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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 82 115 118
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +3
Contract jobs citing SOA 120 127 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.04% 1.73% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 2.26% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 96 92
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£475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £369 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.68% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £31.99 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £29.50 £32.30
% change year-on-year
+22.88% -8.66%
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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
4472 5631 5885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.89% 76.51% 75.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3324 4195 4373
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 70 88
Average hourly rate £22.38 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.55% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £14.70 £15.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £57.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -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 2 September 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 2 September 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 90 (35.86%) Java
2 86 (34.26%) Oracle
3 68 (27.09%) Web Services
4 63 (25.10%) Finance
5 61 (24.30%) XML
6 50 (19.92%) Middleware
7 46 (18.33%) SQL
8 44 (17.53%) WebLogic
9 43 (17.13%) .NET
9 43 (17.13%) SOAP
10 39 (15.54%) JIRA
11 38 (15.14%) Agile Software Development
11 38 (15.14%) J2EE
11 38 (15.14%) REST
12 37 (14.74%) Linux
13 35 (13.94%) Python
14 34 (13.55%) JMS
14 34 (13.55%) Scrum
15 31 (12.35%) JavaScript
15 31 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
16 30 (11.95%) HTML
16 30 (11.95%) Oracle Database
17 29 (11.55%) SQL Server
17 29 (11.55%) Oracle Fusion
17 29 (11.55%) TDD
18 28 (11.16%) Git (software)
18 28 (11.16%) RESTful
18 28 (11.16%) C#
18 28 (11.16%) UNIX
19 27 (10.76%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 44 (17.53%) WebLogic
2 26 (10.36%) WebSphere
2 26 (10.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 23 (9.16%) Oracle Service Bus
4 15 (5.98%) WebLogic Portal
5 12 (4.78%) Tomcat
6 10 (3.98%) SharePoint
7 9 (3.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 8 (3.19%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (3.19%) IIS
9 6 (2.39%) CMS
10 5 (1.99%) Oracle Coherence
11 4 (1.59%) Alfresco
11 4 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (1.59%) Confluence
11 4 (1.59%) SAS
12 3 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.80%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.80%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (1.99%) MS Office
2 4 (1.59%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (8.37%) Oracle BPM
2 12 (4.78%) Documaker
2 12 (4.78%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (1.99%) Oracle FAH
5 4 (1.59%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.80%) Workday HCM
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.80%) Tridion
7 2 (0.80%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.98%) Cloud Computing
1 15 (5.98%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.98%) SaaS
3 10 (3.98%) PaaS
4 9 (3.59%) IaaS
5 7 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.80%) Heroku
7 1 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.96%) HTTP
2 17 (6.77%) SSL
3 13 (5.18%) HTTPS
4 6 (2.39%) LDAP
4 6 (2.39%) Internet
5 5 (1.99%) Firewall
6 2 (0.80%) AMQP
6 2 (0.80%) FTP
6 2 (0.80%) Intranet
7 1 (0.40%) SAN
7 1 (0.40%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.40%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.40%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.40%) Network Security
7 1 (0.40%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.95%) Oracle Database
2 29 (11.55%) SQL Server
3 26 (10.36%) Oracle Database 11g
4 24 (9.56%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (8.37%) Relational Database
6 20 (7.97%) Oracle ODI
7 18 (7.17%) Oracle BI EE
8 16 (6.37%) MySQL
9 14 (5.58%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 11 (4.38%) MongoDB
11 9 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (3.59%) RDBMS
12 8 (3.19%) NoSQL
13 7 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
15 4 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
15 4 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
15 4 (1.59%) Oracle Exadata
16 3 (1.20%) SQLPlus
17 2 (0.80%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 39 (15.54%) JIRA
2 28 (11.16%) Git (software)
3 22 (8.76%) Jenkins
4 18 (7.17%) Subversion
5 17 (6.77%) Cucumber
6 15 (5.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (5.58%) TeamCity
7 14 (5.58%) Maven
8 11 (4.38%) RubyGems
9 10 (3.98%) Selenium
10 9 (3.59%) Ant
11 8 (3.19%) JUnit
11 8 (3.19%) WebDriver
12 7 (2.79%) Mercurial
12 7 (2.79%) RSpec
12 7 (2.79%) AnthillPro
12 7 (2.79%) NUnit
12 7 (2.79%) Gerrit
13 6 (2.39%) SoapUI
13 6 (2.39%) Calabash
General
1 63 (25.10%) Finance
2 22 (8.76%) Banking
3 15 (5.98%) Billing
4 12 (4.78%) Front Office
5 10 (3.98%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.79%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.99%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.99%) Back Office
8 4 (1.59%) Retail
9 2 (0.80%) Marketing
9 2 (0.80%) Law
9 2 (0.80%) Legal
9 2 (0.80%) Advertising
9 2 (0.80%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 95 (37.85%) Developer
2 45 (17.93%) Architect
3 32 (12.75%) Java Developer
4 24 (9.56%) Solutions Architect
5 17 (6.77%) Consultant
6 16 (6.37%) Analyst
7 15 (5.98%) Senior Developer
8 12 (4.78%) .NET Developer
9 11 (4.38%) Oracle Consultant
9 11 (4.38%) Ruby Developer
10 8 (3.19%) Deployment Manager
10 8 (3.19%) Business Analyst
10 8 (3.19%) Middleware Consultant
10 8 (3.19%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (2.79%) Designer
12 6 (2.39%) Senior Architect
12 6 (2.39%) Senior Solutions Architect
12 6 (2.39%) Integration Engineer
12 6 (2.39%) Scala Developer
13 5 (1.99%) Hybris Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (27.09%) Web Services
2 61 (24.30%) XML
3 50 (19.92%) Middleware
4 43 (17.13%) SOAP
4 43 (17.13%) .NET
5 38 (15.14%) J2EE
5 38 (15.14%) REST
6 34 (13.55%) JMS
7 30 (11.95%) HTML
8 29 (11.55%) Oracle Fusion
9 28 (11.16%) RESTful
10 19 (7.57%) Spring
11 18 (7.17%) WebCenter
12 17 (6.77%) JSON
12 17 (6.77%) XSD
12 17 (6.77%) CSS
13 15 (5.98%) JDBC
13 15 (5.98%) WCF
13 15 (5.98%) HTML5
14 14 (5.58%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.18%) Open Source
2 11 (4.38%) Data Integration
3 10 (3.98%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (3.59%) N-Tier
5 6 (2.39%) Clustering
5 6 (2.39%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.99%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.59%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.59%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.59%) Derivative
8 3 (1.20%) W3C
8 3 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.20%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.80%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.80%) FMCG
9 2 (0.80%) iPhone
9 2 (0.80%) Replication
9 2 (0.80%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.80%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 37 (14.74%) Linux
2 28 (11.16%) UNIX
3 26 (10.36%) Windows
4 12 (4.78%) Android
5 8 (3.19%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.59%) SELinux
6 4 (1.59%) VMS
7 3 (1.20%) Solaris
8 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.80%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.40%) zOS
9 1 (0.40%) CentOS
9 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (15.14%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (13.55%) Scrum
3 31 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (11.55%) TDD
5 27 (10.76%) Business Intelligence
6 26 (10.36%) OO
6 26 (10.36%) MVC
7 24 (9.56%) Content Management
8 22 (8.76%) CRM
8 22 (8.76%) DevOps
9 20 (7.97%) UML
10 19 (7.57%) ETL
11 18 (7.17%) Data Modelling
11 18 (7.17%) E-Commerce
11 18 (7.17%) Migration
11 18 (7.17%) Unit Testing
12 15 (5.98%) Integration Testing
12 15 (5.98%) Workflow
13 14 (5.58%) Revenue Management
13 14 (5.58%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 90 (35.86%) Java
2 46 (18.33%) SQL
3 35 (13.94%) Python
4 31 (12.35%) JavaScript
5 28 (11.16%) C#
6 27 (10.76%) Bash Shell
7 21 (8.37%) PL/SQL
8 20 (7.97%) Ruby
9 15 (5.98%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 14 (5.58%) Jython
11 13 (5.18%) Scala
12 8 (3.19%) Shell Script
13 7 (2.79%) XPath
14 5 (1.99%) PHP
15 4 (1.59%) Groovy
16 3 (1.20%) Objective-C
16 3 (1.20%) XQuery
16 3 (1.20%) ActionScript
16 3 (1.20%) Perl
16 3 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (8.37%) Degree
2 8 (3.19%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.20%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (0.80%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.80%) 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 15 (5.98%) Data Quality
2 13 (5.18%) QA
3 3 (1.20%) FATCA
System Software
1 23 (9.16%) Oracle RAC
2 10 (3.98%) vCloud
3 6 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.80%) KVM
4 2 (0.80%) HDFS
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 21 (8.37%) Puppet
2 18 (7.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 16 (6.37%) Oracle Identity Management
4 9 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle EDQ
5 2 (0.80%) OpenSSO
5 2 (0.80%) Nagios
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (0.80%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.40%) CA SiteMinder
6 1 (0.40%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.40%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.40%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.40%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 86 (34.26%) Oracle
2 26 (10.36%) Microsoft
3 20 (7.97%) IBM
4 15 (5.98%) Remedy
5 14 (5.58%) VMware
6 11 (4.38%) Siebel
7 8 (3.19%) JBoss
7 8 (3.19%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.99%) Google
8 5 (1.99%) hybris
9 4 (1.59%) Rackspace
9 4 (1.59%) Sitecore
9 4 (1.59%) BEA
10 3 (1.20%) Sun
10 3 (1.20%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (1.20%) SAP
10 3 (1.20%) TIBCO
10 3 (1.20%) webMethods
10 3 (1.20%) Software AG
10 3 (1.20%) Atlassian
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