Period
to 22 July 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Solace products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Solace over the 6 months to 22 July 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Solace Systems.

Solace
UK
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 860 783 872
Rank change year-on-year -77 +89 -37
Contract jobs citing Solace 41 77 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.080% 0.021%
As % of the Vendors category 0.095% 0.18% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 62 19
UK median daily rate £600 £568 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.73% +8.10% -8.70%
10th Percentile £450 £464 £363
90th Percentile £719 £795 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Solace is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43,214 42,070 49,127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.82% 43.85% 44.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,805 25,705 30,113
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,597 1,433 1,623
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.22 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.28 £17.45
% change year-on-year +1.35% -6.70% +2.65%

Solace
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Solace as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Solace in the UK

Solace
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solace.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solace in the UK

Solace
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solace over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solace in the UK

Solace
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solace within the UK over the 6 months to 22 July 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 -78 41 £600 +5.73% 7
London -74 40 £600 +5.73% 7
UK excluding London -23 1 - -
South East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Solace 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 Solace.

1 30 (73.17%) Java
2 19 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (43.90%) Middleware
4 17 (41.46%) SQL
4 17 (41.46%) Linux
5 16 (39.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (39.02%) Spring
6 15 (36.59%) Finance
7 14 (34.15%) Multithreading
8 13 (31.71%) Banking
8 13 (31.71%) Oracle
9 12 (29.27%) TIBCO
9 12 (29.27%) Git (software)
10 11 (26.83%) Low Latency
10 11 (26.83%) Maven
11 10 (24.39%) J2EE
11 10 (24.39%) OO
11 10 (24.39%) Spring Boot
11 10 (24.39%) Test Automation
11 10 (24.39%) Jenkins
12 9 (21.95%) C++
12 9 (21.95%) Tomcat
12 9 (21.95%) JMS
12 9 (21.95%) JIRA
12 9 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (19.51%) Derivative
13 8 (19.51%) Hibernate
13 8 (19.51%) Front Office
13 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
13 8 (19.51%) RabbitMQ

Solace
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 9 (21.95%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.32%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (4.88%) Apache
4 1 (2.44%) GemFire
4 1 (2.44%) JBoss
4 1 (2.44%) Mule
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.32%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (7.32%) Amazon Kinesis
2 3 (7.32%) OpenShift
3 2 (4.88%) Amazon S3
3 2 (4.88%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (4.88%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (4.88%) Serverless
3 2 (4.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (2.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) BIG-IP
2 2 (4.88%) FTP
3 1 (2.44%) DNS
3 1 (2.44%) Firewall
3 1 (2.44%) LAN
3 1 (2.44%) SAN
3 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) MongoDB
2 6 (14.63%) KDB
3 5 (12.20%) MySQL
3 5 (12.20%) Oracle Database
3 5 (12.20%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (12.20%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
5 3 (7.32%) Amazon Aurora
5 3 (7.32%) NoSQL
5 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.88%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (4.88%) Redis
7 1 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (2.44%) Big Data
7 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.44%) Neo4j
7 1 (2.44%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (2.44%) Parquet
7 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (29.27%) Git (software)
2 11 (26.83%) Maven
3 10 (24.39%) Jenkins
4 9 (21.95%) JIRA
5 5 (12.20%) SoapUI
6 4 (9.76%) Subversion
7 3 (7.32%) Checkstyle
7 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
8 2 (4.88%) Ant
8 2 (4.88%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (2.44%) CA Release Automation
9 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.44%) FishEye
9 1 (2.44%) JBehave
9 1 (2.44%) JUnit
9 1 (2.44%) Mockito
9 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.44%) VisualVM
General
1 15 (36.59%) Finance
2 13 (31.71%) Banking
3 8 (19.51%) Front Office
4 3 (7.32%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Automotive
5 1 (2.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 30 (73.17%) Developer
2 15 (36.59%) Java Developer
3 8 (19.51%) C++ Developer
3 8 (19.51%) Senior Developer
4 6 (14.63%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (9.76%) HTML Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Java Pricing Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Linux Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Pricing Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Architect
6 3 (7.32%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Angular Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Core Java Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Data Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Front Office Developer
7 2 (4.88%) J2EE Developer
7 2 (4.88%) React Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior React Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (43.90%) Middleware
2 16 (39.02%) Spring
3 10 (24.39%) J2EE
3 10 (24.39%) Spring Boot
4 9 (21.95%) JMS
5 8 (19.51%) Hibernate
5 8 (19.51%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (19.51%) REST
6 7 (17.07%) AngularJS
6 7 (17.07%) Web Services
7 6 (14.63%) ActiveMQ
7 6 (14.63%) FIX Protocol
7 6 (14.63%) HTML
7 6 (14.63%) HTML5
7 6 (14.63%) JSON
8 5 (12.20%) Akka
8 5 (12.20%) Apache CXF
8 5 (12.20%) Apache OpenJPA
8 5 (12.20%) Node.js
8 5 (12.20%) React
Miscellaneous
1 16 (39.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (19.51%) Derivative
3 6 (14.63%) Fixed Income
4 5 (12.20%) Equity Derivative
5 3 (7.32%) Equities
5 3 (7.32%) User Experience
6 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (4.88%) Fintech
6 2 (4.88%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (41.46%) Linux
2 7 (17.07%) Solaris
3 6 (14.63%) Unix
4 4 (9.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (34.15%) Multithreading
3 11 (26.83%) Low Latency
4 10 (24.39%) OO
4 10 (24.39%) Test Automation
5 9 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (19.51%) Microservices
6 8 (19.51%) Multithreaded Programming
7 7 (17.07%) Risk Management
8 5 (12.20%) DevOps
8 5 (12.20%) Performance Testing
8 5 (12.20%) Regression Testing
8 5 (12.20%) TDD
9 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
9 4 (9.76%) Unit Testing
10 3 (7.32%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (7.32%) Electronic Trading
10 3 (7.32%) RAD
10 3 (7.32%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 30 (73.17%) Java
2 17 (41.46%) SQL
3 9 (21.95%) C++
4 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
5 6 (14.63%) Scala
6 5 (12.20%) C#
7 4 (9.76%) Python
7 4 (9.76%) VBA
8 3 (7.32%) TypeScript
9 2 (4.88%) Java 8
9 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
9 2 (4.88%) XPath
10 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.44%) C
10 1 (2.44%) Korn
10 1 (2.44%) Perl
10 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Docker
2 1 (2.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) Ansible
1 5 (12.20%) Control-M
1 5 (12.20%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (7.32%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.44%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (2.44%) CA Wily
3 1 (2.44%) logstash
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) Oracle
2 12 (29.27%) TIBCO
3 8 (19.51%) Talarian
4 5 (12.20%) F5
4 5 (12.20%) Sybase
5 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.88%) Bloomberg
6 2 (4.88%) Reuters
6 2 (4.88%) Splunk
7 1 (2.44%) AppDynamics
7 1 (2.44%) CA
7 1 (2.44%) IBM
7 1 (2.44%) MuleSoft
7 1 (2.44%) Perforce
7 1 (2.44%) StreamBase