The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
England / South West
Rank 111 104 68
Rank change year-on-year -7 -36  
Contract jobs citing SOA 29 34 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.12% 1.18% 2.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.47% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 55
Median daily rate £450 £425 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -17.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £340 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £714
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.39 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.65% +41.44%  

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 the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2117 2314 2462
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.49% 79.99% 78.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1384 1529 1598
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 135 84
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in the South West

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in the South West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in the South West

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in the South West

SOA
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +15 20 £450 -2.70% 4
Dorset +10 4 £525 +16.66% 2
Wiltshire -9 3 £850 +119.35% 7
Gloucestershire - 2 £400 -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 South West region with a requirement for SOA.

1 21 (42.00%) Java
2 19 (38.00%) JavaScript
3 17 (34.00%) Oracle
3 17 (34.00%) XML
3 17 (34.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 16 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (32.00%) SOAP
5 15 (30.00%) Banking
5 15 (30.00%) REST
6 14 (28.00%) Finance
7 13 (26.00%) Web Services
7 13 (26.00%) SQL
8 12 (24.00%) IBM
9 11 (22.00%) HTML
9 11 (22.00%) CSS
9 11 (22.00%) Microservices
10 10 (20.00%) JMS
10 10 (20.00%) Spring
10 10 (20.00%) jQuery
11 9 (18.00%) Retail
11 9 (18.00%) PL/SQL
12 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (16.00%) Middleware
12 8 (16.00%) WebSphere
12 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
13 7 (14.00%) Data Integration
13 7 (14.00%) JSON
13 7 (14.00%) Ajax
13 7 (14.00%) Telecoms
13 7 (14.00%) .NET

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 17 (34.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (16.00%) WebSphere
3 7 (14.00%) Tomcat
3 7 (14.00%) WebLogic
4 4 (8.00%) Alfresco
4 4 (8.00%) Confluence
4 4 (8.00%) JBoss
5 3 (6.00%) Apache
6 2 (4.00%) Drupal
7 1 (2.00%) Anypoint
7 1 (2.00%) Apache Solr
7 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (2.00%) FileNet
7 1 (2.00%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (2.00%) Kentico
7 1 (2.00%) Mule
7 1 (2.00%) Mule ESB
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (2.00%) Umbraco
7 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.00%) Fredhopper
3 1 (2.00%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (2.00%) Magento
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) HTTP
2 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.00%) AMQP
3 1 (2.00%) Firewall
3 1 (2.00%) Internet
3 1 (2.00%) LDAP
3 1 (2.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.00%) MySQL
2 6 (12.00%) Oracle Database
3 5 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (8.00%) DB2
5 3 (6.00%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
6 2 (4.00%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (2.00%) Essbase
7 1 (2.00%) GIS
7 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.00%) Informix
7 1 (2.00%) OLAP
7 1 (2.00%) OLTP
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (2.00%) Pentaho
7 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Eclipse
1 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (8.00%) JIRA
1 4 (8.00%) TeamCity
2 3 (6.00%) Ant
3 2 (4.00%) Artifactory
3 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.00%) Maven
3 2 (4.00%) Rational Rose
3 2 (4.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.00%) ERwin
4 1 (2.00%) IntelliJ
4 1 (2.00%) JMeter
4 1 (2.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.00%) MagicDraw
4 1 (2.00%) NeoLoad
4 1 (2.00%) NetBeans
4 1 (2.00%) WebLOAD
General
1 15 (30.00%) Banking
2 14 (28.00%) Finance
3 9 (18.00%) Retail
4 7 (14.00%) Telecoms
5 6 (12.00%) Back Office
6 5 (10.00%) Marketing
7 2 (4.00%) Local Government
8 1 (2.00%) Billing
8 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
8 1 (2.00%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (44.00%) Architect
2 14 (28.00%) Developer
3 11 (22.00%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (18.00%) Java Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Technical Architect
6 4 (8.00%) BPM Designer
6 4 (8.00%) Designer
6 4 (8.00%) Solutions Designer
7 3 (6.00%) DBA
7 3 (6.00%) QA Tester
7 3 (6.00%) Tester
8 2 (4.00%) Administrator
8 2 (4.00%) Integration Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Oracle DBA
8 2 (4.00%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared DBA
9 1 (2.00%) BPM Developer
9 1 (2.00%) HTML CSS Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Integration Developer
9 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (34.00%) XML
2 16 (32.00%) SOAP
3 15 (30.00%) REST
4 13 (26.00%) Web Services
5 11 (22.00%) CSS
5 11 (22.00%) HTML
6 10 (20.00%) JMS
6 10 (20.00%) jQuery
6 10 (20.00%) Spring
7 8 (16.00%) Middleware
8 7 (14.00%) .NET
8 7 (14.00%) Ajax
8 7 (14.00%) JSON
9 5 (10.00%) Dojo
9 5 (10.00%) DOM
9 5 (10.00%) EJB
9 5 (10.00%) J2EE
9 5 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (8.00%) CSS3
10 4 (8.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (10.00%) Client/Server
1 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.00%) iPad
3 2 (4.00%) Reference Data
3 2 (4.00%) User Experience
4 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.00%) RIA
4 1 (2.00%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.00%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) Unix
2 4 (8.00%) Windows
3 3 (6.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (22.00%) Microservices
3 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (14.00%) Data Integration
5 6 (12.00%) Analytics
5 6 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (12.00%) Scrum
6 5 (10.00%) Artificial Intelligence
6 5 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 5 (10.00%) Process Improvement
6 5 (10.00%) Process Management
6 5 (10.00%) QMS
6 5 (10.00%) Quality Management
6 5 (10.00%) Robotic Process Automation
6 5 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (8.00%) Information Architecture
7 4 (8.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.00%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (8.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.00%) Java
2 19 (38.00%) JavaScript
3 13 (26.00%) SQL
4 9 (18.00%) PL/SQL
5 4 (8.00%) C#
5 4 (8.00%) PHP
6 2 (4.00%) Perl
7 1 (2.00%) COBOL
7 1 (2.00%) Jython
7 1 (2.00%) Korn
7 1 (2.00%) Python
7 1 (2.00%) Scala
7 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.00%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.00%) Degree
4 3 (6.00%) Chartered Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) HNC
5 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.00%) ISA Server
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 17 (34.00%) Oracle
2 12 (24.00%) IBM
3 6 (12.00%) Pega
4 5 (10.00%) webMethods
5 4 (8.00%) ClickSoftware Technologies
5 4 (8.00%) TIBCO
6 2 (4.00%) ATG
6 2 (4.00%) BEA
6 2 (4.00%) Google
6 2 (4.00%) Sencha
7 1 (2.00%) Hyperion
7 1 (2.00%) Informatica
7 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.00%) MuleSoft
7 1 (2.00%) SAP
7 1 (2.00%) Siebel
7 1 (2.00%) Sybase
7 1 (2.00%) VeriFone
7 1 (2.00%) WorldPay
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