Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for SOA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOA over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
South East > Kent
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 - 50
Rank change year-on-year - +50 -12
Contract jobs citing SOA 5 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.97% - 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% - 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 19
Kent median daily rate £550 - £500
10th Percentile £525 - £313
90th Percentile £575 - £575
South East median daily rate £480 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.86% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +18.92% -7.50%

SOA is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 411 412 461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 79.50% 82.40% 81.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 284 287
Kent median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £231 £193 £202
90th Percentile £625 £561 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £391
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.43% +4.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 22
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £21.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.33% -7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £20.61 £15.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £114.40 £40.10
South East median hourly rate £23.07 £26.50 £26.09
% change year-on-year -12.94% +1.57% +49.09%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Kent

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOA in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Kent

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Kent region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone - 1 - -
SOA
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for SOA.

1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) WCF
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (60.00%) SOLID
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) MuleSoft
3 2 (40.00%) REST
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (40.00%) RESTful
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) XSLT
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Document Management
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) Advertising

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Azure Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) MuleSoft Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (60.00%) CSS
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) WCF
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (40.00%) REST
2 2 (40.00%) RESTful
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) XSLT
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) WF
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) SOLID
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Document Management
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) API Design
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Database Optimisation
4 1 (20.00%) Matrix Management
4 1 (20.00%) Microservices
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile Development
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Web Application Development
4 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) PSD2
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) MuleSoft
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Xamarin