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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 63 93 97
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +4
Contract jobs citing SOA 84 25 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.50% 1.11% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.42% 1.56% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 14 20
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£450 £335 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.42% -14.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £282 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £460 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £382 £395
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £50.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+27.11% -8.09%
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
2454 1603 2166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.14% 71.09% 69.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 1076 1290
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 79 154
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 September 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 September 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
Somerset +12 28 £463 +45.66% 2
Bristol +2 20 £350 +27.27% 4
Wiltshire +1 13 £475 +25.91%
Gloucestershire -17 3 £455 -9.00%
Dorset - - - - 2
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 52 (37.41%) Security Cleared
2 49 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (30.94%) .NET
4 34 (24.46%) SC Cleared
5 33 (23.74%) Scrum
6 32 (23.02%) C#
7 30 (21.58%) SQL
7 30 (21.58%) Oracle
8 28 (20.14%) Java
8 28 (20.14%) Web Services
9 27 (19.42%) Finance
9 27 (19.42%) TDD
9 27 (19.42%) IaaS
10 24 (17.27%) Unit Testing
11 22 (15.83%) K2 blackpearl
12 19 (13.67%) DV Cleared
12 19 (13.67%) ITIL
13 17 (12.23%) SQL Server
14 16 (11.51%) SOAP
14 16 (11.51%) ASP.NET
14 16 (11.51%) Middleware
15 15 (10.79%) Manufacturing
15 15 (10.79%) UML
16 14 (10.07%) BPEL
16 14 (10.07%) MVC
16 14 (10.07%) Microsoft
16 14 (10.07%) OWASP
17 13 (9.35%) Oracle BPM
17 13 (9.35%) Oracle Database
17 13 (9.35%) WebLogic

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (15.83%) K2 blackpearl
2 13 (9.35%) WebLogic
3 12 (8.63%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (7.19%) WebSphere
5 9 (6.47%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (5.76%) Oracle Service Bus
7 6 (4.32%) SharePoint
8 5 (3.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.44%) Oracle 10gAS
9 2 (1.44%) Drupal
9 2 (1.44%) IIS
9 2 (1.44%) Apache
10 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Process Server
10 1 (0.72%) AquaLogic
10 1 (0.72%) Liferay
10 1 (0.72%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (3.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (9.35%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.44%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.44%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.44%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.72%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 27 (19.42%) IaaS
2 9 (6.47%) SaaS
3 6 (4.32%) PaaS
3 6 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.76%) Firewall
2 5 (3.60%) Internet
3 2 (1.44%) HTTP
4 1 (0.72%) SSL
4 1 (0.72%) SAN
4 1 (0.72%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.72%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.23%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.35%) Oracle Database
3 8 (5.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.44%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.44%) MySQL
5 2 (1.44%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.72%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 7 (5.04%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.32%) Eclipse
3 4 (2.88%) JDeveloper
3 4 (2.88%) JUnit
3 4 (2.88%) LoadRunner
3 4 (2.88%) Maven
3 4 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.16%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (2.16%) Grunt
4 3 (2.16%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.44%) Hudson
6 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.72%) Mockito
6 1 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.72%) Subversion
6 1 (0.72%) Ant
General
1 27 (19.42%) Finance
2 15 (10.79%) Manufacturing
3 9 (6.47%) Back Office
4 5 (3.60%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.88%) Retail
6 2 (1.44%) Marketing
6 2 (1.44%) Local Government
7 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Billing
7 1 (0.72%) Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Electronics
7 1 (0.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 62 (44.60%) Architect
2 39 (28.06%) Developer
3 25 (17.99%) Solutions Architect
4 24 (17.27%) .NET Developer
5 15 (10.79%) Enterprise Architect
6 9 (6.47%) Consultant
6 9 (6.47%) Analyst
6 9 (6.47%) Security Architect
7 8 (5.76%) Integration Architect
7 8 (5.76%) SQL Developer
8 7 (5.04%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (4.32%) Java Developer
9 6 (4.32%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.60%) Lead Security Architect
10 5 (3.60%) Technical Leader
10 5 (3.60%) Lead Architect
10 5 (3.60%) Technical Architect
10 5 (3.60%) Information Architect
11 4 (2.88%) Oracle Consultant
11 4 (2.88%) Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (30.94%) .NET
2 28 (20.14%) Web Services
3 16 (11.51%) ASP.NET
3 16 (11.51%) SOAP
3 16 (11.51%) Middleware
4 13 (9.35%) XML
5 12 (8.63%) J2EE
6 11 (7.91%) HTML
6 11 (7.91%) JMS
7 10 (7.19%) REST
8 9 (6.47%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (5.76%) XSLT
9 8 (5.76%) Spring
10 6 (4.32%) CSS
10 6 (4.32%) jQuery
10 6 (4.32%) HTML5
11 5 (3.60%) JSP
11 5 (3.60%) Oracle ADF
11 5 (3.60%) Hibernate
12 4 (2.88%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.63%) RMADS
2 10 (7.19%) Open Source
3 7 (5.04%) Digital Media
4 6 (4.32%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.16%) Data Integration
6 3 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.16%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.16%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.44%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.44%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.72%) NHS
8 1 (0.72%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.91%) Linux
2 5 (3.60%) Windows
3 2 (1.44%) UNIX
3 2 (1.44%) Android
3 2 (1.44%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (23.74%) Scrum
3 27 (19.42%) TDD
4 24 (17.27%) Unit Testing
5 19 (13.67%) ITIL
6 15 (10.79%) UML
7 14 (10.07%) MVC
7 14 (10.07%) BPEL
7 14 (10.07%) OWASP
8 13 (9.35%) Enterprise Architecture
9 12 (8.63%) Risk Management
9 12 (8.63%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (7.91%) TOGAF
11 10 (7.19%) E-Commerce
12 9 (6.47%) Security Architecture
13 8 (5.76%) RUP
13 8 (5.76%) Project Management
14 7 (5.04%) Technical Architecture
14 7 (5.04%) Information Assurance
14 7 (5.04%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 32 (23.02%) C#
2 30 (21.58%) SQL
3 28 (20.14%) Java
4 8 (5.76%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.44%) C
5 2 (1.44%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.44%) Clojure
6 1 (0.72%) Perl
6 1 (0.72%) PHP
6 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.72%) Python
6 1 (0.72%) Ruby
6 1 (0.72%) PHP5
6 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 52 (37.41%) Security Cleared
2 34 (24.46%) SC Cleared
3 19 (13.67%) DV Cleared
4 10 (7.19%) CISSP
4 10 (7.19%) CEH
5 8 (5.76%) IBM WebSphere Certification
6 4 (2.88%) ISEB
6 4 (2.88%) Degree
7 3 (2.16%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.72%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.72%) APMP
8 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (8.63%) ISO 9000
3 4 (2.88%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.44%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.44%) QA
5 1 (0.72%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.44%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.72%) vCloud
3 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (21.58%) Oracle
2 14 (10.07%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.32%) IBM
4 4 (2.88%) SAP
4 4 (2.88%) HP
4 4 (2.88%) Hyperion
4 4 (2.88%) TIBCO
5 3 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.16%) JBoss
6 2 (1.44%) Siebel
6 2 (1.44%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (1.44%) Software AG
6 2 (1.44%) webMethods
6 2 (1.44%) Facebook
6 2 (1.44%) Twitter
6 2 (1.44%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.44%) Google
7 1 (0.72%) 3PAR
7 1 (0.72%) F5
7 1 (0.72%) Talend