The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 12 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SOA 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 1.72% - 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% - 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
SOA
Lancashire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
32 95 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 55.17% 85.59% 86.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 53 26
Median daily rate £325 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £313 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 14
Median hourly rate £42.50 £34.95 £70.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.60% -50.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £21.91 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £56.97 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Preston region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Preston

SOA
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Preston region with a requirement for SOA.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Architect
1 1 (100.00%) SOA Architect
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM