The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 22 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.42% 1.19% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 1.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.38% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £29.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-22.03% -7.95%
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Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
110 127 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 78.01% 75.60% 68.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 40 37
Average daily rate £325 £358 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £44.90 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.04% +19.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £31.30 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Chester region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Chester

SOA
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA.

1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) ERP
1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (100.00%) Data Management
1 2 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (100.00%) Local Government
1 2 (100.00%) Master Data Management

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle EBS
General
1 2 (100.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Business Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ERP
1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Data Management
1 2 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (100.00%) Master Data Management
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle