Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 224 166 154
Rank change year-on-year -58 -12 -23
Contract jobs citing SOA 417 833 836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.13% 1.80% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 2.05% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 633 595
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £413 £417 £364
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £67.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +92.86% -12.50% -11.11%

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 32,585 40,725 39,725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.05% 88.19% 88.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,395 29,405 28,734
London median daily rate £515 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £663
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 479 379
London median hourly rate £22.93 £21.25 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.91% -7.61% +9.52%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.30 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.15 £54.19 £50.25
England median hourly rate £24.04 £21.00 £24.87
% change year-on-year +14.49% -15.55% +10.51%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +19 104 £525 - 28
West London +10 21 £525 +7.69% 17
East London +20 7 £525 +2.44% 9
South London +31 5 £565 +8.65% 4
North London - 2 £563 - 2
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 234 (56.12%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (40.05%) Microservices
3 157 (37.65%) TDD
4 143 (34.29%) .NET
5 123 (29.50%) Java
6 122 (29.26%) C#
7 121 (29.02%) SQL
8 114 (27.34%) Azure
9 108 (25.90%) HTML
9 108 (25.90%) JavaScript
10 107 (25.66%) Finance
11 105 (25.18%) REST
12 100 (23.98%) DevOps
13 97 (23.26%) Web Services
14 90 (21.58%) Continuous Integration
15 89 (21.34%) Scrum
16 88 (21.10%) XML
17 87 (20.86%) SQL Server
18 85 (20.38%) CSS
19 81 (19.42%) AngularJS
20 73 (17.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 73 (17.51%) Oracle
21 68 (16.31%) Git (software)
22 65 (15.59%) AWS
23 64 (15.35%) Test Automation
23 64 (15.35%) ASP.NET Web API
24 63 (15.11%) Problem-Solving
25 59 (14.15%) Banking
26 58 (13.91%) JSON
27 57 (13.67%) SOLID

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 73 (17.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 18 (4.32%) Confluence
2 18 (4.32%) WebLogic
3 16 (3.84%) SharePoint
4 13 (3.12%) Apache
5 9 (2.16%) JBoss
5 9 (2.16%) Mattermost
6 7 (1.68%) Anypoint
7 6 (1.44%) Apache Spark
8 5 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 5 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.96%) Mule
9 4 (0.96%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.72%) CMS
11 2 (0.48%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.48%) JCAPS
11 2 (0.48%) Mule ESB
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 4 (0.96%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (4.32%) Oracle Receivables
2 16 (3.84%) Oracle ERP
3 15 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (3.60%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (3.36%) Oracle EBS R12
5 13 (3.12%) BusinessWorks
5 13 (3.12%) Oracle TCA
6 9 (2.16%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (2.16%) Dynamics NAV
7 8 (1.92%) Oracle BPM
8 6 (1.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 5 (1.20%) Oracle Assets
9 5 (1.20%) Oracle Cash Management
9 5 (1.20%) Oracle FAH
9 5 (1.20%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (1.20%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 5 (1.20%) Oracle iProcurement
9 5 (1.20%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.96%) SAP S/4HANA
11 3 (0.72%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 114 (27.34%) Azure
2 65 (15.59%) AWS
3 22 (5.28%) Serverless
4 21 (5.04%) Office 365
5 16 (3.84%) PaaS
5 16 (3.84%) Power Platform
6 14 (3.36%) AWS Lambda
6 14 (3.36%) GitHub
7 11 (2.64%) Dynamics 365
8 10 (2.40%) GCP
8 10 (2.40%) OpenShift
9 8 (1.92%) Azure Functions
9 8 (1.92%) SaaS
10 6 (1.44%) Amazon S3
10 6 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (1.44%) Azure Data Factory
10 6 (1.44%) CloudFront
11 5 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.80%) HTTP
2 4 (0.96%) Kerberos
3 3 (0.72%) Internet
3 3 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.48%) Firewall
4 2 (0.48%) Network Security
4 2 (0.48%) SMTP
4 2 (0.48%) SSL
5 1 (0.24%) AMQP
5 1 (0.24%) FIX Connectivity
5 1 (0.24%) FTP
5 1 (0.24%) MPLS
5 1 (0.24%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.24%) SAN
5 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.24%) VLAN
5 1 (0.24%) VPN
5 1 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (20.86%) SQL Server
2 37 (8.87%) Relational Database
3 33 (7.91%) NoSQL
4 28 (6.71%) MySQL
5 23 (5.52%) Big Data
6 22 (5.28%) Oracle Database
7 20 (4.80%) Oracle ODI
8 18 (4.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 16 (3.84%) Oracle Reports
9 16 (3.84%) Power BI
10 15 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (3.36%) Data Lake
12 12 (2.88%) MongoDB
13 11 (2.64%) Oracle Database 12c
14 10 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (2.16%) Azure SQL Database
16 8 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
17 7 (1.68%) Cosmos DB
17 7 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 6 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 68 (16.31%) Git (software)
2 37 (8.87%) Jenkins
3 25 (6.00%) JIRA
4 23 (5.52%) Visual Studio
5 15 (3.60%) Selenium
6 12 (2.88%) Bitbucket
6 12 (2.88%) Oracle Forms
6 12 (2.88%) TeamCity
7 9 (2.16%) Maven
8 8 (1.92%) IntelliJ
8 8 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (1.68%) Grunt
10 6 (1.44%) JUnit
10 6 (1.44%) NUnit
10 6 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (1.20%) CruiseControl
11 5 (1.20%) Eclipse
11 5 (1.20%) Mercurial
11 5 (1.20%) Mockito
11 5 (1.20%) Subversion
General
1 107 (25.66%) Finance
2 59 (14.15%) Banking
3 35 (8.39%) Retail
4 13 (3.12%) Billing
4 13 (3.12%) Financial Institution
5 11 (2.64%) Front Office
6 10 (2.40%) Marketing
7 7 (1.68%) Law
7 7 (1.68%) Public Sector
8 6 (1.44%) Publishing
9 5 (1.20%) Advertising
9 5 (1.20%) Games
10 4 (0.96%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.72%) Electronics
11 3 (0.72%) International Banking
11 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.48%) Legal
13 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 229 (54.92%) Developer
2 105 (25.18%) Architect
3 55 (13.19%) .NET Developer
4 42 (10.07%) Solutions Architect
5 39 (9.35%) React Developer
6 38 (9.11%) Full Stack Developer
7 33 (7.91%) Java Developer
7 33 (7.91%) Senior Developer
8 30 (7.19%) Consultant
9 25 (6.00%) C# Developer
10 24 (5.76%) Azure Developer
11 20 (4.80%) JavaScript Developer
12 18 (4.32%) Angular Developer
13 17 (4.08%) HTML Developer
13 17 (4.08%) Oracle Consultant
14 16 (3.84%) Lead Developer
15 15 (3.60%) ASP.NET Developer
15 15 (3.60%) C# .NET Developer
15 15 (3.60%) Web Developer
16 14 (3.36%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (34.29%) .NET
2 108 (25.90%) HTML
3 105 (25.18%) REST
4 97 (23.26%) Web Services
5 88 (21.10%) XML
6 85 (20.38%) CSS
7 81 (19.42%) AngularJS
8 64 (15.35%) ASP.NET Web API
9 58 (13.91%) JSON
10 56 (13.43%) React
11 55 (13.19%) SOAP
12 54 (12.95%) .NET Framework
13 53 (12.71%) RESTful
14 52 (12.47%) HTML5
15 50 (11.99%) ASP.NET
16 48 (11.51%) Spring
17 42 (10.07%) Entity Framework
18 35 (8.39%) .NET Core
19 31 (7.43%) Middleware
20 27 (6.47%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.80%) User Experience
3 19 (4.56%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (2.88%) N-Tier
5 10 (2.40%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.16%) Cloud Native
7 8 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.68%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.44%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.44%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.44%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.44%) Derivative
9 6 (1.44%) Equity Derivative
9 6 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.44%) NHS
10 5 (1.20%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.20%) PKI
10 5 (1.20%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.96%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 52 (12.47%) Linux
2 32 (7.67%) Unix
3 10 (2.40%) Windows
4 6 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.24%) Android
5 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.24%) CentOS
5 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (56.12%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (40.05%) Microservices
3 157 (37.65%) TDD
4 100 (23.98%) DevOps
5 90 (21.58%) Continuous Integration
6 89 (21.34%) Scrum
7 64 (15.35%) Test Automation
8 63 (15.11%) Problem-Solving
9 57 (13.67%) SOLID
10 52 (12.47%) BDD
11 50 (11.99%) MVC
11 50 (11.99%) Unit Testing
12 48 (11.51%) Kanban
13 42 (10.07%) OO
13 42 (10.07%) Software Engineering
14 39 (9.35%) Continuous Delivery
15 35 (8.39%) Data Modelling
16 34 (8.15%) Web Development
17 31 (7.43%) E-Commerce
18 30 (7.19%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 123 (29.50%) Java
2 122 (29.26%) C#
3 121 (29.02%) SQL
4 108 (25.90%) JavaScript
5 56 (13.43%) Python
6 42 (10.07%) TypeScript
7 38 (9.11%) PL/SQL
8 24 (5.76%) Scala
9 19 (4.56%) Go
10 16 (3.84%) Java 8
11 12 (2.88%) ES6
12 10 (2.40%) Bash Shell
12 10 (2.40%) Ruby
13 8 (1.92%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.68%) Groovy
15 6 (1.44%) T-SQL
16 5 (1.20%) Kotlin
16 5 (1.20%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.96%) PHP
17 4 (0.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (7.91%) Degree
1 33 (7.91%) Security Cleared
2 24 (5.76%) SC Cleared
3 7 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.68%) DV Cleared
4 4 (0.96%) Master's Degree
4 4 (0.96%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (0.48%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.24%) CCIE
6 1 (0.24%) CCNA
6 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.24%) CISMP
6 1 (0.24%) CISSP
6 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.24%) ISEB
6 1 (0.24%) MBA
6 1 (0.24%) MCSE
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.24%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.76%) QA
2 4 (0.96%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.96%) PSD2
3 3 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.48%) HL7
4 2 (0.48%) SLA
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.24%) TARGET2
System Software
1 29 (6.95%) Docker
2 5 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.24%) GridGain
4 1 (0.24%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.24%) OpenDJ
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (5.28%) Ansible
2 20 (4.80%) Kubernetes
3 12 (2.88%) Control-M
4 8 (1.92%) Terraform
5 4 (0.96%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 4 (0.96%) Puppet
6 3 (0.72%) CloudHub
6 3 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.48%) MOM
7 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.48%) Packer
8 1 (0.24%) Automic
8 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.24%) Nagios
8 1 (0.24%) Opsview
Vendors
1 73 (17.51%) Oracle
2 52 (12.47%) Microsoft
3 27 (6.47%) SAP
4 16 (3.84%) MuleSoft
5 15 (3.60%) TIBCO
6 14 (3.36%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (2.88%) BMC
8 11 (2.64%) Google
9 10 (2.40%) IBM
10 8 (1.92%) Cadence
10 8 (1.92%) Dell
10 8 (1.92%) Informatica
10 8 (1.92%) Sitecore
11 7 (1.68%) Cisco
11 7 (1.68%) Pega
12 6 (1.44%) Adobe
12 6 (1.44%) Optimizely
12 6 (1.44%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.44%) Tableau
12 6 (1.44%) VMware