The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Norfolk region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 32 14 20
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +6
Contract jobs citing SOA 4 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 1.56% 7.98% 3.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 11.82% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 7
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -5.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -7.95%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Norfolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
162 110 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 63.28% 67.48% 71.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 80 81
Average daily rate £288 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +63.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £15.00 £17.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £23.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
SOA
East of England

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 July 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 -18 4 £450 +22.03%
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4 (80.00%) J2EE
1 4 (80.00%) Java
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
1 4 (80.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) UML
2 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) Time Management
2 3 (60.00%) QMS
2 3 (60.00%) Budget Control
2 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (60.00%) Middleware
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) WSDL
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) XSLT
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) Struts
3 1 (20.00%) Apache
3 1 (20.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (20.00%) Ajax
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Norfolk by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) MQSeries
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Solutions Designer
1 4 (80.00%) Designer
2 3 (60.00%) SOA Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) J2EE
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
1 4 (80.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) WSDL
3 1 (20.00%) XSLT
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) Struts
3 1 (20.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) UML
1 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (60.00%) Time Management
1 3 (60.00%) QMS
1 3 (60.00%) Budget Control
1 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle