The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Devon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 33 26 26
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing SOA 5 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 1.69% 4.41% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 6.09% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
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£450 £500 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +21.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £434 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.74% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.80%
SOA
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 Devon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
198 197 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 66.89% 72.43% 64.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 131 58
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 12
Average hourly rate £19.46 £19.50 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.23% +13.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £21.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Devon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Devon region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Devon

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Devon region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Plymouth - 3 £450 -
SOA
South West

SOA
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 5 (100.00%) Struts
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) JBoss
1 5 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 5 (100.00%) IBM
1 5 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 5 (100.00%) Middleware
1 5 (100.00%) Migration
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 5 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 5 (100.00%) Java EE
1 5 (100.00%) JSR 168
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) DB2
1 5 (100.00%) RESTful
1 5 (100.00%) Open Source
1 5 (100.00%) RabbitMQ
1 5 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 5 (100.00%) DevOps
1 5 (100.00%) Microservices
2 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Portal

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 (100.00%) JBoss
1 5 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Portal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) DB2
1 5 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 5 (100.00%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Solutions Designer
1 4 (80.00%) Designer
2 3 (60.00%) Senior Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) Middleware
1 5 (100.00%) Java EE
1 5 (100.00%) JSR 168
1 5 (100.00%) Struts
1 5 (100.00%) RESTful
1 5 (100.00%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (40.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Migration
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 5 (100.00%) Open Source
1 5 (100.00%) DevOps
1 5 (100.00%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) IBM
1 5 (100.00%) Red Hat