Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 125 131
Rank change year-on-year -29 +6 -10
Contract jobs citing SOA 799 903 869
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.73% 2.01% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 2.33% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 629 574
London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £368 £325 £363
90th Percentile £638 £650 £650
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
London median hourly rate - £43.50 -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +3.53% +6.25%

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 40213 38714 39399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.99% 86.21% 83.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 29244 27790 28144
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £670 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 399 477
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.35 £50.61 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +2 154 £525 +2.44% 24
West London -15 34 £475 - 8
South London -37 20 £438 +22.38% 4
East London -8 16 £460 -7.95% 7
North London -9 1 - -
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for SOA.

1 492 (61.58%) Agile Software Development
2 328 (41.05%) Java
3 275 (34.42%) TDD
4 257 (32.17%) Web Services
5 228 (28.54%) Microservices
6 227 (28.41%) JavaScript
7 200 (25.03%) .NET
8 199 (24.91%) Finance
9 178 (22.28%) Scrum
10 175 (21.90%) SQL
11 168 (21.03%) C#
12 161 (20.15%) Oracle
13 160 (20.03%) BDD
14 159 (19.90%) HTML
15 155 (19.40%) Git (software)
16 154 (19.27%) Continuous Integration
16 154 (19.27%) REST
17 151 (18.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 149 (18.65%) RESTful
19 140 (17.52%) Amazon AWS
20 136 (17.02%) Spring
21 134 (16.77%) XML
22 129 (16.15%) Jenkins
23 127 (15.89%) Banking
24 125 (15.64%) Microsoft Azure
25 124 (15.52%) SQL Server
26 123 (15.39%) AngularJS
27 120 (15.02%) OO
28 118 (14.77%) JIRA
29 113 (14.14%) Test Automation

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
1 151 (18.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 89 (11.14%) Confluence
3 41 (5.13%) WebSphere
4 31 (3.88%) JBoss
5 29 (3.63%) Elasticsearch
6 26 (3.25%) WebLogic
7 21 (2.63%) IIS
8 20 (2.50%) CMS
9 18 (2.25%) Apache
9 18 (2.25%) Oracle Workflow
10 16 (2.00%) Tomcat
11 13 (1.63%) OpenStack
12 10 (1.25%) Apache Spark
13 9 (1.13%) Oracle Service Bus
14 8 (1.00%) Apache Solr
14 8 (1.00%) nginx
15 7 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.88%) Mule
15 7 (0.88%) Umbraco
16 6 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (1.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 12 (1.50%) OmniGraffle
2 11 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 25 (3.13%) Payment Gateway
2 23 (2.88%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (1.38%) Oracle BPM
4 9 (1.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.88%) BusinessWorks
6 6 (0.75%) Oracle iProcurement
6 6 (0.75%) RMDS
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle TCA
8 3 (0.38%) Radian6
8 3 (0.38%) Social Studio
9 2 (0.25%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 140 (17.52%) Amazon AWS
2 125 (15.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (5.51%) PaaS
4 35 (4.38%) SaaS
5 30 (3.75%) IaaS
6 26 (3.25%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (2.00%) OpenShift
8 13 (1.63%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 13 (1.63%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 11 (1.38%) npm
10 10 (1.25%) GitHub
10 10 (1.25%) Heroku
11 9 (1.13%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (1.00%) Amazon Kinesis
13 7 (0.88%) Serverless
14 6 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
14 6 (0.75%) Slack
14 6 (0.75%) Trello
15 5 (0.63%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.38%) LDAP
2 22 (2.75%) Internet
3 18 (2.25%) SSL
4 14 (1.75%) FTP
5 13 (1.63%) HTTP
6 9 (1.13%) Firewall
6 9 (1.13%) Kerberos
6 9 (1.13%) LAN
6 9 (1.13%) WAN
7 8 (1.00%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.75%) DNS
9 5 (0.63%) SMS
10 4 (0.50%) VLAN
11 3 (0.38%) CTI
11 3 (0.38%) Network Security
11 3 (0.38%) OpenLDAP
11 3 (0.38%) VPN
12 2 (0.25%) AMQP
12 2 (0.25%) NAS
12 2 (0.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 83 (10.39%) MongoDB
3 81 (10.14%) NoSQL
4 69 (8.64%) Relational Database
5 44 (5.51%) Oracle Database
6 42 (5.26%) MySQL
7 36 (4.51%) PostgreSQL
8 32 (4.01%) SQL Server 2012
9 29 (3.63%) Big Data
10 27 (3.38%) Hadoop
11 26 (3.25%) Endeca
12 24 (3.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 24 (3.00%) RDBMS
12 24 (3.00%) Redis
13 17 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
14 13 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
15 12 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (1.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 155 (19.40%) Git (software)
2 129 (16.15%) Jenkins
3 118 (14.77%) JIRA
4 84 (10.51%) Maven
5 75 (9.39%) Selenium
6 63 (7.88%) JUnit
7 58 (7.26%) Subversion
8 45 (5.63%) Cucumber
9 40 (5.01%) IntelliJ
10 39 (4.88%) SoapUI
11 38 (4.76%) Mockito
12 33 (4.13%) Grunt
12 33 (4.13%) TeamCity
13 32 (4.01%) gulp
14 29 (3.63%) Eclipse
15 28 (3.50%) Ant
15 28 (3.50%) Gradle
16 25 (3.13%) Spock
17 22 (2.75%) Visual Studio
18 20 (2.50%) NUnit
General
1 199 (24.91%) Finance
2 127 (15.89%) Banking
3 60 (7.51%) Retail
4 24 (3.00%) Front Office
5 21 (2.63%) Marketing
5 21 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.25%) Games
6 18 (2.25%) Investment Banking
6 18 (2.25%) Law
7 14 (1.75%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.25%) Back Office
9 8 (1.00%) Retail Banking
10 7 (0.88%) Legal
11 6 (0.75%) Advertising
11 6 (0.75%) Billing
12 4 (0.50%) Automotive
12 4 (0.50%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.50%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.38%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 413 (51.69%) Developer
2 168 (21.03%) Architect
3 134 (16.77%) Java Developer
4 87 (10.89%) .NET Developer
5 66 (8.26%) C# Developer
6 62 (7.76%) Solutions Architect
7 47 (5.88%) Senior Developer
8 38 (4.76%) Oracle Developer
9 33 (4.13%) Cloud Architect
10 31 (3.88%) Tester
11 30 (3.75%) Automation Tester
12 27 (3.38%) Agile Developer
13 23 (2.88%) JavaScript Developer
14 22 (2.75%) C# .NET Developer
14 22 (2.75%) SQL Developer
14 22 (2.75%) Technical Architect
14 22 (2.75%) WPF Developer
15 21 (2.63%) Integration Developer
16 20 (2.50%) SOA Developer
17 19 (2.38%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (32.17%) Web Services
2 200 (25.03%) .NET
3 159 (19.90%) HTML
4 154 (19.27%) REST
5 149 (18.65%) RESTful
6 136 (17.02%) Spring
7 134 (16.77%) XML
8 123 (15.39%) AngularJS
9 112 (14.02%) SOAP
10 107 (13.39%) J2EE
11 104 (13.02%) CSS
12 103 (12.89%) HTML5
13 85 (10.64%) React
14 71 (8.89%) ASP.NET
15 66 (8.26%) ASP.NET Web API
16 65 (8.14%) Hibernate
16 65 (8.14%) Middleware
17 63 (7.88%) JSON
18 61 (7.63%) WCF
19 60 (7.51%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 83 (10.39%) Enterprise Software
2 62 (7.76%) Computer Science
3 48 (6.01%) Greenfield Project
4 45 (5.63%) Mobile App
5 43 (5.38%) User Experience
6 33 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
7 30 (3.75%) Social Media
8 26 (3.25%) iPad
9 19 (2.38%) Management Information System
10 17 (2.13%) Fintech
11 15 (1.88%) Equities
12 14 (1.75%) Private Cloud
13 13 (1.63%) Data Centre
13 13 (1.63%) Derivative
13 13 (1.63%) N-Tier
13 13 (1.63%) Online Games
14 11 (1.38%) Video\Live Streaming
15 10 (1.25%) Video on Demand
16 9 (1.13%) DataPower
16 9 (1.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 78 (9.76%) Linux
2 52 (6.51%) Windows
3 49 (6.13%) Unix
4 16 (2.00%) Android
5 12 (1.50%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.50%) Mac OS X
6 9 (1.13%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.75%) CentOS
8 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.13%) AIX
9 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.13%) Solaris
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 492 (61.58%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (34.42%) TDD
3 228 (28.54%) Microservices
4 178 (22.28%) Scrum
5 160 (20.03%) BDD
6 154 (19.27%) Continuous Integration
7 120 (15.02%) OO
8 113 (14.14%) Test Automation
9 111 (13.89%) MVC
10 107 (13.39%) DevOps
11 83 (10.39%) E-Commerce
12 78 (9.76%) Kanban
12 78 (9.76%) SOLID
13 74 (9.26%) Open Source
14 57 (7.13%) SDLC
15 56 (7.01%) Integration Testing
15 56 (7.01%) Pair Programming
15 56 (7.01%) TOGAF
16 55 (6.88%) Web Development
17 52 (6.51%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 328 (41.05%) Java
2 227 (28.41%) JavaScript
3 175 (21.90%) SQL
4 168 (21.03%) C#
5 56 (7.01%) Python
6 43 (5.38%) PL/SQL
7 40 (5.01%) Groovy
8 31 (3.88%) XPath
9 28 (3.50%) Scala
10 22 (2.75%) T-SQL
11 20 (2.50%) Apex Code
12 18 (2.25%) Ruby
13 15 (1.88%) Go
13 15 (1.88%) PHP
13 15 (1.88%) PowerShell
13 15 (1.88%) R
14 10 (1.25%) SOQL
15 9 (1.13%) Perl
15 9 (1.13%) VBA
16 8 (1.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 85 (10.64%) Degree
2 36 (4.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (2.25%) Security Cleared
4 15 (1.88%) Master's Degree
5 13 (1.63%) SC Cleared
6 10 (1.25%) ISEB
6 10 (1.25%) ISTQB
7 8 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.75%) MCP
9 3 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.25%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.25%) CISA
10 2 (0.25%) CISM
10 2 (0.25%) CISSP
10 2 (0.25%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.13%) MCSD
11 1 (0.13%) PMP
11 1 (0.13%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (11.14%) QA
2 16 (2.00%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.75%) COBIT
3 6 (0.75%) MiFID
4 5 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.63%) EMIR
4 5 (0.63%) FedRAMP
5 4 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.25%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.13%) GCP
7 1 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 57 (7.13%) Docker
2 17 (2.13%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.75%) vCloud
4 6 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.63%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.25%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.13%) HDFS
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 43 (5.38%) Puppet
2 41 (5.13%) Ansible
3 21 (2.63%) MOM
4 16 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (1.88%) ZABBIX
6 12 (1.50%) Grafana
7 10 (1.25%) Nagios
7 10 (1.25%) Oracle Identity Management
8 8 (1.00%) Kubernetes
9 7 (0.88%) Ambari
9 7 (0.88%) CA Single Sign-On
9 7 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (0.88%) StatsD
10 5 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 5 (0.63%) Terraform
11 4 (0.50%) Kibana
12 3 (0.38%) logstash
12 3 (0.38%) Mesos
12 3 (0.38%) Salt
12 3 (0.38%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 161 (20.15%) Oracle
2 93 (11.64%) Microsoft
3 56 (7.01%) IBM
4 38 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
5 32 (4.01%) ATG
5 32 (4.01%) Atlassian
6 29 (3.63%) New Relic
6 29 (3.63%) Sybase
7 25 (3.13%) Splunk
8 20 (2.50%) MuleSoft
9 19 (2.38%) TIBCO
10 18 (2.25%) SAP
11 16 (2.00%) Cisco
12 15 (1.88%) Adobe
12 15 (1.88%) Informatica
13 14 (1.75%) Solace
13 14 (1.75%) VMware
14 13 (1.63%) AppDynamics
14 13 (1.63%) Red Hat
14 13 (1.63%) ServiceNow