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 28 June 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)
England / South West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 62 87
Rank change year-on-year -48 +25  
Contract jobs citing SOA 32 87 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.17% 2.90% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 3.68% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 54 34
Median daily rate £550 £563 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £318 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +6.95% +3.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -9.09% +8.37%  

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 2243 2364 2422
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.92% 78.91% 78.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5200 5507 5650
Median daily rate £400 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £613 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 283 297
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £19.75 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £46.20 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 28 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 June 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
Wiltshire -16 22 £550 -2.22% 4
Bristol -9 6 £463 +2.77% 3
Dorset +10 2 - - 3
Gloucestershire -1 1 £350 -45.09%
Somerset -13 1 - - 3
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 29 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (41.27%) Finance
3 20 (31.75%) REST
4 19 (30.16%) JavaScript
4 19 (30.16%) Web Services
5 17 (26.98%) XML
6 16 (25.40%) Java
7 14 (22.22%) Middleware
8 13 (20.63%) Banking
9 12 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (19.05%) Oracle
9 12 (19.05%) SQL Server
9 12 (19.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
10 11 (17.46%) SOAP
10 11 (17.46%) Data Modelling
10 11 (17.46%) TOGAF
10 11 (17.46%) Microservices
11 10 (15.87%) Scrum
11 10 (15.87%) IBM
11 10 (15.87%) SQL
11 10 (15.87%) HTML
11 10 (15.87%) Degree
12 9 (14.29%) SC Cleared
12 9 (14.29%) .NET
12 9 (14.29%) Migration
13 8 (12.70%) C#
13 8 (12.70%) CSS
13 8 (12.70%) Data Migration
13 8 (12.70%) jQuery

SOA
Co-occurring 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 12 (19.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (9.52%) Confluence
2 6 (9.52%) WebSphere
3 4 (6.35%) Alfresco
3 4 (6.35%) WebLogic
4 3 (4.76%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.17%) JBoss
5 2 (3.17%) SAS
6 1 (1.59%) Apache
6 1 (1.59%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.59%) CMS
6 1 (1.59%) FileNet
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) SPSS
2 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) OpenText Process Suite
1 2 (3.17%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (3.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.17%) GitHub
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.35%) Star Schema
4 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.17%) Data Mining
5 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.17%) MySQL
5 2 (3.17%) Text Mining
6 1 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.59%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.59%) GIS
6 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.59%) OLAP
6 1 (1.59%) OLTP
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.59%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 6 (9.52%) JIRA
2 4 (6.35%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (3.17%) Hudson
4 2 (3.17%) Maven
4 2 (3.17%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.17%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.59%) ERwin
5 1 (1.59%) MagicDraw
5 1 (1.59%) Rational Rose
5 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (41.27%) Finance
2 13 (20.63%) Banking
3 7 (11.11%) Marketing
4 6 (9.52%) Back Office
4 6 (9.52%) Telecoms
5 5 (7.94%) Retail
6 3 (4.76%) Military
7 2 (3.17%) Electronics
7 2 (3.17%) Local Government
7 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.59%) Billing
8 1 (1.59%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (57.14%) Architect
2 13 (20.63%) Developer
2 13 (20.63%) Technical Architect
3 12 (19.05%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 5 (7.94%) Designer
5 5 (7.94%) Solutions Designer
6 4 (6.35%) BPM Designer
6 4 (6.35%) Business Architect
6 4 (6.35%) Data Architect
6 4 (6.35%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.76%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (4.76%) QA Tester
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Architect
7 3 (4.76%) Tester
8 2 (3.17%) Applications Architect
8 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (3.17%) Middleware Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Senior Enterprise Architect
8 2 (3.17%) Senior Middleware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (31.75%) REST
2 19 (30.16%) Web Services
3 17 (26.98%) XML
4 14 (22.22%) Middleware
5 11 (17.46%) SOAP
6 10 (15.87%) HTML
7 9 (14.29%) .NET
8 8 (12.70%) CSS
8 8 (12.70%) jQuery
9 7 (11.11%) React
9 7 (11.11%) WSDL
10 6 (9.52%) AngularJS
10 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET
10 6 (9.52%) XSD
11 5 (7.94%) Ajax
11 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (7.94%) Dojo
11 5 (7.94%) Spring
11 5 (7.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 7 (11.11%) NHS
2 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.94%) Client/Server
3 4 (6.35%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.35%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.35%) DataPower
3 4 (6.35%) RIA
4 3 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.17%) iPad
5 2 (3.17%) N-Tier
5 2 (3.17%) W3C
6 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.59%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.59%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.59%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.35%) Linux
1 4 (6.35%) Windows
1 4 (6.35%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.59%) Android
2 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (17.46%) Data Modelling
3 11 (17.46%) Microservices
3 11 (17.46%) TOGAF
4 10 (15.87%) Scrum
5 9 (14.29%) Migration
6 8 (12.70%) Analytics
6 8 (12.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (12.70%) Data Migration
6 8 (12.70%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (11.11%) Data Architecture
7 7 (11.11%) DevOps
7 7 (11.11%) MODAF
7 7 (11.11%) MVC
7 7 (11.11%) Process Management
7 7 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 7 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 7 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (30.16%) JavaScript
2 16 (25.40%) Java
3 10 (15.87%) SQL
4 8 (12.70%) C#
5 3 (4.76%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.17%) Python
6 2 (3.17%) R
7 1 (1.59%) COBOL
7 1 (1.59%) Scala
7 1 (1.59%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.87%) Degree
3 9 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.76%) Chartered Engineer
4 3 (4.76%) HNC
4 3 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) GDPR
1 4 (6.35%) HL7
1 4 (6.35%) PCI DSS
1 4 (6.35%) QA
2 2 (3.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) Docker
2 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 12 (19.05%) Oracle
2 10 (15.87%) IBM
3 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.52%) Pega
4 5 (7.94%) webMethods
5 4 (6.35%) ClickSoftware Technologies
5 4 (6.35%) SAP
5 4 (6.35%) Sencha
5 4 (6.35%) TIBCO
6 2 (3.17%) Citrix
6 2 (3.17%) Google
6 2 (3.17%) OpenText
6 2 (3.17%) Software AG
6 2 (3.17%) VMware
7 1 (1.59%) hybris
7 1 (1.59%) Informatica
7 1 (1.59%) Unisys
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