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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 14 39 26
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -13
Contract jobs citing SOA 20 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 8.81% 0.36% 3.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.36% 0.52% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 1
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£450 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £418 £379
% change year-on-year
+3.49% +10.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £46.00 £31.96
% change year-on-year
-21.19% +43.92%
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
176 192 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 77.53% 68.82% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 151 79
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £15.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +140.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £36.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 7 May 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram 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 7 May 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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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 +17 16 £450 -5.26%
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 17 (62.96%) Oracle
2 14 (51.85%) Oracle Database
3 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 12 (44.44%) .NET
3 12 (44.44%) Middleware
4 11 (40.74%) UML
5 10 (37.04%) J2EE
6 8 (29.63%) Web Services
6 8 (29.63%) Zachman Framework
6 8 (29.63%) TOGAF
7 7 (25.93%) Retail
7 7 (25.93%) MCPD
7 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
8 5 (18.52%) XML
8 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
9 3 (11.11%) IBM
9 3 (11.11%) REST
9 3 (11.11%) DataPower
9 3 (11.11%) OSGi
9 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (11.11%) TDD
9 3 (11.11%) Project Management
9 3 (11.11%) SOAP
9 3 (11.11%) SQL
9 3 (11.11%) Apigee
9 3 (11.11%) Mashery
9 3 (11.11%) Apache Camel
10 2 (7.41%) Logical Data Model
10 2 (7.41%) Physical Data Model

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 2 (7.41%) Apache
1 2 (7.41%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) SAN
1 2 (7.41%) Firewall
1 2 (7.41%) NAS
1 2 (7.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (51.85%) Oracle Database
2 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.41%) SQLBase
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 7 (25.93%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (74.07%) Architect
2 12 (44.44%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Applications Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Technical Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Solutions Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) .NET Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Designer
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Designer
5 2 (7.41%) Data Architect
6 1 (3.70%) .NET Technical Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (44.44%) .NET
1 12 (44.44%) Middleware
2 10 (37.04%) J2EE
3 8 (29.63%) Web Services
4 5 (18.52%) XML
5 3 (11.11%) REST
5 3 (11.11%) OSGi
5 3 (11.11%) SOAP
5 3 (11.11%) Apache Camel
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) DataPower
2 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) UML
2 8 (29.63%) Zachman Framework
2 8 (29.63%) TOGAF
3 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) TDD
3 3 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (7.41%) Logical Data Model
4 2 (7.41%) Physical Data Model
4 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
4 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.41%) Data Governance
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) BPEL
5 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.70%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) MCPD
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCOM
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Oracle
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) IBM
3 3 (11.11%) Apigee
3 3 (11.11%) Mashery
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco
4 2 (7.41%) Intel
4 2 (7.41%) Rackspace
5 1 (3.70%) ForgeRock