The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank - 13 15
Contract jobs citing SOA 0 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast - 7.92% 8.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 11.76% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+61.01% -8.09%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
82 68 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 69.49% 67.33% 60.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 31 39
Average daily rate £315 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £260 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Belfast region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Belfast