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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 26 33 29
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing SOA 20 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 6.19% 2.90% 5.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.81% 3.73% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 2
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£475 £318 £498
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.60% -36.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £307 £472
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £319 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £398 £410
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -3.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+61.01% -18.05%
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
256 161 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 79.26% 77.78% 63.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 115 80
Average daily rate £335 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £264 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.30 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.34% -48.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.64 £19.30 £22.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.63 £19.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 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 21 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 +3 15 £475 +49.60% 1
Bath - 1 £340 - 1
SOA
South West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 21 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 40 (72.73%) Security Cleared
2 31 (56.36%) SC Cleared
2 31 (56.36%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (43.64%) .NET
4 23 (41.82%) C#
4 23 (41.82%) TDD
5 22 (40.00%) Scrum
6 21 (38.18%) Unit Testing
6 21 (38.18%) IaaS
7 20 (36.36%) K2 blackpearl
8 16 (29.09%) SQL
9 15 (27.27%) DV Cleared
10 12 (21.82%) RMADS
10 12 (21.82%) ITIL
10 12 (21.82%) ISO 9000
10 12 (21.82%) Risk Management
11 11 (20.00%) Manufacturing
11 11 (20.00%) CEH
11 11 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 11 (20.00%) CISSP
11 11 (20.00%) OWASP
12 9 (16.36%) WebSphere
12 9 (16.36%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
12 9 (16.36%) ASP.NET
12 9 (16.36%) SOAP
12 9 (16.36%) Web Services
13 8 (14.55%) WebSphere Application Server
13 8 (14.55%) IBM WebSphere Certification
13 8 (14.55%) JMS

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 20 (36.36%) K2 blackpearl
2 9 (16.36%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (16.36%) WebSphere
3 8 (14.55%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Service Bus
Cloud Services
1 21 (38.18%) IaaS
2 2 (3.64%) SaaS
2 2 (3.64%) PaaS
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) Internet
1 4 (7.27%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 8 (14.55%) Back Office
3 2 (3.64%) Finance
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (52.73%) Architect
2 22 (40.00%) Developer
3 20 (36.36%) .NET Developer
4 10 (18.18%) Security Architect
5 8 (14.55%) Enterprise Architect
5 8 (14.55%) Integration Architect
6 7 (12.73%) SQL Developer
7 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (9.09%) Technical Architect
7 5 (9.09%) Information Architect
7 5 (9.09%) Lead Architect
7 5 (9.09%) Lead Security Architect
8 2 (3.64%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.64%) C# Developer
9 1 (1.82%) Consultant
9 1 (1.82%) Information Security Architect
9 1 (1.82%) Information Assurance Leader
9 1 (1.82%) BizTalk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (43.64%) .NET
2 9 (16.36%) ASP.NET
2 9 (16.36%) SOAP
2 9 (16.36%) Web Services
3 8 (14.55%) JMS
4 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (3.64%) HTML5
5 2 (3.64%) HTML
5 2 (3.64%) JSP
6 1 (1.82%) CSS3
6 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.82%) XML Schema
6 1 (1.82%) Ajax
6 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.82%) JSON
6 1 (1.82%) WCF
6 1 (1.82%) WPF
6 1 (1.82%) jQuery
6 1 (1.82%) XML
6 1 (1.82%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) RMADS
2 5 (9.09%) Digital Media
3 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (56.36%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (41.82%) TDD
3 22 (40.00%) Scrum
4 21 (38.18%) Unit Testing
5 12 (21.82%) Risk Management
5 12 (21.82%) ITIL
6 11 (20.00%) OWASP
7 8 (14.55%) Information Assurance
7 8 (14.55%) RUP
8 6 (10.91%) Security Architecture
9 4 (7.27%) MVC
9 4 (7.27%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1 (1.82%) Load Balancing
10 1 (1.82%) Database Tuning
10 1 (1.82%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (1.82%) Information Security
10 1 (1.82%) Programme Management
10 1 (1.82%) E-Commerce
10 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2
10 1 (1.82%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.82%) C#
2 16 (29.09%) SQL
3 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.82%) Java
3 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (72.73%) Security Cleared
2 31 (56.36%) SC Cleared
3 15 (27.27%) DV Cleared
4 11 (20.00%) CISSP
4 11 (20.00%) CEH
5 8 (14.55%) IBM WebSphere Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.82%) ISO 9000
2 11 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.82%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.82%) ATG
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle