Period
to 19 February 2019

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 19 February 2019 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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 154 121 121
Rank change year-on-year -33 0 +16
Contract jobs citing SOA 108 143 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.58% 2.03% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 2.28% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 128 105
City of London median daily rate £538 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% - -4.55%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £408
90th Percentile £686 £638 £688
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
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 6,014 6,268 5,352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.19% 88.78% 88.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,705 4,997 4,248
City of London median daily rate £515 £500 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +3.63% +1.58%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 71 52
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.70 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -9.33% -1.79%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.61 £13.74
90th Percentile £37.09 £38.50 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.07 £20.50 £19.92
% change year-on-year +2.79% +2.91% -5.14%

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019, 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 66 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (39.81%) Finance
3 40 (37.04%) Microservices
4 37 (34.26%) Java
4 37 (34.26%) C#
5 36 (33.33%) TDD
6 35 (32.41%) .NET
7 33 (30.56%) Microsoft Azure
8 32 (29.63%) JavaScript
9 30 (27.78%) SQL Server
10 28 (25.93%) SQL
11 27 (25.00%) OO
12 23 (21.30%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (18.52%) RESTful
13 20 (18.52%) Banking
14 19 (17.59%) JSON
15 18 (16.67%) Git (software)
16 17 (15.74%) Amazon AWS
16 17 (15.74%) Scrum
17 16 (14.81%) Software Engineering
17 16 (14.81%) Web Services
17 16 (14.81%) Test Automation
17 16 (14.81%) Entity Framework
17 16 (14.81%) Relational Database
17 16 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API
18 15 (13.89%) Waterfall
18 15 (13.89%) Enterprise Architecture
18 15 (13.89%) .NET Framework
18 15 (13.89%) Multithreading
18 15 (13.89%) CSS

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 12 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (7.41%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (6.48%) Apache Spark
4 4 (3.70%) Apache
4 4 (3.70%) Confluence
4 4 (3.70%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (2.78%) GlassFish
5 3 (2.78%) Jetty
5 3 (2.78%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.78%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.85%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (30.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (15.74%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.70%) Serverless
4 3 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (2.78%) Office 365
5 2 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.85%) Azure Functions
5 2 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.85%) GitHub
5 2 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.85%) IaaS
5 2 (1.85%) PaaS
5 2 (1.85%) SaaS
6 1 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.93%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.63%) DNS
1 5 (4.63%) HTTP
2 3 (2.78%) Skype
2 3 (2.78%) X.509
3 2 (1.85%) AMQP
3 2 (1.85%) Firewall
4 1 (0.93%) Internet
4 1 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.93%) LAN
4 1 (0.93%) Network Security
4 1 (0.93%) SSL
4 1 (0.93%) VPN
4 1 (0.93%) WAN
4 1 (0.93%) Wireless
4 1 (0.93%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 16 (14.81%) Relational Database
3 14 (12.96%) NoSQL
4 11 (10.19%) MongoDB
5 10 (9.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (9.26%) SQL Server 2014
5 10 (9.26%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (6.48%) RDBMS
7 4 (3.70%) Big Data
7 4 (3.70%) Blockchain
8 3 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (2.78%) Bigtable
8 3 (2.78%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.78%) MySQL
8 3 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.78%) Power BI
8 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.85%) Redis
10 1 (0.93%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.41%) Subversion
3 7 (6.48%) JIRA
4 6 (5.56%) Maven
5 5 (4.63%) Selenium
5 5 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (4.63%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (3.70%) Mocha
6 4 (3.70%) NUnit
7 3 (2.78%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.85%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.85%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.85%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.85%) JUnit
8 2 (1.85%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.93%) jMock
9 1 (0.93%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.93%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.93%) SpecFlow
General
1 43 (39.81%) Finance
2 20 (18.52%) Banking
3 11 (10.19%) Financial Institution
3 11 (10.19%) Front Office
4 8 (7.41%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.70%) Law
5 4 (3.70%) Legal
5 4 (3.70%) Retail
6 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (51.85%) Developer
2 26 (24.07%) Architect
3 17 (15.74%) Java Developer
4 14 (12.96%) .NET Developer
5 11 (10.19%) SQL Developer
6 10 (9.26%) Senior Developer
6 10 (9.26%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
7 9 (8.33%) Software Engineer
7 9 (8.33%) WPF Developer
8 6 (5.56%) Digital Architect
8 6 (5.56%) Node.js Developer
9 5 (4.63%) C# Developer
9 5 (4.63%) Data Architect
9 5 (4.63%) NoSQL Developer
9 5 (4.63%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (3.70%) Azure Developer
10 4 (3.70%) Java Scala Developer
10 4 (3.70%) Senior Java Scala Developer
10 4 (3.70%) Senior Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (32.41%) .NET
2 20 (18.52%) RESTful
3 19 (17.59%) JSON
4 16 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API
4 16 (14.81%) Entity Framework
4 16 (14.81%) Web Services
5 15 (13.89%) .NET Framework
5 15 (13.89%) CSS
6 14 (12.96%) Node.js
6 14 (12.96%) XML
7 13 (12.04%) HTML
7 13 (12.04%) React
7 13 (12.04%) REST
8 12 (11.11%) WPF
9 11 (10.19%) WCF
10 10 (9.26%) Express
10 10 (9.26%) Task Parallel Library
11 9 (8.33%) HTML5
11 9 (8.33%) Spring
12 8 (7.41%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.96%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (6.48%) Market Risk
4 5 (4.63%) Fixed Income
4 5 (4.63%) N-Tier
5 4 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.78%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.78%) Derivative
6 3 (2.78%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.85%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (1.85%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.93%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.93%) Fintech
8 1 (0.93%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.48%) Linux
2 5 (4.63%) Windows
3 3 (2.78%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.85%) Unix
5 1 (0.93%) Android
5 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (37.04%) Microservices
3 36 (33.33%) TDD
4 27 (25.00%) OO
5 23 (21.30%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (15.74%) Scrum
7 16 (14.81%) Software Engineering
7 16 (14.81%) Test Automation
8 15 (13.89%) Enterprise Architecture
8 15 (13.89%) Multithreading
8 15 (13.89%) Waterfall
9 14 (12.96%) Data Modelling
9 14 (12.96%) DevOps
10 13 (12.04%) Integration Testing
10 13 (12.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (12.04%) UML
11 12 (11.11%) SOLID
12 11 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (10.19%) MVC
13 10 (9.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (34.26%) C#
1 37 (34.26%) Java
2 32 (29.63%) JavaScript
3 28 (25.93%) SQL
4 7 (6.48%) Scala
4 7 (6.48%) T-SQL
5 6 (5.56%) Python
5 6 (5.56%) TypeScript
6 4 (3.70%) Go
6 4 (3.70%) Kotlin
7 3 (2.78%) C
7 3 (2.78%) ES6
7 3 (2.78%) XPath
8 2 (1.85%) Java 8
9 1 (0.93%) Clojure
9 1 (0.93%) ClojureScript
9 1 (0.93%) Perl
9 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (12.96%) Degree
2 3 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.85%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.85%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.70%) QA
2 2 (1.85%) PSD2
3 1 (0.93%) FedRAMP
3 1 (0.93%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (12.96%) Docker
2 2 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (10.19%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.78%) SCCM
2 3 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.85%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
4 1 (0.93%) Ansible
4 1 (0.93%) CASB
4 1 (0.93%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.93%) Kibana
4 1 (0.93%) logstash
4 1 (0.93%) Mesos
4 1 (0.93%) Puppet
4 1 (0.93%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (11.11%) Oracle
2 10 (9.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.85%) Guidewire
3 2 (1.85%) IBM
3 2 (1.85%) Perforce
3 2 (1.85%) Splunk
4 1 (0.93%) New Relic
4 1 (0.93%) Nintex
4 1 (0.93%) Okta