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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank - 3 5
Contract jobs citing SOA 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley - 25.00% 10.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 50.00% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +13.97%
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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
1 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 16.67% 50.00% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 6
Average daily rate £550 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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