The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 50 57 56
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing SOA 18 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.05% 1.44% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 1.84% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 1
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£475 £444 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% -15.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.43 £49.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-21.97% +44.85%
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South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
668 708 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 76.17% 78.49% 68.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 484 269
Average daily rate £388 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 25 11
Average hourly rate £37.74 £29.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.93% -1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.13 £18.00 £13.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) Java
3 9 (31.03%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (27.59%) E-Commerce
4 8 (27.59%) Middleware
4 8 (27.59%) Technical Architecture
4 8 (27.59%) Data Integration
5 7 (24.14%) Degree
5 7 (24.14%) Computer Science
5 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (24.14%) Spring
5 7 (24.14%) Finance
5 7 (24.14%) Scrum
5 7 (24.14%) CRM
5 7 (24.14%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (20.69%) Workflow
6 6 (20.69%) BPR
6 6 (20.69%) Project Management
6 6 (20.69%) Information Management
6 6 (20.69%) Systems Analysis
6 6 (20.69%) Local Government
6 6 (20.69%) Financial Modelling
6 6 (20.69%) MongoDB
7 5 (17.24%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
7 5 (17.24%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (17.24%) Ruby
7 5 (17.24%) TOGAF
7 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
7 5 (17.24%) JSON

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
1 2 (6.90%) Liferay
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.45%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.45%) MS Project
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Tridion
1 1 (3.45%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) SaaS
1 2 (6.90%) PaaS
2 1 (3.45%) GitHub
2 1 (3.45%) IaaS
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (20.69%) MongoDB
3 5 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (13.79%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
6 2 (6.90%) EDRMS
7 1 (3.45%) MySQL
7 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
7 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (3.45%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
7 1 (3.45%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) JIRA
2 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.45%) GitLab
3 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (3.45%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 6 (20.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Architect
2 8 (27.59%) Developer
3 7 (24.14%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Hybris Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Technical Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Systems Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Programme Planner
7 1 (3.45%) Data Migration Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Data Integration Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Agile Project Manager
7 1 (3.45%) OBIEE Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) Middleware
2 7 (24.14%) Spring
3 5 (17.24%) Web Services
3 5 (17.24%) JSON
3 5 (17.24%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (17.24%) Apache Camel
4 4 (13.79%) HTML5
4 4 (13.79%) Ajax
4 4 (13.79%) HTML
5 3 (10.34%) Spring MVC
6 2 (6.90%) XML
7 1 (3.45%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (3.45%) REST
7 1 (3.45%) .NET
7 1 (3.45%) J2EE
7 1 (3.45%) SOAP
7 1 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Data Integration
2 7 (24.14%) Computer Science
3 4 (13.79%) iPad
3 4 (13.79%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.90%) Open Source
5 1 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) UNIX
2 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (27.59%) E-Commerce
2 8 (27.59%) Technical Architecture
3 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (24.14%) Scrum
3 7 (24.14%) CRM
3 7 (24.14%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (20.69%) BPR
4 6 (20.69%) Project Management
4 6 (20.69%) Workflow
4 6 (20.69%) Information Management
4 6 (20.69%) Systems Analysis
4 6 (20.69%) Financial Modelling
5 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
5 5 (17.24%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (17.24%) TOGAF
6 4 (13.79%) DevOps
6 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
7 3 (10.34%) MVC
7 3 (10.34%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) Java
2 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) Ruby
3 4 (13.79%) PHP
4 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Degree
2 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) ISEB
4 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
1 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle
1 4 (13.79%) Atlassian
1 4 (13.79%) hybris
2 3 (10.34%) TIBCO
2 3 (10.34%) IBM
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.45%) HP
4 1 (3.45%) webMethods