14 6 (0.30%) Mesos
Vendors
1 492 (24.26%) Oracle
2 194 (9.57%) Microsoft
3 171 (8.43%) SAP
4 161 (7.94%) WSO2
5 122 (6.02%) IBM
6 83 (4.09%) MuleSoft
7 52 (2.56%) Red Hat
8 49 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
9 45 (2.22%) New Relic
10 41 (2.02%) Atlassian
11 39 (1.92%) HP
12 32 (1.58%) Sybase
13 30 (1.48%) Adobe
13 30 (1.48%) ATG
14 29 (1.43%) ServiceNow
14 29 (1.43%) VMware
15 28 (1.38%) TIBCO
16 24 (1.18%) Google
17 23 (1.13%) hybris
17 23 (1.13%) OpenText