The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank - - 38
Contract jobs citing SOA 0 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire - - 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £400
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 £47.50 £32.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -5.79%
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 Gloucestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
346 153 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 65.78% 52.04% 74.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 80 131
Average daily rate £425 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 38
Average hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. 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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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
Cheltenham - - - -
Cirencester - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
SOA
South West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
1 2 (66.67%) UML
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) TOGAF
1 2 (66.67%) REST
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (33.33%) Rackspace
2 1 (33.33%) Talend
2 1 (33.33%) Campaign Management
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (33.33%) SysML
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (33.33%) Drupal
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Process Server
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (33.33%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware
1 2 (66.67%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) JMS
2 1 (33.33%) WSDL
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) UML
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) TOGAF
2 1 (33.33%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (33.33%) Campaign Management
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) SysML
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) BC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Rackspace
2 1 (33.33%) Talend
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) KANA
2 1 (33.33%) Kofax
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Software AG
2 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (33.33%) SAP