Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 148 128
Rank change year-on-year -2 -20 -13
Contract jobs citing SOA 860 755 908
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.86% 1.81% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 2.08% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 506 631
London median daily rate £520 £498 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.52% +3.65% +1.05%
10th Percentile £413 £384 £363
90th Percentile £636 £650 £675
England median daily rate £501 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.11% +4.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £47.50 -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% -11.11% +24.14%

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 40,485 36,328 39,228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.38% 86.93% 86.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,345 25,971 28,402
London median daily rate £500 £485 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +4.86% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £655 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 388 357
London median hourly rate £24.50 £24.30 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +15.69% +6.52%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.65 £49.78
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +12.02%

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 July 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 16 July 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 +3 194 £525 +5.00% 60
West London +17 55 £485 +3.19% 39
South London -48 23 £450 -18.18% 4
East London -37 13 £513 +7.89% 6
North London - 2 - - 2
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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.

1 413 (48.02%) Agile Software Development
2 324 (37.67%) TDD
3 319 (37.09%) .NET
4 318 (36.98%) Java
5 258 (30.00%) Microservices
6 253 (29.42%) Finance
7 243 (28.26%) Web Services
7 243 (28.26%) Microsoft Azure
8 218 (25.35%) C#
9 216 (25.12%) REST
10 181 (21.05%) SQL
11 176 (20.47%) SQL Server
12 170 (19.77%) RESTful
13 168 (19.53%) JavaScript
14 152 (17.67%) Banking
15 150 (17.44%) BDD
16 149 (17.33%) OO
17 141 (16.40%) SOAP
18 130 (15.12%) Amazon AWS
19 129 (15.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 129 (15.00%) Oracle
20 128 (14.88%) HTML
21 127 (14.77%) XML
22 117 (13.60%) Scrum
22 117 (13.60%) Git (software)
23 112 (13.02%) Spring
24 110 (12.79%) ASP.NET Web API
25 107 (12.44%) DevOps
25 107 (12.44%) JSON
26 106 (12.33%) MVC

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
1 129 (15.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 62 (7.21%) Elasticsearch
3 59 (6.86%) NServiceBus
4 46 (5.35%) WebLogic
5 42 (4.88%) WebSphere
6 39 (4.53%) Confluence
7 34 (3.95%) JBoss
8 33 (3.84%) Tomcat
9 32 (3.72%) Mule
10 29 (3.37%) Mule ESB
11 21 (2.44%) WebLogic Portal
12 20 (2.33%) CMS
12 20 (2.33%) IIS
13 19 (2.21%) Apache
14 17 (1.98%) SharePoint
15 15 (1.74%) Apache Solr
15 15 (1.74%) Oracle Service Bus
15 15 (1.74%) Sitecore CMS
16 14 (1.63%) Liferay
16 14 (1.63%) nginx
Applications
1 21 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.98%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.58%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.23%) CATIA
6 2 (0.23%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.16%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (1.05%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (1.05%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 7 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.58%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 5 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (0.58%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 5 (0.58%) Oracle TCA
5 5 (0.58%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.23%) DELMIA
7 2 (0.23%) ENOVIA
7 2 (0.23%) Magento
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.23%) Siebel CRM
8 1 (0.12%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 243 (28.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 130 (15.12%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (5.47%) Cloud Computing
4 45 (5.23%) Serverless
5 23 (2.67%) SaaS
6 15 (1.74%) IaaS
6 15 (1.74%) PaaS
7 13 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (1.16%) OpenShift
9 8 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (0.93%) Force.com
10 7 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
10 7 (0.81%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 6 (0.70%) GitHub
11 6 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.58%) Algolia
13 4 (0.47%) Fastly
13 4 (0.47%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.37%) HTTP
2 21 (2.44%) SSL
3 16 (1.86%) Kerberos
4 7 (0.81%) DNS
4 7 (0.81%) Firewall
4 7 (0.81%) Internet
5 6 (0.70%) FTP
5 6 (0.70%) Network Security
5 6 (0.70%) OpenLDAP
5 6 (0.70%) VLAN
6 5 (0.58%) HTTPS
6 5 (0.58%) SAN
6 5 (0.58%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.35%) SMTP
7 3 (0.35%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.35%) X.509
8 2 (0.23%) DMZ
8 2 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.23%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (20.47%) SQL Server
2 59 (6.86%) NoSQL
3 55 (6.40%) MongoDB
4 52 (6.05%) Relational Database
5 48 (5.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 44 (5.12%) SQL Server 2014
6 44 (5.12%) SQL Server 2016
7 31 (3.60%) Oracle Database
8 30 (3.49%) MySQL
9 28 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 26 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
11 24 (2.79%) Endeca
12 23 (2.67%) Big Data
13 21 (2.44%) RDBMS
14 20 (2.33%) Power BI
14 20 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 19 (2.21%) Redis
16 18 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 17 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 117 (13.60%) Git (software)
2 100 (11.63%) Jenkins
3 73 (8.49%) JIRA
4 51 (5.93%) Maven
5 43 (5.00%) Selenium
6 38 (4.42%) JUnit
7 27 (3.14%) Cucumber
7 27 (3.14%) Subversion
8 24 (2.79%) TeamCity
9 23 (2.67%) SoapUI
10 19 (2.21%) Mockito
10 19 (2.21%) Sonatype Nexus
10 19 (2.21%) Visual Studio
11 18 (2.09%) Bitbucket
12 17 (1.98%) NUnit
12 17 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
13 15 (1.74%) Gradle
13 15 (1.74%) SonarQube
14 13 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (1.28%) Hudson
General
1 253 (29.42%) Finance
2 152 (17.67%) Banking
3 57 (6.63%) Retail
4 25 (2.91%) Marketing
5 20 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 18 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.98%) Advertising
8 14 (1.63%) Electronics
8 14 (1.63%) Legal
8 14 (1.63%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.40%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.16%) Billing
10 10 (1.16%) Front Office
11 9 (1.05%) Publishing
12 7 (0.81%) Back Office
13 5 (0.58%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.35%) Automotive
14 3 (0.35%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.35%) Law
14 3 (0.35%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 454 (52.79%) Developer
2 247 (28.72%) Architect
3 148 (17.21%) .NET Developer
4 118 (13.72%) C# Developer
5 88 (10.23%) Solutions Architect
6 84 (9.77%) Java Developer
7 61 (7.09%) Senior Developer
8 54 (6.28%) C# .NET Developer
9 52 (6.05%) Technical Architect
10 37 (4.30%) Integration Architect
10 37 (4.30%) WPF Developer
11 31 (3.60%) React Developer
12 30 (3.49%) SOA Developer
13 29 (3.37%) Azure Developer
13 29 (3.37%) Senior .NET Developer
14 28 (3.26%) Digital Architect
14 28 (3.26%) Full Stack Developer
15 27 (3.14%) C# WPF Developer
16 26 (3.02%) JavaScript Developer
17 24 (2.79%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (37.09%) .NET
2 243 (28.26%) Web Services
3 216 (25.12%) REST
4 170 (19.77%) RESTful
5 141 (16.40%) SOAP
6 128 (14.88%) HTML
7 127 (14.77%) XML
8 112 (13.02%) Spring
9 110 (12.79%) ASP.NET Web API
10 107 (12.44%) JSON
11 104 (12.09%) React
12 93 (10.81%) J2EE
13 91 (10.58%) ASP.NET
14 81 (9.42%) HTML5
15 78 (9.07%) Middleware
16 74 (8.60%) AngularJS
17 71 (8.26%) CSS
18 63 (7.33%) Node.js
19 60 (6.98%) WCF
20 59 (6.86%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 70 (8.14%) Greenfield Project
2 51 (5.93%) Fintech
3 38 (4.42%) Enterprise Software
4 34 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (3.49%) PKI
6 24 (2.79%) User Experience
7 22 (2.56%) Mobile App
8 17 (1.98%) Computer Science
8 17 (1.98%) iPad
9 13 (1.51%) Algorithms
9 13 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (1.40%) Reinsurance
11 11 (1.28%) Cloud Native
11 11 (1.28%) Taxonomies
12 10 (1.16%) DataPower
12 10 (1.16%) N-Tier
12 10 (1.16%) Social Media
13 9 (1.05%) Management Information System
13 9 (1.05%) Public Cloud
14 8 (0.93%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 62 (7.21%) Linux
2 25 (2.91%) Unix
3 21 (2.44%) Windows
4 15 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.05%) Android
6 7 (0.81%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.70%) CentOS
8 3 (0.35%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.12%) Debian
9 1 (0.12%) Solaris
9 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 413 (48.02%) Agile Software Development
2 324 (37.67%) TDD
3 258 (30.00%) Microservices
4 150 (17.44%) BDD
5 149 (17.33%) OO
6 117 (13.60%) Scrum
7 107 (12.44%) DevOps
8 106 (12.33%) MVC
9 98 (11.40%) Unit Testing
10 91 (10.58%) SOLID
11 89 (10.35%) Multithreading
12 72 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
13 70 (8.14%) E-Commerce
14 66 (7.67%) SDLC
15 64 (7.44%) TOGAF
16 61 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
17 58 (6.74%) Waterfall
18 57 (6.63%) Open Source
19 53 (6.16%) Continuous Delivery
20 52 (6.05%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 318 (36.98%) Java
2 218 (25.35%) C#
3 181 (21.05%) SQL
4 168 (19.53%) JavaScript
5 67 (7.79%) Python
6 55 (6.40%) T-SQL
7 28 (3.26%) XPath
8 25 (2.91%) Scala
9 24 (2.79%) Java 8
10 22 (2.56%) C++
10 22 (2.56%) Go
11 17 (1.98%) Ruby
11 17 (1.98%) VBA
12 16 (1.86%) PHP
13 15 (1.74%) PL/SQL
14 14 (1.63%) PowerShell
15 13 (1.51%) Groovy
16 12 (1.40%) C
17 11 (1.28%) Kotlin
18 8 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 58 (6.74%) Degree
2 24 (2.79%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.21%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.28%) TOGAF Certification
6 5 (0.58%) CISSP
7 3 (0.35%) A+ Certification
7 3 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.23%) MBA
8 2 (0.23%) OCP
8 2 (0.23%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.12%) CISA
9 1 (0.12%) CISM
9 1 (0.12%) CRISC
9 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.37%) QA
2 23 (2.67%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.05%) PSD2
4 8 (0.93%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.70%) PMO
6 5 (0.58%) GCP
7 4 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.35%) GDPR
8 3 (0.35%) SLA
9 2 (0.23%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.23%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.12%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.12%) HL7
10 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 77 (8.95%) Docker
2 7 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (0.47%) Varnish
4 3 (0.35%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.35%) etcd
5 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 42 (4.88%) Single Sign-On
2 40 (4.65%) Ansible
3 32 (3.72%) Kubernetes
4 30 (3.49%) CA Single Sign-On
5 18 (2.09%) Terraform
6 16 (1.86%) OpenSSO
7 14 (1.63%) Puppet
8 8 (0.93%) Kibana
9 7 (0.81%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
9 7 (0.81%) ZABBIX
10 6 (0.70%) Consul
10 6 (0.70%) logstash
10 6 (0.70%) MOM
11 5 (0.58%) CA Service Virtualization
11 5 (0.58%) Packer
12 4 (0.47%) Grafana
13 3 (0.35%) Data Guard
13 3 (0.35%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 3 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Management
13 3 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 129 (15.00%) Oracle
2 106 (12.33%) Microsoft
3 49 (5.70%) IBM
4 36 (4.19%) Salesforce.com
4 36 (4.19%) SAP
5 33 (3.84%) MuleSoft
6 27 (3.14%) Tableau
7 26 (3.02%) ATG
8 20 (2.33%) CA
9 18 (2.09%) Informatica
9 18 (2.09%) Sitecore
10 15 (1.74%) BEA
11 14 (1.63%) Axway
11 14 (1.63%) Google
12 13 (1.51%) Red Hat
13 11 (1.28%) BMC
13 11 (1.28%) ForgeRock
13 11 (1.28%) Splunk
13 11 (1.28%) TIBCO
14 9 (1.05%) Apigee