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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 61 85 89
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +4
Contract jobs citing SOA 86 56 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.77% 1.76% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.63% 2.29% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 38 27
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£455 £469 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.93% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £301 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.43 £49.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-21.97% +44.85%
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
2366 2445 1630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 76.13% 76.96% 70.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1529 1513 1007
Average daily rate £400 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 107 61
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £18.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +21 26 £455 +13.75% 1
Gloucestershire +4 20 £413 -15.38% 1
Bristol +7 18 £475 +7.04% 5
Somerset +11 16 £625 +9.17% 1
Dorset -7 2 £400 -23.07% 6
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 66 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (28.57%) .NET
3 35 (23.81%) Web Services
4 34 (23.13%) C#
5 33 (22.45%) UML
6 29 (19.73%) Microsoft
6 29 (19.73%) Finance
7 27 (18.37%) SQL
7 27 (18.37%) SQL Server
8 26 (17.69%) ITIL
8 26 (17.69%) .NET Framework
9 25 (17.01%) Security Cleared
9 25 (17.01%) Scrum
9 25 (17.01%) PRINCE2
9 25 (17.01%) E-Commerce
10 24 (16.33%) Java
11 23 (15.65%) CRM
11 23 (15.65%) Retail
12 22 (14.97%) Workflow
12 22 (14.97%) ASP.NET
13 20 (13.61%) Management Information System
13 20 (13.61%) CMS
14 19 (12.93%) Technical Architecture
14 19 (12.93%) ISEB
14 19 (12.93%) Oracle
14 19 (12.93%) Change Control
15 18 (12.24%) MongoDB
15 18 (12.24%) SAP
15 18 (12.24%) HTML
15 18 (12.24%) VB

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 20 (13.61%) CMS
2 9 (6.12%) WebSphere
3 8 (5.44%) WebLogic
4 6 (4.08%) IIS
4 6 (4.08%) Oracle Service Bus
5 5 (3.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.36%) K2 blackpearl
6 2 (1.36%) Liferay
6 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.68%) SAS
7 1 (0.68%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.68%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.68%) JCAPS
7 1 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.68%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.08%) MS Project
3 5 (3.40%) MS Office
4 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.36%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.68%) Summit
2 1 (0.68%) Tridion
2 1 (0.68%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.08%) PaaS
3 5 (3.40%) SaaS
4 2 (1.36%) IaaS
5 1 (0.68%) GitHub
5 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.76%) DNS
2 4 (2.72%) SSL
3 3 (2.04%) LAN
3 3 (2.04%) WAN
3 3 (2.04%) Ethernet
3 3 (2.04%) Firewall
3 3 (2.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (2.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (1.36%) HTTP
5 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.68%) SAN
5 1 (0.68%) Intranet
5 1 (0.68%) Internet
5 1 (0.68%) Telnet
5 1 (0.68%) NAS
5 1 (0.68%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.37%) SQL Server
2 18 (12.24%) MongoDB
3 15 (10.20%) MySQL
4 11 (7.48%) Couchbase
4 11 (7.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 11 (7.48%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (6.12%) Oracle Database
6 6 (4.08%) IBM InfoSphere
6 6 (4.08%) SQL Server 2000
6 6 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.72%) DB2
8 4 (2.72%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.72%) NoSQL
9 3 (2.04%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.36%) EDRMS
10 2 (1.36%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 11 (7.48%) NUnit
1 11 (7.48%) MSTest
2 8 (5.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.08%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.40%) TeamCity
5 4 (2.72%) JIRA
6 1 (0.68%) Ant
6 1 (0.68%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.68%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.68%) ERwin
6 1 (0.68%) GitLab
6 1 (0.68%) Rational DOORS
General
1 29 (19.73%) Finance
2 23 (15.65%) Retail
3 16 (10.88%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.08%) Local Government
5 4 (2.72%) Banking
6 3 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.36%) Games
8 1 (0.68%) Back Office
8 1 (0.68%) Billing
Job Titles
1 77 (52.38%) Architect
2 49 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
3 28 (19.05%) Developer
4 13 (8.84%) Technical Architect
5 12 (8.16%) .NET Developer
6 9 (6.12%) Enterprise Architect
6 9 (6.12%) SOA Architect
7 7 (4.76%) Applications Architect
8 6 (4.08%) Integration Architect
8 6 (4.08%) Agile .NET Developer
9 5 (3.40%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.40%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.40%) Project Manager
10 4 (2.72%) Web Developer
10 4 (2.72%) Security Engineer
10 4 (2.72%) .NET Web Developer
10 4 (2.72%) Security Specialist
10 4 (2.72%) Technical Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.72%) Oracle Developer
10 4 (2.72%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (28.57%) .NET
2 35 (23.81%) Web Services
3 26 (17.69%) .NET Framework
4 22 (14.97%) ASP.NET
5 18 (12.24%) HTML
5 18 (12.24%) Middleware
6 17 (11.56%) REST
7 14 (9.52%) CSS
8 12 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (7.48%) J2EE
9 11 (7.48%) Castle Windsor
9 11 (7.48%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (5.44%) JSON
11 7 (4.76%) Spring
11 7 (4.76%) Ajax
11 7 (4.76%) XSD
12 6 (4.08%) WSDL
12 6 (4.08%) SOAP
13 5 (3.40%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (3.40%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.61%) Management Information System
2 16 (10.88%) GIS
3 8 (5.44%) Data Integration
4 7 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.40%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.72%) Open Source
6 4 (2.72%) iPad
7 3 (2.04%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.36%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.36%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.68%) DataPower
9 1 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.56%) Linux
2 14 (9.52%) UNIX
3 13 (8.84%) Windows
4 1 (0.68%) AIX
4 1 (0.68%) zOS
4 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.68%) Android
4 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (22.45%) UML
3 26 (17.69%) ITIL
4 25 (17.01%) PRINCE2
4 25 (17.01%) E-Commerce
4 25 (17.01%) Scrum
5 23 (15.65%) CRM
6 22 (14.97%) Workflow
7 19 (12.93%) Technical Architecture
7 19 (12.93%) Change Control
8 18 (12.24%) MVC
9 16 (10.88%) TOGAF
9 16 (10.88%) Content Management
10 15 (10.20%) Information Security
11 14 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
11 14 (9.52%) Project Management
11 14 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (9.52%) TDD
12 12 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (7.48%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 34 (23.13%) C#
2 27 (18.37%) SQL
3 24 (16.33%) Java
4 18 (12.24%) VB
5 15 (10.20%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.08%) VB.NET
6 6 (4.08%) VB6
7 5 (3.40%) Ruby
8 4 (2.72%) Korn
8 4 (2.72%) Jython
8 4 (2.72%) PHP
9 3 (2.04%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (17.01%) Security Cleared
2 19 (12.93%) ISEB
3 12 (8.16%) SC Cleared
4 10 (6.80%) DV Cleared
5 7 (4.76%) Degree
6 5 (3.40%) CISSP
7 2 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.68%) APMP
8 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (9.52%) ISO 9000
3 5 (3.40%) QA
4 2 (1.36%) COBIT
5 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.68%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.68%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Firmware
1 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (11.56%) Puppet
2 6 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (19.73%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.93%) Oracle
3 18 (12.24%) SAP
4 15 (10.20%) IBM
5 7 (4.76%) McAfee
6 6 (4.08%) TIBCO
7 4 (2.72%) Atlassian
7 4 (2.72%) hybris
7 4 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.04%) F5
8 3 (2.04%) ATG
8 3 (2.04%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.04%) Nokia
8 3 (2.04%) Siebel
8 3 (2.04%) Cisco
9 2 (1.36%) HP
9 2 (1.36%) Informatica
10 1 (0.68%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.68%) Citrix
10 1 (0.68%) Cognos
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