The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 61 77 107
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +30
Contract jobs citing SOA 79 37 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.58% 1.73% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.56% 2.45% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 22 16
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£400 £363 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -14.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £277 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £425 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -7.95%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2221 1510 2114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.46% 70.46% 69.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1476 979 1296
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 65 130
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
SOA
England

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 July 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 July 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 +10 38 £325 +2.36% 4
Wiltshire -8 8 £350 -17.64% 4
Bristol -25 8 £350 +12.90% 17
Gloucestershire -18 3 £455 -9.00% 3
Dorset - - - - 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 45 (34.62%) Security Cleared
2 43 (33.08%) .NET
3 34 (26.15%) SQL
4 33 (25.38%) Scrum
5 32 (24.62%) C#
6 31 (23.85%) Oracle
7 28 (21.54%) TDD
8 27 (20.77%) Java
9 25 (19.23%) Web Services
9 25 (19.23%) SC Cleared
10 23 (17.69%) DV Cleared
11 22 (16.92%) Unit Testing
11 22 (16.92%) WebLogic
11 22 (16.92%) K2 blackpearl
12 21 (16.15%) Manufacturing
13 20 (15.38%) SOAP
13 20 (15.38%) Oracle Database
14 19 (14.62%) SQL Server
14 19 (14.62%) J2EE
14 19 (14.62%) UML
14 19 (14.62%) Finance
14 19 (14.62%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (14.62%) BPEL
15 18 (13.85%) MVC
16 16 (12.31%) ASP.NET
16 16 (12.31%) Linux
17 15 (11.54%) HTML
18 14 (10.77%) ITIL
19 13 (10.00%) XML
19 13 (10.00%) XSLT

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (16.92%) WebLogic
1 22 (16.92%) K2 blackpearl
2 12 (9.23%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (6.92%) WebSphere
4 8 (6.15%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (6.15%) Oracle Service Bus
5 6 (4.62%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.62%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.54%) IIS
7 2 (1.54%) Oracle 10gAS
7 2 (1.54%) Drupal
8 1 (0.77%) nginx
8 1 (0.77%) Lync
8 1 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle BPEL
8 1 (0.77%) AquaLogic
8 1 (0.77%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.77%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (3.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (8.46%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (6.15%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.54%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (1.54%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.54%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.77%) Cordys
5 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.77%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.69%) IaaS
2 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.31%) SaaS
4 2 (1.54%) PaaS
4 2 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.08%) SAN
1 4 (3.08%) Internet
2 2 (1.54%) HTTP
3 1 (0.77%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.77%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.77%) Firewall
3 1 (0.77%) LAN
3 1 (0.77%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 19 (14.62%) SQL Server
3 12 (9.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (5.38%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (3.85%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.54%) MySQL
6 2 (1.54%) Big Data
7 1 (0.77%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.77%) Redis
7 1 (0.77%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 9 (6.92%) JDeveloper
1 9 (6.92%) Visual Studio
2 8 (6.15%) Eclipse
3 6 (4.62%) JUnit
3 6 (4.62%) Maven
3 6 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.08%) Ant
4 4 (3.08%) LoadRunner
4 4 (3.08%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.31%) Mockito
5 3 (2.31%) Grunt
5 3 (2.31%) Subversion
5 3 (2.31%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (1.54%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.77%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.77%) Hudson
7 1 (0.77%) JIRA
7 1 (0.77%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 21 (16.15%) Manufacturing
2 19 (14.62%) Finance
3 11 (8.46%) Retail
4 9 (6.92%) Back Office
5 6 (4.62%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.77%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.77%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 49 (37.69%) Architect
2 42 (32.31%) Developer
3 24 (18.46%) .NET Developer
4 22 (16.92%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (9.23%) Enterprise Architect
6 11 (8.46%) Consultant
7 9 (6.92%) Java Developer
8 8 (6.15%) Integration Architect
8 8 (6.15%) Analyst
8 8 (6.15%) SQL Developer
9 7 (5.38%) Security Architect
10 6 (4.62%) Oracle Consultant
10 6 (4.62%) Lead Architect
11 5 (3.85%) Lead Security Architect
11 5 (3.85%) Technical Leader
11 5 (3.85%) Information Architect
12 4 (3.08%) SOA Consultant
12 4 (3.08%) Java Architect
13 3 (2.31%) Technical Developer
13 3 (2.31%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (33.08%) .NET
2 25 (19.23%) Web Services
3 20 (15.38%) SOAP
4 19 (14.62%) J2EE
5 16 (12.31%) ASP.NET
6 15 (11.54%) HTML
7 13 (10.00%) XML
7 13 (10.00%) XSLT
7 13 (10.00%) CSS
8 12 (9.23%) Spring
8 12 (9.23%) REST
9 11 (8.46%) Middleware
10 10 (7.69%) JMS
10 10 (7.69%) jQuery
10 10 (7.69%) HTML5
11 9 (6.92%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (5.38%) JSON
13 6 (4.62%) XML Schema
13 6 (4.62%) Hibernate
14 5 (3.85%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.69%) RMADS
2 8 (6.15%) Open Source
3 3 (2.31%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.54%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.77%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.77%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.77%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.31%) Linux
2 8 (6.15%) Windows
3 6 (4.62%) UNIX
4 4 (3.08%) Android
4 4 (3.08%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.77%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (25.38%) Scrum
2 28 (21.54%) TDD
3 22 (16.92%) Unit Testing
4 19 (14.62%) UML
4 19 (14.62%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (14.62%) BPEL
5 18 (13.85%) MVC
6 14 (10.77%) ITIL
7 12 (9.23%) OWASP
8 11 (8.46%) CRM
9 10 (7.69%) PRINCE2
9 10 (7.69%) Risk Management
10 9 (6.92%) Change Control
11 8 (6.15%) RUP
11 8 (6.15%) Workflow
11 8 (6.15%) Enterprise Architecture
12 7 (5.38%) Change Management
12 7 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (4.62%) Configuration Management
13 6 (4.62%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 34 (26.15%) SQL
2 32 (24.62%) C#
3 27 (20.77%) Java
4 11 (8.46%) JavaScript
5 10 (7.69%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.85%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.85%) XQuery
7 4 (3.08%) Python
7 4 (3.08%) Perl
7 4 (3.08%) Ruby
7 4 (3.08%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.31%) Scala
8 3 (2.31%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 2 (1.54%) Clojure
10 1 (0.77%) PHP
10 1 (0.77%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (34.62%) Security Cleared
2 25 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 23 (17.69%) DV Cleared
4 8 (6.15%) CISSP
4 8 (6.15%) IBM WebSphere Certification
4 8 (6.15%) CEH
5 4 (3.08%) Degree
6 3 (2.31%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.31%) ISEB
7 2 (1.54%) OCP
7 2 (1.54%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.77%) APMP
8 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.69%) ISO 9000
2 9 (6.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.08%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.08%) QA
4 3 (2.31%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.77%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.77%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (3.08%) vCloud
2 2 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 31 (23.85%) Oracle
2 10 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.38%) HP
4 4 (3.08%) Cisco
4 4 (3.08%) SAP
4 4 (3.08%) VMware
4 4 (3.08%) Zend
4 4 (3.08%) 3PAR
5 3 (2.31%) IBM
6 2 (1.54%) JBoss
6 2 (1.54%) Siebel
6 2 (1.54%) Hyperion
6 2 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.54%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.54%) webMethods
6 2 (1.54%) Google
6 2 (1.54%) Facebook
6 2 (1.54%) Twitter
6 2 (1.54%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.77%) F5
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