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 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 - 29
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.24% - 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% - 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £438 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -11.11% +10.83%  

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 139 100 140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 86.34% 71.94% 88.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 50 64
Median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £9.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Watford over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 June 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%) Middleware
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (37.50%) Retail
4 2 (25.00%) Data Management
4 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (25.00%) Google
4 2 (25.00%) IBM
4 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (25.00%) TIBCO
4 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (25.00%) Open Source
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (25.00%) Release Management
4 2 (25.00%) Atlassian
4 2 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite

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 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
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%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) Grunt
1 1 (12.50%) gulp
1 1 (12.50%) IntelliJ
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) JMeter
1 1 (12.50%) JUnit
1 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
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%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tester
3 1 (12.50%) SOA Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) Middleware
2 2 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) Dropwizard
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) HTML5
3 1 (12.50%) Hystrix
3 1 (12.50%) JMS
3 1 (12.50%) Play Framework
3 1 (12.50%) React
3 1 (12.50%) Scalatra
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Data Management
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Release Management
3 2 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
4 1 (12.50%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Groovy
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Atlassian
1 2 (25.00%) Google
1 2 (25.00%) IBM
1 2 (25.00%) MuleSoft
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) TIBCO
1 2 (25.00%) WSO2
2 1 (12.50%) New Relic