Period
to 26 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for SOA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOA over the 6 months to 26 May 2020 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 > Central London
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 139 159 122
Rank change year-on-year +20 -37 +3
Contract jobs citing SOA 25 122 202
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.65% 1.45% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 1.61% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 90 169
Median daily rate £513 £520 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.44% -0.95% +2.44%
10th Percentile £401 £413 £416
90th Percentile £648 £675 £625
London median daily rate £525 £533 £513
% change year-on-year -1.41% +3.90% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

SOA is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,347 7,572 8,189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 86.96% 90.07% 88.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,364 5,774 6,372
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +4.66%
10th Percentile £326 £350 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £525 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 71 120
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% +7.50% +18.20%
10th Percentile £12.53 £11.25 £12.49
90th Percentile £52.25 £56.50 £45.10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.84 £25.00
% change year-on-year +35.48% +3.34% -

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing SOA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Central London

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SOA in Central London.

Daily rate trend for SOA in Central London

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SOA in Central London over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SOA in Central London

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SOA in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for SOA in Central London

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Central 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 Central London region over the 6 months to 26 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +6 20 £531 +2.16% 5
West End of London +25 1 £650 -
City of Westminster - 1 £650 -
SOA
London

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for SOA.

1 14 (56.00%) Web Services
1 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) .NET
3 10 (40.00%) REST
4 9 (36.00%) SQL
4 9 (36.00%) Finance
5 8 (32.00%) DevOps
6 7 (28.00%) Azure
6 7 (28.00%) Microservices
6 7 (28.00%) Unit Testing
6 7 (28.00%) MVC
6 7 (28.00%) Java
6 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (28.00%) SOAP
6 7 (28.00%) XML
7 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
7 6 (24.00%) C#
7 6 (24.00%) Middleware
8 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (20.00%) Oracle
8 5 (20.00%) Linux
8 5 (20.00%) JSON
8 5 (20.00%) jQuery
8 5 (20.00%) Banking
8 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
8 5 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (16.00%) SaaS
9 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (16.00%) AngularJS
9 4 (16.00%) Spring

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 5 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (12.00%) Apache
2 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.00%) Anypoint
3 2 (8.00%) Apache Spark
3 2 (8.00%) Confluence
3 2 (8.00%) Mule
3 2 (8.00%) Mule ESB
4 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Azure
2 4 (16.00%) SaaS
3 3 (12.00%) AWS
3 3 (12.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 3 (12.00%) Azure Stack
3 3 (12.00%) iPaaS
4 2 (8.00%) PaaS
5 1 (4.00%) Boomi
5 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (4.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) VPN
2 1 (4.00%) Broadband
2 1 (4.00%) HTTP
2 1 (4.00%) MPLS
2 1 (4.00%) Multicast
2 1 (4.00%) SSL
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) VPLS
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
2 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.00%) Big Data
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (8.00%) Parquet
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) JIRA
2 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (8.00%) Bitbucket
3 2 (8.00%) eggPlant
3 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.00%) Maven
3 2 (8.00%) Selenium
3 2 (8.00%) Sourcetree
3 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.00%) Postman
4 1 (4.00%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (4.00%) SilkTest
4 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Law
4 1 (4.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) Architect
2 7 (28.00%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (16.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Azure Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Digital Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Messaging Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Angular Developer
5 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Cloud Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Customer Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Java Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Scientific Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (56.00%) Web Services
2 11 (44.00%) .NET
3 10 (40.00%) REST
4 7 (28.00%) SOAP
4 7 (28.00%) XML
5 6 (24.00%) Middleware
6 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 5 (20.00%) jQuery
6 5 (20.00%) JSON
7 4 (16.00%) AngularJS
7 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
7 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (16.00%) HTML
7 4 (16.00%) Spring
7 4 (16.00%) XSLT
8 3 (12.00%) .NET Core
8 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (12.00%) Entity Framework
8 3 (12.00%) RESTful
8 3 (12.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Credit Risk
1 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (8.00%) Market Risk
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Cloud Native
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Unix
3 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) DevOps
3 7 (28.00%) Microservices
3 7 (28.00%) MVC
3 7 (28.00%) Unit Testing
4 4 (16.00%) EAI
4 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (12.00%) ERP
5 3 (12.00%) Insurtech
5 3 (12.00%) Network Virtualisation
5 3 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (12.00%) Product Backlog
5 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (12.00%) User Stories
5 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (8.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (8.00%) Requirements Gathering
6 2 (8.00%) Resource Allocation
6 2 (8.00%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) Java
2 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (24.00%) C#
4 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.00%) Java 8
5 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (8.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.00%) Groovy
6 1 (4.00%) Kotlin
6 1 (4.00%) Python
6 1 (4.00%) Scala
6 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.00%) XPath
6 1 (4.00%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) ISEB
1 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Docker
2 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (4.00%) Puppet
2 1 (4.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) MuleSoft
3 2 (8.00%) Informatica
3 2 (8.00%) MapR
3 2 (8.00%) SAP
3 2 (8.00%) Telerik
4 1 (4.00%) Dell
4 1 (4.00%) Nintex
4 1 (4.00%) Perforce
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.00%) Workday