The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 March 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)
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 29 40
Rank change year-on-year -6 +11  
Contract jobs citing SOA 1 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.39% 3.18% 3.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 4.35% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 11
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.20 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.33% +40.89%  

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 Southampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 204 207 349
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 78.76% 73.14% 81.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 135 242
Median daily rate £450 £375 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -4.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £259 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +183.33% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Southampton

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in Southampton