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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 95 95 99
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing SOA 106 115 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.09% 1.94% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 2.51% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 78 78
Average daily rate
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£465 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.10% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £322 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £629 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
4006 4577 4299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.90% 77.39% 76.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3133 3335 3287
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 48 74
Average hourly rate £22.25 £24.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.29% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

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 January 2015, 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 (42.72%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (39.32%) Java
3 61 (29.61%) Finance
4 60 (29.13%) Web Services
5 55 (26.70%) Oracle
6 53 (25.73%) TDD
7 45 (21.84%) Banking
8 42 (20.39%) Middleware
8 42 (20.39%) HTML
9 40 (19.42%) JavaScript
10 38 (18.45%) XML
11 37 (17.96%) SQL
12 35 (16.99%) .NET
12 35 (16.99%) RESTful
13 32 (15.53%) OO
13 32 (15.53%) JMS
13 32 (15.53%) Analytical Skills
14 29 (14.08%) Scrum
14 29 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
15 27 (13.11%) JIRA
15 27 (13.11%) Spring
15 27 (13.11%) BDD
16 26 (12.62%) MVC
16 26 (12.62%) WebLogic
17 25 (12.14%) CSS
17 25 (12.14%) UNIX
18 24 (11.65%) C#
18 24 (11.65%) Degree
19 23 (11.17%) Business Intelligence
20 22 (10.68%) REST

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 26 (12.62%) WebLogic
2 16 (7.77%) WebSphere
2 16 (7.77%) Oracle Service Bus
3 12 (5.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (4.85%) WebLogic Portal
4 10 (4.85%) JBoss
4 10 (4.85%) Node.js
5 6 (2.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 6 (2.91%) Adobe CQ
6 4 (1.94%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.94%) IIS
7 3 (1.46%) Apache ServiceMix
7 3 (1.46%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.46%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.46%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.46%) CMS
8 2 (0.97%) WebSphere Process Server
8 2 (0.97%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.97%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (0.97%) MS Excel
1 2 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.49%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (5.83%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (4.85%) Documaker
3 7 (3.40%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (2.91%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.49%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.49%) Cordys
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.49%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.49%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.91%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.49%) Taleo
5 1 (0.49%) SaaS
5 1 (0.49%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.28%) HTTP
2 14 (6.80%) SSL
3 10 (4.85%) HTTPS
4 5 (2.43%) Network Security
4 5 (2.43%) Internet
5 3 (1.46%) Firewall
6 2 (0.97%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.97%) LDAP
6 2 (0.97%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (0.97%) AMQP
7 1 (0.49%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.49%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.74%) Oracle BI EE
3 17 (8.25%) Oracle ODI
4 14 (6.80%) Oracle Database
5 12 (5.83%) NoSQL
6 9 (4.37%) Relational Database
6 9 (4.37%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (3.88%) Oracle Exadata
7 8 (3.88%) Big Data
8 7 (3.40%) MongoDB
9 6 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (2.91%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 5 (2.43%) MySQL
10 5 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (2.43%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.46%) Triplestore
12 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (1.46%) DB2
Development Applications
1 27 (13.11%) JIRA
2 21 (10.19%) Maven
3 13 (6.31%) Subversion
3 13 (6.31%) Git (software)
4 12 (5.83%) Cucumber
5 11 (5.34%) Selenium
5 11 (5.34%) JUnit
6 10 (4.85%) Jenkins
7 8 (3.88%) TeamCity
7 8 (3.88%) WebDriver
8 7 (3.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (3.40%) Eclipse
9 6 (2.91%) Mockito
9 6 (2.91%) Hudson
10 4 (1.94%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.94%) JBehave
10 4 (1.94%) Grunt
11 3 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.46%) Moq
11 3 (1.46%) MSTest
General
1 61 (29.61%) Finance
2 45 (21.84%) Banking
3 17 (8.25%) Front Office
4 14 (6.80%) Investment Banking
5 12 (5.83%) Financial Institution
6 11 (5.34%) Billing
7 10 (4.85%) Retail
8 4 (1.94%) Back Office
9 3 (1.46%) Publishing
10 2 (0.97%) Legal
10 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.97%) Arabic Language
10 2 (0.97%) Hindi Language
10 2 (0.97%) Marketing
11 1 (0.49%) International Banking
11 1 (0.49%) Games
11 1 (0.49%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 91 (44.17%) Developer
2 50 (24.27%) Architect
3 38 (18.45%) Java Developer
4 21 (10.19%) Solutions Architect
5 18 (8.74%) Consultant
6 17 (8.25%) Technical Architect
7 13 (6.31%) Analyst
7 13 (6.31%) Senior Developer
8 11 (5.34%) C# Developer
9 9 (4.37%) .NET Developer
10 8 (3.88%) Scala Developer
11 7 (3.40%) Oracle Consultant
11 7 (3.40%) Senior Java Developer
12 5 (2.43%) Linux Engineer
12 5 (2.43%) Solutions Analyst
12 5 (2.43%) TIBCO Consultant
12 5 (2.43%) Senior Architect
12 5 (2.43%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (2.43%) Business Analyst
12 5 (2.43%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (29.13%) Web Services
2 42 (20.39%) Middleware
2 42 (20.39%) HTML
3 38 (18.45%) XML
4 35 (16.99%) .NET
4 35 (16.99%) RESTful
5 32 (15.53%) JMS
6 27 (13.11%) Spring
7 25 (12.14%) CSS
8 22 (10.68%) REST
9 21 (10.19%) HTML5
10 18 (8.74%) SOAP
11 17 (8.25%) Oracle Fusion
11 17 (8.25%) J2EE
12 16 (7.77%) WCF
13 15 (7.28%) Hibernate
14 14 (6.80%) jQuery
15 13 (6.31%) ASP.NET
16 12 (5.83%) ASP.NET MVC
16 12 (5.83%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.53%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (10.19%) Derivative
3 16 (7.77%) Equity Derivative
4 13 (6.31%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.88%) Clustering
6 7 (3.40%) Hedge funds
7 6 (2.91%) Inversion of Control
7 6 (2.91%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.43%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.94%) Equities
9 4 (1.94%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.94%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.94%) Open Source
10 3 (1.46%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.46%) User Experience
10 3 (1.46%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.97%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.97%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.97%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.14%) UNIX
2 21 (10.19%) Linux
3 14 (6.80%) Windows
4 5 (2.43%) Android
5 4 (1.94%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.97%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.49%) CentOS
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (42.72%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (25.73%) TDD
3 32 (15.53%) OO
4 29 (14.08%) Scrum
4 29 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (13.11%) BDD
6 26 (12.62%) MVC
7 23 (11.17%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (9.71%) Integration Testing
9 18 (8.74%) Data Modelling
10 14 (6.80%) E-Commerce
10 14 (6.80%) CRM
11 13 (6.31%) TOGAF
12 12 (5.83%) Domain-Driven Design
12 12 (5.83%) Unit Testing
13 10 (4.85%) Project Management
13 10 (4.85%) Configuration Management
13 10 (4.85%) UML
13 10 (4.85%) Workflow
13 10 (4.85%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 81 (39.32%) Java
2 40 (19.42%) JavaScript
3 37 (17.96%) SQL
4 24 (11.65%) C#
5 19 (9.22%) Python
6 17 (8.25%) Bash Shell
7 13 (6.31%) Ruby
7 13 (6.31%) Scala
8 9 (4.37%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.40%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 7 (3.40%) Jython
10 6 (2.91%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.43%) R
11 5 (2.43%) PHP
11 5 (2.43%) C
12 4 (1.94%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.46%) Erlang
13 3 (1.46%) C++
13 3 (1.46%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.97%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 24 (11.65%) Degree
2 3 (1.46%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.49%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.49%) ISEB
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.34%) Data Quality
2 10 (4.85%) QA
3 5 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (8.25%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.97%) HDFS
4 1 (0.49%) vCloud
4 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (5.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 9 (4.37%) Puppet
3 7 (3.40%) Oracle Identity Management
4 5 (2.43%) Vagrant
4 5 (2.43%) SELinux
5 2 (0.97%) Control-M
5 2 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.49%) yum
6 1 (0.49%) OpenSSO
6 1 (0.49%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 55 (26.70%) Oracle
2 17 (8.25%) Remedy
3 15 (7.28%) IBM
4 14 (6.80%) Microsoft
5 9 (4.37%) SAP
6 8 (3.88%) Adobe
7 7 (3.40%) VMware
7 7 (3.40%) TIBCO
8 6 (2.91%) Siebel
9 5 (2.43%) Sitecore
10 4 (1.94%) hybris
11 3 (1.46%) Rackspace
11 3 (1.46%) Business Objects
11 3 (1.46%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (1.46%) BMC
11 3 (1.46%) Informatica
12 2 (0.97%) Telerik
12 2 (0.97%) Saba
12 2 (0.97%) Infragistics
12 2 (0.97%) ATG
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