Period
to 24 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 24 January 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 > Dorset
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 37 29
Rank change year-on-year +5 -8 +9
Contract jobs citing SOA 10 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 3.25% 0.88% 3.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.86% 1.14% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 10
Dorset median daily rate £588 - £513
10th Percentile £446 - £458
90th Percentile £719 - £632
South West median daily rate £463 £475 £469
% change year-on-year -2.63% +1.33% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Dorset median hourly rate - - £42.50
South West median hourly rate - - £42.50

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 Dorset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Dorset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 259 264 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 84.09% 77.42% 77.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 194 187
Dorset median daily rate £400 £350 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -10.49% +20.31%
10th Percentile £200 £232 £226
90th Percentile £535 £493 £538
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 46
Dorset median hourly rate £33.00 £22.00 £39.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -44.47% +65.08%
10th Percentile £10.97 £14.25 £19.60
90th Percentile £48.35 £44.35 £45.00
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £37.25 £39.26
% change year-on-year -16.78% -5.12% +37.75%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Dorset

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Dorset

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Dorset over the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Dorset

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in Dorset

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 24 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole - 5 - -
Bournemouth -5 2 - - 2
Weymouth - 1 £750 -
SOA
South West

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 Dorset region with a requirement for SOA.

1 9 (90.00%) Finance
2 8 (80.00%) SDLC
3 7 (70.00%) SQL
4 6 (60.00%) RDBMS
4 6 (60.00%) TOGAF
4 6 (60.00%) Banking
4 6 (60.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (40.00%) Software Delivery
5 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (40.00%) N-Tier
5 4 (40.00%) HTML
5 4 (40.00%) Java
5 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (40.00%) Web Services
5 4 (40.00%) XML
6 3 (30.00%) Unix
6 3 (30.00%) Linux
6 3 (30.00%) Apache
6 3 (30.00%) Python
6 3 (30.00%) PHP
6 3 (30.00%) MySQL
6 3 (30.00%) CSS
6 3 (30.00%) MS Visio
6 3 (30.00%) Ingres
6 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity
6 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (30.00%) MVC
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (30.00%) Korn
6 3 (30.00%) Requirements Analysis

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 3 (30.00%) Apache
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (30.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Lawson
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (10.00%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) RDBMS
1 6 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (30.00%) Ingres
2 3 (30.00%) MariaDB
2 3 (30.00%) MySQL
General
1 9 (90.00%) Finance
2 6 (60.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Architect
1 6 (60.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Applications Support
2 2 (20.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Data Architect
2 2 (20.00%) SOA Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Support
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) HTML
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
1 4 (40.00%) XML
2 3 (30.00%) CSS
2 3 (30.00%) POJO
2 3 (30.00%) REST
3 2 (20.00%) Middleware
4 1 (10.00%) Ajax
4 1 (10.00%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) N-Tier
2 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
1 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) SDLC
2 6 (60.00%) TOGAF
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Software Delivery
4 3 (30.00%) ArchiMate
4 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity
4 3 (30.00%) Data Transformation
4 3 (30.00%) MVC
4 3 (30.00%) Project Governance
4 3 (30.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (30.00%) Web Development
5 2 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (20.00%) Case Management
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (20.00%) CRM
5 2 (20.00%) Data Management
5 2 (20.00%) Document Management
5 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (30.00%) Korn
3 3 (30.00%) PHP
3 3 (30.00%) Python
3 3 (30.00%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) IBM
1 2 (20.00%) Infor
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
1 2 (20.00%) Workday
2 1 (10.00%) OpenText