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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 89 65 75
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +10
Contract jobs citing SOA 58 81 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.77% 2.66% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 3.60% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 64 21
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£500 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £518 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +12.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +18.64%
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
2478 2250 1541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.66% 73.92% 71.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1662 1500 993
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 102 68
Average hourly rate £39.25 £33.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.98% +93.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.82 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +8 17 £504 +43.85% 8
Wiltshire +2 10 £522 +49.00% 4
Somerset -21 10 £450 +38.46% 10
Dorset - 9 £569 - 6
Devon -11 5 £450 - 1
Gloucestershire -6 1 - - 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 55 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (29.63%) Web Services
3 38 (28.15%) .NET
4 31 (22.96%) C#
5 30 (22.22%) Java
6 27 (20.00%) Linux
7 24 (17.78%) UML
7 24 (17.78%) SQL Server
7 24 (17.78%) Scrum
7 24 (17.78%) .NET Framework
8 23 (17.04%) Finance
8 23 (17.04%) Microsoft
9 22 (16.30%) ITIL
9 22 (16.30%) CRM
10 21 (15.56%) Workflow
10 21 (15.56%) Security Cleared
11 20 (14.81%) REST
12 19 (14.07%) Puppet
12 19 (14.07%) SAP
13 18 (13.33%) SQL
13 18 (13.33%) VB
13 18 (13.33%) Manufacturing
13 18 (13.33%) Middleware
13 18 (13.33%) MongoDB
14 17 (12.59%) CMS
14 17 (12.59%) GIS
14 17 (12.59%) PRINCE2
15 16 (11.85%) ASP.NET
15 16 (11.85%) Management Information System
15 16 (11.85%) ISEB

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (12.59%) CMS
2 10 (7.41%) WebSphere
3 9 (6.67%) JBoss
4 5 (3.70%) IIS
5 4 (2.96%) Node.js
6 2 (1.48%) Confluence
6 2 (1.48%) Mule
6 2 (1.48%) nginx
6 2 (1.48%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.48%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.48%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.74%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.74%) Liferay
7 1 (0.74%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.74%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 3 (2.22%) MS Project
1 3 (2.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.48%) MS Office
3 1 (0.74%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.48%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.74%) Summit
3 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.37%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.74%) SaaS
3 1 (0.74%) PaaS
3 1 (0.74%) IaaS
3 1 (0.74%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.67%) DNS
2 2 (1.48%) SSL
2 2 (1.48%) IPv6
2 2 (1.48%) WAN
2 2 (1.48%) DHCP
2 2 (1.48%) LAN
2 2 (1.48%) OSPF
2 2 (1.48%) IPsec
2 2 (1.48%) SSH
2 2 (1.48%) OpenVPN
3 1 (0.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (0.74%) NAS
3 1 (0.74%) Telnet
3 1 (0.74%) Firewall
3 1 (0.74%) VoIP
3 1 (0.74%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.74%) HTTP
3 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.74%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 18 (13.33%) MongoDB
3 14 (10.37%) MySQL
4 9 (6.67%) Couchbase
4 9 (6.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (5.93%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (5.19%) Relational Database
7 6 (4.44%) DB2
7 6 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (3.70%) RDBMS
8 5 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (2.96%) Oracle Database
10 3 (2.22%) IBM InfoSphere
10 3 (2.22%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.48%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.74%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 10 (7.41%) Jenkins
2 9 (6.67%) NUnit
2 9 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.67%) MSTest
3 7 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (4.44%) JIRA
5 2 (1.48%) RSpec
5 2 (1.48%) Grunt
5 2 (1.48%) CasperJS
5 2 (1.48%) GitLab
5 2 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.74%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.74%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.74%) Selenium
6 1 (0.74%) Ant
6 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.74%) Rational Rose
General
1 23 (17.04%) Finance
2 18 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 15 (11.11%) Retail
4 6 (4.44%) Local Government
4 6 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.70%) Banking
6 2 (1.48%) Billing
6 2 (1.48%) Games
7 1 (0.74%) Publishing
7 1 (0.74%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.74%) Law
7 1 (0.74%) Back Office
7 1 (0.74%) Electronics
7 1 (0.74%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (47.41%) Architect
2 40 (29.63%) Solutions Architect
3 20 (14.81%) Developer
4 10 (7.41%) .NET Developer
5 8 (5.93%) SOA Architect
6 7 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (5.19%) Integration Architect
7 6 (4.44%) Technical Architect
7 6 (4.44%) Consultant
7 6 (4.44%) Enterprise Architect
8 5 (3.70%) Applications Architect
9 4 (2.96%) Security Engineer
9 4 (2.96%) Solutions Designer
9 4 (2.96%) Project Manager
9 4 (2.96%) Security Specialist
9 4 (2.96%) Designer
9 4 (2.96%) Agile .NET Developer
9 4 (2.96%) Lead Solutions Architect
9 4 (2.96%) Lead Architect
10 3 (2.22%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (29.63%) Web Services
2 38 (28.15%) .NET
3 24 (17.78%) .NET Framework
4 20 (14.81%) REST
5 18 (13.33%) Middleware
6 16 (11.85%) ASP.NET
7 13 (9.63%) HTML
8 11 (8.15%) CSS
9 10 (7.41%) SOAP
9 10 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (6.67%) Castle Windsor
10 9 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (4.44%) RESTful
11 6 (4.44%) Java EE
12 5 (3.70%) JSON
12 5 (3.70%) JSR 168
12 5 (3.70%) Struts
12 5 (3.70%) J2EE
12 5 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.59%) GIS
2 16 (11.85%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.93%) Mobile App
4 7 (5.19%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.19%) Data Integration
5 5 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.96%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.22%) DataPower
8 2 (1.48%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.74%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.74%) iPad
9 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.74%) Replication
9 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.74%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.00%) Linux
2 13 (9.63%) Windows
3 10 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (6.67%) UNIX
5 2 (1.48%) SmartOS
5 2 (1.48%) CoreOS
6 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.74%) AIX
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.74%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (17.78%) Scrum
2 24 (17.78%) UML
3 22 (16.30%) ITIL
3 22 (16.30%) CRM
4 21 (15.56%) Workflow
5 17 (12.59%) PRINCE2
6 16 (11.85%) Enterprise Architecture
6 16 (11.85%) Open Source
6 16 (11.85%) Change Control
7 15 (11.11%) Information Security
8 14 (10.37%) TDD
8 14 (10.37%) Technical Architecture
8 14 (10.37%) Content Management
8 14 (10.37%) DevOps
9 13 (9.63%) MVC
9 13 (9.63%) TOGAF
10 12 (8.89%) Migration
11 11 (8.15%) E-Commerce
12 10 (7.41%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (22.96%) C#
2 30 (22.22%) Java
3 18 (13.33%) SQL
3 18 (13.33%) VB
4 15 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.44%) Ruby
6 5 (3.70%) VB6
6 5 (3.70%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.96%) PHP
8 3 (2.22%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.22%) C++
9 2 (1.48%) XPath
9 2 (1.48%) Python
10 1 (0.74%) Jython
10 1 (0.74%) Korn
10 1 (0.74%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.85%) ISEB
3 10 (7.41%) DV Cleared
4 9 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.70%) CISSP
6 4 (2.96%) Degree
7 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (11.11%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.74%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.74%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.74%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (1.48%) Varnish
1 2 (1.48%) vCloud
1 2 (1.48%) KVM
1 2 (1.48%) Docker
1 2 (1.48%) LXC
1 2 (1.48%) iptables
1 2 (1.48%) Btrfs
1 2 (1.48%) Snort
1 2 (1.48%) Squid
2 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.74%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (14.07%) Puppet
2 10 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (6.67%) Ansible
4 2 (1.48%) systemd
4 2 (1.48%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.48%) Nessus
4 2 (1.48%) HAProxy
4 2 (1.48%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 23 (17.04%) Microsoft
2 19 (14.07%) SAP
3 16 (11.85%) IBM
4 15 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 13 (9.63%) Oracle
6 10 (7.41%) VMware
7 7 (5.19%) McAfee
8 5 (3.70%) TIBCO
9 4 (2.96%) Atlassian
10 3 (2.22%) ESRI
10 3 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.48%) ATG
11 2 (1.48%) SaltStack
11 2 (1.48%) MuleSoft
12 1 (0.74%) Zerto
12 1 (0.74%) Veeam
12 1 (0.74%) hybris
12 1 (0.74%) F5
12 1 (0.74%) Rackspace
12 1 (0.74%) CheckPoint
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