Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 232 215 155
Rank change year-on-year -17 -60 -15
Contract jobs citing SOA 200 516 838
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.08% 1.29% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.45% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 399 640
Median daily rate £525 £528 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.57% +3.02% +3.85%
10th Percentile £451 £415 £413
90th Percentile £740 £690 £625
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £53.00 £35.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year +51.43% -25.53% -1.05%

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 16,467 35,647 40,083
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.57% 89.00% 88.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,301 25,362 28,923
Median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £340 £325
90th Percentile £704 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 404 560
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +1.01% -1.00%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £55.50 £53.75 £50.05
Median hourly rate £28.75 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +15.00% +13.64% -12.00%

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 6 June 2020.

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 6 June 2020. 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 +14 24 £509 -2.16% 9
West London +53 6 £481 -8.33% 2
South London +39 6 £588 +6.82%
East London +28 1 £600 -
North London +15 1 £550 - 1
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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 98 (49.00%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (45.00%) Oracle
3 88 (44.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 68 (34.00%) .NET
5 64 (32.00%) Linux
6 61 (30.50%) Web Services
7 60 (30.00%) JavaScript
8 58 (29.00%) SQL
9 56 (28.00%) TDD
10 55 (27.50%) Java
11 54 (27.00%) Azure
12 49 (24.50%) SOAP
13 48 (24.00%) XML
14 47 (23.50%) Git (software)
15 46 (23.00%) REST
16 45 (22.50%) HTML
17 44 (22.00%) WebLogic
18 43 (21.50%) C#
19 42 (21.00%) Security Cleared
20 41 (20.50%) Finance
21 40 (20.00%) SQL Server
22 39 (19.50%) SC Cleared
23 38 (19.00%) DevOps
24 37 (18.50%) Microservices
24 37 (18.50%) Oracle Fusion
24 37 (18.50%) Unit Testing
25 36 (18.00%) JSON
25 36 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
25 36 (18.00%) SaaS
25 36 (18.00%) Oracle ODI

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 88 (44.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 44 (22.00%) WebLogic
3 19 (9.50%) Apache
3 19 (9.50%) Tomcat
4 18 (9.00%) Confluence
5 16 (8.00%) Red Hat Fuse
6 4 (2.00%) CMS
6 4 (2.00%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.50%) JBoss
7 3 (1.50%) Mule
7 3 (1.50%) Mule ESB
8 2 (1.00%) Anypoint
8 2 (1.00%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.00%) Drupal
8 2 (1.00%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.50%) IIS
9 1 (0.50%) JCAPS
9 1 (0.50%) nginx
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (1.50%) Chatbot
2 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 13 (6.50%) Oracle Applications
1 13 (6.50%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (2.00%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 4 (2.00%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (2.00%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 4 (2.00%) Oracle TCA
4 3 (1.50%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 54 (27.00%) Azure
2 36 (18.00%) SaaS
3 30 (15.00%) PaaS
4 28 (14.00%) AWS
5 7 (3.50%) IaaS
5 7 (3.50%) iPaaS
6 4 (2.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 4 (2.00%) Azure Stack
6 4 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.00%) GitHub
7 3 (1.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (1.50%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 3 (1.50%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (1.50%) Boomi
7 3 (1.50%) Logic Apps
7 3 (1.50%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.50%) Serverless
8 2 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.00%) GCP
8 2 (1.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.00%) VPN
2 13 (6.50%) DNS
3 12 (6.00%) DMZ
4 5 (2.50%) HTTP
4 5 (2.50%) Multicast
5 4 (2.00%) Firewall
6 2 (1.00%) Broadband
6 2 (1.00%) DHCP
6 2 (1.00%) FTP
6 2 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.00%) SSL
6 2 (1.00%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.50%) LAN
7 1 (0.50%) Network Security
7 1 (0.50%) SMTP
7 1 (0.50%) SSH
7 1 (0.50%) WAN
7 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 36 (18.00%) Oracle ODI
3 20 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 15 (7.50%) Oracle BI EE
4 15 (7.50%) Oracle Database 12c
5 11 (5.50%) Relational Database
6 10 (5.00%) NoSQL
7 8 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (3.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (3.00%) DTS
10 5 (2.50%) Big Data
11 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (2.00%) MySQL
11 4 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (1.50%) Data Lake
12 3 (1.50%) MongoDB
12 3 (1.50%) Power BI
12 3 (1.50%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 47 (23.50%) Git (software)
2 22 (11.00%) Jenkins
2 22 (11.00%) JIRA
3 21 (10.50%) TeamCity
4 20 (10.00%) Postman
5 19 (9.50%) Subversion
6 16 (8.00%) Moq
7 15 (7.50%) SoapUI
8 12 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (4.50%) Visual Studio
10 6 (3.00%) Cucumber
10 6 (3.00%) Maven
11 5 (2.50%) Selenium
12 4 (2.00%) Bitbucket
12 4 (2.00%) CruiseControl
12 4 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (1.50%) eggPlant
13 3 (1.50%) JUnit
13 3 (1.50%) Mockito
14 2 (1.00%) HP UFT
General
1 41 (20.50%) Finance
2 22 (11.00%) Front Office
2 22 (11.00%) Public Sector
3 8 (4.00%) Banking
4 7 (3.50%) Retail
5 5 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.00%) Electronics
6 4 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.00%) Marketing
7 3 (1.50%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.00%) Law
9 1 (0.50%) Billing
9 1 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.50%) French Language
9 1 (0.50%) German Language
9 1 (0.50%) Military
9 1 (0.50%) Police
9 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 103 (51.50%) Developer
2 33 (16.50%) Architect
3 32 (16.00%) .NET Developer
4 23 (11.50%) React Developer
5 22 (11.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 22 (11.00%) C# Developer
6 21 (10.50%) Azure Developer
7 20 (10.00%) HTML Developer
7 20 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
8 19 (9.50%) Front Office Developer
9 18 (9.00%) Java Developer
10 16 (8.00%) C# WPF Developer
10 16 (8.00%) UI Developer
10 16 (8.00%) WPF Developer
11 15 (7.50%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
11 15 (7.50%) DBA
11 15 (7.50%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 15 (7.50%) Oracle DBA
12 13 (6.50%) Oracle Applications DBA
13 11 (5.50%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (34.00%) .NET
2 61 (30.50%) Web Services
3 49 (24.50%) SOAP
4 48 (24.00%) XML
5 46 (23.00%) REST
6 45 (22.50%) HTML
7 37 (18.50%) Oracle Fusion
8 36 (18.00%) JSON
9 34 (17.00%) RESTful
10 31 (15.50%) React
11 28 (14.00%) Middleware
11 28 (14.00%) XSLT
12 27 (13.50%) ASP.NET
13 25 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
14 24 (12.00%) CSS
15 22 (11.00%) AngularJS
16 21 (10.50%) WPF
17 20 (10.00%) ASP.NET Core
17 20 (10.00%) HTML5
18 16 (8.00%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.00%) User Experience
2 15 (7.50%) Fixed Income
3 8 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.00%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.50%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.00%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.00%) Derivative
7 2 (1.00%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.00%) NHS
7 2 (1.00%) Replication
8 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.50%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.50%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.50%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 64 (32.00%) Linux
2 27 (13.50%) Windows
3 14 (7.00%) Oracle Linux
4 12 (6.00%) Windows Server
5 8 (4.00%) Unix
6 3 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (49.00%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (28.00%) TDD
3 38 (19.00%) DevOps
4 37 (18.50%) Microservices
4 37 (18.50%) Unit Testing
5 36 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (14.00%) OO
7 24 (12.00%) ERP
7 24 (12.00%) Scrum
8 23 (11.50%) Test Automation
9 20 (10.00%) SOLID
10 16 (8.00%) Electronic Trading
10 16 (8.00%) MVC
11 14 (7.00%) Deployment Automation
11 14 (7.00%) E-business
12 13 (6.50%) Release Management
12 13 (6.50%) Software Engineering
13 12 (6.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
13 12 (6.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
14 10 (5.00%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 60 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 58 (29.00%) SQL
3 55 (27.50%) Java
4 43 (21.50%) C#
5 19 (9.50%) PL/SQL
6 17 (8.50%) C
7 13 (6.50%) Shell Script
7 13 (6.50%) T-SQL
8 12 (6.00%) Python
9 9 (4.50%) VB.NET
10 8 (4.00%) Java 8
11 5 (2.50%) C++
11 5 (2.50%) Scala
12 4 (2.00%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.50%) Groovy
13 3 (1.50%) Kotlin
13 3 (1.50%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.00%) XPath
14 2 (1.00%) XQuery
15 1 (0.50%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 42 (21.00%) Security Cleared
2 39 (19.50%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.00%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.50%) Degree
5 4 (2.00%) ISEB
5 4 (2.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.50%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.50%) CCIE
7 1 (0.50%) CCNP
7 1 (0.50%) CCSE
7 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.50%) CITP
7 1 (0.50%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.50%) PhD
7 1 (0.50%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.00%) SLA
2 8 (4.00%) QA
3 3 (1.50%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (1.50%) NCSC
4 2 (1.00%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.50%) HL7
5 1 (0.50%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.50%) PMO
5 1 (0.50%) TARGET2
System Software
1 15 (7.50%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (4.00%) Docker
3 2 (1.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 13 (6.50%) Single Sign-On
2 9 (4.50%) Kubernetes
3 6 (3.00%) Terraform
4 4 (2.00%) Ansible
4 4 (2.00%) Puppet
5 3 (1.50%) Oracle Identity Management
5 3 (1.50%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.50%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.50%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.50%) Kibana
7 1 (0.50%) logstash
Vendors
1 90 (45.00%) Oracle
2 31 (15.50%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.50%) DevExpress
3 15 (7.50%) RedGate
4 10 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 10 (5.00%) SAP
5 9 (4.50%) MuleSoft
6 7 (3.50%) Google
6 7 (3.50%) IBM
7 6 (3.00%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.50%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.50%) BT
8 3 (1.50%) Dell
8 3 (1.50%) Informatica
8 3 (1.50%) Northgate
8 3 (1.50%) Perforce
8 3 (1.50%) Software AG
8 3 (1.50%) Tableau
8 3 (1.50%) VMware
8 3 (1.50%) webMethods