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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 35 37 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs citing SOA 10 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.41% 1.10% 3.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.76% 1.53% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 7
Average daily rate £400 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £466 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.61% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -
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
210 196 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 71.67% 71.79% 61.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 113 79
Average daily rate £343 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 10
Average hourly rate £170.00 £40.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+325.00% +146.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.67 £9.12 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £185.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 4 £363 -
West Malling - 4 £450 -
Chatham - 1 - -
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 7 (63.64%) .NET
2 6 (54.55%) MVC
2 6 (54.55%) C#
2 6 (54.55%) RESTful
2 6 (54.55%) AngularJS
3 5 (45.45%) CSS3
3 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (45.45%) TDD
3 5 (45.45%) HTML
3 5 (45.45%) Java
3 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 5 (45.45%) CSS
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) REST
5 3 (27.27%) Spring Integration
5 3 (27.27%) Spring
5 3 (27.27%) JSON
5 3 (27.27%) Dojo
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (27.27%) Hibernate
5 3 (27.27%) UML
5 3 (27.27%) Web Services
5 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (18.18%) SDLC
6 2 (18.18%) SOLID
6 2 (18.18%) Web Application Development
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) WCF

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (9.09%) FileNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Moq
1 1 (9.09%) MSTest
1 1 (9.09%) NUnit
1 1 (9.09%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) .NET Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Lead .NET Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Lead Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Java Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Agile C# Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Applications Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Development Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Applications Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Java Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Lead C# Developer
5 1 (9.09%) SOA Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) SOA Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) .NET
2 6 (54.55%) AngularJS
2 6 (54.55%) RESTful
3 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (45.45%) CSS
3 5 (45.45%) CSS3
3 5 (45.45%) HTML
4 4 (36.36%) REST
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (27.27%) Dojo
5 3 (27.27%) Hibernate
5 3 (27.27%) JSON
5 3 (27.27%) Spring
5 3 (27.27%) Spring Integration
5 3 (27.27%) Web Services
6 2 (18.18%) HTML5
6 2 (18.18%) Java EE
6 2 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (18.18%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) MVC
2 5 (45.45%) TDD
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (27.27%) UML
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) SDLC
4 2 (18.18%) SOLID
4 2 (18.18%) Web Application Development
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) BDD
5 1 (9.09%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Case Management
5 1 (9.09%) Content Management
5 1 (9.09%) CQRS
5 1 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (9.09%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) OO
5 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) IBM