Period
to 22 August 2019

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 22 August 2019 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 44 62
Rank change year-on-year +2 +18 -9
Contract jobs citing SOA 9 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.95% 2.13% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 2.59% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 0
Kent median daily rate £375 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - -
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £461
% change year-on-year - +2.98% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £73.75 £31.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +134.13% -21.25% -11.11%

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 391 348 445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 84.63% 82.27% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 223 325
Kent median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £266 £232 £205
90th Percentile £633 £600 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 26 18
Kent median hourly rate £42.75 £39.38 £26.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +48.39% -26.80%
10th Percentile £35.60 £11.75 £12.30
90th Percentile £47.25 £49.50 £45.75
South East median hourly rate £31.50 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +28.57% +22.50% -11.11%

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 22 August 2019. 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
West Malling -1 3 £400 -
Maidstone -5 3 £350 -9.68%
Chatham - 3 - -
SOA
South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for SOA.

1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Azure
3 5 (55.56%) SaaS
3 5 (55.56%) PaaS
3 5 (55.56%) IaaS
3 5 (55.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (55.56%) Citrix
3 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) DHCP
3 5 (55.56%) DNS
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2017
4 4 (44.44%) .NET
4 4 (44.44%) IIS
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
4 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
4 4 (44.44%) Web Services
4 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (44.44%) MVC
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 10
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 8
4 4 (44.44%) Office 365
5 3 (33.33%) REST

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (44.44%) IIS
2 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
3 2 (22.22%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) Azure
2 5 (55.56%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) IaaS
2 5 (55.56%) PaaS
2 5 (55.56%) SaaS
3 4 (44.44%) Office 365
4 1 (11.11%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) DHCP
1 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) Skype
2 2 (22.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) IT Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) IT Support
1 5 (55.56%) IT Support Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Senior IT Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Senior IT Support
1 5 (55.56%) Senior Support Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Support Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Azure Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
1 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
1 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (44.44%) Web Services
2 3 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (11.11%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 10
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) MVC
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (11.11%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (11.11%) OO
5 1 (11.11%) SOLID
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (11.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (22.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Dell
4 2 (22.22%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) Meraki
5 1 (11.11%) SendGrid