The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
London / City of London
Rank 91 100 112
Rank change year-on-year +9 +12  
Contract jobs citing SOA 64 60 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.11% 1.80% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 2.05% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 45 59
Median daily rate £488 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £360 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £625 £634
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.39 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.65% +41.44%  

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 the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2590 2921 4181
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.48% 87.82% 82.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2034 2334 3226
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.89 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.40% +2.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOA in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in the City of London

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in the City of London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in the City of London

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in the City of London

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 City of London region with a requirement for SOA.

1 63 (50.40%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (40.00%) TDD
2 50 (40.00%) .NET
3 47 (37.60%) Java
4 42 (33.60%) Finance
5 41 (32.80%) JavaScript
5 41 (32.80%) Web Services
6 40 (32.00%) HTML
6 40 (32.00%) Banking
7 39 (31.20%) Scrum
8 38 (30.40%) CSS
9 37 (29.60%) C#
10 36 (28.80%) MVC
11 28 (22.40%) SQL Server
11 28 (22.40%) AngularJS
12 27 (21.60%) REST
12 27 (21.60%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (20.80%) SQL
13 26 (20.80%) HTML5
14 25 (20.00%) BDD
14 25 (20.00%) Windows
15 24 (19.20%) NoSQL
16 22 (17.60%) Git (software)
16 22 (17.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 22 (17.60%) SOLID
16 22 (17.60%) Oracle
17 20 (16.00%) QA
18 19 (15.20%) OO
18 19 (15.20%) Domain-Driven Design
18 19 (15.20%) RESTful

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the City of 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 22 (17.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (8.00%) Anypoint
3 6 (4.80%) JBoss
4 5 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (4.00%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.20%) Apache Spark
6 3 (2.40%) Apache
6 3 (2.40%) Confluence
6 3 (2.40%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.60%) Mule
7 2 (1.60%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.60%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.40%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.80%) MS Office
2 1 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.80%) MS Project
2 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.80%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.80%) SAP GRC
1 1 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.20%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.20%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.20%) PaaS
4 2 (1.60%) GitHub
4 2 (1.60%) IaaS
5 1 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.80%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.80%) Firebase
5 1 (0.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.00%) SAN
2 4 (3.20%) Internet
2 4 (3.20%) LAN
2 4 (3.20%) WAN
3 3 (2.40%) Firewall
3 3 (2.40%) HTTP
3 3 (2.40%) SNMP
3 3 (2.40%) VPN
4 2 (1.60%) Converged Networks
4 2 (1.60%) DMZ
4 2 (1.60%) Kerberos
4 2 (1.60%) LDAP
4 2 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.80%) BGP
5 1 (0.80%) IPv4
5 1 (0.80%) IPv6
5 1 (0.80%) MPLS
5 1 (0.80%) Network Security
5 1 (0.80%) OSPF
5 1 (0.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (22.40%) SQL Server
2 24 (19.20%) NoSQL
3 16 (12.80%) MongoDB
4 13 (10.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (8.80%) Big Data
6 7 (5.60%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.20%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (3.20%) Apache Hive
7 4 (3.20%) Hadoop
7 4 (3.20%) RavenDB
8 3 (2.40%) MySQL
8 3 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.60%) DB2
9 2 (1.60%) Impala
9 2 (1.60%) QlikView
10 1 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.80%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.80%) Parquet
10 1 (0.80%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 22 (17.60%) Git (software)
2 13 (10.40%) NUnit
3 12 (9.60%) MSTest
4 11 (8.80%) IntelliJ
4 11 (8.80%) Jenkins
5 9 (7.20%) Grunt
5 9 (7.20%) gulp
5 9 (7.20%) JIRA
6 5 (4.00%) Ant
6 5 (4.00%) JUnit
6 5 (4.00%) Maven
6 5 (4.00%) Selenium
7 4 (3.20%) SoapUI
7 4 (3.20%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.40%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.40%) Gradle
8 3 (2.40%) Moq
8 3 (2.40%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (1.60%) jMock
9 2 (1.60%) Oracle APEX
General
1 42 (33.60%) Finance
2 40 (32.00%) Banking
3 6 (4.80%) Advertising
4 5 (4.00%) Back Office
5 4 (3.20%) Retail
6 3 (2.40%) Front Office
6 3 (2.40%) Marketing
7 2 (1.60%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.60%) Legal
8 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.80%) Military
8 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 70 (56.00%) Developer
2 48 (38.40%) Architect
3 26 (20.80%) C# Developer
4 25 (20.00%) Java Developer
5 19 (15.20%) Full Stack Developer
6 17 (13.60%) .NET Developer
7 16 (12.80%) Lead Architect
8 15 (12.00%) Senior Developer
9 12 (9.60%) Integration Architect
9 12 (9.60%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (8.80%) C# .NET Developer
10 11 (8.80%) Lead Developer
11 10 (8.00%) Senior C# Developer
12 8 (6.40%) Data Architect
13 7 (5.60%) Angular Developer
13 7 (5.60%) ASP.NET Developer
13 7 (5.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 6 (4.80%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 5 (4.00%) Data Migration Architect
15 5 (4.00%) Migration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (40.00%) .NET
2 41 (32.80%) Web Services
3 40 (32.00%) HTML
4 38 (30.40%) CSS
5 28 (22.40%) AngularJS
6 27 (21.60%) REST
7 26 (20.80%) HTML5
8 19 (15.20%) RESTful
9 18 (14.40%) J2EE
10 17 (13.60%) .NET Framework
11 16 (12.80%) ASP.NET
11 16 (12.80%) WCF
12 15 (12.00%) Middleware
13 14 (11.20%) XML
14 13 (10.40%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (10.40%) SOAP
14 13 (10.40%) Spring
15 12 (9.60%) Dropwizard
15 12 (9.60%) React
15 12 (9.60%) Scalatra
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.40%) Mobile App
2 7 (5.60%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.00%) Mainframe
3 5 (4.00%) SWIFT
4 4 (3.20%) User Experience
5 3 (2.40%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.40%) Online Banking
5 3 (2.40%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.60%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.60%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.60%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.80%) Derivative
7 1 (0.80%) Equities
7 1 (0.80%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.80%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (20.00%) Windows
2 15 (12.00%) Unix
3 8 (6.40%) Linux
4 5 (4.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.60%) Android
5 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.60%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (50.40%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (40.00%) TDD
3 39 (31.20%) Scrum
4 36 (28.80%) MVC
5 27 (21.60%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (20.00%) BDD
7 22 (17.60%) SOLID
8 19 (15.20%) Domain-Driven Design
8 19 (15.20%) OO
9 18 (14.40%) Kanban
10 16 (12.80%) Refactoring
10 16 (12.80%) Web Application Development
10 16 (12.80%) Web Development
11 15 (12.00%) Data Modelling
12 14 (11.20%) Automated Testing
12 14 (11.20%) Front End Development
13 13 (10.40%) Software Engineering
14 12 (9.60%) DevOps
14 12 (9.60%) Multithreading
14 12 (9.60%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 47 (37.60%) Java
2 41 (32.80%) JavaScript
3 37 (29.60%) C#
4 26 (20.80%) SQL
5 12 (9.60%) T-SQL
6 9 (7.20%) Python
7 8 (6.40%) Groovy
7 8 (6.40%) Scala
8 4 (3.20%) R
9 3 (2.40%) Apex Code
9 3 (2.40%) SOQL
9 3 (2.40%) SOSL
10 2 (1.60%) XPath
11 1 (0.80%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.80%) C++
11 1 (0.80%) Go
11 1 (0.80%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.80%) Ruby
11 1 (0.80%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (1.60%) Degree
1 2 (1.60%) OCPJP
2 1 (0.80%) CCIE
2 1 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (0.80%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.00%) QA
2 5 (4.00%) SEPA
3 1 (0.80%) GDPR
3 1 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.60%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.60%) vCloud
1 2 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.80%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (12.80%) MOM
2 2 (1.60%) OpenIDM
3 1 (0.80%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 22 (17.60%) Oracle
2 16 (12.80%) IBM
2 16 (12.80%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.60%) New Relic
4 10 (8.00%) MuleSoft
5 4 (3.20%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.40%) Cisco
6 3 (2.40%) Infragistics
6 3 (2.40%) Pega
6 3 (2.40%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.60%) ATG
7 2 (1.60%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.60%) Canoo
7 2 (1.60%) ForgeRock
7 2 (1.60%) Informatica
7 2 (1.60%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.60%) SAP
7 2 (1.60%) Tableau
7 2 (1.60%) Teradata
7 2 (1.60%) VMware
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