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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 35 32 31
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing SOA 3 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.07% 4.93% 2.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 5.92% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 6
Average daily rate £379 £380 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.32% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £340 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £425 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £430 £413
% change year-on-year
+10.37% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.00 £38.43 £49.25
% change year-on-year
+27.52% -21.97%
SOA
Hampshire

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
207 355 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 73.93% 83.33% 75.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 261 206
Average daily rate £375 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -51.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.65 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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
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 28 April 2016, 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 13 (86.67%) Scrum
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Oracle
3 7 (46.67%) SQL
3 7 (46.67%) C
3 7 (46.67%) C++
3 7 (46.67%) HTML
3 7 (46.67%) MPEG
3 7 (46.67%) HTTP
3 7 (46.67%) TDD
3 7 (46.67%) STB
3 7 (46.67%) DTV
3 7 (46.67%) DVB
3 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (46.67%) Git (software)
3 7 (46.67%) Software Architecture
3 7 (46.67%) HTML5
3 7 (46.67%) Node.js
3 7 (46.67%) REST
3 7 (46.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (46.67%) User Stories
3 7 (46.67%) NoSQL
4 6 (40.00%) Relational Database
4 6 (40.00%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (40.00%) Process Management
4 6 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (40.00%) EJB
4 6 (40.00%) SOAP

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 7 (46.67%) Node.js
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) DVB
1 7 (46.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) NoSQL
2 6 (40.00%) MySQL
2 6 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
1 6 (40.00%) Embedded C Engineer
1 6 (40.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
1 6 (40.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
1 6 (40.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 6 (40.00%) Java Developer
1 6 (40.00%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
1 6 (40.00%) Real Time Engineer
1 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared Java Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Designer
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Middleware Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) SOA Designer
3 1 (6.67%) SOA Solution Designer
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) HTML
1 7 (46.67%) HTML5
1 7 (46.67%) REST
2 6 (40.00%) EJB
2 6 (40.00%) J2EE
2 6 (40.00%) SOAP
2 6 (40.00%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) Middleware
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) DTV
1 7 (46.67%) MPEG
1 7 (46.67%) STB
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (86.67%) Scrum
2 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (46.67%) Software Architecture
2 7 (46.67%) TDD
2 7 (46.67%) User Stories
3 6 (40.00%) Process Management
3 6 (40.00%) UML
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) C
1 7 (46.67%) C++
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) Embedded C
3 2 (13.33%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) TIBCO