Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 24 November 2017 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)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 40 33
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7 +3
Contract jobs citing SOA 8 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.81% 1.72% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 2.22% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Watford median daily rate £525 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +25.00% +53.85%
10th Percentile £451 £500 £375
90th Percentile £538 £500 £425
Hertfordshire median daily rate £525 £456 £500
% change year-on-year +15.07% -8.75% +36.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -

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 advertised in Watford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 385 225 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 87.30% 77.59% 72.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 111 80
Watford median daily rate £425 £400 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +7.38% -0.67%
10th Percentile £224 £205 £212
90th Percentile £588 £531 £504
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 11
Watford median hourly rate £18.00 £14.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.32% +9.62% +4.00%
10th Percentile £14.45 £12.75 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £15.50 £37.50
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.00 £32.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year -41.09% +53.57% +31.25%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Watford

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for SOA.

1 5 (62.50%) WebSphere Application Server
1 5 (62.50%) Client/Server
1 5 (62.50%) IBM
1 5 (62.50%) Middleware
1 5 (62.50%) DataPower
1 5 (62.50%) WebSphere
1 5 (62.50%) IBM Integration Bus
2 4 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) CSS
3 3 (37.50%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) IntelliJ
3 3 (37.50%) MVC
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Domain-Driven Design
3 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (37.50%) HTML5
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 3 (37.50%) MongoDB
3 3 (37.50%) Web Application Development
3 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
3 3 (37.50%) Grunt
3 3 (37.50%) Play Framework
3 3 (37.50%) Scalatra
3 3 (37.50%) New Relic
3 3 (37.50%) Microservices
3 3 (37.50%) React
3 3 (37.50%) Spring Boot

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 5 (62.50%) WebSphere
1 5 (62.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (37.50%) Grunt
1 3 (37.50%) gulp
1 3 (37.50%) IntelliJ
General
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
1 4 (50.00%) WebSphere Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) IBM Integration Bus
1 5 (62.50%) Middleware
2 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
2 3 (37.50%) CSS
2 3 (37.50%) Dropwizard
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) HTML5
2 3 (37.50%) Hystrix
2 3 (37.50%) Play Framework
2 3 (37.50%) React
2 3 (37.50%) Scalatra
2 3 (37.50%) Spring
2 3 (37.50%) Spring Boot
2 3 (37.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Client/Server
1 5 (62.50%) DataPower
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) BDD
1 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (37.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
1 3 (37.50%) Domain-Driven Design
1 3 (37.50%) Front End Development
1 3 (37.50%) Kanban
1 3 (37.50%) Microservices
1 3 (37.50%) MVC
1 3 (37.50%) Pair Programming
1 3 (37.50%) Refactoring
1 3 (37.50%) Scrum
1 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
1 3 (37.50%) SOLID
1 3 (37.50%) TDD
1 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
1 3 (37.50%) Web Application Development
1 3 (37.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) Groovy
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) IBM
2 3 (37.50%) New Relic