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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 30 20 31
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs citing SOA 15 30 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 5.19% 8.93% 3.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.17% 10.64% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 27 7
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £333 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £511 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £377
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +15.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +18.64%
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
243 282 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 84.08% 83.93% 72.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 211 119
Average daily rate £369 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.40% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £290 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 11 2
Average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 8 £450 -
Bath -3 4 £100 -66.66% 1
SOA
South West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 20 (68.97%) .NET
2 19 (65.52%) C#
3 18 (62.07%) Web Services
3 18 (62.07%) Microsoft
4 15 (51.72%) .NET Framework
5 14 (48.28%) VB
6 12 (41.38%) ITIL
6 12 (41.38%) SAP
6 12 (41.38%) UML
6 12 (41.38%) GIS
6 12 (41.38%) Manufacturing
6 12 (41.38%) Information Security
6 12 (41.38%) Retail
6 12 (41.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (37.93%) Change Control
7 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (37.93%) PRINCE2
7 11 (37.93%) ISEB
7 11 (37.93%) ISO 9000
7 11 (37.93%) CRM
7 11 (37.93%) SQL
8 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
8 10 (34.48%) Content Management
8 10 (34.48%) Workflow
8 10 (34.48%) CMS
8 10 (34.48%) Management Information System
9 9 (31.03%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (31.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (24.14%) ArchiMate
10 7 (24.14%) Finance

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (34.48%) CMS
2 5 (17.24%) IIS
3 3 (10.34%) JBoss
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (3.45%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Summit
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 9 (31.03%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (31.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 12 (41.38%) Manufacturing
1 12 (41.38%) Retail
2 7 (24.14%) Finance
3 5 (17.24%) Back Office
4 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (79.31%) Architect
2 21 (72.41%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (17.24%) Consultant
4 4 (13.79%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Lead Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Integration Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Support Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Support Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.45%) SOA Architect
5 1 (3.45%) SOA Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (68.97%) .NET
2 18 (62.07%) Web Services
3 15 (51.72%) .NET Framework
4 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
5 2 (6.90%) J2EE
6 1 (3.45%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (41.38%) GIS
2 10 (34.48%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Replication
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
1 3 (10.34%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) UML
1 12 (41.38%) ITIL
1 12 (41.38%) Information Security
2 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) Change Control
2 11 (37.93%) PRINCE2
2 11 (37.93%) CRM
3 10 (34.48%) Workflow
3 10 (34.48%) Content Management
4 7 (24.14%) ArchiMate
5 5 (17.24%) Software Deployment
5 5 (17.24%) Asset Management
5 5 (17.24%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (17.24%) Performance Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Migration
6 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.34%) Change Management
7 2 (6.90%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 1 (3.45%) Line Management
8 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (65.52%) C#
2 14 (48.28%) VB
3 11 (37.93%) SQL
4 5 (17.24%) VB.NET
4 5 (17.24%) VB6
5 3 (10.34%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) ISEB
2 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (41.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (37.93%) ISO 9000
3 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.45%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
1 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Microsoft
2 12 (41.38%) SAP
3 3 (10.34%) ATG
4 2 (6.90%) ESRI
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle
5 1 (3.45%) Veeam
5 1 (3.45%) Zerto