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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 106 104 107
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing SOA 99 135 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.69% 1.88% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 2.45% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 106 96
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.31% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+27.11% -8.09%
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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
4462 5505 5941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.10% 76.55% 75.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3356 4070 4380
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 67 94
Average hourly rate £21.75 £20.93 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% -33.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.07 £11.80 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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.

1 100 (40.65%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (37.40%) Java
3 85 (34.55%) Oracle
4 71 (28.86%) Web Services
5 63 (25.61%) Finance
6 57 (23.17%) XML
7 50 (20.33%) Middleware
8 47 (19.11%) SQL
9 44 (17.89%) .NET
10 43 (17.48%) WebLogic
11 42 (17.07%) SOAP
12 38 (15.45%) REST
13 36 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
13 36 (14.63%) JIRA
14 35 (14.23%) Linux
14 35 (14.23%) JMS
14 35 (14.23%) Scrum
15 34 (13.82%) Python
15 34 (13.82%) J2EE
16 32 (13.01%) RESTful
17 31 (12.60%) TDD
17 31 (12.60%) JavaScript
17 31 (12.60%) HTML
18 30 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
19 29 (11.79%) UNIX
20 27 (10.98%) C#
20 27 (10.98%) MVC
20 27 (10.98%) Oracle Database
21 26 (10.57%) SQL Server
21 26 (10.57%) Oracle Fusion

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 43 (17.48%) WebLogic
2 24 (9.76%) WebSphere
2 24 (9.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 20 (8.13%) Oracle Service Bus
4 15 (6.10%) WebLogic Portal
5 12 (4.88%) Tomcat
6 10 (4.07%) SharePoint
7 9 (3.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 7 (2.85%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (2.85%) IIS
9 5 (2.03%) CMS
9 5 (2.03%) Oracle Coherence
10 4 (1.63%) Alfresco
10 4 (1.63%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (1.63%) Confluence
11 3 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.22%) AquaLogic
11 3 (1.22%) Apache
12 2 (0.81%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.81%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (1.63%) MS Office
2 3 (1.22%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (8.54%) Oracle BPM
2 12 (4.88%) Documaker
3 11 (4.47%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (2.03%) Oracle FAH
5 3 (1.22%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.81%) Tridion
6 2 (0.81%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.81%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.81%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.41%) Cordys
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.69%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.44%) SaaS
4 6 (2.44%) PaaS
4 6 (2.44%) IaaS
5 2 (0.81%) Heroku
6 1 (0.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.76%) HTTP
2 16 (6.50%) SSL
3 13 (5.28%) HTTPS
4 6 (2.44%) Internet
4 6 (2.44%) LDAP
5 5 (2.03%) Firewall
6 2 (0.81%) Intranet
6 2 (0.81%) FTP
6 2 (0.81%) AMQP
7 1 (0.41%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.41%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.98%) Oracle Database
2 26 (10.57%) SQL Server
3 23 (9.35%) Oracle Database 11g
4 20 (8.13%) Oracle ODI
4 20 (8.13%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (7.72%) Oracle BI EE
5 19 (7.72%) Relational Database
6 16 (6.50%) MySQL
7 13 (5.28%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 12 (4.88%) MongoDB
9 10 (4.07%) NoSQL
10 9 (3.66%) RDBMS
11 7 (2.85%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (1.63%) Oracle Exadata
14 4 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
15 3 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
16 2 (0.81%) DB2
16 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (14.63%) JIRA
2 21 (8.54%) Git (software)
3 18 (7.32%) Jenkins
4 16 (6.50%) Cucumber
4 16 (6.50%) Subversion
5 15 (6.10%) Maven
6 12 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (4.47%) TeamCity
8 9 (3.66%) RubyGems
8 9 (3.66%) Selenium
8 9 (3.66%) Ant
9 7 (2.85%) JUnit
9 7 (2.85%) WebDriver
9 7 (2.85%) RSpec
10 6 (2.44%) Mercurial
10 6 (2.44%) AnthillPro
10 6 (2.44%) Eclipse
10 6 (2.44%) Gerrit
10 6 (2.44%) SoapUI
10 6 (2.44%) Calabash
General
1 63 (25.61%) Finance
2 23 (9.35%) Banking
3 15 (6.10%) Billing
4 14 (5.69%) Front Office
5 10 (4.07%) Investment Banking
6 9 (3.66%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.44%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.03%) Back Office
9 4 (1.63%) Retail
10 3 (1.22%) Advertising
11 2 (0.81%) Publishing
11 2 (0.81%) Law
11 2 (0.81%) Legal
11 2 (0.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 93 (37.80%) Developer
2 48 (19.51%) Architect
3 34 (13.82%) Java Developer
4 23 (9.35%) Solutions Architect
5 17 (6.91%) Consultant
6 16 (6.50%) Analyst
7 15 (6.10%) Senior Developer
8 13 (5.28%) .NET Developer
9 10 (4.07%) Oracle Consultant
10 9 (3.66%) Ruby Developer
11 8 (3.25%) Middleware Consultant
11 8 (3.25%) Business Analyst
11 8 (3.25%) DevOps Engineer
12 7 (2.85%) Scala Developer
12 7 (2.85%) Deployment Manager
12 7 (2.85%) Designer
13 6 (2.44%) Senior Architect
13 6 (2.44%) Integration Engineer
13 6 (2.44%) Oracle Developer
14 5 (2.03%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (28.86%) Web Services
2 57 (23.17%) XML
3 50 (20.33%) Middleware
4 44 (17.89%) .NET
5 42 (17.07%) SOAP
6 38 (15.45%) REST
7 35 (14.23%) JMS
8 34 (13.82%) J2EE
9 32 (13.01%) RESTful
10 31 (12.60%) HTML
11 26 (10.57%) Oracle Fusion
12 22 (8.94%) Spring
13 18 (7.32%) WebCenter
14 16 (6.50%) HTML5
14 16 (6.50%) CSS
15 15 (6.10%) JDBC
15 15 (6.10%) XSD
15 15 (6.10%) JSON
16 14 (5.69%) WCF
16 14 (5.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.88%) Open Source
3 10 (4.07%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (3.66%) Data Integration
5 8 (3.25%) N-Tier
6 6 (2.44%) Clustering
7 5 (2.03%) Derivative
7 5 (2.03%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.03%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.03%) User Experience
8 4 (1.63%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.63%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.63%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.22%) W3C
9 3 (1.22%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.81%) iPhone
10 2 (0.81%) RIA
10 2 (0.81%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.81%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 35 (14.23%) Linux
2 29 (11.79%) UNIX
3 25 (10.16%) Windows
4 11 (4.47%) Android
5 8 (3.25%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.63%) SELinux
6 4 (1.63%) VMS
7 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.81%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.81%) Solaris
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.41%) CentOS
8 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (40.65%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (14.23%) Scrum
3 31 (12.60%) TDD
4 30 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (10.98%) MVC
6 25 (10.16%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (9.76%) Content Management
8 23 (9.35%) OO
9 22 (8.94%) UML
10 20 (8.13%) CRM
10 20 (8.13%) DevOps
11 19 (7.72%) E-Commerce
12 17 (6.91%) Data Modelling
12 17 (6.91%) ETL
12 17 (6.91%) Migration
13 16 (6.50%) Integration Testing
14 15 (6.10%) Unit Testing
15 14 (5.69%) TOGAF
15 14 (5.69%) Workflow
15 14 (5.69%) Revenue Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (37.40%) Java
2 47 (19.11%) SQL
3 34 (13.82%) Python
4 31 (12.60%) JavaScript
5 27 (10.98%) C#
6 26 (10.57%) Bash Shell
7 21 (8.54%) PL/SQL
8 18 (7.32%) Ruby
9 15 (6.10%) Scala
9 15 (6.10%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 14 (5.69%) Jython
11 8 (3.25%) Shell Script
12 7 (2.85%) XPath
13 5 (2.03%) Groovy
13 5 (2.03%) PHP
14 3 (1.22%) C
14 3 (1.22%) XQuery
14 3 (1.22%) ActionScript
14 3 (1.22%) Perl
14 3 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (8.54%) Degree
2 7 (2.85%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (0.81%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.81%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.41%) IIBA
5 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.10%) Data Quality
2 12 (4.88%) QA
3 1 (0.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.41%) FATCA
System Software
1 22 (8.94%) Oracle RAC
2 9 (3.66%) vCloud
3 6 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.81%) KVM
4 2 (0.81%) HDFS
5 1 (0.41%) ACF2
5 1 (0.41%) vSphere
5 1 (0.41%) Varnish
5 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.41%) RACF
5 1 (0.41%) Samba
5 1 (0.41%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 19 (7.72%) Puppet
2 18 (7.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 16 (6.50%) Oracle Identity Management
4 8 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.81%) Oracle EDQ
5 2 (0.81%) OpenSSO
5 2 (0.81%) Nagios
5 2 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (0.81%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.41%) CA SiteMinder
6 1 (0.41%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.41%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.41%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 85 (34.55%) Oracle
2 25 (10.16%) Microsoft
3 21 (8.54%) IBM
4 15 (6.10%) Remedy
5 13 (5.28%) VMware
6 10 (4.07%) Siebel
7 9 (3.66%) JBoss
8 8 (3.25%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (2.03%) hybris
10 4 (1.63%) Sitecore
10 4 (1.63%) Rackspace
10 4 (1.63%) Google
10 4 (1.63%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.63%) BEA
11 3 (1.22%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (1.22%) SAP
11 3 (1.22%) webMethods
11 3 (1.22%) Software AG
11 3 (1.22%) Perforce
11 3 (1.22%) Atlassian
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