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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 32 32 24
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing SOA 19 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 5.71% 2.30% 6.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.20% 2.96% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 4
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£456 £319 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.24% -21.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £305 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £358 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £405
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year
+61.01% -21.85%
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
264 169 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 79.28% 77.88% 64.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 124 77
Average daily rate £330 £373 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.40% +12.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 4
Average hourly rate £35.63 £31.90 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.67% -9.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £21.50 £26.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 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
Taunton 0 13 £456 +43.70%
Bath - 1 £340 - 2
SOA
South West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 41 (71.93%) Security Cleared
2 33 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (56.14%) SC Cleared
4 25 (43.86%) .NET
5 24 (42.11%) C#
5 24 (42.11%) TDD
6 23 (40.35%) Scrum
7 22 (38.60%) Unit Testing
8 21 (36.84%) K2 blackpearl
8 21 (36.84%) IaaS
9 17 (29.82%) SQL
10 15 (26.32%) DV Cleared
11 12 (21.05%) RMADS
11 12 (21.05%) ITIL
11 12 (21.05%) ISO 9000
11 12 (21.05%) Risk Management
12 11 (19.30%) Manufacturing
12 11 (19.30%) CEH
12 11 (19.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 11 (19.30%) CISSP
12 11 (19.30%) OWASP
13 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET
14 9 (15.79%) WebSphere
14 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
14 9 (15.79%) SOAP
14 9 (15.79%) Web Services
14 9 (15.79%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (14.04%) IBM WebSphere Certification
15 8 (14.04%) JMS
15 8 (14.04%) RUP

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 21 (36.84%) K2 blackpearl
2 9 (15.79%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (15.79%) WebSphere
3 8 (14.04%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Service Bus
Cloud Services
1 21 (36.84%) IaaS
2 2 (3.51%) SaaS
2 2 (3.51%) PaaS
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) Internet
1 4 (7.02%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (19.30%) Manufacturing
2 8 (14.04%) Back Office
3 2 (3.51%) Finance
3 2 (3.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (52.63%) Architect
2 23 (40.35%) Developer
3 21 (36.84%) .NET Developer
4 10 (17.54%) Security Architect
5 8 (14.04%) Enterprise Architect
5 8 (14.04%) Integration Architect
6 7 (12.28%) SQL Developer
7 6 (10.53%) Technical Architect
8 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (8.77%) Information Architect
8 5 (8.77%) Lead Architect
8 5 (8.77%) Lead Security Architect
9 3 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (5.26%) C# Developer
10 1 (1.75%) Consultant
10 1 (1.75%) Information Security Architect
10 1 (1.75%) Information Assurance Leader
10 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (43.86%) .NET
2 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET
3 9 (15.79%) SOAP
3 9 (15.79%) Web Services
4 8 (14.04%) JMS
5 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.51%) HTML5
6 2 (3.51%) HTML
6 2 (3.51%) JSP
6 2 (3.51%) J2EE
7 1 (1.75%) CSS
7 1 (1.75%) XML
7 1 (1.75%) XSD
7 1 (1.75%) XSLT
7 1 (1.75%) XML Schema
7 1 (1.75%) Ajax
7 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.75%) JSON
7 1 (1.75%) WCF
7 1 (1.75%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) RMADS
2 5 (8.77%) Digital Media
3 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (42.11%) TDD
3 23 (40.35%) Scrum
4 22 (38.60%) Unit Testing
5 12 (21.05%) Risk Management
5 12 (21.05%) ITIL
6 11 (19.30%) OWASP
7 8 (14.04%) Information Assurance
7 8 (14.04%) RUP
8 6 (10.53%) Security Architecture
9 5 (8.77%) MVC
10 4 (7.02%) Enterprise Architecture
11 2 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (3.51%) E-Commerce
12 1 (1.75%) Code Coverage
12 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2
12 1 (1.75%) Information Security
12 1 (1.75%) Programme Management
12 1 (1.75%) Database Tuning
12 1 (1.75%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.11%) C#
2 17 (29.82%) SQL
3 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.51%) Java
4 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 41 (71.93%) Security Cleared
2 32 (56.14%) SC Cleared
3 15 (26.32%) DV Cleared
4 11 (19.30%) CISSP
4 11 (19.30%) CEH
5 8 (14.04%) IBM WebSphere Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.05%) ISO 9000
2 11 (19.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.75%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
1 2 (3.51%) ATG