The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 29 41 28
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing SOA 15 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.10% 4.40% 3.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.58% 5.22% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 4
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£650 £313 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+108.00% -31.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £300 £454
10% offered a daily rate of more than £745 £594 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £388
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £52.50 £31.46
% change year-on-year
-30.95% +66.87%
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 Somerset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
269 383 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 73.50% 84.18% 57.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 290 49
Average daily rate £400 £338 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 10 6
Average hourly rate £38.25 £33.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.03% +93.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £12.31 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.40 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 22 May 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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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
Taunton +12 6 £725 +123.07%
Bath -5 2 £600 +100.00%
SOA
South West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 23 (85.19%) .NET
2 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
3 21 (77.78%) Web Services
4 20 (74.07%) C#
5 18 (66.67%) VB
6 16 (59.26%) Retail
7 15 (55.56%) Manufacturing
7 15 (55.56%) .NET Framework
7 15 (55.56%) ITIL
7 15 (55.56%) ISEB
7 15 (55.56%) UML
7 15 (55.56%) Change Control
8 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (51.85%) ISO 9000
8 14 (51.85%) GIS
8 14 (51.85%) PRINCE2
8 14 (51.85%) SAP
8 14 (51.85%) CRM
8 14 (51.85%) Content Management
8 14 (51.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (51.85%) Management Information System
8 14 (51.85%) Workflow
8 14 (51.85%) CMS
8 14 (51.85%) Information Security
9 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
10 8 (29.63%) SQL
11 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET
11 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
11 7 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (22.22%) Software Deployment

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 14 (51.85%) CMS
2 6 (22.22%) IIS
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.70%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (3.70%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2000
2 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (59.26%) Retail
2 15 (55.56%) Manufacturing
3 4 (14.81%) Finance
4 1 (3.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (88.89%) Architect
2 21 (77.78%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Lead Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Integration Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Team Leader
6 1 (3.70%) SOA Architect
6 1 (3.70%) SOA Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (85.19%) .NET
2 21 (77.78%) Web Services
3 15 (55.56%) .NET Framework
4 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET
5 2 (7.41%) JSP
6 1 (3.70%) J2EE
6 1 (3.70%) WinForms
6 1 (3.70%) WCF
6 1 (3.70%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 14 (51.85%) GIS
1 14 (51.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) ITIL
1 15 (55.56%) UML
1 15 (55.56%) Change Control
2 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (51.85%) PRINCE2
2 14 (51.85%) CRM
2 14 (51.85%) Content Management
2 14 (51.85%) Workflow
2 14 (51.85%) Information Security
3 6 (22.22%) Software Deployment
3 6 (22.22%) Asset Management
3 6 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.70%) MVVM
7 1 (3.70%) Parallel Processing
7 1 (3.70%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) Line Management
7 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 20 (74.07%) C#
2 18 (66.67%) VB
3 8 (29.63%) SQL
4 6 (22.22%) VB.NET
4 6 (22.22%) VB6
5 2 (7.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) ISEB
2 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (51.85%) ISO 9000
1 14 (51.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) ISO 14001
2 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.70%) JSP 440
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
1 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
2 14 (51.85%) SAP
3 2 (7.41%) ATG
4 1 (3.70%) Veeam
4 1 (3.70%) Zerto