The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for SOA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
South West / Bristol
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 54 61
Rank change year-on-year -10 +7  
Contract jobs citing SOA 7 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.84% 1.55% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.88% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 11
Median daily rate £469 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £599 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -11.11% +10.83%  

SOA is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 685 690 764
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 81.74% 82.14% 82.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 511 590
Median daily rate £388 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £279 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 18
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +6.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.88 £18.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £44.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing SOA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Bristol

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOA in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Bristol

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for SOA.

1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) Java
3 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 8 (29.63%) Banking
5 7 (25.93%) IBM
6 6 (22.22%) XML
6 6 (22.22%) Scrum
6 6 (22.22%) jQuery
6 6 (22.22%) Pega
6 6 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (22.22%) Microservices
7 5 (18.52%) Robotic Process Automation
7 5 (18.52%) Cognitive Analytics
7 5 (18.52%) Process Improvement
7 5 (18.52%) Analytics
7 5 (18.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (18.52%) IBM Blueworks
7 5 (18.52%) Dojo
7 5 (18.52%) QMS
7 5 (18.52%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (18.52%) Marketing
7 5 (18.52%) Retail
7 5 (18.52%) Quality Management
7 5 (18.52%) Process Management
7 5 (18.52%) Back Office
7 5 (18.52%) webMethods
7 5 (18.52%) DOM
7 5 (18.52%) SQL
7 5 (18.52%) .NET

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.81%) Alfresco
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (7.41%) Confluence
3 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.70%) Apache
4 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.70%) CMS
4 1 (3.70%) FileNet
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.41%) JIRA
1 2 (7.41%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.70%) Rational Rose
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 8 (29.63%) Banking
3 5 (18.52%) Back Office
3 5 (18.52%) Marketing
3 5 (18.52%) Retail
4 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
5 2 (7.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Architect
2 8 (29.63%) Developer
3 7 (25.93%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (22.22%) Technical Architect
5 5 (18.52%) Designer
5 5 (18.52%) Solutions Designer
6 4 (14.81%) BPM Designer
7 3 (11.11%) Java Developer
8 2 (7.41%) .NET Developer
8 2 (7.41%) BPM Developer
9 1 (3.70%) Development Manager
9 1 (3.70%) Digital Architect
9 1 (3.70%) Digital Solutions Architect
9 1 (3.70%) HTML CSS Developer
9 1 (3.70%) HTML Developer
9 1 (3.70%) IT Project Manager
9 1 (3.70%) Lead Developer
9 1 (3.70%) Migration Manager
9 1 (3.70%) Oracle Developer
9 1 (3.70%) Service Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) jQuery
1 6 (22.22%) XML
2 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) Dojo
2 5 (18.52%) DOM
2 5 (18.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (14.81%) CSS
3 4 (14.81%) HTML
3 4 (14.81%) Middleware
3 4 (14.81%) Web Services
4 3 (11.11%) React
4 3 (11.11%) RESTful
5 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
5 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
5 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (7.41%) CSS3
5 2 (7.41%) Entity Framework
5 2 (7.41%) HTML5
5 2 (7.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Client/Server
2 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
2 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (7.41%) iPad
5 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (22.22%) Microservices
2 6 (22.22%) Scrum
3 5 (18.52%) Analytics
3 5 (18.52%) Artificial Intelligence
3 5 (18.52%) Cognitive Analytics
3 5 (18.52%) Process Improvement
3 5 (18.52%) Process Management
3 5 (18.52%) QMS
3 5 (18.52%) Quality Management
3 5 (18.52%) Robotic Process Automation
4 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (14.81%) Data Integration
4 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (14.81%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (14.81%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (14.81%) Workflow
5 3 (11.11%) Financial Modelling
5 3 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) Java
2 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (18.52%) SQL
4 4 (14.81%) C#
5 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 3 (11.11%) Chartered Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) HNC
3 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) IBM
2 6 (22.22%) Pega
3 5 (18.52%) webMethods
4 4 (14.81%) ClickSoftware Technologies
4 4 (14.81%) TIBCO
5 3 (11.11%) Oracle
6 2 (7.41%) Google
6 2 (7.41%) Microsoft