The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 28 20 24
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing SOA 5 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 2.30% 4.95% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 6.67% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
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£600 £503 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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 Dorset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
161 135 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 74.19% 74.18% 78.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 61 52
Average daily rate £390 £390 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £180 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £494 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 11
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £20.60 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.95 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bournemouth -2 5 £600 +15.94% 5
Poole - - - -
SOA
South West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 4 (80.00%) Oracle
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (20.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Change Control
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (20.00%) J2EE
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) JMS
4 1 (20.00%) SAS
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (20.00%) EJB
4 1 (20.00%) XML

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 4 (80.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (20.00%) SAS
3 1 (20.00%) JCAPS
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
2 2 (40.00%) SOA Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Digital Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE
2 1 (20.00%) JMS
2 1 (20.00%) EJB
2 1 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) EJB 3.0
2 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) UML
2 1 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Informatica