The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 84 83 63
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -20
Contract jobs citing SOA 60 40 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.81% 1.72% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 2.45% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 26 46
Average daily rate £456 £413 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% +4.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £325 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +4.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2508 1631 2548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.72% 70.12% 70.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1546 1015 1521
Average daily rate £375 £350 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -11.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 60 154
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.20 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
SOA
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol 0 14 £438 -16.66% 2
Somerset -1 14 £555 +21.64% 2
Wiltshire -11 13 £400 -5.88% 1
Dorset +4 10 £520 -30.66% 4
Gloucestershire +1 2 £488 -7.14% 2
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 30 (31.58%) Oracle
2 26 (27.37%) .NET
2 26 (27.37%) Java
3 23 (24.21%) UML
4 20 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (18.95%) Finance
6 17 (17.89%) Web Services
6 17 (17.89%) WebLogic
6 17 (17.89%) Security Cleared
7 16 (16.84%) HTML
7 16 (16.84%) J2EE
7 16 (16.84%) XML
8 14 (14.74%) Retail
9 13 (13.68%) Enterprise Architecture
9 13 (13.68%) Manufacturing
9 13 (13.68%) Oracle Database
10 12 (12.63%) MVC
10 12 (12.63%) CSS
11 11 (11.58%) XSLT
11 11 (11.58%) ASP.NET
11 11 (11.58%) SQL Server
11 11 (11.58%) SQL
11 11 (11.58%) C#
11 11 (11.58%) PRINCE2
11 11 (11.58%) E-Commerce
11 11 (11.58%) Project Management
11 11 (11.58%) TOGAF
11 11 (11.58%) Spring
11 11 (11.58%) DV Cleared
12 10 (10.53%) HTML5

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 17 (17.89%) WebLogic
2 5 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (5.26%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (4.21%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (4.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.11%) IIS
5 1 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.05%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (1.05%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Spreadsheet
1 4 (4.21%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.32%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (4.21%) Summit
3 2 (2.11%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.21%) SAN
2 1 (1.05%) HTTP
2 1 (1.05%) LAN
2 1 (1.05%) WAN
2 1 (1.05%) Internet
2 1 (1.05%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.68%) Oracle Database
2 11 (11.58%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.32%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (4.21%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.21%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.16%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.11%) MS Access
7 2 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.11%) Big Data
8 1 (1.05%) MySQL
8 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.05%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (5.26%) JDeveloper
2 4 (4.21%) JUnit
2 4 (4.21%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.16%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.16%) Ant
3 3 (3.16%) Eclipse
3 3 (3.16%) Maven
3 3 (3.16%) Subversion
4 2 (2.11%) Mockito
4 2 (2.11%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.11%) JIRA
5 1 (1.05%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.05%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.05%) SoapUI
General
1 18 (18.95%) Finance
2 14 (14.74%) Retail
3 13 (13.68%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.11%) Marketing
5 2 (2.11%) Banking
5 2 (2.11%) Back Office
6 1 (1.05%) Electronics
6 1 (1.05%) Legal
6 1 (1.05%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 50 (52.63%) Architect
2 38 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
3 16 (16.84%) Developer
4 9 (9.47%) Analyst
5 7 (7.37%) Head of Architecture
6 6 (6.32%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (5.26%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.26%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.21%) Designer
8 4 (4.21%) Technical Design Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) Lead Architect
8 4 (4.21%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.21%) Consultant
9 3 (3.16%) Scala Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Lead Designer
9 3 (3.16%) Solutions Designer
9 3 (3.16%) Enterprise Architect
9 3 (3.16%) Java Architect
9 3 (3.16%) Lead Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.16%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (27.37%) .NET
2 17 (17.89%) Web Services
3 16 (16.84%) HTML
3 16 (16.84%) J2EE
3 16 (16.84%) XML
4 12 (12.63%) CSS
5 11 (11.58%) XSLT
5 11 (11.58%) ASP.NET
5 11 (11.58%) Spring
6 10 (10.53%) HTML5
6 10 (10.53%) SOAP
7 9 (9.47%) Middleware
8 8 (8.42%) REST
9 7 (7.37%) JSON
10 6 (6.32%) jQuery
10 6 (6.32%) XML Schema
11 5 (5.26%) WebCenter
12 4 (4.21%) CSS3
12 4 (4.21%) WCF
12 4 (4.21%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.42%) Mainframe
2 4 (4.21%) Open Source
3 2 (2.11%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.05%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.53%) Linux
2 6 (6.32%) Windows
3 5 (5.26%) UNIX
4 4 (4.21%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.21%) Android
5 3 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.05%) zOS
6 1 (1.05%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.21%) UML
2 20 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (13.68%) Enterprise Architecture
4 12 (12.63%) MVC
5 11 (11.58%) PRINCE2
5 11 (11.58%) E-Commerce
5 11 (11.58%) Project Management
5 11 (11.58%) TOGAF
6 9 (9.47%) CRM
6 9 (9.47%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (9.47%) Change Control
7 8 (8.42%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (8.42%) Logistics
7 8 (8.42%) Business Analysis
8 7 (7.37%) OO
8 7 (7.37%) Configuration Management
8 7 (7.37%) Change Management
8 7 (7.37%) Migration
8 7 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (7.37%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.37%) Java
2 11 (11.58%) SQL
2 11 (11.58%) C#
3 9 (9.47%) JavaScript
3 9 (9.47%) XQuery
4 8 (8.42%) PL/SQL
5 5 (5.26%) VB.NET
5 5 (5.26%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.21%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.21%) XPath
6 4 (4.21%) Ruby
6 4 (4.21%) Python
6 4 (4.21%) Perl
7 3 (3.16%) Scala
7 3 (3.16%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 1 (1.05%) VBA
8 1 (1.05%) VB
8 1 (1.05%) PHP
8 1 (1.05%) C
8 1 (1.05%) VB6
Qualifications
1 17 (17.89%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.58%) DV Cleared
3 8 (8.42%) Degree
4 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.11%) OCP
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (2.11%) MCAD
5 2 (2.11%) MCSD
6 1 (1.05%) Sun Certification
6 1 (1.05%) ISEB
6 1 (1.05%) OCPJWCD
6 1 (1.05%) OCPJP
6 1 (1.05%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) QA
2 4 (4.21%) ISO 14001
2 4 (4.21%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.11%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (4.21%) vCloud
1 4 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.21%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (31.58%) Oracle
2 10 (10.53%) HP
2 10 (10.53%) IBM
2 10 (10.53%) SAP
3 7 (7.37%) RedPrairie
4 4 (4.21%) 3PAR
4 4 (4.21%) Zend
4 4 (4.21%) VMware
4 4 (4.21%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.21%) Cisco
5 3 (3.16%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.11%) Google
6 2 (2.11%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.11%) Facebook
6 2 (2.11%) Twitter
7 1 (1.05%) JBoss
7 1 (1.05%) Sun
7 1 (1.05%) Telerik
7 1 (1.05%) Cordys
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