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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 23 29 20
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing SOA 15 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 10.27% 3.77% 6.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.63% 4.57% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 1
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£686 £550 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.77% +19.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £46.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-21.19% +35.29%
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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
129 175 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 88.36% 82.55% 55.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 146 14
Average daily rate £498 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.14% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £731 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.31 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 2015, 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 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 15 (88.24%) UML
2 15 (88.24%) ISEB
2 15 (88.24%) Manufacturing
2 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (88.24%) .NET Framework
2 15 (88.24%) Change Control
3 14 (82.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (82.35%) Retail
3 14 (82.35%) Content Management
3 14 (82.35%) Workflow
3 14 (82.35%) Information Security
3 14 (82.35%) CMS
3 14 (82.35%) GIS
3 14 (82.35%) Management Information System
3 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 14 (82.35%) CRM
3 14 (82.35%) ITIL
3 14 (82.35%) PRINCE2
3 14 (82.35%) ISO 9000
3 14 (82.35%) C#
3 14 (82.35%) SAP
4 13 (76.47%) Web Services
5 12 (70.59%) VB
6 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
7 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
8 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
9 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
10 2 (11.76%) K2 blackpearl

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 14 (82.35%) CMS
2 2 (11.76%) K2 blackpearl
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (88.24%) Manufacturing
2 14 (82.35%) Retail
3 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Solutions Architect
1 15 (88.24%) Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
3 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
3 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 15 (88.24%) .NET Framework
3 13 (76.47%) Web Services
4 2 (11.76%) JSP
5 1 (5.88%) WinForms
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.88%) WCF
5 1 (5.88%) Silverlight
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 14 (82.35%) GIS
1 14 (82.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) UML
1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (88.24%) Change Control
2 14 (82.35%) Information Security
2 14 (82.35%) Content Management
2 14 (82.35%) CRM
2 14 (82.35%) ITIL
2 14 (82.35%) PRINCE2
2 14 (82.35%) Workflow
3 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.88%) Line Management
5 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.88%) MVVM
5 1 (5.88%) Information Management
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) TDD
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) C#
2 12 (70.59%) VB
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) ISEB
2 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
3 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (82.35%) ISO 9000
1 14 (82.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.88%) JSP 440
2 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.88%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
1 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) SAP
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Veeam
2 1 (5.88%) Zerto