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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
London / City of London
Rank 86 106 96
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -10
Contract jobs citing SOA 69 43 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.38% 1.40% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 1.65% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 26 75
Median daily rate £550 £563 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £363 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £725 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +17.64%

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
2489 2603 4182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 86.01% 84.71% 81.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1978 2047 3286
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 £360 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 25 35
Median hourly rate £55.00 £35.60 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.51% +74.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 January 2017.

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 January 2017, 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 57 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (37.21%) TDD
3 47 (36.43%) HTML
4 45 (34.88%) Java
5 44 (34.11%) Web Services
6 41 (31.78%) JavaScript
7 40 (31.01%) .NET
7 40 (31.01%) Finance
8 39 (30.23%) Scrum
9 38 (29.46%) CSS
10 35 (27.13%) Banking
11 31 (24.03%) SQL
12 28 (21.71%) C#
12 28 (21.71%) HTML5
13 27 (20.93%) MVC
13 27 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (18.60%) Kanban
15 23 (17.83%) AngularJS
16 22 (17.05%) Git (software)
16 22 (17.05%) SOLID
17 21 (16.28%) Domain-Driven Design
17 21 (16.28%) BDD
17 21 (16.28%) REST
17 21 (16.28%) QA
17 21 (16.28%) SQL Server
18 19 (14.73%) Refactoring
18 19 (14.73%) Web Development
18 19 (14.73%) Oracle
18 19 (14.73%) Windows
18 19 (14.73%) Oracle SOA Suite

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 19 (14.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (4.65%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.10%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.10%) OpenStack
3 4 (3.10%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.33%) JBoss
5 2 (1.55%) Apache
5 2 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.55%) nginx
5 2 (1.55%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.55%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.55%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.78%) CMS
6 1 (0.78%) Confluence
6 1 (0.78%) FileNet
6 1 (0.78%) SAS
6 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.55%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.78%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.78%) Documaker
3 1 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.78%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.10%) PaaS
5 3 (2.33%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (2.33%) IaaS
6 2 (1.55%) GitHub
6 2 (1.55%) Office 365
7 1 (0.78%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.78%) Force.com
7 1 (0.78%) G Suite
7 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.65%) HTTP
2 5 (3.88%) SAN
3 4 (3.10%) Internet
4 2 (1.55%) Firewall
4 2 (1.55%) LAN
4 2 (1.55%) LDAP
4 2 (1.55%) WAN
5 1 (0.78%) Converged Networks
5 1 (0.78%) DMZ
5 1 (0.78%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.78%) Skype
5 1 (0.78%) SNMP
5 1 (0.78%) SSL
5 1 (0.78%) VPN
5 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 18 (13.95%) MongoDB
3 17 (13.18%) Big Data
4 16 (12.40%) NoSQL
5 13 (10.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (8.53%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (7.75%) Relational Database
8 7 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (4.65%) Apache Hive
9 6 (4.65%) Hadoop
10 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (2.33%) Parquet
11 3 (2.33%) RavenDB
11 3 (2.33%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.55%) Impala
12 2 (1.55%) MySQL
12 2 (1.55%) Oracle BI EE
13 1 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.78%) Oracle ODI
13 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (17.05%) Git (software)
2 15 (11.63%) IntelliJ
2 15 (11.63%) Jenkins
3 12 (9.30%) Gradle
4 11 (8.53%) MSTest
4 11 (8.53%) NUnit
5 8 (6.20%) JIRA
6 6 (4.65%) Selenium
7 4 (3.10%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (3.10%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.33%) Ant
8 3 (2.33%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.33%) Grunt
8 3 (2.33%) gulp
9 2 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.55%) ERwin
9 2 (1.55%) JMeter
9 2 (1.55%) Maven
9 2 (1.55%) Moq
9 2 (1.55%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 40 (31.01%) Finance
2 35 (27.13%) Banking
3 10 (7.75%) Retail
4 5 (3.88%) Advertising
4 5 (3.88%) Back Office
5 3 (2.33%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.33%) Front Office
5 3 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.55%) Marketing
6 2 (1.55%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.78%) Billing
7 1 (0.78%) Legal
7 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (42.64%) Developer
2 52 (40.31%) Architect
3 20 (15.50%) C# Developer
4 19 (14.73%) Solutions Architect
5 17 (13.18%) Full Stack Developer
5 17 (13.18%) Java Developer
6 13 (10.08%) Integration Architect
7 12 (9.30%) Senior Developer
8 10 (7.75%) Lead Architect
9 9 (6.98%) .NET Developer
9 9 (6.98%) Data Architect
9 9 (6.98%) Senior C# Developer
10 8 (6.20%) Technical Architect
11 6 (4.65%) Data Engineer
11 6 (4.65%) SOA Architect
12 5 (3.88%) Agile Developer
12 5 (3.88%) Angular Developer
12 5 (3.88%) Big Data Engineer
12 5 (3.88%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (3.88%) Data Migration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (36.43%) HTML
2 44 (34.11%) Web Services
3 40 (31.01%) .NET
4 38 (29.46%) CSS
5 28 (21.71%) HTML5
6 23 (17.83%) AngularJS
7 21 (16.28%) REST
8 18 (13.95%) .NET Framework
9 17 (13.18%) RESTful
10 16 (12.40%) Dropwizard
10 16 (12.40%) Hystrix
10 16 (12.40%) J2EE
10 16 (12.40%) Scalatra
10 16 (12.40%) WCF
11 15 (11.63%) Node.js
11 15 (11.63%) React
12 14 (10.85%) XML
13 13 (10.08%) Oracle Fusion
14 12 (9.30%) ASP.NET
14 12 (9.30%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.98%) Data Integration
2 7 (5.43%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.65%) Statistics
4 5 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.88%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.10%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.33%) Online Banking
6 3 (2.33%) User Experience
6 3 (2.33%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.55%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.55%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.55%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.55%) Social Media
7 2 (1.55%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.55%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.78%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.78%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.73%) Windows
2 11 (8.53%) Unix
3 8 (6.20%) Linux
4 2 (1.55%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (37.21%) TDD
3 39 (30.23%) Scrum
4 27 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (20.93%) MVC
5 24 (18.60%) Kanban
6 22 (17.05%) SOLID
7 21 (16.28%) BDD
7 21 (16.28%) Domain-Driven Design
8 19 (14.73%) Front End Development
8 19 (14.73%) Refactoring
8 19 (14.73%) Web Application Development
8 19 (14.73%) Web Development
9 18 (13.95%) Automated Testing
10 17 (13.18%) OO
10 17 (13.18%) Software Engineering
11 16 (12.40%) Pair Programming
11 16 (12.40%) TOGAF
12 15 (11.63%) DevOps
13 14 (10.85%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 45 (34.88%) Java
2 41 (31.78%) JavaScript
3 31 (24.03%) SQL
4 28 (21.71%) C#
5 16 (12.40%) Python
5 16 (12.40%) Scala
6 12 (9.30%) T-SQL
7 7 (5.43%) R
8 5 (3.88%) Ruby
9 4 (3.10%) Groovy
10 3 (2.33%) Jython
10 3 (2.33%) Perl
11 2 (1.55%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.55%) Go
11 2 (1.55%) XPath
12 1 (0.78%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.78%) C
12 1 (0.78%) C++
12 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.78%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 2 (1.55%) Degree
1 2 (1.55%) ISEB
1 2 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (1.55%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.28%) QA
2 2 (1.55%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.55%) SEPA
3 1 (0.78%) GDPR
3 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.78%) Docker
1 1 (0.78%) vCloud
1 1 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (10.85%) MOM
2 1 (0.78%) OpenIDM
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 19 (14.73%) Oracle
2 17 (13.18%) Microsoft
3 16 (12.40%) New Relic
4 13 (10.08%) IBM
5 10 (7.75%) MuleSoft
6 4 (3.10%) Infragistics
7 3 (2.33%) Pega
8 2 (1.55%) ATG
8 2 (1.55%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.55%) SAP
8 2 (1.55%) Teradata
9 1 (0.78%) Cognos
9 1 (0.78%) Google
9 1 (0.78%) Reuters
9 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.78%) Siebel
9 1 (0.78%) Sybase
9 1 (0.78%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.78%) VMware
9 1 (0.78%) webMethods
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