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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 116 66 67
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +1
Contract jobs citing SOA 22 94 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.79% 2.84% 2.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 3.70% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 67 67
Median daily rate £513 £490 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.59% +8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £339 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £463 £435
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
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
2189 2540 2604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.57% 76.71% 76.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1456 1695 1733
Median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 137 86
Median hourly rate £38.00 £39.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.18% +20.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £25.50 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £48.00 £40.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +2 6 £650 +30.00% 1
Bristol -22 6 £513 +1.08% 6
Somerset +12 5 £365 -18.88% 2
Gloucestershire -7 1 - - 2
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for SOA.

1 54 (49.54%) TOGAF
2 47 (43.12%) Web Services
3 43 (39.45%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (38.53%) Security Cleared
5 38 (34.86%) REST
6 34 (31.19%) XML
7 32 (29.36%) XSD
7 32 (29.36%) WSDL
7 32 (29.36%) Migration
8 31 (28.44%) Microsoft
8 31 (28.44%) SC Cleared
9 29 (26.61%) MODAF
10 26 (23.85%) Oracle
10 26 (23.85%) Zachman Framework
11 24 (22.02%) VMware
11 24 (22.02%) Data Migration
11 24 (22.02%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (21.10%) Xen
12 23 (21.10%) Microsoft Intune
12 23 (21.10%) Finance
12 23 (21.10%) Citrix
12 23 (21.10%) Virtual Environments
13 21 (19.27%) HL7
14 20 (18.35%) Use Case
14 20 (18.35%) Middleware
15 19 (17.43%) NHS
16 18 (16.51%) ERP
17 17 (15.60%) Docker
18 16 (14.68%) JIRA
18 16 (14.68%) Maven

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (13.76%) Confluence
2 7 (6.42%) CMS
3 5 (4.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (3.67%) Oracle Service Bus
4 4 (3.67%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.83%) JBoss
5 2 (1.83%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.92%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.92%) Liferay
6 1 (0.92%) Mule
6 1 (0.92%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 6 (5.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (8.26%) Oracle ASCP
2 8 (7.34%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (7.34%) Oracle ERP
3 7 (6.42%) Oracle SCM
4 4 (3.67%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.92%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.76%) GitHub
2 3 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.83%) Office 365
4 1 (0.92%) PaaS
4 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.34%) SAN
2 4 (3.67%) Internet
3 2 (1.83%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.01%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.17%) Star Schema
3 9 (8.26%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.59%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.75%) Big Data
6 3 (2.75%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.75%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.75%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.83%) Biml
7 2 (1.83%) Power BI
7 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.92%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (14.68%) Jenkins
1 16 (14.68%) JIRA
1 16 (14.68%) Maven
2 7 (6.42%) Hudson
3 6 (5.50%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (2.75%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.75%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.83%) Subversion
6 1 (0.92%) Ant
6 1 (0.92%) Babel
6 1 (0.92%) JUnit
6 1 (0.92%) webpack
General
1 23 (21.10%) Finance
2 10 (9.17%) Banking
3 4 (3.67%) Retail
4 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.75%) Marketing
5 2 (1.83%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.83%) Electronics
5 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.92%) Automotive
6 1 (0.92%) Legal
6 1 (0.92%) Military
Job Titles
1 66 (60.55%) Architect
2 18 (16.51%) Solutions Architect
3 16 (14.68%) Developer
4 10 (9.17%) Data Architect
4 10 (9.17%) Enterprise Architect
5 9 (8.26%) Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (7.34%) Consultant
7 6 (5.50%) Applications Architect
7 6 (5.50%) Business Architect
7 6 (5.50%) Oracle Developer
8 5 (4.59%) Java Engineer
8 5 (4.59%) Java Software Engineer
8 5 (4.59%) Oracle SOA Developer
8 5 (4.59%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.59%) SOA Developer
8 5 (4.59%) Software Engineer
8 5 (4.59%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.67%) Integration Architect
9 4 (3.67%) Ruby Developer
9 4 (3.67%) Senior Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (43.12%) Web Services
2 38 (34.86%) REST
3 34 (31.19%) XML
4 32 (29.36%) WSDL
4 32 (29.36%) XSD
5 20 (18.35%) Middleware
6 8 (7.34%) .NET
6 8 (7.34%) SOAP
7 6 (5.50%) RESTful
7 6 (5.50%) Spring
8 5 (4.59%) AngularJS
8 5 (4.59%) JSON
9 4 (3.67%) J2EE
9 4 (3.67%) JSON-LD
9 4 (3.67%) OAuth2
9 4 (3.67%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (3.67%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (2.75%) React
10 3 (2.75%) SAML
10 3 (2.75%) UDDI
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.43%) NHS
2 8 (7.34%) Private Cloud
3 4 (3.67%) Semantic Web
4 3 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.75%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.75%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (1.83%) Clustering
5 2 (1.83%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.83%) iPad
5 2 (1.83%) User Experience
5 2 (1.83%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.92%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.92%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.01%) Windows
2 9 (8.26%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.59%) Linux
4 2 (1.83%) Unix
5 1 (0.92%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (49.54%) TOGAF
2 43 (39.45%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (29.36%) Migration
4 29 (26.61%) MODAF
5 26 (23.85%) Zachman Framework
6 24 (22.02%) Data Migration
7 23 (21.10%) Virtual Environments
8 20 (18.35%) Use Case
9 18 (16.51%) ERP
10 15 (13.76%) Software Engineering
11 14 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (12.84%) SDLC
12 13 (11.93%) Data Modelling
12 13 (11.93%) Scrum
13 12 (11.01%) Data Architecture
13 12 (11.01%) UML
14 10 (9.17%) Content Management
14 10 (9.17%) Enterprise Architecture
14 10 (9.17%) PRINCE2
15 8 (7.34%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.93%) Java
2 6 (5.50%) JavaScript
2 6 (5.50%) SQL
3 5 (4.59%) Ruby
4 3 (2.75%) C
4 3 (2.75%) C#
4 3 (2.75%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.83%) C++
5 2 (1.83%) PHP
5 2 (1.83%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.83%) Python
5 2 (1.83%) Scala
5 2 (1.83%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.92%) Ada
6 1 (0.92%) Clojure
6 1 (0.92%) Groovy
6 1 (0.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 42 (38.53%) Security Cleared
2 31 (28.44%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.34%) MCSA
3 8 (7.34%) MCSD
3 8 (7.34%) MCSE
3 8 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.50%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (4.59%) Degree
6 2 (1.83%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.83%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (19.27%) HL7
2 3 (2.75%) COBIT
3 2 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.83%) QA
4 1 (0.92%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (22.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (21.10%) Xen
3 17 (15.60%) Docker
4 9 (8.26%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.83%) Shibboleth
5 2 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.92%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 23 (21.10%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (2.75%) OpenAM
3 2 (1.83%) OpenSSO
3 2 (1.83%) Sun Identity Manager
4 1 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (28.44%) Microsoft
2 26 (23.85%) Oracle
3 24 (22.02%) VMware
4 23 (21.10%) Citrix
5 4 (3.67%) IBM
6 3 (2.75%) ForgeRock
6 3 (2.75%) SAP
6 3 (2.75%) webMethods
7 2 (1.83%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.83%) Apple
7 2 (1.83%) Sun
8 1 (0.92%) Apprenda
8 1 (0.92%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.92%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.92%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.92%) Tableau