Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 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)
England > London
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 177 152 134
Rank change year-on-year -25 -18 +7
Contract jobs citing SOA 718 844 859
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.64% 1.83% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 2.08% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 625 621
London median daily rate £550 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £432 £364 £350
90th Percentile £688 £637 £638
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 £40.75 £40.00 £48.25
% change year-on-year +1.88% -17.10% +7.22%

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 38,671 40,521 36,477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.17% 87.87% 87.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,660 29,540 26,219
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 418 444
London median hourly rate £24.23 £22.01 £23.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.10% -7.02% +18.35%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.44 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.50 £48.75 £52.13
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.44 £24.00
% change year-on-year +0.27% -2.34% +4.35%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 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
Central London -34 137 £538 +2.38% 42
East London -25 14 £600 +41.18% 10
West London -33 11 £525 +10.53% 17
South London -19 10 £475 +3.26% 2
North London -7 2 - - 1
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 London region with a requirement for SOA.

1 331 (46.10%) Java
2 308 (42.90%) Agile Software Development
3 231 (32.17%) Microservices
4 228 (31.75%) TDD
5 222 (30.92%) JavaScript
6 210 (29.25%) Finance
7 163 (22.70%) REST
8 157 (21.87%) .NET
9 147 (20.47%) Microsoft Azure
10 141 (19.64%) Git (software)
11 140 (19.50%) Continuous Integration
12 135 (18.80%) SQL
13 133 (18.52%) HTML
14 131 (18.25%) C#
15 129 (17.97%) Scrum
15 129 (17.97%) Node.js
16 128 (17.83%) Amazon AWS
17 127 (17.69%) Banking
18 126 (17.55%) Web Services
19 122 (16.99%) Spring
20 120 (16.71%) DevOps
21 115 (16.02%) BDD
22 114 (15.88%) Oracle
23 113 (15.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
24 105 (14.62%) OO
25 104 (14.48%) SQL Server
26 102 (14.21%) Docker
27 101 (14.07%) Unit Testing
28 98 (13.65%) CSS
29 91 (12.67%) Front Office

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
1 113 (15.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 46 (6.41%) Apache Spark
3 39 (5.43%) Apache
4 28 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
5 27 (3.76%) Confluence
6 20 (2.79%) Mule
6 20 (2.79%) WebLogic
7 19 (2.65%) Anypoint
7 19 (2.65%) Mule ESB
7 19 (2.65%) Tomcat
8 14 (1.95%) IIS
9 12 (1.67%) nginx
9 12 (1.67%) NServiceBus
10 11 (1.53%) WebSphere
11 10 (1.39%) SharePoint
12 8 (1.11%) Oracle Coherence
12 8 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
13 7 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
13 7 (0.97%) GlassFish
13 7 (0.97%) Jetty
Applications
1 16 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.11%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.42%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle FAH
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 147 (20.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 128 (17.83%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (5.85%) Serverless
4 41 (5.71%) SaaS
5 35 (4.87%) AWS Lambda
6 33 (4.60%) PaaS
7 30 (4.18%) GitHub
8 29 (4.04%) IaaS
9 25 (3.48%) Google Cloud Platform
10 15 (2.09%) Azure Active Directory
11 14 (1.95%) Apigee
12 13 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (1.39%) Office 365
14 7 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
15 5 (0.70%) Azure Functions
15 5 (0.70%) Boomi
15 5 (0.70%) iPaaS
15 5 (0.70%) OpenShift
16 4 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.56%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.04%) SSL
2 20 (2.79%) Kerberos
3 16 (2.23%) Firewall
4 14 (1.95%) Network Security
5 12 (1.67%) HTTP
6 10 (1.39%) Intrusion Detection
6 10 (1.39%) LAN
6 10 (1.39%) VPN
6 10 (1.39%) WAN
6 10 (1.39%) Wireless
6 10 (1.39%) WLAN
7 9 (1.25%) FTP
8 5 (0.70%) DNS
9 4 (0.56%) Internet
9 4 (0.56%) SMTP
10 3 (0.42%) AMQP
10 3 (0.42%) Skype
10 3 (0.42%) X.509
11 2 (0.28%) IPsec
11 2 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (14.48%) SQL Server
2 78 (10.86%) NoSQL
3 77 (10.72%) Relational Database
4 73 (10.17%) MongoDB
5 55 (7.66%) MySQL
6 49 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
7 43 (5.99%) Data Warehouse
8 39 (5.43%) Big Data
9 28 (3.90%) Couchbase
10 25 (3.48%) SQL Server 2012
11 24 (3.34%) Oracle Database
12 23 (3.20%) RDBMS
13 18 (2.51%) Redis
14 17 (2.37%) Hadoop
15 16 (2.23%) Impala
16 15 (2.09%) Apache Cassandra
17 12 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
18 11 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
19 7 (0.97%) Data Lake
20 6 (0.84%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 141 (19.64%) Git (software)
2 87 (12.12%) Jenkins
3 73 (10.17%) Maven
4 54 (7.52%) Subversion
5 52 (7.24%) Selenium
6 49 (6.82%) JIRA
7 35 (4.87%) TeamCity
8 31 (4.32%) Mocha
9 27 (3.76%) Gatling
10 20 (2.79%) Sonatype Nexus
11 18 (2.51%) SoapUI
11 18 (2.51%) SpecFlow
12 16 (2.23%) Bitbucket
12 16 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (2.09%) SonarQube
14 14 (1.95%) Cucumber
14 14 (1.95%) Moq
15 13 (1.81%) JDeveloper
16 12 (1.67%) Gerrit
16 12 (1.67%) JUnit
General
1 210 (29.25%) Finance
2 127 (17.69%) Banking
3 91 (12.67%) Front Office
4 64 (8.91%) Retail
5 49 (6.82%) Investment Banking
6 37 (5.15%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.51%) Marketing
8 12 (1.67%) Electronics
8 12 (1.67%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.67%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.53%) Legal
10 8 (1.11%) Law
11 7 (0.97%) Back Office
12 5 (0.70%) French Language
12 5 (0.70%) Publishing
13 4 (0.56%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.42%) Advertising
15 2 (0.28%) Games
15 2 (0.28%) Local Government
15 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 388 (54.04%) Developer
2 151 (21.03%) Architect
3 129 (17.97%) Java Developer
4 89 (12.40%) .NET Developer
5 88 (12.26%) Senior Developer
6 67 (9.33%) Solutions Architect
7 55 (7.66%) C# Developer
8 49 (6.82%) React Developer
9 42 (5.85%) Azure Developer
10 36 (5.01%) Full Stack Developer
11 35 (4.87%) JavaScript Developer
12 32 (4.46%) C# .NET Developer
13 31 (4.32%) Node.js Developer
14 29 (4.04%) Integration Architect
15 27 (3.76%) DevOps Engineer
16 26 (3.62%) Senior Java Developer
16 26 (3.62%) Software Engineer
17 25 (3.48%) Consultant
18 23 (3.20%) HTML Developer
19 20 (2.79%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (22.70%) REST
2 157 (21.87%) .NET
3 133 (18.52%) HTML
4 129 (17.97%) Node.js
5 126 (17.55%) Web Services
6 122 (16.99%) Spring
7 98 (13.65%) CSS
8 91 (12.67%) React
9 89 (12.40%) RESTful
10 86 (11.98%) HTML5
11 83 (11.56%) XML
12 74 (10.31%) AngularJS
13 70 (9.75%) SOAP
14 62 (8.64%) JSON
15 61 (8.50%) ASP.NET Web API
16 60 (8.36%) SAML
17 56 (7.80%) Middleware
18 53 (7.38%) Express
19 48 (6.69%) WCF
20 46 (6.41%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 67 (9.33%) Greenfield Project
2 29 (4.04%) Fintech
3 27 (3.76%) Fixed Income
4 26 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
5 23 (3.20%) User Experience
6 21 (2.92%) iPad
7 20 (2.79%) Management Information System
8 18 (2.51%) PKI
9 16 (2.23%) Cloud Native
10 15 (2.09%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (1.81%) N-Tier
12 12 (1.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 12 (1.67%) Market Risk
13 10 (1.39%) Online Banking
14 9 (1.25%) Taxonomies
15 8 (1.11%) Equities
15 8 (1.11%) Robotics
16 7 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 7 (0.97%) Hedge funds
17 6 (0.84%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 30 (4.18%) Linux
2 26 (3.62%) Windows
3 12 (1.67%) Unix
4 3 (0.42%) Android
4 3 (0.42%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.42%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (42.90%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (32.17%) Microservices
3 228 (31.75%) TDD
4 140 (19.50%) Continuous Integration
5 129 (17.97%) Scrum
6 120 (16.71%) DevOps
7 115 (16.02%) BDD
8 105 (14.62%) OO
9 101 (14.07%) Unit Testing
10 70 (9.75%) MVC
11 67 (9.33%) SOLID
12 63 (8.77%) Software Engineering
13 62 (8.64%) E-Commerce
14 60 (8.36%) Test Automation
15 52 (7.24%) Data Modelling
16 48 (6.69%) Continuous Delivery
16 48 (6.69%) Kanban
17 40 (5.57%) Pair Programming
18 39 (5.43%) Deployment Automation
19 37 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 331 (46.10%) Java
2 222 (30.92%) JavaScript
3 135 (18.80%) SQL
4 131 (18.25%) C#
5 67 (9.33%) Python
6 42 (5.85%) Go
7 37 (5.15%) ES6
8 34 (4.74%) Java 8
9 23 (3.20%) T-SQL
10 18 (2.51%) Scala
11 17 (2.37%) TypeScript
12 14 (1.95%) XPath
13 12 (1.67%) Groovy
14 10 (1.39%) C
14 10 (1.39%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.97%) PHP
16 5 (0.70%) ClojureScript
16 5 (0.70%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.70%) Ruby
16 5 (0.70%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 29 (4.04%) Degree
2 22 (3.06%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.65%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.84%) CISM
5 6 (0.84%) CISSP
5 6 (0.84%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (0.42%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 3 (0.42%) CCSP
6 3 (0.42%) CFA
6 3 (0.42%) CISA
6 3 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.42%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.42%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.28%) CGEIT
7 2 (0.28%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 2 (0.28%) ISSAP
8 1 (0.14%) CCIE
8 1 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (7.66%) QA
2 10 (1.39%) FedRAMP
2 10 (1.39%) HIPAA
2 10 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (0.42%) PSD2
5 2 (0.28%) IFRS
5 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) GDPR
6 1 (0.14%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 102 (14.21%) Docker
2 14 (1.95%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 5 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.28%) HDFS
4 2 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 64 (8.91%) Kubernetes
2 40 (5.57%) Single Sign-On
3 38 (5.29%) Ansible
4 21 (2.92%) CA Single Sign-On
5 16 (2.23%) Terraform
6 12 (1.67%) CloudHub
7 11 (1.53%) CASB
7 11 (1.53%) Oracle Identity Management
7 11 (1.53%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 10 (1.39%) Puppet
9 9 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.70%) Mesos
11 4 (0.56%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
12 3 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.42%) Kibana
12 3 (0.42%) logstash
12 3 (0.42%) SCCM
13 2 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
14 1 (0.14%) Stealthwatch
14 1 (0.14%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 114 (15.88%) Oracle
2 85 (11.84%) Microsoft
3 38 (5.29%) MuleSoft
4 22 (3.06%) Google
5 21 (2.92%) Axway
5 21 (2.92%) Okta
6 20 (2.79%) CA
7 18 (2.51%) SAP
8 12 (1.67%) BMC
8 12 (1.67%) ForgeRock
8 12 (1.67%) IBM
8 12 (1.67%) TIBCO
9 9 (1.25%) DevExpress
9 9 (1.25%) RedGate
9 9 (1.25%) ServiceNow
10 8 (1.11%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.97%) Tableau
12 6 (0.84%) hybris
12 6 (0.84%) Murex
13 5 (0.70%) Dell