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 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 24 40 34
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -6
Contract jobs citing SOA 14 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 3.90% 2.05% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.90% 2.62% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 4
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£425 £380 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -10.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £416 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.30% +11.00%
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%
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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
286 344 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 79.67% 78.54% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 265 168
Average daily rate £450 £400 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 2
Average hourly rate £20.19 £22.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 13 (44.83%) Finance
2 10 (34.48%) UML
3 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (20.69%) WebSphere
4 6 (20.69%) E-Commerce
4 6 (20.69%) IBM InfoSphere
5 5 (17.24%) IBM
6 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (13.79%) Banking
6 4 (13.79%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 3 (10.34%) SSL
7 3 (10.34%) Project Management
7 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
7 3 (10.34%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (10.34%) Middleware
7 3 (10.34%) N-Tier
7 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
7 3 (10.34%) Web Services
7 3 (10.34%) XSD
7 3 (10.34%) C#
7 3 (10.34%) HTML
7 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
7 3 (10.34%) SQL
7 3 (10.34%) .NET
7 3 (10.34%) J2EE
7 3 (10.34%) DB2
7 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
7 3 (10.34%) CSS
7 3 (10.34%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (10.34%) Ajax

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (20.69%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.90%) CMS
3 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (3.45%) IBM HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) SSL
2 1 (3.45%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) IBM InfoSphere
2 3 (10.34%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Ant
General
1 13 (44.83%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
3 3 (10.34%) Retail
3 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Architect
2 12 (41.38%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (17.24%) Applications Architect
4 4 (13.79%) SOA Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Technical Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Technical Leader
6 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Release Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Applications Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) Web Architect
7 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 3 (10.34%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (10.34%) Middleware
2 3 (10.34%) Web Services
2 3 (10.34%) XSD
2 3 (10.34%) HTML
2 3 (10.34%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) J2EE
2 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
2 3 (10.34%) CSS
2 3 (10.34%) Ajax
3 2 (6.90%) WSDL
4 1 (3.45%) XSL
4 1 (3.45%) XSLT
4 1 (3.45%) XML
4 1 (3.45%) SOAP
4 1 (3.45%) REST
4 1 (3.45%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) N-Tier
1 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) UNIX
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) UML
2 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (20.69%) E-Commerce
4 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.34%) Project Management
5 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.34%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (10.34%) TOGAF
5 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
5 3 (10.34%) Line Management
6 2 (6.90%) Data Management
6 2 (6.90%) Data Architecture
6 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.45%) Change Management
7 1 (3.45%) Load Testing
7 1 (3.45%) BPMN
7 1 (3.45%) Release Management
7 1 (3.45%) Software Architecture
7 1 (3.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) C#
1 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
1 3 (10.34%) Jython
1 3 (10.34%) Korn
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) IBM
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) Siebel
3 2 (6.90%) SAP
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle