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 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 73 77 72
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing SOA 79 33 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.41% 1.53% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 2.17% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 20 31
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £520 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £405
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.23%
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 £29.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+61.01% -19.17%
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
2421 1523 2011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.72% 70.48% 67.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1666 1007 1162
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 99 146
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.51 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 30 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 30 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 -5 28 £450 -5.26% 7
Somerset +5 19 £456 +43.24% 2
Wiltshire -1 14 £500 - 1
Devon -20 8 £550 -21.42%
Gloucestershire -11 1 - - 3
Dorset - - - - 4
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 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 55 (34.81%) Security Cleared
2 54 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (27.22%) Java
4 42 (26.58%) .NET
5 38 (24.05%) C#
6 37 (23.42%) Oracle
6 37 (23.42%) SC Cleared
7 36 (22.78%) Scrum
8 35 (22.15%) Web Services
9 33 (20.89%) SQL
10 30 (18.99%) TDD
11 29 (18.35%) IaaS
12 27 (17.09%) Finance
13 25 (15.82%) Unit Testing
14 24 (15.19%) ITIL
15 23 (14.56%) K2 blackpearl
16 19 (12.03%) XML
16 19 (12.03%) ASP.NET
16 19 (12.03%) Middleware
17 18 (11.39%) Linux
17 18 (11.39%) J2EE
17 18 (11.39%) E-Commerce
17 18 (11.39%) Oracle Database
18 17 (10.76%) DV Cleared
19 16 (10.13%) BPEL
19 16 (10.13%) UML
19 16 (10.13%) OWASP
20 15 (9.49%) HTML
20 15 (9.49%) Continuous Integration
20 15 (9.49%) ISO/IEC 27001

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 23 (14.56%) K2 blackpearl
2 13 (8.23%) WebLogic
2 13 (8.23%) Oracle Service Bus
3 10 (6.33%) WebSphere
4 9 (5.70%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (5.70%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (5.06%) SharePoint
6 7 (4.43%) CMS
7 5 (3.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.90%) JBoss
9 2 (1.27%) Oracle 10gAS
9 2 (1.27%) Drupal
9 2 (1.27%) Apache
9 2 (1.27%) NetWeaver
9 2 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.63%) Liferay
10 1 (0.63%) Lync
10 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.63%) AquaLogic
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (3.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (8.23%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.27%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.27%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.27%) SAP ECC
3 1 (0.63%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 29 (18.35%) IaaS
2 9 (5.70%) SaaS
3 6 (3.80%) PaaS
3 6 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.06%) Firewall
2 4 (2.53%) Internet
3 2 (1.27%) HTTP
4 1 (0.63%) AMQP
4 1 (0.63%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.63%) SSL
4 1 (0.63%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.39%) Oracle Database
2 14 (8.86%) SQL Server
3 13 (8.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.53%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.27%) MySQL
6 2 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.27%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.63%) Big Data
7 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.63%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (6.33%) Maven
1 10 (6.33%) Eclipse
2 9 (5.70%) Visual Studio
3 8 (5.06%) Hudson
3 8 (5.06%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.80%) JUnit
5 5 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.16%) Ant
6 4 (2.53%) Subversion
6 4 (2.53%) NetBeans
6 4 (2.53%) JDeveloper
6 4 (2.53%) LoadRunner
7 3 (1.90%) Grunt
7 3 (1.90%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (1.90%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (1.27%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.63%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.63%) Mockito
9 1 (0.63%) JIRA
General
1 27 (17.09%) Finance
2 13 (8.23%) Manufacturing
3 9 (5.70%) Back Office
4 4 (2.53%) Retail
5 2 (1.27%) Local Government
5 2 (1.27%) Marketing
6 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.63%) Legal
6 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Military
6 1 (0.63%) Billing
6 1 (0.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (42.41%) Architect
2 49 (31.01%) Developer
3 27 (17.09%) .NET Developer
4 25 (15.82%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (8.86%) Enterprise Architect
6 13 (8.23%) Java Developer
7 11 (6.96%) Security Architect
8 9 (5.70%) Analyst
8 9 (5.70%) Technical Architect
8 9 (5.70%) Consultant
9 8 (5.06%) SQL Developer
9 8 (5.06%) Integration Architect
10 7 (4.43%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (3.80%) Technical Leader
11 6 (3.80%) Lead Architect
11 6 (3.80%) Information Architect
11 6 (3.80%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.80%) Lead Security Architect
12 5 (3.16%) Senior Developer
12 5 (3.16%) Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (26.58%) .NET
2 35 (22.15%) Web Services
3 19 (12.03%) XML
3 19 (12.03%) ASP.NET
3 19 (12.03%) Middleware
4 18 (11.39%) J2EE
5 15 (9.49%) HTML
6 14 (8.86%) SOAP
7 12 (7.59%) Spring
7 12 (7.59%) CSS
8 11 (6.96%) jQuery
9 10 (6.33%) JSON
9 10 (6.33%) REST
10 9 (5.70%) JMS
11 8 (5.06%) Hibernate
11 8 (5.06%) Ajax
11 8 (5.06%) Oracle Fusion
11 8 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (4.43%) JSP
13 6 (3.80%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.86%) RMADS
2 12 (7.59%) Open Source
3 10 (6.33%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.43%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.90%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.90%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.90%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.27%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.63%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.63%) PMI
7 1 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.39%) Linux
2 3 (1.90%) Windows
3 2 (1.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (22.78%) Scrum
3 30 (18.99%) TDD
4 25 (15.82%) Unit Testing
5 24 (15.19%) ITIL
6 18 (11.39%) E-Commerce
7 16 (10.13%) BPEL
7 16 (10.13%) UML
7 16 (10.13%) OWASP
8 15 (9.49%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (8.86%) Risk Management
10 13 (8.23%) MVC
10 13 (8.23%) Enterprise Architecture
11 12 (7.59%) TOGAF
11 12 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (6.96%) Data Modelling
13 10 (6.33%) Mentoring
14 9 (5.70%) Security Architecture
14 9 (5.70%) Information Assurance
14 9 (5.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (27.22%) Java
2 38 (24.05%) C#
3 33 (20.89%) SQL
4 14 (8.86%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.53%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.27%) C
6 2 (1.27%) PHP
6 2 (1.27%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.27%) ABAP
6 2 (1.27%) Clojure
7 1 (0.63%) Scala
7 1 (0.63%) PHP5
7 1 (0.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 55 (34.81%) Security Cleared
2 37 (23.42%) SC Cleared
3 17 (10.76%) DV Cleared
4 12 (7.59%) CEH
4 12 (7.59%) CISSP
5 8 (5.06%) IBM WebSphere Certification
6 5 (3.16%) Degree
7 3 (1.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.90%) ISEB
7 3 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.90%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.63%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (8.86%) ISO 9000
3 4 (2.53%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.27%) QA
4 2 (1.27%) SLA
4 2 (1.27%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.63%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.27%) Puppet
2 2 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (23.42%) Oracle
2 12 (7.59%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.06%) SAP
4 7 (4.43%) IBM
5 4 (2.53%) Hyperion
6 3 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.90%) HP
6 3 (1.90%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.27%) ATG
7 2 (1.27%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (1.27%) Siebel
7 2 (1.27%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.27%) Rackspace
7 2 (1.27%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.63%) Jaspersoft
8 1 (0.63%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.63%) Talend
8 1 (0.63%) F5
8 1 (0.63%) RedPrairie
8 1 (0.63%) webMethods
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