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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 50 43 62
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +19
Contract jobs citing SOA 20 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.24% 1.44% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% 2.04% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 5
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£350 £318 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% +0.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £385 £398
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+8.52% +0.78%
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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
649 441 666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 72.76% 70.79% 73.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 322 431
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 34
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £14.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 14 (53.85%) Finance
2 8 (30.77%) Middleware
2 8 (30.77%) Web Services
3 7 (26.92%) Java
4 6 (23.08%) TOGAF
4 6 (23.08%) Open Source
5 5 (19.23%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
5 5 (19.23%) J2EE
6 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (15.38%) ISEB
6 4 (15.38%) Workflow
6 4 (15.38%) LAMP
6 4 (15.38%) BPR
6 4 (15.38%) Project Management
6 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Degree
6 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (15.38%) IaaS
7 3 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (11.54%) Business Transformation
7 3 (11.54%) Network Management
7 3 (11.54%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (11.54%) SaaS
7 3 (11.54%) PaaS
7 3 (11.54%) Network Architecture
7 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (11.54%) Data Migration
7 3 (11.54%) Data Integration

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 2 (7.69%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (3.85%) Lync
2 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.85%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Cordys
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) IaaS
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (11.54%) SaaS
2 3 (11.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
1 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) EDRMS
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (11.54%) LoadRunner
1 3 (11.54%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (7.69%) Hudson
2 2 (7.69%) Maven
2 2 (7.69%) JUnit
General
1 14 (53.85%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.69%) Local Government
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Architect
2 12 (46.15%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (26.92%) Analyst
4 6 (23.08%) Enterprise Architect
4 6 (23.08%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Data Migration Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Data Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.85%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (3.85%) IT Business Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Solutions Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Telecoms Business Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.85%) Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) Web Services
1 8 (30.77%) Middleware
2 5 (19.23%) J2EE
3 4 (15.38%) LAMP
4 3 (11.54%) Java EE
4 3 (11.54%) Spring
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (7.69%) Apache CXF
5 2 (7.69%) Hibernate
5 2 (7.69%) XML
5 2 (7.69%) JDBC
5 2 (7.69%) JSP
6 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.85%) jBPM
6 1 (3.85%) JSON
6 1 (3.85%) Spring MVC
6 1 (3.85%) Drools
6 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Open Source
2 3 (11.54%) Client/Server
2 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
2 3 (11.54%) Data Integration
3 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) TOGAF
2 5 (19.23%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
3 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (15.38%) BPR
3 4 (15.38%) Project Management
3 4 (15.38%) Workflow
3 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Data Migration
4 3 (11.54%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (11.54%) Migration
4 3 (11.54%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (11.54%) OO
4 3 (11.54%) Network Architecture
4 3 (11.54%) Network Management
4 3 (11.54%) Business Transformation
4 3 (11.54%) Information Management
4 3 (11.54%) Supply Chain Management
4 3 (11.54%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) Java
2 3 (11.54%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
1 4 (15.38%) ISEB
2 3 (11.54%) ISTQB
2 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.85%) APMP
3 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle
1 3 (11.54%) IBM
1 3 (11.54%) HP
2 2 (7.69%) TIBCO
2 2 (7.69%) JBoss
3 1 (3.85%) webMethods
3 1 (3.85%) ForgeRock
3 1 (3.85%) Software AG
3 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
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