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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 109 100 83
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -17
Contract jobs citing SOA 55 109 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.66% 1.87% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 2.34% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 87 96
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £625 £561
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.60 £43.25
% change year-on-year
+10.83% -6.12%
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
2818 4659 4801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.83% 80.04% 80.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2310 3662 3609
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 £338 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 52 39
Median hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.44% +13.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £57.60 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 61 (53.04%) Java
2 50 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (36.52%) Finance
4 39 (33.91%) Web Services
5 36 (31.30%) TDD
6 34 (29.57%) SQL
6 34 (29.57%) Oracle
7 29 (25.22%) XML
8 28 (24.35%) C#
9 27 (23.48%) .NET
10 26 (22.61%) Scrum
11 25 (21.74%) Microsoft
12 23 (20.00%) Unix
13 22 (19.13%) Linux
13 22 (19.13%) JavaScript
14 21 (18.26%) SQL Server
14 21 (18.26%) OO
14 21 (18.26%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (16.52%) JIRA
15 19 (16.52%) Git (software)
16 18 (15.65%) HTML
16 18 (15.65%) SOAP
16 18 (15.65%) Banking
17 17 (14.78%) CSS
17 17 (14.78%) BDD
18 16 (13.91%) MongoDB
19 15 (13.04%) REST
19 15 (13.04%) MVC
19 15 (13.04%) Middleware
19 15 (13.04%) 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 13 (11.30%) WebLogic
2 9 (7.83%) WebSphere
3 6 (5.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (4.35%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.48%) Apache
5 4 (3.48%) JBoss
6 3 (2.61%) Apache Pig
6 3 (2.61%) Mule
6 3 (2.61%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.74%) FileNet
7 2 (1.74%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (1.74%) WMQI
8 1 (0.87%) CMS
8 1 (0.87%) Drupal
8 1 (0.87%) IIS
8 1 (0.87%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (6.09%) Documaker
2 6 (5.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.61%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.61%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.74%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.22%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.48%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.61%) Google App Engine
5 3 (2.61%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.61%) Lucidchart
6 2 (1.74%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.74%) Force.com
7 1 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.87%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.87%) Boomi
7 1 (0.87%) GitHub
7 1 (0.87%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.87%) IaaS
7 1 (0.87%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.48%) HTTP
2 3 (2.61%) SNMP
3 2 (1.74%) FTP
4 1 (0.87%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.87%) IPsec
4 1 (0.87%) Network Security
4 1 (0.87%) SSL
4 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.26%) SQL Server
2 16 (13.91%) MongoDB
3 11 (9.57%) Big Data
4 10 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (8.70%) NoSQL
5 9 (7.83%) Oracle Database
5 9 (7.83%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (6.09%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (5.22%) MySQL
8 5 (4.35%) Relational Database
8 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (3.48%) DB2
10 3 (2.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (2.61%) Apache Hive
10 3 (2.61%) Hadoop
10 3 (2.61%) RDBMS
10 3 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.74%) Neo4j
11 2 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (16.52%) Git (software)
1 19 (16.52%) JIRA
2 10 (8.70%) Selenium
3 9 (7.83%) Jenkins
3 9 (7.83%) Maven
3 9 (7.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (7.83%) TeamCity
4 7 (6.09%) Gradle
4 7 (6.09%) IntelliJ
4 7 (6.09%) JUnit
5 6 (5.22%) Ant
5 6 (5.22%) Eclipse
5 6 (5.22%) Gerrit
5 6 (5.22%) NUnit
6 5 (4.35%) Artifactory
6 5 (4.35%) MSTest
6 5 (4.35%) SoapUI
7 4 (3.48%) Appium
7 4 (3.48%) SonarQube
7 4 (3.48%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 42 (36.52%) Finance
2 18 (15.65%) Banking
3 13 (11.30%) Financial Institution
4 9 (7.83%) Back Office
4 9 (7.83%) Front Office
5 7 (6.09%) Investment Banking
6 6 (5.22%) Retail
7 2 (1.74%) Advertising
7 2 (1.74%) Billing
7 2 (1.74%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.74%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (47.83%) Developer
2 30 (26.09%) Architect
3 20 (17.39%) Java Developer
4 19 (16.52%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (12.17%) C# Developer
6 11 (9.57%) Consultant
7 9 (7.83%) Senior Developer
8 8 (6.96%) .NET Developer
8 8 (6.96%) Oracle Consultant
9 7 (6.09%) Support Consultant
10 6 (5.22%) Senior C# Developer
11 5 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
11 5 (4.35%) Enterprise Architect
11 5 (4.35%) Technical Architect
12 4 (3.48%) Agile Developer
12 4 (3.48%) Full Stack Developer
12 4 (3.48%) Java Architect
12 4 (3.48%) Lead Architect
12 4 (3.48%) Salesforce.com Developer
12 4 (3.48%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (33.91%) Web Services
2 29 (25.22%) XML
3 27 (23.48%) .NET
4 18 (15.65%) HTML
4 18 (15.65%) SOAP
5 17 (14.78%) CSS
6 15 (13.04%) Middleware
6 15 (13.04%) REST
6 15 (13.04%) Spring
7 14 (12.17%) RESTful
8 13 (11.30%) J2EE
8 13 (11.30%) Java EE
9 11 (9.57%) .NET Framework
9 11 (9.57%) HTML5
9 11 (9.57%) WCF
10 9 (7.83%) Node.js
10 9 (7.83%) WebCenter
11 8 (6.96%) Ajax
11 8 (6.96%) AngularJS
11 8 (6.96%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.70%) Hedge funds
2 7 (6.09%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (6.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.48%) DataPower
4 4 (3.48%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.61%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.61%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.61%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.74%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.74%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.74%) Derivative
6 2 (1.74%) EPoS
7 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.87%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.87%) DTCC
7 1 (0.87%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.87%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.87%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.00%) Unix
2 22 (19.13%) Linux
3 13 (11.30%) Windows
4 8 (6.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (6.09%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (2.61%) Solaris
7 1 (0.87%) AIX
7 1 (0.87%) CentOS
7 1 (0.87%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (31.30%) TDD
3 26 (22.61%) Scrum
4 21 (18.26%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (18.26%) OO
5 17 (14.78%) BDD
6 15 (13.04%) MVC
7 14 (12.17%) DevOps
7 14 (12.17%) Software Engineering
8 12 (10.43%) Microservices
9 11 (9.57%) AOP
9 11 (9.57%) Automated Testing
9 11 (9.57%) Change Management
9 11 (9.57%) Data Modelling
10 10 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (8.70%) Domain-Driven Design
10 10 (8.70%) SOLID
11 9 (7.83%) Kanban
11 9 (7.83%) Multithreading
11 9 (7.83%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 61 (53.04%) Java
2 34 (29.57%) SQL
3 28 (24.35%) C#
4 22 (19.13%) JavaScript
5 12 (10.43%) Python
6 10 (8.70%) Scala
7 8 (6.96%) Bash Shell
8 6 (5.22%) Perl
8 6 (5.22%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.48%) Apex Code
9 4 (3.48%) Groovy
9 4 (3.48%) SOQL
9 4 (3.48%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.61%) XAML
11 2 (1.74%) PHP
11 2 (1.74%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.74%) Ruby
12 1 (0.87%) Go
12 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (2.61%) Degree
2 1 (0.87%) CISSP
2 1 (0.87%) ISEB
2 1 (0.87%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.43%) QA
2 2 (1.74%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.48%) Docker
2 4 (3.48%) vCloud
3 1 (0.87%) GridGain
3 1 (0.87%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (6.96%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 7 (6.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (2.61%) Ansible
4 1 (0.87%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.87%) Mesos
4 1 (0.87%) Netcool
4 1 (0.87%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.87%) Puppet
4 1 (0.87%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (0.87%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.87%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 34 (29.57%) Oracle
2 25 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 12 (10.43%) VMware
4 9 (7.83%) Red Hat
4 9 (7.83%) Siebel
5 7 (6.09%) New Relic
6 6 (5.22%) IBM
6 6 (5.22%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (3.48%) Google
8 3 (2.61%) Atlassian
8 3 (2.61%) Canoo
8 3 (2.61%) WorldPay
9 2 (1.74%) DataSynapse
9 2 (1.74%) Hyperion
9 2 (1.74%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.74%) SAP
9 2 (1.74%) Splunk
9 2 (1.74%) Sybase
9 2 (1.74%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.87%) Informatica
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