The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Thames Valley region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank - 4 4
Contract jobs citing SOA 0 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley - 15.38% 33.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 18.18% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate
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- £456 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £390
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £40.50 £29.71
% change year-on-year
+0.24% +36.31%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Thames Valley region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Thames Valley
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 100.00% 84.62% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 7
Average daily rate £480 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.71% -2.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley