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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 101 100 95
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing SOA 466 487 454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.09% 2.06% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 2.64% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 321 286
Average daily rate
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£475 £440 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.95% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £416 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.30% +11.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.43 £49.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-21.97% +44.85%
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
17438 18453 16994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.30% 78.06% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12215 13061 11828
Average daily rate £450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 225 224
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -1 95 £500 +11.11% 39
Canary Wharf 0 6 £550 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £375 -
Hammersmith - 4 £471 -
Docklands, London -2 3 £488 -7.14%
Osterley - 1 £320 -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 406 (45.41%) Agile Software Development
2 356 (39.82%) Java
3 264 (29.53%) Web Services
4 256 (28.64%) Oracle
5 210 (23.49%) .NET
6 204 (22.82%) SQL
7 203 (22.71%) TDD
8 185 (20.69%) HTML
9 184 (20.58%) JavaScript
10 181 (20.25%) Finance
11 168 (18.79%) XML
12 155 (17.34%) OO
13 145 (16.22%) Linux
14 140 (15.66%) C#
15 135 (15.10%) SQL Server
16 127 (14.21%) REST
17 120 (13.42%) Scrum
18 118 (13.20%) CSS
18 118 (13.20%) RESTful
19 112 (12.53%) J2EE
20 111 (12.42%) Middleware
21 109 (12.19%) Spring
22 108 (12.08%) BDD
23 106 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
24 103 (11.52%) Banking
25 102 (11.41%) MVC
26 101 (11.30%) SOAP
27 100 (11.19%) Git (software)
28 97 (10.85%) WebLogic
29 92 (10.29%) JMS

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (10.85%) WebLogic
2 66 (7.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 64 (7.16%) JBoss
4 55 (6.15%) Tomcat
5 51 (5.70%) Apache
6 43 (4.81%) WebSphere
7 34 (3.80%) IIS
8 28 (3.13%) Node.js
9 27 (3.02%) CMS
10 26 (2.91%) Oracle Service Bus
11 21 (2.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 21 (2.35%) Mule
12 20 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
13 19 (2.13%) OpenStack
14 16 (1.79%) Oracle Workflow
14 16 (1.79%) Mule ESB
15 14 (1.57%) Confluence
16 12 (1.34%) SharePoint
16 12 (1.34%) WebLogic Portal
17 11 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 30 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.78%) MS Office
3 6 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.22%) SPSS
5 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.22%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.11%) InDesign
6 1 (0.11%) MS Project
6 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 42 (4.70%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (3.24%) Oracle BPM
3 28 (3.13%) Oracle EBS R12
4 14 (1.57%) BusinessWorks
5 13 (1.45%) Oracle Applications
6 11 (1.23%) WebTrends
6 11 (1.23%) Oracle Financials
7 8 (0.89%) Documaker
8 7 (0.78%) Adobe Campaign
9 6 (0.67%) Oracle 11i
9 6 (0.67%) Oracle CRM
10 5 (0.56%) AquaLogic BPM
11 4 (0.45%) ION MarketView
12 3 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
12 3 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
13 2 (0.22%) Tridion
13 2 (0.22%) Primavera
13 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
13 2 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
13 2 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 67 (7.49%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (3.58%) SaaS
3 20 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (1.90%) PaaS
6 13 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 12 (1.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 10 (1.12%) GitHub
9 9 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
10 7 (0.78%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.56%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.45%) IaaS
13 3 (0.34%) Heroku
13 3 (0.34%) Force.com
14 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.11%) Office 365
14 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
14 1 (0.11%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 63 (7.05%) HTTP
2 62 (6.94%) Internet
3 27 (3.02%) SSL
4 25 (2.80%) TCP/IP
5 14 (1.57%) HTTPS
6 12 (1.34%) DNS
6 12 (1.34%) SAN
7 6 (0.67%) SNMP
8 5 (0.56%) Network Security
8 5 (0.56%) Firewall
8 5 (0.56%) VPN
8 5 (0.56%) LDAP
9 4 (0.45%) SMTP
9 4 (0.45%) DHCP
10 3 (0.34%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (0.22%) Skype
11 2 (0.22%) WebEx
11 2 (0.22%) LAN
11 2 (0.22%) CTI
11 2 (0.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (15.10%) SQL Server
2 84 (9.40%) Oracle Database
3 75 (8.39%) Relational Database
4 52 (5.82%) Oracle Database 11g
5 43 (4.81%) NoSQL
6 41 (4.59%) Oracle BI EE
7 35 (3.91%) RDBMS
8 33 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
9 32 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
10 29 (3.24%) MongoDB
11 25 (2.80%) Oracle Database 10g
12 24 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
13 20 (2.24%) MySQL
14 19 (2.13%) Oracle ODI
14 19 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
15 14 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 14 (1.57%) Big Data
16 10 (1.12%) DB2
17 9 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 100 (11.19%) Git (software)
2 89 (9.96%) Maven
3 87 (9.73%) Subversion
4 76 (8.50%) Jenkins
5 65 (7.27%) JUnit
6 56 (6.26%) JIRA
7 39 (4.36%) Cucumber
8 36 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 35 (3.91%) Selenium
10 26 (2.91%) Hudson
11 25 (2.80%) TeamCity
12 23 (2.57%) Ant
13 19 (2.13%) Mockito
13 19 (2.13%) NUnit
14 18 (2.01%) Visual Studio
15 17 (1.90%) Eclipse
16 14 (1.57%) Grunt
17 13 (1.45%) VisualVM
17 13 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 12 (1.34%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 181 (20.25%) Finance
2 103 (11.52%) Banking
3 44 (4.92%) Investment Banking
4 33 (3.69%) Retail
5 29 (3.24%) Marketing
6 25 (2.80%) Financial Institution
6 25 (2.80%) Front Office
7 19 (2.13%) Games
8 16 (1.79%) Legal
9 14 (1.57%) Billing
10 13 (1.45%) Telecoms
10 13 (1.45%) Publishing
11 10 (1.12%) Advertising
12 7 (0.78%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.78%) Back Office
13 5 (0.56%) Local Government
14 3 (0.34%) Online Betting
14 3 (0.34%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.22%) Arabic Language
15 2 (0.22%) Hindi Language
Job Titles
1 392 (43.85%) Developer
2 226 (25.28%) Architect
3 143 (16.00%) Java Developer
4 94 (10.51%) Solutions Architect
5 82 (9.17%) Consultant
6 62 (6.94%) Senior Developer
7 54 (6.04%) C# Developer
8 51 (5.70%) Analyst
9 44 (4.92%) .NET Developer
10 35 (3.91%) Technical Architect
11 31 (3.47%) C# .NET Developer
12 30 (3.36%) Enterprise Architect
13 29 (3.24%) Oracle Developer
14 28 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
15 24 (2.68%) Technical Consultant
16 23 (2.57%) Oracle Consultant
16 23 (2.57%) Senior Java Developer
17 21 (2.35%) Business Analyst
18 20 (2.24%) Senior Architect
19 19 (2.13%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (29.53%) Web Services
2 210 (23.49%) .NET
3 185 (20.69%) HTML
4 168 (18.79%) XML
5 127 (14.21%) REST
6 118 (13.20%) CSS
6 118 (13.20%) RESTful
7 112 (12.53%) J2EE
8 111 (12.42%) Middleware
9 109 (12.19%) Spring
10 101 (11.30%) SOAP
11 92 (10.29%) JMS
12 85 (9.51%) HTML5
13 80 (8.95%) WCF
14 71 (7.94%) ASP.NET
15 68 (7.61%) .NET Framework
16 67 (7.49%) jQuery
17 64 (7.16%) JSON
18 63 (7.05%) AngularJS
19 56 (6.26%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 54 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (5.93%) Enterprise Software
3 47 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 43 (4.81%) Derivative
5 40 (4.47%) Equity Derivative
6 38 (4.25%) Open Source
7 30 (3.36%) Client/Server
8 25 (2.80%) Data Integration
9 23 (2.57%) User Experience
10 22 (2.46%) Inversion of Control
11 19 (2.13%) Clustering
12 18 (2.01%) N-Tier
13 16 (1.79%) Data Structures
14 14 (1.57%) Management Information System
15 13 (1.45%) Mobile App
15 13 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
16 12 (1.34%) Fixed Income
17 9 (1.01%) Algorithms
17 9 (1.01%) Digital Media
18 8 (0.89%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 145 (16.22%) Linux
2 79 (8.84%) Windows
3 77 (8.61%) UNIX
4 16 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.23%) Android
7 10 (1.12%) CentOS
8 8 (0.89%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.89%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.78%) Solaris
10 5 (0.56%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.45%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.11%) SUSE
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (45.41%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (22.71%) TDD
3 155 (17.34%) OO
4 120 (13.42%) Scrum
5 108 (12.08%) BDD
6 106 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
7 102 (11.41%) MVC
8 72 (8.05%) E-Commerce
9 69 (7.72%) UML
10 66 (7.38%) Unit Testing
10 66 (7.38%) TOGAF
11 55 (6.15%) Data Modelling
12 54 (6.04%) CRM
13 53 (5.93%) DevOps
14 49 (5.48%) Multithreading
15 48 (5.37%) Mentoring
16 47 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
17 46 (5.15%) OOP
18 45 (5.03%) Configuration Management
19 44 (4.92%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 356 (39.82%) Java
2 204 (22.82%) SQL
3 184 (20.58%) JavaScript
4 140 (15.66%) C#
5 79 (8.84%) Python
6 70 (7.83%) Ruby
7 60 (6.71%) PHP
8 43 (4.81%) PL/SQL
9 33 (3.69%) T-SQL
10 23 (2.57%) Scala
10 23 (2.57%) Bash Shell
11 22 (2.46%) Perl
12 18 (2.01%) C++
13 17 (1.90%) Shell Script
14 15 (1.68%) VB.NET
15 13 (1.45%) C
16 9 (1.01%) Erlang
16 9 (1.01%) VBScript
17 6 (0.67%) VB
17 6 (0.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 73 (8.17%) Degree
2 36 (4.03%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.24%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (0.78%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.67%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.56%) ISEB
8 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.22%) MCSE
9 2 (0.22%) SAP Certification
9 2 (0.22%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.22%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.11%) CITP
10 1 (0.11%) CBAP
10 1 (0.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (7.27%) QA
2 15 (1.68%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.45%) SLA
4 4 (0.45%) HL7
5 3 (0.34%) COBIT
6 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (3.24%) Oracle RAC
2 16 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.45%) vCloud
3 13 (1.45%) vSphere
4 6 (0.67%) GlusterFS
4 6 (0.67%) GFS2
4 6 (0.67%) OCFS2
4 6 (0.67%) Docker
5 5 (0.56%) Varnish
6 4 (0.45%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.11%) GridGain
7 1 (0.11%) Samba
7 1 (0.11%) Firmware
7 1 (0.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 51 (5.70%) Puppet
2 34 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (1.68%) Vagrant
3 15 (1.68%) ZABBIX
4 13 (1.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 12 (1.34%) Data Guard
6 9 (1.01%) Kibana
7 7 (0.78%) CloudHub
8 6 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.67%) Ansible
9 5 (0.56%) SELinux
9 5 (0.56%) StatsD
10 4 (0.45%) Nagios
10 4 (0.45%) CA Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.45%) Control-M
10 4 (0.45%) OpenSSO
10 4 (0.45%) Icinga
11 3 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
11 3 (0.34%) yum
12 2 (0.22%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 256 (28.64%) Oracle
2 70 (7.83%) Microsoft
3 30 (3.36%) Adobe
3 30 (3.36%) IBM
4 27 (3.02%) SAP
4 27 (3.02%) Salesforce.com
4 27 (3.02%) TIBCO
5 23 (2.57%) Red Hat
6 19 (2.13%) webMethods
6 19 (2.13%) VMware
7 18 (2.01%) Perforce
8 15 (1.68%) Remedy
8 15 (1.68%) Business Objects
9 13 (1.45%) New Relic
9 13 (1.45%) AppDynamics
9 13 (1.45%) Tableau
9 13 (1.45%) Telerik
9 13 (1.45%) Google
10 12 (1.34%) Informatica
11 11 (1.23%) hybris
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