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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 17 19 25
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6  
Contract jobs citing SOA 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 4.96% 3.13% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.25% 3.90% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Median daily rate £463 £305 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +51.63% -39.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.39 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.65% +41.44%  

SOA is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 96 77 94
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 79.34% 80.21% 75.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 41 46
Median daily rate £463 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.12% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Median hourly rate £15.50 £37.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.66% +102.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford citing SOA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 4 (50.00%) Middleware
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) IBM
2 3 (37.50%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (25.00%) Release Management
3 2 (25.00%) Atlassian
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (25.00%) G Suite
3 2 (25.00%) WSO2
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) MuleSoft
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (25.00%) TIBCO
3 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (25.00%) Java

SOA
Top Related 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 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) G Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) SOA Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce Architect
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Java Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Java Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) SOA Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Middleware
2 3 (37.50%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (25.00%) J2EE
4 1 (12.50%) JMS
4 1 (12.50%) JSON
4 1 (12.50%) RESTful
4 1 (12.50%) SOAP
4 1 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Data Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Open Source
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Release Management
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Test Management
2 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (12.50%) Database Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) Atlassian
2 2 (25.00%) Google
2 2 (25.00%) MuleSoft
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) TIBCO
2 2 (25.00%) WSO2