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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 22 32 33
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Contract jobs citing SOA 17 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 6.01% 1.35% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.06% 1.92% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 1
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£350 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £439 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+61.01% -1.66%
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
211 208 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 74.56% 70.27% 67.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 118 108
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £266 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 24
Average hourly rate £30.03 £19.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.97% -39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.75 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Kent region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 October 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
Tunbridge Wells +3 12 £350 -26.31% 2
West Malling - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 1
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 36 (90.00%) XML
2 35 (87.50%) SQL
3 34 (85.00%) TDD
4 33 (82.50%) Google
4 33 (82.50%) JSON
4 33 (82.50%) Internet
4 33 (82.50%) OAuth
4 33 (82.50%) REST
4 33 (82.50%) Facebook
4 33 (82.50%) Twitter
4 33 (82.50%) Mobile App
4 33 (82.50%) Mobile Application Development
5 32 (80.00%) Use Case
5 32 (80.00%) Rapid Prototyping
6 21 (52.50%) Java
7 20 (50.00%) Spring
7 20 (50.00%) Games
7 20 (50.00%) Game Development
8 13 (32.50%) Unity DI Container
8 13 (32.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 6 (15.00%) Java ME
9 6 (15.00%) J2ME
10 3 (7.50%) Technical Architecture
11 2 (5.00%) webMethods
11 2 (5.00%) Regression Testing
11 2 (5.00%) Scrum
11 2 (5.00%) MVC
11 2 (5.00%) Finance
11 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (5.00%) Degree

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (2.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 33 (82.50%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (2.50%) LAN
2 1 (2.50%) WAN
2 1 (2.50%) DHCP
2 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.50%) VPN
2 1 (2.50%) DNS
2 1 (2.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (50.00%) Games
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (90.00%) Developer
2 29 (72.50%) Mobile Developer
3 20 (50.00%) Lead Developer
4 10 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.00%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.00%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Web Developer
6 2 (5.00%) C# Web Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Senior .NET Web Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Test Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Web Developer
6 2 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.50%) webMethods Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (90.00%) XML
2 33 (82.50%) JSON
2 33 (82.50%) OAuth
2 33 (82.50%) REST
3 20 (50.00%) Spring
4 13 (32.50%) Unity DI Container
4 13 (32.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 6 (15.00%) Java ME
5 6 (15.00%) J2ME
6 2 (5.00%) WCF
6 2 (5.00%) .NET
6 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (5.00%) Web Services
6 2 (5.00%) RESTful
6 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (5.00%) Ember.js
6 2 (5.00%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.50%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 33 (82.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (85.00%) TDD
2 33 (82.50%) Mobile Application Development
3 32 (80.00%) Use Case
3 32 (80.00%) Rapid Prototyping
4 20 (50.00%) Game Development
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (5.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (5.00%) Scrum
6 2 (5.00%) MVC
6 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.00%) ETL
6 2 (5.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (5.00%) System Testing
6 2 (5.00%) BDD
6 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.00%) Automation Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Information Governance
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.50%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (87.50%) SQL
2 21 (52.50%) Java
3 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) Degree
1 2 (5.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) vSphere
1 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (2.50%) XenApp
1 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (82.50%) Google
1 33 (82.50%) Facebook
1 33 (82.50%) Twitter
2 2 (5.00%) webMethods
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) HP
2 2 (5.00%) Software AG
2 2 (5.00%) Red Gate
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco
3 1 (2.50%) Citrix
3 1 (2.50%) VMware