Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 128 118
Rank change year-on-year +8 -10 -9
Contract jobs citing SOA 135 117 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.89% 1.75% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 2.01% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 103 135
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +7.58%
10th Percentile £431 £363 £363
90th Percentile £638 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +2.44% -2.38% +7.69%
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 6319 5832 7631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.37% 87.48% 83.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5024 4654 6069
City of London median daily rate £511 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.63% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £325 £318 £288
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +3.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 53 74
City of London median hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -5.33% +11.18%
10th Percentile £13.34 £13.55 £10.91
90th Percentile £32.36 £54.03 £45.15
Central London median hourly rate £20.86 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.80% -9.52% +16.67%

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 24 November 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 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 24 November 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 84 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (49.63%) Java
2 67 (49.63%) TDD
3 66 (48.89%) Finance
4 65 (48.15%) Web Services
5 47 (34.81%) JavaScript
6 39 (28.89%) HTML
6 39 (28.89%) .NET
6 39 (28.89%) BDD
6 39 (28.89%) REST
7 38 (28.15%) MVC
8 34 (25.19%) C#
8 34 (25.19%) Banking
8 34 (25.19%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (23.70%) Scrum
9 32 (23.70%) Test Automation
9 32 (23.70%) Amazon AWS
10 30 (22.22%) MongoDB
10 30 (22.22%) AngularJS
10 30 (22.22%) CSS
11 29 (21.48%) Web Development
12 28 (20.74%) Domain-Driven Design
12 28 (20.74%) HTML5
12 28 (20.74%) Microservices
13 27 (20.00%) Front End Development
13 27 (20.00%) SOLID
13 27 (20.00%) Pair Programming
13 27 (20.00%) OO
14 26 (19.26%) SQL Server
14 26 (19.26%) QA

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 7 (5.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (4.44%) JBoss
2 6 (4.44%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.70%) Confluence
4 4 (2.96%) Mule
5 3 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.22%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.48%) CMS
6 2 (1.48%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.48%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.74%) IIS
7 1 (0.74%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.74%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (3.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 5 (3.70%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (2.22%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (2.22%) Radian6
2 3 (2.22%) Social Studio
3 2 (1.48%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.48%) RMDS
4 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.74%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 32 (23.70%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (12.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.96%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (2.96%) Force.com
3 4 (2.96%) PaaS
3 4 (2.96%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 4 (2.96%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 3 (2.22%) Amazon Kinesis
4 3 (2.22%) GitHub
4 3 (2.22%) Heroku
5 2 (1.48%) IaaS
5 2 (1.48%) SaaS
6 1 (0.74%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.74%) CloudBees
6 1 (0.74%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.74%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.22%) CTI
1 3 (2.22%) HTTP
2 2 (1.48%) Internet
3 1 (0.74%) LAN
3 1 (0.74%) snoop
3 1 (0.74%) VLAN
3 1 (0.74%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 26 (19.26%) SQL Server
3 16 (11.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (10.37%) SQL Server 2014
4 14 (10.37%) SQL Server 2016
5 10 (7.41%) NoSQL
6 9 (6.67%) Relational Database
7 6 (4.44%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.96%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (2.22%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (2.22%) InfluxDB
9 3 (2.22%) MySQL
9 3 (2.22%) Neo4j
10 2 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (17.04%) Git (software)
2 22 (16.30%) IntelliJ
3 21 (15.56%) Grunt
4 20 (14.81%) gulp
5 15 (11.11%) Selenium
6 12 (8.89%) Jenkins
7 8 (5.93%) Maven
8 7 (5.19%) SoapUI
8 7 (5.19%) Visual Studio
9 6 (4.44%) Ant
9 6 (4.44%) TeamCity
10 5 (3.70%) Axure RP
10 5 (3.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 5 (3.70%) Jasmine
11 4 (2.96%) JIRA
11 4 (2.96%) ReSharper
11 4 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (2.22%) jMock
12 3 (2.22%) JUnit
12 3 (2.22%) NUnit
General
1 66 (48.89%) Finance
2 34 (25.19%) Banking
3 14 (10.37%) Retail
4 5 (3.70%) Marketing
5 4 (2.96%) Front Office
5 4 (2.96%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.22%) Legal
7 2 (1.48%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.74%) Advertising
8 1 (0.74%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.74%) Law
8 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 79 (58.52%) Developer
2 33 (24.44%) Java Developer
3 19 (14.07%) Architect
4 16 (11.85%) Solutions Architect
4 16 (11.85%) WPF Developer
5 14 (10.37%) .NET Developer
5 14 (10.37%) C# Developer
6 12 (8.89%) Agile Developer
7 11 (8.15%) C# WPF Developer
7 11 (8.15%) Senior Manager
8 10 (7.41%) Agile Java Developer
9 7 (5.19%) Angular Developer
9 7 (5.19%) Development Manager
9 7 (5.19%) Digital Architect
9 7 (5.19%) Digital Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.19%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (5.19%) Integration Manager
9 7 (5.19%) Lead Developer
9 7 (5.19%) Senior Development Manager
9 7 (5.19%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (48.15%) Web Services
2 39 (28.89%) .NET
2 39 (28.89%) HTML
2 39 (28.89%) REST
3 30 (22.22%) AngularJS
3 30 (22.22%) CSS
4 28 (20.74%) HTML5
5 24 (17.78%) SOAP
6 23 (17.04%) Dropwizard
6 23 (17.04%) Spring
7 20 (14.81%) Hystrix
7 20 (14.81%) React
7 20 (14.81%) Scalatra
7 20 (14.81%) XML
8 19 (14.07%) Play Framework
8 19 (14.07%) WCF
8 19 (14.07%) WPF
9 16 (11.85%) Middleware
10 15 (11.11%) J2EE
10 15 (11.11%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.59%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 10 (7.41%) User Experience
3 9 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 8 (5.93%) N-Tier
5 7 (5.19%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (3.70%) Fintech
7 3 (2.22%) Derivative
7 3 (2.22%) Equities
7 3 (2.22%) IVR
7 3 (2.22%) Social Media
7 3 (2.22%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.48%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.48%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (1.48%) Exotic Derivative
8 2 (1.48%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.48%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.74%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.74%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.41%) Windows
2 8 (5.93%) Linux
3 4 (2.96%) Unix
4 2 (1.48%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.74%) Android
5 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (49.63%) TDD
3 39 (28.89%) BDD
4 38 (28.15%) MVC
5 34 (25.19%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (23.70%) Scrum
6 32 (23.70%) Test Automation
7 29 (21.48%) Web Development
8 28 (20.74%) Domain-Driven Design
8 28 (20.74%) Microservices
9 27 (20.00%) Front End Development
9 27 (20.00%) OO
9 27 (20.00%) Pair Programming
9 27 (20.00%) SOLID
10 25 (18.52%) Open Source
11 24 (17.78%) Refactoring
12 23 (17.04%) Kanban
12 23 (17.04%) MVVM
12 23 (17.04%) Web Application Development
13 21 (15.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 67 (49.63%) Java
2 47 (34.81%) JavaScript
3 34 (25.19%) C#
4 20 (14.81%) Groovy
5 12 (8.89%) SQL
6 6 (4.44%) Apex Code
6 6 (4.44%) XPath
7 4 (2.96%) Python
8 3 (2.22%) Clojure
8 3 (2.22%) ES6
8 3 (2.22%) Go
8 3 (2.22%) Kotlin
8 3 (2.22%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.22%) VBA
9 2 (1.48%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.48%) Scala
10 1 (0.74%) Perl
10 1 (0.74%) PHP
10 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.74%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 22 (16.30%) Degree
2 9 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.74%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (19.26%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.74%) ISO 20022
2 1 (0.74%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (2.96%) Docker
2 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.74%) vCloud
2 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (8.89%) MOM
2 4 (2.96%) Ansible
2 4 (2.96%) Grafana
3 3 (2.22%) Puppet
4 2 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.48%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.74%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.74%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.74%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (14.81%) New Relic
2 16 (11.85%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (7.41%) IBM
4 8 (5.93%) Informatica
4 8 (5.93%) Oracle
4 8 (5.93%) TIBCO
5 7 (5.19%) Microsoft
6 6 (4.44%) Reuters
7 5 (3.70%) Adobe
8 3 (2.22%) Bloomberg
8 3 (2.22%) Conga
8 3 (2.22%) DevExpress
8 3 (2.22%) DocuSign
8 3 (2.22%) Pardot
8 3 (2.22%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 2 (1.48%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (1.48%) Cisco
9 2 (1.48%) Infragistics
9 2 (1.48%) Murex
9 2 (1.48%) Splunk