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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 96 91 112
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +21
Contract jobs citing SOA 509 456 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.06% 2.07% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 2.73% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 293 299
Average daily rate £446 £500 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.75% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +4.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18963 16710 20563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.62% 76.02% 73.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13371 11639 13426
Average daily rate £425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 231 328
Average hourly rate £23.50 £33.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.85% +15.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £135.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
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 16 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the London region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

SOA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +9 123 £450 -8.16% 37
Canary Wharf +20 2 £575 -4.16%
Uxbridge - 2 £350 -
Clapham - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - - 7
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 398 (41.33%) Java
2 329 (34.16%) Oracle
3 259 (26.90%) Web Services
4 241 (25.03%) Agile Software Development
5 215 (22.33%) TDD
6 202 (20.98%) SQL
7 198 (20.56%) Finance
8 194 (20.15%) .NET
9 184 (19.11%) XML
10 172 (17.86%) Scrum
11 165 (17.13%) Linux
12 163 (16.93%) C#
13 152 (15.78%) HTML
14 139 (14.43%) JavaScript
14 139 (14.43%) J2EE
15 134 (13.91%) OO
16 133 (13.81%) Middleware
16 133 (13.81%) Banking
17 131 (13.60%) SQL Server
18 129 (13.40%) Spring
19 124 (12.88%) Oracle Database
20 122 (12.67%) Git (software)
21 110 (11.42%) CSS
22 108 (11.21%) SOAP
23 103 (10.70%) MVC
24 102 (10.59%) Maven
24 102 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
25 100 (10.38%) RESTful
25 100 (10.38%) REST
25 100 (10.38%) Jenkins

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 75 (7.79%) WebLogic
2 62 (6.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 53 (5.50%) Oracle Service Bus
4 52 (5.40%) Tomcat
5 47 (4.88%) Apache
6 36 (3.74%) WebSphere
7 35 (3.63%) SharePoint
8 31 (3.22%) CMS
9 26 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
10 23 (2.39%) Confluence
11 21 (2.18%) IIS
12 18 (1.87%) Mule
13 17 (1.77%) Adobe CQ
13 17 (1.77%) Liferay
14 16 (1.66%) Apache Solr
15 15 (1.56%) GlassFish
16 14 (1.45%) Alfresco
17 13 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
18 12 (1.25%) WebLogic Portal
19 11 (1.14%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 31 (3.22%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.62%) MS Office
4 5 (0.52%) MS Project
5 4 (0.42%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.31%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 26 (2.70%) Oracle BPM
2 14 (1.45%) Oracle EBS R12
2 14 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
4 12 (1.25%) BusinessWorks
5 10 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
6 5 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.42%) Oracle CRM
7 4 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.31%) Workday HCM
8 3 (0.31%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.21%) RMDS
9 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle FAH
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
10 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.10%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 32 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (3.12%) SaaS
3 28 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
4 21 (2.18%) PaaS
5 18 (1.87%) IaaS
6 9 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.31%) Force.com
9 1 (0.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.91%) HTTP
2 15 (1.56%) Internet
3 11 (1.14%) LDAP
4 10 (1.04%) SAN
5 9 (0.93%) SSL
6 8 (0.83%) Firewall
7 7 (0.73%) Network Security
8 6 (0.62%) Intranet
9 4 (0.42%) DMZ
9 4 (0.42%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.31%) DNS
10 3 (0.31%) FTP
10 3 (0.31%) Wireless
11 2 (0.21%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.21%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.21%) Extranet
11 2 (0.21%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.21%) VLAN
11 2 (0.21%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.21%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (13.60%) SQL Server
2 124 (12.88%) Oracle Database
3 80 (8.31%) Relational Database
4 71 (7.37%) Oracle Database 11g
5 51 (5.30%) MySQL
6 46 (4.78%) MongoDB
6 46 (4.78%) Data Warehouse
7 38 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
8 27 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 25 (2.60%) NoSQL
9 25 (2.60%) RDBMS
10 20 (2.08%) Oracle ODI
11 18 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 18 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
12 17 (1.77%) Oracle Database 10g
13 15 (1.56%) DB2
13 15 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
14 14 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
16 12 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 122 (12.67%) Git (software)
2 102 (10.59%) Maven
3 100 (10.38%) Jenkins
4 93 (9.66%) Subversion
5 77 (8.00%) Selenium
6 74 (7.68%) JUnit
7 61 (6.33%) Cucumber
8 56 (5.82%) JIRA
9 54 (5.61%) WebDriver
10 46 (4.78%) TeamCity
11 45 (4.67%) JBehave
12 42 (4.36%) Ant
13 39 (4.05%) Hudson
14 34 (3.53%) Calabash
15 33 (3.43%) Mockito
16 29 (3.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 27 (2.80%) SoapUI
18 26 (2.70%) Visual Studio
18 26 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
19 25 (2.60%) Eclipse
General
1 198 (20.56%) Finance
2 133 (13.81%) Banking
3 44 (4.57%) Investment Banking
4 40 (4.15%) Retail
5 39 (4.05%) Telecoms
6 33 (3.43%) Publishing
7 24 (2.49%) Front Office
8 19 (1.97%) Back Office
9 15 (1.56%) Legal
10 14 (1.45%) Games
11 10 (1.04%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.93%) Marketing
13 8 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.62%) Local Government
15 5 (0.52%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.42%) Billing
16 4 (0.42%) International Banking
17 3 (0.31%) Wholesale Banking
17 3 (0.31%) Advertising
17 3 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 376 (39.04%) Developer
2 257 (26.69%) Architect
3 128 (13.29%) Java Developer
4 109 (11.32%) Solutions Architect
5 70 (7.27%) Senior Developer
6 66 (6.85%) C# Developer
7 65 (6.75%) Analyst
8 57 (5.92%) Consultant
9 45 (4.67%) .NET Developer
10 36 (3.74%) Technical Architect
11 34 (3.53%) C# .NET Developer
12 33 (3.43%) Designer
13 32 (3.32%) Business Analyst
14 31 (3.22%) Tester
15 25 (2.60%) Enterprise Architect
16 23 (2.39%) Senior Java Developer
17 22 (2.28%) Integration Architect
18 21 (2.18%) SOA Developer
19 20 (2.08%) Senior Architect
19 20 (2.08%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (26.90%) Web Services
2 194 (20.15%) .NET
3 184 (19.11%) XML
4 152 (15.78%) HTML
5 139 (14.43%) J2EE
6 133 (13.81%) Middleware
7 129 (13.40%) Spring
8 110 (11.42%) CSS
9 108 (11.21%) SOAP
10 100 (10.38%) RESTful
10 100 (10.38%) REST
11 94 (9.76%) WCF
12 88 (9.14%) Hibernate
13 82 (8.52%) jQuery
13 82 (8.52%) Oracle Fusion
14 74 (7.68%) ASP.NET
15 67 (6.96%) .NET Framework
16 65 (6.75%) HTML5
17 62 (6.44%) JSON
18 53 (5.50%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 71 (7.37%) Enterprise Software
2 63 (6.54%) Mobile App
3 59 (6.13%) Open Source
4 47 (4.88%) N-Tier
5 24 (2.49%) Client/Server
5 24 (2.49%) Computer Science
5 24 (2.49%) Data Integration
6 18 (1.87%) Derivative
7 15 (1.56%) Mobile Banking
7 15 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.45%) Mobile Payment
9 12 (1.25%) iPhone
9 12 (1.25%) Inversion of Control
10 10 (1.04%) Fixed Income
10 10 (1.04%) Mainframe
11 9 (0.93%) SWIFT
11 9 (0.93%) Blackberry
12 8 (0.83%) Equities
12 8 (0.83%) W3C
12 8 (0.83%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 165 (17.13%) Linux
2 74 (7.68%) Windows
3 61 (6.33%) UNIX
4 28 (2.91%) Apple iOS
5 26 (2.70%) Solaris
6 23 (2.39%) Android
7 11 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
7 11 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.62%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.52%) Windows Phone
10 5 (0.52%) AIX
10 5 (0.52%) Debian
11 4 (0.42%) zOS
12 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.10%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (25.03%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (22.33%) TDD
3 172 (17.86%) Scrum
4 134 (13.91%) OO
5 103 (10.70%) MVC
6 102 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
7 88 (9.14%) BDD
8 82 (8.52%) TOGAF
8 82 (8.52%) UML
9 80 (8.31%) E-Commerce
10 70 (7.27%) Unit Testing
11 67 (6.96%) Enterprise Architecture
12 60 (6.23%) Technical Architecture
13 55 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
14 53 (5.50%) CRM
15 52 (5.40%) Project Management
16 49 (5.09%) Configuration Management
17 43 (4.47%) ETL
18 42 (4.36%) Waterfall
19 40 (4.15%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 398 (41.33%) Java
2 202 (20.98%) SQL
3 163 (16.93%) C#
4 139 (14.43%) JavaScript
5 57 (5.92%) Ruby
6 52 (5.40%) PL/SQL
7 48 (4.98%) Python
8 26 (2.70%) XPath
9 21 (2.18%) Scala
10 20 (2.08%) Objective-C
10 20 (2.08%) Groovy
11 17 (1.77%) Shell Script
12 16 (1.66%) T-SQL
12 16 (1.66%) PHP
13 15 (1.56%) C++
14 14 (1.45%) XQuery
15 11 (1.14%) Perl
16 10 (1.04%) Bash Shell
17 9 (0.93%) PowerShell
18 6 (0.62%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 78 (8.10%) Degree
2 57 (5.92%) Security Cleared
3 47 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.87%) ISTQB
5 11 (1.14%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (0.73%) PMI Certification
7 6 (0.62%) ISEB
8 4 (0.42%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.31%) APMP
10 2 (0.21%) OCMJEA
10 2 (0.21%) PhD
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.21%) CISSP
10 2 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.21%) CCNA
10 2 (0.21%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.47%) QA
2 5 (0.52%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.31%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.31%) FATCA
3 3 (0.31%) COBIT
4 2 (0.21%) SLA
4 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (1.87%) Oracle RAC
2 16 (1.66%) Varnish
3 9 (0.93%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.83%) vCloud
5 5 (0.52%) KVM
5 5 (0.52%) XenApp
6 4 (0.42%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.42%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.42%) vSphere
7 3 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.10%) NFS
Systems Management
1 41 (4.26%) Puppet
2 30 (3.12%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (2.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 8 (0.83%) Ansible
5 7 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.73%) Data Guard
6 6 (0.62%) Nagios
7 5 (0.52%) Vagrant
7 5 (0.52%) OpenSSO
7 5 (0.52%) CA SiteMinder
8 4 (0.42%) Ganglia
9 3 (0.31%) MOM
9 3 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle EDQ
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.10%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.10%) TIBCO Hawk
10 1 (0.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 329 (34.16%) Oracle
2 91 (9.45%) Microsoft
3 72 (7.48%) JBoss
4 56 (5.82%) IBM
5 48 (4.98%) TIBCO
6 24 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
7 23 (2.39%) SAP
7 23 (2.39%) VMware
8 21 (2.18%) Red Hat
9 20 (2.08%) webMethods
10 17 (1.77%) Adobe
11 15 (1.56%) Software AG
12 14 (1.45%) HP
12 14 (1.45%) Twitter
13 13 (1.35%) ATG
14 11 (1.14%) Informatica
15 10 (1.04%) Telerik
15 10 (1.04%) Cerillion
16 9 (0.93%) Facebook
16 9 (0.93%) Zend
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Truphone
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Excellent plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £450 - £485 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
West London
Personnel IT
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
BBC Worldwide Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hofmann Recruitment
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Intapeople
Rate: €220 to €280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
SEC Recruitment Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300.00 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Experis IT
Rate: £280 - £315 per day
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