Period
to 24 January 2021

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 January 2021 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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 186 269 180
Rank change year-on-year +83 -89 -22
Contract jobs citing SOA 241 268 728
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.36% 0.89% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.02% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 177 553
Median daily rate £525 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £425 £402 £438
90th Percentile £638 £700 £700
England median daily rate £525 £517 £525
% change year-on-year +1.55% -1.52% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £54.50 £53.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +2.83% +17.78% +9.76%

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 15,640 26,280 39,496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.40% 87.52% 88.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,207 19,119 28,632
Median daily rate £500 £513 £512
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +0.20% +2.30%
10th Percentile £325 £316 £325
90th Percentile £700 £694 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 305 392
Median hourly rate £32.00 £23.00 £22.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.13% +3.93% +0.59%
10th Percentile £17.00 £12.44 £12.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £53.56 £47.48
Median hourly rate £26.72 £20.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +30.34% -6.82% -

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SOA in London

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SOA in London.

Daily rate trend for SOA in London

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SOA in London over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SOA in London

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SOA in London.

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 January 2021. 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 +47 11 £538 -3.15% 21
West London +50 7 £455 +7.06% 6
South London +46 4 £543 -1.27%
East London +36 1 - - 1
North London +8 1 £625 +11.11%
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, 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.

1 100 (41.49%) Java
2 98 (40.66%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (37.34%) Web Services
4 81 (33.61%) Azure
5 77 (31.95%) Microservices
6 73 (30.29%) .NET
7 72 (29.88%) XML
8 70 (29.05%) Oracle
9 68 (28.22%) Finance
9 68 (28.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 66 (27.39%) SQL
11 64 (26.56%) JSON
12 57 (23.65%) JavaScript
12 57 (23.65%) TDD
13 53 (21.99%) C#
14 52 (21.58%) Middleware
14 52 (21.58%) REST
15 49 (20.33%) DevOps
15 49 (20.33%) SOAP
16 48 (19.92%) RESTful
17 40 (16.60%) Microsoft
18 39 (16.18%) OO
19 37 (15.35%) XSLT
20 36 (14.94%) Business Intelligence
20 36 (14.94%) Public Sector
21 34 (14.11%) Telecoms
21 34 (14.11%) React
22 33 (13.69%) AWS
23 31 (12.86%) Test Automation
23 31 (12.86%) 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 68 (28.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 23 (9.54%) Red Hat Fuse
3 19 (7.88%) WebLogic
4 18 (7.47%) Mule
5 14 (5.81%) Oracle Service Bus
6 13 (5.39%) Confluence
7 9 (3.73%) NServiceBus
7 9 (3.73%) SharePoint
8 8 (3.32%) CMS
9 7 (2.90%) IIS
9 7 (2.90%) JBoss
10 6 (2.49%) Apache
11 5 (2.07%) Appian
11 5 (2.07%) Camunda
11 5 (2.07%) MQSeries
11 5 (2.07%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.66%) Anypoint
12 4 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (1.66%) Mule ESB
12 4 (1.66%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 19 (7.88%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (3.73%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (3.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (2.90%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (2.07%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (1.66%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (1.24%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.83%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.83%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 1 (0.41%) Maximo
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 81 (33.61%) Azure
2 33 (13.69%) AWS
3 22 (9.13%) PaaS
4 18 (7.47%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (7.05%) Serverless
6 16 (6.64%) GitHub
6 16 (6.64%) Power Platform
7 14 (5.81%) Office 365
8 13 (5.39%) SaaS
9 12 (4.98%) PowerApps
10 10 (4.15%) Logic Apps
11 8 (3.32%) Power Automate
12 7 (2.90%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (2.07%) Azure Functions
13 5 (2.07%) Boomi
13 5 (2.07%) GCP
13 5 (2.07%) IaaS
13 5 (2.07%) Slack
14 4 (1.66%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.05%) HTTP
2 7 (2.90%) CTI
2 7 (2.90%) Softphone
3 4 (1.66%) Wireless
4 3 (1.24%) DNS
4 3 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.83%) Broadband
5 2 (0.83%) Extranet
5 2 (0.83%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.83%) Intranet
5 2 (0.83%) PBX
5 2 (0.83%) Skype
5 2 (0.83%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.83%) VPN
6 1 (0.41%) Firewall
6 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.41%) WebEx
6 1 (0.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.86%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.54%) Azure SQL Database
3 20 (8.30%) Oracle Database 12c
4 18 (7.47%) NoSQL
4 18 (7.47%) Oracle BI EE
5 17 (7.05%) Oracle Database
6 13 (5.39%) MySQL
6 13 (5.39%) Oracle ODI
6 13 (5.39%) Relational Database
7 8 (3.32%) Big Data
7 8 (3.32%) OLTP
8 7 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (2.49%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (2.07%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.66%) DTS
11 4 (1.66%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 21 (8.71%) Git (software)
2 16 (6.64%) Jenkins
3 15 (6.22%) JIRA
4 9 (3.73%) Maven
4 9 (3.73%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (2.07%) JUnit
5 5 (2.07%) Subversion
5 5 (2.07%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.66%) Gradle
6 4 (1.66%) Selenium
6 4 (1.66%) SonarQube
6 4 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.24%) GitLab
7 3 (1.24%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.83%) CF BOSH
8 2 (0.83%) Log4j
8 2 (0.83%) NUnit
8 2 (0.83%) TeamCity
General
1 68 (28.22%) Finance
2 36 (14.94%) Public Sector
3 34 (14.11%) Telecoms
4 27 (11.20%) Marketing
5 26 (10.79%) Electronics
5 26 (10.79%) Manufacturing
6 14 (5.81%) Banking
7 7 (2.90%) Multimedia
8 5 (2.07%) Retail
9 3 (1.24%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.83%) Publishing
10 2 (0.83%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.41%) French Language
Job Titles
1 108 (44.81%) Developer
2 62 (25.73%) Architect
3 37 (15.35%) Java Developer
4 31 (12.86%) Senior Developer
5 29 (12.03%) .NET Developer
5 29 (12.03%) Integration Developer
6 22 (9.13%) Senior Java Developer
7 18 (7.47%) DBA
7 18 (7.47%) Oracle DBA
8 17 (7.05%) Azure Developer
8 17 (7.05%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 17 (7.05%) Senior Integration Developer
9 16 (6.64%) Technical Architect
10 11 (4.56%) DevOps Engineer
11 10 (4.15%) ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (4.15%) Cloud Architect
11 10 (4.15%) Integration Architect
11 10 (4.15%) React Developer
12 9 (3.73%) .NET Architect
13 8 (3.32%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (37.34%) Web Services
2 73 (30.29%) .NET
3 72 (29.88%) XML
4 64 (26.56%) JSON
5 52 (21.58%) Middleware
5 52 (21.58%) REST
6 49 (20.33%) SOAP
7 48 (19.92%) RESTful
8 37 (15.35%) XSLT
9 34 (14.11%) React
10 31 (12.86%) .NET Core
11 30 (12.45%) ASP.NET Web API
12 27 (11.20%) CSS
13 24 (9.96%) HTML
14 23 (9.54%) ASP.NET
15 21 (8.71%) .NET Framework
15 21 (8.71%) jQuery
16 19 (7.88%) Apache Camel
17 18 (7.47%) AngularJS
18 17 (7.05%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.98%) N-Tier
3 11 (4.56%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (4.15%) Algorithms
5 8 (3.32%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.90%) Cloud Native
6 7 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.90%) IVR
6 7 (2.90%) Mainframe
6 7 (2.90%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.07%) Clustering
7 5 (2.07%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.07%) User Experience
8 4 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.66%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.24%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.24%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (0.83%) Media Streaming
10 2 (0.83%) Social Media
10 2 (0.83%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 28 (11.62%) Linux
2 14 (5.81%) Unix
3 8 (3.32%) Windows
4 7 (2.90%) Solaris
5 5 (2.07%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.83%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.41%) Tizen
7 1 (0.41%) webOS
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (40.66%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (31.95%) Microservices
3 57 (23.65%) TDD
4 49 (20.33%) DevOps
5 39 (16.18%) OO
6 36 (14.94%) Business Intelligence
7 31 (12.86%) Test Automation
8 29 (12.03%) Programme Management
9 27 (11.20%) Digital Marketing
9 27 (11.20%) Software Engineering
10 26 (10.79%) Scrum
11 24 (9.96%) SOLID
11 24 (9.96%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (9.54%) BDD
12 23 (9.54%) Event-Driven Architecture
12 23 (9.54%) SDLC
12 23 (9.54%) Unit Testing
13 21 (8.71%) Deployment Automation
14 20 (8.30%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (8.30%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 100 (41.49%) Java
2 66 (27.39%) SQL
3 57 (23.65%) JavaScript
4 53 (21.99%) C#
5 26 (10.79%) XPath
6 25 (10.37%) PowerShell
7 21 (8.71%) T-SQL
8 14 (5.81%) Python
9 12 (4.98%) PL/SQL
10 9 (3.73%) Kotlin
11 8 (3.32%) Scala
12 7 (2.90%) Shell Script
13 5 (2.07%) Bash Shell
13 5 (2.07%) Go
14 4 (1.66%) Java 8
14 4 (1.66%) VB.NET
15 3 (1.24%) C
15 3 (1.24%) C++
15 3 (1.24%) SOQL
15 3 (1.24%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (9.54%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.47%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.56%) Degree
4 8 (3.32%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.24%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (0.83%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.83%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.81%) QA
2 13 (5.39%) SLA
3 2 (0.83%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (5.81%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (3.32%) Docker
3 3 (1.24%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.83%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.41%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 21 (8.71%) Terraform
2 18 (7.47%) Kubernetes
3 7 (2.90%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (1.66%) CloudHub
5 3 (1.24%) Data Guard
5 3 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.24%) Puppet
6 2 (0.83%) Ansible
6 2 (0.83%) CASB
6 2 (0.83%) HP Fortify
6 2 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.41%) Control-M
7 1 (0.41%) Grafana
7 1 (0.41%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.41%) Kibana
7 1 (0.41%) logstash
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.41%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.41%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 70 (29.05%) Oracle
2 40 (16.60%) Microsoft
3 27 (11.20%) SAP
4 12 (4.98%) MuleSoft
5 10 (4.15%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (4.15%) WSO2
6 9 (3.73%) TIBCO
7 8 (3.32%) IBM
8 7 (2.90%) Google
9 6 (2.49%) Cognizant
9 6 (2.49%) ServiceNow
9 6 (2.49%) Talend
10 5 (2.07%) Dell
10 5 (2.07%) Splunk
10 5 (2.07%) webMethods
11 4 (1.66%) Nintex
11 4 (1.66%) Sun
12 2 (0.83%) AppDynamics
12 2 (0.83%) Informatica
12 2 (0.83%) Software AG