The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 17 23 26
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs citing SOA 5 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 3.52% 3.35% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.31% 4.76% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Average daily rate £475 £463 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +15.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £460 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%
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 Suffolk region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
116 126 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 81.69% 70.39% 77.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 73 78
Average daily rate £403 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.29% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.30 £19.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £17.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Suffolk region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Ipswich +6 5 £475 +2.70% 1
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 (46.67%) .NET
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) Web Services
3 5 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (26.67%) TOGAF
4 4 (26.67%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle
4 4 (26.67%) Big Data
5 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (20.00%) WCF
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (13.33%) NUnit
6 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
6 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
6 2 (13.33%) API Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (6.67%) Finance

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 3 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) Big Data
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) NUnit
1 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Architect
1 13 (86.67%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (33.33%) .NET Architect
2 5 (33.33%) .NET Solutions Architect
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
4 3 (20.00%) Applications Architect
4 3 (20.00%) C# Architect
4 3 (20.00%) Designer
4 3 (20.00%) Integration Architect
4 3 (20.00%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (13.33%) AWS Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Digital Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Digital Designer
5 2 (13.33%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Mobile Solutions Architect
5 2 (13.33%) SOA Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Test Automation Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Web Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 5 (33.33%) Web Services
3 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (20.00%) WCF
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) TOGAF
2 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) API Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) Java
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com