Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 159 130
Rank change year-on-year 0 -29 +3
Contract jobs citing SOA 808 809 909
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.76% 1.73% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 1.96% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 581 632
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £416 £368 £325
90th Percentile £675 £638 £650
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
London median hourly rate - - £43.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -9.09% +3.53%

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 40,233 41,239 39,523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.57% 88.05% 87.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,022 29,928 28,327
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £303
90th Percentile £675 £669 £642
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 394 417
London median hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.80% +3.31% +8.90%
10th Percentile £13.13 £13.31 £12.21
90th Percentile £54.63 £51.40 £51.08
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.85
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.87% +3.84%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -44 129 £525 - 49
West London -8 34 £475 - 28
South London -30 12 £491 +12.23% 2
East London -28 7 £575 +22.21% 9
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 348 (43.07%) Agile Software Development
2 326 (40.35%) Java
3 287 (35.52%) TDD
4 264 (32.67%) Microservices
5 232 (28.71%) JavaScript
6 229 (28.34%) Finance
7 228 (28.22%) .NET
8 208 (25.74%) REST
9 196 (24.26%) Microsoft Azure
10 171 (21.16%) C#
11 162 (20.05%) Git (software)
12 158 (19.55%) Amazon AWS
13 157 (19.43%) SQL
14 154 (19.06%) HTML
15 153 (18.94%) BDD
16 147 (18.19%) Banking
17 146 (18.07%) Scrum
18 141 (17.45%) Oracle
19 140 (17.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 138 (17.08%) Web Services
21 133 (16.46%) Unit Testing
22 132 (16.34%) SQL Server
22 132 (16.34%) Node.js
23 123 (15.22%) OO
23 123 (15.22%) Spring
24 120 (14.85%) DevOps
25 114 (14.11%) Continuous Integration
26 112 (13.86%) Microsoft
27 110 (13.61%) XML
28 109 (13.49%) Docker

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
1 140 (17.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 45 (5.57%) WebLogic
3 42 (5.20%) Apache
3 42 (5.20%) Elasticsearch
4 36 (4.46%) NServiceBus
5 35 (4.33%) Confluence
6 27 (3.34%) Apache Spark
6 27 (3.34%) Tomcat
7 19 (2.35%) nginx
8 16 (1.98%) IIS
8 16 (1.98%) Mule
9 14 (1.73%) Cloud Foundry
9 14 (1.73%) WebSphere
10 13 (1.61%) Anypoint
10 13 (1.61%) Mule ESB
11 10 (1.24%) GlassFish
11 10 (1.24%) Jetty
12 9 (1.11%) JBoss
12 9 (1.11%) Liferay
13 7 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 17 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.25%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 12 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.24%) Oracle Financials
3 9 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.99%) Oracle General Ledger
5 6 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.62%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 5 (0.62%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 5 (0.62%) Oracle TCA
7 3 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.37%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.25%) Siebel CRM
9 1 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle FAH
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 196 (24.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 158 (19.55%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (6.93%) Serverless
4 39 (4.83%) AWS Lambda
5 36 (4.46%) SaaS
6 34 (4.21%) PaaS
7 32 (3.96%) Cloud Computing
7 32 (3.96%) IaaS
8 16 (1.98%) Apigee
9 15 (1.86%) Azure Functions
9 15 (1.86%) GitHub
9 15 (1.86%) Google Cloud Platform
10 14 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (0.87%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.74%) iPaaS
13 5 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.62%) Office 365
14 4 (0.50%) npm
15 3 (0.37%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.83%) SSL
2 32 (3.96%) Kerberos
3 18 (2.23%) Network Security
4 16 (1.98%) Firewall
5 13 (1.61%) HTTP
6 11 (1.36%) FTP
7 10 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
7 10 (1.24%) LAN
7 10 (1.24%) VPN
7 10 (1.24%) WAN
7 10 (1.24%) Wireless
7 10 (1.24%) WLAN
8 6 (0.74%) Internet
9 4 (0.50%) SMTP
10 3 (0.37%) AMQP
10 3 (0.37%) Skype
10 3 (0.37%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.25%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.25%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (16.34%) SQL Server
2 83 (10.27%) MongoDB
2 83 (10.27%) Relational Database
3 68 (8.42%) NoSQL
4 63 (7.80%) MySQL
5 54 (6.68%) PostgreSQL
6 48 (5.94%) Data Warehouse
7 33 (4.08%) Big Data
8 28 (3.47%) Couchbase
8 28 (3.47%) Oracle Database
9 27 (3.34%) RDBMS
10 26 (3.22%) SQL Server 2012
11 21 (2.60%) Redis
12 16 (1.98%) Impala
13 15 (1.86%) Hadoop
13 15 (1.86%) SQL Server 2014
13 15 (1.86%) SQL Server 2016
14 13 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
15 10 (1.24%) Data Lake
16 7 (0.87%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 162 (20.05%) Git (software)
2 102 (12.62%) Jenkins
3 70 (8.66%) Maven
4 63 (7.80%) JIRA
5 53 (6.56%) Selenium
6 48 (5.94%) Subversion
7 34 (4.21%) TeamCity
8 30 (3.71%) Mocha
9 27 (3.34%) Gatling
10 26 (3.22%) Bitbucket
11 25 (3.09%) Sonatype Nexus
12 23 (2.85%) SoapUI
13 22 (2.72%) SonarQube
14 20 (2.48%) JDeveloper
14 20 (2.48%) SpecFlow
15 19 (2.35%) Cucumber
16 17 (2.10%) Octopus Deploy
17 16 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
18 15 (1.86%) JUnit
18 15 (1.86%) NUnit
General
1 229 (28.34%) Finance
2 147 (18.19%) Banking
3 71 (8.79%) Retail
4 70 (8.66%) Front Office
5 49 (6.06%) Investment Banking
6 33 (4.08%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.10%) Financial Institution
7 17 (2.10%) Legal
8 13 (1.61%) Marketing
9 10 (1.24%) Electronics
9 10 (1.24%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.99%) Back Office
10 8 (0.99%) General Ledger
11 7 (0.87%) Advertising
11 7 (0.87%) Billing
11 7 (0.87%) Law
12 4 (0.50%) French Language
13 2 (0.25%) Danish Language
13 2 (0.25%) German Language
13 2 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 448 (55.45%) Developer
2 166 (20.54%) Architect
3 122 (15.10%) Java Developer
4 112 (13.86%) .NET Developer
5 91 (11.26%) Senior Developer
6 75 (9.28%) C# Developer
7 74 (9.16%) Solutions Architect
8 50 (6.19%) React Developer
9 36 (4.46%) C# .NET Developer
10 34 (4.21%) Azure Developer
10 34 (4.21%) Node.js Developer
11 33 (4.08%) Full Stack Developer
12 32 (3.96%) Integration Architect
13 31 (3.84%) Senior Java Developer
14 30 (3.71%) JavaScript Developer
15 28 (3.47%) Consultant
16 24 (2.97%) Software Engineer
17 22 (2.72%) ASP.NET Developer
17 22 (2.72%) HTML Developer
17 22 (2.72%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (28.22%) .NET
2 208 (25.74%) REST
3 154 (19.06%) HTML
4 138 (17.08%) Web Services
5 132 (16.34%) Node.js
6 123 (15.22%) Spring
7 110 (13.61%) XML
8 105 (13.00%) RESTful
9 104 (12.87%) CSS
10 97 (12.00%) HTML5
11 95 (11.76%) React
12 94 (11.63%) SOAP
13 84 (10.40%) JSON
14 81 (10.02%) ASP.NET Web API
15 71 (8.79%) AngularJS
16 70 (8.66%) Middleware
16 70 (8.66%) SAML
17 64 (7.92%) ASP.NET
18 56 (6.93%) RabbitMQ
19 55 (6.81%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 63 (7.80%) Greenfield Project
2 41 (5.07%) Fintech
3 34 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
4 26 (3.22%) PKI
5 25 (3.09%) Fixed Income
6 23 (2.85%) Cloud Native
6 23 (2.85%) iPad
7 22 (2.72%) Management Information System
8 19 (2.35%) User Experience
9 17 (2.10%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 12 (1.49%) Taxonomies
11 11 (1.36%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 9 (1.11%) Equities
14 8 (0.99%) Computer Science
14 8 (0.99%) N-Tier
14 8 (0.99%) Robotics
15 7 (0.87%) Video on Demand
16 6 (0.74%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 34 (4.21%) Linux
2 29 (3.59%) Windows
3 21 (2.60%) Unix
4 8 (0.99%) Android
5 6 (0.74%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.37%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.25%) CentOS
8 1 (0.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (43.07%) Agile Software Development
2 287 (35.52%) TDD
3 264 (32.67%) Microservices
4 153 (18.94%) BDD
5 146 (18.07%) Scrum
6 133 (16.46%) Unit Testing
7 123 (15.22%) OO
8 120 (14.85%) DevOps
9 114 (14.11%) Continuous Integration
10 86 (10.64%) SOLID
11 80 (9.90%) MVC
12 71 (8.79%) E-Commerce
13 67 (8.29%) Software Engineering
14 65 (8.04%) Continuous Delivery
15 55 (6.81%) Multithreading
16 51 (6.31%) Kanban
17 50 (6.19%) Test Automation
18 48 (5.94%) Data Modelling
19 47 (5.82%) SDLC
20 42 (5.20%) API Design
Programming Languages
1 326 (40.35%) Java
2 232 (28.71%) JavaScript
3 171 (21.16%) C#
4 157 (19.43%) SQL
5 81 (10.02%) Python
6 50 (6.19%) Go
7 41 (5.07%) T-SQL
8 36 (4.46%) ES6
8 36 (4.46%) Java 8
9 22 (2.72%) Scala
10 13 (1.61%) PL/SQL
11 11 (1.36%) Groovy
11 11 (1.36%) XPath
12 10 (1.24%) C
12 10 (1.24%) C++
12 10 (1.24%) Ruby
13 9 (1.11%) PHP
13 9 (1.11%) TypeScript
14 7 (0.87%) PowerShell
15 6 (0.74%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 34 (4.21%) Degree
2 28 (3.47%) Security Cleared
3 24 (2.97%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.74%) CISM
4 6 (0.74%) CISSP
4 6 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (0.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 3 (0.37%) CCSP
5 3 (0.37%) CISA
5 3 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.37%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.25%) CGEIT
6 2 (0.25%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
6 2 (0.25%) ISSAP
7 1 (0.12%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.12%) CCIE Security
7 1 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.20%) QA
2 10 (1.24%) FedRAMP
2 10 (1.24%) HIPAA
2 10 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.99%) PSD2
5 5 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) GDPR
8 1 (0.12%) IFRS
8 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 109 (13.49%) Docker
2 13 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 55 (6.81%) Kubernetes
2 46 (5.69%) Single Sign-On
3 43 (5.32%) Ansible
4 25 (3.09%) CA Single Sign-On
5 18 (2.23%) Oracle Identity Management
5 18 (2.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 12 (1.49%) Terraform
7 11 (1.36%) CASB
8 9 (1.11%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
9 8 (0.99%) Puppet
10 4 (0.50%) CloudHub
11 3 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.37%) Mesos
11 3 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.37%) SCCM
11 3 (0.37%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.12%) Ambari
12 1 (0.12%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.12%) Oozie
12 1 (0.12%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 141 (17.45%) Oracle
2 112 (13.86%) Microsoft
3 37 (4.58%) MuleSoft
4 28 (3.47%) Okta
5 25 (3.09%) Axway
6 21 (2.60%) IBM
7 20 (2.48%) CA
7 20 (2.48%) SAP
8 16 (1.98%) Google
9 14 (1.73%) TIBCO
10 13 (1.61%) BMC
10 13 (1.61%) ForgeRock
11 11 (1.36%) Tableau
12 10 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (1.24%) ServiceNow
13 8 (0.99%) Atlassian
14 7 (0.87%) Cloudera
14 7 (0.87%) hybris
14 7 (0.87%) Sybase
15 6 (0.74%) Xamarin