Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 129 138
Rank change year-on-year -18 +9 -31
Contract jobs citing SOA 1,891 2,040 1,949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.81% 1.99% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 2.32% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,315 1,417 1,257
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.38% -1.05%
10th Percentile £388 £350 £315
90th Percentile £675 £620 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £480 £450
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 23
UK median hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.88% -11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27.35 £39.65 £38.20
90th Percentile £47.50 £41.98 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £48.00
% change year-on-year +1.88% -16.67% +9.71%

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 90,484 87,997 88,310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.71% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,942 58,693 58,175
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,319 2,069 2,501
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.25 £48.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.55 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.38% +6.67% -

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 9 December 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 9 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SOA in the UK

SOA
Top 17 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 9 December 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 -15 1,750 £525 +5.00% 339
UK excluding London -30 1,049 £500 +4.17% 231
London -4 811 £538 +7.50% 136
South East -23 281 £475 -1.04% 52
North of England +11 225 £475 +10.14% 58
Midlands +23 194 £485 -8.49% 53
East of England -36 177 £525 +2.44% 23
West Midlands +23 150 £475 -10.38% 39
Yorkshire +6 114 £450 +2.27% 24
North West +1 93 £500 +25.00% 28
Wales +29 65 £425 -24.44% 9
South West -37 49 £520 +9.47% 17
Scotland -88 49 £451 +15.51% 16
East Midlands -1 42 £500 -6.98% 14
North East -13 17 £500 +24.88% 6
Northern Ireland +25 9 £434 -3.61% 3
Channel Islands - 1 £700 -

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 1,056 (55.84%) Agile Software Development
2 764 (40.40%) Java
3 599 (31.68%) TDD
4 535 (28.29%) Microservices
5 498 (26.34%) Web Services
6 483 (25.54%) Scrum
7 457 (24.17%) Finance
8 413 (21.84%) Oracle
9 405 (21.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 404 (21.36%) JavaScript
11 398 (21.05%) .NET
12 366 (19.35%) REST
13 355 (18.77%) Git (software)
14 351 (18.56%) Amazon AWS
15 336 (17.77%) DevOps
16 334 (17.66%) SQL
17 329 (17.40%) SOAP
17 329 (17.40%) Continuous Integration
18 321 (16.98%) Middleware
19 304 (16.08%) Jenkins
20 300 (15.86%) C#
21 294 (15.55%) Microsoft Azure
22 287 (15.18%) Test Automation
23 286 (15.12%) XML
24 283 (14.97%) RESTful
25 278 (14.70%) Spring
26 263 (13.91%) BDD
27 255 (13.48%) HTML
28 238 (12.59%) Maven
29 233 (12.32%) Kanban

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
1 405 (21.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 134 (7.09%) Oracle Service Bus
3 130 (6.87%) Confluence
4 92 (4.87%) WebLogic
5 91 (4.81%) Mule
6 77 (4.07%) Elasticsearch
7 68 (3.60%) Apache
8 47 (2.49%) JBoss
9 40 (2.12%) WebSphere
10 39 (2.06%) Apache Spark
11 38 (2.01%) Tomcat
12 37 (1.96%) NServiceBus
13 32 (1.69%) CMS
14 27 (1.43%) Cloud Foundry
15 26 (1.37%) Mule ESB
16 25 (1.32%) Documentum
17 24 (1.27%) SharePoint
18 22 (1.16%) Apache Solr
19 21 (1.11%) Anypoint
20 19 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 24 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.053%) CATIA
6 1 (0.053%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 32 (1.69%) Oracle BPM
2 30 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
4 17 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 17 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
5 14 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
5 14 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
6 12 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
7 10 (0.53%) Oracle Utilities
7 10 (0.53%) Siebel CRM
8 8 (0.42%) Maximo
9 6 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
10 5 (0.26%) HFM
10 5 (0.26%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 5 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.26%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 5 (0.26%) Oracle TCA
10 5 (0.26%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
11 4 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 351 (18.56%) Amazon AWS
2 294 (15.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (4.12%) Serverless
4 73 (3.86%) Cloud Computing
5 64 (3.38%) SaaS
6 54 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
7 53 (2.80%) GitHub
8 49 (2.59%) PaaS
9 40 (2.12%) IaaS
10 20 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
11 19 (1.00%) Apigee
11 19 (1.00%) Boomi
12 18 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
12 18 (0.95%) Azure Functions
12 18 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
13 16 (0.85%) OpenShift
14 14 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
15 13 (0.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 13 (0.69%) Amazon S3
15 13 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 63 (3.33%) Firewall
2 46 (2.43%) HTTP
3 45 (2.38%) SSL
4 30 (1.59%) Kerberos
5 25 (1.32%) Network Security
5 25 (1.32%) VPN
6 18 (0.95%) Wireless
7 17 (0.90%) FTP
8 15 (0.79%) Internet
9 14 (0.74%) Reverse Proxy
10 13 (0.69%) TCP/IP
11 12 (0.63%) LAN
11 12 (0.63%) MPLS
11 12 (0.63%) SAN
11 12 (0.63%) VLAN
11 12 (0.63%) WLAN
12 11 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (0.53%) WAN
14 7 (0.37%) DNS
14 7 (0.37%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (11.42%) SQL Server
2 154 (8.14%) Relational Database
3 122 (6.45%) MongoDB
4 121 (6.40%) Oracle Database
5 119 (6.29%) NoSQL
6 98 (5.18%) Data Warehouse
7 93 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
8 80 (4.23%) MySQL
9 68 (3.60%) Big Data
10 50 (2.64%) Oracle Database 11g
11 49 (2.59%) Oracle Database 12c
12 41 (2.17%) RDBMS
13 38 (2.01%) Hadoop
14 34 (1.80%) Redis
15 31 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
16 29 (1.53%) Oracle ODI
17 28 (1.48%) Couchbase
17 28 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
18 25 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
19 18 (0.95%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 355 (18.77%) Git (software)
2 304 (16.08%) Jenkins
3 238 (12.59%) Maven
4 210 (11.11%) JIRA
5 121 (6.40%) Subversion
6 105 (5.55%) Selenium
7 93 (4.92%) SoapUI
8 72 (3.81%) Cucumber
8 72 (3.81%) Sonatype Nexus
9 63 (3.33%) JUnit
10 56 (2.96%) TeamCity
11 42 (2.22%) Bitbucket
12 41 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
13 40 (2.12%) Gradle
14 38 (2.01%) Ant
15 33 (1.75%) Gatling
15 33 (1.75%) Mocha
16 32 (1.69%) WebDriver
17 30 (1.59%) JMeter
17 30 (1.59%) SonarQube
General
1 457 (24.17%) Finance
2 191 (10.10%) Banking
3 160 (8.46%) Telecoms
4 128 (6.77%) Marketing
5 116 (6.13%) Retail
6 113 (5.98%) Manufacturing
7 103 (5.45%) Electronics
8 82 (4.34%) Front Office
9 53 (2.80%) Investment Banking
10 26 (1.37%) Back Office
11 21 (1.11%) Publishing
12 16 (0.85%) General Ledger
13 15 (0.79%) Legal
14 14 (0.74%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.69%) Military
16 11 (0.58%) Billing
17 10 (0.53%) Law
18 9 (0.48%) French Language
19 8 (0.42%) Advertising
20 6 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 887 (46.91%) Developer
2 428 (22.63%) Architect
3 306 (16.18%) Java Developer
4 217 (11.48%) Solutions Architect
5 212 (11.21%) Senior Developer
6 181 (9.57%) .NET Developer
7 112 (5.92%) C# Developer
8 99 (5.24%) Senior Java Developer
9 96 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
10 70 (3.70%) Software Engineer
11 67 (3.54%) SOA Developer
12 66 (3.49%) Consultant
13 64 (3.38%) C# .NET Developer
14 60 (3.17%) Full Stack Developer
14 60 (3.17%) Tester
15 58 (3.07%) Integration Architect
16 56 (2.96%) Azure Developer
16 56 (2.96%) React Developer
17 55 (2.91%) Analyst
18 53 (2.80%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 498 (26.34%) Web Services
2 398 (21.05%) .NET
3 366 (19.35%) REST
4 329 (17.40%) SOAP
5 321 (16.98%) Middleware
6 286 (15.12%) XML
7 283 (14.97%) RESTful
8 278 (14.70%) Spring
9 255 (13.48%) HTML
10 210 (11.11%) JSON
11 198 (10.47%) CSS
12 197 (10.42%) Node.js
13 185 (9.78%) AngularJS
14 160 (8.46%) HTML5
15 156 (8.25%) React
16 139 (7.35%) ASP.NET
17 126 (6.66%) ASP.NET Web API
18 113 (5.98%) Spring Boot
19 100 (5.29%) .NET Framework
20 91 (4.81%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 171 (9.04%) Greenfield Project
2 111 (5.87%) Enterprise Software
3 110 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (3.33%) User Experience
5 52 (2.75%) Management Information System
6 39 (2.06%) Fintech
7 33 (1.75%) PKI
8 29 (1.53%) N-Tier
9 26 (1.37%) iPad
10 25 (1.32%) Cloud Native
10 25 (1.32%) Fixed Income
11 22 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
12 21 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
13 17 (0.90%) Data Centre
14 16 (0.85%) Mobile App
14 16 (0.85%) Public Cloud
15 15 (0.79%) Clustering
16 14 (0.74%) Replication
17 13 (0.69%) NHS
18 12 (0.63%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 178 (9.41%) Linux
2 130 (6.87%) Windows
3 93 (4.92%) Unix
4 56 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (1.43%) Windows Server
6 17 (0.90%) AIX
6 17 (0.90%) Android
7 10 (0.53%) Windows 10
8 9 (0.48%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.42%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.37%) Solaris
11 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.11%) MVS
12 2 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.053%) CentOS
13 1 (0.053%) HPUX
13 1 (0.053%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,056 (55.84%) Agile Software Development
2 599 (31.68%) TDD
3 535 (28.29%) Microservices
4 483 (25.54%) Scrum
5 336 (17.77%) DevOps
6 329 (17.40%) Continuous Integration
7 287 (15.18%) Test Automation
8 263 (13.91%) BDD
9 233 (12.32%) Kanban
10 222 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
11 220 (11.63%) OO
12 187 (9.89%) Unit Testing
13 180 (9.52%) MVC
14 166 (8.78%) Software Engineering
15 146 (7.72%) Business Intelligence
16 145 (7.67%) Deployment Automation
17 127 (6.72%) SDLC
18 126 (6.66%) E-Commerce
18 126 (6.66%) SOLID
19 123 (6.50%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 764 (40.40%) Java
2 404 (21.36%) JavaScript
3 334 (17.66%) SQL
4 300 (15.86%) C#
5 194 (10.26%) Java 8
6 162 (8.57%) Python
7 59 (3.12%) Groovy
8 53 (2.80%) T-SQL
9 52 (2.75%) Perl
10 48 (2.54%) Go
11 47 (2.49%) PHP
11 47 (2.49%) XPath
12 39 (2.06%) PL/SQL
13 38 (2.01%) ES6
14 35 (1.85%) Scala
15 25 (1.32%) TypeScript
16 24 (1.27%) Ruby
17 21 (1.11%) C
18 20 (1.06%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
19 18 (0.95%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 106 (5.61%) Degree
2 103 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 72 (3.81%) SC Cleared
4 31 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (1.22%) CISSP
6 20 (1.06%) DV Cleared
7 18 (0.95%) CISM
8 17 (0.90%) TOGAF Certification
9 15 (0.79%) Master's Degree
10 10 (0.53%) CITP
10 10 (0.53%) PMI Certification
11 8 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.37%) PMP
13 5 (0.26%) APMP
13 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.26%) Sun Certification
14 4 (0.21%) CISMP
14 4 (0.21%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.21%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (5.24%) QA
2 22 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 12 (0.63%) SLA
6 10 (0.53%) FedRAMP
6 10 (0.53%) HIPAA
6 10 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.37%) PMO
8 6 (0.32%) GDPR
8 6 (0.32%) WAI
9 5 (0.26%) COBIT
10 4 (0.21%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.21%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.21%) PSD2
11 2 (0.11%) IFRS
11 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.053%) BS25999
12 1 (0.053%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.053%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 215 (11.37%) Docker
2 24 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.63%) vSphere
5 6 (0.32%) Postfix
6 5 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.16%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.053%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.053%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 140 (7.40%) Ansible
2 93 (4.92%) Kubernetes
3 91 (4.81%) Puppet
4 61 (3.23%) Single Sign-On
5 40 (2.12%) ZABBIX
6 25 (1.32%) Terraform
7 23 (1.22%) CA Single Sign-On
8 19 (1.00%) Oracle Identity Management
9 17 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
10 16 (0.85%) Docker Swarm
11 15 (0.79%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 14 (0.74%) Nagios
13 12 (0.63%) Kibana
13 12 (0.63%) logstash
14 11 (0.58%) CASB
15 8 (0.42%) CloudHub
16 7 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
16 7 (0.37%) Rundeck
17 4 (0.21%) NetIQ Identity Manager
17 4 (0.21%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 413 (21.84%) Oracle
2 199 (10.52%) Microsoft
3 136 (7.19%) SAP
4 73 (3.86%) WSO2
5 62 (3.28%) MuleSoft
6 61 (3.23%) IBM
7 53 (2.80%) Red Hat
8 45 (2.38%) TIBCO
9 32 (1.69%) Atlassian
9 32 (1.69%) Google
9 32 (1.69%) Pega
10 27 (1.43%) Okta
11 25 (1.32%) VMware
12 23 (1.22%) Axway
13 22 (1.16%) Zend
14 19 (1.00%) Dell
15 18 (0.95%) Adobe
15 18 (0.95%) CA
16 17 (0.90%) Sitecore
17 15 (0.79%) Salesforce.com