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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 34 19 32
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +13
Contract jobs citing SOA 9 27 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.96% 9.06% 2.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.75% 11.74% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 5
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£415 £350 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% -26.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £377
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +15.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +18.64%
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
240 230 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 78.95% 77.18% 72.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 153 126
Average daily rate £338 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 11
Average hourly rate £16.50 £26.28 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.20% -24.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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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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
Dover - 5 £500 -
Maidstone - 2 £275 -
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 11 (84.62%) TDD
2 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (76.92%) JavaScript
2 10 (76.92%) PHP
2 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 10 (76.92%) jQuery
2 10 (76.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 9 (69.23%) OOP
3 9 (69.23%) Zend
4 8 (61.54%) MySQL
4 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
4 8 (61.54%) Open Source
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) AngularJS
6 2 (15.38%) REST
6 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Java EE
6 2 (15.38%) JSON
6 2 (15.38%) Spring
6 2 (15.38%) Dojo
6 2 (15.38%) Java
6 2 (15.38%) Web Services
6 2 (15.38%) UML
6 2 (15.38%) Finance
6 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
7 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
7 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
7 1 (7.69%) .NET
7 1 (7.69%) NUnit

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.69%) NUnit
1 1 (7.69%) ReSharper
1 1 (7.69%) FitNesse
1 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.69%) NCover
1 1 (7.69%) Moq
1 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
1 1 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (76.92%) PHP Developer
3 8 (61.54%) Senior Developer
4 7 (53.85%) Senior PHP Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Junior Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Junior Java Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) jQuery
1 10 (76.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (23.08%) AngularJS
3 2 (15.38%) REST
3 2 (15.38%) Java EE
3 2 (15.38%) JSON
3 2 (15.38%) Dojo
3 2 (15.38%) Web Services
3 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
3 2 (15.38%) Spring
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
4 1 (7.69%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) TDD
2 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (69.23%) OOP
4 8 (61.54%) Open Source
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (15.38%) UML
7 1 (7.69%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) JavaScript
1 10 (76.92%) PHP
1 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Zend
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft