Period
to 20 February 2018

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 6 months to 20 February 2018 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
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 75 68
Rank change year-on-year -17 -7 +8
Contract jobs citing SOA 21 23 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.11% 1.44% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.74% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 30
Bristol median daily rate £463 £450 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -6.49% +1.32%
10th Percentile £368 £322 £324
90th Percentile £644 £575 £625
South West median daily rate £463 £450 £448
% change year-on-year +2.78% +0.56% -8.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,509 1,319 1,394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 79.97% 82.64% 82.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 983 911 1,043
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -5.30%
10th Percentile £264 £250 £256
90th Percentile £538 £550 £502
South West median daily rate £400 £377 £375
% change year-on-year +6.17% +0.47% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 51 50
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -19.35% -21.52%
10th Percentile £11.35 £12.00 £12.95
90th Percentile £49.50 £48.75 £52.28
South West median hourly rate £30.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -18.00% -6.25% +36.75%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Bristol over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 20 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for SOA.

1 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (61.90%) Web Services
3 11 (52.38%) Java
3 11 (52.38%) Git (software)
4 10 (47.62%) Spring
5 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 9 (42.86%) SQL
5 9 (42.86%) HTML
5 9 (42.86%) Finance
6 8 (38.10%) Banking
6 8 (38.10%) JMS
6 8 (38.10%) EJB
6 8 (38.10%) Eclipse
6 8 (38.10%) Maven
6 8 (38.10%) JIRA
6 8 (38.10%) TeamCity
6 8 (38.10%) Confluence
6 8 (38.10%) REST
6 8 (38.10%) Jenkins
6 8 (38.10%) Microservices
7 7 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (33.33%) Oracle
7 7 (33.33%) Unix
7 7 (33.33%) Hibernate
8 6 (28.57%) XML
8 6 (28.57%) CSS
8 6 (28.57%) DHTML
8 6 (28.57%) CSS3
8 6 (28.57%) HTML5
9 5 (23.81%) WebSphere

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 8 (38.10%) Confluence
2 7 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (23.81%) WebSphere
4 3 (14.29%) JBoss
4 3 (14.29%) Mule
5 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
1 2 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (9.52%) Kerberos
1 2 (9.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) DB2
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) Power BI
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) Git (software)
2 8 (38.10%) Eclipse
2 8 (38.10%) Jenkins
2 8 (38.10%) JIRA
2 8 (38.10%) Maven
2 8 (38.10%) TeamCity
3 5 (23.81%) Ant
3 5 (23.81%) Artifactory
4 3 (14.29%) Gerrit
4 3 (14.29%) JUnit
5 2 (9.52%) Introscope
6 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 8 (38.10%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Legal
3 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Architect
2 7 (33.33%) Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Digital Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Software Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Security Architect
6 1 (4.76%) BSS Architect
6 1 (4.76%) BSS Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (4.76%) OSS Architect
6 1 (4.76%) OSS Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (61.90%) Web Services
2 10 (47.62%) Spring
3 9 (42.86%) HTML
4 8 (38.10%) EJB
4 8 (38.10%) JMS
4 8 (38.10%) REST
5 7 (33.33%) Hibernate
6 6 (28.57%) CSS
6 6 (28.57%) CSS3
6 6 (28.57%) DHTML
6 6 (28.57%) HTML5
6 6 (28.57%) XML
7 5 (23.81%) J2EE
7 5 (23.81%) JSP
7 5 (23.81%) SOAP
8 3 (14.29%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (14.29%) Apache Camel
8 3 (14.29%) jQuery
9 2 (9.52%) LDAP
9 2 (9.52%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (14.29%) iPad
2 2 (9.52%) Algorithms
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) N-Tier
2 2 (9.52%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Unix
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Microservices
3 5 (23.81%) Scrum
4 4 (19.05%) ETL
5 3 (14.29%) Coaching
5 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 3 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 3 (14.29%) TDD
5 3 (14.29%) User Stories
6 2 (9.52%) Analytics
6 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (9.52%) Database Security
6 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (9.52%) OWASP
6 2 (9.52%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (9.52%) SABSA
6 2 (9.52%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) Java
2 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 9 (42.86%) SQL
3 5 (23.81%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.76%) C#
4 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) CISM
1 2 (9.52%) CISSP
1 2 (9.52%) OSCP
1 2 (9.52%) SANS
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) GDPR
1 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (9.52%) PCI DSS
1 2 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.52%) IAG
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) Talend
3 2 (9.52%) AppDynamics
3 2 (9.52%) CA
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft