Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 140 100
Rank change year-on-year +13 -40 -9
Contract jobs citing SOA 1,942 1,728 2,413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.93% 1.83% 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.18% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,397 1,130 1,576
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £320
90th Percentile £620 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £450 £460
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.17% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 20 27
UK median hourly rate - £47.00 £49.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.08% +3.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 £47.75
% change year-on-year - +9.95% +0.53%

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 85,325 79,198 89,420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.71% 83.79% 82.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,012 52,465 58,154
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,051 2,203 2,639
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +3.09% +21.25%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.26 £11.38
90th Percentile £50.60 £49.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.29 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -2.84% -3.85% +23.81%

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 19 February 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
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 19 February 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 +6 1,701 £500 +5.26% 431
UK excluding London +29 1,073 £480 +6.67% 252
London -13 825 £500 +3.09% 205
South East +3 298 £485 +7.78% 80
East of England +2 229 £513 +7.89% 35
North of England +32 181 £434 -6.22% 69
Scotland +24 168 £400 +8.11% 18
Midlands +40 122 £500 +11.04% 26
Yorkshire +13 97 £428 -14.50% 26
West Midlands +19 66 £500 +8.05% 12
North West -8 66 £425 -8.11% 33
East Midlands +33 55 £525 +32.08% 14
South West +10 41 £463 +2.78% 16
North East +51 23 £400 +17.65% 10
Northern Ireland +6 19 £450 - 2
Wales +4 19 £488 +58.54% 6

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 1,100 (56.64%) Agile Software Development
2 820 (42.22%) Java
3 580 (29.87%) Web Services
4 560 (28.84%) TDD
5 526 (27.09%) Oracle
6 507 (26.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 481 (24.77%) Finance
8 471 (24.25%) Scrum
9 448 (23.07%) Microservices
10 430 (22.14%) XML
11 390 (20.08%) JavaScript
12 389 (20.03%) .NET
13 381 (19.62%) SOAP
14 370 (19.05%) Spring
15 361 (18.59%) SQL
16 352 (18.13%) RESTful
17 342 (17.61%) REST
18 335 (17.25%) Git (software)
19 304 (15.65%) Continuous Integration
20 299 (15.40%) C#
21 276 (14.21%) HTML
21 276 (14.21%) MVC
22 265 (13.65%) Middleware
23 263 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
24 254 (13.08%) Maven
25 253 (13.03%) DevOps
26 250 (12.87%) Linux
27 248 (12.77%) Jenkins
28 244 (12.56%) JSON
29 239 (12.31%) 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
1 507 (26.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 162 (8.34%) JBoss
3 146 (7.52%) Confluence
4 104 (5.36%) WebLogic
5 93 (4.79%) Oracle Service Bus
6 88 (4.53%) WebSphere
7 86 (4.43%) Elasticsearch
8 81 (4.17%) Mule
9 51 (2.63%) CMS
10 50 (2.57%) Tomcat
11 45 (2.32%) Apache
12 31 (1.60%) Sitecore CMS
13 28 (1.44%) Apache Solr
14 27 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
15 25 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
15 25 (1.29%) SharePoint
16 23 (1.18%) Mule ESB
16 23 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
17 22 (1.13%) NServiceBus
17 22 (1.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (0.62%) MS Visio
2 10 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
4 7 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.21%) HipChat
6 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (0.10%) Simulink
8 1 (0.051%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.051%) InVision
8 1 (0.051%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 65 (3.35%) Oracle BPM
2 44 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
3 38 (1.96%) Payment Gateway
4 28 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
5 27 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
6 22 (1.13%) BusinessWorks
6 22 (1.13%) Oracle EBS R12
7 16 (0.82%) Siebel CRM
8 14 (0.72%) Oracle Utilities
9 10 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
10 9 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 7 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
12 6 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
13 4 (0.21%) Oracle TCA
13 4 (0.21%) RMDS
14 3 (0.15%) Lawson
15 2 (0.10%) Actimize
15 2 (0.10%) Magento
15 2 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
15 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 263 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 239 (12.31%) Amazon AWS
3 86 (4.43%) SaaS
4 82 (4.22%) Cloud Computing
5 67 (3.45%) PaaS
6 64 (3.30%) IaaS
7 41 (2.11%) GitHub
8 31 (1.60%) Serverless
9 29 (1.49%) OpenShift
10 19 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (0.98%) Boomi
10 19 (0.98%) npm
11 16 (0.82%) Slack
12 15 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
13 14 (0.72%) Amazon SQS
13 14 (0.72%) Heroku
14 13 (0.67%) Trello
15 12 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
16 11 (0.57%) Algolia
16 11 (0.57%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (4.38%) HTTP
2 64 (3.30%) SSL
3 44 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 27 (1.39%) FTP
5 18 (0.93%) Firewall
6 17 (0.88%) Internet
7 13 (0.67%) SMTP
8 10 (0.51%) HTTPS
8 10 (0.51%) SAN
9 8 (0.41%) DNS
9 8 (0.41%) SMS
9 8 (0.41%) WAN
10 7 (0.36%) AMQP
10 7 (0.36%) LAN
10 7 (0.36%) VPN
11 5 (0.26%) Kerberos
11 5 (0.26%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (0.21%) CTI
12 4 (0.21%) Network Security
13 3 (0.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 145 (7.47%) Relational Database
3 140 (7.21%) Oracle Database
4 117 (6.02%) NoSQL
5 104 (5.36%) MongoDB
6 89 (4.58%) MySQL
7 64 (3.30%) Hadoop
8 62 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
9 58 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
10 52 (2.68%) RDBMS
11 49 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
12 46 (2.37%) Big Data
13 43 (2.21%) Redis
14 41 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
15 38 (1.96%) DB2
15 38 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
16 36 (1.85%) Endeca
17 27 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 26 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
18 26 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 335 (17.25%) Git (software)
2 254 (13.08%) Maven
3 248 (12.77%) Jenkins
4 213 (10.97%) JIRA
5 126 (6.49%) JUnit
6 117 (6.02%) Subversion
7 94 (4.84%) Cucumber
8 91 (4.69%) Mockito
9 72 (3.71%) Eclipse
10 71 (3.66%) Selenium
11 69 (3.55%) SoapUI
12 57 (2.94%) Ant
13 50 (2.57%) TeamCity
14 49 (2.52%) gulp
15 46 (2.37%) Grunt
15 46 (2.37%) IntelliJ
16 42 (2.16%) Gradle
17 39 (2.01%) Octopus Deploy
18 37 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
19 36 (1.85%) GitLab
General
1 481 (24.77%) Finance
2 189 (9.73%) Banking
3 113 (5.82%) Telecoms
4 102 (5.25%) Marketing
5 91 (4.69%) Retail
6 81 (4.17%) Manufacturing
7 73 (3.76%) Electronics
8 30 (1.54%) Investment Banking
9 29 (1.49%) Games
10 19 (0.98%) Law
11 13 (0.67%) Billing
12 12 (0.62%) Advertising
13 11 (0.57%) Publishing
14 10 (0.51%) Legal
15 9 (0.46%) Front Office
15 9 (0.46%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.31%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.26%) Automotive
18 4 (0.21%) Local Government
19 2 (0.10%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 906 (46.65%) Developer
2 504 (25.95%) Architect
3 335 (17.25%) Java Developer
4 253 (13.03%) Solutions Architect
5 185 (9.53%) Senior Developer
6 145 (7.47%) .NET Developer
7 109 (5.61%) C# Developer
8 82 (4.22%) Technical Architect
9 77 (3.96%) SOA Developer
10 73 (3.76%) Agile Developer
10 73 (3.76%) Digital Architect
11 72 (3.71%) Senior Java Developer
12 71 (3.66%) Integration Developer
13 69 (3.55%) Designer
14 63 (3.24%) DevOps Engineer
15 62 (3.19%) Tester
16 61 (3.14%) Analyst
16 61 (3.14%) Digital Solutions Architect
17 56 (2.88%) Consultant
18 55 (2.83%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 580 (29.87%) Web Services
2 430 (22.14%) XML
3 389 (20.03%) .NET
4 381 (19.62%) SOAP
5 370 (19.05%) Spring
6 352 (18.13%) RESTful
7 342 (17.61%) REST
8 276 (14.21%) HTML
9 265 (13.65%) Middleware
10 244 (12.56%) JSON
11 233 (12.00%) AngularJS
12 203 (10.45%) CSS
13 186 (9.58%) J2EE
14 183 (9.42%) Hibernate
15 177 (9.11%) XSLT
16 172 (8.86%) HTML5
17 165 (8.50%) React
18 147 (7.57%) ASP.NET
19 138 (7.11%) JMS
20 135 (6.95%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 145 (7.47%) Enterprise Software
2 129 (6.64%) Greenfield Project
3 84 (4.33%) Computer Science
4 82 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
5 74 (3.81%) User Experience
6 69 (3.55%) Mobile App
7 35 (1.80%) iPad
8 34 (1.75%) N-Tier
9 32 (1.65%) DataPower
10 26 (1.34%) Algorithms
10 26 (1.34%) Mainframe
10 26 (1.34%) Social Media
11 25 (1.29%) Public Cloud
12 21 (1.08%) Clustering
13 19 (0.98%) Data Centre
13 19 (0.98%) Management Information System
13 19 (0.98%) Virtual Team
14 18 (0.93%) PKI
15 17 (0.88%) Online Games
16 16 (0.82%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 250 (12.87%) Linux
2 132 (6.80%) Unix
3 91 (4.69%) Windows
4 80 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (0.98%) Mac OS X
6 18 (0.93%) AIX
7 17 (0.88%) Solaris
8 16 (0.82%) Windows Server
9 15 (0.77%) Android
10 14 (0.72%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.36%) HPUX
12 4 (0.21%) CentOS
12 4 (0.21%) SUSE
13 2 (0.10%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.10%) zOS
14 1 (0.051%) Debian
14 1 (0.051%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.051%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.051%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,100 (56.64%) Agile Software Development
2 560 (28.84%) TDD
3 471 (24.25%) Scrum
4 448 (23.07%) Microservices
5 304 (15.65%) Continuous Integration
6 276 (14.21%) MVC
7 253 (13.03%) DevOps
8 209 (10.76%) BDD
9 193 (9.94%) Test Automation
10 182 (9.37%) Mentoring
11 180 (9.27%) OO
12 177 (9.11%) Kanban
13 161 (8.29%) E-Commerce
14 149 (7.67%) TOGAF
15 148 (7.62%) Software Engineering
16 141 (7.26%) Open Source
17 138 (7.11%) Configuration Management
17 138 (7.11%) SDLC
18 127 (6.54%) SOLID
19 124 (6.39%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 820 (42.22%) Java
2 390 (20.08%) JavaScript
3 361 (18.59%) SQL
4 299 (15.40%) C#
5 117 (6.02%) XPath
6 108 (5.56%) Python
7 102 (5.25%) PL/SQL
8 61 (3.14%) Groovy
9 49 (2.52%) Scala
10 46 (2.37%) T-SQL
11 34 (1.75%) C++
12 32 (1.65%) PHP
13 31 (1.60%) C
14 30 (1.54%) Perl
15 27 (1.39%) Ruby
16 23 (1.18%) PowerShell
17 22 (1.13%) Shell Script
18 20 (1.03%) Bash Shell
19 19 (0.98%) GraphQL
19 19 (0.98%) R
Qualifications
1 164 (8.44%) Degree
2 69 (3.55%) Security Cleared
3 66 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 45 (2.32%) SC Cleared
5 21 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.46%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.36%) IBM Certification
7 7 (0.36%) ISEB
7 7 (0.36%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.31%) CISSP
8 6 (0.31%) MCSD
9 5 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.26%) MCP
10 4 (0.21%) CISM
10 4 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.15%) MCSE
11 3 (0.15%) OCPJP
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.10%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (6.39%) QA
2 39 (2.01%) PCI DSS
3 24 (1.24%) GDPR
4 10 (0.51%) COBIT
5 7 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.31%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.21%) SLA
9 3 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.15%) ISO 20022
9 3 (0.15%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.10%) PSD2
10 2 (0.10%) RosettaNet
11 1 (0.051%) FATCA
11 1 (0.051%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.051%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.051%) HL7
11 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.051%) MiFID
System Software
1 136 (7.00%) Docker
2 16 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.15%) Varnish
7 3 (0.15%) vSphere
8 2 (0.10%) HDFS
8 2 (0.10%) IAG
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle Clusterware
8 2 (0.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 157 (8.08%) Puppet
2 92 (4.74%) Ansible
3 76 (3.91%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (1.91%) Single Sign-On
5 36 (1.85%) ZABBIX
6 34 (1.75%) Kubernetes
7 19 (0.98%) OpenView
8 18 (0.93%) HP SiteScope
8 18 (0.93%) Terraform
9 17 (0.88%) Grafana
10 15 (0.77%) Kibana
10 15 (0.77%) MOM
11 14 (0.72%) CA Single Sign-On
12 13 (0.67%) Ambari
13 12 (0.62%) StatsD
14 11 (0.57%) OpenSSO
15 10 (0.51%) Consul
15 10 (0.51%) Salt
15 10 (0.51%) TIBCO Hawk
16 8 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 526 (27.09%) Oracle
2 162 (8.34%) Microsoft
3 108 (5.56%) IBM
3 108 (5.56%) SAP
4 84 (4.33%) Red Hat
5 76 (3.91%) WSO2
6 61 (3.14%) MuleSoft
7 48 (2.47%) TIBCO
8 47 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
9 42 (2.16%) ATG
10 41 (2.11%) Splunk
11 35 (1.80%) Sitecore
12 34 (1.75%) HP
13 31 (1.60%) New Relic
14 28 (1.44%) Atlassian
15 24 (1.24%) Sybase
16 23 (1.18%) Google
17 21 (1.08%) Dell
18 20 (1.03%) Cisco
18 20 (1.03%) webMethods