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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 56 38 63
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +25
Contract jobs citing SOA 13 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.53% 1.98% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 2.76% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £357 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.38% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £29.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-22.03% -7.95%
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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
628 434 643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 73.97% 71.50% 72.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 307 406
Average daily rate £375 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.09% +0.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 39
Average hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.57% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014, 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 10 (55.56%) Finance
2 6 (33.33%) Web Services
3 5 (27.78%) Java
3 5 (27.78%) Middleware
3 5 (27.78%) Open Source
4 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 4 (22.22%) TOGAF
4 4 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (22.22%) J2EE
5 3 (16.67%) OO
5 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (16.67%) Scrum
5 3 (16.67%) Workflow
5 3 (16.67%) ISEB
5 3 (16.67%) BPR
5 3 (16.67%) Project Management
5 3 (16.67%) Degree
5 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (16.67%) IaaS
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (11.11%) SaaS
6 2 (11.11%) PaaS
6 2 (11.11%) Network Architecture
6 2 (11.11%) Network Management
6 2 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (11.11%) ISTQB

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 1 (5.56%) Lync
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Cordys
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) IaaS
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.11%) SaaS
2 2 (11.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
1 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.56%) Big Data
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (11.11%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.56%) JUnit
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) Maven
2 1 (5.56%) Hudson
General
1 10 (55.56%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Architect
2 8 (44.44%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Data Migration Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Lead Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Lead Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Java Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Scala Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) Web Services
2 5 (27.78%) Middleware
3 4 (22.22%) J2EE
4 2 (11.11%) Spring
4 2 (11.11%) Java EE
4 2 (11.11%) JSON
4 2 (11.11%) LAMP
4 2 (11.11%) Hibernate
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.56%) CSS
5 1 (5.56%) JDBC
5 1 (5.56%) JSP
5 1 (5.56%) .NET
5 1 (5.56%) XML
5 1 (5.56%) HTML
5 1 (5.56%) Drools
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (5.56%) Apache CXF
5 1 (5.56%) jBPM
5 1 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Open Source
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) Data Integration
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.56%) NHS
3 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Android
1 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
1 4 (22.22%) TOGAF
1 4 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (16.67%) OO
2 3 (16.67%) Scrum
2 3 (16.67%) Workflow
2 3 (16.67%) BPR
2 3 (16.67%) Project Management
2 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Network Architecture
3 2 (11.11%) Network Management
3 2 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (11.11%) Supply Chain Management
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Supplier Management
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Information Management
3 2 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ISEB
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) APMP
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) HP
1 2 (11.11%) IBM
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Business Objects
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) JBoss
2 1 (5.56%) TIBCO
2 1 (5.56%) Software AG
2 1 (5.56%) webMethods
2 1 (5.56%) Zend
2 1 (5.56%) ForgeRock