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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank - 28 -
Contract jobs citing SOA 0 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 2.38% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate
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- £413 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £34.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+39.70% -1.44%
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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
99 186 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 81.15% 88.57% 80.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 61 46
Average daily rate £400 £375 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 18
Average hourly rate £18.03 £34.06 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% +0.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £30.00 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.38 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 16 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) FxCop
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (100.00%) T4 Templates
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (100.00%) FxCop
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (100.00%) T4 Templates
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#