The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 32 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.99% 2.47% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 2.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Median daily rate £453 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £49.25
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -26.39%
SOA
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
160 213 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 78.82% 87.65% 87.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 139 59
Median daily rate £413 £400 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +17.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 19
Median hourly rate £20.78 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.00 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 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 Chester region with a requirement for SOA.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) Dropwizard
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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:

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Java Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Java Technical Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Java Team Leader
2 1 (50.00%) Lead Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Lead Java Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Dropwizard
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java