The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 40 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing SOA 9 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.12% 1.49% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.96% 2.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
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£450 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -7.14%
SOA
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
304 163 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 71.53% 60.59% 70.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 91 96
Average daily rate £450 £318 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.73% -22.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £175 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 17
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £18.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 17 December 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -7 5 £450 -10.00%
SOA
East Midlands

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 11 (57.89%) Java
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) ActiveMQ
2 6 (31.58%) Spring
2 6 (31.58%) Hibernate
2 6 (31.58%) Selenium
2 6 (31.58%) jQuery
2 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (31.58%) WebDriver
2 6 (31.58%) Open Source
2 6 (31.58%) HTML5
2 6 (31.58%) hybris
2 6 (31.58%) Mockito
2 6 (31.58%) RESTful
2 6 (31.58%) Cucumber
2 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
2 6 (31.58%) HTML
2 6 (31.58%) CSS
2 6 (31.58%) Linux
2 6 (31.58%) E-Commerce
2 6 (31.58%) JMS
2 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
2 6 (31.58%) CSS3
3 5 (26.32%) Middleware
3 5 (26.32%) Scrum
4 4 (21.05%) MVC
4 4 (21.05%) Retail
4 4 (21.05%) Force.com
4 4 (21.05%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (21.05%) HTTP

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) HTTP
1 4 (21.05%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Selenium
1 6 (31.58%) WebDriver
1 6 (31.58%) Mockito
1 6 (31.58%) Cucumber
1 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (21.05%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Java Developer
1 6 (31.58%) Architect
1 6 (31.58%) Developer
1 6 (31.58%) Hybris Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Technical Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Salesforce.com Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Change Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) ScrumMaster
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Change Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) ActiveMQ
1 6 (31.58%) Spring
1 6 (31.58%) Hibernate
1 6 (31.58%) jQuery
1 6 (31.58%) HTML5
1 6 (31.58%) RESTful
1 6 (31.58%) HTML
1 6 (31.58%) CSS
1 6 (31.58%) JMS
1 6 (31.58%) CSS3
2 5 (26.32%) Middleware
3 4 (21.05%) XML
3 4 (21.05%) Spring Integration
4 2 (10.53%) Velocity
4 2 (10.53%) Web Services
5 1 (5.26%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Open Source
2 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (31.58%) E-Commerce
3 5 (26.32%) Scrum
4 4 (21.05%) MVC
4 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
5 3 (15.79%) Project Management
5 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.53%) Extreme Programming
6 2 (10.53%) TDD
6 2 (10.53%) Load Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Change Management
6 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
7 1 (5.26%) EAI
7 1 (5.26%) Logistics
7 1 (5.26%) Migration
7 1 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) Java
2 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 4 (21.05%) C++
4 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.26%) SQL
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) hybris
2 4 (21.05%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (15.79%) IBM
4 2 (10.53%) SAP
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle