Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 111 143
Rank change year-on-year -18 +32 -34
Contract jobs citing SOA 130 137 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.89% 2.03% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 2.29% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 122 94
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £425 £407 £363
90th Percentile £638 £638 £636
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £506
% change year-on-year - +3.70% +1.50%
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 5,933 5,992 5,934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.36% 88.94% 87.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,733 4,686 4,773
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £328 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 56 49
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.35 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.36% -3.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.00 £31.13 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -6.50% -2.44%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 72 (55.38%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (51.54%) .NET
3 63 (48.46%) Finance
4 59 (45.38%) C#
5 55 (42.31%) SQL Server
6 52 (40.00%) Java
7 51 (39.23%) TDD
8 50 (38.46%) Microservices
9 46 (35.38%) Microsoft Azure
10 36 (27.69%) REST
11 34 (26.15%) SQL
11 34 (26.15%) Web Services
12 30 (23.08%) JavaScript
12 30 (23.08%) OO
13 27 (20.77%) Microsoft
13 27 (20.77%) Oracle
13 27 (20.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 27 (20.77%) BDD
14 26 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
15 24 (18.46%) SOAP
15 24 (18.46%) Banking
15 24 (18.46%) ASP.NET Web API
16 22 (16.92%) Scrum
17 21 (16.15%) MVC
17 21 (16.15%) Test Automation
17 21 (16.15%) Multithreading
17 21 (16.15%) Fintech
18 20 (15.38%) JSON
19 19 (14.62%) Unit Testing
19 19 (14.62%) HTML

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 27 (20.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 13 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (8.46%) JBoss
4 9 (6.92%) NServiceBus
5 8 (6.15%) Confluence
6 7 (5.38%) WebSphere
7 5 (3.85%) Apache
7 5 (3.85%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.31%) Apache Spark
8 3 (2.31%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (2.31%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.77%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.77%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.77%) Liferay
9 1 (0.77%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.77%) Mule
9 1 (0.77%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.77%) nginx
9 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.77%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 7 (5.38%) Oracle Financials
1 7 (5.38%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.77%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 46 (35.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (6.92%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.08%) Office 365
4 4 (3.08%) Serverless
5 3 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.31%) PaaS
6 1 (0.77%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.77%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.77%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.77%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.77%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (0.77%) GitHub
6 1 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.77%) IaaS
6 1 (0.77%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.77%) Route 53
6 1 (0.77%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.31%) Skype
2 2 (1.54%) HTTP
3 1 (0.77%) AMQP
3 1 (0.77%) FTP
3 1 (0.77%) Internet
3 1 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.77%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (42.31%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 13 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 13 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 10 (7.69%) MongoDB
4 9 (6.92%) Cosmos DB
4 9 (6.92%) NoSQL
5 7 (5.38%) Data Lake
5 7 (5.38%) Power BI
5 7 (5.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (5.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (4.62%) Big Data
7 4 (3.08%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.31%) MySQL
8 3 (2.31%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.54%) DB2
9 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.54%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (9.23%) Jenkins
2 10 (7.69%) JIRA
3 8 (6.15%) Selenium
4 7 (5.38%) Git (software)
4 7 (5.38%) Maven
5 6 (4.62%) Ant
5 6 (4.62%) SoapUI
5 6 (4.62%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.08%) JUnit
7 3 (2.31%) Jasmine
7 3 (2.31%) MSBuild
8 2 (1.54%) Capybara
8 2 (1.54%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.54%) NUnit
8 2 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.54%) Subversion
8 2 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.54%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.77%) Mocha
9 1 (0.77%) Mockito
General
1 63 (48.46%) Finance
2 24 (18.46%) Banking
3 12 (9.23%) Retail
4 9 (6.92%) Financial Institution
5 7 (5.38%) Back Office
5 7 (5.38%) General Ledger
6 4 (3.08%) Front Office
6 4 (3.08%) Legal
7 2 (1.54%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.77%) Advertising
8 1 (0.77%) Law
8 1 (0.77%) Marketing
8 1 (0.77%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 80 (61.54%) Developer
2 27 (20.77%) C# Developer
3 26 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 23 (17.69%) Architect
5 14 (10.77%) Java Developer
6 13 (10.00%) WPF Developer
7 12 (9.23%) C# WPF Developer
8 10 (7.69%) Senior Developer
8 10 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.38%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (4.62%) Backend Developer
10 6 (4.62%) Digital Architect
11 5 (3.85%) C# Pricing Developer
11 5 (3.85%) Pricing Developer
11 5 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
11 5 (3.85%) SOA Architect
11 5 (3.85%) Web Developer
12 4 (3.08%) J2EE Developer
12 4 (3.08%) Java Web Developer
12 4 (3.08%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (51.54%) .NET
2 36 (27.69%) REST
3 34 (26.15%) Web Services
4 24 (18.46%) ASP.NET Web API
4 24 (18.46%) SOAP
5 20 (15.38%) JSON
6 19 (14.62%) HTML
7 17 (13.08%) RESTful
7 17 (13.08%) WCF
7 17 (13.08%) WPF
8 16 (12.31%) XML
9 15 (11.54%) HTML5
10 14 (10.77%) AngularJS
11 13 (10.00%) .NET Core
11 13 (10.00%) J2EE
11 13 (10.00%) Java EE
12 12 (9.23%) .NET Framework
12 12 (9.23%) React
12 12 (9.23%) Spring
12 12 (9.23%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (16.15%) Fintech
3 6 (4.62%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.85%) Reinsurance
4 5 (3.85%) User Experience
5 4 (3.08%) Video on Demand
6 3 (2.31%) Derivative
6 3 (2.31%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.54%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (1.54%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.54%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.77%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.77%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.77%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.77%) Equities
8 1 (0.77%) Exotic Derivative
8 1 (0.77%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.77%) Media Streaming
8 1 (0.77%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.15%) Windows
2 6 (4.62%) Linux
3 5 (3.85%) Unix
4 3 (2.31%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.54%) Android
6 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.77%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (55.38%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (39.23%) TDD
3 50 (38.46%) Microservices
4 30 (23.08%) OO
5 27 (20.77%) BDD
6 22 (16.92%) Scrum
7 21 (16.15%) Multithreading
7 21 (16.15%) MVC
7 21 (16.15%) Test Automation
8 19 (14.62%) Unit Testing
9 17 (13.08%) OOA/OOD
10 16 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (11.54%) MVVM
11 15 (11.54%) Waterfall
12 14 (10.77%) Software Engineering
13 13 (10.00%) DevOps
14 12 (9.23%) Mathematics
14 12 (9.23%) Open Source
15 11 (8.46%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (8.46%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 59 (45.38%) C#
2 52 (40.00%) Java
3 34 (26.15%) SQL
4 30 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 13 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 11 (8.46%) PowerShell
7 7 (5.38%) Python
7 7 (5.38%) Scala
8 5 (3.85%) C
9 4 (3.08%) ANSI SQL
9 4 (3.08%) Java 8
9 4 (3.08%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.31%) XPath
11 2 (1.54%) Kotlin
11 2 (1.54%) PHP
12 1 (0.77%) C++
12 1 (0.77%) Go
12 1 (0.77%) Ruby
12 1 (0.77%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (10.77%) Degree
2 4 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.31%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.54%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.77%) OCP
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.85%) PSD2
2 4 (3.08%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.31%) QA
4 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (6.92%) Docker
2 3 (2.31%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (3.85%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.31%) SCCM
3 2 (1.54%) Puppet
3 2 (1.54%) Terraform
3 2 (1.54%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
4 1 (0.77%) Ansible
4 1 (0.77%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.77%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 27 (20.77%) Microsoft
1 27 (20.77%) Oracle
2 5 (3.85%) TIBCO
3 4 (3.08%) MuleSoft
4 3 (2.31%) IBM
4 3 (2.31%) Informatica
4 3 (2.31%) Tableau
5 2 (1.54%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.54%) Pega
5 2 (1.54%) SAP
6 1 (0.77%) Adobe
6 1 (0.77%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.77%) CA
6 1 (0.77%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.77%) Google
6 1 (0.77%) HP
6 1 (0.77%) Murex
6 1 (0.77%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.77%) Reuters
6 1 (0.77%) VMware