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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 62 55
Rank change year-on-year +16 -7  
Contract jobs citing SOA 21 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.59% 1.10% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 1.33% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 12
Median daily rate £450 £425 £508
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -16.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.20 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.33% +40.89%  

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 644 750 662
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 79.31% 82.15% 78.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 538 477
Median daily rate £390 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 10
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -4.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £31.00 £16.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £44.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Bristol over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Bristol

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in Bristol

SOA
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 14 (48.28%) Java
2 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
3 10 (34.48%) Finance
3 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (31.03%) Banking
4 9 (31.03%) XML
4 9 (31.03%) Microservices
5 8 (27.59%) Web Services
5 8 (27.59%) IBM
6 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
6 7 (24.14%) SQL
6 7 (24.14%) Oracle
6 7 (24.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (20.69%) Retail
7 6 (20.69%) Spring
7 6 (20.69%) jQuery
7 6 (20.69%) Data Integration
7 6 (20.69%) Pega
7 6 (20.69%) REST
7 6 (20.69%) HTML
7 6 (20.69%) SOAP
7 6 (20.69%) CSS
8 5 (17.24%) Quality Management
8 5 (17.24%) Process Management
8 5 (17.24%) Back Office
8 5 (17.24%) webMethods
8 5 (17.24%) DOM
8 5 (17.24%) Unix
8 5 (17.24%) Client/Server
8 5 (17.24%) PL/SQL

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 7 (24.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (13.79%) Alfresco
2 4 (13.79%) Confluence
3 3 (10.34%) Apache
3 3 (10.34%) Tomcat
4 2 (6.90%) Drupal
4 2 (6.90%) WebLogic
4 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (3.45%) FileNet
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.90%) DB2
2 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.90%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
1 4 (13.79%) JIRA
1 4 (13.79%) TeamCity
2 2 (6.90%) Ant
2 2 (6.90%) Artifactory
2 2 (6.90%) Eclipse
2 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.90%) Maven
2 2 (6.90%) Rational Rose
General
1 10 (34.48%) Finance
2 9 (31.03%) Banking
3 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
4 6 (20.69%) Retail
5 5 (17.24%) Back Office
5 5 (17.24%) Marketing
6 2 (6.90%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Architect
2 10 (34.48%) Developer
3 7 (24.14%) Java Developer
3 7 (24.14%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (20.69%) Technical Architect
5 4 (13.79%) BPM Designer
5 4 (13.79%) Designer
5 4 (13.79%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (3.45%) BPM Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (3.45%) GUI Developer
6 1 (3.45%) HTML CSS Developer
6 1 (3.45%) HTML Developer
6 1 (3.45%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Migration Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Migration Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Service Architect
6 1 (3.45%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) XML
2 8 (27.59%) Web Services
3 6 (20.69%) CSS
3 6 (20.69%) HTML
3 6 (20.69%) jQuery
3 6 (20.69%) REST
3 6 (20.69%) SOAP
3 6 (20.69%) Spring
4 5 (17.24%) Dojo
4 5 (17.24%) DOM
4 5 (17.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (13.79%) CSS3
5 4 (13.79%) EJB
5 4 (13.79%) HTML5
5 4 (13.79%) JMS
6 3 (10.34%) .NET
6 3 (10.34%) J2EE
6 3 (10.34%) JSP
6 3 (10.34%) Middleware
6 3 (10.34%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Client/Server
2 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) iPad
4 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (31.03%) Microservices
3 6 (20.69%) Data Integration
4 5 (17.24%) Analytics
4 5 (17.24%) Artificial Intelligence
4 5 (17.24%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (17.24%) Process Improvement
4 5 (17.24%) Process Management
4 5 (17.24%) QMS
4 5 (17.24%) Quality Management
4 5 (17.24%) Robotic Process Automation
4 5 (17.24%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (13.79%) Scrum
5 4 (13.79%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (13.79%) Workflow
6 3 (10.34%) Financial Modelling
6 3 (10.34%) Information Architecture
6 3 (10.34%) TDD
6 3 (10.34%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) Java
2 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
3 7 (24.14%) SQL
4 5 (17.24%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.90%) C#
5 2 (6.90%) PHP
6 1 (3.45%) Perl
6 1 (3.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
2 3 (10.34%) Chartered Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) HNC
3 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) IBM
2 7 (24.14%) Oracle
3 6 (20.69%) Pega
4 5 (17.24%) webMethods
5 4 (13.79%) ClickSoftware Technologies
5 4 (13.79%) TIBCO
6 2 (6.90%) Google
7 1 (3.45%) ATG
7 1 (3.45%) BEA
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