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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 35 28 35
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing SOA 9 17 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.74% 4.91% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 6.14% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +18.64%
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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
276 277 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 83.89% 80.06% 61.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 203 117
Average daily rate £350 £370 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 16
Average hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +112.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £32.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 21 (75.00%) Java
1 21 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (71.43%) SOAP
2 20 (71.43%) Web Services
3 19 (67.86%) Scrum
4 16 (57.14%) Linux
5 13 (46.43%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (46.43%) Spring
5 13 (46.43%) RESTful
6 12 (42.86%) TDD
7 11 (39.29%) JUnit
7 11 (39.29%) Oracle
7 11 (39.29%) Selenium
7 11 (39.29%) Mockito
7 11 (39.29%) BDD
8 10 (35.71%) Cucumber
9 9 (32.14%) OpenID
9 9 (32.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
9 9 (32.14%) OAuth2
9 9 (32.14%) J2EE
9 9 (32.14%) MySQL
9 9 (32.14%) SAML
10 8 (28.57%) Hibernate
10 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
11 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
11 7 (25.00%) Open Source
11 7 (25.00%) Jenkins
11 7 (25.00%) Relational Database

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 9 (32.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (17.86%) Apache
3 3 (10.71%) Tomcat
3 3 (10.71%) WebLogic
3 3 (10.71%) JBoss
4 1 (3.57%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (3.57%) Apache TomEE
4 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) ATM
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) VoIP
2 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (46.43%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (32.14%) MySQL
3 7 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (10.71%) Hadoop
4 3 (10.71%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) JUnit
1 11 (39.29%) Selenium
1 11 (39.29%) Mockito
2 10 (35.71%) Cucumber
3 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (21.43%) Subversion
5 2 (7.14%) Maven
6 1 (3.57%) JIRA
6 1 (3.57%) QUnit
6 1 (3.57%) Ant
General
1 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 20 (71.43%) Developer
2 19 (67.86%) Java Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Agile Java Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) VoIP Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Linux Support
5 1 (3.57%) Designer
5 1 (3.57%) Linux Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (71.43%) SOAP
1 20 (71.43%) Web Services
2 13 (46.43%) Spring
2 13 (46.43%) RESTful
3 9 (32.14%) OpenID
3 9 (32.14%) J2EE
3 9 (32.14%) SAML
3 9 (32.14%) OAuth2
4 8 (28.57%) Hibernate
5 7 (25.00%) EJB
6 3 (10.71%) Middleware
6 3 (10.71%) HTML
6 3 (10.71%) PostGIS
7 2 (7.14%) CSS
7 2 (7.14%) XML
7 2 (7.14%) XSD
7 2 (7.14%) Spring MVC
8 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 1 (3.57%) Apache CXF
8 1 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Linux
2 7 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (67.86%) Scrum
3 12 (42.86%) TDD
4 11 (39.29%) BDD
5 7 (25.00%) Open Source
5 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 7 (25.00%) UML
5 7 (25.00%) Process Management
6 6 (21.43%) OO
6 6 (21.43%) Change Control
7 5 (17.86%) Web Development
8 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
9 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (7.14%) ETL
9 2 (7.14%) MVC
9 2 (7.14%) Workflow
10 1 (3.57%) Network Design
10 1 (3.57%) Kanban
10 1 (3.57%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 21 (75.00%) Java
2 4 (14.29%) PHP
3 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
4 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.57%) Groovy
5 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
2 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (7.14%) vSphere
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Puppet
2 1 (3.57%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) WSO2
2 3 (10.71%) Apigee
3 2 (7.14%) ESRI
3 2 (7.14%) VMware