Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 138 132
Rank change year-on-year -25 -6 -17
Contract jobs citing SOA 809 765 822
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.75% 1.91% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 2.21% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 547 545
London median daily rate £513 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.13% -2.50% +5.82%
10th Percentile £406 £388 £363
90th Percentile £626 £650 £670
England median daily rate £503 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.79% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
London median hourly rate - £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.75% -
England median hourly rate - £55.00 £47.75
% change year-on-year - +15.18% +31.72%

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 40,310 34,609 38,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.27% 86.27% 85.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,127 24,879 27,309
London median daily rate £500 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £644
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 381 428
London median hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +19.05% +12.90%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.70 £53.75 £51.07
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.70% +10.71%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -11 186 £525 - 40
West London +24 67 £486 +3.46% 32
South London -33 34 £450 -12.20% 3
East London -30 7 £513 +7.89% 10
North London - 2 - - 2
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 449 (55.50%) Agile Software Development
2 317 (39.18%) Java
3 260 (32.14%) TDD
4 252 (31.15%) .NET
5 235 (29.05%) Web Services
6 233 (28.80%) Finance
7 204 (25.22%) RESTful
8 193 (23.86%) Microservices
9 182 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
10 167 (20.64%) C#
11 157 (19.41%) REST
12 156 (19.28%) JavaScript
13 153 (18.91%) XML
14 144 (17.80%) SQL
15 138 (17.06%) SOAP
16 131 (16.19%) OO
16 131 (16.19%) Oracle
17 130 (16.07%) BDD
18 129 (15.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 127 (15.70%) HTML
19 127 (15.70%) Banking
20 125 (15.45%) SQL Server
21 124 (15.33%) Git (software)
22 114 (14.09%) Scrum
23 110 (13.60%) React
24 109 (13.47%) DevOps
25 106 (13.10%) Spring
26 105 (12.98%) Amazon AWS
27 102 (12.61%) MVC
28 96 (11.87%) Degree

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
1 129 (15.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 55 (6.80%) Confluence
3 50 (6.18%) WebSphere
4 49 (6.06%) Elasticsearch
5 33 (4.08%) JBoss
6 31 (3.83%) Mule
7 29 (3.58%) Mule ESB
8 25 (3.09%) WebLogic
9 20 (2.47%) CMS
9 20 (2.47%) NServiceBus
9 20 (2.47%) Tomcat
10 18 (2.22%) OpenStack
11 14 (1.73%) Apache Solr
11 14 (1.73%) SharePoint
12 13 (1.61%) IIS
12 13 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
12 13 (1.61%) WebLogic Portal
13 11 (1.36%) Apache
13 11 (1.36%) Oracle Service Bus
14 9 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 17 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.61%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 7 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.87%) OmniGraffle
4 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.25%) CATIA
6 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.12%) HipChat
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 20 (2.47%) Payment Gateway
2 18 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (1.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.74%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.49%) Oracle TCA
8 3 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.25%) Actimize
9 2 (0.25%) DELMIA
9 2 (0.25%) ENOVIA
9 2 (0.25%) Magento
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle BRM
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
10 1 (0.12%) Radian6
10 1 (0.12%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 182 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 105 (12.98%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (4.20%) Cloud Computing
3 34 (4.20%) SaaS
4 32 (3.96%) Serverless
5 27 (3.34%) IaaS
6 24 (2.97%) OpenShift
6 24 (2.97%) PaaS
7 18 (2.22%) npm
8 14 (1.73%) Algolia
9 11 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (1.24%) Heroku
11 9 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.99%) Force.com
12 8 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.74%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 5 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (0.62%) Boomi
14 5 (0.62%) GitHub
15 4 (0.49%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.97%) HTTP
2 21 (2.60%) SSL
3 15 (1.85%) FTP
4 9 (1.11%) DNS
4 9 (1.11%) SMTP
5 7 (0.87%) Firewall
6 6 (0.74%) Internet
7 5 (0.62%) SAN
8 4 (0.49%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.49%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.49%) VLAN
9 3 (0.37%) OpenLDAP
9 3 (0.37%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (0.37%) SMS
9 3 (0.37%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.37%) X.509
10 2 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.25%) Network Security
11 1 (0.12%) CTI
11 1 (0.12%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (15.45%) SQL Server
2 59 (7.29%) Relational Database
3 52 (6.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 51 (6.30%) SQL Server 2014
4 51 (6.30%) SQL Server 2016
5 46 (5.69%) NoSQL
6 45 (5.56%) MongoDB
7 40 (4.94%) MySQL
7 40 (4.94%) Oracle Database
8 32 (3.96%) Endeca
9 28 (3.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 25 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
11 22 (2.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 21 (2.60%) RDBMS
12 21 (2.60%) Redis
13 19 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
14 18 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 17 (2.10%) DB2
16 16 (1.98%) Power BI
17 15 (1.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 124 (15.33%) Git (software)
2 89 (11.00%) Jenkins
3 81 (10.01%) JIRA
4 56 (6.92%) JUnit
5 49 (6.06%) Selenium
6 44 (5.44%) Maven
7 38 (4.70%) Cucumber
8 36 (4.45%) Subversion
9 32 (3.96%) Mockito
10 29 (3.58%) Gradle
11 20 (2.47%) Spock
12 19 (2.35%) Bitbucket
12 19 (2.35%) Grunt
12 19 (2.35%) gulp
12 19 (2.35%) Mercurial
13 17 (2.10%) SoapUI
14 14 (1.73%) Visual Studio
15 13 (1.61%) TeamCity
15 13 (1.61%) webpack
16 11 (1.36%) SonarQube
General
1 233 (28.80%) Finance
2 127 (15.70%) Banking
3 51 (6.30%) Retail
4 29 (3.58%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.60%) Marketing
6 16 (1.98%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.73%) Games
8 11 (1.36%) Advertising
9 8 (0.99%) Legal
10 7 (0.87%) Billing
10 7 (0.87%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.74%) Electronics
11 6 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.74%) Publishing
12 5 (0.62%) Law
12 5 (0.62%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.37%) Automotive
13 3 (0.37%) Back Office
13 3 (0.37%) Front Office
14 2 (0.25%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 423 (52.29%) Developer
2 212 (26.21%) Architect
3 116 (14.34%) .NET Developer
4 93 (11.50%) C# Developer
5 81 (10.01%) Java Developer
6 70 (8.65%) Solutions Architect
7 50 (6.18%) Senior Developer
8 46 (5.69%) Technical Architect
8 46 (5.69%) WPF Developer
9 41 (5.07%) C# .NET Developer
10 35 (4.33%) C# WPF Developer
11 33 (4.08%) Integration Architect
12 31 (3.83%) Digital Architect
13 29 (3.58%) MuleSoft Developer
14 27 (3.34%) Consultant
14 27 (3.34%) Oracle Developer
15 26 (3.21%) Lead Architect
15 26 (3.21%) React Developer
16 24 (2.97%) SOA Developer
17 22 (2.72%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (31.15%) .NET
2 235 (29.05%) Web Services
3 204 (25.22%) RESTful
4 157 (19.41%) REST
5 153 (18.91%) XML
6 138 (17.06%) SOAP
7 127 (15.70%) HTML
8 110 (13.60%) React
9 106 (13.10%) Spring
10 94 (11.62%) AngularJS
11 92 (11.37%) JSON
12 91 (11.25%) ASP.NET Web API
13 90 (11.12%) ASP.NET
14 87 (10.75%) HTML5
15 81 (10.01%) CSS
15 81 (10.01%) J2EE
16 61 (7.54%) WPF
17 59 (7.29%) WCF
18 56 (6.92%) Node.js
19 46 (5.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 72 (8.90%) Enterprise Software
2 56 (6.92%) Greenfield Project
3 34 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (4.20%) Computer Science
3 34 (4.20%) Mobile App
4 29 (3.58%) iPad
5 23 (2.84%) Algorithms
5 23 (2.84%) User Experience
6 22 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (2.60%) Social Media
8 18 (2.22%) PKI
9 14 (1.73%) Fintech
10 13 (1.61%) DataPower
10 13 (1.61%) Video on Demand
11 12 (1.48%) Video\Live Streaming
12 11 (1.36%) Market Risk
13 10 (1.24%) Management Information System
14 8 (0.99%) Data Centre
14 8 (0.99%) Online Games
14 8 (0.99%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 61 (7.54%) Linux
2 35 (4.33%) Unix
3 21 (2.60%) Windows
4 13 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (1.24%) Windows Server
6 8 (0.99%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.62%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.49%) Android
9 3 (0.37%) CentOS
10 1 (0.12%) Debian
10 1 (0.12%) Solaris
10 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 449 (55.50%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (32.14%) TDD
3 193 (23.86%) Microservices
4 131 (16.19%) OO
5 130 (16.07%) BDD
6 114 (14.09%) Scrum
7 109 (13.47%) DevOps
8 102 (12.61%) MVC
9 90 (11.12%) E-Commerce
10 79 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
11 75 (9.27%) SOLID
12 72 (8.90%) Multithreading
13 70 (8.65%) TOGAF
14 60 (7.42%) Problem-Solving
14 60 (7.42%) Unit Testing
15 58 (7.17%) Waterfall
16 56 (6.92%) MVVM
17 54 (6.67%) Open Source
18 53 (6.55%) SDLC
19 51 (6.30%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 317 (39.18%) Java
2 167 (20.64%) C#
3 156 (19.28%) JavaScript
4 144 (17.80%) SQL
5 56 (6.92%) Python
6 34 (4.20%) XPath
7 30 (3.71%) T-SQL
8 25 (3.09%) C++
9 22 (2.72%) Scala
10 20 (2.47%) PL/SQL
11 15 (1.85%) Java 8
11 15 (1.85%) VBA
12 11 (1.36%) Go
12 11 (1.36%) PHP
12 11 (1.36%) Ruby
13 9 (1.11%) C
14 8 (0.99%) Perl
14 8 (0.99%) R
15 7 (0.87%) PowerShell
16 6 (0.74%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 96 (11.87%) Degree
2 28 (3.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (1.98%) Security Cleared
4 12 (1.48%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.11%) TOGAF Certification
6 5 (0.62%) CISSP
7 3 (0.37%) OCPJP
7 3 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.25%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.25%) MBA
8 2 (0.25%) OCP
9 1 (0.12%) CISA
9 1 (0.12%) CISM
9 1 (0.12%) CRISC
9 1 (0.12%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.12%) MCP
9 1 (0.12%) MCSD
9 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (6.30%) QA
2 23 (2.84%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.37%) GCP
4 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.25%) GDPR
5 2 (0.25%) ISO 20022
5 2 (0.25%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.25%) PMO
5 2 (0.25%) SLA
6 1 (0.12%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.12%) HL7
6 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 75 (9.27%) Docker
2 5 (0.62%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (0.49%) Varnish
3 4 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.37%) etcd
Systems Management
1 47 (5.81%) Ansible
2 37 (4.57%) Single Sign-On
3 31 (3.83%) Puppet
4 28 (3.46%) Kubernetes
5 20 (2.47%) CA Single Sign-On
6 17 (2.10%) Terraform
7 14 (1.73%) OpenSSO
8 13 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.99%) Grafana
9 8 (0.99%) StatsD
10 6 (0.74%) ZABBIX
11 5 (0.62%) CA Service Virtualization
11 5 (0.62%) MOM
12 3 (0.37%) Ambari
12 3 (0.37%) CASB
12 3 (0.37%) Consul
12 3 (0.37%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.37%) Mesos
12 3 (0.37%) Packer
12 3 (0.37%) Rancher
Vendors
1 131 (16.19%) Oracle
2 69 (8.53%) Microsoft
3 52 (6.43%) IBM
4 49 (6.06%) MuleSoft
5 42 (5.19%) ATG
6 28 (3.46%) Red Hat
6 28 (3.46%) Salesforce.com
7 21 (2.60%) Informatica
7 21 (2.60%) SAP
8 18 (2.22%) Splunk
8 18 (2.22%) Tableau
9 17 (2.10%) Sybase
10 16 (1.98%) CA
11 14 (1.73%) Sitecore
12 13 (1.61%) BEA
13 12 (1.48%) Adobe
14 11 (1.36%) hybris
15 10 (1.24%) Apigee
15 10 (1.24%) Marketo
16 9 (1.11%) Cisco