The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 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)
East of England / Suffolk
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 34 29
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5  
Contract jobs citing SOA 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 2.38% 1.16% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 1.41% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £475 £500 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +8.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £431
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £615
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 Suffolk with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 101 213 174
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 80.16% 82.56% 82.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 425 458
Median daily rate £413 £480 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.06% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £294 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 0 14
Median hourly rate £43.25 - £16.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 - £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.88 - £19.50
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 Suffolk

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

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Suffolk

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Suffolk

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich +14 3 £475 -5.00% 2
SOA
East of England

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 Suffolk region with a requirement for SOA.

1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) GIS
3 1 (20.00%) Billing
3 1 (20.00%) BPEL
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) Spring
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) API Development
3 1 (20.00%) Front End Development
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Video on Demand
3 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (20.00%) Node.js
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (20.00%) PostGIS
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk 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 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) GIS
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Billing
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) .NET Project Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Delivery Project Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Software Delivery Project Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Software Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# WCF Developer
2 1 (20.00%) DBA
2 1 (20.00%) IPTV Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) Node.js
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (20.00%) PostGIS
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) Spring MVC
2 1 (20.00%) WCF
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Digital TV
1 1 (20.00%) IPTV
1 1 (20.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) MVC
1 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) API Development
2 1 (20.00%) BPEL
2 1 (20.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) ReadSoft