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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 119 96 87
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -9
Contract jobs citing SOA 420 541 538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.76% 2.18% 2.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.80% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 390 386
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £345 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £90.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £24.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year
+97.91% -36.42%
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
18425 19298 17265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.40% 77.61% 75.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13562 13504 11825
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 242 306
Average hourly rate £22.13 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.56% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £57.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.40 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-14.96% +1.37%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 +5 118 £525 +10.52% 41
Canary Wharf +15 6 £575 -11.53%
Hounslow +1 2 - -
Docklands, London +17 1 - - 1
Harrow - 1 - -
Hayes - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 364 (40.18%) Agile Software Development
2 352 (38.85%) Java
3 289 (31.90%) Web Services
4 283 (31.24%) Oracle
5 215 (23.73%) TDD
6 214 (23.62%) Finance
7 195 (21.52%) HTML
7 195 (21.52%) XML
8 189 (20.86%) JavaScript
9 161 (17.77%) SQL
10 156 (17.22%) .NET
11 154 (17.00%) Linux
12 145 (16.00%) Scrum
13 136 (15.01%) OO
14 126 (13.91%) Middleware
14 126 (13.91%) RESTful
15 119 (13.13%) Spring
16 117 (12.91%) C#
17 111 (12.25%) J2EE
17 111 (12.25%) WebLogic
18 110 (12.14%) CSS
19 109 (12.03%) SOAP
19 109 (12.03%) Python
20 107 (11.81%) Banking
20 107 (11.81%) MVC
21 106 (11.70%) Continuous Integration
22 104 (11.48%) JMS
23 103 (11.37%) REST
24 102 (11.26%) UML
25 100 (11.04%) UNIX

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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
1 111 (12.25%) WebLogic
2 82 (9.05%) WebSphere
3 58 (6.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 43 (4.75%) Oracle Service Bus
5 41 (4.53%) Tomcat
6 39 (4.30%) WebLogic Portal
7 37 (4.08%) Apache
7 37 (4.08%) CMS
8 34 (3.75%) JBoss
9 25 (2.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 25 (2.76%) Adobe CQ
10 23 (2.54%) Node.js
11 19 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
11 19 (2.10%) Apache Solr
12 18 (1.99%) BizTalk Server
12 18 (1.99%) SharePoint
13 16 (1.77%) OpenStack
14 14 (1.55%) Confluence
15 13 (1.43%) IIS
16 11 (1.21%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 22 (2.43%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.99%) MS Office
2 9 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.33%) MS Project
4 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.11%) InDesign
5 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 47 (5.19%) Oracle EBS
2 45 (4.97%) Oracle BPM
3 24 (2.65%) Documaker
4 14 (1.55%) Oracle FAH
5 13 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
7 8 (0.88%) Workday HCM
7 8 (0.88%) SAP HR
7 8 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (0.77%) BusinessWorks
9 5 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
10 4 (0.44%) Tridion
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 2 (0.22%) ION MarketView
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
13 1 (0.11%) HFM
13 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 46 (5.08%) Amazon EC2
2 45 (4.97%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.44%) PaaS
6 3 (0.33%) Force.com
6 3 (0.33%) SaaS
6 3 (0.33%) Heroku
6 3 (0.33%) GitHub
7 2 (0.22%) IaaS
8 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (6.07%) HTTP
2 41 (4.53%) SSL
3 26 (2.87%) HTTPS
4 23 (2.54%) Internet
5 16 (1.77%) TCP/IP
6 13 (1.43%) SNMP
7 10 (1.10%) DNS
8 8 (0.88%) Firewall
9 7 (0.77%) LDAP
9 7 (0.77%) AMQP
10 5 (0.55%) Network Security
11 3 (0.33%) OpenLDAP
12 2 (0.22%) Intranet
12 2 (0.22%) VPN
12 2 (0.22%) SMTP
12 2 (0.22%) DHCP
13 1 (0.11%) Kerberos
13 1 (0.11%) SAN
13 1 (0.11%) Extranet
13 1 (0.11%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (10.49%) SQL Server
2 83 (9.16%) Oracle Database
3 56 (6.18%) Oracle Database 11g
4 52 (5.74%) NoSQL
5 50 (5.52%) Relational Database
6 45 (4.97%) Oracle ODI
7 39 (4.30%) Oracle Exadata
8 38 (4.19%) Oracle BI EE
9 36 (3.97%) MongoDB
10 29 (3.20%) RDBMS
11 26 (2.87%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 26 (2.87%) MySQL
12 25 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
13 24 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
14 19 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 18 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (1.55%) Big Data
16 14 (1.55%) Oracle Database 10g
17 13 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
18 11 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 93 (10.26%) JIRA
2 74 (8.17%) Git (software)
3 66 (7.28%) Jenkins
4 63 (6.95%) Subversion
5 58 (6.40%) Maven
6 49 (5.41%) Cucumber
7 48 (5.30%) JUnit
8 37 (4.08%) TeamCity
9 32 (3.53%) Selenium
10 29 (3.20%) Hudson
11 26 (2.87%) Mockito
12 25 (2.76%) NUnit
13 24 (2.65%) Eclipse
14 21 (2.32%) Team Foundation Server
15 19 (2.10%) Visual Studio
15 19 (2.10%) WebDriver
16 17 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 16 (1.77%) Ant
18 14 (1.55%) JBehave
19 8 (0.88%) SoapUI
General
1 214 (23.62%) Finance
2 107 (11.81%) Banking
3 47 (5.19%) Front Office
4 46 (5.08%) Retail
5 45 (4.97%) Investment Banking
6 37 (4.08%) Financial Institution
7 32 (3.53%) Billing
8 18 (1.99%) Publishing
9 17 (1.88%) Marketing
10 16 (1.77%) Telecoms
11 11 (1.21%) Games
11 11 (1.21%) Back Office
12 9 (0.99%) Legal
12 9 (0.99%) Advertising
13 8 (0.88%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.22%) German Language
16 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.11%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.11%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 381 (42.05%) Developer
2 214 (23.62%) Architect
3 151 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 86 (9.49%) Solutions Architect
5 62 (6.84%) Consultant
6 54 (5.96%) Senior Developer
7 45 (4.97%) Analyst
8 37 (4.08%) .NET Developer
9 36 (3.97%) C# Developer
10 33 (3.64%) DevOps Engineer
11 31 (3.42%) Technical Architect
11 31 (3.42%) Scala Developer
12 22 (2.43%) Oracle Consultant
13 21 (2.32%) Business Analyst
13 21 (2.32%) Java/J2EE Developer
14 20 (2.21%) Oracle Developer
15 19 (2.10%) Linux Engineer
15 19 (2.10%) Web Developer
16 18 (1.99%) C# .NET Developer
17 17 (1.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (31.90%) Web Services
2 195 (21.52%) HTML
2 195 (21.52%) XML
3 156 (17.22%) .NET
4 126 (13.91%) Middleware
4 126 (13.91%) RESTful
5 119 (13.13%) Spring
6 111 (12.25%) J2EE
7 110 (12.14%) CSS
8 109 (12.03%) SOAP
9 104 (11.48%) JMS
10 103 (11.37%) REST
11 87 (9.60%) HTML5
12 78 (8.61%) jQuery
13 76 (8.39%) Hibernate
14 58 (6.40%) XSD
15 53 (5.85%) WCF
15 53 (5.85%) Oracle Fusion
15 53 (5.85%) ASP.NET
16 50 (5.52%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 88 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (5.96%) Open Source
3 52 (5.74%) Enterprise Software
4 44 (4.86%) Clustering
5 41 (4.53%) Derivative
6 38 (4.19%) Computer Science
7 33 (3.64%) Hedge funds
8 25 (2.76%) Data Structures
9 24 (2.65%) Equity Derivative
10 22 (2.43%) N-Tier
11 15 (1.66%) Management Information System
11 15 (1.66%) Mobile App
11 15 (1.66%) Inversion of Control
11 15 (1.66%) User Experience
12 14 (1.55%) Data Integration
13 13 (1.43%) Equities
13 13 (1.43%) Client/Server
14 11 (1.21%) Fixed Income
15 8 (0.88%) W3C
15 8 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 154 (17.00%) Linux
2 100 (11.04%) UNIX
3 64 (7.06%) Windows
4 38 (4.19%) SELinux
5 18 (1.99%) Oracle Linux
6 11 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.21%) Android
7 10 (1.10%) Apple iOS
7 10 (1.10%) CentOS
8 9 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.88%) Solaris
9 8 (0.88%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.44%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.44%) VMS
12 3 (0.33%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.33%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (40.18%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (23.73%) TDD
3 145 (16.00%) Scrum
4 136 (15.01%) OO
5 107 (11.81%) MVC
6 106 (11.70%) Continuous Integration
7 102 (11.26%) UML
8 87 (9.60%) Data Modelling
9 83 (9.16%) BDD
10 77 (8.50%) E-Commerce
11 72 (7.95%) DevOps
12 60 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
13 57 (6.29%) User Stories
13 57 (6.29%) Integration Testing
14 55 (6.07%) CRM
15 53 (5.85%) TOGAF
16 51 (5.63%) Migration
16 51 (5.63%) Mentoring
17 47 (5.19%) Project Management
18 46 (5.08%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 352 (38.85%) Java
2 189 (20.86%) JavaScript
3 161 (17.77%) SQL
4 117 (12.91%) C#
5 109 (12.03%) Python
6 83 (9.16%) Ruby
7 70 (7.73%) Bash Shell
8 52 (5.74%) Scala
9 40 (4.42%) PHP
10 34 (3.75%) PL/SQL
11 32 (3.53%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 30 (3.31%) Perl
13 29 (3.20%) Jython
14 28 (3.09%) T-SQL
15 25 (2.76%) C
16 19 (2.10%) Shell Script
17 18 (1.99%) C++
18 17 (1.88%) XPath
19 12 (1.32%) Groovy
20 11 (1.21%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 96 (10.60%) Degree
2 30 (3.31%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.66%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.21%) ISTQB
5 7 (0.77%) ISEB
6 6 (0.66%) BC Cleared
7 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.22%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.11%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.11%) MCSE
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.11%) PMP
9 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.11%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (7.40%) QA
2 30 (3.31%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.88%) SLA
4 4 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 71 (7.84%) Oracle RAC
2 47 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.87%) vCloud
4 17 (1.88%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.55%) vSphere
5 5 (0.55%) Varnish
6 3 (0.33%) Docker
7 2 (0.22%) HDFS
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.11%) Samba
8 1 (0.11%) NFS
8 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 86 (9.49%) Puppet
2 35 (3.86%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (3.42%) Oracle Identity Management
4 30 (3.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 16 (1.77%) Vagrant
6 7 (0.77%) ZABBIX
6 7 (0.77%) OpenSSO
7 6 (0.66%) CA LISA
8 5 (0.55%) Kibana
8 5 (0.55%) CA SiteMinder
8 5 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.44%) Oracle EDQ
10 3 (0.33%) Nagios
10 3 (0.33%) Control-M
10 3 (0.33%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.33%) Ansible
11 2 (0.22%) logstash
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 2 (0.22%) Icinga
12 1 (0.11%) OpenView
Vendors
1 283 (31.24%) Oracle
2 94 (10.38%) IBM
3 77 (8.50%) Microsoft
4 49 (5.41%) VMware
5 47 (5.19%) Remedy
6 30 (3.31%) Siebel
7 27 (2.98%) TIBCO
8 26 (2.87%) Red Hat
9 24 (2.65%) Adobe
9 24 (2.65%) webMethods
10 22 (2.43%) SAP
11 17 (1.88%) BEA
12 15 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
13 14 (1.55%) Sitecore
13 14 (1.55%) Software AG
14 12 (1.32%) Perforce
15 10 (1.10%) hybris
15 10 (1.10%) HP
15 10 (1.10%) PeopleSoft
16 9 (0.99%) Atlassian
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + negotiable on experience
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £650 - £800 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: Yesterday
London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 350-450 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £200-£375 p/day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Central London / West End
thePlatform
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 18 days ago