The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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)
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 123 120
Rank change year-on-year -15 -3  
Contract jobs citing SOA 394 437 452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.90% 2.01% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 2.36% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 310 282
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -11.11% +10.83%  

SOA is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 17963 18514 19265
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.65% 85.29% 82.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12871 13532 13649
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 162 262
Median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -2.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £44.00 £55.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing SOA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in London

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOA in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in London

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in London over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in London

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in London

SOA
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +5 58 £529 +11.31% 27
Croydon +1 9 £513 -
Canary Wharf +2 6 £650 -10.34%
Docklands, London 0 3 £490 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £850 -
Brentford - 2 £385 - 1
Westminster - 1 - -
Greenwich - 1 £410 -
Wimbledon - 1 £550 -
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for SOA.

1 442 (58.23%) Agile Software Development
2 351 (46.25%) Java
3 254 (33.47%) TDD
4 241 (31.75%) Web Services
5 238 (31.36%) JavaScript
6 194 (25.56%) Scrum
7 185 (24.37%) Finance
8 175 (23.06%) Microservices
9 173 (22.79%) Oracle
10 171 (22.53%) .NET
11 167 (22.00%) HTML
12 161 (21.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 161 (21.21%) Git (software)
13 155 (20.42%) SQL
14 154 (20.29%) CSS
14 154 (20.29%) Continuous Integration
15 148 (19.50%) BDD
16 147 (19.37%) Spring
17 141 (18.58%) RESTful
18 139 (18.31%) Amazon AWS
19 138 (18.18%) AngularJS
19 138 (18.18%) XML
20 136 (17.92%) MVC
20 136 (17.92%) REST
21 130 (17.13%) Jenkins
22 127 (16.73%) OO
23 122 (16.07%) C#
24 115 (15.15%) SOAP
25 110 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
26 105 (13.83%) SQL Server

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 161 (21.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 55 (7.25%) JBoss
3 54 (7.11%) Confluence
4 46 (6.06%) WebSphere
5 41 (5.40%) WebLogic
6 38 (5.01%) Tomcat
7 36 (4.74%) Apache
8 21 (2.77%) Mule
9 18 (2.37%) Cloud Foundry
9 18 (2.37%) OpenStack
10 17 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
10 17 (2.24%) CMS
11 16 (2.11%) Oracle Service Bus
12 15 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
13 13 (1.71%) Oracle Workflow
14 11 (1.45%) nginx
15 9 (1.19%) Apache Solr
16 7 (0.92%) Oracle Coherence
17 6 (0.79%) Apache Spark
17 6 (0.79%) GlassFish
Applications
1 7 (0.92%) OmniGraffle
2 6 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 18 (2.37%) Payment Gateway
3 17 (2.24%) Oracle EBS
4 12 (1.58%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (1.32%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 8 (1.05%) Oracle BPM
7 7 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.79%) ION MarketView
8 6 (0.79%) SAP Hybris
9 4 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
11 1 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle FAH
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle HRMS
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 139 (18.31%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (9.49%) PaaS
4 34 (4.48%) IaaS
5 26 (3.43%) SaaS
6 22 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (2.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 11 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (1.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 10 (1.32%) Amazon S3
9 10 (1.32%) Oracle CX
9 10 (1.32%) Oracle Service Cloud
10 9 (1.19%) IBM Cloud
11 8 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 8 (1.05%) Bluemix
11 8 (1.05%) GitHub
12 7 (0.92%) Office 365
12 7 (0.92%) SuccessFactors
13 6 (0.79%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.82%) Firewall
1 29 (3.82%) Internet
2 28 (3.69%) HTTP
3 25 (3.29%) VPN
4 23 (3.03%) Network Security
4 23 (3.03%) SSL
5 19 (2.50%) TCP/IP
6 16 (2.11%) SNMP
7 14 (1.84%) BGP
7 14 (1.84%) ICMP
7 14 (1.84%) MPLS
8 13 (1.71%) LDAP
8 13 (1.71%) VLAN
8 13 (1.71%) WAN
9 12 (1.58%) FTP
9 12 (1.58%) IPsec
9 12 (1.58%) IPv4
9 12 (1.58%) IPv6
9 12 (1.58%) OSPF
10 11 (1.45%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 80 (10.54%) MongoDB
3 73 (9.62%) NoSQL
4 69 (9.09%) Relational Database
5 53 (6.98%) MySQL
6 38 (5.01%) Big Data
7 34 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
7 34 (4.48%) RDBMS
8 28 (3.69%) Oracle Database
9 20 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
10 19 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (2.50%) Endeca
11 16 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
11 16 (2.11%) Oracle ODI
12 14 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (1.71%) DB2
13 13 (1.71%) MariaDB
14 12 (1.58%) QlikView
15 11 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 161 (21.21%) Git (software)
2 130 (17.13%) Jenkins
3 85 (11.20%) JIRA
4 62 (8.17%) Maven
5 57 (7.51%) Subversion
6 56 (7.38%) Selenium
7 50 (6.59%) JUnit
8 41 (5.40%) Cucumber
9 38 (5.01%) Grunt
10 37 (4.87%) gulp
11 34 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
12 27 (3.56%) Mockito
13 24 (3.16%) Bitbucket
13 24 (3.16%) WebDriver
14 23 (3.03%) Eclipse
15 22 (2.90%) IntelliJ
16 19 (2.50%) Ant
16 19 (2.50%) Gradle
16 19 (2.50%) Hudson
17 18 (2.37%) Spock
General
1 185 (24.37%) Finance
2 100 (13.18%) Banking
3 52 (6.85%) Retail
4 37 (4.87%) Telecoms
5 34 (4.48%) Marketing
6 25 (3.29%) Investment Banking
7 23 (3.03%) Manufacturing
8 22 (2.90%) Electronics
8 22 (2.90%) Front Office
9 12 (1.58%) Legal
9 12 (1.58%) Military
10 11 (1.45%) Back Office
11 10 (1.32%) Games
12 9 (1.19%) Advertising
13 7 (0.92%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.79%) Law
15 4 (0.53%) Publishing
15 4 (0.53%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.40%) Online Betting
16 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 376 (49.54%) Developer
2 234 (30.83%) Architect
3 117 (15.42%) Java Developer
4 81 (10.67%) .NET Developer
5 71 (9.35%) Solutions Architect
6 58 (7.64%) C# Developer
7 53 (6.98%) Senior Developer
8 47 (6.19%) Cloud Architect
9 45 (5.93%) Full Stack Developer
10 44 (5.80%) C# .NET Developer
11 33 (4.35%) Technical Architect
12 30 (3.95%) Analyst
13 27 (3.56%) Java Architect
14 23 (3.03%) Agile Developer
14 23 (3.03%) Oracle Developer
15 22 (2.90%) Angular Developer
15 22 (2.90%) Business Analyst
15 22 (2.90%) Lead Developer
15 22 (2.90%) SOA Developer
16 21 (2.77%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (31.75%) Web Services
2 171 (22.53%) .NET
3 167 (22.00%) HTML
4 154 (20.29%) CSS
5 147 (19.37%) Spring
6 141 (18.58%) RESTful
7 138 (18.18%) AngularJS
7 138 (18.18%) XML
8 136 (17.92%) REST
9 115 (15.15%) SOAP
10 103 (13.57%) J2EE
11 96 (12.65%) HTML5
12 91 (11.99%) JSON
13 89 (11.73%) Middleware
14 72 (9.49%) React
15 70 (9.22%) jQuery
16 69 (9.09%) Node.js
17 66 (8.70%) Hibernate
18 53 (6.98%) CSS3
18 53 (6.98%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 65 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (8.30%) Enterprise Software
3 55 (7.25%) Greenfield Project
4 42 (5.53%) Computer Science
5 39 (5.14%) Data Centre
6 36 (4.74%) User Experience
7 34 (4.48%) Private Cloud
8 22 (2.90%) Mobile App
9 20 (2.64%) Cloud Native
10 19 (2.50%) iPad
11 18 (2.37%) Social Media
12 16 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
12 16 (2.11%) Management Information System
13 15 (1.98%) Equities
14 14 (1.84%) Fixed Income
15 13 (1.71%) DataPower
15 13 (1.71%) Video on Demand
16 12 (1.58%) Fintech
17 11 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 10 (1.32%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 85 (11.20%) Linux
2 53 (6.98%) Windows
3 48 (6.32%) Unix
4 22 (2.90%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.84%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.05%) Android
6 8 (1.05%) CentOS
7 6 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.66%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.53%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.26%) Solaris
10 2 (0.26%) VMS
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 442 (58.23%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (33.47%) TDD
3 194 (25.56%) Scrum
4 175 (23.06%) Microservices
5 154 (20.29%) Continuous Integration
6 148 (19.50%) BDD
7 136 (17.92%) MVC
8 127 (16.73%) OO
9 94 (12.38%) Kanban
10 91 (11.99%) DevOps
11 90 (11.86%) Test Automation
12 78 (10.28%) Open Source
13 76 (10.01%) Enterprise Architecture
14 71 (9.35%) TOGAF
15 67 (8.83%) SOLID
16 66 (8.70%) E-Commerce
16 66 (8.70%) SDLC
17 65 (8.56%) Data Modelling
18 58 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
19 55 (7.25%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 351 (46.25%) Java
2 238 (31.36%) JavaScript
3 155 (20.42%) SQL
4 122 (16.07%) C#
5 40 (5.27%) Ruby
6 38 (5.01%) Scala
7 33 (4.35%) Python
8 30 (3.95%) Groovy
9 27 (3.56%) PL/SQL
10 25 (3.29%) XPath
11 21 (2.77%) Perl
12 19 (2.50%) PHP
13 18 (2.37%) TypeScript
14 15 (1.98%) Apex Code
14 15 (1.98%) C++
14 15 (1.98%) T-SQL
15 14 (1.84%) Go
15 14 (1.84%) SOQL
16 13 (1.71%) C
17 8 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 66 (8.70%) Degree
2 41 (5.40%) Security Cleared
3 37 (4.87%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (2.11%) Master's Degree
5 12 (1.58%) CCIE
5 12 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (1.58%) JNCIE
6 9 (1.19%) OCPJP
7 7 (0.92%) ISEB
7 7 (0.92%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.79%) CISSP
9 5 (0.66%) CISA
9 5 (0.66%) CISM
9 5 (0.66%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.53%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.53%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.40%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (7.38%) QA
2 8 (1.05%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.92%) FedRAMP
4 5 (0.66%) SEPA
5 4 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.53%) ISO 20022
5 4 (0.53%) SLA
6 2 (0.26%) HL7
7 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 49 (6.46%) Docker
2 12 (1.58%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (0.92%) vCloud
5 6 (0.79%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.40%) HDFS
7 2 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 36 (4.74%) Ansible
2 23 (3.03%) Puppet
3 17 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (1.84%) Kibana
5 13 (1.71%) Kubernetes
6 11 (1.45%) MOM
7 9 (1.19%) Terraform
8 8 (1.05%) logstash
9 7 (0.92%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 5 (0.66%) Mesos
11 4 (0.53%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.53%) Grafana
11 4 (0.53%) StatsD
12 3 (0.40%) OpenIDM
13 2 (0.26%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
13 2 (0.26%) Nagios
13 2 (0.26%) vCenter Server
14 1 (0.13%) Marathon
14 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 173 (22.79%) Oracle
2 68 (8.96%) Microsoft
3 52 (6.85%) IBM
4 48 (6.32%) SAP
5 36 (4.74%) Salesforce.com
6 25 (3.29%) Cisco
7 22 (2.90%) New Relic
7 22 (2.90%) ServiceNow
8 21 (2.77%) ATG
9 17 (2.24%) Informatica
10 15 (1.98%) Adobe
10 15 (1.98%) Atlassian
11 13 (1.71%) Red Hat
12 12 (1.58%) MuleSoft
12 12 (1.58%) Pega
12 12 (1.58%) Sybase
12 12 (1.58%) WSO2
13 10 (1.32%) Apigee
13 10 (1.32%) Splunk
13 10 (1.32%) VMware
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