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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 34 29 33
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing SOA 13 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.65% 3.81% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.36% 4.91% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 5
Average daily rate
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£373 £369 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £314 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £448 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £399
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £40.50 £29.92
% change year-on-year
+0.24% +35.36%
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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
298 265 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 83.71% 77.71% 63.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 194 121
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 16
Average hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.70% +54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £32.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 2 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 2 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 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (72.73%) Java
3 23 (69.70%) SOAP
3 23 (69.70%) Web Services
4 22 (66.67%) Scrum
5 18 (54.55%) Linux
6 17 (51.52%) TDD
7 16 (48.48%) Spring
7 16 (48.48%) RESTful
8 14 (42.42%) Mockito
8 14 (42.42%) BDD
8 14 (42.42%) Selenium
8 14 (42.42%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (42.42%) JUnit
9 13 (39.39%) Oracle
9 13 (39.39%) Cucumber
10 12 (36.36%) OAuth2
10 12 (36.36%) OpenID
10 12 (36.36%) SAML
11 10 (30.30%) Hibernate
12 9 (27.27%) Automated Testing
12 9 (27.27%) UML
12 9 (27.27%) J2EE
12 9 (27.27%) MySQL
12 9 (27.27%) Git (software)
12 9 (27.27%) Open Source
12 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
12 9 (27.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (27.27%) Jenkins

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (27.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (21.21%) Apache
3 4 (12.12%) Tomcat
4 3 (9.09%) WebLogic
4 3 (9.09%) JBoss
5 1 (3.03%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (3.03%) Apache TomEE
5 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (3.03%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) Internet
2 2 (6.06%) Firewall
3 1 (3.03%) ATM
3 1 (3.03%) LAN
3 1 (3.03%) VoIP
3 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (42.42%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (27.27%) MySQL
3 7 (21.21%) Relational Database
4 4 (12.12%) Hadoop
4 4 (12.12%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 14 (42.42%) JUnit
1 14 (42.42%) Selenium
1 14 (42.42%) Mockito
2 13 (39.39%) Cucumber
3 9 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 9 (27.27%) Jenkins
4 8 (24.24%) Subversion
5 2 (6.06%) Maven
6 1 (3.03%) JIRA
6 1 (3.03%) QUnit
6 1 (3.03%) Ant
General
1 1 (3.03%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 23 (69.70%) Developer
2 22 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Agile Java Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Senior Architect
5 1 (3.03%) SOA Developer
5 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.03%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (3.03%) VoIP Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (69.70%) SOAP
1 23 (69.70%) Web Services
2 16 (48.48%) Spring
2 16 (48.48%) RESTful
3 12 (36.36%) OpenID
3 12 (36.36%) SAML
3 12 (36.36%) OAuth2
4 10 (30.30%) Hibernate
5 9 (27.27%) J2EE
6 7 (21.21%) EJB
7 5 (15.15%) Middleware
8 4 (12.12%) HTML
8 4 (12.12%) PostGIS
9 3 (9.09%) CSS
10 2 (6.06%) XML
10 2 (6.06%) XSD
10 2 (6.06%) Spring MVC
11 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 1 (3.03%) Apache CXF
11 1 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
Operating Systems
1 18 (54.55%) Linux
2 7 (21.21%) Windows
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (66.67%) Scrum
3 17 (51.52%) TDD
4 14 (42.42%) BDD
5 9 (27.27%) Automated Testing
5 9 (27.27%) UML
5 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (27.27%) Open Source
6 8 (24.24%) OO
6 8 (24.24%) Change Control
7 7 (21.21%) Web Development
7 7 (21.21%) Process Management
8 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
9 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (6.06%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (6.06%) Change Management
9 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (6.06%) MVC
9 2 (6.06%) Workflow
9 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (72.73%) Java
2 5 (15.15%) PHP
3 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.03%) Groovy
6 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 8 (24.24%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.06%) vSphere
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Puppet
2 1 (3.03%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Oracle
2 4 (12.12%) WSO2
2 4 (12.12%) Apigee
3 2 (6.06%) ESRI
3 2 (6.06%) VMware