The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 1 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 22 19 44
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +25
Contract jobs citing SOA 8 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 4.76% 1.83% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.59% 2.17% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 5
Average daily rate
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£550 - £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £49.25 £31.46
% change year-on-year
-26.39% +56.54%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Canary Wharf region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
143 92 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 85.12% 84.40% 85.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 64 241
Average daily rate £500 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.25%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Canary Wharf region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Canary Wharf region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA.

1 7 (77.78%) Oracle
2 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 6 (66.67%) Degree
3 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (44.44%) Front Office
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (44.44%) Multithreading
4 4 (44.44%) Solace
4 4 (44.44%) SDLC
5 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) Middleware
5 3 (33.33%) Java
5 3 (33.33%) XML
5 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 3 (33.33%) Scrum
5 3 (33.33%) Equities
5 3 (33.33%) TDD
5 3 (33.33%) Banking
5 3 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
5 3 (33.33%) TOGAF
5 3 (33.33%) Spring
6 2 (22.22%) Maven
6 2 (22.22%) Investment Banking
6 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
6 2 (22.22%) Derivative

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) BusinessWorks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (11.11%) Data Mart
1 1 (11.11%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Maven
2 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
2 1 (11.11%) ERwin
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Front Office
3 3 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (22.22%) Investment Banking
5 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Architect
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Core Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SOA Architect
4 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Front Office Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Data Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Middleware
1 3 (33.33%) XML
1 3 (33.33%) Spring
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) J2SE
3 1 (11.11%) WCF
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) J2EE
3 1 (11.11%) JMS
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) EJB
3 1 (11.11%) JSP
3 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
3 1 (11.11%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 3 (33.33%) Equities
2 2 (22.22%) Derivative
2 2 (22.22%) Equity Derivative
2 2 (22.22%) Fixed Income
2 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
2 2 (22.22%) Credit Risk
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) Reference Data
3 1 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (11.11%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Multithreading
2 4 (44.44%) SDLC
3 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
3 3 (33.33%) TOGAF
4 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 2 (22.22%) RUP
4 2 (22.22%) Use Case
4 2 (22.22%) Analytics
5 1 (11.11%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (11.11%) Physical Data Model
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) Release Management
5 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 2 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
3 2 (22.22%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) Solace
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) TIBCO
5 1 (11.11%) DataSynapse