The first table below looks at the demand for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 23 April 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 Taunton 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 33 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing SOA 6 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 2.86% 7.69% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.47% 14.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Average daily rate £573 £458 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.25 £34.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+44.85% -6.20%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
173 42 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 82.38% 53.85% 82.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 14 20
Average daily rate £350 £320 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -12.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.31 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
SOA
Somerset

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Taunton region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

SOA
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 6 (54.55%) DV Cleared
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) Manufacturing
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Retail
3 4 (36.36%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (36.36%) Change Control
3 4 (36.36%) IBM
3 4 (36.36%) HP
3 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
3 4 (36.36%) Middleware
3 4 (36.36%) Oracle
3 4 (36.36%) MS Office
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL
3 4 (36.36%) UML
3 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
4 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (27.27%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) Summit
5 1 (9.09%) ISO 14001
5 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
5 1 (9.09%) Web Services
5 1 (9.09%) XML
5 1 (9.09%) Java
5 1 (9.09%) J2EE

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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.

Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Spreadsheet
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Summit
General
1 5 (45.45%) Manufacturing
1 5 (45.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Architect
2 6 (54.55%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (36.36%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) Technical Design Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) J2EE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Change Control
2 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) UML
3 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (27.27%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) DV Cleared
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO 14001
1 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) IBM
1 4 (36.36%) HP
1 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle