The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 36 27 40
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.70% 3.76% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 5.99% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 3
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£450 £413 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £34.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+37.68% +0.72%
SOA
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
204 167 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 71.08% 62.78% 58.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 98 111
Average daily rate £350 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 37
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Kent

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 1
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 17 (80.95%) TDD
2 15 (71.43%) SQL
2 15 (71.43%) XML
3 13 (61.90%) Internet
3 13 (61.90%) Google
3 13 (61.90%) Use Case
3 13 (61.90%) JSON
3 13 (61.90%) OAuth
3 13 (61.90%) Rapid Prototyping
3 13 (61.90%) Facebook
3 13 (61.90%) Twitter
3 13 (61.90%) REST
3 13 (61.90%) Mobile App
3 13 (61.90%) Mobile Application Development
4 8 (38.10%) Game Development
4 8 (38.10%) Spring
4 8 (38.10%) Games
4 8 (38.10%) Java
5 6 (28.57%) J2ME
5 6 (28.57%) Java ME
6 5 (23.81%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (23.81%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 5 (23.81%) Unity DI Container
7 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (19.05%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (19.05%) BDD
7 4 (19.05%) Ember.js
7 4 (19.05%) AngularJS
7 4 (19.05%) RESTful

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) WAN
2 1 (4.76%) DHCP
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) VPN
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
General
1 8 (38.10%) Games
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (80.95%) Developer
2 13 (61.90%) Mobile Developer
3 4 (19.05%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Developer
3 4 (19.05%) .NET Developer
3 4 (19.05%) C# Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Senior C# Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Senior .NET Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Lead Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Web Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Web Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Test Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) .NET Web Developer
5 2 (9.52%) C# Web Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior .NET Web Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (71.43%) XML
2 13 (61.90%) JSON
2 13 (61.90%) REST
2 13 (61.90%) OAuth
3 8 (38.10%) Spring
4 6 (28.57%) Java ME
4 6 (28.57%) J2ME
5 5 (23.81%) Unity DI Container
5 5 (23.81%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (19.05%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (19.05%) Ember.js
6 4 (19.05%) AngularJS
6 4 (19.05%) .NET
6 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
6 4 (19.05%) WCF
6 4 (19.05%) RESTful
7 1 (4.76%) Web Services
7 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (61.90%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.52%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) TDD
2 13 (61.90%) Use Case
2 13 (61.90%) Rapid Prototyping
2 13 (61.90%) Mobile Application Development
3 8 (38.10%) Game Development
4 5 (23.81%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (19.05%) BDD
5 4 (19.05%) MVC
5 4 (19.05%) Scrum
5 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.52%) ETL
6 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
6 2 (9.52%) System Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.76%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (4.76%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) SQL
2 8 (38.10%) Java
3 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
3 4 (19.05%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) ISEB
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
1 1 (4.76%) XenApp
1 1 (4.76%) vSphere
1 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Google
1 13 (61.90%) Facebook
1 13 (61.90%) Twitter
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) Red Gate
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix
4 1 (4.76%) Software AG
4 1 (4.76%) webMethods
4 1 (4.76%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco