The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 32 32 19
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Contract jobs citing SOA 6 13 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.89% 4.71% 11.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 6.13% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 4
Median daily rate £750 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% +17.24%
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £40.60 £43.25
% change year-on-year
+8.37% -6.12%
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
238 212 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 75.08% 76.81% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 120 105
Median daily rate £450 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £518 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Median hourly rate £20.83 £11.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.13% -34.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tonbridge - 2 £700 -
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for SOA.

1 9 (69.23%) TDD
1 9 (69.23%) Software Engineering
2 8 (61.54%) Java
3 7 (53.85%) Spring
4 6 (46.15%) Ruby
4 6 (46.15%) Ruby on Rails
4 6 (46.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (46.15%) AMQP
4 6 (46.15%) PaaS
4 6 (46.15%) Heroku
4 6 (46.15%) NoSQL
4 6 (46.15%) JMS
4 6 (46.15%) Finance
4 6 (46.15%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (46.15%) High Availability
4 6 (46.15%) Jenkins
4 6 (46.15%) Go
4 6 (46.15%) Docker
4 6 (46.15%) DevOps
4 6 (46.15%) Microservices
4 6 (46.15%) Kubernetes
4 6 (46.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 6 (46.15%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (46.15%) Cloud Native
5 5 (38.46%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (38.46%) AngularJS
5 5 (38.46%) CSS3
5 5 (38.46%) MVC
5 5 (38.46%) CSS
5 5 (38.46%) C#

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (46.15%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 6 (46.15%) Heroku
1 6 (46.15%) PaaS
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 6 (46.15%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) Moq
2 1 (7.69%) MSTest
2 1 (7.69%) NUnit
2 1 (7.69%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
2 1 (7.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) Software Engineer
3 5 (38.46%) Cloud Engineer
3 5 (38.46%) Cloud Software Engineer
3 5 (38.46%) Java Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Java Engineer
3 5 (38.46%) Java Software Engineer
4 4 (30.77%) Cloud Developer
4 4 (30.77%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 4 (30.77%) Java Software Developer
5 3 (23.08%) .NET Developer
5 3 (23.08%) Lead .NET Developer
5 3 (23.08%) Lead Developer
6 1 (7.69%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) Spring
2 6 (46.15%) JMS
2 6 (46.15%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (46.15%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (38.46%) .NET
3 5 (38.46%) AngularJS
3 5 (38.46%) CSS
3 5 (38.46%) CSS3
3 5 (38.46%) HTML
3 5 (38.46%) RESTful
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (30.77%) HTML5
5 3 (23.08%) Ember.js
5 3 (23.08%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (15.38%) REST
6 2 (15.38%) WCF
7 1 (7.69%) jQuery
7 1 (7.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Cloud Native
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Software Engineering
1 9 (69.23%) TDD
2 6 (46.15%) DevOps
2 6 (46.15%) High Availability
2 6 (46.15%) Microservices
3 5 (38.46%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (38.46%) MVC
4 4 (30.77%) Web Application Development
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) SDLC
6 2 (15.38%) Scrum
7 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (7.69%) CQRS
7 1 (7.69%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (7.69%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (7.69%) SOLID
7 1 (7.69%) UML
7 1 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) Go
2 6 (46.15%) Ruby
3 5 (38.46%) C#
4 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft