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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 116 95 99
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +4
Contract jobs citing SOA 449 511 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.91% 2.17% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 2.75% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 306 346
Average daily rate
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£490 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £345 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £617 £600 £634
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £434 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.74% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £31.99 £185.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -82.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.80%
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
18590 18554 19032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.19% 78.90% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13248 12960 13184
Average daily rate £450 £445 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 225 260
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £27.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -26.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £53.50 £51.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 July 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 July 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 -10 120 £450 -2.96% 42
Croydon -7 13 £496 +1.79% 1
Canary Wharf -8 4 £525 -
Brentford - 3 £388 - 1
Hayes - 3 £425 -
Ealing - 3 £310 -
Docklands, London -5 2 £510 -15.00% 1
Paddington - 2 £575 -
Hammersmith - 2 - -
Sidcup - 1 £375 -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 488 (52.53%) Agile Software Development
2 423 (45.53%) Java
3 260 (27.99%) Web Services
4 257 (27.66%) TDD
5 251 (27.02%) Oracle
6 234 (25.19%) HTML
7 229 (24.65%) SQL
8 226 (24.33%) JavaScript
9 223 (24.00%) Scrum
10 218 (23.47%) .NET
11 207 (22.28%) Finance
12 179 (19.27%) C#
12 179 (19.27%) XML
13 167 (17.98%) CSS
14 158 (17.01%) MVC
15 155 (16.68%) HTML5
16 151 (16.25%) J2EE
17 149 (16.04%) OO
18 125 (13.46%) SQL Server
18 125 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
19 124 (13.35%) Git (software)
20 123 (13.24%) Spring
21 122 (13.13%) RESTful
22 118 (12.70%) REST
23 116 (12.49%) Middleware
24 111 (11.95%) Linux
24 111 (11.95%) SDLC
25 105 (11.30%) BDD
26 100 (10.76%) Banking
27 97 (10.44%) WebLogic

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 97 (10.44%) WebLogic
2 89 (9.58%) JBoss
3 55 (5.92%) Apache
4 53 (5.71%) Tomcat
5 52 (5.60%) WebSphere
5 52 (5.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 39 (4.20%) IIS
7 32 (3.44%) MQSeries
8 30 (3.23%) Mule
9 25 (2.69%) BizTalk Server
9 25 (2.69%) Node.js
10 24 (2.58%) Confluence
11 22 (2.37%) Oracle Service Bus
12 20 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
12 20 (2.15%) CMS
13 19 (2.05%) Mule ESB
14 18 (1.94%) SharePoint
15 16 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
15 16 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
16 15 (1.61%) nginx
Applications
1 38 (4.09%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.40%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.65%) MS Office
4 5 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.43%) MS Project
6 1 (0.11%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 43 (4.63%) Oracle BPM
2 38 (4.09%) Oracle EBS
3 26 (2.80%) Oracle EBS R12
4 16 (1.72%) Oracle Financials
5 13 (1.40%) Oracle Applications
6 11 (1.18%) WebTrends
7 7 (0.75%) Adobe Campaign
8 6 (0.65%) Oracle 11i
8 6 (0.65%) Oracle CRM
9 5 (0.54%) Oracle Retail
10 4 (0.43%) Oracle FAH
10 4 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
10 4 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
11 3 (0.32%) SAP GRC
11 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
11 3 (0.32%) ION MarketView
11 3 (0.32%) AquaLogic BPM
12 2 (0.22%) RMDS
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 75 (8.07%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.94%) SaaS
4 14 (1.51%) PaaS
5 11 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (0.86%) Google Analytics
6 8 (0.86%) GitHub
6 8 (0.86%) OpenShift
7 7 (0.75%) Adobe Analytics
8 6 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 4 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.32%) IBM Blueworks
10 3 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.32%) Force.com
10 3 (0.32%) Heroku
11 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.11%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 68 (7.32%) Internet
2 66 (7.10%) HTTP
3 17 (1.83%) TCP/IP
4 16 (1.72%) SSL
5 12 (1.29%) SAN
6 10 (1.08%) OpenLDAP
7 9 (0.97%) DNS
8 7 (0.75%) HTTPS
9 6 (0.65%) SNMP
9 6 (0.65%) LDAP
9 6 (0.65%) MVNO
10 3 (0.32%) Firewall
11 2 (0.22%) CTI
11 2 (0.22%) NAS
12 1 (0.11%) Diameter Protocol
12 1 (0.11%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.11%) GGSN
12 1 (0.11%) LAN
12 1 (0.11%) WAN
12 1 (0.11%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 92 (9.90%) MongoDB
3 83 (8.93%) Oracle Database
4 77 (8.29%) Relational Database
5 62 (6.67%) MySQL
6 57 (6.14%) Oracle Database 11g
7 52 (5.60%) NoSQL
8 38 (4.09%) Apache Cassandra
8 38 (4.09%) Data Warehouse
9 33 (3.55%) RDBMS
9 33 (3.55%) Oracle BI EE
10 30 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 27 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
12 26 (2.80%) Oracle Database 10g
13 24 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
14 23 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 23 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 21 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
16 17 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
17 16 (1.72%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 124 (13.35%) Git (software)
2 97 (10.44%) Jenkins
3 79 (8.50%) Subversion
4 76 (8.18%) Maven
5 56 (6.03%) JIRA
5 56 (6.03%) JUnit
6 51 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 39 (4.20%) Selenium
8 35 (3.77%) Ant
9 27 (2.91%) Visual Studio
9 27 (2.91%) TeamCity
10 24 (2.58%) Cucumber
11 19 (2.05%) Hudson
12 18 (1.94%) NUnit
13 17 (1.83%) Eclipse
14 16 (1.72%) ReSharper
15 15 (1.61%) Grunt
16 14 (1.51%) Mockito
16 14 (1.51%) SonarQube
17 11 (1.18%) Moq
General
1 207 (22.28%) Finance
2 100 (10.76%) Banking
3 56 (6.03%) Retail
4 41 (4.41%) Investment Banking
5 26 (2.80%) Marketing
6 22 (2.37%) Telecoms
7 19 (2.05%) Financial Institution
7 19 (2.05%) Front Office
8 18 (1.94%) Legal
9 15 (1.61%) Back Office
10 12 (1.29%) Retail Banking
11 11 (1.18%) Publishing
11 11 (1.18%) Games
12 10 (1.08%) Billing
13 7 (0.75%) Advertising
14 6 (0.65%) Local Government
15 4 (0.43%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.43%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.32%) German Language
17 2 (0.22%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 414 (44.56%) Developer
2 248 (26.70%) Architect
3 141 (15.18%) Java Developer
4 121 (13.02%) Solutions Architect
5 81 (8.72%) Senior Developer
6 73 (7.86%) Consultant
7 54 (5.81%) Analyst
7 54 (5.81%) C# Developer
8 51 (5.49%) .NET Developer
9 39 (4.20%) Technical Architect
10 31 (3.34%) Software Engineer
11 29 (3.12%) Designer
12 27 (2.91%) Senior Architect
12 27 (2.91%) Web Developer
13 26 (2.80%) Oracle Developer
14 24 (2.58%) Enterprise Architect
14 24 (2.58%) Senior Java Developer
15 23 (2.48%) Oracle Consultant
15 23 (2.48%) C# .NET Developer
16 22 (2.37%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (27.99%) Web Services
2 234 (25.19%) HTML
3 218 (23.47%) .NET
4 179 (19.27%) XML
5 167 (17.98%) CSS
6 155 (16.68%) HTML5
7 151 (16.25%) J2EE
8 123 (13.24%) Spring
9 122 (13.13%) RESTful
10 118 (12.70%) REST
11 116 (12.49%) Middleware
12 97 (10.44%) AngularJS
13 92 (9.90%) SOAP
14 79 (8.50%) jQuery
15 76 (8.18%) Hibernate
16 74 (7.97%) ASP.NET
17 73 (7.86%) .NET Framework
18 72 (7.75%) JMS
19 70 (7.53%) JSON
20 68 (7.32%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 49 (5.27%) Enterprise Software
2 43 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (3.55%) User Experience
4 31 (3.34%) Computer Science
5 28 (3.01%) Client/Server
6 24 (2.58%) N-Tier
7 22 (2.37%) Management Information System
7 22 (2.37%) Derivative
7 22 (2.37%) Data Centre
8 19 (2.05%) Data Integration
9 18 (1.94%) Mobile App
10 17 (1.83%) Clustering
11 16 (1.72%) Equity Derivative
12 14 (1.51%) Digital Media
13 12 (1.29%) Inversion of Control
14 11 (1.18%) Fixed Income
14 11 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 10 (1.08%) W3C
15 10 (1.08%) Grid Computing
15 10 (1.08%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 111 (11.95%) Linux
2 92 (9.90%) UNIX
3 62 (6.67%) Windows
4 16 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (1.61%) Android
6 14 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.40%) CentOS
8 11 (1.18%) Apple iOS
8 11 (1.18%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.65%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.54%) Solaris
11 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.11%) AIX
12 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (52.53%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (27.66%) TDD
3 223 (24.00%) Scrum
4 158 (17.01%) MVC
5 149 (16.04%) OO
6 125 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
7 111 (11.95%) SDLC
8 105 (11.30%) BDD
9 95 (10.23%) E-Commerce
10 89 (9.58%) TOGAF
11 80 (8.61%) UML
12 78 (8.40%) DevOps
13 77 (8.29%) Open Source
13 77 (8.29%) Unit Testing
14 74 (7.97%) Enterprise Architecture
15 66 (7.10%) Technical Architecture
15 66 (7.10%) Kanban
16 55 (5.92%) Multithreading
17 53 (5.71%) Software Engineering
18 51 (5.49%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 423 (45.53%) Java
2 229 (24.65%) SQL
3 226 (24.33%) JavaScript
4 179 (19.27%) C#
5 76 (8.18%) Ruby
6 57 (6.14%) Python
7 55 (5.92%) PL/SQL
8 47 (5.06%) PHP
9 40 (4.31%) Scala
10 28 (3.01%) C++
11 24 (2.58%) Groovy
12 23 (2.48%) Clojure
13 21 (2.26%) Perl
14 20 (2.15%) T-SQL
15 16 (1.72%) VB.NET
16 14 (1.51%) Shell Script
17 13 (1.40%) PowerShell
18 10 (1.08%) VBScript
18 10 (1.08%) VB
19 9 (0.97%) VB6
Qualifications
1 67 (7.21%) Degree
2 50 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 33 (3.55%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (1.08%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.32%) OCPJP
6 3 (0.32%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
6 3 (0.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (0.22%) PMP
7 2 (0.22%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.22%) SAP Certification
7 2 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.11%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.11%) MCSD
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.11%) MCTS
8 1 (0.11%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.11%) CITP
8 1 (0.11%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (10.33%) QA
2 8 (0.86%) SLA
3 6 (0.65%) HL7
4 5 (0.54%) COBIT
5 4 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.22%) COSO
7 2 (0.22%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.11%) Basel III
System Software
1 18 (1.94%) vCloud
2 16 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
4 12 (1.29%) Active Directory
5 11 (1.18%) Varnish
6 10 (1.08%) vSphere
7 7 (0.75%) Squid
7 7 (0.75%) Docker
8 5 (0.54%) GridGain
9 3 (0.32%) GlusterFS
9 3 (0.32%) GFS2
9 3 (0.32%) OCFS2
10 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.11%) NFS
10 1 (0.11%) Firmware
10 1 (0.11%) Samba
10 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 42 (4.52%) Puppet
2 29 (3.12%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.94%) ZABBIX
4 14 (1.51%) Ansible
5 11 (1.18%) Kibana
5 11 (1.18%) Oracle Identity Management
6 10 (1.08%) Data Guard
6 10 (1.08%) logstash
6 10 (1.08%) Salt
7 8 (0.86%) Rundeck
7 8 (0.86%) HAProxy
8 6 (0.65%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.32%) SELinux
11 2 (0.22%) MOM
11 2 (0.22%) SCCM
11 2 (0.22%) yum
12 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.11%) SCOM
12 1 (0.11%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 251 (27.02%) Oracle
2 96 (10.33%) Microsoft
3 61 (6.57%) IBM
4 30 (3.23%) Red Hat
5 24 (2.58%) webMethods
6 22 (2.37%) VMware
6 22 (2.37%) New Relic
7 19 (2.05%) Adobe
8 17 (1.83%) TIBCO
8 17 (1.83%) Pega
9 15 (1.61%) Google
10 13 (1.40%) Perforce
10 13 (1.40%) HP
10 13 (1.40%) SAP
10 13 (1.40%) AppDynamics
11 12 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (1.29%) hybris
11 12 (1.29%) Splunk
12 11 (1.18%) Twitter
13 10 (1.08%) Tableau
South West London
First Point
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago