The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 70 73 82
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Contract jobs citing SOA 79 35 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.34% 1.65% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.19% 2.33% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 22 30
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £426
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £302 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £498 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £395 £413
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £48.75 £42.50 £50.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% -15.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £50.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £50.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £26.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+77.57% -25.69%
SOA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2479 1501 2044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.43% 70.77% 68.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1678 997 1187
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 92 148
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the South West region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in the South West

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the South West region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

SOA
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Bristol -16 27 £450 -5.26% 6
Somerset +3 20 £475 +49.60% 2
Wiltshire -1 14 £500 - 1
Devon -13 8 £550 -8.33%
Gloucestershire -15 2 £400 -20.00% 6
Dorset - - - - 2
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 54 (35.06%) Security Cleared
2 51 (33.12%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (26.62%) .NET
4 40 (25.97%) Java
5 37 (24.03%) C#
6 36 (23.38%) SC Cleared
7 35 (22.73%) Scrum
8 34 (22.08%) Oracle
8 34 (22.08%) Web Services
9 31 (20.13%) SQL
10 29 (18.83%) TDD
10 29 (18.83%) IaaS
11 27 (17.53%) Finance
12 24 (15.58%) ITIL
12 24 (15.58%) Unit Testing
13 22 (14.29%) K2 blackpearl
14 18 (11.69%) XML
14 18 (11.69%) ASP.NET
14 18 (11.69%) Middleware
15 17 (11.04%) Linux
15 17 (11.04%) DV Cleared
15 17 (11.04%) Oracle Database
16 16 (10.39%) OWASP
16 16 (10.39%) E-Commerce
17 15 (9.74%) HTML
17 15 (9.74%) J2EE
17 15 (9.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 15 (9.74%) BPEL
18 14 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
18 14 (9.09%) RMADS

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 22 (14.29%) K2 blackpearl
2 13 (8.44%) WebLogic
3 10 (6.49%) WebSphere
3 10 (6.49%) Oracle Service Bus
4 9 (5.84%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (5.84%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (5.19%) SharePoint
6 7 (4.55%) CMS
7 5 (3.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.95%) JBoss
9 2 (1.30%) Drupal
9 2 (1.30%) Oracle 10gAS
9 2 (1.30%) Apache
9 2 (1.30%) NetWeaver
9 2 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.65%) Liferay
10 1 (0.65%) Lync
10 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.65%) AquaLogic
10 1 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (3.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (8.44%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.30%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.30%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.30%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.30%) SAP ECC
3 1 (0.65%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 29 (18.83%) IaaS
2 9 (5.84%) SaaS
3 6 (3.90%) PaaS
3 6 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.19%) Firewall
2 4 (2.60%) Internet
3 2 (1.30%) HTTP
4 1 (0.65%) AMQP
4 1 (0.65%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.65%) SSL
4 1 (0.65%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.04%) Oracle Database
2 14 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 12 (7.79%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.30%) MySQL
5 2 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.30%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.30%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.65%) Big Data
6 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.65%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (6.49%) Eclipse
2 9 (5.84%) Visual Studio
2 9 (5.84%) Maven
3 8 (5.19%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.55%) Hudson
5 5 (3.25%) Ant
5 5 (3.25%) JUnit
6 4 (2.60%) Subversion
6 4 (2.60%) NetBeans
6 4 (2.60%) JDeveloper
6 4 (2.60%) LoadRunner
6 4 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.95%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (1.95%) Grunt
7 3 (1.95%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (1.30%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.65%) Mockito
9 1 (0.65%) JIRA
General
1 27 (17.53%) Finance
2 13 (8.44%) Manufacturing
3 9 (5.84%) Back Office
4 3 (1.95%) Retail
5 2 (1.30%) Marketing
5 2 (1.30%) Local Government
5 2 (1.30%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Legal
6 1 (0.65%) Military
6 1 (0.65%) Billing
6 1 (0.65%) Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (42.21%) Architect
2 47 (30.52%) Developer
3 26 (16.88%) .NET Developer
3 26 (16.88%) Solutions Architect
4 14 (9.09%) Enterprise Architect
5 12 (7.79%) Java Developer
6 11 (7.14%) Security Architect
7 9 (5.84%) Analyst
7 9 (5.84%) Consultant
8 8 (5.19%) SQL Developer
8 8 (5.19%) Integration Architect
9 7 (4.55%) Technical Architect
9 7 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (3.90%) Lead Architect
10 6 (3.90%) Information Architect
10 6 (3.90%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.90%) Lead Security Architect
11 5 (3.25%) Senior Developer
11 5 (3.25%) Technical Leader
11 5 (3.25%) Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (26.62%) .NET
2 34 (22.08%) Web Services
3 18 (11.69%) XML
3 18 (11.69%) ASP.NET
3 18 (11.69%) Middleware
4 15 (9.74%) HTML
4 15 (9.74%) J2EE
5 14 (9.09%) SOAP
6 12 (7.79%) CSS
7 11 (7.14%) jQuery
7 11 (7.14%) Spring
8 10 (6.49%) JSON
8 10 (6.49%) REST
9 9 (5.84%) JMS
10 8 (5.19%) Ajax
11 7 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
11 7 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (4.55%) Hibernate
12 6 (3.90%) .NET Framework
12 6 (3.90%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.09%) RMADS
2 12 (7.79%) Open Source
3 10 (6.49%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.55%) Digital Media
4 7 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.95%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.95%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.95%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.30%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.65%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.65%) NHS
7 1 (0.65%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.04%) Linux
2 3 (1.95%) Windows
3 2 (1.30%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (33.12%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (22.73%) Scrum
3 29 (18.83%) TDD
4 24 (15.58%) ITIL
4 24 (15.58%) Unit Testing
5 16 (10.39%) OWASP
5 16 (10.39%) E-Commerce
6 15 (9.74%) BPEL
7 14 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
7 14 (9.09%) UML
7 14 (9.09%) Risk Management
8 13 (8.44%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (7.79%) TOGAF
9 12 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (7.79%) MVC
10 11 (7.14%) Data Modelling
11 10 (6.49%) Mentoring
12 9 (5.84%) Security Architecture
12 9 (5.84%) Information Assurance
12 9 (5.84%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (25.97%) Java
2 37 (24.03%) C#
3 31 (20.13%) SQL
4 14 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.60%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.30%) C
6 2 (1.30%) ABAP
6 2 (1.30%) PHP
6 2 (1.30%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.30%) Clojure
7 1 (0.65%) Scala
7 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.65%) Ruby
7 1 (0.65%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 54 (35.06%) Security Cleared
2 36 (23.38%) SC Cleared
3 17 (11.04%) DV Cleared
4 12 (7.79%) CEH
4 12 (7.79%) CISSP
5 8 (5.19%) IBM WebSphere Certification
6 5 (3.25%) Degree
7 4 (2.60%) ISEB
8 3 (1.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.95%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.65%) APMP
9 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.65%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (9.09%) ISO 9000
3 4 (2.60%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.30%) QA
4 2 (1.30%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.30%) SLA
5 1 (0.65%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (3.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (22.08%) Oracle
2 12 (7.79%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.19%) SAP
4 7 (4.55%) IBM
5 4 (2.60%) Hyperion
6 3 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.95%) HP
6 3 (1.95%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.30%) Siebel
7 2 (1.30%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (1.30%) Software AG
7 2 (1.30%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.30%) webMethods
7 2 (1.30%) Rackspace
7 2 (1.30%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.65%) Talend
8 1 (0.65%) F5
8 1 (0.65%) RedPrairie
8 1 (0.65%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.65%) Jaspersoft
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