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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 38 22 37
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +15
Contract jobs citing SOA 3 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.11% 3.77% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 6.08% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
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
201 148 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 74.44% 61.92% 55.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 87 93
Average daily rate £400 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.15% +35.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 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
Maidstone - - - - 1
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 1
West Malling - - - - 1
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (78.57%) TDD
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) XML
3 7 (50.00%) Internet
3 7 (50.00%) Google
3 7 (50.00%) JSON
3 7 (50.00%) Use Case
3 7 (50.00%) OAuth
3 7 (50.00%) Rapid Prototyping
3 7 (50.00%) REST
3 7 (50.00%) Facebook
3 7 (50.00%) Twitter
3 7 (50.00%) Mobile App
3 7 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 5 (35.71%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (28.57%) WCF
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) MVC
5 4 (28.57%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 4 (28.57%) .NET
5 4 (28.57%) C#
5 4 (28.57%) Unity DI Container
5 4 (28.57%) Ember.js
5 4 (28.57%) AngularJS
5 4 (28.57%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (28.57%) RESTful

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Games
3 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) Mobile Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Senior C# Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Senior .NET Developer
3 4 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 4 (28.57%) C# Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Developer
3 4 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Test Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior .NET Web Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) XML
2 7 (50.00%) JSON
2 7 (50.00%) OAuth
2 7 (50.00%) REST
3 4 (28.57%) WCF
3 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 4 (28.57%) .NET
3 4 (28.57%) Unity DI Container
3 4 (28.57%) Ember.js
3 4 (28.57%) AngularJS
3 4 (28.57%) KnockoutJS
3 4 (28.57%) RESTful
3 4 (28.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (21.43%) J2ME
4 3 (21.43%) Spring
4 3 (21.43%) Java ME
5 1 (7.14%) Web Services
5 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) TDD
2 7 (50.00%) Use Case
2 7 (50.00%) Rapid Prototyping
2 7 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 5 (35.71%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) MVC
4 4 (28.57%) BDD
5 3 (21.43%) Game Development
6 1 (7.14%) Network Design
6 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.14%) System Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) ETL
6 1 (7.14%) ITIL
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 4 (28.57%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) XenApp
1 1 (7.14%) vSphere
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
1 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Google
1 7 (50.00%) Facebook
1 7 (50.00%) Twitter
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) Software AG
3 1 (7.14%) webMethods
3 1 (7.14%) Red Gate