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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 67 55 80
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +25
Contract jobs citing SOA 86 97 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.59% 2.95% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.42% 4.03% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 76 19
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£475 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £555 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £430 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +10.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.25 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +22.88%
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
2512 2409 1615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.53% 73.31% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1672 1590 1064
Average daily rate £400 £396 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 93 76
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.85 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +62.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.27 £42.50 £44.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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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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
Bristol 0 23 £504 +34.26% 3
Wiltshire +8 20 £488 +2.63% 3
Somerset -8 16 £450 - 2
Dorset - 10 £569 - 3
Devon -2 4 £463 -15.90% 1
Gloucestershire -9 1 - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 43 (29.86%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (29.17%) Web Services
3 38 (26.39%) .NET
4 36 (25.00%) Linux
5 34 (23.61%) Java
6 33 (22.92%) Finance
7 30 (20.83%) SQL
7 30 (20.83%) C#
8 26 (18.06%) Workflow
9 24 (16.67%) .NET Framework
9 24 (16.67%) CRM
10 23 (15.97%) Oracle
10 23 (15.97%) SQL Server
11 22 (15.28%) UML
11 22 (15.28%) Microsoft
12 20 (13.89%) IBM
12 20 (13.89%) Middleware
12 20 (13.89%) Open Source
12 20 (13.89%) REST
13 19 (13.19%) ITIL
13 19 (13.19%) SAP
14 18 (12.50%) Red Hat
14 18 (12.50%) Management Information System
15 17 (11.81%) Manufacturing
15 17 (11.81%) CMS
15 17 (11.81%) Retail
15 17 (11.81%) GIS
15 17 (11.81%) VB
15 17 (11.81%) DevOps
16 16 (11.11%) Business Intelligence

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 (11.81%) CMS
2 10 (6.94%) Oracle Workflow
2 10 (6.94%) WebSphere
3 9 (6.25%) JBoss
4 5 (3.47%) nginx
4 5 (3.47%) Confluence
4 5 (3.47%) IIS
5 4 (2.78%) Node.js
6 3 (2.08%) Mule
6 3 (2.08%) Mule ESB
7 2 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.39%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.39%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.69%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.69%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (0.69%) Apache
8 1 (0.69%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) MS Project
1 1 (0.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.69%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 10 (6.94%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (4.17%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (3.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (3.47%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.39%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.69%) Summit
5 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.39%) PaaS
2 2 (1.39%) IaaS
3 1 (0.69%) IBM PureFlex
3 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.56%) DNS
2 5 (3.47%) IPv6
2 5 (3.47%) OSPF
2 5 (3.47%) IPsec
2 5 (3.47%) SSH
2 5 (3.47%) DHCP
2 5 (3.47%) OpenVPN
3 2 (1.39%) Internet
3 2 (1.39%) LAN
3 2 (1.39%) WAN
3 2 (1.39%) SSL
4 1 (0.69%) SAN
4 1 (0.69%) Intranet
4 1 (0.69%) NAS
4 1 (0.69%) Telnet
4 1 (0.69%) Firewall
4 1 (0.69%) ATM
4 1 (0.69%) VoIP
4 1 (0.69%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.97%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.42%) MongoDB
2 15 (10.42%) Relational Database
3 13 (9.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (9.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (6.25%) Oracle BI EE
5 8 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (5.56%) MySQL
6 6 (4.17%) DB2
6 6 (4.17%) Oracle Database
7 5 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (3.47%) MariaDB
7 5 (3.47%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (3.47%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (9.03%) Jenkins
2 9 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (6.25%) JDeveloper
2 9 (6.25%) JIRA
3 5 (3.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (3.47%) RSpec
3 5 (3.47%) GitLab
4 2 (1.39%) Grunt
4 2 (1.39%) CasperJS
4 2 (1.39%) MSTest
4 2 (1.39%) Rational Rose
4 2 (1.39%) NUnit
5 1 (0.69%) Subversion
5 1 (0.69%) Ant
5 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.69%) Selenium
5 1 (0.69%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.69%) SpecFlow
General
1 33 (22.92%) Finance
2 17 (11.81%) Manufacturing
2 17 (11.81%) Retail
3 12 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.56%) Back Office
5 6 (4.17%) Banking
6 3 (2.08%) Billing
7 2 (1.39%) Local Government
8 1 (0.69%) Marketing
8 1 (0.69%) Publishing
8 1 (0.69%) Electronics
8 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 60 (41.67%) Architect
2 40 (27.78%) Solutions Architect
3 18 (12.50%) Developer
4 13 (9.03%) Consultant
5 8 (5.56%) SOA Architect
6 7 (4.86%) Analyst
6 7 (4.86%) Integration Architect
6 7 (4.86%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (4.17%) Support Analyst
7 6 (4.17%) Solutions Designer
7 6 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (4.17%) Designer
8 5 (3.47%) OBIEE Developer
8 5 (3.47%) Enterprise Architect
8 5 (3.47%) Applications Architect
9 4 (2.78%) Developer Analyst
9 4 (2.78%) Lead Solutions Architect
9 4 (2.78%) Lead Architect
9 4 (2.78%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (2.78%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (29.17%) Web Services
2 38 (26.39%) .NET
3 24 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 20 (13.89%) REST
4 20 (13.89%) Middleware
5 15 (10.42%) SOAP
6 11 (7.64%) XSLT
7 10 (6.94%) ASP.NET
8 9 (6.25%) J2EE
8 9 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (4.86%) RESTful
9 7 (4.86%) HTML
9 7 (4.86%) Java EE
10 6 (4.17%) CSS
11 5 (3.47%) XML
11 5 (3.47%) XSD
11 5 (3.47%) Struts
11 5 (3.47%) JSON
11 5 (3.47%) JSR 168
11 5 (3.47%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 17 (11.81%) GIS
3 7 (4.86%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.17%) DataPower
5 3 (2.08%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.39%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.69%) DTV
7 1 (0.69%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.69%) Replication
7 1 (0.69%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 36 (25.00%) Linux
2 13 (9.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (6.25%) Windows
4 5 (3.47%) SmartOS
4 5 (3.47%) CoreOS
4 5 (3.47%) UNIX
5 1 (0.69%) AIX
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (29.86%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (18.06%) Workflow
3 24 (16.67%) CRM
4 22 (15.28%) UML
5 20 (13.89%) Open Source
6 19 (13.19%) ITIL
7 17 (11.81%) DevOps
8 16 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (11.11%) Scrum
9 15 (10.42%) Information Security
9 15 (10.42%) Configuration Management
10 14 (9.72%) PRINCE2
10 14 (9.72%) TOGAF
10 14 (9.72%) Content Management
10 14 (9.72%) Change Control
11 13 (9.03%) Enterprise Architecture
12 12 (8.33%) BPEL
12 12 (8.33%) Migration
13 11 (7.64%) Technical Architecture
14 10 (6.94%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 34 (23.61%) Java
2 30 (20.83%) C#
2 30 (20.83%) SQL
3 17 (11.81%) VB
4 10 (6.94%) JavaScript
4 10 (6.94%) PL/SQL
5 9 (6.25%) XQuery
5 9 (6.25%) Shell Script
5 9 (6.25%) Ruby
6 5 (3.47%) VB6
6 5 (3.47%) VB.NET
6 5 (3.47%) Python
7 4 (2.78%) PHP
7 4 (2.78%) C++
8 3 (2.08%) XPath
9 2 (1.39%) C
10 1 (0.69%) Jython
10 1 (0.69%) Korn
Qualifications
1 14 (9.72%) ISEB
2 13 (9.03%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.86%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.08%) HNC
6 2 (1.39%) CISSP
7 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (9.72%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.69%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (3.47%) Varnish
1 5 (3.47%) vCloud
1 5 (3.47%) KVM
1 5 (3.47%) Docker
1 5 (3.47%) LXC
1 5 (3.47%) iptables
1 5 (3.47%) Btrfs
1 5 (3.47%) Snort
1 5 (3.47%) Squid
2 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (10.42%) Puppet
2 13 (9.03%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (8.33%) Ansible
4 5 (3.47%) systemd
4 5 (3.47%) Kubernetes
4 5 (3.47%) Nessus
4 5 (3.47%) HAProxy
4 5 (3.47%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 23 (15.97%) Oracle
2 22 (15.28%) Microsoft
3 20 (13.89%) IBM
4 19 (13.19%) SAP
5 18 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 13 (9.03%) VMware
7 10 (6.94%) Informatica
8 7 (4.86%) Siebel
9 5 (3.47%) SaltStack
10 4 (2.78%) Atlassian
10 4 (2.78%) TIBCO
11 3 (2.08%) McAfee
11 3 (2.08%) MuleSoft
11 3 (2.08%) ESRI
11 3 (2.08%) ATG
12 2 (1.39%) webMethods
12 2 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
13 1 (0.69%) CheckPoint
13 1 (0.69%) Niku
13 1 (0.69%) Cisco
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