The table below looks at the statistics 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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 13 16 12
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 4.00% 11.11% 6.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.55% 15.15% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 5
Average daily rate £385 £675 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.96% +117.74%
UK excluding London average daily rate £451 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £35.35
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -0.99%
SOA
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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 Taunton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44 66 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 88.00% 73.33% 65.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 58 42
Average daily rate £433 £500 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.50% +51.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £313 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £725 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 5 (62.50%) Management Information System
2 4 (50.00%) Service Management
2 4 (50.00%) SAP
2 4 (50.00%) CRM
2 4 (50.00%) ERP
2 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) Information Security
2 4 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 4 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (50.00%) Change Control
2 4 (50.00%) Business Process Mapping
2 4 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
3 3 (37.50%) Workflow
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Publishing
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Solr
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
1 1 (12.50%) GIS
1 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
1 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 1 (12.50%) QGIS
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Publishing
2 1 (12.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Security Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) PostGIS
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Business Process Mapping
1 4 (50.00%) Change Control
1 4 (50.00%) CRM
1 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (50.00%) ERP
1 4 (50.00%) Information Security
1 4 (50.00%) Service Management
1 4 (50.00%) TOGAF
1 4 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Workflow
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Content Management
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft