Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 834 772 836
Rank change year-on-year -62 +64 +10
Contract jobs citing Solace 45 110 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.11% 0.056%
As % of the Vendors category 0.10% 0.26% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 95 49
UK median daily rate £550 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -3.51%
10th Percentile £413 £505 £410
90th Percentile £678 £688 £710
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £550 -
% change year-on-year -21.27% - -
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 43,030 42,675 47,932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.05% 42.95% 45.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,634 26,370 29,298
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £242 £240
90th Percentile £625 £620 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,646 1,386 1,711
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £17.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.43% +2.34% -2.29%
10th Percentile £10.78 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.75 £45.22 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.99% +2.03% -2.94%

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 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solace in the UK

Solace
Top 7 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 21 October 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 -70 42 £550 -8.33% 2
London -88 40 £550 -8.33% 2
UK excluding London -16 5 £433 -21.27% 2
Northern Ireland - 3 £433 -
North of England - 1 £538 -
North East - 1 £538 -
South East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 34 (75.56%) Java
2 27 (60.00%) Oracle
3 22 (48.89%) Linux
4 20 (44.44%) SQL
5 18 (40.00%) Spring
6 17 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (37.78%) Banking
7 16 (35.56%) Maven
7 16 (35.56%) Git (software)
7 16 (35.56%) Jenkins
8 15 (33.33%) Multithreading
8 15 (33.33%) Finance
8 15 (33.33%) Hibernate
9 14 (31.11%) Tomcat
9 14 (31.11%) TIBCO
9 14 (31.11%) Middleware
10 13 (28.89%) RabbitMQ
11 12 (26.67%) Spring Boot
11 12 (26.67%) JMS
12 11 (24.44%) Python
12 11 (24.44%) XML
12 11 (24.44%) ActiveMQ
13 10 (22.22%) JSON
13 10 (22.22%) JIRA
13 10 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (22.22%) Web Services
13 10 (22.22%) JDBC
13 10 (22.22%) OO
13 10 (22.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (22.22%) DevOps

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 14 (31.11%) Tomcat
2 8 (17.78%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (13.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (11.11%) Apache
5 3 (6.67%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.22%) GemFire
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (17.78%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (17.78%) Amazon Kinesis
2 8 (17.78%) AWS CodePipeline
3 7 (15.56%) Amazon S3
3 7 (15.56%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (15.56%) AWS Lambda
3 7 (15.56%) Serverless
3 7 (15.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (13.33%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) FTP
2 5 (11.11%) BIG-IP
3 4 (8.89%) DNS
4 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) Amazon Aurora
1 8 (17.78%) MySQL
2 7 (15.56%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (15.56%) Redis
3 5 (11.11%) KDB
3 5 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
5 3 (6.67%) NoSQL
6 2 (4.44%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (4.44%) Hadoop
6 2 (4.44%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (4.44%) Parquet
6 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.22%) Big Data
7 1 (2.22%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 16 (35.56%) Git (software)
1 16 (35.56%) Jenkins
1 16 (35.56%) Maven
2 10 (22.22%) JIRA
3 7 (15.56%) Ant
3 7 (15.56%) Checkstyle
3 7 (15.56%) Subversion
4 5 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 4 (8.89%) JUnit
5 4 (8.89%) Mockito
5 4 (8.89%) TeamCity
6 3 (6.67%) Spock
6 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
7 2 (4.44%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (2.22%) CA Release Automation
8 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.22%) FishEye
8 1 (2.22%) JBehave
8 1 (2.22%) VisualVM
General
1 17 (37.78%) Banking
2 15 (33.33%) Finance
3 8 (17.78%) Front Office
4 4 (8.89%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.44%) Back Office
6 1 (2.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 30 (66.67%) Developer
2 16 (35.56%) Java Developer
3 9 (20.00%) C++ Developer
4 8 (17.78%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Senior Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Java Pricing Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Linux Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Pricing Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Site Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Data Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Senior C++ Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Angular Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Core Java Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Front Office Developer
8 2 (4.44%) HTML Developer
8 2 (4.44%) J2EE Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Java Developer
9 1 (2.22%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.00%) Spring
2 15 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 14 (31.11%) Middleware
4 13 (28.89%) RabbitMQ
5 12 (26.67%) JMS
5 12 (26.67%) Spring Boot
6 11 (24.44%) ActiveMQ
6 11 (24.44%) XML
7 10 (22.22%) JDBC
7 10 (22.22%) JSON
7 10 (22.22%) Web Services
8 9 (20.00%) J2EE
8 9 (20.00%) REST
8 9 (20.00%) XSD
9 7 (15.56%) SAML
10 6 (13.33%) Apache Camel
10 6 (13.33%) Drools
10 6 (13.33%) FIX Protocol
10 6 (13.33%) JavaBeans
11 5 (11.11%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (17.78%) Derivative
3 7 (15.56%) Fintech
4 6 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (11.11%) Equity Derivative
5 5 (11.11%) Fixed Income
6 3 (6.67%) Algorithms
6 3 (6.67%) Equities
7 2 (4.44%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (48.89%) Linux
2 8 (17.78%) Unix
3 6 (13.33%) Solaris
4 2 (4.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 10 (22.22%) DevOps
3 10 (22.22%) OO
3 10 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 8 (17.78%) Low Latency
5 8 (17.78%) Microservices
5 8 (17.78%) Risk Management
5 8 (17.78%) Unit Testing
6 7 (15.56%) BDD
6 7 (15.56%) Creative Thinking
6 7 (15.56%) SOA
6 7 (15.56%) TDD
6 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
7 6 (13.33%) Code Coverage
7 6 (13.33%) Electronic Trading
7 6 (13.33%) Fund Management
7 6 (13.33%) Investment Management
7 6 (13.33%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 34 (75.56%) Java
2 20 (44.44%) SQL
3 11 (24.44%) Python
4 9 (20.00%) C++
4 9 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 9 (20.00%) XPath
5 7 (15.56%) Scala
6 6 (13.33%) T-SQL
7 5 (11.11%) C#
7 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 4 (8.89%) Ruby
9 3 (6.67%) C
9 3 (6.67%) Korn
9 3 (6.67%) Shell Script
9 3 (6.67%) VBA
10 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.22%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (11.11%) Ansible
2 5 (11.11%) Control-M
2 5 (11.11%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (2.22%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (2.22%) CA Wily
3 1 (2.22%) logstash
Vendors
1 27 (60.00%) Oracle
2 14 (31.11%) TIBCO
3 6 (13.33%) Sybase
4 5 (11.11%) F5
4 5 (11.11%) Talarian
5 2 (4.44%) Bloomberg
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.44%) Reuters
5 2 (4.44%) Splunk
6 1 (2.22%) AppDynamics
6 1 (2.22%) CA
6 1 (2.22%) IBM
6 1 (2.22%) Perforce
6 1 (2.22%) Sun