Period
to 24 September 2018

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 6 months to 24 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)
England > London
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 146 127
Rank change year-on-year -8 -19 0
Contract jobs citing SOA 845 822 906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.86% 1.88% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 2.14% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 581 639
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -3.06%
10th Percentile £416 £375 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £658
England median daily rate £520 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
London median hourly rate - - £43.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -9.09% +8.37%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 39,855 38,372 38,749
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.56% 87.76% 87.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,865 27,657 28,000
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £660 £638
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 483 370 377
London median hourly rate £22.50 £23.13 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +10.12% +5.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.69 £52.05 £55.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.14 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.25% +1.34% +4.99%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 24 September 2018.

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 6 months to 24 September 2018. 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
Central London -17 156 £525 - 61
West London +3 41 £488 +2.63% 26
South London -40 15 £523 -5.00% 7
East London -29 9 £513 +8.93% 4
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region with a requirement for SOA.

1 393 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
2 316 (37.40%) Java
3 311 (36.80%) TDD
4 288 (34.08%) .NET
5 275 (32.54%) Microservices
6 240 (28.40%) Finance
7 229 (27.10%) Microsoft Azure
8 214 (25.33%) REST
9 208 (24.62%) C#
10 192 (22.72%) JavaScript
11 185 (21.89%) SQL
12 175 (20.71%) Web Services
13 171 (20.24%) SQL Server
14 156 (18.46%) Amazon AWS
15 154 (18.22%) BDD
16 148 (17.51%) Banking
17 143 (16.92%) Unit Testing
18 141 (16.69%) Git (software)
19 139 (16.45%) Oracle
20 138 (16.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
21 136 (16.09%) Scrum
22 134 (15.86%) RESTful
23 130 (15.38%) HTML
24 128 (15.15%) OO
25 127 (15.03%) Microsoft
26 115 (13.61%) DevOps
27 114 (13.49%) SOAP
28 113 (13.37%) XML
29 111 (13.14%) Spring
30 107 (12.66%) ASP.NET Web API

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
1 138 (16.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 57 (6.75%) NServiceBus
3 52 (6.15%) Elasticsearch
4 49 (5.80%) WebLogic
5 35 (4.14%) Confluence
6 30 (3.55%) Apache
7 28 (3.31%) Tomcat
8 21 (2.49%) Mule
8 21 (2.49%) WebSphere
9 19 (2.25%) JBoss
9 19 (2.25%) Mule ESB
10 18 (2.13%) nginx
11 17 (2.01%) Apache Spark
12 15 (1.78%) IIS
13 14 (1.66%) Jetty
13 14 (1.66%) WebLogic Portal
14 13 (1.54%) GlassFish
15 12 (1.42%) Liferay
15 12 (1.42%) SharePoint
16 11 (1.30%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.24%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 11 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.07%) Oracle Financials
3 8 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.83%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (0.83%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.59%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 5 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (0.59%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 5 (0.59%) Oracle TCA
5 5 (0.59%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.24%) Siebel CRM
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 229 (27.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 156 (18.46%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (6.27%) Serverless
4 45 (5.33%) Cloud Computing
5 30 (3.55%) AWS Lambda
6 27 (3.20%) PaaS
6 27 (3.20%) SaaS
7 23 (2.72%) IaaS
8 17 (2.01%) Azure Functions
9 13 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.71%) Force.com
11 6 (0.71%) iPaaS
11 6 (0.71%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 5 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.59%) GitHub
12 5 (0.59%) Office 365
12 5 (0.59%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.55%) SSL
2 29 (3.43%) Kerberos
3 19 (2.25%) HTTP
4 13 (1.54%) Network Security
5 12 (1.42%) Firewall
6 10 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
7 9 (1.07%) LAN
7 9 (1.07%) VPN
7 9 (1.07%) WAN
7 9 (1.07%) Wireless
7 9 (1.07%) WLAN
8 6 (0.71%) FTP
8 6 (0.71%) Internet
9 5 (0.59%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.47%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.47%) VLAN
11 3 (0.36%) OpenLDAP
11 3 (0.36%) Skype
12 2 (0.24%) AMQP
12 2 (0.24%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (20.24%) SQL Server
2 82 (9.70%) MongoDB
3 73 (8.64%) NoSQL
3 73 (8.64%) Relational Database
4 54 (6.39%) MySQL
5 45 (5.33%) PostgreSQL
6 37 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
8 26 (3.08%) Oracle Database
9 23 (2.72%) Big Data
9 23 (2.72%) SQL Server 2014
10 22 (2.60%) SQL Server 2016
11 20 (2.37%) Couchbase
11 20 (2.37%) RDBMS
12 18 (2.13%) Redis
13 15 (1.78%) Hadoop
14 14 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
14 14 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 13 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 141 (16.69%) Git (software)
2 101 (11.95%) Jenkins
3 61 (7.22%) JIRA
4 51 (6.04%) Selenium
5 49 (5.80%) Maven
6 34 (4.02%) Subversion
7 28 (3.31%) SoapUI
8 21 (2.49%) Bitbucket
8 21 (2.49%) Sonatype Nexus
9 20 (2.37%) Cucumber
9 20 (2.37%) Mocha
9 20 (2.37%) TeamCity
10 19 (2.25%) Gatling
11 18 (2.13%) JDeveloper
11 18 (2.13%) JUnit
11 18 (2.13%) NUnit
12 17 (2.01%) SonarQube
13 16 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (1.78%) SpecFlow
15 14 (1.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 240 (28.40%) Finance
2 148 (17.51%) Banking
3 76 (8.99%) Retail
4 40 (4.73%) Front Office
5 35 (4.14%) Investment Banking
6 19 (2.25%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.13%) Legal
8 13 (1.54%) Advertising
8 13 (1.54%) Financial Institution
9 11 (1.30%) Billing
9 11 (1.30%) Marketing
10 9 (1.07%) Electronics
10 9 (1.07%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.95%) Back Office
11 8 (0.95%) General Ledger
11 8 (0.95%) Law
12 7 (0.83%) Publishing
13 3 (0.36%) French Language
13 3 (0.36%) Music Industry
13 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 444 (52.54%) Developer
2 204 (24.14%) Architect
3 133 (15.74%) .NET Developer
4 105 (12.43%) C# Developer
5 104 (12.31%) Java Developer
6 82 (9.70%) Senior Developer
7 75 (8.88%) Solutions Architect
8 43 (5.09%) Technical Architect
9 42 (4.97%) C# .NET Developer
10 36 (4.26%) Integration Architect
10 36 (4.26%) React Developer
11 35 (4.14%) Azure Developer
12 30 (3.55%) JavaScript Developer
13 29 (3.43%) Consultant
14 28 (3.31%) Senior Java Developer
15 25 (2.96%) Senior .NET Developer
16 24 (2.84%) ASP.NET Developer
16 24 (2.84%) HTML Developer
16 24 (2.84%) Senior C# Developer
17 23 (2.72%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 288 (34.08%) .NET
2 214 (25.33%) REST
3 175 (20.71%) Web Services
4 134 (15.86%) RESTful
5 130 (15.38%) HTML
6 114 (13.49%) SOAP
7 113 (13.37%) XML
8 111 (13.14%) Spring
9 107 (12.66%) ASP.NET Web API
10 100 (11.83%) Node.js
11 89 (10.53%) JSON
12 85 (10.06%) React
13 80 (9.47%) HTML5
14 79 (9.35%) ASP.NET
14 79 (9.35%) J2EE
15 75 (8.88%) CSS
16 72 (8.52%) Middleware
17 69 (8.17%) RabbitMQ
18 58 (6.86%) SAML
19 55 (6.51%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 71 (8.40%) Greenfield Project
2 56 (6.63%) Fintech
3 28 (3.31%) PKI
4 26 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (2.60%) User Experience
6 21 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (2.37%) Management Information System
8 18 (2.13%) iPad
9 16 (1.89%) Cloud Native
9 16 (1.89%) Fixed Income
10 15 (1.78%) Taxonomies
11 14 (1.66%) Computer Science
12 13 (1.54%) Mobile App
13 12 (1.42%) Equities
14 11 (1.30%) Reinsurance
15 10 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 9 (1.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 9 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
17 7 (0.83%) N-Tier
17 7 (0.83%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 44 (5.21%) Linux
2 32 (3.79%) Windows
3 17 (2.01%) Unix
4 8 (0.95%) Android
5 6 (0.71%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.36%) CentOS
6 3 (0.36%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.24%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
2 311 (36.80%) TDD
3 275 (32.54%) Microservices
4 154 (18.22%) BDD
5 143 (16.92%) Unit Testing
6 136 (16.09%) Scrum
7 128 (15.15%) OO
8 115 (13.61%) DevOps
9 90 (10.65%) MVC
10 81 (9.59%) SOLID
11 77 (9.11%) Multithreading
12 71 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
12 71 (8.40%) Software Engineering
13 66 (7.81%) E-Commerce
14 61 (7.22%) Test Automation
15 56 (6.63%) Continuous Delivery
16 54 (6.39%) SDLC
17 50 (5.92%) Kanban
17 50 (5.92%) Problem-Solving
18 49 (5.80%) API Design
Programming Languages
1 316 (37.40%) Java
2 208 (24.62%) C#
3 192 (22.72%) JavaScript
4 185 (21.89%) SQL
5 70 (8.28%) Python
6 55 (6.51%) T-SQL
7 42 (4.97%) Go
8 31 (3.67%) Java 8
9 29 (3.43%) Scala
10 21 (2.49%) ES6
11 17 (2.01%) C++
12 16 (1.89%) XPath
13 14 (1.66%) C
13 14 (1.66%) Groovy
13 14 (1.66%) PowerShell
14 13 (1.54%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.30%) Ruby
16 10 (1.18%) Kotlin
16 10 (1.18%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.95%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (4.62%) Degree
2 25 (2.96%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.37%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.47%) CISM
5 4 (0.47%) CISSP
6 3 (0.36%) A+ Certification
6 3 (0.36%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.24%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.12%) CCIE
8 1 (0.12%) CCIE Security
8 1 (0.12%) CCSP
8 1 (0.12%) CISA
8 1 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.12%) MCSA
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.12%) OCP
8 1 (0.12%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.26%) QA
2 17 (2.01%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.42%) PSD2
4 9 (1.07%) FedRAMP
4 9 (1.07%) HIPAA
4 9 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.71%) PMO
6 5 (0.59%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.24%) GDPR
9 1 (0.12%) COBIT
9 1 (0.12%) IFRS
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 95 (11.24%) Docker
2 12 (1.42%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 40 (4.73%) Kubernetes
1 40 (4.73%) Single Sign-On
2 33 (3.91%) Ansible
3 25 (2.96%) CA Single Sign-On
4 17 (2.01%) Oracle Identity Management
4 17 (2.01%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 12 (1.42%) Terraform
6 11 (1.30%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
7 10 (1.18%) CASB
8 8 (0.95%) OpenSSO
8 8 (0.95%) Puppet
9 6 (0.71%) Kibana
10 5 (0.59%) CA Service Virtualization
10 5 (0.59%) Grafana
10 5 (0.59%) logstash
11 4 (0.47%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.36%) Consul
12 3 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.36%) SCCM
13 2 (0.24%) MOM
Vendors
1 139 (16.45%) Oracle
2 127 (15.03%) Microsoft
3 37 (4.38%) MuleSoft
4 33 (3.91%) IBM
5 29 (3.43%) Salesforce.com
6 26 (3.08%) Okta
7 24 (2.84%) SAP
8 18 (2.13%) Axway
8 18 (2.13%) CA
8 18 (2.13%) Tableau
9 17 (2.01%) TIBCO
10 13 (1.54%) Informatica
11 12 (1.42%) Apigee
11 12 (1.42%) ATG
12 11 (1.30%) BMC
12 11 (1.30%) ForgeRock
12 11 (1.30%) hybris
13 10 (1.18%) Google
13 10 (1.18%) Sitecore
14 9 (1.07%) ServiceNow