The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 83 91 115
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +24
Contract jobs citing SOA 125 119 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.33% 2.05% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.90% 2.65% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 83 97
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£475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £375 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £377
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +15.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.99 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +18.64%
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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 City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4311 4496 5647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.22% 77.33% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3403 3332 4200
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 40 71
Average hourly rate £21.38 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £36.50 £58.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the City of London region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 123 (52.79%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (39.06%) Java
3 71 (30.47%) .NET
4 68 (29.18%) Finance
5 66 (28.33%) TDD
6 64 (27.47%) C#
7 59 (25.32%) HTML
8 49 (21.03%) JavaScript
9 48 (20.60%) Web Services
10 47 (20.17%) Oracle
11 46 (19.74%) Middleware
12 44 (18.88%) SQL
13 43 (18.45%) Scrum
14 42 (18.03%) SQL Server
15 40 (17.17%) OO
16 36 (15.45%) BDD
17 35 (15.02%) HTML5
17 35 (15.02%) Banking
17 35 (15.02%) Continuous Integration
18 32 (13.73%) CSS
19 30 (12.88%) MVC
19 30 (12.88%) TOGAF
20 29 (12.45%) REST
20 29 (12.45%) Project Management
21 28 (12.02%) AngularJS
22 27 (11.59%) XML
22 27 (11.59%) Technical Architecture
22 27 (11.59%) Degree
23 26 (11.16%) J2EE
24 25 (10.73%) WPF

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 21 (9.01%) WebLogic
2 19 (8.15%) JBoss
3 11 (4.72%) WebSphere
4 9 (3.86%) NServiceBus
5 8 (3.43%) MQSeries
5 8 (3.43%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (2.58%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.58%) Apache
6 6 (2.58%) IIS
6 6 (2.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (2.15%) Oracle Service Bus
7 5 (2.15%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.72%) Node.js
9 3 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.29%) CMS
9 3 (1.29%) Mule
10 2 (0.86%) Drupal
10 2 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.86%) WMQI
Applications
1 14 (6.01%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.72%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.29%) MS Project
4 1 (0.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (6.01%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (3.43%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (2.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.72%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (1.29%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.86%) Oracle FAH
6 2 (0.86%) Radian6
6 2 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.43%) Documaker
7 1 (0.43%) RMDS
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.43%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.43%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.43%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.58%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.29%) SaaS
2 3 (1.29%) PaaS
2 3 (1.29%) Force.com
2 3 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.86%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.86%) Boomi
3 2 (0.86%) Heroku
4 1 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.29%) HTTP
2 6 (2.58%) SAN
3 5 (2.15%) SSL
4 4 (1.72%) MVNO
5 3 (1.29%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.86%) CTI
6 2 (0.86%) Internet
7 1 (0.43%) GGSN
7 1 (0.43%) DNS
7 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.43%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (0.43%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (18.03%) SQL Server
2 25 (10.73%) Relational Database
3 22 (9.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 21 (9.01%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (7.30%) Oracle Database
6 14 (6.01%) Oracle BI EE
7 13 (5.58%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (4.72%) MongoDB
8 11 (4.72%) NoSQL
8 11 (4.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (4.29%) RDBMS
10 8 (3.43%) MySQL
11 7 (3.00%) DTS
11 7 (3.00%) EDRMS
11 7 (3.00%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (3.00%) Oracle ODI
11 7 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 20 (8.58%) Git (software)
1 20 (8.58%) Jenkins
2 14 (6.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (6.01%) TeamCity
2 14 (6.01%) Subversion
3 13 (5.58%) Maven
4 11 (4.72%) JIRA
5 9 (3.86%) Ant
5 9 (3.86%) Visual Studio
6 8 (3.43%) JUnit
6 8 (3.43%) NUnit
6 8 (3.43%) Cucumber
7 6 (2.58%) Moq
7 6 (2.58%) Mockito
7 6 (2.58%) ClearCase
8 5 (2.15%) Eclipse
8 5 (2.15%) ReSharper
8 5 (2.15%) Selenium
8 5 (2.15%) MSBuild
9 4 (1.72%) Jasmine
General
1 68 (29.18%) Finance
2 35 (15.02%) Banking
3 11 (4.72%) Legal
4 10 (4.29%) Retail
5 9 (3.86%) Investment Banking
6 8 (3.43%) Telecoms
7 7 (3.00%) Billing
8 6 (2.58%) Marketing
8 6 (2.58%) Financial Institution
9 5 (2.15%) Front Office
9 5 (2.15%) Back Office
10 4 (1.72%) Retail Banking
11 3 (1.29%) Advertising
12 2 (0.86%) Games
13 1 (0.43%) Publishing
13 1 (0.43%) Law
13 1 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.43%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 109 (46.78%) Developer
2 65 (27.90%) Architect
3 53 (22.75%) Solutions Architect
4 40 (17.17%) Senior Developer
5 25 (10.73%) C# Developer
6 24 (10.30%) Java Developer
7 16 (6.87%) .NET Developer
8 13 (5.58%) Senior C# Developer
9 12 (5.15%) Consultant
10 10 (4.29%) Analyst
11 8 (3.43%) Web Developer
11 8 (3.43%) Senior Java Developer
11 8 (3.43%) Lead Architect
11 8 (3.43%) Designer
12 7 (3.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
12 7 (3.00%) C# .NET Developer
12 7 (3.00%) Senior .NET Developer
12 7 (3.00%) Solutions Designer
13 6 (2.58%) Technical Architect
13 6 (2.58%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (30.47%) .NET
2 59 (25.32%) HTML
3 48 (20.60%) Web Services
4 46 (19.74%) Middleware
5 35 (15.02%) HTML5
6 32 (13.73%) CSS
7 29 (12.45%) REST
8 28 (12.02%) AngularJS
9 27 (11.59%) XML
10 26 (11.16%) J2EE
11 25 (10.73%) WPF
12 24 (10.30%) WCF
12 24 (10.30%) SOAP
13 23 (9.87%) ASP.NET
14 21 (9.01%) Spring
14 21 (9.01%) .NET Framework
15 18 (7.73%) ASP.NET MVC
16 16 (6.87%) jQuery
16 16 (6.87%) Entity Framework
17 15 (6.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (3.86%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.86%) Clustering
3 9 (3.86%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.00%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.15%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.15%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (1.72%) Market Risk
6 4 (1.72%) User Experience
6 4 (1.72%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.29%) Derivative
7 3 (1.29%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.29%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.86%) Social Media
8 2 (0.86%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.86%) DataPower
8 2 (0.86%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.86%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.87%) UNIX
2 15 (6.44%) Linux
3 12 (5.15%) Windows
4 5 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.29%) Android
5 3 (1.29%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (52.79%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (28.33%) TDD
3 43 (18.45%) Scrum
4 40 (17.17%) OO
5 36 (15.45%) BDD
6 35 (15.02%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (12.88%) MVC
7 30 (12.88%) TOGAF
8 29 (12.45%) Project Management
9 27 (11.59%) Technical Architecture
10 21 (9.01%) UML
11 17 (7.30%) EAI
12 15 (6.44%) Data Modelling
12 15 (6.44%) Web Development
12 15 (6.44%) Enterprise Architecture
12 15 (6.44%) Kanban
12 15 (6.44%) Unit Testing
13 14 (6.01%) DevOps
13 14 (6.01%) Mentoring
13 14 (6.01%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 91 (39.06%) Java
2 64 (27.47%) C#
3 49 (21.03%) JavaScript
4 44 (18.88%) SQL
5 13 (5.58%) PL/SQL
5 13 (5.58%) Python
6 12 (5.15%) Scala
7 9 (3.86%) Ruby
8 8 (3.43%) PHP
9 7 (3.00%) VB.NET
10 6 (2.58%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.15%) Perl
12 4 (1.72%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.72%) Groovy
12 4 (1.72%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.29%) Apex Code
13 3 (1.29%) VBScript
13 3 (1.29%) VB
13 3 (1.29%) C++
14 2 (0.86%) VB6
Qualifications
1 27 (11.59%) Degree
2 4 (1.72%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.29%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.86%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.43%) PMP
5 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.43%) MCTS
5 1 (0.43%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.43%) MCSD
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.58%) QA
2 2 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.43%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (3.43%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.29%) OCFS2
3 3 (1.29%) GridGain
3 3 (1.29%) GlusterFS
3 3 (1.29%) GFS2
4 1 (0.43%) Docker
4 1 (0.43%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.43%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (5.15%) Puppet
2 9 (3.86%) Oracle Identity Management
3 8 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.72%) Data Guard
5 3 (1.29%) SELinux
6 2 (0.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.86%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.43%) MOM
7 1 (0.43%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.43%) yum
Vendors
1 47 (20.17%) Oracle
2 22 (9.44%) Microsoft
3 16 (6.87%) IBM
4 14 (6.01%) webMethods
5 8 (3.43%) Software AG
5 8 (3.43%) TIBCO
6 6 (2.58%) WorldPay
7 4 (1.72%) NetApp
7 4 (1.72%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.72%) SAP
7 4 (1.72%) Remedy
7 4 (1.72%) ATG
7 4 (1.72%) VMware
7 4 (1.72%) hybris
8 3 (1.29%) Tableau
8 3 (1.29%) Twitter
8 3 (1.29%) Informatica
9 2 (0.86%) Sybase
9 2 (0.86%) HP
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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