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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 18 16 14
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing SOA 8 22 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 8.99% 13.33% 5.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.13% 16.30% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 2
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£450 £425 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +37.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £300 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £479 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £434 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.74% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.80%
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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
79 135 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 88.76% 81.82% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 113 16
Average daily rate £399 £353 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.12% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
1 13 (86.67%) Manufacturing
2 12 (80.00%) GIS
2 12 (80.00%) ISEB
2 12 (80.00%) .NET
2 12 (80.00%) SAP
2 12 (80.00%) UML
2 12 (80.00%) Information Security
2 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (80.00%) .NET Framework
2 12 (80.00%) Change Control
3 11 (73.33%) Content Management
3 11 (73.33%) CMS
3 11 (73.33%) CRM
3 11 (73.33%) Web Services
3 11 (73.33%) ITIL
3 11 (73.33%) PRINCE2
3 11 (73.33%) C#
3 11 (73.33%) ISO 9000
3 11 (73.33%) Management Information System
4 10 (66.67%) Workflow
4 10 (66.67%) Retail
4 10 (66.67%) VB
5 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (33.33%) ArchiMate
7 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
8 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (13.33%) Finance

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (73.33%) CMS
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) JBoss
3 1 (6.67%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (6.67%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (6.67%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 13 (86.67%) Manufacturing
2 10 (66.67%) Retail
3 2 (13.33%) Finance
4 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Architect
1 14 (93.33%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) .NET
1 12 (80.00%) .NET Framework
2 11 (73.33%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (80.00%) GIS
2 11 (73.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Replication
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) UML
1 12 (80.00%) Information Security
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (80.00%) Change Control
2 11 (73.33%) ITIL
2 11 (73.33%) PRINCE2
2 11 (73.33%) Content Management
2 11 (73.33%) CRM
3 10 (66.67%) Workflow
4 5 (33.33%) ArchiMate
5 2 (13.33%) Line Management
5 2 (13.33%) Change Management
5 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Test Management
6 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) C#
2 10 (66.67%) VB
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) ISEB
2 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (73.33%) ISO 9000
3 1 (6.67%) ISO 9001
3 1 (6.67%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (80.00%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Veeam
3 1 (6.67%) Zerto