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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 106 117 98
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -19
Contract jobs citing SOA 55 42 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.73% 1.21% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 1.44% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 32 84
Median daily rate £538 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £460 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £698 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £43.75 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.25%
SOA
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
2778 2909 4761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 87.41% 83.88% 80.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2207 2336 3725
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 52
Median hourly rate £27.50 £24.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% +36.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.70 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.59 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SOA.

1 52 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (42.50%) Java
3 48 (40.00%) Web Services
4 46 (38.33%) TDD
5 43 (35.83%) HTML
6 39 (32.50%) JavaScript
7 38 (31.67%) CSS
8 35 (29.17%) Finance
9 34 (28.33%) Scrum
10 29 (24.17%) MVC
10 29 (24.17%) SQL
11 25 (20.83%) .NET
11 25 (20.83%) HTML5
12 24 (20.00%) Git (software)
13 23 (19.17%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (19.17%) Kanban
14 22 (18.33%) Banking
14 22 (18.33%) Web Development
15 21 (17.50%) Oracle
15 21 (17.50%) C#
15 21 (17.50%) OO
15 21 (17.50%) BDD
15 21 (17.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 20 (16.67%) Web Application Development
16 20 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
16 20 (16.67%) Refactoring
16 20 (16.67%) QA
17 19 (15.83%) Scala
17 19 (15.83%) Big Data
17 19 (15.83%) MongoDB

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (17.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 7 (5.83%) JBoss
4 6 (5.00%) Apache Spark
5 5 (4.17%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (3.33%) Mule
7 3 (2.50%) Apache
7 3 (2.50%) nginx
7 3 (2.50%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.67%) CMS
8 2 (1.67%) IIS
8 2 (1.67%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.83%) Confluence
9 1 (0.83%) Drupal
9 1 (0.83%) FileNet
9 1 (0.83%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.83%) SAS
9 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.83%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.17%) Documaker
2 4 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.67%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (0.83%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.83%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.67%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.50%) Amazon Kinesis
4 3 (2.50%) GitHub
5 2 (1.67%) Force.com
5 2 (1.67%) G Suite
6 1 (0.83%) Boomi
6 1 (0.83%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.83%) IaaS
6 1 (0.83%) Office 365
6 1 (0.83%) PaaS
6 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.33%) HTTP
1 4 (3.33%) SNMP
2 3 (2.50%) Internet
2 3 (2.50%) SAN
3 2 (1.67%) SSL
4 1 (0.83%) CTI
4 1 (0.83%) DDNS
4 1 (0.83%) DHCP
4 1 (0.83%) DNS
4 1 (0.83%) Firewall
4 1 (0.83%) LDAP
4 1 (0.83%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.83%) Big Data
1 19 (15.83%) MongoDB
2 15 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 14 (11.67%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 8 (6.67%) NoSQL
6 7 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (5.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (5.00%) Apache Hive
7 6 (5.00%) Hadoop
8 4 (3.33%) DB2
9 3 (2.50%) MySQL
9 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (2.50%) Parquet
9 3 (2.50%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.67%) Impala
10 2 (1.67%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (1.67%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 24 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 18 (15.00%) Jenkins
3 16 (13.33%) Gradle
3 16 (13.33%) IntelliJ
4 15 (12.50%) JIRA
5 12 (10.00%) Selenium
6 10 (8.33%) MSTest
6 10 (8.33%) NUnit
6 10 (8.33%) SoapUI
7 5 (4.17%) Ant
8 4 (3.33%) JMeter
8 4 (3.33%) JUnit
8 4 (3.33%) Maven
8 4 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (3.33%) Rhino Mocks
9 3 (2.50%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.50%) Moq
9 3 (2.50%) The Grinder
9 3 (2.50%) WebDriver
9 3 (2.50%) Zephyr
General
1 35 (29.17%) Finance
2 22 (18.33%) Banking
3 12 (10.00%) Retail
4 7 (5.83%) Financial Institution
5 5 (4.17%) Back Office
6 3 (2.50%) Advertising
6 3 (2.50%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.50%) Marketing
6 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.67%) Billing
8 1 (0.83%) Front Office
8 1 (0.83%) Legal
8 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (45.00%) Developer
2 38 (31.67%) Architect
3 20 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 13 (10.83%) C# Developer
5 12 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
6 11 (9.17%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (7.50%) Agile Developer
7 9 (7.50%) Integration Architect
8 8 (6.67%) Lead Architect
8 8 (6.67%) Technical Architect
9 6 (5.00%) .NET Developer
9 6 (5.00%) Data Architect
9 6 (5.00%) Data Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) Senior Developer
10 5 (4.17%) Analyst
10 5 (4.17%) Big Data Engineer
10 5 (4.17%) Consultant
10 5 (4.17%) SOA Architect
11 4 (3.33%) Support Consultant
11 4 (3.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (40.00%) Web Services
2 43 (35.83%) HTML
3 38 (31.67%) CSS
4 25 (20.83%) .NET
4 25 (20.83%) HTML5
5 17 (14.17%) REST
5 17 (14.17%) XML
6 16 (13.33%) Dropwizard
6 16 (13.33%) Hystrix
6 16 (13.33%) J2EE
6 16 (13.33%) Node.js
6 16 (13.33%) RESTful
6 16 (13.33%) Scalatra
7 15 (12.50%) AngularJS
8 13 (10.83%) SOAP
8 13 (10.83%) WCF
9 12 (10.00%) Play Framework
9 12 (10.00%) React
10 11 (9.17%) Middleware
10 11 (9.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (5.00%) Statistics
2 5 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.17%) Hedge funds
3 3 (2.50%) Cryptography
3 3 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.50%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.67%) Artificial Intelligence
4 2 (1.67%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.67%) Grid Computing
4 2 (1.67%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.67%) Online Banking
4 2 (1.67%) Social Media
4 2 (1.67%) User Experience
4 2 (1.67%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.83%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.83%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.00%) Windows
2 11 (9.17%) Linux
3 9 (7.50%) Unix
4 3 (2.50%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (38.33%) TDD
3 34 (28.33%) Scrum
4 29 (24.17%) MVC
5 23 (19.17%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (19.17%) Kanban
6 22 (18.33%) Web Development
7 21 (17.50%) BDD
7 21 (17.50%) OO
8 20 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
8 20 (16.67%) Refactoring
8 20 (16.67%) Web Application Development
9 19 (15.83%) SOLID
10 17 (14.17%) Automated Testing
10 17 (14.17%) DevOps
10 17 (14.17%) Front End Development
10 17 (14.17%) Software Engineering
11 16 (13.33%) Pair Programming
12 12 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (10.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 51 (42.50%) Java
2 39 (32.50%) JavaScript
3 29 (24.17%) SQL
4 21 (17.50%) C#
5 19 (15.83%) Scala
6 18 (15.00%) Python
7 9 (7.50%) T-SQL
8 7 (5.83%) R
9 6 (5.00%) Ruby
10 5 (4.17%) Jython
11 4 (3.33%) Apex Code
11 4 (3.33%) Bash Shell
11 4 (3.33%) SOQL
12 3 (2.50%) Go
12 3 (2.50%) Perl
13 1 (0.83%) C
13 1 (0.83%) C++
13 1 (0.83%) Groovy
13 1 (0.83%) PHP
13 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (2.50%) Degree
1 3 (2.50%) ISEB
1 3 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.67%) QA
2 3 (2.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.83%) Docker
2 1 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (7.50%) MOM
2 6 (5.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (2.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (1.67%) Ansible
5 1 (0.83%) Cacti
5 1 (0.83%) Nagios
5 1 (0.83%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (17.50%) Oracle
2 16 (13.33%) New Relic
3 15 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 11 (9.17%) IBM
5 10 (8.33%) MuleSoft
6 6 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (4.17%) Siebel
8 4 (3.33%) Canoo
9 3 (2.50%) Informatica
9 3 (2.50%) Pega
9 3 (2.50%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.50%) Teradata
9 3 (2.50%) VMware
10 2 (1.67%) Apple
10 2 (1.67%) ATG
10 2 (1.67%) Cognos
10 2 (1.67%) Google
10 2 (1.67%) SAP
10 2 (1.67%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.83%) Endeca