The first table below looks at the demand for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Croydon region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 15 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing SOA 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 1.16% 2.15% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 2.74% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£488 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -8.09%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
56 73 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 65.12% 78.49% 58.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 56 51
Average daily rate £400 £399 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% -11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £286 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £609 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

SOA
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA.

1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Puppet
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Puppet
1 1 (100.00%) Opscode Chef