The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Home Counties region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank - 8 10
Contract jobs citing SOA 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties - 4.35% 3.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 6.67% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £600 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.38% -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 Home Counties region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
26 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 89.66% 65.22% 83.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 12
Average daily rate £413 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
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 the Home Counties

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties