Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 131 138
Rank change year-on-year -17 +7 -10
Contract jobs citing SOA 848 860 768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.82% 2.05% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 2.39% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 623 512
London median daily rate £500 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £364 £343 £371
90th Percentile £638 £638 £650
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
London median hourly rate - £43.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.75% -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% -5.26%

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 40,244 36,043 37,469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.61% 86.05% 84.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,381 25,928 26,700
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £310 £298
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £432 £425
% change year-on-year +4.11% +1.71% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 423 456
London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.41 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.25 £50.50
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.50% +8.70% +15.00%

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 January 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 19 January 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 -6 167 £525 - 46
West London +5 59 £475 +5.56% 33
South London -17 33 £460 +21.05% 1
East London -20 10 £425 -17.07% 9
North London -4 1 - -
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 519 (61.20%) Agile Software Development
2 339 (39.98%) Java
3 262 (30.90%) TDD
4 231 (27.24%) Web Services
5 221 (26.06%) Finance
5 221 (26.06%) Microservices
6 219 (25.83%) JavaScript
7 203 (23.94%) .NET
8 178 (20.99%) RESTful
9 177 (20.87%) Oracle
10 169 (19.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 165 (19.46%) SQL
11 165 (19.46%) Scrum
12 163 (19.22%) C#
13 161 (18.99%) BDD
14 158 (18.63%) XML
15 148 (17.45%) HTML
15 148 (17.45%) Git (software)
16 143 (16.86%) REST
17 136 (16.04%) Banking
18 135 (15.92%) Spring
19 133 (15.68%) Microsoft Azure
20 130 (15.33%) SOAP
21 127 (14.98%) OO
22 125 (14.74%) Continuous Integration
23 120 (14.15%) AngularJS
23 120 (14.15%) MVC
24 113 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
25 112 (13.21%) JIRA
26 111 (13.09%) Jenkins

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
1 169 (19.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 79 (9.32%) Confluence
3 44 (5.19%) WebSphere
4 42 (4.95%) Elasticsearch
5 37 (4.36%) WebLogic
6 35 (4.13%) JBoss
7 23 (2.71%) IIS
8 21 (2.48%) Apache
9 18 (2.12%) CMS
9 18 (2.12%) Oracle Workflow
10 16 (1.89%) Mule
10 16 (1.89%) OpenStack
11 14 (1.65%) Tomcat
12 13 (1.53%) Oracle Service Bus
13 10 (1.18%) Mule ESB
14 8 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
14 8 (0.94%) nginx
15 7 (0.83%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.83%) SharePoint
16 6 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 11 (1.30%) OmniGraffle
3 7 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.12%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 33 (3.89%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (2.71%) Payment Gateway
3 16 (1.89%) Oracle EBS R12
4 14 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
5 13 (1.53%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (0.83%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (0.83%) Oracle TCA
7 6 (0.71%) BusinessWorks
7 6 (0.71%) Oracle iProcurement
8 5 (0.59%) RMDS
9 4 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
9 4 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
10 3 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
10 3 (0.35%) Radian6
10 3 (0.35%) Social Studio
11 2 (0.24%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 133 (15.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 113 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (4.13%) SaaS
4 32 (3.77%) PaaS
5 30 (3.54%) IaaS
6 27 (3.18%) OpenShift
7 25 (2.95%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (2.00%) npm
9 16 (1.89%) Heroku
10 12 (1.42%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 12 (1.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 11 (1.30%) Serverless
12 10 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
13 9 (1.06%) Algolia
13 9 (1.06%) GitHub
14 8 (0.94%) Force.com
15 7 (0.83%) Amazon Kinesis
16 6 (0.71%) Slack
16 6 (0.71%) Trello
17 5 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.42%) SSL
2 19 (2.24%) FTP
3 15 (1.77%) Internet
4 14 (1.65%) HTTP
5 10 (1.18%) Kerberos
6 7 (0.83%) Firewall
7 6 (0.71%) SMTP
7 6 (0.71%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.59%) SMS
9 4 (0.47%) DNS
10 3 (0.35%) CTI
10 3 (0.35%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.35%) VLAN
11 2 (0.24%) LAN
11 2 (0.24%) snoop
11 2 (0.24%) VPN
11 2 (0.24%) WAN
12 1 (0.12%) SAN
12 1 (0.12%) SNMP
12 1 (0.12%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (12.15%) SQL Server
2 74 (8.73%) NoSQL
3 73 (8.61%) Relational Database
4 72 (8.49%) MongoDB
5 49 (5.78%) Oracle Database
6 46 (5.42%) MySQL
7 32 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 29 (3.42%) Redis
9 26 (3.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 25 (2.95%) Endeca
10 25 (2.95%) SQL Server 2014
10 25 (2.95%) SQL Server 2016
11 24 (2.83%) RDBMS
12 22 (2.59%) Hadoop
12 22 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
13 18 (2.12%) Neo4j
14 16 (1.89%) Big Data
15 15 (1.77%) DB2
15 15 (1.77%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 12 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 148 (17.45%) Git (software)
2 112 (13.21%) JIRA
3 111 (13.09%) Jenkins
4 72 (8.49%) Maven
5 64 (7.55%) Selenium
6 61 (7.19%) JUnit
7 50 (5.90%) Cucumber
7 50 (5.90%) Subversion
8 37 (4.36%) Mockito
9 35 (4.13%) SoapUI
10 32 (3.77%) Grunt
11 31 (3.66%) Gradle
11 31 (3.66%) gulp
12 30 (3.54%) IntelliJ
13 27 (3.18%) TeamCity
14 23 (2.71%) Eclipse
14 23 (2.71%) Spock
15 21 (2.48%) Ant
16 20 (2.36%) Bitbucket
17 18 (2.12%) Hudson
General
1 221 (26.06%) Finance
2 136 (16.04%) Banking
3 65 (7.67%) Retail
4 27 (3.18%) Investment Banking
5 26 (3.07%) Games
6 23 (2.71%) Marketing
7 19 (2.24%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.89%) Law
9 12 (1.42%) Front Office
10 9 (1.06%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.94%) Billing
12 6 (0.71%) Advertising
12 6 (0.71%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.59%) Legal
14 4 (0.47%) Automotive
15 3 (0.35%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.24%) Back Office
16 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
17 1 (0.12%) Electronics
17 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 450 (53.07%) Developer
2 159 (18.75%) Architect
3 127 (14.98%) Java Developer
4 81 (9.55%) .NET Developer
5 69 (8.14%) C# Developer
6 60 (7.08%) Solutions Architect
7 50 (5.90%) Senior Developer
8 37 (4.36%) Oracle Developer
9 34 (4.01%) Tester
10 32 (3.77%) Automation Tester
10 32 (3.77%) Technical Architect
10 32 (3.77%) WPF Developer
11 31 (3.66%) Consultant
12 30 (3.54%) Agile Developer
13 29 (3.42%) MuleSoft Developer
14 27 (3.18%) SOA Developer
15 25 (2.95%) C# WPF Developer
16 23 (2.71%) Integration Architect
17 21 (2.48%) Cloud Architect
17 21 (2.48%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (27.24%) Web Services
2 203 (23.94%) .NET
3 178 (20.99%) RESTful
4 158 (18.63%) XML
5 148 (17.45%) HTML
6 143 (16.86%) REST
7 135 (15.92%) Spring
8 130 (15.33%) SOAP
9 120 (14.15%) AngularJS
10 97 (11.44%) CSS
11 95 (11.20%) HTML5
12 94 (11.08%) J2EE
12 94 (11.08%) React
13 83 (9.79%) ASP.NET
14 80 (9.43%) ASP.NET Web API
15 73 (8.61%) JSON
16 63 (7.43%) WCF
17 60 (7.08%) Middleware
18 57 (6.72%) Hibernate
19 56 (6.60%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 93 (10.97%) Enterprise Software
2 59 (6.96%) Computer Science
3 52 (6.13%) Greenfield Project
4 48 (5.66%) Mobile App
5 35 (4.13%) User Experience
6 31 (3.66%) iPad
7 28 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
8 26 (3.07%) Social Media
9 17 (2.00%) Fintech
9 17 (2.00%) Online Games
10 15 (1.77%) Algorithms
10 15 (1.77%) Management Information System
11 14 (1.65%) PKI
12 12 (1.42%) Video on Demand
12 12 (1.42%) Video\Live Streaming
13 11 (1.30%) DataPower
13 11 (1.30%) Derivative
14 10 (1.18%) N-Tier
15 9 (1.06%) Public Cloud
16 8 (0.94%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 76 (8.96%) Linux
2 59 (6.96%) Unix
3 41 (4.83%) Windows
4 16 (1.89%) Mac OS X
5 11 (1.30%) Android
6 10 (1.18%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.94%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.12%) Solaris
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 519 (61.20%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (30.90%) TDD
3 221 (26.06%) Microservices
4 165 (19.46%) Scrum
5 161 (18.99%) BDD
6 127 (14.98%) OO
7 125 (14.74%) Continuous Integration
8 120 (14.15%) MVC
9 108 (12.74%) E-Commerce
10 102 (12.03%) DevOps
11 99 (11.67%) Test Automation
12 88 (10.38%) SOLID
13 74 (8.73%) Kanban
14 60 (7.08%) Continuous Delivery
15 57 (6.72%) Open Source
16 56 (6.60%) Pair Programming
17 53 (6.25%) Integration Testing
18 51 (6.01%) Mentoring
19 50 (5.90%) OOA/OOD
20 45 (5.31%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 339 (39.98%) Java
2 219 (25.83%) JavaScript
3 165 (19.46%) SQL
4 163 (19.22%) C#
5 65 (7.67%) Python
6 43 (5.07%) PL/SQL
7 36 (4.25%) Scala
8 33 (3.89%) Groovy
9 28 (3.30%) XPath
10 20 (2.36%) T-SQL
11 18 (2.12%) C++
12 17 (2.00%) Apex Code
12 17 (2.00%) GraphQL
13 16 (1.89%) PowerShell
13 16 (1.89%) R
14 13 (1.53%) Go
15 10 (1.18%) Ruby
16 9 (1.06%) Perl
16 9 (1.06%) PHP
17 7 (0.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 104 (12.26%) Degree
2 41 (4.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (1.65%) Security Cleared
4 11 (1.30%) Master's Degree
5 9 (1.06%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.59%) ISEB
7 5 (0.59%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.47%) MCP
9 3 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.12%) IBM Certification
11 1 (0.12%) MCSD
11 1 (0.12%) OCPJP
11 1 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (11.67%) QA
2 18 (2.12%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.59%) COBIT
4 4 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.35%) ISO 20022
5 3 (0.35%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.24%) MiFID
7 1 (0.12%) EMIR
7 1 (0.12%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
System Software
1 63 (7.43%) Docker
2 14 (1.65%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.47%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 50 (5.90%) Puppet
2 44 (5.19%) Ansible
3 19 (2.24%) Kubernetes
4 17 (2.00%) MOM
4 17 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (1.89%) Grafana
5 16 (1.89%) ZABBIX
6 13 (1.53%) CA Single Sign-On
7 12 (1.42%) StatsD
8 10 (1.18%) Oracle Identity Management
9 9 (1.06%) Nagios
10 8 (0.94%) Ambari
11 7 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (0.83%) Terraform
12 5 (0.59%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 3 (0.35%) Mesos
13 3 (0.35%) OpenSSO
13 3 (0.35%) Salt
13 3 (0.35%) TIBCO Hawk
13 3 (0.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 177 (20.87%) Oracle
2 86 (10.14%) Microsoft
3 54 (6.37%) IBM
4 48 (5.66%) MuleSoft
5 42 (4.95%) Salesforce.com
6 40 (4.72%) ATG
7 33 (3.89%) Splunk
8 29 (3.42%) Sybase
9 23 (2.71%) Atlassian
9 23 (2.71%) Red Hat
10 21 (2.48%) New Relic
11 19 (2.24%) Informatica
12 18 (2.12%) TIBCO
13 15 (1.77%) SAP
14 14 (1.65%) Adobe
15 13 (1.53%) CA
15 13 (1.53%) hybris
16 11 (1.30%) AppDynamics
16 11 (1.30%) DevExpress
16 11 (1.30%) ServiceNow