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 5 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 93 86 107
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +21
Contract jobs citing SOA 122 126 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.09% 2.15% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 2.78% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 92 91
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£450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £598 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +12.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.99 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +22.80%
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London

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
4607 4525 5619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 79.04% 77.31% 78.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3642 3375 4180
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 42 94
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £27.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% -16.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £46.70 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -19.35%

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 5 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 5 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.

1 110 (49.77%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (39.37%) Java
3 76 (34.39%) .NET
4 65 (29.41%) C#
5 62 (28.05%) TDD
5 62 (28.05%) Finance
6 50 (22.62%) HTML
7 48 (21.72%) Oracle
8 46 (20.81%) Middleware
9 45 (20.36%) Web Services
10 43 (19.46%) SQL Server
11 42 (19.00%) JavaScript
12 41 (18.55%) SQL
13 40 (18.10%) OO
14 39 (17.65%) Scrum
15 34 (15.38%) BDD
16 32 (14.48%) TOGAF
17 31 (14.03%) WCF
18 30 (13.57%) Continuous Integration
19 29 (13.12%) HTML5
19 29 (13.12%) MVC
19 29 (13.12%) CSS
20 27 (12.22%) J2EE
20 27 (12.22%) XML
20 27 (12.22%) Project Management
20 27 (12.22%) WPF
20 27 (12.22%) Technical Architecture
21 26 (11.76%) SOAP
22 25 (11.31%) Degree
22 25 (11.31%) REST

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

For the 6 months to 5 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 22 (9.95%) WebLogic
2 18 (8.14%) JBoss
3 11 (4.98%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (4.98%) WebSphere
4 9 (4.07%) NServiceBus
5 8 (3.62%) Apache
5 8 (3.62%) MQSeries
6 7 (3.17%) Tomcat
6 7 (3.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (2.71%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.71%) IIS
8 5 (2.26%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (2.26%) Node.js
9 4 (1.81%) Mule
10 3 (1.36%) CMS
10 3 (1.36%) Drupal
10 3 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.90%) Mule ESB
11 2 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 14 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.81%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.36%) MS Project
4 1 (0.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (6.33%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (4.07%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (2.26%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.81%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (1.36%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle FAH
6 2 (0.90%) Radian6
6 2 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.45%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.45%) Documaker
7 1 (0.45%) RMDS
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.45%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.45%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.45%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.36%) Heroku
4 2 (0.90%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.90%) Force.com
5 1 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.45%) Boomi
5 1 (0.45%) SaaS
5 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.62%) HTTP
2 6 (2.71%) SSL
2 6 (2.71%) SAN
3 4 (1.81%) MVNO
4 3 (1.36%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.90%) CTI
5 2 (0.90%) Internet
6 1 (0.45%) GGSN
6 1 (0.45%) DNS
6 1 (0.45%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.45%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (0.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (19.46%) SQL Server
2 24 (10.86%) Relational Database
3 19 (8.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 18 (8.14%) Oracle Database
4 18 (8.14%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (6.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 14 (6.33%) Oracle BI EE
6 11 (4.98%) MongoDB
6 11 (4.98%) NoSQL
6 11 (4.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (4.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (4.52%) RDBMS
8 9 (4.07%) MySQL
9 8 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (3.17%) Oracle ODI
10 7 (3.17%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (3.17%) DTS
10 7 (3.17%) EDRMS
11 6 (2.71%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (2.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (9.05%) Jenkins
2 18 (8.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (6.79%) TeamCity
3 15 (6.79%) Git (software)
4 14 (6.33%) Maven
5 13 (5.88%) Subversion
6 10 (4.52%) JIRA
6 10 (4.52%) JUnit
7 9 (4.07%) Visual Studio
7 9 (4.07%) Ant
8 8 (3.62%) NUnit
8 8 (3.62%) Cucumber
9 6 (2.71%) Moq
9 6 (2.71%) Mockito
9 6 (2.71%) ClearCase
10 5 (2.26%) Eclipse
10 5 (2.26%) ReSharper
10 5 (2.26%) Selenium
10 5 (2.26%) MSBuild
10 5 (2.26%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 62 (28.05%) Finance
2 21 (9.50%) Banking
3 12 (5.43%) Legal
4 9 (4.07%) Retail
5 8 (3.62%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.17%) Front Office
6 7 (3.17%) Billing
7 6 (2.71%) Investment Banking
7 6 (2.71%) Marketing
8 5 (2.26%) Back Office
8 5 (2.26%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.36%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.90%) Advertising
10 2 (0.90%) Games
11 1 (0.45%) iGaming
11 1 (0.45%) Publishing
11 1 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.45%) Law
11 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 104 (47.06%) Developer
2 56 (25.34%) Architect
3 43 (19.46%) Solutions Architect
4 39 (17.65%) Senior Developer
5 25 (11.31%) C# Developer
6 22 (9.95%) Java Developer
7 16 (7.24%) .NET Developer
8 13 (5.88%) Senior C# Developer
9 12 (5.43%) Consultant
10 11 (4.98%) Analyst
11 9 (4.07%) Designer
12 8 (3.62%) C# .NET Developer
13 7 (3.17%) Solutions Designer
13 7 (3.17%) Senior .NET Developer
14 6 (2.71%) Senior Java Developer
14 6 (2.71%) Web Developer
14 6 (2.71%) SOA Architect
15 5 (2.26%) AWS Developer
15 5 (2.26%) Technical Architect
15 5 (2.26%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (34.39%) .NET
2 50 (22.62%) HTML
3 46 (20.81%) Middleware
4 45 (20.36%) Web Services
5 31 (14.03%) WCF
6 29 (13.12%) CSS
6 29 (13.12%) HTML5
7 27 (12.22%) J2EE
7 27 (12.22%) XML
7 27 (12.22%) WPF
8 26 (11.76%) SOAP
9 25 (11.31%) REST
10 24 (10.86%) ASP.NET
11 23 (10.41%) AngularJS
12 22 (9.95%) .NET Framework
13 21 (9.50%) Spring
14 19 (8.60%) ASP.NET MVC
14 19 (8.60%) RESTful
15 17 (7.69%) Entity Framework
16 15 (6.79%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.98%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (4.98%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.07%) Clustering
4 8 (3.62%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.17%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.26%) Derivative
6 5 (2.26%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.26%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (1.81%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.81%) Equity Derivative
7 4 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.81%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.36%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.36%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.36%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.36%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.90%) Social Media
9 2 (0.90%) User Experience
9 2 (0.90%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.60%) UNIX
2 16 (7.24%) Windows
2 16 (7.24%) Linux
3 5 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.36%) Android
4 3 (1.36%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (49.77%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (28.05%) TDD
3 40 (18.10%) OO
4 39 (17.65%) Scrum
5 34 (15.38%) BDD
6 32 (14.48%) TOGAF
7 30 (13.57%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (13.12%) MVC
9 27 (12.22%) Project Management
9 27 (12.22%) Technical Architecture
10 22 (9.95%) UML
11 19 (8.60%) Unit Testing
12 17 (7.69%) SDLC
13 16 (7.24%) Mentoring
13 16 (7.24%) EAI
14 15 (6.79%) Data Modelling
14 15 (6.79%) E-Commerce
14 15 (6.79%) Enterprise Architecture
15 14 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (6.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 87 (39.37%) Java
2 65 (29.41%) C#
3 42 (19.00%) JavaScript
4 41 (18.55%) SQL
5 13 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 11 (4.98%) Python
7 8 (3.62%) VB.NET
8 7 (3.17%) Ruby
8 7 (3.17%) PHP
8 7 (3.17%) Scala
9 6 (2.71%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.71%) VB
10 5 (2.26%) VB6
11 4 (1.81%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.81%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.36%) VBScript
12 3 (1.36%) Perl
12 3 (1.36%) C++
12 3 (1.36%) Groovy
13 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (11.31%) Degree
2 5 (2.26%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.81%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.90%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.45%) PMP
5 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.45%) MCTS
5 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) MCSD
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.79%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (3.62%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.36%) OCFS2
3 3 (1.36%) GridGain
3 3 (1.36%) GlusterFS
3 3 (1.36%) GFS2
4 2 (0.90%) Varnish
5 1 (0.45%) Docker
5 1 (0.45%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 11 (4.98%) Puppet
2 10 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (4.07%) Oracle Identity Management
4 4 (1.81%) Data Guard
5 3 (1.36%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.36%) SELinux
6 2 (0.90%) yum
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.45%) MOM
7 1 (0.45%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 48 (21.72%) Oracle
2 23 (10.41%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.24%) IBM
4 13 (5.88%) webMethods
5 8 (3.62%) TIBCO
5 8 (3.62%) Software AG
6 7 (3.17%) WorldPay
7 5 (2.26%) VMware
7 5 (2.26%) hybris
8 4 (1.81%) Remedy
8 4 (1.81%) NetApp
8 4 (1.81%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.81%) SAP
8 4 (1.81%) ATG
9 3 (1.36%) Twitter
9 3 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.36%) Informatica
9 3 (1.36%) Tableau
10 2 (0.90%) Infragistics
10 2 (0.90%) Google
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