The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 127 94 110
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +16
Contract jobs citing SOA 419 506 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.80% 2.21% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.80% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 312 291
Average daily rate
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£490 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £390
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £31.99 £185.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -82.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £40.50 £29.71
% change year-on-year
+0.24% +36.31%
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
18365 18102 18348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.72% 78.99% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13067 12777 12671
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 226 280
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £27.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 -36 101 £463 +2.77% 51
Canary Wharf -6 7 £550 -
Croydon - 7 £543 - 1
Hayes - 3 £425 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £375 -
Brentford - 3 £388 - 1
Docklands, London -3 2 £510 -15.00%
Ealing - 2 - -
Hammersmith - 2 - -
Sidcup - 1 £375 -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 472 (51.58%) Agile Software Development
2 413 (45.14%) Java
3 264 (28.85%) Web Services
4 250 (27.32%) Oracle
5 228 (24.92%) TDD
6 226 (24.70%) SQL
7 212 (23.17%) .NET
7 212 (23.17%) HTML
8 207 (22.62%) Finance
9 205 (22.40%) JavaScript
10 195 (21.31%) Scrum
11 179 (19.56%) XML
12 155 (16.94%) J2EE
13 152 (16.61%) C#
14 147 (16.07%) CSS
15 141 (15.41%) OO
16 136 (14.86%) MVC
17 127 (13.88%) HTML5
18 121 (13.22%) Linux
19 120 (13.11%) SQL Server
20 119 (13.01%) RESTful
21 118 (12.90%) REST
22 117 (12.79%) Spring
23 115 (12.57%) SDLC
24 114 (12.46%) Middleware
25 113 (12.35%) Git (software)
26 106 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
27 100 (10.93%) Banking
28 97 (10.60%) WebLogic
29 90 (9.84%) SOAP

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 97 (10.60%) WebLogic
2 87 (9.51%) JBoss
3 57 (6.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 56 (6.12%) Tomcat
5 53 (5.79%) Apache
5 53 (5.79%) WebSphere
6 36 (3.93%) IIS
7 28 (3.06%) Mule
8 27 (2.95%) MQSeries
9 23 (2.51%) BizTalk Server
10 22 (2.40%) Confluence
10 22 (2.40%) Oracle Service Bus
10 22 (2.40%) Node.js
11 18 (1.97%) Mule ESB
12 17 (1.86%) OpenStack
12 17 (1.86%) CMS
13 16 (1.75%) Oracle Workflow
13 16 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
14 15 (1.64%) SharePoint
15 12 (1.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 32 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.87%) MS Office
3 7 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.22%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.22%) MS Project
6 1 (0.11%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 36 (3.93%) Oracle EBS
1 36 (3.93%) Oracle BPM
2 26 (2.84%) Oracle EBS R12
3 16 (1.75%) Oracle Financials
4 13 (1.42%) Oracle Applications
5 11 (1.20%) WebTrends
6 7 (0.77%) Adobe Campaign
7 6 (0.66%) Oracle 11i
7 6 (0.66%) Oracle CRM
8 5 (0.55%) Oracle Retail
9 4 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.44%) ION MarketView
9 4 (0.44%) AquaLogic BPM
9 4 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.33%) SAP GRC
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle FAH
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle TCA
11 2 (0.22%) Radian6
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 74 (8.09%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (2.95%) SaaS
3 22 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (1.53%) PaaS
4 14 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (1.20%) GitHub
6 9 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (0.77%) Adobe Analytics
7 7 (0.77%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.66%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 5 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (0.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 5 (0.55%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.33%) IaaS
10 3 (0.33%) Force.com
10 3 (0.33%) Heroku
11 2 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
12 1 (0.11%) Office 365
12 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 74 (8.09%) Internet
2 68 (7.43%) HTTP
3 24 (2.62%) TCP/IP
4 21 (2.30%) SSL
5 12 (1.31%) SAN
6 9 (0.98%) DNS
7 8 (0.87%) HTTPS
8 7 (0.77%) OpenLDAP
9 6 (0.66%) MVNO
9 6 (0.66%) SNMP
9 6 (0.66%) LDAP
10 3 (0.33%) Firewall
11 2 (0.22%) NAS
11 2 (0.22%) LAN
11 2 (0.22%) CTI
12 1 (0.11%) Intranet
12 1 (0.11%) Extranet
12 1 (0.11%) WLAN
12 1 (0.11%) WAN
12 1 (0.11%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 81 (8.85%) Oracle Database
3 79 (8.63%) MongoDB
4 77 (8.42%) Relational Database
5 57 (6.23%) Oracle Database 11g
6 53 (5.79%) NoSQL
7 51 (5.57%) MySQL
8 41 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
9 34 (3.72%) Oracle BI EE
10 33 (3.61%) RDBMS
11 31 (3.39%) Apache Cassandra
12 30 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 26 (2.84%) Oracle Database 10g
14 24 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
15 23 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
16 21 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 18 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 16 (1.75%) Oracle ODI
19 15 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
19 15 (1.64%) DTS
Development Applications
1 113 (12.35%) Git (software)
2 90 (9.84%) Jenkins
3 82 (8.96%) Subversion
4 76 (8.31%) Maven
5 62 (6.78%) JUnit
6 53 (5.79%) JIRA
7 44 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 36 (3.93%) Selenium
9 30 (3.28%) Ant
10 24 (2.62%) TeamCity
10 24 (2.62%) Cucumber
11 18 (1.97%) Hudson
12 17 (1.86%) Eclipse
13 16 (1.75%) Mockito
14 15 (1.64%) Visual Studio
14 15 (1.64%) NUnit
15 14 (1.53%) Grunt
16 13 (1.42%) SoapUI
17 12 (1.31%) VisualVM
18 11 (1.20%) ReSharper
General
1 207 (22.62%) Finance
2 100 (10.93%) Banking
3 56 (6.12%) Retail
4 41 (4.48%) Investment Banking
5 29 (3.17%) Marketing
6 24 (2.62%) Front Office
7 23 (2.51%) Financial Institution
8 22 (2.40%) Telecoms
9 16 (1.75%) Legal
10 14 (1.53%) Back Office
11 12 (1.31%) Games
11 12 (1.31%) Billing
12 10 (1.09%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.87%) Publishing
14 7 (0.77%) Advertising
15 5 (0.55%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.55%) Local Government
16 4 (0.44%) General Ledger
17 3 (0.33%) German Language
17 3 (0.33%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 388 (42.40%) Developer
2 256 (27.98%) Architect
3 131 (14.32%) Java Developer
4 128 (13.99%) Solutions Architect
5 83 (9.07%) Consultant
6 72 (7.87%) Senior Developer
7 54 (5.90%) Analyst
8 45 (4.92%) .NET Developer
9 43 (4.70%) C# Developer
10 37 (4.04%) Technical Architect
11 33 (3.61%) Enterprise Architect
12 30 (3.28%) Oracle Developer
13 28 (3.06%) Designer
14 26 (2.84%) Senior Architect
15 25 (2.73%) Oracle Consultant
15 25 (2.73%) Business Analyst
16 24 (2.62%) Senior Java Developer
17 23 (2.51%) Software Engineer
18 22 (2.40%) C# .NET Developer
19 20 (2.19%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (28.85%) Web Services
2 212 (23.17%) HTML
2 212 (23.17%) .NET
3 179 (19.56%) XML
4 155 (16.94%) J2EE
5 147 (16.07%) CSS
6 127 (13.88%) HTML5
7 119 (13.01%) RESTful
8 118 (12.90%) REST
9 117 (12.79%) Spring
10 114 (12.46%) Middleware
11 90 (9.84%) SOAP
12 81 (8.85%) JMS
12 81 (8.85%) AngularJS
13 72 (7.87%) ASP.NET
14 67 (7.32%) .NET Framework
15 66 (7.21%) WCF
15 66 (7.21%) jQuery
16 64 (6.99%) JSON
17 62 (6.78%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 55 (6.01%) Enterprise Software
2 42 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (3.50%) Client/Server
4 30 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 29 (3.17%) User Experience
6 22 (2.40%) Data Integration
7 21 (2.30%) N-Tier
8 20 (2.19%) Derivative
9 19 (2.08%) Data Centre
10 17 (1.86%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.86%) Clustering
11 16 (1.75%) Equity Derivative
11 16 (1.75%) Mobile App
12 14 (1.53%) Fixed Income
13 13 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
13 13 (1.42%) Digital Media
14 11 (1.20%) Data Structures
15 9 (0.98%) Grid Computing
15 9 (0.98%) Market Risk
16 8 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 121 (13.22%) Linux
2 88 (9.62%) UNIX
3 77 (8.42%) Windows
4 18 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (1.53%) Android
6 13 (1.42%) CentOS
7 10 (1.09%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.87%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.87%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.55%) Solaris
10 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.11%) SUSE
11 1 (0.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (51.58%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (24.92%) TDD
3 195 (21.31%) Scrum
4 141 (15.41%) OO
5 136 (14.86%) MVC
6 115 (12.57%) SDLC
7 106 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
8 90 (9.84%) TOGAF
9 88 (9.62%) E-Commerce
10 87 (9.51%) BDD
11 81 (8.85%) DevOps
11 81 (8.85%) UML
12 70 (7.65%) Unit Testing
13 69 (7.54%) Enterprise Architecture
13 69 (7.54%) Technical Architecture
14 63 (6.89%) Open Source
15 55 (6.01%) Multithreading
15 55 (6.01%) CRM
16 54 (5.90%) Data Modelling
17 53 (5.79%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 413 (45.14%) Java
2 226 (24.70%) SQL
3 205 (22.40%) JavaScript
4 152 (16.61%) C#
5 77 (8.42%) Ruby
6 65 (7.10%) Python
7 54 (5.90%) PHP
8 53 (5.79%) PL/SQL
9 35 (3.83%) Scala
10 23 (2.51%) Perl
11 22 (2.40%) T-SQL
12 20 (2.19%) C++
12 20 (2.19%) Clojure
13 15 (1.64%) Shell Script
13 15 (1.64%) VB.NET
14 14 (1.53%) Groovy
15 10 (1.09%) VB
16 9 (0.98%) VBScript
16 9 (0.98%) VB6
17 8 (0.87%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 59 (6.45%) Degree
2 37 (4.04%) Security Cleared
3 24 (2.62%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (0.77%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.33%) OCPJP
7 2 (0.22%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
7 2 (0.22%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (0.22%) PMP
7 2 (0.22%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.22%) SAP Certification
7 2 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.11%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.11%) MCSD
8 1 (0.11%) MCSE
8 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.11%) MCTS
8 1 (0.11%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.11%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (9.29%) QA
2 7 (0.77%) SLA
2 7 (0.77%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.66%) HL7
4 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.33%) COBIT
5 2 (0.22%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (1.97%) vCloud
2 16 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
3 14 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.42%) vSphere
5 10 (1.09%) Active Directory
6 9 (0.98%) Varnish
7 7 (0.77%) Docker
8 5 (0.55%) GridGain
9 4 (0.44%) Squid
10 3 (0.33%) GlusterFS
10 3 (0.33%) GFS2
10 3 (0.33%) OCFS2
11 1 (0.11%) NFS
11 1 (0.11%) Firmware
11 1 (0.11%) Samba
11 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 47 (5.14%) Puppet
2 36 (3.93%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.97%) ZABBIX
4 11 (1.20%) Kibana
5 10 (1.09%) Data Guard
5 10 (1.09%) Ansible
6 9 (0.98%) Oracle Identity Management
7 7 (0.77%) logstash
8 6 (0.66%) Salt
8 6 (0.66%) Vagrant
8 6 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.55%) HAProxy
9 5 (0.55%) CloudHub
9 5 (0.55%) Rundeck
10 3 (0.33%) SELinux
10 3 (0.33%) StatsD
10 3 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.33%) yum
11 2 (0.22%) SCCM
12 1 (0.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 250 (27.32%) Oracle
2 89 (9.73%) Microsoft
3 55 (6.01%) IBM
4 29 (3.17%) Red Hat
5 26 (2.84%) webMethods
6 22 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
7 20 (2.19%) VMware
8 19 (2.08%) New Relic
9 18 (1.97%) Perforce
9 18 (1.97%) Adobe
10 17 (1.86%) SAP
11 16 (1.75%) Business Objects
11 16 (1.75%) TIBCO
12 15 (1.64%) AppDynamics
13 14 (1.53%) Google
14 13 (1.42%) hybris
14 13 (1.42%) Tableau
15 11 (1.20%) Pega
16 10 (1.09%) MuleSoft
17 9 (0.98%) Splunk
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