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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing SOA 1 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 6.67% 35.29% 8.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.50% 35.29% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.54% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+61.01% -9.23%
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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
8 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 53.33% 100.00% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 10
Average daily rate £600 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

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

SOA
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Thames Valley region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (100.00%) AppFabric
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Thames Valley region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) AppFabric
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared