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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 109 86 96
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +10
Contract jobs citing SOA 67 124 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.91% 2.34% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 2.84% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 96 83
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £369 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £610 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £435
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +21.42%
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
3023 4364 4657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 86.25% 82.32% 80.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2428 3447 3451
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 43 46
Median hourly rate £17.25 £21.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.76% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 60 (50.85%) Java
2 54 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (38.14%) TDD
4 43 (36.44%) Web Services
5 35 (29.66%) Finance
5 35 (29.66%) Scrum
6 34 (28.81%) HTML
7 32 (27.12%) JavaScript
8 29 (24.58%) CSS
9 28 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (21.19%) Git (software)
10 25 (21.19%) Microsoft
11 24 (20.34%) SQL
11 24 (20.34%) MVC
12 23 (19.49%) Kanban
13 21 (17.80%) MongoDB
13 21 (17.80%) C#
13 21 (17.80%) SOAP
14 20 (16.95%) XML
14 20 (16.95%) .NET
14 20 (16.95%) Oracle
14 20 (16.95%) OO
14 20 (16.95%) HTML5
14 20 (16.95%) Big Data
15 19 (16.10%) Web Application Development
15 19 (16.10%) DevOps
15 19 (16.10%) BDD
15 19 (16.10%) Software Engineering
15 19 (16.10%) Web Development
15 19 (16.10%) Refactoring

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 12 (10.17%) WebLogic
2 6 (5.08%) JBoss
3 4 (3.39%) Mule
3 4 (3.39%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.54%) Apache Pig
4 3 (2.54%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.69%) CMS
5 2 (1.69%) IIS
5 2 (1.69%) nginx
5 2 (1.69%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.69%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.85%) Apache
6 1 (0.85%) Drupal
6 1 (0.85%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.85%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) MS Office
2 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (7.63%) Documaker
2 7 (5.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.54%) Oracle FAH
4 2 (1.69%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.54%) Force.com
3 3 (2.54%) GitHub
4 2 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.69%) Google Apps
4 2 (1.69%) IaaS
4 2 (1.69%) SaaS
5 1 (0.85%) Boomi
5 1 (0.85%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.85%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.85%) Lucidchart
5 1 (0.85%) Office 365
5 1 (0.85%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.08%) HTTP
2 3 (2.54%) SNMP
2 3 (2.54%) SSL
3 2 (1.69%) FTP
4 1 (0.85%) CTI
4 1 (0.85%) DDNS
4 1 (0.85%) DHCP
4 1 (0.85%) DNS
4 1 (0.85%) Firewall
4 1 (0.85%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.85%) Internet
4 1 (0.85%) IPsec
4 1 (0.85%) LDAP
4 1 (0.85%) Network Security
4 1 (0.85%) Skype
4 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.80%) MongoDB
2 20 (16.95%) Big Data
3 15 (12.71%) Apache Cassandra
4 13 (11.02%) SQL Server
5 8 (6.78%) Oracle Database
5 8 (6.78%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.39%) DB2
7 4 (3.39%) MySQL
7 4 (3.39%) NoSQL
7 4 (3.39%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.54%) Apache Hive
8 3 (2.54%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.54%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.54%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.69%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.69%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (21.19%) Git (software)
2 16 (13.56%) Jenkins
3 15 (12.71%) Gradle
3 15 (12.71%) IntelliJ
4 14 (11.86%) JIRA
5 13 (11.02%) Selenium
6 9 (7.63%) SoapUI
7 5 (4.24%) Artifactory
7 5 (4.24%) Cucumber
7 5 (4.24%) JUnit
7 5 (4.24%) TeamCity
8 4 (3.39%) Appium
8 4 (3.39%) JMeter
8 4 (3.39%) Maven
8 4 (3.39%) NUnit
8 4 (3.39%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (3.39%) SonarQube
9 3 (2.54%) The Grinder
9 3 (2.54%) WebDriver
9 3 (2.54%) Zephyr
General
1 35 (29.66%) Finance
2 14 (11.86%) Banking
3 12 (10.17%) Retail
4 11 (9.32%) Financial Institution
5 6 (5.08%) Front Office
6 5 (4.24%) Back Office
6 5 (4.24%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.69%) Advertising
7 2 (1.69%) Billing
7 2 (1.69%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.69%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.69%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (46.61%) Developer
2 36 (30.51%) Architect
3 21 (17.80%) Java Developer
3 21 (17.80%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (9.32%) Full Stack Developer
4 11 (9.32%) Technical Architect
5 9 (7.63%) C# Developer
5 9 (7.63%) Consultant
6 8 (6.78%) Oracle Consultant
7 7 (5.93%) Agile Developer
7 7 (5.93%) Support Consultant
8 6 (5.08%) SOA Architect
9 5 (4.24%) .NET Developer
9 5 (4.24%) Senior C# Developer
9 5 (4.24%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.39%) Analyst
11 3 (2.54%) Java Technical Architect
11 3 (2.54%) Security Architect
11 3 (2.54%) Test Analyst
11 3 (2.54%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (36.44%) Web Services
2 34 (28.81%) HTML
3 29 (24.58%) CSS
4 21 (17.80%) SOAP
5 20 (16.95%) .NET
5 20 (16.95%) HTML5
5 20 (16.95%) XML
6 16 (13.56%) Middleware
7 15 (12.71%) Dropwizard
7 15 (12.71%) Hystrix
7 15 (12.71%) Scalatra
8 14 (11.86%) Node.js
8 14 (11.86%) Play Framework
8 14 (11.86%) Spring
9 13 (11.02%) J2EE
10 12 (10.17%) Ajax
10 12 (10.17%) Java EE
11 11 (9.32%) RESTful
12 10 (8.47%) jQuery
12 10 (8.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.63%) Hedge funds
2 6 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.39%) Cryptography
3 4 (3.39%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.54%) DataPower
4 3 (2.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.69%) Artificial Intelligence
5 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.69%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.69%) EPoS
6 1 (0.85%) Clustering
6 1 (0.85%) Derivative
6 1 (0.85%) DTCC
6 1 (0.85%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.85%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.85%) IVR
6 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.85%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.41%) Linux
2 13 (11.02%) Unix
3 8 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (6.78%) Windows
4 7 (5.93%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (2.54%) Solaris
6 2 (1.69%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (38.14%) TDD
3 35 (29.66%) Scrum
4 28 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (20.34%) MVC
6 23 (19.49%) Kanban
7 20 (16.95%) OO
8 19 (16.10%) BDD
8 19 (16.10%) DevOps
8 19 (16.10%) Refactoring
8 19 (16.10%) Software Engineering
8 19 (16.10%) Web Application Development
8 19 (16.10%) Web Development
9 18 (15.25%) Domain-Driven Design
9 18 (15.25%) SOLID
10 15 (12.71%) Automated Testing
10 15 (12.71%) Front End Development
10 15 (12.71%) Pair Programming
11 14 (11.86%) TOGAF
12 12 (10.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (50.85%) Java
2 32 (27.12%) JavaScript
3 24 (20.34%) SQL
4 21 (17.80%) C#
5 18 (15.25%) Scala
6 13 (11.02%) Python
7 6 (5.08%) Bash Shell
7 6 (5.08%) Ruby
8 5 (4.24%) Groovy
8 5 (4.24%) Jython
8 5 (4.24%) Perl
9 4 (3.39%) Apex Code
9 4 (3.39%) SOQL
10 2 (1.69%) Go
10 2 (1.69%) PHP
10 2 (1.69%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.69%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.85%) C
11 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (4.24%) Degree
2 3 (2.54%) ISEB
2 3 (2.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.85%) CISSP
3 1 (0.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (16.10%) QA
2 3 (2.54%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.54%) Docker
3 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.85%) GridGain
3 1 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (8.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 8 (6.78%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 3 (2.54%) Ansible
4 2 (1.69%) Puppet
5 1 (0.85%) Cacti
5 1 (0.85%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.85%) Mesos
5 1 (0.85%) MOM
5 1 (0.85%) Nagios
5 1 (0.85%) Netcool
5 1 (0.85%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.85%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 25 (21.19%) Microsoft
2 20 (16.95%) Oracle
3 15 (12.71%) New Relic
4 10 (8.47%) Siebel
5 8 (6.78%) Red Hat
5 8 (6.78%) VMware
6 7 (5.93%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (5.08%) IBM
8 3 (2.54%) Canoo
8 3 (2.54%) Google
8 3 (2.54%) Informatica
8 3 (2.54%) MuleSoft
8 3 (2.54%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.69%) Apple
9 2 (1.69%) Cognos
9 2 (1.69%) DataSynapse
9 2 (1.69%) SAP
10 1 (0.85%) Infragistics
10 1 (0.85%) Sybase
10 1 (0.85%) webMethods