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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank - 3 4
Contract jobs citing SOA 0 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley - 11.11% 42.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 14.29% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 8
Average daily rate
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- £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £377
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +15.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +18.64%
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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
4 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 100.00% 77.78% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 15
Average daily rate £350 £580 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.65% +28.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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