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 30 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 24 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing SOA 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 3.55% 0.71% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.96% 0.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
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£475 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
141 106 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 71.57% 75.71% 68.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 66 97
Average daily rate £438 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £210 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £36.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.11% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015. 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 +4 7 £475 +18.75% 5
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (63.64%) Web Services
2 6 (54.55%) Data Governance
3 5 (45.45%) XML
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) C#
4 4 (36.36%) VB.NET
4 4 (36.36%) .NET
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) UML
4 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
4 4 (36.36%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (36.36%) MVC
4 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) Data Management
4 4 (36.36%) Zachman Framework
4 4 (36.36%) Master Data Management
4 4 (36.36%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (36.36%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (36.36%) Data Architecture
4 4 (36.36%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (27.27%) OSGi
5 3 (27.27%) DataPower
5 3 (27.27%) REST
5 3 (27.27%) Apache Camel
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 3 (27.27%) IBM

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (36.36%) SharePoint
1 4 (36.36%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (36.36%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (18.18%) OpenStack
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Applications Architect
3 3 (27.27%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (27.27%) Technical Architect
4 2 (18.18%) Data Architect
4 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) Web Services
2 5 (45.45%) XML
3 4 (36.36%) .NET
4 3 (27.27%) OSGi
4 3 (27.27%) REST
4 3 (27.27%) Apache Camel
4 3 (27.27%) SOAP
5 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (27.27%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Data Governance
2 4 (36.36%) UML
2 4 (36.36%) MVC
2 4 (36.36%) Data Management
2 4 (36.36%) Zachman Framework
2 4 (36.36%) Master Data Management
2 4 (36.36%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (36.36%) Data Architecture
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
4 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) Document Management
4 2 (18.18%) Workflow
4 2 (18.18%) Logical Data Model
4 2 (18.18%) Physical Data Model
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C#
1 4 (36.36%) VB.NET
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) IBM
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Intel
2 2 (18.18%) Rackspace
3 1 (9.09%) ForgeRock
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