The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for SOA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 35 27
Rank change year-on-year 0 -8  
Contract jobs citing SOA 7 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.94% 2.10% 3.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 2.40% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 10
Median daily rate £525 £453 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.02% +36.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £390 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £508 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -9.09% +8.37%  

SOA is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 308 334 258
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 85.32% 87.66% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 243 178
Median daily rate £431 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.16% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Median hourly rate £11.75 £18.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.33% -1.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.95 £32.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire citing SOA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Northamptonshire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOA in Northamptonshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Northamptonshire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Northamptonshire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +7 6 £425 -12.82% 2
SOA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 9 (52.94%) JSON
1 9 (52.94%) REST
2 7 (41.18%) Use Case
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) PaaS
3 6 (35.29%) IaaS
3 6 (35.29%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (35.29%) Docker
4 5 (29.41%) TDD
4 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (29.41%) .NET
4 5 (29.41%) SOAP
4 5 (29.41%) XML
5 4 (23.53%) Linux
5 4 (23.53%) SSL
5 4 (23.53%) Java
5 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
5 4 (23.53%) Python
5 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
5 4 (23.53%) HTTP
5 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
5 4 (23.53%) DNS
5 4 (23.53%) Kanban
5 4 (23.53%) Scrum
5 4 (23.53%) Ubuntu
5 4 (23.53%) WSO2
5 4 (23.53%) Node.js
5 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
5 4 (23.53%) Microservices
5 4 (23.53%) CoreOS

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) CMS
2 1 (5.88%) Documentum
2 1 (5.88%) FileNet
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) IaaS
1 6 (35.29%) PaaS
2 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) DNS
1 4 (23.53%) HTTP
1 4 (23.53%) SSL
1 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Ant
General
1 3 (17.65%) Back Office
1 3 (17.65%) Banking
1 3 (17.65%) Retail
2 2 (11.76%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Developer
1 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) Integration Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Platform Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Pega Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Business Integration Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Cloud Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Digital Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Network Security Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Network Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Java Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) JSON
1 9 (52.94%) REST
2 5 (29.41%) .NET
2 5 (29.41%) SOAP
2 5 (29.41%) XML
3 4 (23.53%) Node.js
4 3 (17.65%) Web Services
5 2 (11.76%) J2EE
6 1 (5.88%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) CoreOS
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
1 4 (23.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (41.18%) Use Case
2 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (29.41%) TDD
3 4 (23.53%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
3 4 (23.53%) Kanban
3 4 (23.53%) Microservices
3 4 (23.53%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) Case Management
4 3 (17.65%) EAI
4 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (17.65%) KYC
5 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.76%) Content Management
5 2 (11.76%) DDoS Mitigation
5 2 (11.76%) DevOps
5 2 (11.76%) IT Governance
5 2 (11.76%) Security Operations
5 2 (11.76%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Java
1 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
1 4 (23.53%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Docker
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (11.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) WSO2
2 3 (17.65%) Pega
3 1 (5.88%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Tableau
3 1 (5.88%) TIBCO