The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Winchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 29 25 14
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 1.06% 0.66% 5.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 0.82% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate £413 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £413 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £413 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £431 £411
% change year-on-year
+10.28% +4.72%
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 Winchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Winchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
152 122 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 80.85% 80.79% 68.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 92 31
Average daily rate £350 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 6
Average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +62.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £15.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £32.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Winchester

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Winchester

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Winchester

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Winchester

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Winchester

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Winchester 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 8 (88.89%) Selenium
1 8 (88.89%) Functional Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle
3 6 (66.67%) JUnit
3 6 (66.67%) Java
3 6 (66.67%) JBoss
3 6 (66.67%) Spring
3 6 (66.67%) Gradle
3 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 6 (66.67%) ActiveMQ
3 6 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 6 (66.67%) JIRA
3 6 (66.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (66.67%) Apache Camel
4 5 (55.56%) FindBugs
4 5 (55.56%) Artifactory
4 5 (55.56%) Checkstyle
5 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
5 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (44.44%) Hibernate
5 4 (44.44%) XML
5 4 (44.44%) HTTP
5 4 (44.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 4 (44.44%) Tomcat
5 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
5 4 (44.44%) Entity Framework
5 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
5 4 (44.44%) Subversion

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Winchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Winchester 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 6 (66.67%) JBoss
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (44.44%) Tomcat
3 3 (33.33%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 6 (66.67%) Gradle
2 6 (66.67%) JIRA
2 6 (66.67%) JUnit
3 5 (55.56%) Artifactory
3 5 (55.56%) Checkstyle
3 5 (55.56%) FindBugs
4 4 (44.44%) Subversion
5 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
6 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
1 6 (66.67%) SOA Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) ActiveMQ
1 6 (66.67%) Apache Camel
1 6 (66.67%) Spring
2 4 (44.44%) Entity Framework
2 4 (44.44%) Hibernate
2 4 (44.44%) NHibernate
2 4 (44.44%) XML
3 2 (22.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Functional Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
3 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
4 3 (33.33%) Change Control
4 3 (33.33%) ETL
4 3 (33.33%) Test Management
4 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
5 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Requirements Management
5 2 (22.22%) System Testing
5 2 (22.22%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) PeopleSoft
2 3 (33.33%) Remedy
3 1 (11.11%) Arqiva
3 1 (11.11%) Ericsson
3 1 (11.11%) Huawei
3 1 (11.11%) Nokia