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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 112 93 89
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -4
Contract jobs citing SOA 420 526 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.85% 2.21% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 2.85% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 390 371
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 £375 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £90.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £34.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+37.68% +0.72%
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
17625 18479 15938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.45% 77.65% 76.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12904 12836 10936
Average daily rate £450 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 232 316
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.63 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.36% -5.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £76.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
(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 -5 118 £500 +5.26% 27
Hounslow +2 4 - -
Brentford - 3 - -
Harrow - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - - 1
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Dagenham - - - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 361 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 339 (39.84%) Java
3 269 (31.61%) Web Services
4 252 (29.61%) Oracle
5 217 (25.50%) TDD
6 203 (23.85%) Finance
7 183 (21.50%) HTML
8 176 (20.68%) JavaScript
9 157 (18.45%) XML
10 151 (17.74%) .NET
11 145 (17.04%) SQL
11 145 (17.04%) Scrum
12 140 (16.45%) OO
13 133 (15.63%) Linux
14 123 (14.45%) RESTful
15 119 (13.98%) Middleware
16 115 (13.51%) Spring
17 111 (13.04%) Banking
18 107 (12.57%) CSS
19 106 (12.46%) J2EE
19 106 (12.46%) REST
20 105 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
21 103 (12.10%) C#
22 99 (11.63%) MVC
23 98 (11.52%) SQL Server
24 97 (11.40%) Python
25 96 (11.28%) SOAP
26 95 (11.16%) UML
26 95 (11.16%) Degree
27 92 (10.81%) WebLogic

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 92 (10.81%) WebLogic
2 58 (6.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 57 (6.70%) WebSphere
4 45 (5.29%) Oracle Service Bus
5 43 (5.05%) Apache
5 43 (5.05%) Tomcat
6 38 (4.47%) CMS
7 36 (4.23%) WebLogic Portal
8 28 (3.29%) JBoss
9 27 (3.17%) Node.js
10 22 (2.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 21 (2.47%) Adobe CQ
12 20 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
13 16 (1.88%) OpenStack
13 16 (1.88%) Apache Solr
14 15 (1.76%) SharePoint
15 14 (1.65%) Sitecore CMS
16 13 (1.53%) Confluence
17 12 (1.41%) Apache ServiceMix
18 11 (1.29%) Mule
Applications
1 23 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.41%) MS Office
3 9 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.35%) MS Project
6 2 (0.24%) SPSS
7 1 (0.12%) InDesign
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 43 (5.05%) Oracle EBS
2 39 (4.58%) Oracle BPM
3 22 (2.59%) Documaker
4 14 (1.65%) BusinessWorks
5 12 (1.41%) Oracle EBS R12
5 12 (1.41%) Oracle FAH
6 11 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.47%) Tridion
9 4 (0.47%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.35%) Workday HCM
11 2 (0.24%) AquaLogic BPM
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
12 1 (0.12%) SAP SM
12 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HRMS
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (3.76%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.82%) SaaS
5 4 (0.47%) PaaS
5 4 (0.47%) GitHub
6 2 (0.24%) IaaS
6 2 (0.24%) Heroku
7 1 (0.12%) Office 365
7 1 (0.12%) Taleo
7 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 56 (6.58%) HTTP
2 38 (4.47%) SSL
3 29 (3.41%) Internet
4 23 (2.70%) HTTPS
5 14 (1.65%) TCP/IP
6 13 (1.53%) SNMP
7 12 (1.41%) DNS
8 8 (0.94%) Firewall
9 7 (0.82%) Network Security
9 7 (0.82%) LDAP
9 7 (0.82%) AMQP
10 4 (0.47%) SMTP
10 4 (0.47%) DHCP
10 4 (0.47%) VPN
11 3 (0.35%) OpenLDAP
12 2 (0.24%) Intranet
13 1 (0.12%) SAN
13 1 (0.12%) NAS
13 1 (0.12%) Kerberos
13 1 (0.12%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (11.52%) SQL Server
2 68 (7.99%) Oracle Database
3 54 (6.35%) NoSQL
4 51 (5.99%) Relational Database
5 48 (5.64%) Oracle Database 11g
6 41 (4.82%) Oracle BI EE
7 37 (4.35%) Oracle ODI
8 34 (4.00%) MongoDB
9 28 (3.29%) Oracle Exadata
9 28 (3.29%) RDBMS
10 26 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
11 25 (2.94%) MySQL
12 23 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
13 22 (2.59%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 18 (2.12%) Big Data
15 16 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 15 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
16 15 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
17 13 (1.53%) DB2
17 13 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 83 (9.75%) JIRA
2 72 (8.46%) Jenkins
3 71 (8.34%) Git (software)
4 64 (7.52%) Subversion
5 61 (7.17%) Maven
6 46 (5.41%) JUnit
7 43 (5.05%) Cucumber
8 30 (3.53%) TeamCity
9 26 (3.06%) Selenium
9 26 (3.06%) NUnit
10 25 (2.94%) Hudson
11 23 (2.70%) Eclipse
12 21 (2.47%) Mockito
13 20 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (1.65%) Visual Studio
15 13 (1.53%) WebDriver
15 13 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 12 (1.41%) Ant
16 12 (1.41%) Moq
17 9 (1.06%) JBehave
General
1 203 (23.85%) Finance
2 111 (13.04%) Banking
3 47 (5.52%) Investment Banking
4 45 (5.29%) Front Office
5 42 (4.94%) Retail
6 32 (3.76%) Financial Institution
7 29 (3.41%) Billing
8 18 (2.12%) Publishing
9 12 (1.41%) Games
9 12 (1.41%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.29%) Marketing
10 11 (1.29%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.06%) Back Office
12 8 (0.94%) Advertising
13 7 (0.82%) Legal
13 7 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.24%) German Language
15 1 (0.12%) French Language
15 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 364 (42.77%) Developer
2 220 (25.85%) Architect
3 141 (16.57%) Java Developer
4 89 (10.46%) Solutions Architect
5 58 (6.82%) Consultant
6 55 (6.46%) Senior Developer
7 42 (4.94%) Analyst
8 39 (4.58%) Technical Architect
9 38 (4.47%) C# Developer
10 32 (3.76%) .NET Developer
11 31 (3.64%) Scala Developer
11 31 (3.64%) DevOps Engineer
12 23 (2.70%) Web Developer
13 22 (2.59%) Oracle Developer
14 20 (2.35%) Business Analyst
14 20 (2.35%) Oracle Consultant
15 19 (2.23%) SOA Developer
16 18 (2.12%) C# .NET Developer
16 18 (2.12%) Java/J2EE Developer
17 16 (1.88%) Oracle SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (31.61%) Web Services
2 183 (21.50%) HTML
3 157 (18.45%) XML
4 151 (17.74%) .NET
5 123 (14.45%) RESTful
6 119 (13.98%) Middleware
7 115 (13.51%) Spring
8 107 (12.57%) CSS
9 106 (12.46%) J2EE
9 106 (12.46%) REST
10 96 (11.28%) SOAP
11 91 (10.69%) JMS
12 89 (10.46%) HTML5
13 77 (9.05%) jQuery
14 73 (8.58%) Hibernate
15 56 (6.58%) AngularJS
16 51 (5.99%) Oracle Fusion
17 50 (5.88%) ASP.NET
18 49 (5.76%) JSON
19 48 (5.64%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (5.99%) Enterprise Software
3 49 (5.76%) Open Source
4 46 (5.41%) Derivative
5 44 (5.17%) Computer Science
6 35 (4.11%) Clustering
7 31 (3.64%) Equity Derivative
8 28 (3.29%) Hedge funds
9 24 (2.82%) Data Structures
10 22 (2.59%) N-Tier
11 20 (2.35%) Inversion of Control
12 15 (1.76%) User Experience
13 14 (1.65%) Mobile App
14 13 (1.53%) Management Information System
15 12 (1.41%) Equities
16 10 (1.18%) Fixed Income
16 10 (1.18%) Client/Server
17 9 (1.06%) Data Integration
18 8 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 6 (0.71%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 133 (15.63%) Linux
2 84 (9.87%) UNIX
3 53 (6.23%) Windows
4 14 (1.65%) Oracle Linux
5 12 (1.41%) Ubuntu
6 10 (1.18%) CentOS
7 9 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.06%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.94%) Android
8 8 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.47%) Solaris
11 3 (0.35%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.35%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.24%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (25.50%) TDD
3 145 (17.04%) Scrum
4 140 (16.45%) OO
5 105 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
6 99 (11.63%) MVC
7 95 (11.16%) UML
8 84 (9.87%) BDD
9 73 (8.58%) E-Commerce
10 72 (8.46%) Data Modelling
11 68 (7.99%) DevOps
12 59 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
13 57 (6.70%) TOGAF
14 54 (6.35%) Integration Testing
15 51 (5.99%) User Stories
16 49 (5.76%) Mentoring
17 47 (5.52%) Project Management
18 45 (5.29%) Domain-Driven Design
19 44 (5.17%) Configuration Management
20 42 (4.94%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 339 (39.84%) Java
2 176 (20.68%) JavaScript
3 145 (17.04%) SQL
4 103 (12.10%) C#
5 97 (11.40%) Python
6 71 (8.34%) Ruby
7 59 (6.93%) Bash Shell
8 47 (5.52%) Scala
9 41 (4.82%) PHP
10 32 (3.76%) PL/SQL
11 29 (3.41%) T-SQL
12 26 (3.06%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 25 (2.94%) Perl
14 24 (2.82%) Jython
15 23 (2.70%) C
16 19 (2.23%) C++
17 17 (2.00%) Shell Script
18 9 (1.06%) Objective-C
18 9 (1.06%) XPath
18 9 (1.06%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 95 (11.16%) Degree
2 27 (3.17%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.41%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.82%) ISEB
5 6 (0.71%) BC Cleared
5 6 (0.71%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.24%) MCSE
8 1 (0.12%) CBAP
8 1 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.12%) PMP
8 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.12%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.58%) QA
2 26 (3.06%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.94%) SLA
4 7 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 56 (6.58%) Oracle RAC
2 36 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (2.35%) vCloud
4 14 (1.65%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.59%) Varnish
6 4 (0.47%) Docker
7 3 (0.35%) vSphere
7 3 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.24%) HDFS
9 1 (0.12%) NFS
9 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.12%) Samba
9 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 77 (9.05%) Puppet
2 34 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (3.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 26 (3.06%) SELinux
5 24 (2.82%) Oracle Identity Management
6 19 (2.23%) Vagrant
7 8 (0.94%) ZABBIX
8 7 (0.82%) OpenSSO
9 6 (0.71%) CA SiteMinder
9 6 (0.71%) Kibana
9 6 (0.71%) Ansible
10 5 (0.59%) Nagios
10 5 (0.59%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.47%) Control-M
11 4 (0.47%) Icinga
12 2 (0.24%) StatsD
12 2 (0.24%) logstash
12 2 (0.24%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 2 (0.24%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 252 (29.61%) Oracle
2 70 (8.23%) Microsoft
3 69 (8.11%) IBM
4 38 (4.47%) VMware
5 37 (4.35%) Remedy
6 29 (3.41%) TIBCO
7 28 (3.29%) SAP
8 25 (2.94%) Red Hat
9 23 (2.70%) Adobe
10 20 (2.35%) Siebel
11 19 (2.23%) webMethods
12 17 (2.00%) Sitecore
13 14 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (1.53%) BEA
15 11 (1.29%) Software AG
16 10 (1.18%) Atlassian
16 10 (1.18%) hybris
16 10 (1.18%) Perforce
17 9 (1.06%) Zend
18 8 (0.94%) Endeca
London
DP Connect
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Volt
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Kainos
Rate: Comeptitive Daily Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Kainos
Rate: Comeptitive Daily Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Parity Resources
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 14 days ago
South East London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £470.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Central London / West End
thePlatform
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £370.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago