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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 25 39 33
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -6
Contract jobs citing SOA 14 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 5.41% 3.52% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.29% 4.63% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 3
Average daily rate £425 £396 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.25% +26.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £344 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £475 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £451 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £35.35
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -0.99%
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
192 281 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 74.13% 76.15% 70.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 168 139
Average daily rate £375 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £19.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £170.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 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 19 (67.86%) Oracle
1 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (64.29%) Scrum
3 13 (46.43%) TDD
3 13 (46.43%) Java
3 13 (46.43%) Web Services
4 12 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 8 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database
6 7 (25.00%) Apache CXF
6 7 (25.00%) Ruby
6 7 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
6 7 (25.00%) Tomcat
7 6 (21.43%) Windows
7 6 (21.43%) Linux
7 6 (21.43%) UML
7 6 (21.43%) SQL
7 6 (21.43%) J2EE
7 6 (21.43%) MySQL
7 6 (21.43%) C
7 6 (21.43%) C++
7 6 (21.43%) HTML
7 6 (21.43%) DTV
7 6 (21.43%) DVB
7 6 (21.43%) EJB
7 6 (21.43%) SOAP
7 6 (21.43%) MPEG
7 6 (21.43%) HTTP

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 8 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 6 (21.43%) Node.js
4 3 (10.71%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.57%) Apache
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
5 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) DVB
1 6 (21.43%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) ATM
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) VoIP
2 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 6 (21.43%) MySQL
2 6 (21.43%) NoSQL
2 6 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (21.43%) Relational Database
3 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (10.71%) Banking
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
1 3 (10.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Developer
1 13 (46.43%) Java Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Architect
2 6 (21.43%) Embedded C Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Embedded C++ Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Embedded Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Real Time Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared Java Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Agile Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Agile Java Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Applications Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Designer
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Architect
5 1 (3.57%) SOA Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (46.43%) Web Services
2 7 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
2 7 (25.00%) Apache CXF
3 6 (21.43%) EJB
3 6 (21.43%) HTML
3 6 (21.43%) HTML5
3 6 (21.43%) J2EE
3 6 (21.43%) REST
3 6 (21.43%) SOAP
4 5 (17.86%) Middleware
5 3 (10.71%) SAP PI
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (3.57%) RFC 3261
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) DTV
1 6 (21.43%) MPEG
1 6 (21.43%) STB
2 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) Digital Media
2 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (10.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (10.71%) SCADA
2 3 (10.71%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Linux
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (64.29%) Scrum
3 13 (46.43%) TDD
4 12 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (21.43%) BDD
5 6 (21.43%) Kanban
5 6 (21.43%) Pair Programming
5 6 (21.43%) Process Management
5 6 (21.43%) Software Architecture
5 6 (21.43%) UML
5 6 (21.43%) User Stories
6 5 (17.86%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (17.86%) Microservices
7 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (10.71%) Content Management
7 3 (10.71%) CRM
7 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
7 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (10.71%) Migration
7 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) Java
2 7 (25.00%) Ruby
3 6 (21.43%) C
3 6 (21.43%) C++
3 6 (21.43%) SQL
4 2 (7.14%) Embedded C
4 2 (7.14%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 19 (67.86%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) Adobe
2 3 (10.71%) FatWire
2 3 (10.71%) Guidewire
2 3 (10.71%) hybris
2 3 (10.71%) MuleSoft
2 3 (10.71%) Pega
2 3 (10.71%) SAP
2 3 (10.71%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.57%) TIBCO