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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 100 99 78
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -21
Contract jobs citing SOA 435 446 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.06% 2.07% 2.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 2.65% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 311 370
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £315 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £57.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
16509 16851 14875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.15% 78.18% 76.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 11820 11613 10314
Average daily rate £450 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 235 295
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.04 £13.15 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £77.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 106 £465 -2.10% 41
Hounslow - 3 - -
Brentford - 3 - -
Docklands, London +7 2 - -
Canary Wharf +9 1 £475 -17.39%
Hammersmith +1 1 £470 +50.40%
Bromley - 1 £500 - 2
Harrow - 1 - - 1
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 372 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 345 (41.22%) Java
3 283 (33.81%) Web Services
4 225 (26.88%) Oracle
5 213 (25.45%) TDD
6 191 (22.82%) Finance
6 191 (22.82%) HTML
7 181 (21.62%) JavaScript
8 161 (19.24%) SQL
8 161 (19.24%) .NET
9 152 (18.16%) XML
10 144 (17.20%) OO
11 137 (16.37%) Linux
12 131 (15.65%) Scrum
12 131 (15.65%) RESTful
13 119 (14.22%) Spring
14 118 (14.10%) Banking
15 112 (13.38%) CSS
16 107 (12.78%) REST
17 104 (12.43%) C#
17 104 (12.43%) SQL Server
18 101 (12.07%) Middleware
19 100 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
20 99 (11.83%) JMS
21 98 (11.71%) J2EE
22 97 (11.59%) Degree
23 93 (11.11%) MVC
24 92 (10.99%) Python
25 90 (10.75%) SOAP
26 89 (10.63%) UML

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 77 (9.20%) WebLogic
2 56 (6.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 46 (5.50%) Tomcat
4 43 (5.14%) WebSphere
5 40 (4.78%) Oracle Service Bus
6 38 (4.54%) Apache
7 31 (3.70%) JBoss
8 28 (3.35%) CMS
9 26 (3.11%) Node.js
10 24 (2.87%) WebLogic Portal
11 20 (2.39%) OpenStack
11 20 (2.39%) Elasticsearch
12 19 (2.27%) Adobe CQ
13 18 (2.15%) Mule
14 16 (1.91%) IIS
15 15 (1.79%) Apache Solr
15 15 (1.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 12 (1.43%) SharePoint
17 11 (1.31%) Confluence
18 10 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 24 (2.87%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.08%) MS Office
3 8 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.24%) SPSS
5 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.24%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.12%) InDesign
6 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 35 (4.18%) Oracle BPM
2 30 (3.58%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (2.27%) Documaker
4 17 (2.03%) BusinessWorks
5 11 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (0.84%) Oracle FAH
8 5 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.48%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.36%) Workday HCM
10 3 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.36%) ION MarketView
10 3 (0.36%) AquaLogic BPM
10 3 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle BRM
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
12 1 (0.12%) Cordys
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.35%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (2.51%) SaaS
3 21 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.31%) GitHub
5 7 (0.84%) PaaS
6 5 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (0.60%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 5 (0.60%) ElastiCache
6 5 (0.60%) IaaS
6 5 (0.60%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.24%) Office 365
9 1 (0.12%) Heroku
9 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.12%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 52 (6.21%) HTTP
2 37 (4.42%) Internet
3 36 (4.30%) SSL
4 20 (2.39%) HTTPS
5 18 (2.15%) TCP/IP
6 13 (1.55%) SNMP
7 12 (1.43%) DNS
8 7 (0.84%) AMQP
8 7 (0.84%) Network Security
8 7 (0.84%) LDAP
9 6 (0.72%) Firewall
10 4 (0.48%) SMTP
10 4 (0.48%) DHCP
10 4 (0.48%) VPN
11 2 (0.24%) Intranet
11 2 (0.24%) OpenLDAP
12 1 (0.12%) Unified Communications
12 1 (0.12%) PuTTY
12 1 (0.12%) NAS
12 1 (0.12%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (12.43%) SQL Server
2 56 (6.69%) Oracle Database
2 56 (6.69%) Relational Database
3 52 (6.21%) NoSQL
4 38 (4.54%) Oracle BI EE
5 36 (4.30%) Oracle Database 11g
6 32 (3.82%) MongoDB
7 30 (3.58%) Oracle ODI
8 26 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
9 25 (2.99%) RDBMS
10 22 (2.63%) Big Data
11 21 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (2.27%) MySQL
13 18 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
14 17 (2.03%) Oracle Exadata
15 16 (1.91%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 15 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
16 15 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 15 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
17 13 (1.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 77 (9.20%) Maven
2 72 (8.60%) Subversion
2 72 (8.60%) Jenkins
3 71 (8.48%) JIRA
4 69 (8.24%) Git (software)
5 57 (6.81%) JUnit
6 38 (4.54%) Cucumber
7 30 (3.58%) Hudson
8 27 (3.23%) TeamCity
9 26 (3.11%) NUnit
9 26 (3.11%) Selenium
10 25 (2.99%) Eclipse
11 23 (2.75%) Mockito
12 20 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (1.91%) Visual Studio
13 16 (1.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 12 (1.43%) Ant
14 12 (1.43%) Moq
15 11 (1.31%) WebDriver
15 11 (1.31%) MSTest
General
1 191 (22.82%) Finance
2 118 (14.10%) Banking
3 49 (5.85%) Investment Banking
4 47 (5.62%) Front Office
5 42 (5.02%) Retail
6 29 (3.46%) Financial Institution
7 25 (2.99%) Billing
8 17 (2.03%) Publishing
9 13 (1.55%) Marketing
10 11 (1.31%) Games
10 11 (1.31%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.08%) Telecoms
12 8 (0.96%) Advertising
13 7 (0.84%) Legal
13 7 (0.84%) Back Office
14 4 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.24%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.24%) Arabic Language
15 2 (0.24%) Hindi Language
Job Titles
1 366 (43.73%) Developer
2 215 (25.69%) Architect
3 141 (16.85%) Java Developer
4 87 (10.39%) Solutions Architect
5 61 (7.29%) Consultant
6 51 (6.09%) Senior Developer
7 42 (5.02%) Analyst
8 41 (4.90%) C# Developer
9 35 (4.18%) DevOps Engineer
9 35 (4.18%) Technical Architect
10 32 (3.82%) .NET Developer
10 32 (3.82%) Scala Developer
11 25 (2.99%) Oracle Developer
12 22 (2.63%) Web Developer
12 22 (2.63%) C# .NET Developer
13 21 (2.51%) Enterprise Architect
14 20 (2.39%) SOA Developer
15 18 (2.15%) Business Analyst
16 17 (2.03%) Oracle SOA Developer
17 16 (1.91%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (33.81%) Web Services
2 191 (22.82%) HTML
3 161 (19.24%) .NET
4 152 (18.16%) XML
5 131 (15.65%) RESTful
6 119 (14.22%) Spring
7 112 (13.38%) CSS
8 107 (12.78%) REST
9 101 (12.07%) Middleware
10 99 (11.83%) JMS
11 98 (11.71%) J2EE
12 90 (10.75%) SOAP
13 89 (10.63%) HTML5
14 71 (8.48%) Hibernate
15 70 (8.36%) jQuery
16 59 (7.05%) AngularJS
17 55 (6.57%) ASP.NET
18 52 (6.21%) WCF
19 49 (5.85%) .NET Framework
20 46 (5.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 61 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (6.93%) Enterprise Software
3 49 (5.85%) Computer Science
4 44 (5.26%) Derivative
5 38 (4.54%) Open Source
6 32 (3.82%) Equity Derivative
7 26 (3.11%) Inversion of Control
8 23 (2.75%) Data Structures
9 22 (2.63%) Clustering
10 20 (2.39%) N-Tier
11 18 (2.15%) Hedge funds
12 17 (2.03%) Mobile App
13 16 (1.91%) Client/Server
13 16 (1.91%) User Experience
14 14 (1.67%) Management Information System
14 14 (1.67%) Data Integration
15 12 (1.43%) Fixed Income
16 11 (1.31%) Equities
17 7 (0.84%) Algorithms
17 7 (0.84%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 137 (16.37%) Linux
2 79 (9.44%) UNIX
3 70 (8.36%) Windows
4 12 (1.43%) Ubuntu
4 12 (1.43%) CentOS
5 11 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
7 9 (1.08%) Apple iOS
7 9 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.96%) Android
9 7 (0.84%) Solaris
10 5 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.36%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.36%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.36%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.24%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (25.45%) TDD
3 144 (17.20%) OO
4 131 (15.65%) Scrum
5 100 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
6 93 (11.11%) MVC
7 89 (10.63%) UML
8 80 (9.56%) BDD
9 75 (8.96%) Data Modelling
10 68 (8.12%) DevOps
10 68 (8.12%) E-Commerce
11 51 (6.09%) TOGAF
12 50 (5.97%) Integration Testing
13 46 (5.50%) Mentoring
13 46 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
14 45 (5.38%) User Stories
14 45 (5.38%) Multithreading
15 44 (5.26%) CRM
16 43 (5.14%) Configuration Management
17 42 (5.02%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 345 (41.22%) Java
2 181 (21.62%) JavaScript
3 161 (19.24%) SQL
4 104 (12.43%) C#
5 92 (10.99%) Python
6 64 (7.65%) Ruby
7 47 (5.62%) Scala
8 43 (5.14%) Bash Shell
9 42 (5.02%) PHP
10 27 (3.23%) T-SQL
11 24 (2.87%) Perl
12 22 (2.63%) C
13 20 (2.39%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 19 (2.27%) PL/SQL
15 17 (2.03%) Jython
15 17 (2.03%) C++
15 17 (2.03%) Shell Script
16 9 (1.08%) Erlang
17 8 (0.96%) Objective-C
18 7 (0.84%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 97 (11.59%) Degree
2 23 (2.75%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.19%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.84%) ISTQB
4 7 (0.84%) ISEB
5 6 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.72%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.36%) MCSE
7 1 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.12%) CBAP
7 1 (0.12%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.12%) PMP
7 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (7.17%) QA
2 24 (2.87%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.08%) SLA
4 7 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.24%) COBIT
6 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (4.54%) Oracle RAC
2 25 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.27%) vCloud
4 10 (1.19%) VMware ESX
5 6 (0.72%) vSphere
6 5 (0.60%) Docker
7 3 (0.36%) Varnish
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.24%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.24%) HDFS
9 1 (0.12%) GridGain
9 1 (0.12%) Samba
9 1 (0.12%) NFS
Systems Management
1 68 (8.12%) Puppet
2 31 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (2.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 20 (2.39%) Vagrant
5 16 (1.91%) Oracle Identity Management
6 14 (1.67%) SELinux
7 11 (1.31%) ZABBIX
8 9 (1.08%) Kibana
9 6 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.60%) Ansible
10 5 (0.60%) Data Guard
10 5 (0.60%) OpenSSO
10 5 (0.60%) CA SiteMinder
11 4 (0.48%) Nagios
11 4 (0.48%) Control-M
11 4 (0.48%) StatsD
11 4 (0.48%) Icinga
12 2 (0.24%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 2 (0.24%) logstash
13 1 (0.12%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 225 (26.88%) Oracle
2 70 (8.36%) Microsoft
3 48 (5.73%) IBM
4 31 (3.70%) TIBCO
5 30 (3.58%) SAP
6 27 (3.23%) VMware
6 27 (3.23%) Remedy
7 25 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
8 24 (2.87%) Red Hat
9 21 (2.51%) webMethods
9 21 (2.51%) Adobe
10 18 (2.15%) Siebel
11 14 (1.67%) Perforce
12 12 (1.43%) BEA
12 12 (1.43%) Sitecore
13 11 (1.31%) Informatica
14 10 (1.19%) Atlassian
14 10 (1.19%) AppDynamics
14 10 (1.19%) hybris
15 9 (1.08%) New Relic
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £800 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Morpheus Search Partners Limited
Rate: dependatn on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £575 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 10 days ago