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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 120 101 89
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -12
Contract jobs citing SOA 434 542 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.77% 2.16% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.78% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 386 367
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £631 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+27.11% -8.09%
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
19039 19480 19425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.74% 77.50% 75.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13435 13648 13085
Average daily rate £450 £450 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 244 373
Average hourly rate £21.62 £21.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% -33.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £15.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -3 100 £481 +1.31% 56
Canary Wharf +18 7 £450 -29.68%
Croydon -3 3 £488 -
Docklands, London +14 2 - -
Ealing - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Chiswick - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 2
Uxbridge - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 356 (37.20%) Agile Software Development
2 329 (34.38%) Oracle
3 327 (34.17%) Java
4 297 (31.03%) Web Services
5 239 (24.97%) XML
6 211 (22.05%) Finance
7 192 (20.06%) TDD
8 180 (18.81%) HTML
9 172 (17.97%) SQL
10 170 (17.76%) Linux
11 165 (17.24%) JavaScript
12 161 (16.82%) .NET
13 152 (15.88%) Scrum
14 150 (15.67%) Middleware
15 138 (14.42%) OO
16 125 (13.06%) SOAP
16 125 (13.06%) C#
17 122 (12.75%) J2EE
18 121 (12.64%) MVC
19 120 (12.54%) WebLogic
20 115 (12.02%) Continuous Integration
21 114 (11.91%) Spring
22 113 (11.81%) CSS
23 111 (11.60%) REST
24 110 (11.49%) SQL Server
25 106 (11.08%) Python
26 102 (10.66%) Oracle Database
27 99 (10.34%) UML
28 97 (10.14%) JMS
28 97 (10.14%) IBM

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 120 (12.54%) WebLogic
2 93 (9.72%) WebSphere
3 88 (9.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 50 (5.22%) Oracle Service Bus
5 40 (4.18%) BizTalk Server
6 37 (3.87%) WebLogic Portal
7 35 (3.66%) Apache
8 31 (3.24%) SharePoint
9 29 (3.03%) Tomcat
9 29 (3.03%) Adobe CQ
10 27 (2.82%) CMS
11 23 (2.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 18 (1.88%) AquaLogic
13 17 (1.78%) Node.js
14 15 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
15 14 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
15 14 (1.46%) Apache Solr
15 14 (1.46%) IIS
16 13 (1.36%) Confluence
17 11 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 25 (2.61%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.15%) MS Office
3 10 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.52%) MS Project
5 5 (0.52%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.31%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 57 (5.96%) Oracle EBS
2 51 (5.33%) Oracle BPM
3 21 (2.19%) Documaker
4 16 (1.67%) Oracle FAH
4 16 (1.67%) Workday HCM
5 13 (1.36%) Oracle Applications
5 13 (1.36%) SAP HR
5 13 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.42%) Tridion
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.31%) ION MarketView
10 2 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 47 (4.91%) Amazon EC2
2 42 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (1.15%) PaaS
6 9 (0.94%) SaaS
7 8 (0.84%) IaaS
8 3 (0.31%) GitHub
8 3 (0.31%) Force.com
8 3 (0.31%) Heroku
9 1 (0.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 61 (6.37%) HTTP
2 40 (4.18%) SSL
3 26 (2.72%) Internet
4 24 (2.51%) HTTPS
5 13 (1.36%) LDAP
6 11 (1.15%) TCP/IP
7 10 (1.04%) Firewall
8 8 (0.84%) FTP
8 8 (0.84%) SNMP
9 5 (0.52%) AMQP
10 4 (0.42%) DMZ
10 4 (0.42%) Intranet
11 3 (0.31%) SAN
12 2 (0.21%) OpenLDAP
12 2 (0.21%) Network Security
12 2 (0.21%) VPN
13 1 (0.10%) Wireless
13 1 (0.10%) DNS
13 1 (0.10%) Kerberos
13 1 (0.10%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 102 (10.66%) Oracle Database
3 72 (7.52%) Oracle Database 11g
4 51 (5.33%) Relational Database
5 47 (4.91%) Oracle ODI
6 37 (3.87%) MySQL
7 36 (3.76%) Oracle Exadata
8 34 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
9 33 (3.45%) Oracle BI EE
10 30 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
11 29 (3.03%) RDBMS
11 29 (3.03%) NoSQL
12 28 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 28 (2.93%) MongoDB
13 27 (2.82%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 21 (2.19%) Oracle Database 10g
14 21 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
15 20 (2.09%) SQL Server 2005
16 16 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 11 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 96 (10.03%) JIRA
2 94 (9.82%) Git (software)
3 73 (7.63%) Subversion
4 59 (6.17%) Selenium
4 59 (6.17%) TeamCity
4 59 (6.17%) Cucumber
4 59 (6.17%) JUnit
5 56 (5.85%) Jenkins
6 52 (5.43%) Maven
7 41 (4.28%) Hudson
8 34 (3.55%) Mockito
8 34 (3.55%) JBehave
9 33 (3.45%) WebDriver
10 31 (3.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 29 (3.03%) Visual Studio
12 22 (2.30%) SoapUI
12 22 (2.30%) Ant
13 21 (2.19%) Eclipse
13 21 (2.19%) NUnit
13 21 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 211 (22.05%) Finance
2 86 (8.99%) Banking
3 50 (5.22%) Retail
4 46 (4.81%) Front Office
5 37 (3.87%) Financial Institution
6 32 (3.34%) Investment Banking
7 31 (3.24%) Billing
8 30 (3.13%) Telecoms
9 18 (1.88%) Marketing
10 17 (1.78%) Back Office
11 13 (1.36%) Publishing
12 12 (1.25%) Manufacturing
13 10 (1.04%) Games
14 9 (0.94%) Advertising
14 9 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.52%) Legal
16 2 (0.21%) German Language
16 2 (0.21%) Law
17 1 (0.10%) General Ledger
17 1 (0.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 375 (39.18%) Developer
2 228 (23.82%) Architect
3 123 (12.85%) Java Developer
4 90 (9.40%) Solutions Architect
5 72 (7.52%) Consultant
6 54 (5.64%) Senior Developer
7 48 (5.02%) .NET Developer
8 47 (4.91%) Analyst
9 30 (3.13%) C# Developer
10 28 (2.93%) Oracle Consultant
11 27 (2.82%) Oracle Developer
12 24 (2.51%) Designer
13 23 (2.40%) Scala Developer
14 21 (2.19%) Tester
14 21 (2.19%) Linux Engineer
15 19 (1.99%) Business Analyst
16 18 (1.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
16 18 (1.88%) Project Manager
16 18 (1.88%) Enterprise Architect
17 17 (1.78%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (31.03%) Web Services
2 239 (24.97%) XML
3 180 (18.81%) HTML
4 161 (16.82%) .NET
5 150 (15.67%) Middleware
6 125 (13.06%) SOAP
7 122 (12.75%) J2EE
8 114 (11.91%) Spring
9 113 (11.81%) CSS
10 111 (11.60%) REST
11 97 (10.14%) JMS
12 90 (9.40%) RESTful
13 79 (8.25%) jQuery
13 79 (8.25%) WCF
14 72 (7.52%) XSD
15 71 (7.42%) Oracle Fusion
15 71 (7.42%) ASP.NET
16 67 (7.00%) HTML5
17 62 (6.48%) Hibernate
18 57 (5.96%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 95 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (5.54%) Enterprise Software
3 52 (5.43%) Open Source
4 43 (4.49%) Clustering
5 35 (3.66%) Hedge funds
6 30 (3.13%) Mobile App
7 26 (2.72%) N-Tier
8 24 (2.51%) Computer Science
9 17 (1.78%) Data Integration
10 15 (1.57%) Derivative
11 13 (1.36%) User Experience
11 13 (1.36%) Management Information System
11 13 (1.36%) Fixed Income
12 12 (1.25%) New Media
13 11 (1.15%) Client/Server
13 11 (1.15%) Mobile Payment
14 10 (1.04%) W3C
15 7 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 7 (0.73%) Credit Risk
16 6 (0.63%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 170 (17.76%) Linux
2 95 (9.93%) UNIX
3 74 (7.73%) Windows
4 36 (3.76%) SELinux
5 19 (1.99%) Solaris
6 18 (1.88%) Apple iOS
7 16 (1.67%) Android
8 14 (1.46%) Oracle Linux
9 9 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.63%) CentOS
12 4 (0.42%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.42%) VMS
13 3 (0.31%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.31%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.31%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.10%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (37.20%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (20.06%) TDD
3 152 (15.88%) Scrum
4 138 (14.42%) OO
5 121 (12.64%) MVC
6 115 (12.02%) Continuous Integration
7 99 (10.34%) UML
8 74 (7.73%) BDD
9 69 (7.21%) Migration
10 68 (7.11%) Business Intelligence
10 68 (7.11%) Data Modelling
11 67 (7.00%) E-Commerce
12 62 (6.48%) TOGAF
13 61 (6.37%) CRM
14 57 (5.96%) Unit Testing
15 56 (5.85%) EAI
16 55 (5.75%) Content Management
17 54 (5.64%) Configuration Management
18 53 (5.54%) Workflow
19 51 (5.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 327 (34.17%) Java
2 172 (17.97%) SQL
3 165 (17.24%) JavaScript
4 125 (13.06%) C#
5 106 (11.08%) Python
6 77 (8.05%) Ruby
7 72 (7.52%) Bash Shell
8 51 (5.33%) PL/SQL
9 42 (4.39%) Scala
10 38 (3.97%) XPath
11 32 (3.34%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 32 (3.34%) PHP
12 28 (2.93%) Jython
13 24 (2.51%) Perl
14 21 (2.19%) T-SQL
15 18 (1.88%) Groovy
15 18 (1.88%) C
16 17 (1.78%) Shell Script
17 15 (1.57%) C++
18 14 (1.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 77 (8.05%) Degree
2 31 (3.24%) Security Cleared
3 18 (1.88%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.78%) ISTQB
5 14 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.31%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.21%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.21%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.10%) MCSE
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.10%) PMP
8 1 (0.10%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.10%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (6.37%) QA
2 27 (2.82%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.42%) SLA
5 2 (0.21%) FATCA
6 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 75 (7.84%) Oracle RAC
2 42 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.51%) vCloud
4 12 (1.25%) VMware ESX
5 8 (0.84%) Varnish
6 6 (0.63%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.31%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.31%) vSphere
8 2 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.21%) KVM
8 2 (0.21%) HDFS
9 1 (0.10%) ACF2
9 1 (0.10%) Samba
9 1 (0.10%) RACF
9 1 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 74 (7.73%) Puppet
2 36 (3.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 32 (3.34%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (3.34%) Oracle Identity Management
4 6 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.63%) CA LISA
5 4 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 4 (0.42%) OpenSSO
5 4 (0.42%) ZABBIX
5 4 (0.42%) Data Guard
5 4 (0.42%) Nagios
5 4 (0.42%) Oracle EDQ
6 3 (0.31%) CA SiteMinder
6 3 (0.31%) WMI
6 3 (0.31%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.21%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.10%) Salt
8 1 (0.10%) Ansible
8 1 (0.10%) logstash
8 1 (0.10%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 329 (34.38%) Oracle
2 97 (10.14%) IBM
3 92 (9.61%) Microsoft
4 51 (5.33%) VMware
5 48 (5.02%) Remedy
6 39 (4.08%) JBoss
7 31 (3.24%) Siebel
8 29 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
9 27 (2.82%) Adobe
10 26 (2.72%) SAP
11 23 (2.40%) webMethods
12 21 (2.19%) BEA
13 20 (2.09%) Red Hat
14 16 (1.67%) TIBCO
14 16 (1.67%) PeopleSoft
15 14 (1.46%) Software AG
16 11 (1.15%) Zend
16 11 (1.15%) hybris
17 9 (0.94%) Google
18 8 (0.84%) Rackspace
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ERP
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
360 Resourcing
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £220.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £600 - £640 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 16 days ago
North London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 20 days ago