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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 34 32 27
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing SOA 6 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.06% 4.00% 5.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 5.08% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 10
Average daily rate £435 £675 £494
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% +36.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £583 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £745 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £460 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%
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
242 236 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 83.16% 78.67% 67.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 151 112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £698 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 17 8
Average hourly rate £44.00 £36.40 £31.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.87% +14.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £25.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £33.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 2 £385 -42.96%
SOA
South West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 10 (45.45%) Oracle
2 7 (31.82%) SQL
2 7 (31.82%) SAP
2 7 (31.82%) UML
2 7 (31.82%) E-Commerce
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Retail
2 7 (31.82%) Translating Business Requirements
3 6 (27.27%) Java
4 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
4 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
4 5 (22.73%) Finance
5 4 (18.18%) Scrum
5 4 (18.18%) Information Security
5 4 (18.18%) Service Management
5 4 (18.18%) ISEB
5 4 (18.18%) C#
5 4 (18.18%) HTML
5 4 (18.18%) EJB
5 4 (18.18%) .NET
5 4 (18.18%) J2EE
5 4 (18.18%) JSP
5 4 (18.18%) Web Services
5 4 (18.18%) XML
5 4 (18.18%) ERP
5 4 (18.18%) OO
5 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
5 4 (18.18%) CRM
5 4 (18.18%) Business Process Mapping
5 4 (18.18%) Change Control

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (9.09%) Apache Solr
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (13.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (9.09%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) IaaS
1 1 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Firewall
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.55%) Big Data
4 1 (4.55%) DB2
4 1 (4.55%) GIS
4 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.55%) Informix
4 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.55%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.09%) Selenium
2 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
2 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (31.82%) Retail
2 5 (22.73%) Finance
3 3 (13.64%) Electronics
3 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
3 3 (13.64%) Marketing
3 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
4 2 (9.09%) Back Office
4 2 (9.09%) Publishing
5 1 (4.55%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Architect
2 13 (59.09%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Digital Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Digital Solutions Architect
3 3 (13.64%) SOA Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce Architect
4 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) IT Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Security Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
1 4 (18.18%) EJB
1 4 (18.18%) HTML
1 4 (18.18%) J2EE
1 4 (18.18%) JSP
1 4 (18.18%) Web Services
1 4 (18.18%) XML
2 3 (13.64%) REST
3 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.55%) Ajax
4 1 (4.55%) CSS
4 1 (4.55%) Flash
4 1 (4.55%) JMS
4 1 (4.55%) PostGIS
4 1 (4.55%) WSDL
4 1 (4.55%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Unix
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (31.82%) E-Commerce
1 7 (31.82%) Translating Business Requirements
1 7 (31.82%) UML
2 4 (18.18%) Business Process Mapping
2 4 (18.18%) Change Control
2 4 (18.18%) CRM
2 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (18.18%) ERP
2 4 (18.18%) Information Security
2 4 (18.18%) OO
2 4 (18.18%) Scrum
2 4 (18.18%) Service Management
2 4 (18.18%) TOGAF
3 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (13.64%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (13.64%) EAI
3 3 (13.64%) Programme Management
3 3 (13.64%) SDLC
3 3 (13.64%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) Java
3 4 (18.18%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) Perl
4 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISEB
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Oracle
2 7 (31.82%) SAP
3 3 (13.64%) WorldPay
4 2 (9.09%) ATG
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.55%) BEA
5 1 (4.55%) Sybase
5 1 (4.55%) VeriFone