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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 121 118 98
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -20
Contract jobs citing SOA 423 447 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.98% 1.91% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 2.36% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 276 333
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.60 £43.25
% change year-on-year
+10.83% -6.12%
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
18004 18969 19001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.32% 81.18% 81.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13177 13453 13480
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
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 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 246 239
Median hourly rate £21.64 £22.18 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +10.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.50 £53.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 55 £475 - 32
Canary Wharf +3 5 £725 +31.81%
Croydon -14 5 £500 -7.83% 1
Bromley - 3 £525 -
Ealing 0 2 - -
Docklands, London +6 1 - -
Hammersmith +4 1 - - 1
Barnet - 1 - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 422 (49.82%) Agile Software Development
2 386 (45.57%) Java
3 251 (29.63%) Web Services
4 230 (27.15%) Oracle
5 227 (26.80%) Scrum
6 194 (22.90%) TDD
7 190 (22.43%) JavaScript
8 186 (21.96%) Finance
9 183 (21.61%) SQL
10 181 (21.37%) .NET
11 179 (21.13%) HTML
12 178 (21.02%) XML
13 167 (19.72%) Linux
14 148 (17.47%) C#
14 148 (17.47%) CSS
15 144 (17.00%) RESTful
16 135 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
17 133 (15.70%) REST
18 130 (15.35%) Microservices
19 125 (14.76%) SOAP
20 123 (14.52%) Git (software)
21 118 (13.93%) DevOps
21 118 (13.93%) SDLC
22 115 (13.58%) OO
23 113 (13.34%) MongoDB
24 100 (11.81%) SQL Server
25 96 (11.33%) Spring
26 95 (11.22%) Banking
26 95 (11.22%) JMS
26 95 (11.22%) Middleware

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 60 (7.08%) WebLogic
2 57 (6.73%) WebSphere
3 49 (5.79%) Mule
4 35 (4.13%) Apache
4 35 (4.13%) CMS
5 33 (3.90%) Oracle Service Bus
6 32 (3.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 30 (3.54%) JBoss
7 30 (3.54%) Tomcat
8 28 (3.31%) Confluence
9 18 (2.13%) Apache Spark
10 16 (1.89%) Mule ESB
10 16 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
11 12 (1.42%) Apache Solr
11 12 (1.42%) nginx
11 12 (1.42%) OpenStack
11 12 (1.42%) Oracle Coherence
12 11 (1.30%) IIS
13 10 (1.18%) MQSeries
13 10 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (2.01%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.94%) MS Office
3 6 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.35%) MS Project
5 2 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 40 (4.72%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (2.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 16 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (1.89%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.83%) BusinessWorks
5 7 (0.83%) Documaker
5 7 (0.83%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.71%) Eloqua
7 5 (0.59%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.35%) ION MarketView
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.24%) Magento
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.24%) RMDS
10 2 (0.24%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 68 (8.03%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (3.19%) GitHub
4 22 (2.60%) Amazon S3
5 21 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
5 21 (2.48%) SaaS
6 18 (2.13%) Amazon SQS
7 16 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 16 (1.89%) Route 53
8 15 (1.77%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 15 (1.77%) CloudFront
9 14 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (1.53%) Amazon ELB
10 13 (1.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 10 (1.18%) IaaS
12 8 (0.94%) PaaS
13 6 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.47%) Google App Engine
14 4 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.78%) HTTP
2 16 (1.89%) SNMP
3 15 (1.77%) Internet
4 11 (1.30%) HTTPS
5 8 (0.94%) DNS
5 8 (0.94%) FTP
5 8 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (0.71%) Network Security
6 6 (0.71%) WinSCP
7 4 (0.47%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.35%) Firewall
8 3 (0.35%) LDAP
8 3 (0.35%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (0.24%) Converged Networks
9 2 (0.24%) CTI
9 2 (0.24%) SAN
9 2 (0.24%) SSL
10 1 (0.12%) IPsec
10 1 (0.12%) RTP
10 1 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (13.34%) MongoDB
2 100 (11.81%) SQL Server
3 86 (10.15%) NoSQL
4 64 (7.56%) Oracle Database
5 46 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
5 46 (5.43%) MySQL
5 46 (5.43%) Relational Database
6 43 (5.08%) Big Data
7 40 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
8 33 (3.90%) Oracle Database 11g
9 31 (3.66%) Oracle ODI
10 30 (3.54%) Hadoop
11 28 (3.31%) Apache Cassandra
12 26 (3.07%) DB2
13 25 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
14 24 (2.83%) RDBMS
15 23 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
16 18 (2.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 18 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 16 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 123 (14.52%) Git (software)
2 88 (10.39%) JIRA
3 87 (10.27%) Jenkins
4 63 (7.44%) Maven
5 53 (6.26%) JUnit
6 47 (5.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 45 (5.31%) Subversion
8 42 (4.96%) Selenium
9 39 (4.60%) SoapUI
10 32 (3.78%) Eclipse
11 27 (3.19%) Cucumber
12 25 (2.95%) NUnit
13 23 (2.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 22 (2.60%) Hudson
15 21 (2.48%) Visual Studio
16 18 (2.13%) Ant
16 18 (2.13%) TeamCity
17 16 (1.89%) Mockito
18 15 (1.77%) IntelliJ
19 14 (1.65%) Artifactory
General
1 186 (21.96%) Finance
2 95 (11.22%) Banking
3 70 (8.26%) Retail
4 35 (4.13%) Marketing
5 29 (3.42%) Telecoms
6 28 (3.31%) Front Office
7 27 (3.19%) Investment Banking
8 20 (2.36%) Manufacturing
9 19 (2.24%) Back Office
9 19 (2.24%) Electronics
9 19 (2.24%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.42%) Law
11 9 (1.06%) Publishing
11 9 (1.06%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.71%) Advertising
12 6 (0.71%) Legal
13 5 (0.59%) International Banking
13 5 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.47%) Automotive
14 4 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 327 (38.61%) Developer
2 250 (29.52%) Architect
3 105 (12.40%) Java Developer
4 103 (12.16%) Solutions Architect
5 71 (8.38%) C# Developer
6 58 (6.85%) .NET Developer
7 57 (6.73%) Consultant
8 41 (4.84%) Technical Architect
9 40 (4.72%) C# .NET Developer
10 39 (4.60%) DevOps Engineer
10 39 (4.60%) Senior Developer
11 36 (4.25%) Data Architect
12 32 (3.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 31 (3.66%) Integration Architect
14 29 (3.42%) Technical Leader
15 27 (3.19%) Enterprise Architect
15 27 (3.19%) Java Architect
16 25 (2.95%) SQL Developer
17 23 (2.72%) Oracle Consultant
18 21 (2.48%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (29.63%) Web Services
2 181 (21.37%) .NET
3 179 (21.13%) HTML
4 178 (21.02%) XML
5 148 (17.47%) CSS
6 144 (17.00%) RESTful
7 133 (15.70%) REST
8 125 (14.76%) SOAP
9 96 (11.33%) Spring
10 95 (11.22%) JMS
10 95 (11.22%) Middleware
11 92 (10.86%) J2EE
12 88 (10.39%) HTML5
13 76 (8.97%) jQuery
14 72 (8.50%) .NET Framework
15 70 (8.26%) AngularJS
16 61 (7.20%) XSD
17 55 (6.49%) JSON
18 51 (6.02%) ASP.NET
19 50 (5.90%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.08%) Mobile App
2 55 (6.49%) User Experience
3 54 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
4 33 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (3.42%) Management Information System
6 24 (2.83%) Visualisation
7 23 (2.72%) Computer Science
7 23 (2.72%) Data Integration
7 23 (2.72%) Video on Demand
8 21 (2.48%) Algorithms
8 21 (2.48%) Data Structures
9 20 (2.36%) Data Centre
10 19 (2.24%) SWIFT
11 18 (2.13%) N-Tier
12 13 (1.53%) DataPower
12 13 (1.53%) Fixed Income
12 13 (1.53%) Hedge funds
13 12 (1.42%) Blog
14 11 (1.30%) Derivative
14 11 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 167 (19.72%) Linux
2 82 (9.68%) Windows
3 69 (8.15%) Unix
4 19 (2.24%) CentOS
5 18 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (2.01%) Windows Mobile
7 15 (1.77%) Android
7 15 (1.77%) Apple iOS
8 13 (1.53%) Windows Server
9 12 (1.42%) Ubuntu
10 11 (1.30%) AIX
11 9 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
12 8 (0.94%) Solaris
13 4 (0.47%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.35%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.24%) Windows Phone 8
16 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 422 (49.82%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (26.80%) Scrum
3 194 (22.90%) TDD
4 135 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
5 130 (15.35%) Microservices
6 118 (13.93%) DevOps
6 118 (13.93%) SDLC
7 115 (13.58%) OO
8 91 (10.74%) Data Modelling
9 85 (10.04%) Open Source
10 82 (9.68%) BDD
11 75 (8.85%) MVC
12 66 (7.79%) UML
13 60 (7.08%) E-Commerce
14 58 (6.85%) Mentoring
15 57 (6.73%) TOGAF
16 55 (6.49%) Multithreading
17 53 (6.26%) ETL
18 50 (5.90%) Stakeholder Management
18 50 (5.90%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 386 (45.57%) Java
2 190 (22.43%) JavaScript
3 183 (21.61%) SQL
4 148 (17.47%) C#
5 59 (6.97%) Python
6 43 (5.08%) Groovy
7 37 (4.37%) PL/SQL
8 32 (3.78%) Ruby
9 28 (3.31%) PHP
10 27 (3.19%) Perl
11 22 (2.60%) Bash Shell
12 21 (2.48%) Scala
13 20 (2.36%) PowerShell
14 19 (2.24%) T-SQL
15 16 (1.89%) Apex Code
16 13 (1.53%) SOQL
17 11 (1.30%) C
18 8 (0.94%) Go
18 8 (0.94%) Shell Script
19 7 (0.83%) C++
Qualifications
1 64 (7.56%) Security Cleared
2 54 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 33 (3.90%) Degree
4 21 (2.48%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.47%) APMP
5 4 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.35%) CISSP
7 2 (0.24%) CCNA
7 2 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.24%) ISEB
7 2 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.24%) OCP
7 2 (0.24%) OCPJP
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.12%) PhD
8 1 (0.12%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (7.32%) QA
2 16 (1.89%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.83%) COBIT
3 7 (0.83%) HL7
3 7 (0.83%) SEPA
4 5 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.24%) ISO20022
6 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) MiFID
7 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (2.36%) Docker
2 15 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.42%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.42%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.71%) vCloud
6 4 (0.47%) vSphere
7 3 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.35%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.24%) GridGain
8 2 (0.24%) HDFS
8 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 39 (4.60%) Puppet
2 22 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (2.36%) Ansible
4 12 (1.42%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 10 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (1.18%) SCCM
6 9 (1.06%) Data Guard
7 8 (0.94%) Kibana
7 8 (0.94%) logstash
7 8 (0.94%) Tivoli
8 7 (0.83%) CloudHub
8 7 (0.83%) DBAmp
8 7 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 6 (0.71%) Netcool
9 6 (0.71%) Oracle Identity Management
9 6 (0.71%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 5 (0.59%) Kubernetes
10 5 (0.59%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 3 (0.35%) Mesos
12 2 (0.24%) Graphite
Vendors
1 230 (27.15%) Oracle
2 94 (11.10%) Microsoft
3 61 (7.20%) IBM
4 39 (4.60%) Red Hat
4 39 (4.60%) Salesforce.com
5 36 (4.25%) MuleSoft
6 32 (3.78%) TIBCO
7 31 (3.66%) SAP
8 23 (2.72%) VMware
9 22 (2.60%) Atlassian
10 19 (2.24%) Informatica
10 19 (2.24%) Pega
11 17 (2.01%) Teradata
12 16 (1.89%) Guidewire
12 16 (1.89%) Siebel
13 13 (1.53%) HP
13 13 (1.53%) Hyperion
13 13 (1.53%) New Relic
13 13 (1.53%) webMethods
14 12 (1.42%) Adobe
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