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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank - 40 23
Contract jobs citing SOA 0 1 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - 0.35% 6.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.43% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 8
Median daily rate - £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
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
200 230 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 81.63% 80.42% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 139 154
Median daily rate £365 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 12
Median hourly rate £20.25 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £16.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.85 £37.50 £38.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) JMS
1 6 (100.00%) Spring
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (100.00%) Ruby
1 6 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 6 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 6 (100.00%) AMQP
1 6 (100.00%) PaaS
1 6 (100.00%) Heroku
1 6 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 6 (100.00%) RabbitMQ
1 6 (100.00%) High Availability
1 6 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (100.00%) Go
1 6 (100.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 6 (100.00%) Docker
1 6 (100.00%) DevOps
1 6 (100.00%) Microservices
1 6 (100.00%) Kubernetes
1 6 (100.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 6 (100.00%) Cloud Native
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

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 (100.00%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 6 (100.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 6 (100.00%) Heroku
1 6 (100.00%) PaaS
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 6 (100.00%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (83.33%) Cloud Engineer
2 5 (83.33%) Cloud Software Engineer
2 5 (83.33%) Java Engineer
2 5 (83.33%) Java Software Engineer
3 4 (66.67%) Cloud Developer
3 4 (66.67%) Developer
3 4 (66.67%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 4 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 4 (66.67%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Lead Software Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Java Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Java Software Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) JMS
1 6 (100.00%) RabbitMQ
1 6 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 6 (100.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Cloud Native
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) DevOps
1 6 (100.00%) High Availability
1 6 (100.00%) Microservices
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 5 (83.33%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Go
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) Ruby
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (100.00%) Kubernetes