The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Norfolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 38 11 14
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +3
Contract jobs citing SOA 4 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 1.42% 8.97% 8.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 13.86% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 11
Average daily rate
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£450 £363 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -14.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+61.01% -8.09%
SOA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Norfolk region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Norfolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
200 101 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 70.92% 64.74% 69.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 58 69
Average daily rate £325 £340 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 10
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £15.00 £13.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.75 £21.75 £23.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Norfolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Norfolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Norfolk

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Norfolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Norfolk region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Norfolk

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Norfolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Norfolk region over the 3 months to 30 September 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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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
Norwich -19 3 £450 +24.13%
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Norfolk 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 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) J2EE
2 6 (85.71%) Web Services
2 6 (85.71%) XML
3 5 (71.43%) UML
3 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
4 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (57.14%) Middleware
4 4 (57.14%) Project Management
4 4 (57.14%) Time Management
4 4 (57.14%) QMS
4 4 (57.14%) Budget Control
5 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
5 2 (28.57%) XSLT
5 2 (28.57%) SOAP
6 1 (14.29%) Struts
6 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 1 (14.29%) Ant
6 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (14.29%) JDBC
6 1 (14.29%) JSP
6 1 (14.29%) JMS
6 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
6 1 (14.29%) HTTP
6 1 (14.29%) WSDL
6 1 (14.29%) IBM
6 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 1 (14.29%) Apache
6 1 (14.29%) MQSeries
6 1 (14.29%) XSD

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Norfolk by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Norfolk 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 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (14.29%) Apache
2 1 (14.29%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Ant
1 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
1 1 (14.29%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Solutions Designer
1 5 (71.43%) Designer
2 4 (57.14%) SOA Designer
3 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (28.57%) SOA Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) J2EE
1 6 (85.71%) Web Services
1 6 (85.71%) XML
2 4 (57.14%) Middleware
3 2 (28.57%) XSLT
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
4 1 (14.29%) Struts
4 1 (14.29%) JDBC
4 1 (14.29%) JSP
4 1 (14.29%) JMS
4 1 (14.29%) WSDL
4 1 (14.29%) XSD
4 1 (14.29%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) UML
1 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
2 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (57.14%) Time Management
2 4 (57.14%) QMS
2 4 (57.14%) Budget Control
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) IBM