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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 9 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing SOA 21 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 16.94% 5.77% 11.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.79% 7.50% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £318 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £382 £395
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+27.11% -8.09%
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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
101 40 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 81.45% 76.92% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 27 13
Average daily rate £400 £355 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -7.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £238 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £401 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.30 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 September 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 33 (94.29%) Security Cleared
2 25 (71.43%) SC Cleared
3 23 (65.71%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (48.57%) TDD
4 17 (48.57%) C#
4 17 (48.57%) .NET
4 17 (48.57%) Scrum
5 16 (45.71%) Unit Testing
6 15 (42.86%) K2 blackpearl
6 15 (42.86%) IaaS
7 14 (40.00%) SQL
8 13 (37.14%) DV Cleared
9 8 (22.86%) Manufacturing
10 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET
11 6 (17.14%) ITIL
11 6 (17.14%) ISO 9000
11 6 (17.14%) Risk Management
11 6 (17.14%) CISSP
11 6 (17.14%) RMADS
11 6 (17.14%) OWASP
11 6 (17.14%) CEH
11 6 (17.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
12 5 (14.29%) Digital Media
13 4 (11.43%) Firewall
13 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
13 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
14 3 (8.57%) Back Office
14 3 (8.57%) Security Architecture
14 3 (8.57%) Information Assurance

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 15 (42.86%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 15 (42.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) Firewall
2 2 (5.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (22.86%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.57%) Back Office
3 2 (5.71%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Architect
1 17 (48.57%) Developer
2 15 (42.86%) .NET Developer
3 6 (17.14%) SQL Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (14.29%) Security Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Technical Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Lead Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Information Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Lead Security Architect
7 2 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (48.57%) .NET
2 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.86%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) RMADS
2 5 (14.29%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (65.71%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (48.57%) TDD
2 17 (48.57%) Scrum
3 16 (45.71%) Unit Testing
4 6 (17.14%) OWASP
4 6 (17.14%) Risk Management
4 6 (17.14%) ITIL
5 5 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (8.57%) Information Assurance
6 3 (8.57%) Security Architecture
7 2 (5.71%) Change Control
7 2 (5.71%) UML
7 2 (5.71%) MVC
8 1 (2.86%) Information Security
8 1 (2.86%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.86%) Change Management
8 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.86%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 17 (48.57%) C#
2 14 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (94.29%) Security Cleared
2 25 (71.43%) SC Cleared
3 13 (37.14%) DV Cleared
4 6 (17.14%) CISSP
4 6 (17.14%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) ISO 9000
1 6 (17.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Active Directory