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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 26 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing SOA 4 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 2.21% 3.72% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 4.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Average daily rate
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£550 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.54% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+61.01% -9.23%
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
128 147 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 70.72% 78.19% 76.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 109 168
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £240 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £451 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 12
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +69.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

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 2 October 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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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 +2 4 £550 +29.41% 2
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) UML
1 4 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Data Management
1 4 (100.00%) Zachman Framework
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (100.00%) Data Architecture
1 4 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (100.00%) Data Governance
1 4 (100.00%) Master Data Management
2 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 2 (50.00%) Document Management
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Architect
1 4 (100.00%) Applications Architect
2 3 (75.00%) Technical Architect
2 3 (75.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) UML
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
1 4 (100.00%) Data Management
1 4 (100.00%) Zachman Framework
1 4 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (100.00%) Data Architecture
1 4 (100.00%) Data Governance
1 4 (100.00%) Master Data Management
2 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 2 (50.00%) Document Management
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft