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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 112 101 84
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -17
Contract jobs citing SOA 52 103 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.54% 1.89% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 2.36% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 85 91
Median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £380 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £410
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £49.25
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -26.39%
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
2874 4371 4788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.95% 80.22% 80.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2355 3440 3602
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 42 41
Median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +16.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £95.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 51 (48.57%) Java
2 44 (41.90%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (35.24%) Finance
4 32 (30.48%) Oracle
5 31 (29.52%) SQL
5 31 (29.52%) TDD
6 30 (28.57%) Web Services
7 27 (25.71%) XML
7 27 (25.71%) C#
8 26 (24.76%) .NET
9 25 (23.81%) Scrum
10 21 (20.00%) SQL Server
11 19 (18.10%) Banking
12 18 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (17.14%) Unix
13 17 (16.19%) SOAP
14 16 (15.24%) Microsoft
14 16 (15.24%) Git (software)
15 15 (14.29%) RESTful
15 15 (14.29%) JavaScript
15 15 (14.29%) Linux
15 15 (14.29%) OO
16 13 (12.38%) HTML
16 13 (12.38%) Windows
16 13 (12.38%) BDD
17 12 (11.43%) MongoDB
17 12 (11.43%) NoSQL
17 12 (11.43%) REST
17 12 (11.43%) Data Modelling
17 12 (11.43%) Spring

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 9 (8.57%) WebSphere
2 8 (7.62%) WebLogic
3 7 (6.67%) Node.js
4 6 (5.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (3.81%) Apache
6 3 (2.86%) Apache Pig
6 3 (2.86%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.86%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.90%) FileNet
7 2 (1.90%) JBoss
7 2 (1.90%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (1.90%) WMQI
8 1 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.95%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.95%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.95%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (3.81%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.86%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.90%) Documaker
4 1 (0.95%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.81%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (3.81%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.86%) Google App Engine
4 3 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.86%) Lucidchart
5 2 (1.90%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.95%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.95%) Force.com
6 1 (0.95%) IaaS
6 1 (0.95%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.81%) HTTP
2 3 (2.86%) FTP
3 1 (0.95%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.95%) Internet
3 1 (0.95%) IPsec
3 1 (0.95%) Network Security
3 1 (0.95%) SSL
3 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.43%) MongoDB
2 12 (11.43%) NoSQL
3 10 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (8.57%) Big Data
5 7 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (5.71%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.81%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (3.81%) MySQL
7 4 (3.81%) Oracle Database
7 4 (3.81%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (3.81%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (2.86%) Apache Hive
8 3 (2.86%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.90%) Data Mart
9 2 (1.90%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (15.24%) Git (software)
2 12 (11.43%) Maven
3 11 (10.48%) JIRA
4 9 (8.57%) Jenkins
4 9 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (8.57%) TeamCity
5 8 (7.62%) Selenium
6 7 (6.67%) Ant
6 7 (6.67%) NUnit
7 6 (5.71%) MSTest
8 5 (4.76%) Artifactory
8 5 (4.76%) Cucumber
8 5 (4.76%) Eclipse
8 5 (4.76%) Gradle
8 5 (4.76%) IntelliJ
8 5 (4.76%) JUnit
9 4 (3.81%) Gerrit
9 4 (3.81%) Mockito
9 4 (3.81%) SonarQube
9 4 (3.81%) Subversion
General
1 37 (35.24%) Finance
2 19 (18.10%) Banking
3 11 (10.48%) Back Office
4 9 (8.57%) Front Office
5 8 (7.62%) Financial Institution
6 7 (6.67%) Investment Banking
7 6 (5.71%) Retail
8 4 (3.81%) Billing
9 2 (1.90%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (1.90%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.95%) Advertising
10 1 (0.95%) Legal
10 1 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (48.57%) Developer
2 31 (29.52%) Architect
3 19 (18.10%) Solutions Architect
4 17 (16.19%) C# Developer
4 17 (16.19%) Java Developer
5 12 (11.43%) Senior Developer
6 9 (8.57%) .NET Developer
7 8 (7.62%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (7.62%) Senior C# Developer
8 6 (5.71%) Consultant
9 5 (4.76%) Enterprise Architect
9 5 (4.76%) Java Architect
9 5 (4.76%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.81%) C# Software Developer
10 4 (3.81%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (3.81%) Lead Architect
10 4 (3.81%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.81%) Senior Software Developer
10 4 (3.81%) SQL Developer
10 4 (3.81%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (28.57%) Web Services
2 27 (25.71%) XML
3 26 (24.76%) .NET
4 17 (16.19%) SOAP
5 15 (14.29%) RESTful
6 13 (12.38%) HTML
7 12 (11.43%) REST
7 12 (11.43%) Spring
8 11 (10.48%) .NET Framework
8 11 (10.48%) CSS
8 11 (10.48%) WCF
9 10 (9.52%) J2EE
10 9 (8.57%) HTML5
10 9 (8.57%) Middleware
11 8 (7.62%) AngularJS
11 8 (7.62%) jQuery
11 8 (7.62%) XSLT
12 7 (6.67%) Java EE
12 7 (6.67%) JSON
12 7 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.76%) Hedge funds
4 4 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.81%) Data Integration
4 4 (3.81%) DataPower
4 4 (3.81%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.86%) Data Extraction
5 3 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.90%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.90%) Derivative
6 2 (1.90%) EPoS
7 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.95%) Contactless
7 1 (0.95%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.95%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.95%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.95%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.14%) Unix
2 15 (14.29%) Linux
3 13 (12.38%) Windows
4 3 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.86%) Solaris
5 2 (1.90%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.95%) AIX
6 1 (0.95%) CentOS
6 1 (0.95%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (41.90%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (29.52%) TDD
3 25 (23.81%) Scrum
4 18 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (14.29%) OO
6 13 (12.38%) BDD
7 12 (11.43%) Data Modelling
8 11 (10.48%) Software Engineering
9 10 (9.52%) Automated Testing
9 10 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (9.52%) DevOps
10 9 (8.57%) Microservices
11 8 (7.62%) OOP
12 7 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (6.67%) Domain-Driven Design
12 7 (6.67%) ETL
12 7 (6.67%) Kanban
12 7 (6.67%) Multithreading
12 7 (6.67%) MVC
12 7 (6.67%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 51 (48.57%) Java
2 31 (29.52%) SQL
3 27 (25.71%) C#
4 15 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 9 (8.57%) Python
6 8 (7.62%) PL/SQL
7 7 (6.67%) Bash Shell
7 7 (6.67%) Scala
8 6 (5.71%) Perl
8 6 (5.71%) T-SQL
9 4 (3.81%) Groovy
9 4 (3.81%) XAML
10 2 (1.90%) Apex Code
10 2 (1.90%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.90%) SOQL
11 1 (0.95%) PHP
11 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (2.86%) Degree
1 3 (2.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (2.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.95%) BC Cleared
2 1 (0.95%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.57%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (3.81%) Docker
1 4 (3.81%) vCloud
1 4 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.95%) GridGain
2 1 (0.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.86%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (1.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.95%) Ansible
3 1 (0.95%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.95%) Mesos
3 1 (0.95%) Netcool
3 1 (0.95%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.95%) Puppet
3 1 (0.95%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (0.95%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.95%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 32 (30.48%) Oracle
2 16 (15.24%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.67%) VMware
4 5 (4.76%) IBM
4 5 (4.76%) New Relic
5 4 (3.81%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.81%) Siebel
6 3 (2.86%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.86%) Google
6 3 (2.86%) Hyperion
6 3 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.86%) WorldPay
7 2 (1.90%) DataSynapse
7 2 (1.90%) Splunk
7 2 (1.90%) Sybase
8 1 (0.95%) hybris
8 1 (0.95%) Pega
8 1 (0.95%) SAP
8 1 (0.95%) Tableau
8 1 (0.95%) TIBCO
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