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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 81 78 62
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Contract jobs citing SOA 61 44 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.94% 1.77% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 2.47% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 38 36
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£540 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £691 £668 £538
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 £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
2272 1784 1774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.29% 71.65% 70.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1533 1145 1116
Average daily rate £413 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 99 100
Average hourly rate £36.40 £27.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.81% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Wiltshire +10 19 £540 +44.00% 4
Bristol -4 13 £469 +4.16% 9
Somerset +7 12 £675 +117.74% 2
Dorset -7 5 £600 +19.40% 6
Devon -14 2 £540 -1.81% 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 6
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 45 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (28.26%) Java
3 35 (25.36%) Finance
4 34 (24.64%) Security Cleared
5 27 (19.57%) Oracle
5 27 (19.57%) Web Services
6 26 (18.84%) .NET
6 26 (18.84%) ITIL
6 26 (18.84%) UML
7 23 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 23 (16.67%) C#
7 23 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 21 (15.22%) TOGAF
8 21 (15.22%) Middleware
9 20 (14.49%) Microsoft
9 20 (14.49%) Linux
9 20 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (14.49%) IaaS
10 19 (13.77%) Management Information System
11 18 (13.04%) CMS
11 18 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (12.32%) Enterprise Architecture
13 16 (11.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 16 (11.59%) Retail
13 16 (11.59%) PRINCE2
13 16 (11.59%) CRM
13 16 (11.59%) SQL
13 16 (11.59%) J2EE
13 16 (11.59%) SAP
14 15 (10.87%) Business Intelligence

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 18 (13.04%) CMS
2 10 (7.25%) WebLogic
2 10 (7.25%) Oracle Service Bus
3 6 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (2.90%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.45%) WebSphere Process Server
5 2 (1.45%) NetWeaver
5 2 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.45%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.45%) Liferay
6 1 (0.72%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (0.72%) JCAPS
6 1 (0.72%) SAS
6 1 (0.72%) JBoss
6 1 (0.72%) Apache
6 1 (0.72%) IIS
6 1 (0.72%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.72%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 6 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.17%) MS Project
2 3 (2.17%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.90%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.45%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.45%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.45%) SAP ECC
3 1 (0.72%) Tridion
3 1 (0.72%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.49%) IaaS
2 10 (7.25%) SaaS
3 8 (5.80%) PaaS
4 6 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.52%) Firewall
2 3 (2.17%) SSL
3 2 (1.45%) Internet
3 2 (1.45%) LAN
3 2 (1.45%) WAN
3 2 (1.45%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.45%) HTTP
3 2 (1.45%) AMQP
3 2 (1.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (1.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.70%) Oracle Database
2 9 (6.52%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (5.07%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (4.35%) IBM InfoSphere
5 4 (2.90%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.90%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.17%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.17%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.17%) DB2
7 2 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.45%) EDRMS
7 2 (1.45%) OLTP
7 2 (1.45%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.45%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.45%) Big Data
8 1 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.72%) MySQL
8 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 13 (9.42%) Jenkins
2 7 (5.07%) Hudson
2 7 (5.07%) TeamCity
2 7 (5.07%) Maven
3 4 (2.90%) NetBeans
3 4 (2.90%) Ant
3 4 (2.90%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.90%) Eclipse
4 3 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.17%) JUnit
4 3 (2.17%) Subversion
5 2 (1.45%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.45%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.45%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (1.45%) GitLab
6 1 (0.72%) ERwin
6 1 (0.72%) JIRA
General
1 35 (25.36%) Finance
2 16 (11.59%) Retail
3 13 (9.42%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.90%) Local Government
4 4 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.90%) Banking
5 2 (1.45%) Marketing
6 1 (0.72%) Billing
6 1 (0.72%) Legal
6 1 (0.72%) Military
6 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (56.52%) Architect
2 44 (31.88%) Solutions Architect
3 25 (18.12%) Developer
4 14 (10.14%) Technical Architect
5 10 (7.25%) Java Developer
6 9 (6.52%) Enterprise Architect
7 8 (5.80%) Analyst
7 8 (5.80%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.07%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.07%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (5.07%) Applications Architect
9 6 (4.35%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.62%) Security Architect
11 4 (2.90%) Technical Solutions Architect
11 4 (2.90%) .NET Developer
11 4 (2.90%) Data Modeller
12 3 (2.17%) Software Engineer
12 3 (2.17%) Technical Leader
12 3 (2.17%) Data Analyst
12 3 (2.17%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (19.57%) Web Services
2 26 (18.84%) .NET
3 21 (15.22%) Middleware
4 16 (11.59%) J2EE
5 13 (9.42%) XML
5 13 (9.42%) HTML
6 12 (8.70%) ASP.NET
6 12 (8.70%) .NET Framework
6 12 (8.70%) JSON
7 11 (7.97%) Spring
8 10 (7.25%) Ajax
9 9 (6.52%) Oracle Fusion
9 9 (6.52%) CSS
10 6 (4.35%) jQuery
10 6 (4.35%) Hibernate
10 6 (4.35%) SOAP
10 6 (4.35%) REST
11 5 (3.62%) JSP
11 5 (3.62%) Java EE
12 4 (2.90%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.77%) Management Information System
2 10 (7.25%) Open Source
3 9 (6.52%) GIS
4 8 (5.80%) Digital Media
5 6 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.62%) RMADS
6 5 (3.62%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.90%) Data Integration
8 3 (2.17%) N-Tier
8 3 (2.17%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.45%) Reference Data
9 2 (1.45%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.45%) iPad
9 2 (1.45%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.72%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.72%) NHS
10 1 (0.72%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.49%) Linux
2 5 (3.62%) UNIX
3 4 (2.90%) Windows
4 1 (0.72%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (18.84%) ITIL
2 26 (18.84%) UML
3 23 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 21 (15.22%) TOGAF
5 20 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (12.32%) Enterprise Architecture
8 16 (11.59%) PRINCE2
8 16 (11.59%) CRM
9 15 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (10.87%) Project Management
10 14 (10.14%) Scrum
11 13 (9.42%) Workflow
11 13 (9.42%) Technical Architecture
11 13 (9.42%) Data Modelling
12 11 (7.97%) Content Management
12 11 (7.97%) Software Engineering
13 10 (7.25%) Information Security
13 10 (7.25%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 39 (28.26%) Java
2 23 (16.67%) C#
3 16 (11.59%) SQL
4 11 (7.97%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.80%) VB
6 4 (2.90%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.17%) Jython
7 3 (2.17%) Korn
8 2 (1.45%) Ruby
8 2 (1.45%) ABAP
8 2 (1.45%) PHP
8 2 (1.45%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.72%) Scala
9 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.72%) C
9 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.72%) VB6
9 1 (0.72%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 34 (24.64%) Security Cleared
2 23 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.70%) ISEB
4 7 (5.07%) Degree
5 6 (4.35%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.62%) CISSP
6 5 (3.62%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (3.62%) CEH
7 2 (1.45%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.72%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.72%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (9.42%) ISO 9000
3 7 (5.07%) QA
4 2 (1.45%) COBIT
5 1 (0.72%) SLA
5 1 (0.72%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (5.07%) Puppet
1 7 (5.07%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (19.57%) Oracle
2 20 (14.49%) Microsoft
3 16 (11.59%) SAP
4 11 (7.97%) IBM
5 4 (2.90%) TIBCO
6 3 (2.17%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.45%) ATG
7 2 (1.45%) HP
7 2 (1.45%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.45%) Informatica
7 2 (1.45%) Cisco
7 2 (1.45%) Nokia
7 2 (1.45%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.45%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (1.45%) Siebel
7 2 (1.45%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.45%) hybris
7 2 (1.45%) F5
8 1 (0.72%) ForgeRock
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