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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 22 24 19
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 1.04% 2.28% 5.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 2.82% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 5
Average daily rate £475 £600 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +23.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £468 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%
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
154 177 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 79.79% 80.82% 73.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 105 66
Average daily rate £400 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 15
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £12.90 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £53.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (66.67%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (33.33%) COBIT
3 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (33.33%) OWASP
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Legal
3 2 (33.33%) Information Security
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) zOS
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Informatica
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) UML
4 1 (16.67%) SAS

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 3 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (16.67%) SAS
2 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Architect
1 5 (83.33%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Security Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Security Solutions Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Designer
3 2 (33.33%) Digital Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Digital Designer
3 2 (33.33%) Digital Solutions Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Information Security Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile Solutions Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (33.33%) Web Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Web Designer
4 1 (16.67%) C++ Team Leader
4 1 (16.67%) Information Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Java Team Leader
4 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Leader
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) OWASP
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 1 (16.67%) UML
3 1 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISSAP
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) COBIT
1 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Guidewire
3 1 (16.67%) Informatica