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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank - 22 14
Contract jobs citing SOA 0 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast - 2.73% 8.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 4.00% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.33% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £29.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-22.03% -7.95%
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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
77 75 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 76.24% 68.18% 59.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 35 32
Average daily rate £340 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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