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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 82 93 73
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -20
Contract jobs citing SOA 56 44 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.86% 1.51% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 1.95% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 29 25
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£500 £313 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -26.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £590 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.13 £49.25 £31.46
% change year-on-year
-40.86% +56.54%
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
2259 2255 1415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.20% 77.17% 71.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1518 1507 879
Average daily rate £395 £353 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.05% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 120 65
Average hourly rate £36.40 £33.84 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% +12.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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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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 +18 19 £500 +31.57% 2
Somerset +2 14 £650 +112.24%
Bristol +4 12 £500 +11.11% 8
Gloucestershire -2 8 £550 +12.82% 1
Devon -4 2 £425 -26.08%
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (47.48%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (28.78%) .NET
3 38 (27.34%) Web Services
4 34 (24.46%) C#
5 31 (22.30%) UML
6 28 (20.14%) Microsoft
7 27 (19.42%) SQL
7 27 (19.42%) SQL Server
7 27 (19.42%) .NET Framework
8 26 (18.71%) Scrum
9 25 (17.99%) ITIL
10 24 (17.27%) CRM
10 24 (17.27%) Java
11 23 (16.55%) PRINCE2
11 23 (16.55%) Workflow
11 23 (16.55%) Security Cleared
12 22 (15.83%) Finance
12 22 (15.83%) ASP.NET
13 21 (15.11%) E-Commerce
13 21 (15.11%) Technical Architecture
13 21 (15.11%) Retail
14 20 (14.39%) CMS
15 19 (13.67%) Enterprise Architecture
15 19 (13.67%) HTML
15 19 (13.67%) Management Information System
15 19 (13.67%) ISEB
15 19 (13.67%) Change Control
16 18 (12.95%) VB
16 18 (12.95%) Linux
17 17 (12.23%) JavaScript

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (14.39%) CMS
2 8 (5.76%) WebSphere
3 6 (4.32%) WebLogic
3 6 (4.32%) IIS
4 3 (2.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.44%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.44%) JBoss
5 2 (1.44%) Liferay
5 2 (1.44%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.72%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.72%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (0.72%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.72%) JCAPS
6 1 (0.72%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.72%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.32%) MS Project
3 5 (3.60%) MS Office
4 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.72%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.72%) Summit
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.72%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.19%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.32%) SaaS
2 6 (4.32%) PaaS
3 2 (1.44%) IaaS
4 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.04%) DNS
2 3 (2.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (2.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (2.16%) Ethernet
2 3 (2.16%) LAN
2 3 (2.16%) WAN
2 3 (2.16%) Firewall
3 2 (1.44%) SSL
4 1 (0.72%) NAS
4 1 (0.72%) HTTP
4 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.72%) Telnet
4 1 (0.72%) Intranet
4 1 (0.72%) Internet
4 1 (0.72%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (19.42%) SQL Server
2 17 (12.23%) MongoDB
3 15 (10.79%) MySQL
4 13 (9.35%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (7.91%) Couchbase
5 11 (7.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 6 (4.32%) SQL Server 2000
6 6 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (4.32%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (4.32%) Oracle Database
7 5 (3.60%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.88%) IBM InfoSphere
9 3 (2.16%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.16%) DB2
10 2 (1.44%) EDRMS
10 2 (1.44%) OLTP
10 2 (1.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (7.91%) MSTest
1 11 (7.91%) NUnit
2 7 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.60%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.88%) JIRA
5 3 (2.16%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.44%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.72%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.72%) Ant
7 1 (0.72%) ERwin
General
1 22 (15.83%) Finance
2 21 (15.11%) Retail
3 16 (11.51%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.32%) Local Government
5 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.44%) Games
6 2 (1.44%) Banking
6 2 (1.44%) Billing
7 1 (0.72%) Law
7 1 (0.72%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 74 (53.24%) Architect
2 49 (35.25%) Solutions Architect
3 26 (18.71%) Developer
4 12 (8.63%) .NET Developer
5 11 (7.91%) Enterprise Architect
6 9 (6.47%) SOA Architect
6 9 (6.47%) Technical Architect
7 7 (5.04%) Applications Architect
8 6 (4.32%) Integration Architect
8 6 (4.32%) Agile .NET Developer
9 5 (3.60%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.60%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.60%) Project Manager
10 4 (2.88%) Web Developer
10 4 (2.88%) Security Engineer
10 4 (2.88%) .NET Web Developer
10 4 (2.88%) Security Specialist
10 4 (2.88%) Lead Architect
10 4 (2.88%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.88%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (28.78%) .NET
2 38 (27.34%) Web Services
3 27 (19.42%) .NET Framework
4 22 (15.83%) ASP.NET
5 19 (13.67%) HTML
6 17 (12.23%) REST
7 16 (11.51%) Middleware
8 14 (10.07%) CSS
9 12 (8.63%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (7.91%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (7.91%) Castle Windsor
11 7 (5.04%) Ajax
11 7 (5.04%) JSON
11 7 (5.04%) XSD
11 7 (5.04%) SOAP
12 6 (4.32%) WSDL
12 6 (4.32%) Spring
12 6 (4.32%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (3.60%) Java EE
13 5 (3.60%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.67%) Management Information System
2 16 (11.51%) GIS
3 13 (9.35%) Data Centre
4 8 (5.76%) Data Integration
4 8 (5.76%) Mobile App
5 7 (5.04%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.88%) iPad
7 2 (1.44%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.44%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.72%) DataPower
8 1 (0.72%) Replication
8 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.72%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.95%) Linux
2 12 (8.63%) UNIX
3 10 (7.19%) Windows
4 4 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.72%) Android
5 1 (0.72%) AIX
5 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (47.48%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (22.30%) UML
3 26 (18.71%) Scrum
4 25 (17.99%) ITIL
5 24 (17.27%) CRM
6 23 (16.55%) PRINCE2
6 23 (16.55%) Workflow
7 21 (15.11%) E-Commerce
7 21 (15.11%) Technical Architecture
8 19 (13.67%) Enterprise Architecture
8 19 (13.67%) Change Control
9 17 (12.23%) MVC
10 16 (11.51%) Content Management
11 15 (10.79%) Information Security
12 12 (8.63%) SDLC
12 12 (8.63%) TDD
12 12 (8.63%) TOGAF
13 11 (7.91%) Project Management
13 11 (7.91%) BDD
13 11 (7.91%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 34 (24.46%) C#
2 27 (19.42%) SQL
3 24 (17.27%) Java
4 18 (12.95%) VB
5 17 (12.23%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.32%) VB.NET
6 6 (4.32%) VB6
7 5 (3.60%) Ruby
8 4 (2.88%) PHP
9 3 (2.16%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.72%) Korn
10 1 (0.72%) Jython
Qualifications
1 23 (16.55%) Security Cleared
2 19 (13.67%) ISEB
3 10 (7.19%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.19%) DV Cleared
4 7 (5.04%) Degree
5 5 (3.60%) CISSP
6 1 (0.72%) APMP
6 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (10.07%) ISO 9000
3 4 (2.88%) QA
4 2 (1.44%) COBIT
5 1 (0.72%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.72%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.72%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (12.23%) Puppet
2 6 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.16%) Ansible
Vendors
1 28 (20.14%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.51%) SAP
3 14 (10.07%) Oracle
4 13 (9.35%) IBM
5 7 (5.04%) McAfee
6 6 (4.32%) TIBCO
6 6 (4.32%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.88%) VMware
7 4 (2.88%) Atlassian
7 4 (2.88%) hybris
8 3 (2.16%) F5
8 3 (2.16%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.16%) Nokia
8 3 (2.16%) Cisco
9 2 (1.44%) ATG
10 1 (0.72%) Zerto
10 1 (0.72%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.72%) Veeam
10 1 (0.72%) Teradata