The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Devon 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank - 14 22
Contract jobs citing SOA 0 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon - 9.39% 4.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 12.88% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 4
Average daily rate - £325 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +4.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
207 132 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 82.47% 72.93% 68.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 90 56
Average daily rate £363 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £380 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 14
Average hourly rate £33.25 £19.39 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.48% +17.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £16.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £61.63 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
SOA
South West

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 8 (61.54%) Project Management
1 8 (61.54%) TOGAF
1 8 (61.54%) Enterprise Architecture
2 7 (53.85%) Technical Architecture
2 7 (53.85%) Business Analysis
3 6 (46.15%) PRINCE2
4 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
4 5 (38.46%) C#
4 5 (38.46%) VB.NET
4 5 (38.46%) .NET
5 4 (30.77%) HTML
5 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (30.77%) CSS
5 4 (30.77%) Web Services
5 4 (30.77%) XML
5 4 (30.77%) XSLT
5 4 (30.77%) XQuery
5 4 (30.77%) Process Management
5 4 (30.77%) XPath
5 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Business Transformation
6 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 3 (23.08%) ISO 14001
6 3 (23.08%) ISO 9001
6 3 (23.08%) Summit
7 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
7 2 (15.38%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Summit
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (15.38%) MS Access
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Head of Architecture
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 4 (30.77%) HTML
2 4 (30.77%) CSS
2 4 (30.77%) Web Services
2 4 (30.77%) XML
2 4 (30.77%) XSLT
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Project Management
1 8 (61.54%) TOGAF
1 8 (61.54%) Enterprise Architecture
2 7 (53.85%) Technical Architecture
2 7 (53.85%) Business Analysis
3 6 (46.15%) PRINCE2
4 4 (30.77%) Process Management
4 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Business Transformation
5 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
6 2 (15.38%) OO
6 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C#
1 5 (38.46%) VB.NET
2 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) XQuery
2 4 (30.77%) XPath
3 1 (7.69%) VBA
3 1 (7.69%) VB
3 1 (7.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (15.38%) MCAD
1 2 (15.38%) MCSD
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) ISO 14001
1 3 (23.08%) ISO 9001
2 2 (15.38%) P3O
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle