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 1 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 107 101 110
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs citing SOA 95 141 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.63% 1.95% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 2.55% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 114 102
Average daily rate
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£482 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £439 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+61.01% -1.66%
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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
4445 5527 5825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.44% 76.55% 75.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3360 4080 4298
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 70 91
Average hourly rate £21.62 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £52.50 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014, 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 99 (41.08%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (38.59%) Java
3 83 (34.44%) Oracle
4 72 (29.88%) Web Services
5 66 (27.39%) Finance
6 59 (24.48%) XML
7 51 (21.16%) SQL
8 49 (20.33%) Middleware
9 44 (18.26%) .NET
10 41 (17.01%) WebLogic
10 41 (17.01%) SOAP
11 39 (16.18%) REST
12 37 (15.35%) Analytical Skills
12 37 (15.35%) HTML
12 37 (15.35%) JMS
13 35 (14.52%) JavaScript
13 35 (14.52%) J2EE
13 35 (14.52%) Linux
14 34 (14.11%) Scrum
14 34 (14.11%) JIRA
14 34 (14.11%) RESTful
15 33 (13.69%) TDD
15 33 (13.69%) Python
16 31 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
17 30 (12.45%) UNIX
18 28 (11.62%) MVC
19 27 (11.20%) C#
19 27 (11.20%) Oracle Fusion
20 26 (10.79%) Spring
20 26 (10.79%) Oracle Database

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 41 (17.01%) WebLogic
2 24 (9.96%) WebSphere
3 22 (9.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 20 (8.30%) Oracle Service Bus
5 16 (6.64%) WebLogic Portal
6 11 (4.56%) Tomcat
7 9 (3.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 7 (2.90%) SharePoint
9 5 (2.07%) Oracle Coherence
9 5 (2.07%) Confluence
9 5 (2.07%) IIS
10 4 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.66%) CMS
10 4 (1.66%) Alfresco
11 3 (1.24%) AquaLogic
11 3 (1.24%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (1.24%) Apache
11 3 (1.24%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.83%) Node.js
12 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (1.66%) MS Office
2 3 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.24%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (8.71%) Oracle BPM
2 12 (4.98%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (4.98%) Documaker
3 5 (2.07%) Oracle FAH
4 4 (1.66%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.24%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.83%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.83%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.83%) Tridion
6 2 (0.83%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.41%) Cordys
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.39%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (4.56%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.83%) Heroku
5 2 (0.83%) IaaS
5 2 (0.83%) SaaS
5 2 (0.83%) PaaS
6 1 (0.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.96%) HTTP
2 16 (6.64%) SSL
3 13 (5.39%) HTTPS
4 6 (2.49%) LDAP
5 5 (2.07%) Firewall
5 5 (2.07%) Internet
6 2 (0.83%) FTP
6 2 (0.83%) AMQP
7 1 (0.41%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.41%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.41%) SNMP
7 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.79%) Oracle Database
2 23 (9.54%) SQL Server
3 22 (9.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 21 (8.71%) Oracle ODI
5 20 (8.30%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (8.30%) Oracle BI EE
6 19 (7.88%) Relational Database
7 15 (6.22%) MySQL
8 13 (5.39%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 12 (4.98%) MongoDB
10 11 (4.56%) NoSQL
11 9 (3.73%) RDBMS
12 6 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (1.66%) Oracle Exadata
13 4 (1.66%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (1.24%) DB2
Development Applications
1 34 (14.11%) JIRA
2 19 (7.88%) Git (software)
3 17 (7.05%) Jenkins
3 17 (7.05%) Cucumber
4 15 (6.22%) Subversion
5 14 (5.81%) Maven
6 10 (4.15%) Selenium
7 9 (3.73%) Eclipse
7 9 (3.73%) JUnit
8 8 (3.32%) RubyGems
8 8 (3.32%) Ant
8 8 (3.32%) TeamCity
8 8 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (2.90%) RSpec
9 7 (2.90%) WebDriver
9 7 (2.90%) SoapUI
10 6 (2.49%) Calabash
11 5 (2.07%) Mercurial
11 5 (2.07%) JBehave
11 5 (2.07%) AnthillPro
General
1 66 (27.39%) Finance
2 25 (10.37%) Banking
3 16 (6.64%) Billing
4 13 (5.39%) Front Office
5 11 (4.56%) Investment Banking
6 8 (3.32%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.49%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.49%) Back Office
8 4 (1.66%) Retail
9 3 (1.24%) Publishing
9 3 (1.24%) Legal
10 2 (0.83%) Advertising
10 2 (0.83%) Marketing
11 1 (0.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 97 (40.25%) Developer
2 45 (18.67%) Architect
3 37 (15.35%) Java Developer
4 20 (8.30%) Solutions Architect
5 17 (7.05%) Consultant
6 15 (6.22%) Analyst
7 13 (5.39%) .NET Developer
7 13 (5.39%) Senior Developer
8 10 (4.15%) Oracle Consultant
9 8 (3.32%) Middleware Consultant
9 8 (3.32%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (3.32%) C# Developer
9 8 (3.32%) Ruby Developer
10 7 (2.90%) Designer
10 7 (2.90%) Business Analyst
10 7 (2.90%) Scala Developer
11 6 (2.49%) Deployment Manager
11 6 (2.49%) Senior Architect
11 6 (2.49%) Oracle Developer
12 5 (2.07%) Database Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (29.88%) Web Services
2 59 (24.48%) XML
3 49 (20.33%) Middleware
4 44 (18.26%) .NET
5 41 (17.01%) SOAP
6 39 (16.18%) REST
7 37 (15.35%) HTML
7 37 (15.35%) JMS
8 35 (14.52%) J2EE
9 34 (14.11%) RESTful
10 27 (11.20%) Oracle Fusion
11 26 (10.79%) Spring
12 19 (7.88%) HTML5
12 19 (7.88%) CSS
13 18 (7.47%) WebCenter
14 17 (7.05%) JSON
15 16 (6.64%) jQuery
16 15 (6.22%) JDBC
17 13 (5.39%) Java EE
17 13 (5.39%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 37 (15.35%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.56%) Open Source
2 11 (4.56%) Mobile App
2 11 (4.56%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (3.73%) Data Integration
4 7 (2.90%) N-Tier
5 6 (2.49%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.49%) Clustering
5 6 (2.49%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.07%) Derivative
6 5 (2.07%) User Experience
7 4 (1.66%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.66%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.66%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.24%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.24%) W3C
8 3 (1.24%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.83%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.83%) Replication
9 2 (0.83%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 35 (14.52%) Linux
2 30 (12.45%) UNIX
3 23 (9.54%) Windows
4 12 (4.98%) Android
5 9 (3.73%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.66%) SELinux
6 4 (1.66%) VMS
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.83%) Solaris
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.83%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.41%) CentOS
8 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (41.08%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (14.11%) Scrum
3 33 (13.69%) TDD
4 31 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (11.62%) MVC
6 24 (9.96%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (9.54%) UML
8 22 (9.13%) OO
9 21 (8.71%) Content Management
10 20 (8.30%) CRM
10 20 (8.30%) DevOps
11 18 (7.47%) E-Commerce
11 18 (7.47%) ETL
12 17 (7.05%) Migration
13 16 (6.64%) Workflow
14 15 (6.22%) Integration Testing
14 15 (6.22%) User Stories
15 14 (5.81%) Data Modelling
15 14 (5.81%) Revenue Management
16 13 (5.39%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 93 (38.59%) Java
2 51 (21.16%) SQL
3 35 (14.52%) JavaScript
4 33 (13.69%) Python
5 27 (11.20%) C#
6 25 (10.37%) Bash Shell
7 22 (9.13%) PL/SQL
8 17 (7.05%) Ruby
9 15 (6.22%) Scala
10 14 (5.81%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 14 (5.81%) Jython
11 9 (3.73%) Shell Script
12 6 (2.49%) XPath
13 5 (2.07%) Groovy
13 5 (2.07%) Objective-C
13 5 (2.07%) PHP
14 4 (1.66%) ActionScript
14 4 (1.66%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.24%) Perl
15 3 (1.24%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (8.30%) Degree
2 7 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.24%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (0.83%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.41%) IIBA
5 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.22%) Data Quality
2 11 (4.56%) QA
3 1 (0.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.41%) FATCA
System Software
1 22 (9.13%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (3.32%) vCloud
3 6 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.83%) HDFS
4 2 (0.83%) KVM
4 2 (0.83%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.41%) vSphere
5 1 (0.41%) Samba
5 1 (0.41%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.41%) RACF
5 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.41%) ACF2
5 1 (0.41%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 19 (7.88%) Puppet
2 18 (7.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 16 (6.64%) Oracle Identity Management
4 8 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle EDQ
5 2 (0.83%) Nagios
5 2 (0.83%) Ganglia
5 2 (0.83%) OpenSSO
6 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.41%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.41%) CA SiteMinder
6 1 (0.41%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.41%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.41%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 83 (34.44%) Oracle
2 24 (9.96%) Microsoft
3 21 (8.71%) IBM
4 15 (6.22%) Remedy
5 12 (4.98%) VMware
6 10 (4.15%) Siebel
7 9 (3.73%) JBoss
8 8 (3.32%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (2.07%) TIBCO
9 5 (2.07%) hybris
10 4 (1.66%) Rackspace
10 4 (1.66%) BEA
10 4 (1.66%) Perforce
10 4 (1.66%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.66%) Google
11 3 (1.24%) Sitecore
11 3 (1.24%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (1.24%) SAP
11 3 (1.24%) Software AG
11 3 (1.24%) Splunk
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