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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 55 47 56
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs citing SOA 19 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.22% 2.35% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 3.00% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 2
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£494 £450 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.72% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +13.97%
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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
650 666 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 76.02% 78.35% 70.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 462 294
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 14
Average hourly rate £41.00 £25.00 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.00% +80.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.44 £32.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (47.37%) Java
3 13 (34.21%) Middleware
4 11 (28.95%) Spring
4 11 (28.95%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (28.95%) Security Cleared
5 10 (26.32%) HTML
5 10 (26.32%) Linux
6 9 (23.68%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (23.68%) Oracle
6 9 (23.68%) Ajax
6 9 (23.68%) JSON
6 9 (23.68%) Information Management
7 8 (21.05%) Finance
7 8 (21.05%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (21.05%) Degree
7 8 (21.05%) Data Integration
7 8 (21.05%) Project Management
7 8 (21.05%) SQL
7 8 (21.05%) XML
7 8 (21.05%) Oracle Database
8 7 (18.42%) Jenkins
8 7 (18.42%) Web Services
8 7 (18.42%) CRM
8 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (18.42%) Computer Science
8 7 (18.42%) Scrum
9 6 (15.79%) Workflow
9 6 (15.79%) Maven
9 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 3 (7.89%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (5.26%) Liferay
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.63%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Project
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (2.63%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) SaaS
1 2 (5.26%) PaaS
1 2 (5.26%) GitHub
2 1 (2.63%) IaaS
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (21.05%) Oracle Database
3 6 (15.79%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
5 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (5.26%) EDRMS
5 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.63%) MySQL
6 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Jenkins
2 6 (15.79%) Maven
2 6 (15.79%) Hudson
3 4 (10.53%) NetBeans
3 4 (10.53%) Eclipse
3 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio
3 4 (10.53%) Ant
4 3 (7.89%) Subversion
5 2 (5.26%) JUnit
5 2 (5.26%) GitLab
6 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.63%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (2.63%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Local Government
3 1 (2.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Architect
1 16 (42.11%) Developer
2 9 (23.68%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (21.05%) Java Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Technical Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Hybris Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Scala Developer
7 1 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Agile Project Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Developer
7 1 (2.63%) OBIEE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (34.21%) Middleware
2 11 (28.95%) Spring
3 10 (26.32%) HTML
4 9 (23.68%) Ajax
4 9 (23.68%) JSON
5 8 (21.05%) XML
6 7 (18.42%) Web Services
7 6 (15.79%) CSS
7 6 (15.79%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (13.16%) HTML5
8 5 (13.16%) jQuery
9 4 (10.53%) Spring MVC
10 3 (7.89%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (7.89%) REST
10 3 (7.89%) J2EE
10 3 (7.89%) Hibernate
11 2 (5.26%) .NET
11 2 (5.26%) JDBC
11 2 (5.26%) JSP
11 2 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Data Integration
2 7 (18.42%) Computer Science
3 6 (15.79%) Management Information System
4 5 (13.16%) Open Source
5 4 (10.53%) iPad
5 4 (10.53%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.63%) Visualisation
6 1 (2.63%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) UNIX
2 3 (7.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.95%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (23.68%) Information Management
4 8 (21.05%) Technical Architecture
4 8 (21.05%) Project Management
5 7 (18.42%) CRM
5 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (18.42%) Scrum
6 6 (15.79%) Workflow
6 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
6 6 (15.79%) Systems Analysis
6 6 (15.79%) BPR
6 6 (15.79%) Financial Modelling
7 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
7 5 (13.16%) MVC
7 5 (13.16%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (13.16%) TOGAF
8 4 (10.53%) TDD
8 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (10.53%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (47.37%) Java
2 8 (21.05%) SQL
3 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.16%) C#
5 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.26%) Ruby
6 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.63%) Scala
7 1 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) Security Cleared
2 8 (21.05%) Degree
3 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
4 4 (10.53%) ISEB
5 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
1 1 (2.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) hybris
3 3 (7.89%) TIBCO
4 2 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (5.26%) IBM
4 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.63%) RedPrairie
5 1 (2.63%) SAP
5 1 (2.63%) HP
5 1 (2.63%) Atlassian