Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 September 2018 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 60 51
Rank change year-on-year +20 -9 -6
Contract jobs citing SOA 14 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.27% 0.38% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.87% 0.46% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 6
Kent median daily rate £400 - £750
10th Percentile £363 - £650
90th Percentile £434 - £775
South East median daily rate £475 £478 £450
% change year-on-year -0.52% +6.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -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 362 431 474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 84.58% 81.94% 81.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 320 336
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -9.68% +13.97%
10th Percentile £213 £205 £193
90th Percentile £575 £564 £575
South East median daily rate £434 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.52% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 8
Kent median hourly rate £36.50 £25.69 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.08% -15.77% +56.41%
10th Percentile £11.75 £13.00 £15.63
90th Percentile £46.38 £46.00 £110.55
South East median hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.81% -6.67% -0.73%

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 23 September 2018. 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
Tunbridge Wells - 5 - - 1
Maidstone - 4 £388 -
West Malling - 3 £400 -
Ramsgate - 1 - -
SOA
South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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 14 (100.00%) .NET
1 14 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 13 (92.86%) C#
2 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (92.86%) RESTful
2 13 (92.86%) ASP.NET Web API
3 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
4 8 (57.14%) SOLID
4 8 (57.14%) Deployment Automation
4 8 (57.14%) AngularJS
4 8 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (57.14%) TDD
5 7 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 7 (50.00%) Degree
5 7 (50.00%) Economics
5 7 (50.00%) OO
5 7 (50.00%) CMS
5 7 (50.00%) Scrum
5 7 (50.00%) TeamCity
5 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (50.00%) BDD
5 7 (50.00%) Entity Framework
5 7 (50.00%) REST
5 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET Core
5 7 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (42.86%) Windows
6 6 (42.86%) WCF
7 5 (35.71%) Finance
8 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (14.29%) MVC

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 7 (50.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) .NET Developer
1 13 (92.86%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 7 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 7 (50.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 7 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 6 (42.86%) Azure Developer
4 5 (35.71%) WCF Developer
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior C# Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
1 14 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 13 (92.86%) ASP.NET Web API
2 13 (92.86%) RESTful
3 8 (57.14%) AngularJS
4 7 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET Core
4 7 (50.00%) Entity Framework
4 7 (50.00%) REST
5 6 (42.86%) WCF
6 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (7.14%) CSS
7 1 (7.14%) CSS3
7 1 (7.14%) Ember.js
7 1 (7.14%) HTML
7 1 (7.14%) HTML5
7 1 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (7.14%) Web Services
7 1 (7.14%) WF
7 1 (7.14%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
3 8 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (57.14%) Deployment Automation
3 8 (57.14%) SOLID
3 8 (57.14%) TDD
4 7 (50.00%) BDD
4 7 (50.00%) Economics
4 7 (50.00%) OO
4 7 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (50.00%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) MVC
6 1 (7.14%) Analytics
6 1 (7.14%) Asynchronous Programming
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.14%) Web Application Development
6 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft