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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank - - 5
Contract jobs citing SOA 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley - - 5.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £435
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.84% +10.00%
SOA
South East

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
6 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 100.00% 100.00% 64.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 8
Median daily rate £650 £350 £590
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -40.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £315 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £350 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +26.94%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Thames Valley region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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