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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 12 14 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing SOA 15 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 14.15% 5.66% 14.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.07% 7.50% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £318 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.60% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £393 £413
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.50 £33.43
% change year-on-year
+61.01% -11.75%
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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
83 40 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 78.30% 75.47% 69.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 27 13
Average daily rate £348 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £286 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.30 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.32% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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
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 20 October 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 31 (91.18%) Security Cleared
2 26 (76.47%) SC Cleared
3 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (50.00%) TDD
4 17 (50.00%) Scrum
4 17 (50.00%) C#
4 17 (50.00%) .NET
4 17 (50.00%) IaaS
5 16 (47.06%) Unit Testing
6 15 (44.12%) K2 blackpearl
7 14 (41.18%) SQL
8 11 (32.35%) DV Cleared
9 8 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (23.53%) OWASP
9 8 (23.53%) RMADS
9 8 (23.53%) ITIL
9 8 (23.53%) ISO 9000
9 8 (23.53%) CISSP
9 8 (23.53%) CEH
9 8 (23.53%) Risk Management
10 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET
10 7 (20.59%) Manufacturing
11 5 (14.71%) Information Assurance
11 5 (14.71%) Digital Media
12 4 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
12 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
12 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
12 4 (11.76%) Firewall
13 3 (8.82%) Back Office
13 3 (8.82%) Security Architecture

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (44.12%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 17 (50.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) Firewall
2 2 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (20.59%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.82%) Back Office
3 2 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Developer
2 16 (47.06%) Architect
3 15 (44.12%) .NET Developer
4 7 (20.59%) Security Architect
5 6 (17.65%) SQL Developer
6 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (11.76%) Lead Security Architect
7 4 (11.76%) Lead Architect
7 4 (11.76%) Technical Architect
7 4 (11.76%) Information Architect
8 2 (5.88%) C# Developer
8 2 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (2.94%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (50.00%) .NET
2 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.94%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) RMADS
2 5 (14.71%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (50.00%) TDD
2 17 (50.00%) Scrum
3 16 (47.06%) Unit Testing
4 8 (23.53%) OWASP
4 8 (23.53%) ITIL
4 8 (23.53%) Risk Management
5 5 (14.71%) Information Assurance
6 4 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (8.82%) Security Architecture
8 2 (5.88%) MVC
9 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
9 1 (2.94%) Load Balancing
9 1 (2.94%) Information Security
9 1 (2.94%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (50.00%) C#
2 14 (41.18%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (91.18%) Security Cleared
2 26 (76.47%) SC Cleared
3 11 (32.35%) DV Cleared
4 8 (23.53%) CISSP
4 8 (23.53%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) ISO 9000
1 8 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.94%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Active Directory