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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 122 90 97
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +7
Contract jobs citing SOA 431 564 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.75% 2.23% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 2.87% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 403 373
Average daily rate
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£488 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £340 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £624 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £398 £410
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -3.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £90.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.55% +140.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+61.01% -18.05%
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
19071 19669 18770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.41% 77.64% 75.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13778 13777 12793
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 231 331
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -38.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £50.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -6 101 £500 +5.26% 36
Canary Wharf +19 9 £500 -23.07%
Docklands, London - 2 - - 1
Ealing - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - - 2
Uxbridge - - - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 352 (37.89%) Java
2 349 (37.57%) Agile Software Development
3 315 (33.91%) Oracle
4 307 (33.05%) Web Services
5 230 (24.76%) XML
6 217 (23.36%) Finance
7 206 (22.17%) TDD
8 190 (20.45%) HTML
9 179 (19.27%) JavaScript
10 168 (18.08%) SQL
11 159 (17.12%) Linux
12 153 (16.47%) .NET
13 145 (15.61%) Middleware
13 145 (15.61%) Scrum
14 136 (14.64%) OO
15 126 (13.56%) Spring
16 123 (13.24%) C#
17 122 (13.13%) J2EE
18 117 (12.59%) WebLogic
18 117 (12.59%) SOAP
19 114 (12.27%) CSS
20 112 (12.06%) MVC
20 112 (12.06%) Continuous Integration
20 112 (12.06%) RESTful
21 108 (11.63%) Python
22 107 (11.52%) UNIX
23 106 (11.41%) JMS
24 104 (11.19%) IBM
24 104 (11.19%) UML
25 100 (10.76%) REST

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
1 117 (12.59%) WebLogic
2 93 (10.01%) WebSphere
3 79 (8.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 45 (4.84%) Oracle Service Bus
5 37 (3.98%) WebLogic Portal
6 34 (3.66%) Apache
7 33 (3.55%) Tomcat
8 31 (3.34%) JBoss
8 31 (3.34%) BizTalk Server
9 28 (3.01%) CMS
10 27 (2.91%) Adobe CQ
11 23 (2.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 23 (2.48%) SharePoint
12 17 (1.83%) AquaLogic
13 16 (1.72%) Apache Solr
14 15 (1.61%) Node.js
15 14 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
16 11 (1.18%) OpenStack
16 11 (1.18%) Confluence
16 11 (1.18%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (1.83%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.18%) MS Office
3 9 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.32%) MS Project
6 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.22%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 57 (6.14%) Oracle EBS
2 48 (5.17%) Oracle BPM
3 22 (2.37%) Documaker
4 14 (1.51%) Workday HCM
4 14 (1.51%) Oracle FAH
5 13 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
6 12 (1.29%) Oracle Applications
6 12 (1.29%) SAP HR
7 10 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.43%) Tridion
9 4 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
9 4 (0.43%) ION MarketView
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
11 2 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (5.49%) Amazon EC2
2 47 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.54%) PaaS
6 3 (0.32%) Heroku
6 3 (0.32%) SaaS
6 3 (0.32%) Force.com
6 3 (0.32%) GitHub
6 3 (0.32%) IaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (6.14%) HTTP
2 39 (4.20%) SSL
3 28 (3.01%) Internet
4 24 (2.58%) HTTPS
5 14 (1.51%) TCP/IP
6 12 (1.29%) SNMP
7 8 (0.86%) FTP
7 8 (0.86%) Firewall
8 7 (0.75%) AMQP
8 7 (0.75%) LDAP
9 4 (0.43%) DNS
9 4 (0.43%) Network Security
10 3 (0.32%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (0.22%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.22%) VPN
12 1 (0.11%) DHCP
12 1 (0.11%) Extranet
12 1 (0.11%) SAN
12 1 (0.11%) DMZ
12 1 (0.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (10.55%) SQL Server
2 96 (10.33%) Oracle Database
3 68 (7.32%) Oracle Database 11g
4 52 (5.60%) Relational Database
5 46 (4.95%) Oracle ODI
6 41 (4.41%) Oracle Exadata
7 39 (4.20%) NoSQL
8 31 (3.34%) Oracle BI EE
8 31 (3.34%) MySQL
9 30 (3.23%) RDBMS
10 29 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
10 29 (3.12%) MongoDB
11 26 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
11 26 (2.80%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 24 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 21 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
14 20 (2.15%) Oracle Database 10g
15 16 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 15 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
17 12 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 93 (10.01%) JIRA
2 80 (8.61%) Git (software)
3 68 (7.32%) Subversion
4 57 (6.14%) JUnit
5 55 (5.92%) Jenkins
6 53 (5.71%) Maven
6 53 (5.71%) Cucumber
7 46 (4.95%) TeamCity
8 45 (4.84%) Selenium
9 39 (4.20%) Hudson
10 32 (3.44%) Mockito
11 28 (3.01%) WebDriver
11 28 (3.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 26 (2.80%) Visual Studio
13 24 (2.58%) JBehave
14 23 (2.48%) Eclipse
15 22 (2.37%) NUnit
16 21 (2.26%) Ant
17 18 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
18 12 (1.29%) SoapUI
General
1 217 (23.36%) Finance
2 90 (9.69%) Banking
3 57 (6.14%) Front Office
4 48 (5.17%) Retail
5 43 (4.63%) Investment Banking
6 39 (4.20%) Financial Institution
7 31 (3.34%) Billing
8 24 (2.58%) Telecoms
9 17 (1.83%) Marketing
10 14 (1.51%) Back Office
10 14 (1.51%) Publishing
11 10 (1.08%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.86%) Advertising
12 8 (0.86%) Legal
12 8 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.86%) Games
13 2 (0.22%) German Language
14 1 (0.11%) French Language
14 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.11%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 382 (41.12%) Developer
2 222 (23.90%) Architect
3 136 (14.64%) Java Developer
4 93 (10.01%) Solutions Architect
5 68 (7.32%) Consultant
6 49 (5.27%) Senior Developer
7 48 (5.17%) Analyst
8 43 (4.63%) .NET Developer
9 33 (3.55%) Scala Developer
10 32 (3.44%) C# Developer
11 27 (2.91%) Oracle Consultant
12 26 (2.80%) Oracle Developer
13 25 (2.69%) DevOps Engineer
14 22 (2.37%) Linux Engineer
15 21 (2.26%) Business Analyst
16 19 (2.05%) Java/J2EE Developer
16 19 (2.05%) Designer
17 18 (1.94%) Senior Architect
17 18 (1.94%) Technical Architect
18 17 (1.83%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 307 (33.05%) Web Services
2 230 (24.76%) XML
3 190 (20.45%) HTML
4 153 (16.47%) .NET
5 145 (15.61%) Middleware
6 126 (13.56%) Spring
7 122 (13.13%) J2EE
8 117 (12.59%) SOAP
9 114 (12.27%) CSS
10 112 (12.06%) RESTful
11 106 (11.41%) JMS
12 100 (10.76%) REST
13 81 (8.72%) jQuery
14 78 (8.40%) HTML5
15 74 (7.97%) XSD
16 71 (7.64%) Hibernate
17 69 (7.43%) Oracle Fusion
18 64 (6.89%) WCF
19 59 (6.35%) ASP.NET
20 54 (5.81%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 97 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (6.24%) Enterprise Software
3 52 (5.60%) Open Source
4 46 (4.95%) Clustering
5 35 (3.77%) Hedge funds
6 34 (3.66%) Computer Science
7 24 (2.58%) Derivative
7 24 (2.58%) N-Tier
8 21 (2.26%) Data Structures
9 18 (1.94%) Mobile App
10 15 (1.61%) Fixed Income
11 14 (1.51%) Data Integration
12 13 (1.40%) User Experience
12 13 (1.40%) Client/Server
13 11 (1.18%) New Media
14 10 (1.08%) Equities
14 10 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 10 (1.08%) W3C
14 10 (1.08%) Management Information System
15 8 (0.86%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 159 (17.12%) Linux
2 107 (11.52%) UNIX
3 69 (7.43%) Windows
4 41 (4.41%) SELinux
5 18 (1.94%) Oracle Linux
6 11 (1.18%) Solaris
6 11 (1.18%) Android
7 10 (1.08%) CentOS
7 10 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.08%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.43%) VMS
10 4 (0.43%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.32%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.32%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.32%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.32%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (37.57%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (22.17%) TDD
3 145 (15.61%) Scrum
4 136 (14.64%) OO
5 112 (12.06%) MVC
5 112 (12.06%) Continuous Integration
6 104 (11.19%) UML
7 79 (8.50%) Data Modelling
8 66 (7.10%) E-Commerce
8 66 (7.10%) BDD
9 62 (6.67%) DevOps
10 60 (6.46%) CRM
11 59 (6.35%) EAI
11 59 (6.35%) TOGAF
12 58 (6.24%) Migration
13 57 (6.14%) User Stories
14 56 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
15 49 (5.27%) Unit Testing
16 48 (5.17%) Content Management
17 46 (4.95%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 352 (37.89%) Java
2 179 (19.27%) JavaScript
3 168 (18.08%) SQL
4 123 (13.24%) C#
5 108 (11.63%) Python
6 76 (8.18%) Ruby
7 73 (7.86%) Bash Shell
8 52 (5.60%) Scala
9 43 (4.63%) PL/SQL
10 35 (3.77%) PHP
11 34 (3.66%) XPath
12 31 (3.34%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 30 (3.23%) Perl
14 28 (3.01%) Jython
15 22 (2.37%) T-SQL
16 20 (2.15%) Shell Script
16 20 (2.15%) Groovy
17 17 (1.83%) C
18 13 (1.40%) VBScript
18 13 (1.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 89 (9.58%) Degree
2 28 (3.01%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.72%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.08%) ISTQB
5 6 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.43%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.22%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.22%) ISEB
9 1 (0.11%) MCSE
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.11%) PMP
9 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.11%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.11%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (7.32%) QA
2 27 (2.91%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.86%) SLA
4 4 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 76 (8.18%) Oracle RAC
2 49 (5.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (3.12%) vCloud
4 17 (1.83%) VMware ESX
5 6 (0.65%) vSphere
6 4 (0.43%) Varnish
7 3 (0.32%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.22%) HDFS
9 1 (0.11%) ACF2
9 1 (0.11%) Docker
9 1 (0.11%) Xen
9 1 (0.11%) RACF
9 1 (0.11%) Samba
9 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 82 (8.83%) Puppet
2 33 (3.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 33 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (3.44%) Oracle Identity Management
4 9 (0.97%) Vagrant
5 6 (0.65%) ZABBIX
5 6 (0.65%) CA LISA
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle EDQ
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 4 (0.43%) OpenSSO
7 3 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.32%) CA SiteMinder
7 3 (0.32%) WMI
7 3 (0.32%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.11%) OpenView
8 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (0.11%) Nagios
8 1 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.11%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 315 (33.91%) Oracle
2 104 (11.19%) IBM
3 82 (8.83%) Microsoft
4 55 (5.92%) VMware
5 48 (5.17%) Remedy
6 30 (3.23%) Siebel
7 26 (2.80%) Red Hat
8 25 (2.69%) Adobe
9 24 (2.58%) SAP
9 24 (2.58%) Salesforce.com
10 20 (2.15%) webMethods
10 20 (2.15%) BEA
11 19 (2.05%) TIBCO
12 15 (1.61%) PeopleSoft
13 14 (1.51%) Software AG
14 12 (1.29%) Perforce
15 10 (1.08%) Zend
15 10 (1.08%) hybris
16 9 (0.97%) Mercator
17 8 (0.86%) Pega
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