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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 52 53 41
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing SOA 21 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.24% 1.95% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.98% 2.57% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 7
Average daily rate
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£516 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.60% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.25 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +22.88%
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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
704 662 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 75.21% 76.00% 73.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 473 319
Average daily rate £400 £380 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 12
Average hourly rate £41.00 £20.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.00% -48.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £15.70 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £33.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (42.42%) Web Services
3 13 (39.39%) Linux
3 13 (39.39%) Configuration Management
3 13 (39.39%) Jenkins
4 12 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (36.36%) Open Source
4 12 (36.36%) Puppet
4 12 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (36.36%) Red Hat
4 12 (36.36%) VMware
4 12 (36.36%) Java
4 12 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (36.36%) Ansible
4 12 (36.36%) DevOps
5 11 (33.33%) Scrum
5 11 (33.33%) MongoDB
6 9 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (27.27%) Ruby
6 9 (27.27%) JIRA
6 9 (27.27%) Git (software)
7 7 (21.21%) Mobile App
7 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
8 6 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (18.18%) REST
9 5 (15.15%) MariaDB
9 5 (15.15%) MCollective
9 5 (15.15%) Varnish
9 5 (15.15%) OpenVPN
9 5 (15.15%) CFEngine

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 5 (15.15%) nginx
1 5 (15.15%) Confluence
2 4 (12.12%) Node.js
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 12 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) DHCP
1 5 (15.15%) DNS
1 5 (15.15%) IPv6
1 5 (15.15%) OSPF
1 5 (15.15%) IPsec
1 5 (15.15%) SSH
1 5 (15.15%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 9 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (15.15%) MariaDB
3 5 (15.15%) MySQL
4 4 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (12.12%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 13 (39.39%) Jenkins
2 9 (27.27%) JIRA
2 9 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 5 (15.15%) RSpec
3 5 (15.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (15.15%) GitLab
4 2 (6.06%) Rational Rose
4 2 (6.06%) Grunt
4 2 (6.06%) CasperJS
5 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
2 5 (15.15%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Law
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Billing
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Architect
2 5 (15.15%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Developer
4 3 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Designer
5 2 (6.06%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (3.03%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Project Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) SOA Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (42.42%) Web Services
2 6 (18.18%) REST
3 5 (15.15%) MCollective
4 4 (12.12%) Apache Camel
4 4 (12.12%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (12.12%) JSON
5 3 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.06%) Express
6 2 (6.06%) React
6 2 (6.06%) jQuery
6 2 (6.06%) CSS
6 2 (6.06%) HTML
6 2 (6.06%) .NET
7 1 (3.03%) J2EE
7 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
7 1 (3.03%) SOAP
7 1 (3.03%) XML
7 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.03%) RESTful
7 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.03%) DTV
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) Linux
2 12 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (15.15%) SmartOS
3 5 (15.15%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (39.39%) Configuration Management
3 12 (36.36%) Open Source
3 12 (36.36%) DevOps
4 11 (33.33%) Scrum
5 6 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
6 4 (12.12%) EAI
6 4 (12.12%) TDD
6 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
6 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
6 4 (12.12%) SDLC
7 3 (9.09%) Data Modelling
7 3 (9.09%) OO
8 2 (6.06%) ETL
8 2 (6.06%) MVC
8 2 (6.06%) Data Protection
8 2 (6.06%) Data Architecture
8 2 (6.06%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) Java
2 9 (27.27%) Ruby
3 5 (15.15%) Python
3 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.12%) PHP
5 2 (6.06%) SQL
6 1 (3.03%) C#
6 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) HNC
2 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Snort
1 5 (15.15%) Squid
1 5 (15.15%) Varnish
1 5 (15.15%) vCloud
1 5 (15.15%) KVM
1 5 (15.15%) Docker
1 5 (15.15%) LXC
1 5 (15.15%) iptables
1 5 (15.15%) Btrfs
Systems Management
1 12 (36.36%) Puppet
1 12 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (36.36%) Ansible
2 5 (15.15%) systemd
2 5 (15.15%) Kubernetes
2 5 (15.15%) Nessus
2 5 (15.15%) HAProxy
2 5 (15.15%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Red Hat
1 12 (36.36%) VMware
2 5 (15.15%) SaltStack
3 4 (12.12%) Atlassian
4 3 (9.09%) IBM
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle
6 1 (3.03%) Vignette
6 1 (3.03%) SAP
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.03%) Informatica
6 1 (3.03%) webMethods