The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf with a requirement for SOA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
London / Canary Wharf
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 21 23
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2  
Contract jobs citing SOA 7 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Canary Wharf 6.48% 4.07% 4.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.45% 4.90% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 7
Median daily rate £650 £725 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +31.81%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -11.11% +10.83%  

SOA is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Canary Wharf
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 94 102 153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf 87.04% 82.93% 91.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 76 106
Median daily rate £550 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.78% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Canary Wharf

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Canary Wharf citing SOA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Canary Wharf

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOA in Canary Wharf.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 Canary Wharf region with a requirement for SOA.

1 8 (66.67%) XML
2 7 (58.33%) OO
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (41.67%) TOGAF
4 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (41.67%) Web Services
4 5 (41.67%) ETL
5 4 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (33.33%) C++
5 4 (33.33%) Java
5 4 (33.33%) Banking
5 4 (33.33%) Electronic Trading
5 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 4 (33.33%) High-Frequency Trading
6 3 (25.00%) Coaching
6 3 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
6 3 (25.00%) Physical Data Model
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (25.00%) ISEB
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (25.00%) Investment Banking
6 3 (25.00%) JSON
6 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle
6 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (25.00%) IBM
6 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Canary Wharf 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 3 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
1 2 (16.67%) PaaS
1 2 (16.67%) SaaS
1 2 (16.67%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
1 2 (16.67%) Intranet
1 2 (16.67%) VPN
1 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (8.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (16.67%) KDB
3 2 (16.67%) Kdb+
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 4 (33.33%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Architect
2 4 (33.33%) C++ Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Software Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) ETL Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Integration Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) SaaS Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Security Architect
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Web Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) XML
2 5 (41.67%) Web Services
3 3 (25.00%) JSON
4 2 (16.67%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
4 2 (16.67%) J2EE
4 2 (16.67%) OAuth
4 2 (16.67%) REST
4 2 (16.67%) SAML
4 2 (16.67%) SOAP
4 2 (16.67%) Spring
5 1 (8.33%) .NET
5 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (8.33%) BlazeDS
5 1 (8.33%) COM+
5 1 (8.33%) Middleware
5 1 (8.33%) RESTful
5 1 (8.33%) Struts
5 1 (8.33%) XSL
5 1 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) OO
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (41.67%) ETL
2 5 (41.67%) TOGAF
3 4 (33.33%) Electronic Trading
3 4 (33.33%) High-Frequency Trading
4 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (25.00%) Coaching
4 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
4 3 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (25.00%) Physical Data Model
5 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (16.67%) Kanban
5 2 (16.67%) Master Data Management
5 2 (16.67%) SABSA
5 2 (16.67%) Time Series Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) C++
2 4 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (8.33%) ActionScript
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
1 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) MOM
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) IBM
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow
2 2 (16.67%) Sybase
3 1 (8.33%) Adobe
3 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft