The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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)
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 58 108
Rank change year-on-year -34 +50  
Contract jobs citing SOA 28 99 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.39% 3.51% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 4.05% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 71 25
Median daily rate £380 £470 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.14% +7.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £368 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1705 2446 2463
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 84.49% 86.68% 83.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1120 1705 1719
Median daily rate £413 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +16.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £570 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 37 56
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.90 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.31% +1.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.16 £10.76 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.27 £26.90 £45.00
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 Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Yorkshire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Yorkshire

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in Yorkshire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -39 13 £338 -28.94% 18
South Yorkshire +3 7 £400 -15.78% 3
North Yorkshire 0 1 - - 2
SOA
England

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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 38 (49.35%) Java
2 35 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (25.97%) JavaScript
3 20 (25.97%) Oracle
3 20 (25.97%) SQL Server
3 20 (25.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 19 (24.68%) SOAP
5 18 (23.38%) Web Services
5 18 (23.38%) SQL
6 16 (20.78%) Spring
7 15 (19.48%) XML
8 14 (18.18%) OO
8 14 (18.18%) .NET
8 14 (18.18%) Retail
9 13 (16.88%) TDD
9 13 (16.88%) Finance
9 13 (16.88%) JSON
10 12 (15.58%) REST
10 12 (15.58%) Scrum
10 12 (15.58%) MVC
10 12 (15.58%) Microservices
11 11 (14.29%) J2EE
11 11 (14.29%) Open Source
12 10 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (11.69%) SDLC
13 9 (11.69%) Domain Models
13 9 (11.69%) MongoDB
13 9 (11.69%) NoSQL
13 9 (11.69%) T-SQL
13 9 (11.69%) UML

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 20 (25.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (9.09%) CMS
3 5 (6.49%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (5.19%) Apache Solr
4 4 (5.19%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (3.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (2.60%) Mule
7 1 (1.30%) Alfresco
7 1 (1.30%) Apache
7 1 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.30%) Documentum
7 1 (1.30%) Drupal
7 1 (1.30%) FileNet
7 1 (1.30%) Liferay
7 1 (1.30%) LiveCycle
7 1 (1.30%) LiveLink
7 1 (1.30%) Mule ESB
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.30%) SAP CAR
2 1 (1.30%) SAP POS DM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) SaaS
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.90%) PaaS
4 2 (2.60%) IaaS
5 1 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.30%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.79%) Internet
2 5 (6.49%) Extranet
2 5 (6.49%) Intranet
3 1 (1.30%) HTTP
3 1 (1.30%) LDAP
3 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.97%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.69%) MongoDB
2 9 (11.69%) NoSQL
3 6 (7.79%) Oracle Database
4 5 (6.49%) OLAP
4 5 (6.49%) OLTP
4 5 (6.49%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (5.19%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (5.19%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.60%) Big Data
6 2 (2.60%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.60%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.60%) MySQL
6 2 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.60%) QlikView
6 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.30%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.30%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.19%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.19%) JUnit
2 4 (5.19%) Maven
2 4 (5.19%) Mockito
2 4 (5.19%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (3.90%) Gradle
3 3 (3.90%) jMock
3 3 (3.90%) Subversion
4 2 (2.60%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.60%) IntelliJ
4 2 (2.60%) JIRA
4 2 (2.60%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.60%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (18.18%) Retail
2 13 (16.88%) Finance
3 3 (3.90%) Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 36 (46.75%) Developer
2 33 (42.86%) Architect
3 26 (33.77%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (16.88%) Java Developer
5 9 (11.69%) Senior Architect
6 7 (9.09%) .NET Developer
6 7 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
6 7 (9.09%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.19%) Scala Developer
7 4 (5.19%) SOA Architect
8 3 (3.90%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (3.90%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (3.90%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.90%) C# Software Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Digital Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Technical Leader
9 2 (2.60%) Senior Digital Architect
9 2 (2.60%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.68%) SOAP
2 18 (23.38%) Web Services
3 16 (20.78%) Spring
4 15 (19.48%) XML
5 14 (18.18%) .NET
6 13 (16.88%) JSON
7 12 (15.58%) REST
8 11 (14.29%) J2EE
9 7 (9.09%) Java EE
10 6 (7.79%) AngularJS
10 6 (7.79%) jQuery
11 5 (6.49%) Ajax
11 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET
11 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (6.49%) JAXB
11 5 (6.49%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (6.49%) Middleware
11 5 (6.49%) Node.js
11 5 (6.49%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (7.79%) Virtual Team
4 4 (5.19%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.90%) User Experience
6 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.60%) FMCG
6 2 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.30%) Fintech
7 1 (1.30%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.30%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.30%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.49%) Unix
1 5 (6.49%) Windows
2 3 (3.90%) Linux
3 2 (2.60%) Android
4 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (18.18%) OO
3 13 (16.88%) TDD
4 12 (15.58%) Microservices
4 12 (15.58%) MVC
4 12 (15.58%) Scrum
5 11 (14.29%) Open Source
6 9 (11.69%) Domain Models
6 9 (11.69%) SDLC
6 9 (11.69%) UML
7 7 (9.09%) DevOps
8 6 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (7.79%) Data Modelling
8 6 (7.79%) OOP
9 5 (6.49%) B2B
9 5 (6.49%) B2C
9 5 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (6.49%) Kanban
9 5 (6.49%) Project Management
9 5 (6.49%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 38 (49.35%) Java
2 20 (25.97%) JavaScript
3 18 (23.38%) SQL
4 9 (11.69%) T-SQL
5 7 (9.09%) C#
6 6 (7.79%) Scala
7 5 (6.49%) PL/SQL
8 4 (5.19%) PHP
9 2 (2.60%) Ruby
10 1 (1.30%) Clojure
10 1 (1.30%) Elixir
10 1 (1.30%) Erlang
10 1 (1.30%) Haskell
10 1 (1.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (3.90%) Degree
2 1 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.30%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.60%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) GDPR
2 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle EDQ
1 1 (1.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (25.97%) Oracle
2 6 (7.79%) Sitecore
3 5 (6.49%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.90%) Adobe
4 3 (3.90%) MuleSoft
5 2 (2.60%) IBM
6 1 (1.30%) Google
6 1 (1.30%) Interwoven
6 1 (1.30%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.30%) OpenText
6 1 (1.30%) SAP
6 1 (1.30%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.30%) Vignette
6 1 (1.30%) Xerox
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
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