The first table below looks at the demand for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 88 97 101
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs citing SOA 512 514 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.18% 2.12% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 2.77% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 346 362
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £634 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £31.99 £185.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.71% +452.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -7.95%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18040 18538 19441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.72% 76.41% 73.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12586 12861 12944
Average daily rate £442 £450 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.77% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 252 381
Average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £51.30 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
SOA
England

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in London

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the London region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in London

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in London

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the London region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in London

SOA
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +26 126 £475 - 37
Canary Wharf +10 2 - -
Docklands, London +6 2 £600 +4.34%
Croydon +3 2 £488 -
Wimbledon - 1 £500 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - - 3
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 357 (36.28%) Java
2 318 (32.32%) Oracle
3 287 (29.17%) Web Services
4 225 (22.87%) XML
5 199 (20.22%) TDD
6 191 (19.41%) Finance
7 184 (18.70%) SQL
8 181 (18.39%) Linux
9 178 (18.09%) .NET
10 169 (17.17%) Agile Software Development
11 157 (15.96%) HTML
12 154 (15.65%) Scrum
13 152 (15.45%) JavaScript
14 151 (15.35%) Middleware
15 145 (14.74%) OO
16 140 (14.23%) C#
17 139 (14.13%) SQL Server
18 132 (13.41%) SOAP
19 128 (13.01%) J2EE
20 125 (12.70%) MVC
21 122 (12.40%) Spring
22 121 (12.30%) REST
23 118 (11.99%) Git (software)
24 117 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
25 112 (11.38%) CSS
26 104 (10.57%) WebLogic
27 102 (10.37%) Oracle Database
28 100 (10.16%) BDD
29 94 (9.55%) WCF
30 93 (9.45%) Subversion

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 104 (10.57%) WebLogic
2 84 (8.54%) WebSphere
3 77 (7.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 49 (4.98%) Oracle Service Bus
5 45 (4.57%) Tomcat
6 41 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
7 35 (3.56%) SharePoint
7 35 (3.56%) Adobe CQ
8 33 (3.35%) Apache
9 30 (3.05%) CMS
10 29 (2.95%) WebLogic Portal
11 19 (1.93%) Apache Solr
12 16 (1.63%) IIS
13 15 (1.52%) Confluence
14 14 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
14 14 (1.42%) AquaLogic
14 14 (1.42%) GlassFish
15 13 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
16 12 (1.22%) NServiceBus
17 11 (1.12%) Node.js
Applications
1 30 (3.05%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 13 (1.32%) MS Office
4 8 (0.81%) MS Project
5 7 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.41%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.30%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 54 (5.49%) Oracle EBS
2 32 (3.25%) Oracle BPM
3 19 (1.93%) Oracle Applications
4 16 (1.63%) Oracle EBS R12
5 14 (1.42%) Workday HCM
6 12 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
7 11 (1.12%) SAP HR
8 10 (1.02%) Documaker
9 9 (0.91%) Oracle FAH
10 7 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
11 6 (0.61%) Oracle 11i
11 6 (0.61%) BusinessWorks
11 6 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
12 5 (0.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 4 (0.41%) Oracle Retail
13 4 (0.41%) Tridion
14 3 (0.30%) ION MarketView
15 2 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
16 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 44 (4.47%) Amazon EC2
2 38 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (2.64%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (2.44%) SaaS
6 22 (2.24%) PaaS
7 17 (1.73%) IaaS
8 3 (0.30%) Force.com
9 2 (0.20%) Heroku
10 1 (0.10%) Office 365
10 1 (0.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 50 (5.08%) HTTP
2 24 (2.44%) Internet
3 22 (2.24%) SSL
4 13 (1.32%) LDAP
5 11 (1.12%) HTTPS
6 10 (1.02%) FTP
6 10 (1.02%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.71%) Firewall
8 5 (0.51%) Intranet
8 5 (0.51%) SAN
9 4 (0.41%) DMZ
9 4 (0.41%) Network Security
10 2 (0.20%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (0.20%) AMQP
10 2 (0.20%) tcpdump
10 2 (0.20%) Extranet
10 2 (0.20%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.20%) VPN
10 2 (0.20%) DNS
10 2 (0.20%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (14.13%) SQL Server
2 102 (10.37%) Oracle Database
3 73 (7.42%) Oracle Database 11g
4 63 (6.40%) Relational Database
5 46 (4.67%) MySQL
6 40 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
7 37 (3.76%) Oracle ODI
8 35 (3.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 34 (3.46%) MongoDB
10 33 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
11 32 (3.25%) NoSQL
12 30 (3.05%) Oracle Exadata
12 30 (3.05%) RDBMS
13 23 (2.34%) Oracle Database 10g
14 21 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
15 20 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
15 20 (2.03%) Oracle BI EE
16 19 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 15 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 15 (1.52%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 118 (11.99%) Git (software)
2 93 (9.45%) Subversion
3 84 (8.54%) JIRA
4 77 (7.83%) TeamCity
5 74 (7.52%) JUnit
6 72 (7.32%) Selenium
7 67 (6.81%) Maven
7 67 (6.81%) Jenkins
8 66 (6.71%) Cucumber
9 54 (5.49%) Hudson
10 46 (4.67%) JBehave
11 44 (4.47%) Mockito
12 43 (4.37%) WebDriver
13 38 (3.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 32 (3.25%) Visual Studio
15 27 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
16 26 (2.64%) NUnit
17 24 (2.44%) Ant
18 22 (2.24%) SoapUI
19 21 (2.13%) Calabash
General
1 191 (19.41%) Finance
2 82 (8.33%) Banking
3 50 (5.08%) Retail
4 31 (3.15%) Telecoms
5 26 (2.64%) Financial Institution
5 26 (2.64%) Front Office
6 25 (2.54%) Investment Banking
7 21 (2.13%) Back Office
8 18 (1.83%) Games
9 17 (1.73%) Billing
10 13 (1.32%) Publishing
10 13 (1.32%) Marketing
11 10 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.91%) Legal
13 7 (0.71%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.71%) Advertising
14 4 (0.41%) Local Government
15 2 (0.20%) Wholesale Banking
15 2 (0.20%) Automotive
15 2 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 371 (37.70%) Developer
2 256 (26.02%) Architect
3 134 (13.62%) Java Developer
4 101 (10.26%) Solutions Architect
5 65 (6.61%) Senior Developer
6 63 (6.40%) Consultant
7 57 (5.79%) .NET Developer
8 49 (4.98%) Analyst
9 35 (3.56%) C# Developer
10 27 (2.74%) Designer
11 24 (2.44%) Senior Java Developer
11 24 (2.44%) Tester
12 23 (2.34%) Project Manager
12 23 (2.34%) Enterprise Architect
12 23 (2.34%) Oracle Consultant
12 23 (2.34%) Senior Architect
13 21 (2.13%) Linux Engineer
13 21 (2.13%) Oracle Developer
14 20 (2.03%) Integration Architect
14 20 (2.03%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (29.17%) Web Services
2 225 (22.87%) XML
3 178 (18.09%) .NET
4 157 (15.96%) HTML
5 151 (15.35%) Middleware
6 132 (13.41%) SOAP
7 128 (13.01%) J2EE
8 122 (12.40%) Spring
9 121 (12.30%) REST
10 112 (11.38%) CSS
11 94 (9.55%) WCF
12 81 (8.23%) JMS
13 80 (8.13%) RESTful
14 79 (8.03%) ASP.NET
15 78 (7.93%) jQuery
16 67 (6.81%) Hibernate
17 64 (6.50%) Oracle Fusion
18 62 (6.30%) .NET Framework
18 62 (6.30%) JSON
19 60 (6.10%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 68 (6.91%) Open Source
1 68 (6.91%) Enterprise Software
2 47 (4.78%) Mobile App
3 34 (3.46%) Clustering
4 27 (2.74%) N-Tier
5 24 (2.44%) Hedge funds
6 19 (1.93%) Computer Science
6 19 (1.93%) Data Integration
6 19 (1.93%) Management Information System
7 16 (1.63%) Mobile Payment
8 14 (1.42%) Client/Server
9 13 (1.32%) Fixed Income
9 13 (1.32%) Derivative
10 12 (1.22%) New Media
11 9 (0.91%) Online Games
11 9 (0.91%) PKI
12 8 (0.81%) W3C
12 8 (0.81%) Blackberry
13 7 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 6 (0.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 181 (18.39%) Linux
2 88 (8.94%) UNIX
3 71 (7.22%) Windows
4 31 (3.15%) SELinux
5 20 (2.03%) Solaris
5 20 (2.03%) Android
6 19 (1.93%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
8 7 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.51%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.41%) VMS
11 4 (0.41%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.30%) CentOS
13 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.10%) zOS
14 1 (0.10%) Debian
14 1 (0.10%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (20.22%) TDD
2 169 (17.17%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (15.65%) Scrum
4 145 (14.74%) OO
5 125 (12.70%) MVC
6 117 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
7 100 (10.16%) BDD
8 88 (8.94%) UML
9 74 (7.52%) E-Commerce
10 68 (6.91%) TOGAF
11 65 (6.61%) Migration
12 62 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
12 62 (6.30%) Unit Testing
13 61 (6.20%) CRM
14 56 (5.69%) Data Modelling
14 56 (5.69%) Configuration Management
15 54 (5.49%) Enterprise Architecture
16 53 (5.39%) Project Management
17 52 (5.28%) Workflow
18 50 (5.08%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 357 (36.28%) Java
2 184 (18.70%) SQL
3 152 (15.45%) JavaScript
4 140 (14.23%) C#
5 81 (8.23%) Python
6 70 (7.11%) Ruby
7 60 (6.10%) PL/SQL
8 56 (5.69%) Bash Shell
9 38 (3.86%) XPath
10 27 (2.74%) T-SQL
11 26 (2.64%) PHP
12 21 (2.13%) Scala
13 20 (2.03%) Groovy
14 16 (1.63%) Perl
15 15 (1.52%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 14 (1.42%) Shell Script
17 13 (1.32%) VB
17 13 (1.32%) Jython
18 12 (1.22%) C++
18 12 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (6.61%) Degree
2 33 (3.35%) Security Cleared
3 21 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.73%) ISTQB
5 14 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.41%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.41%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.20%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.20%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.10%) PMP
9 1 (0.10%) CISM
9 1 (0.10%) GIAC
9 1 (0.10%) OCP
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.10%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.49%) QA
2 15 (1.52%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.30%) FATCA
5 2 (0.20%) COBIT
6 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 63 (6.40%) Oracle RAC
2 37 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.93%) vCloud
4 10 (1.02%) Varnish
5 7 (0.71%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.71%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.51%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.41%) KVM
8 3 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.30%) vSphere
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.10%) Xen
10 1 (0.10%) RACF
10 1 (0.10%) Samba
10 1 (0.10%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 77 (7.83%) Puppet
2 42 (4.27%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (3.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 18 (1.83%) Oracle Identity Management
5 9 (0.91%) Ansible
5 9 (0.91%) Salt
6 8 (0.81%) OpenSSO
7 7 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.71%) Nagios
7 7 (0.71%) CA SiteMinder
8 5 (0.51%) CA LISA
8 5 (0.51%) Vagrant
9 4 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 4 (0.41%) Data Guard
9 4 (0.41%) Ganglia
10 3 (0.30%) WMI
10 3 (0.30%) Oracle EDQ
11 1 (0.10%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.10%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.10%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 318 (32.32%) Oracle
2 92 (9.35%) Microsoft
3 84 (8.54%) IBM
4 57 (5.79%) JBoss
5 49 (4.98%) VMware
6 36 (3.66%) Remedy
7 33 (3.35%) Adobe
8 30 (3.05%) TIBCO
9 28 (2.85%) Salesforce.com
10 24 (2.44%) webMethods
11 23 (2.34%) SAP
12 22 (2.24%) BEA
13 20 (2.03%) Siebel
14 15 (1.52%) Red Hat
15 14 (1.42%) Software AG
16 13 (1.32%) PeopleSoft
16 13 (1.32%) ATG
17 12 (1.22%) Zend
18 10 (1.02%) HP
19 8 (0.81%) Google
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