Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 114 152 125
Rank change year-on-year +38 -27 +9
Contract jobs citing SOA 15 86 145
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.68% 1.32% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 1.46% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 65 126
Median daily rate £575 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% - +2.44%
10th Percentile £470 £413 £425
90th Percentile £680 £688 £650
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 1,947 5,875 6,188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.10% 89.98% 88.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,351 4,598 4,887
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £338 £350 £331
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 73 107
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.83 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.03% +11.39% -7.75%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.25 £13.31
90th Percentile £51.55 £56.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.85
% change year-on-year +66.67% +11.41% +0.83%

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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020, 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 11 (73.33%) Web Services
2 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) REST
4 6 (40.00%) Microservices
5 5 (33.33%) Azure
5 5 (33.33%) Middleware
5 5 (33.33%) .NET
6 4 (26.67%) C#
6 4 (26.67%) Java
6 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (26.67%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (26.67%) EAI
6 4 (26.67%) VPN
6 4 (26.67%) Finance
6 4 (26.67%) SaaS
6 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Kubernetes
6 4 (26.67%) iPaaS
6 4 (26.67%) DevOps
6 4 (26.67%) User Stories
6 4 (26.67%) Network Virtualisation
6 4 (26.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 4 (26.67%) Azure Stack
6 4 (26.67%) Product Backlog
7 3 (20.00%) Insurtech
7 3 (20.00%) .NET Core
7 3 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API

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 3 (20.00%) Apache
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (13.33%) Apache Spark
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) Appian
3 1 (6.67%) Confluence
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (6.67%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Azure
2 4 (26.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
2 4 (26.67%) Azure Stack
2 4 (26.67%) iPaaS
2 4 (26.67%) SaaS
3 3 (20.00%) AWS
4 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) Big Data
2 2 (13.33%) Parquet
3 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
3 1 (6.67%) MySQL
3 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) eggPlant
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Maven
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Retail
4 1 (6.67%) Law
4 1 (6.67%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Architect
2 5 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (26.67%) Azure Architect
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Angular Developer
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Messaging Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Appian Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Digital Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.67%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) Web Services
2 7 (46.67%) REST
3 5 (33.33%) .NET
3 5 (33.33%) Middleware
4 3 (20.00%) .NET Core
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (20.00%) jQuery
4 3 (20.00%) SOAP
4 3 (20.00%) XML
5 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
5 2 (13.33%) Apache Avro
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (13.33%) CSS
5 2 (13.33%) HTML
5 2 (13.33%) JSON
5 2 (13.33%) NgRx
5 2 (13.33%) RESTful
6 1 (6.67%) J2EE
6 1 (6.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Credit Risk
2 2 (13.33%) Market Risk
3 1 (6.67%) Cloud Native
3 1 (6.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Microservices
3 4 (26.67%) DevOps
3 4 (26.67%) EAI
3 4 (26.67%) Network Virtualisation
3 4 (26.67%) Product Backlog
3 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
3 4 (26.67%) User Stories
4 3 (20.00%) Insurtech
4 3 (20.00%) MVC
4 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (13.33%) BDD
5 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (13.33%) Data Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) ERP
5 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
5 2 (13.33%) OOD
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (13.33%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C#
1 4 (26.67%) Java
1 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Java 8
4 1 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) MapR
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Nintex
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Workday