Period
to 15 November 2018

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 6 months to 15 November 2018 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 127 135
Rank change year-on-year -21 +8 -20
Contract jobs citing SOA 108 138 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.53% 1.94% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 2.17% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 122 96
City of London median daily rate £538 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £417 £419 £363
90th Percentile £688 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,119 6,364 5,953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.78% 89.26% 88.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,874 5,048 4,759
City of London median daily rate £505 £501 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.90% +5.37% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 61 55
City of London median hourly rate £18.85 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.80% -6.50% -
10th Percentile £13.16 £13.35 £12.15
90th Percentile £33.38 £30.75 £49.08
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% -

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 15 November 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in the City of London

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, 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 City of London region with a requirement for SOA.

1 64 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (50.00%) Finance
3 49 (45.37%) .NET
4 45 (41.67%) C#
5 44 (40.74%) TDD
6 41 (37.96%) Microsoft Azure
7 40 (37.04%) Java
7 40 (37.04%) SQL Server
8 37 (34.26%) Microservices
9 35 (32.41%) JavaScript
10 31 (28.70%) SQL
11 28 (25.93%) OO
12 24 (22.22%) REST
12 24 (22.22%) Greenfield Project
13 23 (21.30%) Banking
13 23 (21.30%) Scrum
14 22 (20.37%) Oracle
14 22 (20.37%) Microsoft
14 22 (20.37%) JSON
14 22 (20.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 21 (19.44%) Web Services
16 20 (18.52%) Unit Testing
16 20 (18.52%) RESTful
17 18 (16.67%) BDD
17 18 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
17 18 (16.67%) Multithreading
17 18 (16.67%) .NET Framework
18 17 (15.74%) Software Engineering
18 17 (15.74%) Test Automation
18 17 (15.74%) Entity Framework

SOA
Co-occurring 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 (20.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (10.19%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (6.48%) Confluence
4 6 (5.56%) NServiceBus
5 5 (4.63%) Apache
5 5 (4.63%) JBoss
5 5 (4.63%) WebSphere
6 4 (3.70%) Apache Spark
6 4 (3.70%) Oracle Coherence
6 4 (3.70%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.78%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.93%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.93%) Content Management Server
8 1 (0.93%) Liferay
8 1 (0.93%) Mule
8 1 (0.93%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.93%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.93%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (6.48%) Oracle Financials
1 7 (6.48%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 41 (37.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.48%) Serverless
4 6 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (4.63%) PaaS
6 4 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (3.70%) Office 365
7 3 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (2.78%) IaaS
8 2 (1.85%) Azure Functions
8 2 (1.85%) SaaS
9 1 (0.93%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.93%) Apigee
9 1 (0.93%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.93%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.93%) GitHub
9 1 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.93%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.78%) Skype
2 2 (1.85%) AMQP
2 2 (1.85%) Firewall
2 2 (1.85%) HTTP
3 1 (0.93%) DNS
3 1 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.93%) LAN
3 1 (0.93%) Network Security
3 1 (0.93%) SSL
3 1 (0.93%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.93%) VPN
3 1 (0.93%) WAN
3 1 (0.93%) Wireless
3 1 (0.93%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (37.04%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.04%) MongoDB
3 12 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 12 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
3 12 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
4 9 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 7 (6.48%) Big Data
6 6 (5.56%) Cosmos DB
6 6 (5.56%) Data Lake
7 4 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (3.70%) RDBMS
7 4 (3.70%) Redis
8 3 (2.78%) MySQL
8 3 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.93%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.93%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 14 (12.96%) Git (software)
2 10 (9.26%) JIRA
3 8 (7.41%) Jenkins
4 6 (5.56%) Subversion
5 5 (4.63%) Selenium
6 4 (3.70%) Mocha
7 3 (2.78%) Jasmine
7 3 (2.78%) Maven
7 3 (2.78%) MSBuild
8 2 (1.85%) Ant
8 2 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.85%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.85%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.85%) JUnit
8 2 (1.85%) NUnit
8 2 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.85%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 54 (50.00%) Finance
2 23 (21.30%) Banking
3 13 (12.04%) Financial Institution
4 7 (6.48%) Back Office
4 7 (6.48%) Front Office
4 7 (6.48%) General Ledger
4 7 (6.48%) Investment Banking
4 7 (6.48%) Retail
5 4 (3.70%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Advertising
6 1 (0.93%) Law
6 1 (0.93%) Marketing
6 1 (0.93%) Publishing
6 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 66 (61.11%) Developer
2 22 (20.37%) Architect
3 21 (19.44%) .NET Developer
4 11 (10.19%) C# Developer
4 11 (10.19%) SQL Developer
4 11 (10.19%) WPF Developer
5 10 (9.26%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 9 (8.33%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.48%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (4.63%) Node.js Developer
8 5 (4.63%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (4.63%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) Digital Architect
9 4 (3.70%) NoSQL Developer
9 4 (3.70%) Oracle Architect
9 4 (3.70%) Oracle Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.70%) Scala Developer
9 4 (3.70%) Senior Scala Developer
9 4 (3.70%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (45.37%) .NET
2 24 (22.22%) REST
3 22 (20.37%) JSON
4 21 (19.44%) Web Services
5 20 (18.52%) RESTful
6 18 (16.67%) .NET Framework
7 17 (15.74%) ASP.NET Web API
7 17 (15.74%) Entity Framework
8 16 (14.81%) HTML
8 16 (14.81%) SOAP
8 16 (14.81%) WCF
9 15 (13.89%) HTML5
9 15 (13.89%) WPF
10 14 (12.96%) Node.js
10 14 (12.96%) XML
11 12 (11.11%) AngularJS
11 12 (11.11%) Task Parallel Library
12 10 (9.26%) CSS
12 10 (9.26%) React
13 7 (6.48%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.22%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (11.11%) Fintech
3 6 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.56%) Fixed Income
4 5 (4.63%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.70%) Analytical Mindset
5 4 (3.70%) Derivative
5 4 (3.70%) Market Risk
5 4 (3.70%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.85%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.93%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.93%) Media Streaming
7 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.93%) User Experience
7 1 (0.93%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.48%) Windows
2 4 (3.70%) Linux
2 4 (3.70%) Unix
3 3 (2.78%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (40.74%) TDD
3 37 (34.26%) Microservices
4 28 (25.93%) OO
5 23 (21.30%) Scrum
6 20 (18.52%) Unit Testing
7 18 (16.67%) BDD
7 18 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (16.67%) Multithreading
8 17 (15.74%) Software Engineering
8 17 (15.74%) Test Automation
9 15 (13.89%) OOA/OOD
9 15 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (12.96%) MVC
10 14 (12.96%) Waterfall
11 12 (11.11%) Mathematics
11 12 (11.11%) MVVM
12 11 (10.19%) DevOps
13 10 (9.26%) Capital Modelling
13 10 (9.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 45 (41.67%) C#
2 40 (37.04%) Java
3 35 (32.41%) JavaScript
4 31 (28.70%) SQL
5 9 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 8 (7.41%) Python
7 7 (6.48%) PowerShell
7 7 (6.48%) Scala
8 5 (4.63%) C
9 4 (3.70%) Go
10 3 (2.78%) ANSI SQL
10 3 (2.78%) ES6
10 3 (2.78%) Java 8
10 3 (2.78%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.78%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.85%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.93%) PHP
12 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (13.89%) Degree
2 4 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) PSD2
1 3 (2.78%) QA
2 2 (1.85%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.93%) FedRAMP
3 1 (0.93%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (10.19%) Docker
2 4 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (4.63%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.78%) SCCM
3 2 (1.85%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
4 1 (0.93%) CASB
4 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.93%) Puppet
4 1 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.93%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (20.37%) Microsoft
1 22 (20.37%) Oracle
2 2 (1.85%) Atlassian
2 2 (1.85%) IBM
2 2 (1.85%) Informatica
2 2 (1.85%) Pega
2 2 (1.85%) SAP
2 2 (1.85%) Tableau
3 1 (0.93%) Google
3 1 (0.93%) MuleSoft
3 1 (0.93%) Nintex
3 1 (0.93%) Okta