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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 32 33
Contract jobs citing SOA 0 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent - 1.86% 4.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.37% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 15
Median daily rate - £750 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +50.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +6.95% +3.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -9.09% +8.37%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 203 253 211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 83.54% 78.57% 77.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 634 391
Median daily rate £363 £453 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.88% +20.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £225 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £895 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 12 12
Median hourly rate £22.52 £55.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.05% +378.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.71 £13.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.92 £137.50 £40.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) AngularJS

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:

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript