The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 129 120 102
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -18
Contract jobs citing SOA 440 453 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.99% 1.92% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 2.35% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 276 310
Median daily rate £475 £490 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.06% +8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £623 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
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
18896 19267 19243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.36% 81.83% 81.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13645 13761 13461
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 228 234
Median hourly rate £25.69 £21.60 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.96% +5.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £70.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the London region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -1 65 £475 +5.55% 20
Croydon -18 10 £325 -34.50% 1
Canary Wharf +3 3 £475 -9.52%
Ealing +2 2 - -
Bromley - 2 £588 -
Docklands, London +13 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £513 -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for SOA.

1 418 (45.68%) Java
2 415 (45.36%) Agile Software Development
3 280 (30.60%) Web Services
4 238 (26.01%) Oracle
5 220 (24.04%) Scrum
6 199 (21.75%) TDD
7 187 (20.44%) Finance
8 185 (20.22%) JavaScript
8 185 (20.22%) HTML
8 185 (20.22%) XML
9 181 (19.78%) SQL
10 177 (19.34%) .NET
11 167 (18.25%) REST
12 165 (18.03%) Linux
13 152 (16.61%) CSS
14 149 (16.28%) C#
15 141 (15.41%) RESTful
16 140 (15.30%) SOAP
17 138 (15.08%) Continuous Integration
18 137 (14.97%) Microservices
19 133 (14.54%) MongoDB
20 130 (14.21%) DevOps
21 124 (13.55%) SDLC
22 123 (13.44%) Git (software)
23 114 (12.46%) Spring
24 111 (12.13%) OO
25 110 (12.02%) JMS
26 106 (11.58%) Middleware
27 104 (11.37%) Data Modelling
28 101 (11.04%) J2EE

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 68 (7.43%) WebLogic
2 61 (6.67%) Mule
3 50 (5.46%) WebSphere
4 40 (4.37%) JBoss
5 38 (4.15%) Oracle Service Bus
5 38 (4.15%) Tomcat
6 33 (3.61%) CMS
7 32 (3.50%) Apache
8 30 (3.28%) Confluence
8 30 (3.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 25 (2.73%) Mule ESB
10 19 (2.08%) Apache Spark
11 18 (1.97%) nginx
11 18 (1.97%) WebSphere Application Server
12 17 (1.86%) Apache Solr
13 15 (1.64%) OpenStack
13 15 (1.64%) SharePoint
14 13 (1.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 13 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
14 13 (1.42%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 18 (1.97%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.98%) MS Office
3 5 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 48 (5.25%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (2.73%) Oracle EBS R12
3 21 (2.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 16 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
5 14 (1.53%) Oracle BPM
6 13 (1.42%) Oracle Applications
7 11 (1.20%) Eloqua
8 10 (1.09%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 9 (0.98%) Documaker
10 8 (0.87%) Oracle Retail
10 8 (0.87%) Radian6
10 8 (0.87%) Social Studio
11 7 (0.77%) BusinessWorks
12 3 (0.33%) Oracle FAH
12 3 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
13 2 (0.22%) Magento
13 2 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
13 2 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
13 2 (0.22%) RMDS
13 2 (0.22%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 69 (7.54%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (4.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (3.17%) GitHub
4 26 (2.84%) SaaS
5 22 (2.40%) Amazon S3
6 17 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
6 17 (1.86%) Amazon SQS
7 15 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
7 15 (1.64%) Route 53
8 14 (1.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 14 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (1.53%) CloudFront
9 12 (1.31%) Amazon ELB
9 12 (1.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 12 (1.31%) IaaS
10 10 (1.09%) PaaS
11 6 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (0.66%) Force.com
12 4 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 41 (4.48%) HTTP
2 14 (1.53%) SNMP
3 13 (1.42%) DNS
4 11 (1.20%) FTP
4 11 (1.20%) Internet
5 10 (1.09%) CTI
6 9 (0.98%) HTTPS
7 8 (0.87%) AMQP
8 7 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (0.77%) LAN
8 7 (0.77%) LDAP
8 7 (0.77%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.77%) WAN
9 6 (0.66%) SSL
10 5 (0.55%) Network Security
10 5 (0.55%) SAN
10 5 (0.55%) WinSCP
11 4 (0.44%) OpenLDAP
12 3 (0.33%) DHCP
12 3 (0.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (14.54%) MongoDB
2 95 (10.38%) SQL Server
3 90 (9.84%) NoSQL
4 74 (8.09%) Oracle Database
5 54 (5.90%) PostgreSQL
6 53 (5.79%) Big Data
6 53 (5.79%) MySQL
7 44 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
8 39 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
9 37 (4.04%) Relational Database
10 36 (3.93%) Apache Cassandra
10 36 (3.93%) Oracle ODI
11 35 (3.83%) Hadoop
12 26 (2.84%) DB2
13 24 (2.62%) SQL Server 2012
14 21 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
15 18 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 17 (1.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 15 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
17 15 (1.64%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 123 (13.44%) Git (software)
2 96 (10.49%) Jenkins
2 96 (10.49%) JIRA
3 60 (6.56%) Maven
4 53 (5.79%) JUnit
5 46 (5.03%) SoapUI
6 42 (4.59%) Selenium
7 41 (4.48%) Subversion
8 39 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 29 (3.17%) Eclipse
10 26 (2.84%) Cucumber
10 26 (2.84%) IntelliJ
11 24 (2.62%) NUnit
12 23 (2.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 18 (1.97%) Visual Studio
14 17 (1.86%) Gradle
15 16 (1.75%) Ant
15 16 (1.75%) Hudson
15 16 (1.75%) Mockito
15 16 (1.75%) TeamCity
General
1 187 (20.44%) Finance
2 96 (10.49%) Banking
3 70 (7.65%) Retail
4 55 (6.01%) Marketing
5 40 (4.37%) Telecoms
6 28 (3.06%) Investment Banking
7 24 (2.62%) Front Office
8 22 (2.40%) Manufacturing
9 21 (2.30%) Electronics
10 17 (1.86%) Financial Institution
11 16 (1.75%) Back Office
12 14 (1.53%) Law
13 12 (1.31%) Publishing
14 9 (0.98%) Legal
15 7 (0.77%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.66%) Advertising
17 5 (0.55%) Automotive
17 5 (0.55%) International Banking
17 5 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 330 (36.07%) Developer
2 284 (31.04%) Architect
3 119 (13.01%) Java Developer
4 110 (12.02%) Solutions Architect
5 65 (7.10%) C# Developer
5 65 (7.10%) Consultant
6 58 (6.34%) .NET Developer
7 45 (4.92%) Technical Architect
8 43 (4.70%) Senior Developer
9 41 (4.48%) DevOps Engineer
10 37 (4.04%) C# .NET Developer
10 37 (4.04%) Data Architect
10 37 (4.04%) Integration Architect
11 36 (3.93%) Java Architect
12 31 (3.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 28 (3.06%) Technical Leader
14 24 (2.62%) SOA Architect
15 23 (2.51%) Agile Developer
15 23 (2.51%) Oracle Consultant
15 23 (2.51%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 280 (30.60%) Web Services
2 185 (20.22%) HTML
2 185 (20.22%) XML
3 177 (19.34%) .NET
4 167 (18.25%) REST
5 152 (16.61%) CSS
6 141 (15.41%) RESTful
7 140 (15.30%) SOAP
8 114 (12.46%) Spring
9 110 (12.02%) JMS
10 106 (11.58%) Middleware
11 101 (11.04%) J2EE
12 99 (10.82%) HTML5
13 78 (8.52%) jQuery
14 71 (7.76%) .NET Framework
14 71 (7.76%) AngularJS
15 64 (6.99%) XSLT
16 62 (6.78%) JSON
17 60 (6.56%) Java EE
18 58 (6.34%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 70 (7.65%) Mobile App
2 58 (6.34%) User Experience
3 53 (5.79%) Enterprise Software
4 34 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (3.28%) Computer Science
6 27 (2.95%) Management Information System
7 26 (2.84%) Algorithms
7 26 (2.84%) Data Structures
8 25 (2.73%) Visualisation
9 23 (2.51%) Data Integration
10 22 (2.40%) Data Centre
11 21 (2.30%) Video on Demand
12 20 (2.19%) SWIFT
13 19 (2.08%) N-Tier
14 18 (1.97%) DataPower
15 14 (1.53%) Blog
16 13 (1.42%) Clustering
16 13 (1.42%) Hedge funds
16 13 (1.42%) IVR
17 12 (1.31%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 165 (18.03%) Linux
2 86 (9.40%) Windows
3 62 (6.78%) Unix
4 22 (2.40%) CentOS
5 17 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (1.86%) Windows Mobile
6 16 (1.75%) Windows Server
7 15 (1.64%) Ubuntu
8 13 (1.42%) Android
8 13 (1.42%) Apple iOS
9 11 (1.20%) AIX
10 8 (0.87%) Solaris
11 7 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.44%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.33%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
15 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (45.36%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (24.04%) Scrum
3 199 (21.75%) TDD
4 138 (15.08%) Continuous Integration
5 137 (14.97%) Microservices
6 130 (14.21%) DevOps
7 124 (13.55%) SDLC
8 111 (12.13%) OO
9 104 (11.37%) Data Modelling
10 87 (9.51%) Open Source
11 85 (9.29%) MVC
12 82 (8.96%) BDD
13 78 (8.52%) UML
14 69 (7.54%) Mentoring
15 66 (7.21%) E-Commerce
16 61 (6.67%) TOGAF
17 60 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
18 55 (6.01%) Release Management
19 54 (5.90%) Web Development
20 53 (5.79%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 418 (45.68%) Java
2 185 (20.22%) JavaScript
3 181 (19.78%) SQL
4 149 (16.28%) C#
5 62 (6.78%) Python
6 50 (5.46%) Groovy
7 37 (4.04%) Ruby
8 33 (3.61%) PL/SQL
9 31 (3.39%) PHP
10 29 (3.17%) Scala
11 24 (2.62%) Perl
12 21 (2.30%) Bash Shell
12 21 (2.30%) PowerShell
12 21 (2.30%) T-SQL
13 16 (1.75%) C
14 14 (1.53%) Apex Code
15 12 (1.31%) C++
16 10 (1.09%) XQuery
17 9 (0.98%) Go
18 8 (0.87%) Jython
Qualifications
1 65 (7.10%) Security Cleared
2 54 (5.90%) SC Cleared
3 39 (4.26%) Degree
4 22 (2.40%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (0.33%) ISEB
6 3 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.22%) CCNA
7 2 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.22%) CISSP
7 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.22%) OCPJP
7 2 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.11%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.11%) MCP
8 1 (0.11%) OCP
8 1 (0.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (7.87%) QA
2 14 (1.53%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.66%) COBIT
3 6 (0.66%) HL7
3 6 (0.66%) SEPA
4 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.44%) ISO20022
5 3 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (2.19%) Docker
2 14 (1.53%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
4 11 (1.20%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.55%) vCloud
6 4 (0.44%) vSphere
7 3 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.33%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.22%) GridGain
8 2 (0.22%) HDFS
8 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 50 (5.46%) Puppet
2 22 (2.40%) Ansible
2 22 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (1.31%) Data Guard
4 11 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 10 (1.09%) CloudHub
5 10 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (1.09%) SCCM
6 9 (0.98%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 8 (0.87%) DBAmp
7 8 (0.87%) Kibana
7 8 (0.87%) logstash
7 8 (0.87%) Tivoli
8 6 (0.66%) CA Service Virtualization
8 6 (0.66%) Kubernetes
8 6 (0.66%) Netcool
8 6 (0.66%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 5 (0.55%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 4 (0.44%) Ambari
10 4 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 238 (26.01%) Oracle
2 93 (10.16%) Microsoft
3 66 (7.21%) IBM
4 48 (5.25%) Salesforce.com
5 46 (5.03%) MuleSoft
6 42 (4.59%) Red Hat
7 31 (3.39%) SAP
8 30 (3.28%) Informatica
8 30 (3.28%) TIBCO
9 24 (2.62%) Atlassian
10 21 (2.30%) VMware
11 18 (1.97%) Pega
12 17 (1.86%) New Relic
12 17 (1.86%) Teradata
13 16 (1.75%) Guidewire
13 16 (1.75%) Siebel
14 14 (1.53%) Adobe
15 13 (1.42%) HP
16 12 (1.31%) Hyperion
17 10 (1.09%) webMethods
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