Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 135 132
Rank change year-on-year +16 -3 -16
Contract jobs citing SOA 152 113 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.16% 1.75% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 1.99% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 87 91
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £476
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.78% +0.11%
10th Percentile £425 £383 £363
90th Percentile £636 £645 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £485
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
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 6,117 5,667 5,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.88% 87.94% 87.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,838 4,377 4,822
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £335 £313 £310
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £473
% change year-on-year - +5.82% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 56 55
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.52 £19.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.87% +2.65% -6.15%
10th Percentile £12.93 £13.31 £11.35
90th Percentile £33.00 £32.06 £39.04
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -6.50% -4.76%

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 July 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 19 July 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 81 (53.29%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (52.63%) Finance
3 75 (49.34%) .NET
4 66 (43.42%) C#
5 65 (42.76%) Java
6 54 (35.53%) SQL Server
7 51 (33.55%) TDD
8 48 (31.58%) Web Services
9 46 (30.26%) Microservices
10 44 (28.95%) Microsoft Azure
11 43 (28.29%) REST
12 37 (24.34%) Banking
13 36 (23.68%) OO
14 31 (20.39%) Greenfield Project
15 30 (19.74%) SOAP
15 30 (19.74%) SQL
16 28 (18.42%) MVVM
17 26 (17.11%) JavaScript
17 26 (17.11%) XML
17 26 (17.11%) OOA/OOD
17 26 (17.11%) WPF
18 25 (16.45%) Multithreading
18 25 (16.45%) Degree
18 25 (16.45%) Waterfall
19 23 (15.13%) WCF
19 23 (15.13%) HTML
20 22 (14.47%) SQL Server 2014
20 22 (14.47%) SQL Server 2016
20 22 (14.47%) BDD
20 22 (14.47%) RESTful

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 16 (10.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 16 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 12 (7.89%) JBoss
3 11 (7.24%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (3.29%) Confluence
4 5 (3.29%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.63%) NServiceBus
6 3 (1.97%) Ethereum
7 2 (1.32%) Apache
7 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.32%) WordPress
8 1 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.66%) IIS
8 1 (0.66%) Jetty
8 1 (0.66%) Liferay
8 1 (0.66%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.66%) Mule
8 1 (0.66%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.66%) nginx
8 1 (0.66%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (3.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 5 (3.29%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.97%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (1.97%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.66%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 44 (28.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.61%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.97%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.97%) Serverless
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.66%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.66%) Boomi
6 1 (0.66%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.66%) GitHub
6 1 (0.66%) PaaS
6 1 (0.66%) Route 53
6 1 (0.66%) SaaS
6 1 (0.66%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.63%) HTTP
2 3 (1.97%) DNS
2 3 (1.97%) X.509
3 1 (0.66%) FTP
3 1 (0.66%) Internet
3 1 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.66%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (35.53%) SQL Server
2 22 (14.47%) SQL Server 2012
2 22 (14.47%) SQL Server 2014
2 22 (14.47%) SQL Server 2016
3 12 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (7.24%) Power BI
5 9 (5.92%) NoSQL
5 9 (5.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (5.26%) Cosmos DB
6 8 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (3.95%) Blockchain
7 6 (3.95%) MongoDB
8 5 (3.29%) Data Lake
8 5 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (2.63%) Big Data
10 3 (1.97%) Bigtable
10 3 (1.97%) MySQL
11 2 (1.32%) DB2
11 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (8.55%) Selenium
2 12 (7.89%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.26%) Maven
4 7 (4.61%) JIRA
5 6 (3.95%) Ant
5 6 (3.95%) Jasmine
5 6 (3.95%) JUnit
5 6 (3.95%) SoapUI
6 5 (3.29%) Axure RP
6 5 (3.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 5 (3.29%) Git (software)
6 5 (3.29%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.97%) jMock
7 3 (1.97%) Mockito
8 2 (1.32%) Capybara
8 2 (1.32%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.32%) Subversion
8 2 (1.32%) TestNG
8 2 (1.32%) WebDriver
General
1 80 (52.63%) Finance
2 37 (24.34%) Banking
3 20 (13.16%) Retail
4 7 (4.61%) Financial Institution
5 5 (3.29%) Legal
6 4 (2.63%) Back Office
7 3 (1.97%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.97%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.32%) Marketing
9 1 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.66%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.66%) Front Office
9 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.66%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 89 (58.55%) Developer
2 37 (24.34%) C# Developer
3 36 (23.68%) Architect
4 23 (15.13%) C# WPF Developer
4 23 (15.13%) WPF Developer
5 20 (13.16%) .NET Developer
6 15 (9.87%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (7.89%) Senior Developer
8 11 (7.24%) Digital Architect
8 11 (7.24%) Integration Specialist
8 11 (7.24%) Java Developer
9 10 (6.58%) Angular Developer
10 7 (4.61%) Senior .NET Developer
11 6 (3.95%) Backend Developer
11 6 (3.95%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (3.29%) C# Pricing Developer
12 5 (3.29%) Full Stack Developer
12 5 (3.29%) Pricing Developer
12 5 (3.29%) React Developer
12 5 (3.29%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (49.34%) .NET
2 48 (31.58%) Web Services
3 43 (28.29%) REST
4 30 (19.74%) SOAP
5 26 (17.11%) WPF
5 26 (17.11%) XML
6 23 (15.13%) HTML
6 23 (15.13%) WCF
7 22 (14.47%) RESTful
8 21 (13.82%) Task Parallel Library
9 20 (13.16%) J2EE
10 19 (12.50%) JSON
11 17 (11.18%) AngularJS
11 17 (11.18%) ASP.NET Web API
12 14 (9.21%) Spring
13 13 (8.55%) .NET Core
13 13 (8.55%) React
14 12 (7.89%) CSS
14 12 (7.89%) HTML5
15 11 (7.24%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.39%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (11.84%) Fintech
3 10 (6.58%) User Experience
4 6 (3.95%) N-Tier
5 5 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.29%) Reinsurance
6 4 (2.63%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.63%) Derivative
6 4 (2.63%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.97%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (1.97%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.32%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (1.32%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.32%) DataPower
9 1 (0.66%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.66%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (0.66%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.66%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.66%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.95%) Linux
2 5 (3.29%) Unix
3 4 (2.63%) Windows
4 2 (1.32%) Android
4 2 (1.32%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (53.29%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (33.55%) TDD
3 46 (30.26%) Microservices
4 36 (23.68%) OO
5 28 (18.42%) MVVM
6 26 (17.11%) OOA/OOD
7 25 (16.45%) Multithreading
7 25 (16.45%) Waterfall
8 22 (14.47%) BDD
9 21 (13.82%) Mathematics
10 19 (12.50%) MVC
11 17 (11.18%) Scrum
12 15 (9.87%) Open Source
12 15 (9.87%) SDLC
13 14 (9.21%) Test Automation
14 12 (7.89%) API Development
14 12 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (7.24%) Problem-Solving
16 10 (6.58%) Coaching
16 10 (6.58%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 66 (43.42%) C#
2 65 (42.76%) Java
3 30 (19.74%) SQL
4 26 (17.11%) JavaScript
5 16 (10.53%) XPath
6 11 (7.24%) Python
7 8 (5.26%) T-SQL
8 7 (4.61%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.63%) ANSI SQL
9 4 (2.63%) Go
9 4 (2.63%) Java 8
9 4 (2.63%) PHP
9 4 (2.63%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.97%) Scala
10 3 (1.97%) Solidity
11 1 (0.66%) C
11 1 (0.66%) C++
11 1 (0.66%) Perl
11 1 (0.66%) Ruby
11 1 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (16.45%) Degree
2 5 (3.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.29%) TOGAF Certification
3 3 (1.97%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.32%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.66%) OCP
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.63%) GCP
2 3 (1.97%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.97%) PSD2
2 3 (1.97%) QA
3 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.63%) Docker
2 3 (1.97%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.97%) Puppet
1 3 (1.97%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.32%) Terraform
3 1 (0.66%) Ansible
3 1 (0.66%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.66%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 18 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.53%) Oracle
3 14 (9.21%) IBM
4 5 (3.29%) Adobe
4 5 (3.29%) TIBCO
5 4 (2.63%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.66%) Apigee
6 1 (0.66%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.66%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.66%) CA
6 1 (0.66%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.66%) Google
6 1 (0.66%) HP
6 1 (0.66%) Informatica
6 1 (0.66%) Murex
6 1 (0.66%) Reuters
6 1 (0.66%) SAP
6 1 (0.66%) Solace
6 1 (0.66%) Tableau
6 1 (0.66%) VMware