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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank - - 2
Contract jobs citing SOA 0 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley - - 50.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 8
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £410
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £49.25
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -26.39%
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
4 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 66.67% 100.00% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 9
Median daily rate £600 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £480 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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