The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Exeter region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 31 17 19
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs citing SOA 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 0.70% 1.37% 4.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 2.08% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate
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£550 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £415
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+61.01% -15.71%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Exeter region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Exeter
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
95 48 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 66.90% 65.75% 68.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 36 49
Average daily rate £338 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £450 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 11
Average hourly rate £23.75 £17.23 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.88% +72.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £12.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.95 £31.45 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Exeter 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 9 (69.23%) Java
1 9 (69.23%) Oracle
2 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) .NET
3 5 (38.46%) WebLogic
3 5 (38.46%) E-Commerce
3 5 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (30.77%) XML
4 4 (30.77%) BPEL
5 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) TOGAF
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle ADF
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL
5 3 (23.08%) Linux
5 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 3 (23.08%) Project Management
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
6 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (15.38%) BDD
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Exeter 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 (38.46%) WebLogic
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.69%) K2 blackpearl
Business Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (15.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JDeveloper
1 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
2 1 (7.69%) Grunt
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Solutions Architect
1 5 (38.46%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Technical Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) SOA Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Technical Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) SOA Technical Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Middleware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 4 (30.77%) XML
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle ADF
4 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (15.38%) HTML
4 2 (15.38%) J2EE
4 2 (15.38%) CSS
4 2 (15.38%) Web Services
4 2 (15.38%) SAML
4 2 (15.38%) XSLT
4 2 (15.38%) jQuery
4 2 (15.38%) RESTful
4 2 (15.38%) OpenID
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (7.69%) Middleware
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) E-Commerce
1 5 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (30.77%) BPEL
3 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) TOGAF
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 2 (15.38%) BDD
4 2 (15.38%) UML
4 2 (15.38%) Identity Management
4 2 (15.38%) OWASP
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) BPMN
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) IT Governance
5 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (15.38%) QA
1 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft