The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 119 113 106
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing SOA 434 457 482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.00% 1.99% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 2.46% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 286 317
Median daily rate £500 £475 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £661 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £160.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £49.25
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -26.39%
SOA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18254 18596 18605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.93% 80.96% 80.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13370 13091 13337
Median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 261 231
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% -1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £80.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the London region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -9 51 £500 +2.56% 32
Canary Wharf +3 4 £850 +54.54%
Ealing -1 3 - -
Croydon -9 3 - -
Bromley - 3 £525 - 1
Docklands, London +8 1 - -
Hammersmith +2 1 - - 1
Barnet - 1 - -
Chessington - 1 - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 London region with a requirement for SOA.

1 399 (49.69%) Agile Software Development
2 365 (45.45%) Java
3 232 (28.89%) Web Services
4 221 (27.52%) Scrum
5 209 (26.03%) Oracle
6 190 (23.66%) TDD
7 188 (23.41%) Finance
8 184 (22.91%) SQL
9 180 (22.42%) .NET
9 180 (22.42%) JavaScript
10 170 (21.17%) XML
11 166 (20.67%) HTML
12 151 (18.80%) Linux
13 148 (18.43%) RESTful
14 146 (18.18%) C#
15 137 (17.06%) CSS
16 133 (16.56%) Continuous Integration
17 132 (16.44%) REST
18 126 (15.69%) SOAP
19 119 (14.82%) SDLC
20 115 (14.32%) Git (software)
21 113 (14.07%) OO
22 112 (13.95%) Microservices
23 101 (12.58%) DevOps
24 100 (12.45%) Banking
25 94 (11.71%) MongoDB
26 93 (11.58%) Spring
27 89 (11.08%) Middleware
28 88 (10.96%) JMS
29 86 (10.71%) J2EE

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in 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 58 (7.22%) WebLogic
2 55 (6.85%) WebSphere
3 48 (5.98%) Node.js
4 43 (5.35%) Mule
5 37 (4.61%) CMS
6 36 (4.48%) Apache
7 30 (3.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 27 (3.36%) JBoss
8 27 (3.36%) Tomcat
9 26 (3.24%) Confluence
10 25 (3.11%) Oracle Service Bus
11 19 (2.37%) WebSphere Application Server
12 16 (1.99%) Oracle Coherence
13 15 (1.87%) Mule ESB
14 13 (1.62%) IIS
15 12 (1.49%) Apache Solr
15 12 (1.49%) nginx
16 11 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
17 10 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 10 (1.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (1.25%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.87%) MS Office
2 7 (0.87%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.50%) MS Project
4 2 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 22 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (2.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 13 (1.62%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
5 9 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.75%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.37%) ION MarketView
9 3 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
10 2 (0.25%) Documaker
10 2 (0.25%) Magento
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
11 1 (0.12%) Maximo
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
11 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HRMS
11 1 (0.12%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 59 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (2.99%) GitHub
2 24 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.86%) Amazon S3
4 21 (2.62%) Amazon EC2
4 21 (2.62%) Amazon SQS
5 18 (2.24%) SaaS
6 17 (2.12%) AWS CloudFormation
7 15 (1.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 15 (1.87%) Route 53
8 14 (1.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 14 (1.74%) Amazon ELB
8 14 (1.74%) CloudFront
9 11 (1.37%) IaaS
10 10 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (1.12%) PaaS
12 5 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.50%) Google App Engine
13 4 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.61%) HTTP
2 17 (2.12%) Internet
3 13 (1.62%) HTTPS
4 11 (1.37%) SNMP
5 9 (1.12%) FTP
5 9 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (1.00%) DNS
7 6 (0.75%) Network Security
7 6 (0.75%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.75%) WinSCP
8 4 (0.50%) Firewall
9 3 (0.37%) SAN
9 3 (0.37%) SSL
10 2 (0.25%) Converged Networks
10 2 (0.25%) LDAP
10 2 (0.25%) VPN
11 1 (0.12%) CTI
11 1 (0.12%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.12%) LAN
11 1 (0.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (11.71%) MongoDB
2 83 (10.34%) SQL Server
3 78 (9.71%) NoSQL
4 49 (6.10%) Oracle Database
5 45 (5.60%) Data Warehouse
6 41 (5.11%) Relational Database
7 36 (4.48%) MySQL
8 35 (4.36%) PostgreSQL
9 28 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
10 27 (3.36%) Big Data
10 27 (3.36%) Oracle Database 11g
11 24 (2.99%) DB2
12 22 (2.74%) RDBMS
13 21 (2.62%) Hadoop
14 18 (2.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 17 (2.12%) Apache Cassandra
16 16 (1.99%) Oracle Database 12c
16 16 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 16 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 15 (1.87%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 115 (14.32%) Git (software)
2 81 (10.09%) Jenkins
3 77 (9.59%) JIRA
4 64 (7.97%) Maven
5 48 (5.98%) JUnit
6 44 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 43 (5.35%) Subversion
8 41 (5.11%) Selenium
9 35 (4.36%) SoapUI
10 31 (3.86%) Eclipse
11 27 (3.36%) NUnit
12 24 (2.99%) Cucumber
12 24 (2.99%) Hudson
13 23 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 20 (2.49%) TeamCity
14 20 (2.49%) Visual Studio
15 18 (2.24%) Ant
16 16 (1.99%) Mockito
16 16 (1.99%) WebDriver
17 15 (1.87%) Grunt
General
1 188 (23.41%) Finance
2 100 (12.45%) Banking
3 70 (8.72%) Retail
4 33 (4.11%) Marketing
5 30 (3.74%) Front Office
5 30 (3.74%) Telecoms
6 26 (3.24%) Investment Banking
7 23 (2.86%) Back Office
8 20 (2.49%) Manufacturing
9 19 (2.37%) Electronics
10 15 (1.87%) Financial Institution
11 8 (1.00%) Games
11 8 (1.00%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.75%) Billing
13 6 (0.75%) Legal
14 5 (0.62%) Advertising
14 5 (0.62%) International Banking
15 4 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.50%) Hungarian Language
Job Titles
1 329 (40.97%) Developer
2 219 (27.27%) Architect
3 101 (12.58%) Solutions Architect
4 96 (11.96%) Java Developer
5 81 (10.09%) C# Developer
6 63 (7.85%) .NET Developer
7 50 (6.23%) Consultant
8 47 (5.85%) C# .NET Developer
9 44 (5.48%) Senior Developer
10 31 (3.86%) DevOps Engineer
10 31 (3.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 30 (3.74%) Technical Architect
12 28 (3.49%) Enterprise Architect
13 27 (3.36%) Technical Leader
14 26 (3.24%) Java Architect
15 24 (2.99%) SQL Developer
16 22 (2.74%) Designer
17 21 (2.62%) JavaScript Developer
18 20 (2.49%) Full Stack Developer
18 20 (2.49%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (28.89%) Web Services
2 180 (22.42%) .NET
3 170 (21.17%) XML
4 166 (20.67%) HTML
5 148 (18.43%) RESTful
6 137 (17.06%) CSS
7 132 (16.44%) REST
8 126 (15.69%) SOAP
9 93 (11.58%) Spring
10 89 (11.08%) Middleware
11 88 (10.96%) JMS
12 86 (10.71%) J2EE
13 78 (9.71%) HTML5
14 73 (9.09%) jQuery
15 69 (8.59%) AngularJS
16 67 (8.34%) .NET Framework
17 57 (7.10%) XSD
18 55 (6.85%) JSON
19 49 (6.10%) WCF
19 49 (6.10%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.10%) Mobile App
2 55 (6.85%) User Experience
3 51 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
4 28 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (3.24%) Visualisation
6 22 (2.74%) Data Integration
6 22 (2.74%) Video on Demand
7 21 (2.62%) Computer Science
8 19 (2.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 18 (2.24%) Data Centre
10 17 (2.12%) Management Information System
11 16 (1.99%) Derivative
11 16 (1.99%) SWIFT
12 15 (1.87%) N-Tier
13 13 (1.62%) Fixed Income
14 12 (1.49%) Blog
15 10 (1.25%) DataPower
15 10 (1.25%) Equity Derivative
15 10 (1.25%) Mainframe
16 7 (0.87%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 151 (18.80%) Linux
2 84 (10.46%) Windows
3 61 (7.60%) Unix
4 17 (2.12%) Android
4 17 (2.12%) Windows Mobile
5 16 (1.99%) Apple iOS
5 16 (1.99%) CentOS
6 13 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.25%) Ubuntu
8 8 (1.00%) AIX
8 8 (1.00%) Solaris
8 8 (1.00%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.62%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.37%) Windows Phone 8
12 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.12%) VMS
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (49.69%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (27.52%) Scrum
3 190 (23.66%) TDD
4 133 (16.56%) Continuous Integration
5 119 (14.82%) SDLC
6 113 (14.07%) OO
7 112 (13.95%) Microservices
8 101 (12.58%) DevOps
9 79 (9.84%) BDD
9 79 (9.84%) Open Source
10 69 (8.59%) Data Modelling
11 67 (8.34%) MVC
12 65 (8.09%) E-Commerce
13 60 (7.47%) Multithreading
14 59 (7.35%) UML
15 57 (7.10%) Mentoring
16 51 (6.35%) TOGAF
17 47 (5.85%) Project Management
17 47 (5.85%) Web Development
18 44 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 365 (45.45%) Java
2 184 (22.91%) SQL
3 180 (22.42%) JavaScript
4 146 (18.18%) C#
5 50 (6.23%) Python
6 42 (5.23%) Groovy
7 37 (4.61%) PL/SQL
8 26 (3.24%) Perl
9 24 (2.99%) Ruby
10 21 (2.62%) T-SQL
11 20 (2.49%) Bash Shell
12 19 (2.37%) PHP
12 19 (2.37%) PowerShell
13 18 (2.24%) Scala
14 13 (1.62%) Apex Code
15 12 (1.49%) SOQL
16 10 (1.25%) C
17 7 (0.87%) XPath
18 6 (0.75%) C++
19 5 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 62 (7.72%) Security Cleared
2 52 (6.48%) SC Cleared
3 36 (4.48%) Degree
4 20 (2.49%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.50%) APMP
7 3 (0.37%) CISSP
7 3 (0.37%) PhD
8 2 (0.25%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.25%) CCNA
8 2 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.25%) ISEB
8 2 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.25%) OCP
8 2 (0.25%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (7.22%) QA
2 9 (1.12%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.87%) COBIT
3 7 (0.87%) SEPA
4 6 (0.75%) HL7
5 5 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.37%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.25%) ISO20022
7 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.25%) SLA
8 1 (0.12%) MiFID
8 1 (0.12%) SDET
System Software
1 17 (2.12%) Docker
2 13 (1.62%) Hyper-V
3 12 (1.49%) Active Directory
4 11 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.75%) vCloud
7 4 (0.50%) vSphere
8 2 (0.25%) GridGain
8 2 (0.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 36 (4.48%) Puppet
2 23 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (1.49%) Ansible
4 10 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (1.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 10 (1.25%) SCCM
5 8 (1.00%) Data Guard
5 8 (1.00%) Tivoli
6 7 (0.87%) CloudHub
6 7 (0.87%) Kibana
6 7 (0.87%) Kubernetes
6 7 (0.87%) logstash
7 6 (0.75%) Netcool
7 6 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Management
7 6 (0.75%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 5 (0.62%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 5 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.37%) Mesos
10 2 (0.25%) SCOM
10 2 (0.25%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 209 (26.03%) Oracle
2 85 (10.59%) Microsoft
3 57 (7.10%) IBM
4 36 (4.48%) Red Hat
5 34 (4.23%) MuleSoft
6 30 (3.74%) TIBCO
7 28 (3.49%) SAP
8 21 (2.62%) Atlassian
9 20 (2.49%) Pega
9 20 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
10 16 (1.99%) Teradata
10 16 (1.99%) VMware
11 15 (1.87%) Guidewire
11 15 (1.87%) webMethods
12 12 (1.49%) Adobe
12 12 (1.49%) HP
13 11 (1.37%) New Relic
14 10 (1.25%) Informatica
15 9 (1.12%) ATG
15 9 (1.12%) hybris
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