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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 89 96 86
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Contract jobs citing SOA 486 482 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.22% 2.10% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 2.67% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 304 306
Average daily rate
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£474 £446 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% -10.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £616 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £411 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +2.81%
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 £35.63 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-10.93% +17.64%
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
17229 18076 16090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.61% 78.59% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12130 12626 11348
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 £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 242 214
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.73 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +6 98 £488 +8.33% 30
Hammersmith - 4 £471 -
Canary Wharf +6 3 £538 -6.52%
Docklands, London +2 3 £550 +4.76% 1
Osterley - 1 £320 -
Bromley - 1 £500 -
Hayes - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 3
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Brentford - - - - 1
Ealing - - - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 407 (45.47%) Agile Software Development
2 372 (41.56%) Java
3 279 (31.17%) Web Services
4 256 (28.60%) Oracle
5 216 (24.13%) TDD
6 209 (23.35%) .NET
7 197 (22.01%) SQL
8 189 (21.12%) Finance
9 182 (20.34%) HTML
10 178 (19.89%) JavaScript
11 163 (18.21%) XML
12 152 (16.98%) Linux
13 150 (16.76%) OO
14 136 (15.20%) C#
15 135 (15.08%) SQL Server
16 130 (14.53%) RESTful
17 122 (13.63%) Scrum
18 117 (13.07%) Banking
18 117 (13.07%) REST
19 116 (12.96%) J2EE
20 115 (12.85%) Spring
21 112 (12.51%) CSS
22 107 (11.96%) Middleware
23 106 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
24 103 (11.51%) BDD
25 101 (11.28%) SOAP
25 101 (11.28%) MVC
26 94 (10.50%) Maven
27 93 (10.39%) JMS
28 91 (10.17%) WebLogic

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 91 (10.17%) WebLogic
2 63 (7.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 61 (6.82%) Tomcat
4 59 (6.59%) JBoss
5 50 (5.59%) Apache
6 40 (4.47%) WebSphere
7 31 (3.46%) IIS
8 29 (3.24%) Oracle Service Bus
9 27 (3.02%) CMS
10 26 (2.91%) Node.js
11 22 (2.46%) Mule
12 20 (2.23%) OpenStack
12 20 (2.23%) Adobe CQ
13 18 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
14 16 (1.79%) Confluence
15 15 (1.68%) Oracle Workflow
16 13 (1.45%) SharePoint
16 13 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
17 12 (1.34%) WebLogic Portal
18 10 (1.12%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 32 (3.58%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.89%) MS Office
3 7 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.22%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.22%) SPSS
6 1 (0.11%) InDesign
6 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 42 (4.69%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (3.13%) Oracle BPM
3 26 (2.91%) Oracle EBS R12
4 14 (1.56%) BusinessWorks
5 11 (1.23%) Oracle Financials
5 11 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (1.12%) WebTrends
7 9 (1.01%) Documaker
8 6 (0.67%) SiteCatalyst
8 6 (0.67%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.67%) Oracle 11i
8 6 (0.67%) Oracle CRM
9 5 (0.56%) AquaLogic BPM
10 4 (0.45%) ION MarketView
11 3 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
11 3 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
12 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
12 2 (0.22%) Tridion
12 2 (0.22%) SAP HR
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (2.91%) SaaS
3 25 (2.79%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (1.23%) PaaS
7 10 (1.12%) GitHub
8 9 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
8 9 (1.01%) ElastiCache
8 9 (1.01%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 5 (0.56%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 4 (0.45%) IaaS
11 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.11%) Office 365
11 1 (0.11%) Taleo
11 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.11%) Force.com
11 1 (0.11%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 60 (6.70%) Internet
2 52 (5.81%) HTTP
3 27 (3.02%) SSL
3 27 (3.02%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.56%) DNS
5 12 (1.34%) HTTPS
6 9 (1.01%) SAN
7 8 (0.89%) SNMP
8 7 (0.78%) Network Security
9 6 (0.67%) Firewall
10 5 (0.56%) VPN
10 5 (0.56%) LDAP
11 4 (0.45%) SMTP
11 4 (0.45%) DHCP
11 4 (0.45%) OpenLDAP
12 3 (0.34%) AMQP
13 2 (0.22%) NAS
13 2 (0.22%) LAN
13 2 (0.22%) Intranet
14 1 (0.11%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (15.08%) SQL Server
2 79 (8.83%) Relational Database
3 76 (8.49%) Oracle Database
4 46 (5.14%) NoSQL
5 45 (5.03%) Oracle Database 11g
6 38 (4.25%) Oracle BI EE
7 36 (4.02%) SQL Server 2008
8 34 (3.80%) RDBMS
9 31 (3.46%) MongoDB
10 29 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
11 23 (2.57%) Oracle Database 10g
12 21 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
13 20 (2.23%) Oracle ODI
14 19 (2.12%) Big Data
14 19 (2.12%) MySQL
15 17 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
16 12 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 11 (1.23%) DB2
17 11 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 94 (10.50%) Maven
2 88 (9.83%) Git (software)
3 79 (8.83%) Subversion
3 79 (8.83%) Jenkins
4 65 (7.26%) JUnit
5 60 (6.70%) JIRA
6 42 (4.69%) Cucumber
7 36 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
8 33 (3.69%) Selenium
9 28 (3.13%) Hudson
10 27 (3.02%) TeamCity
10 27 (3.02%) NUnit
11 23 (2.57%) Ant
12 21 (2.35%) Mockito
13 18 (2.01%) Visual Studio
14 17 (1.90%) Eclipse
15 13 (1.45%) MSTest
15 13 (1.45%) Moq
15 13 (1.45%) VisualVM
16 12 (1.34%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 189 (21.12%) Finance
2 117 (13.07%) Banking
3 50 (5.59%) Investment Banking
4 38 (4.25%) Retail
5 33 (3.69%) Front Office
6 28 (3.13%) Financial Institution
7 26 (2.91%) Marketing
8 19 (2.12%) Games
9 17 (1.90%) Legal
10 15 (1.68%) Billing
11 13 (1.45%) Publishing
12 9 (1.01%) Advertising
12 9 (1.01%) Back Office
13 7 (0.78%) Telecoms
13 7 (0.78%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.56%) Local Government
15 3 (0.34%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.34%) Online Betting
16 2 (0.22%) Arabic Language
16 2 (0.22%) Hindi Language
Job Titles
1 390 (43.58%) Developer
2 225 (25.14%) Architect
3 146 (16.31%) Java Developer
4 93 (10.39%) Solutions Architect
5 79 (8.83%) Consultant
6 59 (6.59%) Senior Developer
7 54 (6.03%) C# Developer
8 51 (5.70%) Analyst
9 44 (4.92%) .NET Developer
10 38 (4.25%) Technical Architect
11 34 (3.80%) DevOps Engineer
12 26 (2.91%) C# .NET Developer
13 25 (2.79%) Oracle Developer
13 25 (2.79%) Enterprise Architect
14 23 (2.57%) Oracle Consultant
15 21 (2.35%) Technical Consultant
16 20 (2.23%) Business Analyst
17 19 (2.12%) Web Developer
18 18 (2.01%) Senior Java Developer
19 17 (1.90%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (31.17%) Web Services
2 209 (23.35%) .NET
3 182 (20.34%) HTML
4 163 (18.21%) XML
5 130 (14.53%) RESTful
6 117 (13.07%) REST
7 116 (12.96%) J2EE
8 115 (12.85%) Spring
9 112 (12.51%) CSS
10 107 (11.96%) Middleware
11 101 (11.28%) SOAP
12 93 (10.39%) JMS
13 81 (9.05%) HTML5
14 78 (8.72%) WCF
15 73 (8.16%) ASP.NET
16 67 (7.49%) .NET Framework
16 67 (7.49%) jQuery
17 64 (7.15%) Hibernate
18 61 (6.82%) JSON
18 61 (6.82%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 57 (6.37%) Enterprise Software
2 54 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (5.59%) Derivative
4 45 (5.03%) Computer Science
5 41 (4.58%) Equity Derivative
5 41 (4.58%) Open Source
6 29 (3.24%) Client/Server
7 27 (3.02%) Inversion of Control
8 23 (2.57%) Data Integration
9 21 (2.35%) User Experience
9 21 (2.35%) Clustering
10 19 (2.12%) N-Tier
11 15 (1.68%) Data Structures
12 14 (1.56%) Mobile App
12 14 (1.56%) Management Information System
12 14 (1.56%) Fixed Income
13 12 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
14 11 (1.23%) Equities
15 9 (1.01%) Algorithms
16 8 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 152 (16.98%) Linux
2 85 (9.50%) UNIX
3 82 (9.16%) Windows
4 15 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (1.34%) CentOS
5 12 (1.34%) Android
6 11 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.12%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.89%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.78%) Solaris
10 5 (0.56%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (0.45%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (45.47%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (24.13%) TDD
3 150 (16.76%) OO
4 122 (13.63%) Scrum
5 106 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
6 103 (11.51%) BDD
7 101 (11.28%) MVC
8 85 (9.50%) E-Commerce
9 72 (8.04%) UML
10 64 (7.15%) Unit Testing
11 59 (6.59%) DevOps
12 56 (6.26%) Data Modelling
12 56 (6.26%) TOGAF
13 51 (5.70%) Technical Architecture
14 49 (5.47%) Multithreading
14 49 (5.47%) OOP
15 48 (5.36%) CRM
15 48 (5.36%) Mentoring
16 46 (5.14%) OOD
17 45 (5.03%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 372 (41.56%) Java
2 197 (22.01%) SQL
3 178 (19.89%) JavaScript
4 136 (15.20%) C#
5 78 (8.72%) Python
6 67 (7.49%) Ruby
7 50 (5.59%) PHP
8 41 (4.58%) PL/SQL
9 33 (3.69%) T-SQL
10 31 (3.46%) Scala
11 26 (2.91%) Bash Shell
12 22 (2.46%) Perl
13 16 (1.79%) C++
14 14 (1.56%) VB.NET
14 14 (1.56%) Shell Script
15 13 (1.45%) C
16 9 (1.01%) Erlang
17 8 (0.89%) VBScript
18 7 (0.78%) Groovy
19 6 (0.67%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 84 (9.39%) Degree
2 34 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.23%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.89%) ISTQB
5 7 (0.78%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.78%) ISEB
6 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.34%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.22%) MCSE
8 2 (0.22%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.11%) CITP
9 1 (0.11%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.11%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.11%) CBAP
9 1 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (7.82%) QA
2 15 (1.68%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.67%) SLA
5 4 (0.45%) HL7
6 3 (0.34%) COBIT
7 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (3.35%) Oracle RAC
2 19 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.79%) vCloud
4 12 (1.34%) vSphere
5 6 (0.67%) OCFS2
5 6 (0.67%) Docker
5 6 (0.67%) GlusterFS
5 6 (0.67%) GFS2
6 5 (0.56%) Varnish
7 4 (0.45%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.34%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.11%) Samba
9 1 (0.11%) NFS
9 1 (0.11%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 56 (6.26%) Puppet
2 36 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (2.12%) Vagrant
4 14 (1.56%) ZABBIX
5 13 (1.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 10 (1.12%) Data Guard
7 9 (1.01%) Kibana
8 8 (0.89%) SELinux
9 6 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.56%) OpenSSO
10 5 (0.56%) CA Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.56%) StatsD
10 5 (0.56%) Ansible
11 4 (0.45%) Icinga
11 4 (0.45%) Control-M
11 4 (0.45%) Nagios
12 3 (0.34%) yum
12 3 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
13 2 (0.22%) Tivoli Identity Manager
14 1 (0.11%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 256 (28.60%) Oracle
2 66 (7.37%) Microsoft
3 31 (3.46%) IBM
4 30 (3.35%) TIBCO
5 28 (3.13%) Adobe
6 24 (2.68%) Red Hat
7 23 (2.57%) Salesforce.com
8 21 (2.35%) SAP
8 21 (2.35%) VMware
9 18 (2.01%) webMethods
10 17 (1.90%) Perforce
11 15 (1.68%) Remedy
12 14 (1.56%) Business Objects
13 13 (1.45%) Telerik
13 13 (1.45%) Google
14 12 (1.34%) Sitecore
14 12 (1.34%) Tableau
14 12 (1.34%) BEA
14 12 (1.34%) New Relic
14 12 (1.34%) AppDynamics
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