The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bristol region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 56 56 43
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Contract jobs citing SOA 13 2 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.44% 0.32% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 0.47% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 22
Average daily rate £444 £525 £367
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.47% +43.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £525 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.25 £34.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+44.85% -6.20%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
691 422 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 76.52% 67.41% 65.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 266 416
Average daily rate £365 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 11 32
Average hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.52 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
SOA
South West

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 8 (36.36%) UML
2 7 (31.82%) SAP
2 7 (31.82%) Logistics
2 7 (31.82%) MODAF
2 7 (31.82%) BPMN
2 7 (31.82%) RedPrairie
3 6 (27.27%) Degree
3 6 (27.27%) Use Case
4 5 (22.73%) IBM
4 5 (22.73%) CSS
4 5 (22.73%) Web Services
4 5 (22.73%) HTML
4 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
4 5 (22.73%) Scrum
4 5 (22.73%) MVC
4 5 (22.73%) QA
4 5 (22.73%) JSON
4 5 (22.73%) Matrix Management
4 5 (22.73%) HTML5
5 4 (18.18%) Open Source
5 4 (18.18%) Zend
5 4 (18.18%) BDD
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (18.18%) TDD
6 3 (13.64%) Spring
6 3 (13.64%) Hibernate
6 3 (13.64%) Java
6 3 (13.64%) J2EE
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle
6 3 (13.64%) OO

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (4.55%) nginx
1 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) LAN
1 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.55%) Redis
2 1 (4.55%) Big Data
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Multimedia
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (72.73%) Architect
2 11 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (27.27%) Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Technical Architect
5 3 (13.64%) Java Architect
5 3 (13.64%) Technical Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Scala Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Java Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Delivery Project Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Lead Developer
7 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (4.55%) PHP Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) HTML
1 5 (22.73%) CSS
1 5 (22.73%) Web Services
1 5 (22.73%) JSON
1 5 (22.73%) HTML5
2 3 (13.64%) Akka
2 3 (13.64%) Play Framework
2 3 (13.64%) REST
2 3 (13.64%) Hibernate
2 3 (13.64%) Spring
2 3 (13.64%) J2EE
3 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 2 (9.09%) .NET
3 2 (9.09%) jQuery
4 1 (4.55%) Drools
4 1 (4.55%) Symfony
4 1 (4.55%) Zend Framework
4 1 (4.55%) Ajax
4 1 (4.55%) jBPM
4 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Debian
1 1 (4.55%) Android
1 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) UML
2 7 (31.82%) Logistics
2 7 (31.82%) MODAF
2 7 (31.82%) BPMN
3 6 (27.27%) Use Case
4 5 (22.73%) Matrix Management
4 5 (22.73%) MVC
4 5 (22.73%) Scrum
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (18.18%) TDD
5 4 (18.18%) BDD
6 3 (13.64%) OO
7 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 2 (9.09%) Change Management
7 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
7 2 (9.09%) Supply Chain Management
7 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.09%) Information Management
7 2 (9.09%) Release Management
8 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.64%) Java
2 3 (13.64%) Scala
3 2 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) PHP
4 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) SAP
1 7 (31.82%) RedPrairie
2 5 (22.73%) IBM
3 4 (18.18%) Zend
4 3 (13.64%) Oracle
5 2 (9.09%) HP
6 1 (4.55%) Cordys
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.55%) JBoss