Period
to 7 December 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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 153 160 116
Rank change year-on-year +7 -44 +13
Contract jobs citing SOA 65 105 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.15% 1.47% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.68% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 90 129
City of London median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £413 £416 £424
90th Percentile £750 £700 £638
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 5,041 6,252 6,489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 89.30% 87.67% 90.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,919 4,947 5,168
City of London median daily rate £525 £510 £501
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +1.90% +5.37%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 89 61
City of London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.39% -6.50% -
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.25 £13.30
90th Percentile £52.05 £33.40 £31.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +10.53% -7.32% +7.89%

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 7 December 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

SOA
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the City of London region over the 6 months to 7 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 4 £588 -
SOA
Central London

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (47.69%) Java
3 26 (40.00%) Web Services
4 24 (36.92%) REST
4 24 (36.92%) Microservices
5 21 (32.31%) Test Automation
6 20 (30.77%) SQL
7 19 (29.23%) JavaScript
7 19 (29.23%) TDD
7 19 (29.23%) Git (software)
8 17 (26.15%) AWS
8 17 (26.15%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (23.08%) HTML
9 15 (23.08%) CSS
10 14 (21.54%) Python
10 14 (21.54%) MVC
10 14 (21.54%) Banking
10 14 (21.54%) DevOps
11 13 (20.00%) React
12 12 (18.46%) Relational Database
12 12 (18.46%) C#
12 12 (18.46%) .NET
12 12 (18.46%) Kanban
12 12 (18.46%) RESTful
13 11 (16.92%) Computer Science
13 11 (16.92%) SOAP
13 11 (16.92%) Finance
14 10 (15.38%) Scrum
14 10 (15.38%) Linux
14 10 (15.38%) AngularJS

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 8 (12.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (7.69%) Confluence
3 3 (4.62%) Anypoint
3 3 (4.62%) Apache
3 3 (4.62%) Ethereum
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (4.62%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.08%) JBoss
4 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.54%) Drupal
5 1 (1.54%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle Assets
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle Cash Management
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle FAH
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle iProcurement
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle Receivables
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.54%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (1.54%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (26.15%) AWS
2 8 (12.31%) GCP
2 8 (12.31%) Serverless
3 7 (10.77%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (9.23%) Azure
4 6 (9.23%) GitHub
5 4 (6.15%) Azure Functions
6 2 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (3.08%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (3.08%) Office 365
6 2 (3.08%) PaaS
7 1 (1.54%) Boomi
7 1 (1.54%) iPaaS
7 1 (1.54%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.54%) SaaS
7 1 (1.54%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) MPLS
1 2 (3.08%) Multicast
1 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.08%) VPLS
1 2 (3.08%) VPN
1 2 (3.08%) WAN
1 2 (3.08%) Wireless
2 1 (1.54%) AMQP
2 1 (1.54%) Internet
2 1 (1.54%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) Relational Database
2 9 (13.85%) MySQL
2 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
3 8 (12.31%) MongoDB
4 4 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (4.62%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (4.62%) Blockchain
5 3 (4.62%) Couchbase
5 3 (4.62%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 3 (4.62%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (4.62%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.54%) Big Data
7 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.54%) SAP HANA
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (29.23%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.77%) Jenkins
3 6 (9.23%) JIRA
4 4 (6.15%) Grunt
4 4 (6.15%) gulp
4 4 (6.15%) IntelliJ
4 4 (6.15%) Selenium
5 3 (4.62%) Gatling
5 3 (4.62%) Mocha
6 2 (3.08%) CruiseControl
6 2 (3.08%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.08%) Postman
6 2 (3.08%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.08%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.54%) Bitbucket Server
7 1 (1.54%) EasyMock
7 1 (1.54%) JUnit
7 1 (1.54%) Maven
7 1 (1.54%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.54%) TestNG
General
1 14 (21.54%) Banking
2 11 (16.92%) Finance
3 7 (10.77%) Retail
4 4 (6.15%) Advertising
5 3 (4.62%) International Banking
6 2 (3.08%) Front Office
6 2 (3.08%) Law
7 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.54%) Marketing
7 1 (1.54%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (56.92%) Developer
2 18 (27.69%) Architect
3 9 (13.85%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (12.31%) Full Stack Developer
4 8 (12.31%) Java Developer
4 8 (12.31%) Python Developer
4 8 (12.31%) React Developer
5 7 (10.77%) Senior Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Cloud Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Informatica Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Technical Developer
8 3 (4.62%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Enterprise Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (4.62%) Java Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Technical Architect
9 2 (3.08%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (40.00%) Web Services
2 24 (36.92%) REST
3 15 (23.08%) CSS
3 15 (23.08%) HTML
4 13 (20.00%) React
5 12 (18.46%) .NET
5 12 (18.46%) RESTful
6 11 (16.92%) SOAP
7 10 (15.38%) AngularJS
8 9 (13.85%) XML
9 7 (10.77%) Kafka
9 7 (10.77%) Middleware
9 7 (10.77%) Redux
9 7 (10.77%) Spring
9 7 (10.77%) Spring Boot
10 6 (9.23%) JSON
10 6 (9.23%) Oracle Fusion
11 5 (7.69%) .NET Framework
11 5 (7.69%) ASP.NET
11 5 (7.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.08%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.38%) Linux
2 7 (10.77%) Unix
3 2 (3.08%) Windows
4 1 (1.54%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (36.92%) Microservices
3 21 (32.31%) Test Automation
4 19 (29.23%) TDD
5 17 (26.15%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (21.54%) DevOps
6 14 (21.54%) MVC
7 12 (18.46%) Kanban
8 11 (16.92%) Computer Science
9 10 (15.38%) Front End Development
9 10 (15.38%) Scrum
10 9 (13.85%) Software Engineering
11 8 (12.31%) BDD
11 8 (12.31%) Deployment Automation
11 8 (12.31%) Migration
11 8 (12.31%) Pair Programming
11 8 (12.31%) SDLC
12 7 (10.77%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (10.77%) Unit Testing
12 7 (10.77%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (47.69%) Java
2 20 (30.77%) SQL
3 19 (29.23%) JavaScript
4 14 (21.54%) Python
5 12 (18.46%) C#
6 10 (15.38%) Go
7 8 (12.31%) Java 8
8 7 (10.77%) ES6
8 7 (10.77%) PL/SQL
9 5 (7.69%) Scala
10 4 (6.15%) ANSI SQL
10 4 (6.15%) TypeScript
11 3 (4.62%) Bash Shell
11 3 (4.62%) Solidity
12 2 (3.08%) Kotlin
12 2 (3.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Degree
2 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.08%) CCIE
4 2 (3.08%) CCNA
4 2 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.08%) Master's Degree
4 2 (3.08%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (1.54%) MCSE
5 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Docker
2 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) Ansible
2 1 (1.54%) Packer
2 1 (1.54%) Puppet
2 1 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.54%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
1 8 (12.31%) Oracle
2 5 (7.69%) Google
3 4 (6.15%) Informatica
3 4 (6.15%) MuleSoft
3 4 (6.15%) New Relic
3 4 (6.15%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (4.62%) Criteo
4 3 (4.62%) Facebook
5 2 (3.08%) Perforce
6 1 (1.54%) Ariba
6 1 (1.54%) Cisco
6 1 (1.54%) Concur
6 1 (1.54%) Dell
6 1 (1.54%) hybris
6 1 (1.54%) IBM
6 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.54%) SAP
6 1 (1.54%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.54%) Sybase