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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 39 35 21
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs citing SOA 7 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.10% 1.38% 5.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.87% 1.99% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
Average daily rate
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£413 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £308 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £368 £491
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 £34.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+39.70% -1.44%
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
244 151 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 73.05% 69.27% 62.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 101 58
Average daily rate £325 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 8
Average hourly rate £36.40 £31.90 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.10% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.30 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £31.92 £41.50
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 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 19 December 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 19 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
Taunton -11 4 £450 +33.33%
Bath - - - -
SOA
South West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 26 (74.29%) Security Cleared
2 21 (60.00%) IaaS
3 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (48.57%) SC Cleared
5 13 (37.14%) DV Cleared
6 12 (34.29%) Risk Management
6 12 (34.29%) RMADS
6 12 (34.29%) ITIL
6 12 (34.29%) ISO 9000
7 11 (31.43%) CISSP
7 11 (31.43%) C#
7 11 (31.43%) .NET
7 11 (31.43%) CEH
7 11 (31.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (31.43%) Manufacturing
7 11 (31.43%) OWASP
8 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET
8 9 (25.71%) TDD
9 8 (22.86%) Scrum
9 8 (22.86%) SQL
9 8 (22.86%) Information Assurance
10 7 (20.00%) K2 blackpearl
10 7 (20.00%) Unit Testing
11 6 (17.14%) Security Architecture
12 5 (14.29%) Digital Media
12 5 (14.29%) MVC
13 4 (11.43%) Firewall
13 4 (11.43%) Internet
13 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
13 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Architecture

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (20.00%) K2 blackpearl
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.86%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 21 (60.00%) IaaS
2 2 (5.71%) SaaS
2 2 (5.71%) PaaS
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) Firewall
1 4 (11.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (31.43%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (65.71%) Architect
2 10 (28.57%) Security Architect
2 10 (28.57%) Developer
3 7 (20.00%) Technical Architect
3 7 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Lead Security Architect
4 5 (14.29%) Lead Architect
4 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (14.29%) Information Architect
5 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Information Security Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Information Assurance Leader
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Developer
6 1 (2.86%) SQL Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (31.43%) .NET
2 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET
3 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (5.71%) Web Services
4 2 (5.71%) JSP
4 2 (5.71%) J2EE
5 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.86%) CSS3
5 1 (2.86%) HTML5
5 1 (2.86%) WinForms
5 1 (2.86%) WCF
5 1 (2.86%) Silverlight
5 1 (2.86%) jQuery
5 1 (2.86%) JSON
5 1 (2.86%) Ajax
5 1 (2.86%) SOAP
5 1 (2.86%) CSS
5 1 (2.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (34.29%) RMADS
2 5 (14.29%) Digital Media
3 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (34.29%) Risk Management
2 12 (34.29%) ITIL
3 11 (31.43%) OWASP
4 9 (25.71%) TDD
5 8 (22.86%) Scrum
5 8 (22.86%) Information Assurance
6 7 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 6 (17.14%) Security Architecture
8 5 (14.29%) MVC
9 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Architecture
10 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce
10 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (2.86%) Software Deployment
11 1 (2.86%) Line Management
11 1 (2.86%) MVVM
11 1 (2.86%) BDD
11 1 (2.86%) Asset Management
11 1 (2.86%) Information Security
11 1 (2.86%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) C#
2 8 (22.86%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.71%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) VB6
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) VB
4 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (74.29%) Security Cleared
2 17 (48.57%) SC Cleared
3 13 (37.14%) DV Cleared
4 11 (31.43%) CISSP
4 11 (31.43%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (34.29%) ISO 9000
2 11 (31.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.86%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle
1 2 (5.71%) ATG