Period
to 29 February 2020

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 29 February 2020 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
29 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 245 176 140
Rank change year-on-year -69 -36 +9
Contract jobs citing SOA 699 1,605 1,926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.62% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.86% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 1,089 1,375
UK median daily rate £515 £525 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +5.53% +4.74%
10th Percentile £385 £400 £350
90th Percentile £656 £675 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £505 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +1.00% +4.17% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 0
UK median hourly rate £53.00 £42.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £42.00 -
% change year-on-year +26.19% - -

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 56,998 86,256 87,853
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.04% 87.32% 86.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 36,706 57,008 58,508
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,900 2,256 2,153
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £24.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.08% - -4.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.46 £11.28
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.13 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year -5.49% -5.21% -

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 29 February 2020.

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 29 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SOA in the UK

SOA
Top 15 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 29 February 2020. 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 -72 627 £525 - 266
UK excluding London -49 433 £505 +1.00% 171
London -62 255 £525 -4.55% 112
South East +17 140 £474 -5.25% 55
North of England +48 130 £550 +18.92% 45
North West +46 80 £425 -8.60% 23
Wales +54 52 £500 +13.64% 6
Midlands -56 47 £510 -0.49% 30
Yorkshire +30 46 £550 +22.22% 20
West Midlands -50 33 £528 +2.93% 19
South West -22 28 £525 +5.00% 12
East of England -65 25 £538 +2.38% 10
Scotland -26 15 £475 +8.57% 13
East Midlands +18 14 £500 -3.85% 11
North East +16 4 £500 -2.91% 2

For the 6 months to 29 February 2020, 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.

1 320 (45.78%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (33.91%) Java
3 209 (29.90%) Microservices
4 202 (28.90%) Web Services
5 184 (26.32%) Oracle
6 183 (26.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 174 (24.89%) SQL
8 160 (22.89%) Azure
9 156 (22.32%) TDD
10 155 (22.17%) DevOps
11 150 (21.46%) XML
12 142 (20.31%) .NET
13 139 (19.89%) AWS
14 136 (19.46%) Continuous Integration
15 134 (19.17%) JavaScript
16 129 (18.45%) Microsoft
17 120 (17.17%) Finance
17 120 (17.17%) Git (software)
18 117 (16.74%) SOAP
19 114 (16.31%) REST
20 113 (16.17%) HTML
20 113 (16.17%) Middleware
21 111 (15.88%) C#
22 109 (15.59%) Linux
23 107 (15.31%) SQL Server
24 106 (15.16%) JSON
25 105 (15.02%) RESTful
26 102 (14.59%) Python
27 97 (13.88%) CSS
28 93 (13.30%) Security Cleared

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
1 183 (26.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 56 (8.01%) WebLogic
3 53 (7.58%) Oracle Service Bus
4 42 (6.01%) Confluence
5 30 (4.29%) JBoss
5 30 (4.29%) Red Hat Fuse
6 28 (4.01%) Apache
7 23 (3.29%) Tomcat
8 21 (3.00%) SharePoint
8 21 (3.00%) WebSphere
9 20 (2.86%) Cloud Foundry
10 14 (2.00%) Mule
11 12 (1.72%) CMS
11 12 (1.72%) IIS
12 10 (1.43%) WebLogic Portal
13 9 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (1.14%) Mattermost
14 8 (1.14%) nginx
14 8 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 19 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.57%) Chatbot
2 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (0.57%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.14%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 22 (3.15%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
2 20 (2.86%) Oracle BPM
3 13 (1.86%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 7 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.57%) Maximo
5 4 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (0.57%) Oracle TCA
5 4 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.14%) SAP MDM
8 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 160 (22.89%) Azure
2 139 (19.89%) AWS
3 55 (7.87%) GCP
4 54 (7.73%) PaaS
4 54 (7.73%) SaaS
5 50 (7.15%) IaaS
6 35 (5.01%) GitHub
7 27 (3.86%) Boomi
7 27 (3.86%) Office 365
8 26 (3.72%) Serverless
9 19 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
9 19 (2.72%) Power Platform
10 18 (2.58%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (1.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 12 (1.72%) iPaaS
12 11 (1.57%) OpenShift
13 10 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (1.14%) Azure Data Factory
15 7 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (1.00%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.87%) Firewall
2 28 (4.01%) TCP/IP
3 26 (3.72%) DNS
3 26 (3.72%) VPN
4 24 (3.43%) HTTP
5 21 (3.00%) Internet
6 17 (2.43%) SAN
7 15 (2.15%) NAS
7 15 (2.15%) Reverse Proxy
7 15 (2.15%) SSL
8 12 (1.72%) AMQP
9 11 (1.57%) WAN
10 9 (1.29%) FTP
11 8 (1.14%) Extranet
11 8 (1.14%) Intranet
11 8 (1.14%) LAN
11 8 (1.14%) Unified Communications
12 7 (1.00%) VoIP
13 6 (0.86%) DHCP
13 6 (0.86%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (15.31%) SQL Server
2 66 (9.44%) MySQL
3 56 (8.01%) Oracle Database
4 43 (6.15%) Relational Database
5 42 (6.01%) NoSQL
5 42 (6.01%) Oracle ODI
6 26 (3.72%) MongoDB
6 26 (3.72%) Oracle Database 11g
7 24 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (2.29%) Oracle Database 12c
10 15 (2.15%) Azure SQL Database
10 15 (2.15%) Big Data
11 13 (1.86%) Data Lake
11 13 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
12 12 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
12 12 (1.72%) Power BI
13 11 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (1.57%) RDBMS
14 10 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 120 (17.17%) Git (software)
2 78 (11.16%) Jenkins
3 71 (10.16%) JIRA
4 33 (4.72%) Maven
5 30 (4.29%) Selenium
6 26 (3.72%) Subversion
7 24 (3.43%) GitLab
8 23 (3.29%) Cucumber
8 23 (3.29%) Eclipse
8 23 (3.29%) Postman
9 22 (3.15%) SoapUI
10 18 (2.58%) Visual Studio
11 16 (2.29%) JUnit
11 16 (2.29%) TeamCity
12 14 (2.00%) IntelliJ
12 14 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (1.86%) Visual Studio Team System
14 10 (1.43%) JMeter
14 10 (1.43%) Moq
15 9 (1.29%) Mockito
General
1 120 (17.17%) Finance
2 55 (7.87%) Public Sector
3 25 (3.58%) Banking
3 25 (3.58%) Retail
4 22 (3.15%) Manufacturing
5 21 (3.00%) Marketing
5 21 (3.00%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.29%) Electronics
7 14 (2.00%) Front Office
8 6 (0.86%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.72%) Advertising
9 5 (0.72%) Automotive
10 4 (0.57%) Military
11 2 (0.29%) Billing
11 2 (0.29%) Law
12 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.14%) Back Office
12 1 (0.14%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 260 (37.20%) Developer
2 168 (24.03%) Architect
3 73 (10.44%) Java Developer
4 60 (8.58%) Software Engineer
5 52 (7.44%) Solutions Architect
6 49 (7.01%) .NET Developer
7 39 (5.58%) Consultant
8 33 (4.72%) Oracle Developer
9 31 (4.43%) Analyst
9 31 (4.43%) Java Engineer
10 28 (4.01%) React Developer
11 27 (3.86%) C# Developer
12 26 (3.72%) Java Software Engineer
13 25 (3.58%) JavaScript Developer
14 23 (3.29%) Senior Developer
15 22 (3.15%) DevOps Engineer
15 22 (3.15%) Integration Developer
16 21 (3.00%) Senior Java Developer
17 18 (2.58%) Azure Developer
17 18 (2.58%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (28.90%) Web Services
2 150 (21.46%) XML
3 142 (20.31%) .NET
4 117 (16.74%) SOAP
5 114 (16.31%) REST
6 113 (16.17%) HTML
6 113 (16.17%) Middleware
7 106 (15.16%) JSON
8 105 (15.02%) RESTful
9 97 (13.88%) CSS
10 75 (10.73%) Spring
11 66 (9.44%) React
12 61 (8.73%) AngularJS
12 61 (8.73%) Oracle Fusion
13 52 (7.44%) Node.js
14 49 (7.01%) XSLT
15 48 (6.87%) HTML5
16 42 (6.01%) ASP.NET
17 36 (5.15%) ASP.NET Web API
18 33 (4.72%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.58%) Enterprise Software
2 41 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (4.72%) Replication
4 26 (3.72%) Mobile App
5 23 (3.29%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.72%) User Experience
7 18 (2.58%) Cloud Native
8 17 (2.43%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
10 14 (2.00%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.57%) SWIFT
12 9 (1.29%) Fixed Income
13 8 (1.14%) PKI
14 7 (1.00%) Smart City
15 6 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
16 4 (0.57%) Data Centre
16 4 (0.57%) NHS
16 4 (0.57%) Private Cloud
17 3 (0.43%) Life Science
17 3 (0.43%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 109 (15.59%) Linux
2 54 (7.73%) Windows
3 51 (7.30%) Unix
4 29 (4.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (1.43%) AIX
6 9 (1.29%) Oracle Linux
7 7 (1.00%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.86%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.72%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.43%) Android
10 3 (0.43%) Solaris
11 2 (0.29%) CentOS
11 2 (0.29%) HPUX
11 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.14%) Debian
12 1 (0.14%) VMS
12 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (45.78%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (29.90%) Microservices
3 156 (22.32%) TDD
4 155 (22.17%) DevOps
5 136 (19.46%) Continuous Integration
6 92 (13.16%) Scrum
7 88 (12.59%) Software Engineering
8 87 (12.45%) Problem-Solving
9 73 (10.44%) Test Automation
10 62 (8.87%) OO
11 59 (8.44%) Migration
12 55 (7.87%) SDLC
13 47 (6.72%) Kanban
14 46 (6.58%) MVC
15 45 (6.44%) BDD
16 42 (6.01%) Enterprise Architecture
17 40 (5.72%) Computer Science
18 39 (5.58%) UML
18 39 (5.58%) User Stories
19 38 (5.44%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 237 (33.91%) Java
2 174 (24.89%) SQL
3 134 (19.17%) JavaScript
4 111 (15.88%) C#
5 102 (14.59%) Python
6 33 (4.72%) Java 8
7 31 (4.43%) PL/SQL
8 28 (4.01%) PowerShell
9 24 (3.43%) Perl
9 24 (3.43%) TypeScript
10 21 (3.00%) Scala
10 21 (3.00%) Shell Script
10 21 (3.00%) XPath
11 19 (2.72%) T-SQL
12 18 (2.58%) Go
13 17 (2.43%) C++
14 16 (2.29%) VB.NET
15 13 (1.86%) XQuery
16 11 (1.57%) Bash Shell
16 11 (1.57%) ES6
Qualifications
1 93 (13.30%) Security Cleared
2 71 (10.16%) SC Cleared
3 60 (8.58%) Degree
4 24 (3.43%) DV Cleared
5 13 (1.86%) CISM
5 13 (1.86%) CISSP
6 10 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.43%) ISTQB
7 9 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.29%) ISEB
8 8 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (1.00%) CCIE
9 7 (1.00%) CCNA
9 7 (1.00%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.86%) CCDP
11 4 (0.57%) CCDE
11 4 (0.57%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 4 (0.57%) CCNP
11 4 (0.57%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (7.44%) QA
2 14 (2.00%) SLA
3 11 (1.57%) ISO 20022
3 11 (1.57%) TARGET2
4 10 (1.43%) PCI DSS
5 8 (1.14%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.86%) GDPR
7 4 (0.57%) GxP
7 4 (0.57%) RMADS
7 4 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.43%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (0.43%) HL7
8 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.43%) NCSC
9 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.14%) PMO
9 1 (0.14%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 60 (8.58%) Docker
2 22 (3.15%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.86%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.57%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.43%) NFS
8 2 (0.29%) LXC
8 2 (0.29%) Samba
8 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.14%) iptables
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 63 (9.01%) Kubernetes
2 38 (5.44%) Ansible
3 21 (3.00%) Puppet
4 19 (2.72%) Oracle Identity Management
4 19 (2.72%) Terraform
5 15 (2.15%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.72%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.57%) Control-M
9 4 (0.57%) Kibana
9 4 (0.57%) logstash
10 3 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 3 (0.43%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.29%) HP NNM
11 2 (0.29%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 2 (0.29%) HP SiteScope
11 2 (0.29%) HP UCMDB
11 2 (0.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 184 (26.32%) Oracle
2 129 (18.45%) Microsoft
3 52 (7.44%) Google
4 41 (5.87%) Dell
5 38 (5.44%) Red Hat
6 29 (4.15%) SAP
7 28 (4.01%) IBM
8 20 (2.86%) VMware
9 17 (2.43%) MuleSoft
10 16 (2.29%) Cisco
11 15 (2.15%) WSO2
12 13 (1.86%) Sparx
13 9 (1.29%) DevExpress
13 9 (1.29%) RedGate
13 9 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (1.29%) Sitecore
14 8 (1.14%) BMC
14 8 (1.14%) HP
14 8 (1.14%) Perforce
14 8 (1.14%) ServiceNow