Period
to 23 October 2021

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 23 October 2021 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
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 146 113 151
Rank change year-on-year -33 +38 +1
Contract jobs citing SOA 32 8 78
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.83% 0.44% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.50% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 7 61
10th Percentile £450 £470 £413
25th Percentile £503 £500 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £575 £550
Median % change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £633 £681 £638
90th Percentile £713 £688 £775
Central London median daily rate £600 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -

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 3,520 1,611 5,385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.17% 89.30% 90.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,653 1,210 4,297
10th Percentile £363 £313 £325
25th Percentile £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £524 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.01% -0.24% +2.94%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £515 £513
% change year-on-year +6.80% +0.49% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 30 63
10th Percentile £12.10 £14.95 £11.80
25th Percentile £19.88 £18.13 £12.76
Median hourly rate £32.00 £32.00 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year - +77.78% -3.74%
75th Percentile £42.50 £44.50 £25.88
90th Percentile £62.35 £47.75 £49.27
Central London median hourly rate £32.20 £32.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.63% +60.00% +6.95%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SOA as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SOA in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for SOA in the City of London

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SOA in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SOA in the City of London

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SOA in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for SOA in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, 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 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) JavaScript
3 14 (43.75%) HTML
4 13 (40.63%) TDD
4 13 (40.63%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (34.38%) SQL
5 11 (34.38%) CSS
5 11 (34.38%) Scrum
5 11 (34.38%) Microservices
6 10 (31.25%) Azure
7 9 (28.13%) RESTful
7 9 (28.13%) DevOps
7 9 (28.13%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (28.13%) Social Skills
7 9 (28.13%) Java
8 8 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 8 (25.00%) Git (software)
8 8 (25.00%) React
8 8 (25.00%) Coaching
8 8 (25.00%) AngularJS
8 8 (25.00%) HTML5
9 7 (21.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (21.88%) Finance
9 7 (21.88%) Oracle
9 7 (21.88%) Web Services
10 6 (18.75%) N-Tier
10 6 (18.75%) OO
10 6 (18.75%) C#
10 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (18.75%) Kanban

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 (21.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (6.25%) Apache
2 2 (6.25%) IIS
2 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.13%) Appian
3 1 (3.13%) CMS
3 1 (3.13%) GemFire
3 1 (3.13%) JBoss
3 1 (3.13%) nginx
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (31.25%) Azure
2 6 (18.75%) Apigee
3 3 (9.38%) AWS
4 2 (6.25%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (6.25%) Azure Key Vault
4 2 (6.25%) Azure Storage
4 2 (6.25%) PaaS
4 2 (6.25%) Serverless
5 1 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.13%) Azure App Service
5 1 (3.13%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (3.13%) Azure Logic Apps
5 1 (3.13%) Azure Service Bus
5 1 (3.13%) Force.com
5 1 (3.13%) iPaaS
5 1 (3.13%) Power Platform
5 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Kerberos
1 1 (3.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.25%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.13%) Big Data
4 1 (3.13%) Data Lake
4 1 (3.13%) Hazelcast
4 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.13%) MySQL
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.13%) Power BI
4 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.13%) Redis
4 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (3.13%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (12.50%) Jasmine
2 4 (12.50%) JSUnit
2 4 (12.50%) Karma Test Runner
3 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.25%) Bitbucket
4 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.25%) JIRA
4 2 (6.25%) Sourcetree
5 1 (3.13%) Subversion
5 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (28.13%) Social Skills
2 7 (21.88%) Finance
3 5 (15.63%) Banking
4 4 (12.50%) Influencing Skills
5 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (9.38%) Investment Banking
6 1 (3.13%) Law
6 1 (3.13%) Marketing
6 1 (3.13%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Developer
2 12 (37.50%) Architect
3 7 (21.88%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (15.63%) Integration Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Azure Architect
5 4 (12.50%) React Developer
6 3 (9.38%) .NET Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Digital Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Java Developer
6 3 (9.38%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Node.js Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Salesforce Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.25%) SOA Architect
7 2 (6.25%) UML Architect
8 1 (3.13%) C++ Pricing Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (43.75%) HTML
2 11 (34.38%) CSS
3 9 (28.13%) RESTful
4 8 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 8 (25.00%) HTML5
4 8 (25.00%) React
5 7 (21.88%) Web Services
6 6 (18.75%) Node.js
7 5 (15.63%) .NET
7 5 (15.63%) jQuery
7 5 (15.63%) Swagger
8 4 (12.50%) Jest
8 4 (12.50%) LESS
8 4 (12.50%) Redux
8 4 (12.50%) Sass
9 3 (9.38%) ADO
9 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
9 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Core
10 2 (6.25%) Spring
10 2 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) N-Tier
2 4 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.25%) Data Structures
3 2 (6.25%) New Media
3 2 (6.25%) Video\Live Streaming
4 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.13%) Credit Risk
4 1 (3.13%) Derivative
4 1 (3.13%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (3.13%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.13%) PKI
4 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (40.63%) TDD
3 11 (34.38%) Microservices
3 11 (34.38%) Scrum
4 9 (28.13%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (28.13%) DevOps
5 8 (25.00%) Coaching
5 8 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (18.75%) Kanban
6 6 (18.75%) OO
6 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (18.75%) Unit Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (15.63%) Pair Programming
7 5 (15.63%) Project Delivery
7 5 (15.63%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 4 (12.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) JavaScript
2 11 (34.38%) SQL
3 9 (28.13%) Java
4 6 (18.75%) C#
4 6 (18.75%) TypeScript
5 5 (15.63%) PL/SQL
6 3 (9.38%) ES6
7 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 2 (6.25%) Python
8 1 (3.13%) Apex Code
8 1 (3.13%) C++
8 1 (3.13%) Java 8
8 1 (3.13%) Kotlin
8 1 (3.13%) Scala
8 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) AWS Certification
2 1 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) GDPR
1 4 (12.50%) PCI DSS
1 4 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.13%) Ansible
2 1 (3.13%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (3.13%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (3.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Oracle
2 5 (15.63%) Google
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.38%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (6.25%) MuleSoft
5 1 (3.13%) BMC
5 1 (3.13%) CA
5 1 (3.13%) Databricks
5 1 (3.13%) Nintex
5 1 (3.13%) Solace
5 1 (3.13%) TIBCO