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 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 127 100
Rank change year-on-year 0 -27  
Contract jobs citing SOA 367 424 472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.90% 1.91% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 2.25% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 274 285
Median daily rate £475 £475 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.39 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.65% +41.44%  

SOA is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16487 18855 17641
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.16% 85.15% 81.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11864 13608 12398
Median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 194 250
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing SOA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +6 63 £488 - 34
Croydon - 8 - -
Docklands, London - 5 £550 -
Canary Wharf - 5 £613 -
Bromley +12 2 £550 -31.25% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £450 -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 408 (53.68%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (48.42%) Java
3 231 (30.39%) Oracle
4 227 (29.87%) Web Services
4 227 (29.87%) TDD
5 222 (29.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 201 (26.45%) JavaScript
7 184 (24.21%) Finance
8 173 (22.76%) SQL
9 165 (21.71%) Scrum
10 160 (21.05%) .NET
11 152 (20.00%) XML
11 152 (20.00%) Spring
12 143 (18.82%) HTML
13 140 (18.42%) OO
14 136 (17.89%) CSS
15 135 (17.76%) Continuous Integration
16 132 (17.37%) Git (software)
17 130 (17.11%) RESTful
17 130 (17.11%) REST
18 129 (16.97%) Microservices
19 120 (15.79%) C#
19 120 (15.79%) J2EE
19 120 (15.79%) MVC
20 113 (14.87%) Jenkins
21 112 (14.74%) AngularJS
22 111 (14.61%) JSON
23 105 (13.82%) SQL Server
24 104 (13.68%) BDD
25 100 (13.16%) Banking

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
1 222 (29.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 52 (6.84%) WebLogic
3 39 (5.13%) Confluence
4 38 (5.00%) JBoss
5 36 (4.74%) Tomcat
6 34 (4.47%) Mule
7 30 (3.95%) WebSphere
8 28 (3.68%) Oracle Service Bus
9 25 (3.29%) Apache
9 25 (3.29%) Apache Spark
10 24 (3.16%) CMS
11 19 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
11 19 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
12 18 (2.37%) Anypoint
12 18 (2.37%) Cloud Foundry
13 17 (2.24%) Oracle Workflow
14 16 (2.11%) OpenStack
14 16 (2.11%) WebLogic Portal
15 14 (1.84%) SharePoint
16 12 (1.58%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 27 (3.55%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.79%) OmniGraffle
3 4 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) MS Office
5 1 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (3.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 17 (2.24%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (1.97%) Oracle BPM
3 15 (1.97%) Payment Gateway
4 11 (1.45%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (1.32%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 9 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.79%) SAP MDM
9 3 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.39%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.26%) Eloqua
10 2 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
11 1 (0.13%) ION MarketView
11 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle HRMS
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle SCM
11 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 88 (11.58%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (6.71%) PaaS
4 36 (4.74%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (3.29%) IaaS
6 20 (2.63%) SaaS
7 15 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (1.84%) Amazon S3
9 13 (1.71%) IBM Cloud
10 12 (1.58%) Amazon Kinesis
11 11 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
11 11 (1.45%) Route 53
12 10 (1.32%) Office 365
12 10 (1.32%) Oracle CX
13 8 (1.05%) CloudFront
14 7 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.92%) Bluemix
15 6 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
15 6 (0.79%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.21%) HTTP
2 27 (3.55%) Internet
3 21 (2.76%) Firewall
4 18 (2.37%) VPN
5 16 (2.11%) SSL
6 15 (1.97%) FTP
6 15 (1.97%) TCP/IP
7 14 (1.84%) LDAP
7 14 (1.84%) Network Security
8 11 (1.45%) HTTPS
8 11 (1.45%) IPsec
8 11 (1.45%) SAN
9 10 (1.32%) WAN
10 8 (1.05%) LAN
10 8 (1.05%) SNMP
11 7 (0.92%) BGP
11 7 (0.92%) ICMP
11 7 (0.92%) MPLS
12 6 (0.79%) OSPF
12 6 (0.79%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (13.82%) SQL Server
2 79 (10.39%) NoSQL
3 77 (10.13%) Relational Database
4 62 (8.16%) MongoDB
5 46 (6.05%) Big Data
6 37 (4.87%) MySQL
7 36 (4.74%) Oracle Database
8 33 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
8 33 (4.34%) Hadoop
9 28 (3.68%) RDBMS
10 27 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
11 25 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
12 22 (2.89%) Apache Hive
13 20 (2.63%) Endeca
14 19 (2.50%) Oracle ODI
15 18 (2.37%) Apache Cassandra
16 17 (2.24%) Oracle Database 10g
17 16 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
18 14 (1.84%) Oracle Database 11g
18 14 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 132 (17.37%) Git (software)
2 113 (14.87%) Jenkins
3 80 (10.53%) JIRA
4 69 (9.08%) Maven
5 58 (7.63%) Subversion
6 42 (5.53%) Selenium
7 35 (4.61%) JUnit
8 34 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (3.16%) Cucumber
10 23 (3.03%) Ant
11 20 (2.63%) Gradle
11 20 (2.63%) Mockito
12 19 (2.50%) Eclipse
13 18 (2.37%) NUnit
13 18 (2.37%) SoapUI
14 16 (2.11%) IntelliJ
14 16 (2.11%) TeamCity
15 15 (1.97%) Grunt
15 15 (1.97%) Spock
16 14 (1.84%) gulp
General
1 184 (24.21%) Finance
2 100 (13.16%) Banking
3 59 (7.76%) Retail
4 41 (5.39%) Marketing
5 34 (4.47%) Telecoms
6 29 (3.82%) Manufacturing
7 27 (3.55%) Electronics
8 25 (3.29%) Investment Banking
9 20 (2.63%) Front Office
10 12 (1.58%) Back Office
11 10 (1.32%) Games
12 9 (1.18%) Advertising
13 6 (0.79%) Law
13 6 (0.79%) Military
14 5 (0.66%) Legal
14 5 (0.66%) Publishing
15 4 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.39%) Online Betting
16 3 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 381 (50.13%) Developer
2 237 (31.18%) Architect
3 135 (17.76%) Java Developer
4 70 (9.21%) C# Developer
5 65 (8.55%) Solutions Architect
6 63 (8.29%) .NET Developer
7 53 (6.97%) Senior Developer
8 50 (6.58%) C# .NET Developer
9 42 (5.53%) Integration Architect
10 39 (5.13%) Full Stack Developer
11 35 (4.61%) SOA Developer
12 34 (4.47%) Agile Developer
12 34 (4.47%) Technical Architect
13 33 (4.34%) Cloud Architect
13 33 (4.34%) Java Architect
14 31 (4.08%) Lead Architect
15 29 (3.82%) Consultant
16 28 (3.68%) JavaScript Developer
16 28 (3.68%) Oracle Developer
17 27 (3.55%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (29.87%) Web Services
2 160 (21.05%) .NET
3 152 (20.00%) Spring
3 152 (20.00%) XML
4 143 (18.82%) HTML
5 136 (17.89%) CSS
6 130 (17.11%) REST
6 130 (17.11%) RESTful
7 120 (15.79%) J2EE
8 112 (14.74%) AngularJS
9 111 (14.61%) JSON
10 95 (12.50%) Middleware
11 92 (12.11%) SOAP
12 90 (11.84%) HTML5
13 81 (10.66%) Hibernate
14 65 (8.55%) jQuery
15 60 (7.89%) .NET Framework
16 57 (7.50%) CSS3
17 55 (7.24%) Node.js
18 53 (6.97%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 55 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (5.79%) Enterprise Software
3 36 (4.74%) Computer Science
4 29 (3.82%) User Experience
5 26 (3.42%) Data Centre
6 20 (2.63%) iPad
7 18 (2.37%) Mobile App
8 17 (2.24%) Cloud Native
9 16 (2.11%) Social Media
10 14 (1.84%) Virtual Team
11 13 (1.71%) Algorithms
11 13 (1.71%) Data Structures
11 13 (1.71%) Equities
11 13 (1.71%) Private Cloud
11 13 (1.71%) SWIFT
12 12 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 12 (1.58%) N-Tier
13 11 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (1.45%) Management Information System
14 10 (1.32%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 65 (8.55%) Linux
2 55 (7.24%) Unix
3 53 (6.97%) Windows
4 11 (1.45%) Android
5 8 (1.05%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.79%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.66%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.53%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.53%) Windows Phone
8 4 (0.53%) Windows Phone 8
9 3 (0.39%) CentOS
10 2 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (53.68%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (29.87%) TDD
3 165 (21.71%) Scrum
4 140 (18.42%) OO
5 135 (17.76%) Continuous Integration
6 129 (16.97%) Microservices
7 120 (15.79%) MVC
8 104 (13.68%) BDD
9 83 (10.92%) DevOps
10 77 (10.13%) Business Intelligence
11 75 (9.87%) Data Modelling
12 73 (9.61%) SDLC
13 72 (9.47%) Kanban
14 65 (8.55%) Open Source
15 63 (8.29%) E-Commerce
16 62 (8.16%) TOGAF
17 53 (6.97%) Enterprise Architecture
18 51 (6.71%) ETL
18 51 (6.71%) OOA/OOD
18 51 (6.71%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 368 (48.42%) Java
2 201 (26.45%) JavaScript
3 173 (22.76%) SQL
4 120 (15.79%) C#
5 57 (7.50%) Scala
6 48 (6.32%) Python
7 40 (5.26%) PL/SQL
8 31 (4.08%) XPath
9 29 (3.82%) Ruby
10 22 (2.89%) C++
10 22 (2.89%) Perl
11 19 (2.50%) PHP
11 19 (2.50%) T-SQL
12 18 (2.37%) R
13 15 (1.97%) ActionScript
13 15 (1.97%) Apex Code
14 14 (1.84%) Groovy
15 12 (1.58%) C
15 12 (1.58%) SOQL
16 9 (1.18%) Go
Qualifications
1 48 (6.32%) Degree
2 22 (2.89%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.84%) Sun Certification
5 12 (1.58%) ISEB
6 10 (1.32%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.79%) CCIE
8 6 (0.79%) JNCIE
8 6 (0.79%) OCPJP
9 4 (0.53%) BC Cleared
9 4 (0.53%) CISSP
10 2 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.26%) CEH
10 2 (0.26%) CISA
10 2 (0.26%) CISM
10 2 (0.26%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.26%) MCSE
10 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (6.58%) QA
2 12 (1.58%) SLA
3 6 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.66%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.66%) SEPA
5 4 (0.53%) ISO20022
5 4 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.39%) HL7
6 3 (0.39%) PMO
7 2 (0.26%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.26%) SDET
8 1 (0.13%) GDPR
8 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.13%) RMADS
System Software
1 32 (4.21%) Docker
2 8 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.53%) vCloud
5 3 (0.39%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.13%) HDFS
7 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.13%) XenApp
7 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (4.08%) Ansible
2 28 (3.68%) MOM
3 23 (3.03%) Puppet
4 12 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (1.45%) Kibana
6 8 (1.05%) OpenSSO
7 7 (0.92%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 7 (0.92%) Kubernetes
7 7 (0.92%) Terraform
8 6 (0.79%) logstash
9 5 (0.66%) Data Guard
9 5 (0.66%) OpenAM
10 4 (0.53%) CA Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.53%) Nagios
11 3 (0.39%) Grafana
11 3 (0.39%) OpenIDM
11 3 (0.39%) StatsD
12 2 (0.26%) HP SiteScope
12 2 (0.26%) Salt
13 1 (0.13%) Ambari
Vendors
1 231 (30.39%) Oracle
2 76 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 65 (8.55%) SAP
4 53 (6.97%) IBM
5 48 (6.32%) Salesforce.com
6 29 (3.82%) Adobe
7 28 (3.68%) MuleSoft
8 23 (3.03%) Sybase
9 22 (2.89%) WSO2
10 21 (2.76%) ATG
10 21 (2.76%) Informatica
11 16 (2.11%) BEA
12 15 (1.97%) New Relic
13 14 (1.84%) Cisco
14 13 (1.71%) Apigee
14 13 (1.71%) Atlassian
15 12 (1.58%) Splunk
15 12 (1.58%) TIBCO
16 11 (1.45%) Red Hat
17 10 (1.32%) Teradata
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