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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 25 - 35
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SOA 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.84% - 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% - 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £468 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%
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
99 114 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 83.19% 80.85% 89.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 70 71
Average daily rate £400 £376 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% +7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £288 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £600 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 25
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -32.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.76 £14.71 £25.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) JSON
2 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (60.00%) RESTful
3 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (40.00%) ActionScript 2.0
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Redis
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (40.00%) Data Transformation
3 2 (40.00%) Microservices
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) XPath
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) EDIFACT
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) XSL
3 2 (40.00%) XSLT
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) EDI
3 2 (40.00%) EAI
3 2 (40.00%) B2B

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (40.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) EDI Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Java Architect
2 2 (40.00%) SOA Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) JSON
2 3 (60.00%) RESTful
3 2 (40.00%) EDI
3 2 (40.00%) EDIFACT
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) XSL
3 2 (40.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) B2B
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Data Transformation
2 2 (40.00%) EAI
2 2 (40.00%) Microservices
2 2 (40.00%) OO
2 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) ActionScript
2 2 (40.00%) ActionScript 2.0
2 2 (40.00%) XPath
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM