The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 29 36 33
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing SOA 21 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 4.26% 2.09% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.53% 2.69% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 2
Average daily rate
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£500 £495 £377
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +31.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £675 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £377
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +15.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +18.64%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
380 334 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 77.08% 77.67% 72.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 261 181
Average daily rate £446 £436 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.29% +3.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 3
Average hourly rate £13.75 £22.69 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.40% -27.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £20.00 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £125.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Swindon region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 15 (50.00%) Finance
2 12 (40.00%) Middleware
3 10 (33.33%) XSLT
4 9 (30.00%) SQL
4 9 (30.00%) Oracle
4 9 (30.00%) Workflow
4 9 (30.00%) BPEL
5 8 (26.67%) Oracle BI EE
5 8 (26.67%) Oracle Workflow
5 8 (26.67%) Shell Script
5 8 (26.67%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (26.67%) PL/SQL
5 8 (26.67%) SOAP
5 8 (26.67%) Linux
5 8 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (26.67%) IBM
5 8 (26.67%) JDeveloper
5 8 (26.67%) XQuery
5 8 (26.67%) Informatica
6 7 (23.33%) REST
7 6 (20.00%) DataPower
8 5 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (16.67%) Siebel
8 5 (16.67%) ERP
8 5 (16.67%) J2EE
8 5 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
9 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database
9 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (13.33%) XML
9 4 (13.33%) CRM

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 8 (26.67%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.67%) Mule
2 2 (6.67%) Mule ESB
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
Business Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) SSL
1 1 (3.33%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) Oracle BI EE
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 3 (10.00%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) JDeveloper
2 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) Ant
General
1 15 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Architect
2 6 (20.00%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) SOA Architect
3 5 (16.67%) OBIEE Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Developer Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Support Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Applications Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Support
6 2 (6.67%) Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Integration Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Integration Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Release Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) Web Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Middleware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) Middleware
2 10 (33.33%) XSLT
3 8 (26.67%) SOAP
4 7 (23.33%) REST
5 5 (16.67%) J2EE
6 4 (13.33%) XML
6 4 (13.33%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (10.00%) XSD
7 3 (10.00%) XSL
7 3 (10.00%) HTML
8 2 (6.67%) WSDL
8 2 (6.67%) Ajax
8 2 (6.67%) XHTML
8 2 (6.67%) CSS
8 2 (6.67%) Web Services
9 1 (3.33%) JMS
9 1 (3.33%) Java SE
9 1 (3.33%) Java EE
9 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 1 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) DataPower
2 1 (3.33%) Visualisation
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Workflow
1 9 (30.00%) BPEL
2 8 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (16.67%) ERP
3 5 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
4 4 (13.33%) CRM
4 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (10.00%) ITSM
5 3 (10.00%) TOGAF
5 3 (10.00%) UML
5 3 (10.00%) Service Management
6 2 (6.67%) EAI
6 2 (6.67%) Data Transformation
7 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.33%) SDLC
7 1 (3.33%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.33%) Change Management
7 1 (3.33%) OO
7 1 (3.33%) ITIL
7 1 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) SQL
2 8 (26.67%) XQuery
2 8 (26.67%) Shell Script
2 8 (26.67%) PL/SQL
3 3 (10.00%) Java
3 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.67%) XPath
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Oracle
2 8 (26.67%) IBM
2 8 (26.67%) Informatica
3 5 (16.67%) Siebel
4 2 (6.67%) MuleSoft
5 1 (3.33%) SAP