The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 30 April 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 / Somerset
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 35 34
Contract jobs citing SOA 0 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset - 1.57% 4.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.97% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 9
Median daily rate - £413 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -34.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £475 £438
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 £49.00 £38.43
% change year-on-year -1.02% +27.52%  

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 Somerset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 152 203 270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 77.55% 79.92% 75.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 93 170
Median daily rate £388 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +7.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 38 21
Median hourly rate £41.50 £42.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.77% +14.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £32.50 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Somerset

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in Somerset

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Somerset region with a requirement for SOA.

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Sybase
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (100.00%) EJB
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) JSP
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSD
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) Informix
1 1 (100.00%) Flash
1 1 (100.00%) DSDM
1 1 (100.00%) LDAP
1 1 (100.00%) JMS
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) WSDL
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) BEA
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) ATG
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 1 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (100.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Fredhopper
1 1 (100.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) LDAP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) Informix
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) EJB
1 1 (100.00%) Flash
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) JMS
1 1 (100.00%) JSP
1 1 (100.00%) WSDL
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Business Process Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) DSDM
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) ATG
1 1 (100.00%) BEA
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Sybase
1 1 (100.00%) VeriFone
1 1 (100.00%) WorldPay