The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 33 27 20
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing SOA 18 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 4.26% 3.05% 4.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.17% 4.12% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £380 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -7.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £308 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £455 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £410 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.09% +5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.43 £46.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-16.46% +35.29%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
348 267 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 82.27% 73.96% 65.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 205 116
Average daily rate £393 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.76% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 16
Average hourly rate £12.50 £26.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.92% -35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 26 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (67.74%) Java
3 19 (61.29%) Oracle
3 19 (61.29%) Web Services
3 19 (61.29%) Linux
3 19 (61.29%) Scrum
4 17 (54.84%) SOAP
5 14 (45.16%) TDD
6 12 (38.71%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (38.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (32.26%) Selenium
7 10 (32.26%) RESTful
7 10 (32.26%) Jenkins
7 10 (32.26%) Spring
7 10 (32.26%) UML
8 9 (29.03%) SAML
8 9 (29.03%) JUnit
8 9 (29.03%) WebLogic
8 9 (29.03%) Subversion
8 9 (29.03%) OAuth2
8 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (29.03%) Cucumber
8 9 (29.03%) BDD
8 9 (29.03%) OpenID
8 9 (29.03%) Mockito
9 8 (25.81%) Hibernate
9 8 (25.81%) J2EE
9 8 (25.81%) MySQL
9 8 (25.81%) Middleware
10 7 (22.58%) Oracle Linux

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 12 (38.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (29.03%) WebLogic
3 5 (16.13%) Apache
4 4 (12.90%) Tomcat
5 3 (9.68%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (6.45%) JBoss
7 1 (3.23%) Apache TomEE
Business Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (3.23%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) Internet
2 3 (9.68%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (25.81%) MySQL
3 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Selenium
1 10 (32.26%) Jenkins
2 9 (29.03%) JUnit
2 9 (29.03%) Subversion
2 9 (29.03%) Cucumber
2 9 (29.03%) Mockito
3 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.45%) Maven
5 1 (3.23%) Ant
5 1 (3.23%) QUnit
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Java Developer
1 17 (54.84%) Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Architect
2 7 (22.58%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (16.13%) Agile Java Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) SOA Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Linux Support
6 1 (3.23%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Linux Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Middleware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (61.29%) Web Services
2 17 (54.84%) SOAP
3 10 (32.26%) RESTful
3 10 (32.26%) Spring
4 9 (29.03%) SAML
4 9 (29.03%) OAuth2
4 9 (29.03%) OpenID
5 8 (25.81%) Hibernate
5 8 (25.81%) J2EE
5 8 (25.81%) Middleware
6 6 (19.35%) EJB
7 4 (12.90%) PostGIS
7 4 (12.90%) HTML
8 3 (9.68%) CSS
9 2 (6.45%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (3.23%) XML
10 1 (3.23%) JSON
10 1 (3.23%) Dojo
10 1 (3.23%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Open Source
2 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Linux
2 7 (22.58%) Oracle Linux
3 6 (19.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (61.29%) Scrum
3 14 (45.16%) TDD
4 10 (32.26%) UML
5 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (29.03%) BDD
6 6 (19.35%) Process Management
6 6 (19.35%) BPEL
7 5 (16.13%) OO
7 5 (16.13%) Web Development
7 5 (16.13%) Automated Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
7 5 (16.13%) Change Control
8 4 (12.90%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
9 3 (9.68%) Change Management
9 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
10 2 (6.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (67.74%) Java
2 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.68%) SQL
3 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.23%) PHP
5 1 (3.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.45%) vSphere
2 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Puppet
2 5 (16.13%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 19 (61.29%) Oracle
2 4 (12.90%) Apigee
3 2 (6.45%) VMware
3 2 (6.45%) ESRI
4 1 (3.23%) WSO2