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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 28 29 20
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs citing SOA 12 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 4.56% 0.66% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.38% 1.01% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
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£500 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -8.09%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
188 99 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 71.48% 65.13% 66.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 59 51
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £200 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 10
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.23 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £11.00 £14.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £42.50 £17.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Devon region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (66.67%) Oracle
1 8 (66.67%) BPEL
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (58.33%) Java
3 6 (50.00%) WebLogic
4 5 (41.67%) Oracle ADF
4 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database
5 4 (33.33%) J2EE
5 4 (33.33%) BPMN
5 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
5 4 (33.33%) OWASP
5 4 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (33.33%) jQuery
5 4 (33.33%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (33.33%) HTML
5 4 (33.33%) CSS
5 4 (33.33%) Web Services
5 4 (33.33%) XML
5 4 (33.33%) XSLT
5 4 (33.33%) UML
5 4 (33.33%) Eclipse
5 4 (33.33%) JDeveloper
6 2 (16.67%) Scrum
6 2 (16.67%) .NET
6 2 (16.67%) Clojure
6 2 (16.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (16.67%) Grunt

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle Service Bus
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (8.33%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (8.33%) AquaLogic
Business Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 4 (33.33%) JDeveloper
2 2 (16.67%) Grunt
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Technical Leader
2 3 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) SOA Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) SOA Technical Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Middleware Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Technical Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle ADF
2 4 (33.33%) jQuery
2 4 (33.33%) HTML
2 4 (33.33%) J2EE
2 4 (33.33%) CSS
2 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 4 (33.33%) XML
2 4 (33.33%) XSLT
3 2 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (8.33%) Middleware
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (8.33%) RESTful
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (8.33%) Spring
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) BPEL
2 4 (33.33%) BPMN
2 4 (33.33%) OWASP
2 4 (33.33%) UML
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (8.33%) BDD
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Clojure
4 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle