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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 94 113 122
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +9
Contract jobs citing SOA 110 123 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.87% 1.70% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 2.23% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 94 87
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £361 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £429 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £31.99 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £29.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-22.03% -7.95%
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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
4414 5514 5890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.00% 76.07% 75.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3286 4131 4389
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 69 91
Average hourly rate £22.60 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.42% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.95 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 88 (35.63%) Java
2 82 (33.20%) Oracle
3 63 (25.51%) Web Services
4 58 (23.48%) Finance
5 57 (23.08%) XML
6 47 (19.03%) .NET
7 46 (18.62%) Middleware
8 43 (17.41%) SQL
8 43 (17.41%) SOAP
9 41 (16.60%) WebLogic
9 41 (16.60%) JIRA
10 38 (15.38%) REST
11 37 (14.98%) J2EE
11 37 (14.98%) Linux
12 34 (13.77%) Scrum
13 33 (13.36%) Python
13 33 (13.36%) Agile Software Development
14 32 (12.96%) SQL Server
15 31 (12.55%) Git (software)
16 29 (11.74%) JMS
16 29 (11.74%) Microsoft
16 29 (11.74%) Oracle Fusion
17 28 (11.34%) C#
17 28 (11.34%) OO
17 28 (11.34%) Continuous Integration
17 28 (11.34%) Oracle Database
18 26 (10.53%) HTTP
18 26 (10.53%) MVC
18 26 (10.53%) Bash Shell
18 26 (10.53%) Oracle SOA Suite

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (16.60%) WebLogic
2 26 (10.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 24 (9.72%) WebSphere
4 22 (8.91%) Oracle Service Bus
5 14 (5.67%) WebLogic Portal
5 14 (5.67%) Tomcat
6 10 (4.05%) SharePoint
7 9 (3.64%) IIS
7 9 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (3.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 6 (2.43%) CMS
9 6 (2.43%) Confluence
10 5 (2.02%) Oracle Coherence
11 4 (1.62%) Alfresco
11 4 (1.62%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (1.62%) OpenStack
11 4 (1.62%) SAS
12 3 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.81%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (2.02%) MS Office
2 4 (1.62%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (8.10%) Oracle BPM
2 12 (4.86%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (4.45%) Documaker
4 6 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (2.02%) Oracle FAH
6 4 (1.62%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (1.21%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (1.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.81%) Workday HCM
8 2 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.81%) Tridion
8 2 (0.81%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.48%) Amazon EC2
2 14 (5.67%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (4.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (4.45%) SaaS
4 11 (4.45%) PaaS
5 9 (3.64%) IaaS
6 6 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.81%) Heroku
8 1 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.53%) HTTP
2 16 (6.48%) SSL
3 12 (4.86%) HTTPS
4 8 (3.24%) Internet
5 5 (2.02%) Firewall
6 4 (1.62%) LDAP
7 3 (1.21%) FTP
8 2 (0.81%) Intranet
8 2 (0.81%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.81%) tcpdump
9 1 (0.40%) Extranet
9 1 (0.40%) Network Security
9 1 (0.40%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (0.40%) SAN
9 1 (0.40%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.40%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 28 (11.34%) Oracle Database
3 25 (10.12%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (9.72%) Oracle Database 11g
5 20 (8.10%) Relational Database
6 18 (7.29%) Oracle ODI
7 16 (6.48%) Oracle BI EE
7 16 (6.48%) MySQL
8 13 (5.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 11 (4.45%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (4.05%) MongoDB
11 9 (3.64%) NoSQL
12 8 (3.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (3.24%) RDBMS
12 8 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (1.21%) SQLPlus
14 3 (1.21%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 41 (16.60%) JIRA
2 31 (12.55%) Git (software)
3 24 (9.72%) Jenkins
4 20 (8.10%) Subversion
5 16 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (6.48%) Cucumber
6 15 (6.07%) TeamCity
7 14 (5.67%) Maven
8 11 (4.45%) RubyGems
9 9 (3.64%) Selenium
9 9 (3.64%) NUnit
9 9 (3.64%) Ant
10 8 (3.24%) AnthillPro
10 8 (3.24%) Mercurial
10 8 (3.24%) Gerrit
11 7 (2.83%) RSpec
11 7 (2.83%) WebDriver
11 7 (2.83%) JUnit
12 6 (2.43%) Eclipse
12 6 (2.43%) JBehave
General
1 58 (23.48%) Finance
2 18 (7.29%) Banking
3 14 (5.67%) Billing
4 11 (4.45%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.83%) Front Office
6 5 (2.02%) Back Office
6 5 (2.02%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.02%) Retail
7 2 (0.81%) Advertising
7 2 (0.81%) Publishing
7 2 (0.81%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.81%) Law
7 2 (0.81%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 84 (34.01%) Developer
2 52 (21.05%) Architect
3 29 (11.74%) Solutions Architect
4 26 (10.53%) Java Developer
5 16 (6.48%) Analyst
5 16 (6.48%) Consultant
6 15 (6.07%) Senior Developer
7 13 (5.26%) .NET Developer
8 11 (4.45%) Ruby Developer
9 10 (4.05%) Oracle Consultant
10 9 (3.64%) Deployment Manager
10 9 (3.64%) Designer
11 8 (3.24%) Senior Architect
11 8 (3.24%) Middleware Consultant
11 8 (3.24%) Business Analyst
11 8 (3.24%) DevOps Engineer
12 7 (2.83%) Senior Solutions Architect
13 6 (2.43%) Software Engineer
14 5 (2.02%) Systems Analyst
14 5 (2.02%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (25.51%) Web Services
2 57 (23.08%) XML
3 47 (19.03%) .NET
4 46 (18.62%) Middleware
5 43 (17.41%) SOAP
6 38 (15.38%) REST
7 37 (14.98%) J2EE
8 29 (11.74%) JMS
8 29 (11.74%) Oracle Fusion
9 24 (9.72%) HTML
10 22 (8.91%) RESTful
11 17 (6.88%) WebCenter
12 16 (6.48%) WCF
12 16 (6.48%) Spring
12 16 (6.48%) CSS
13 15 (6.07%) XSD
13 15 (6.07%) JSON
14 14 (5.67%) JDBC
15 13 (5.26%) jQuery
15 13 (5.26%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.07%) Open Source
2 11 (4.45%) Mobile App
2 11 (4.45%) Data Integration
3 10 (4.05%) N-Tier
4 9 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.43%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.02%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.02%) Clustering
7 4 (1.62%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.21%) W3C
8 3 (1.21%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.21%) Derivative
8 3 (1.21%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.21%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.81%) RIA
9 2 (0.81%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.81%) FMCG
9 2 (0.81%) iPhone
9 2 (0.81%) Replication
10 1 (0.40%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 37 (14.98%) Linux
2 25 (10.12%) Windows
3 24 (9.72%) UNIX
4 12 (4.86%) Android
5 7 (2.83%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.62%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.62%) SELinux
6 4 (1.62%) VMS
7 3 (1.21%) Solaris
8 1 (0.40%) zOS
8 1 (0.40%) CentOS
8 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (13.77%) Scrum
2 33 (13.36%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (11.34%) OO
3 28 (11.34%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (10.53%) MVC
5 25 (10.12%) DevOps
6 24 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
6 24 (9.72%) TDD
7 23 (9.31%) Content Management
8 22 (8.91%) CRM
9 20 (8.10%) UML
10 19 (7.69%) ETL
10 19 (7.69%) Migration
10 19 (7.69%) Unit Testing
11 18 (7.29%) E-Commerce
12 16 (6.48%) Data Modelling
13 15 (6.07%) TOGAF
14 13 (5.26%) Revenue Management
15 12 (4.86%) Data Migration
15 12 (4.86%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 88 (35.63%) Java
2 43 (17.41%) SQL
3 33 (13.36%) Python
4 28 (11.34%) C#
5 26 (10.53%) Bash Shell
6 24 (9.72%) JavaScript
7 21 (8.50%) PL/SQL
8 19 (7.69%) Ruby
9 14 (5.67%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 13 (5.26%) Jython
11 8 (3.24%) Scala
12 7 (2.83%) XPath
12 7 (2.83%) PHP
13 6 (2.43%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.62%) Groovy
15 3 (1.21%) Objective-C
15 3 (1.21%) XQuery
15 3 (1.21%) ActionScript
15 3 (1.21%) Perl
15 3 (1.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (6.88%) Degree
2 8 (3.24%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.21%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (0.81%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.81%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) IIBA
5 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.26%) QA
1 13 (5.26%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.21%) FATCA
System Software
1 21 (8.50%) Oracle RAC
2 11 (4.45%) vCloud
3 5 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.62%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.62%) KVM
5 1 (0.40%) ACF2
5 1 (0.40%) vSphere
5 1 (0.40%) Varnish
5 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.40%) RACF
5 1 (0.40%) Samba
5 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 25 (10.12%) Puppet
2 17 (6.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 15 (6.07%) Oracle Identity Management
4 13 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.62%) Nagios
5 4 (1.62%) Ganglia
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.81%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.81%) OpenSSO
7 1 (0.40%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.40%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.40%) CA SiteMinder
7 1 (0.40%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 82 (33.20%) Oracle
2 29 (11.74%) Microsoft
3 17 (6.88%) IBM
4 15 (6.07%) VMware
5 13 (5.26%) Remedy
6 11 (4.45%) Siebel
7 10 (4.05%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.83%) JBoss
9 5 (2.02%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.62%) webMethods
10 4 (1.62%) Sitecore
10 4 (1.62%) hybris
10 4 (1.62%) BEA
10 4 (1.62%) Google
11 3 (1.21%) StreamServe
11 3 (1.21%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.21%) Software AG
11 3 (1.21%) Sun
11 3 (1.21%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (1.21%) SAP
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