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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 28 24 8
Rank change year-on-year -4 -16  
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 3 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 1.12% 1.61% 11.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 2.01% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 11
Median daily rate £363 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.45% -13.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.39 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.65% +41.44%  

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 146 149 138
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 81.56% 80.11% 73.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 97 83
Median daily rate £400 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £265 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £26.30 £22.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.88% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £17.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £22.50 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk citing SOA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 24 March 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 -6 1 - - 1
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £363 - 1
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Java EE
2 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) GIS
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Billing
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) Spring
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) IPTV
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) OSGi
3 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Node.js
3 1 (25.00%) Neo4j
3 1 (25.00%) Big Data
3 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (25.00%) PostGIS
3 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (25.00%) Apache Pig
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (25.00%) Apache Camel
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC

SOA
Top Related 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 (25.00%) Apache Pig
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Hive
2 1 (25.00%) Big Data
2 1 (25.00%) GIS
2 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (25.00%) Neo4j
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Billing
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Java Architect
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 1 (25.00%) AWS Architect
2 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# WCF Developer
2 1 (25.00%) IPTV Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) SOA Architect
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Java EE
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) Ajax
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) Node.js
2 1 (25.00%) OSGi
2 1 (25.00%) PostGIS
2 1 (25.00%) Spring
2 1 (25.00%) Spring MVC
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) DataPower
1 1 (25.00%) Digital TV
1 1 (25.00%) IPTV
1 1 (25.00%) Video on Demand
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) API Development
2 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (25.00%) Microservices
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Groovy
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Scala
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL