The first table below looks at the demand for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Northamptonshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 30 28 41
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Contract jobs citing SOA 10 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.77% 0.43% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 0.63% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate £400 £425 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -19.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +4.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
290 158 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 80.33% 68.40% 65.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 97 151
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 6
Average hourly rate £16.17 £13.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.74% -46.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.42 £14.50 £150.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
SOA
East Midlands

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Northamptonshire region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -2 8 £400 -5.88%
Corby - - - -
SOA
East Midlands

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA.

1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) XML
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
2 5 (41.67%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (41.67%) WCF
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (41.67%) AppFabric
3 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 2 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Retail
4 2 (16.67%) Data Management
4 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Data Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Android
5 1 (8.33%) OAuth
5 1 (8.33%) JSON
5 1 (8.33%) Spring MVC
5 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (41.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
1 5 (41.67%) BizTalk Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) XML
2 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
2 5 (41.67%) WCF
2 5 (41.67%) AppFabric
3 1 (8.33%) OAuth
3 1 (8.33%) JSON
3 1 (8.33%) Spring MVC
3 1 (8.33%) JPA
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (8.33%) REST
3 1 (8.33%) Spring
3 1 (8.33%) Ajax
3 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (8.33%) J2EE
3 1 (8.33%) EJB
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) JSP
3 1 (8.33%) SOAP
3 1 (8.33%) Struts
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (16.67%) Quality Management
2 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (16.67%) Scrum
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Data Management
2 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
2 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Data Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Time Management
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) MVC
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C#
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (8.33%) PMP
1 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle