The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 37 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing SOA 20 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 4.50% 0.63% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.60% 0.80% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 0
Average daily rate £475 £519 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £431 £411
% change year-on-year
+10.28% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.00 £38.43 £49.25
% change year-on-year
+27.52% -21.97%
SOA
South Yorkshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
357 251 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 80.41% 79.68% 63.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 171 85
Average daily rate £450 £375 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +23.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £254 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £525 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -27.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 16 (69.57%) Finance
1 16 (69.57%) Banking
1 16 (69.57%) TOGAF
2 13 (56.52%) Content Management
2 13 (56.52%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (17.39%) Java
3 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
3 4 (17.39%) Web Services
3 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.04%) Mainframe
4 3 (13.04%) RESTful
5 2 (8.70%) Gradle
5 2 (8.70%) JSON
5 2 (8.70%) HTML5
5 2 (8.70%) Mockito
5 2 (8.70%) Maven
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (8.70%) Business Development
5 2 (8.70%) Java EE
5 2 (8.70%) HTML
5 2 (8.70%) JUnit
5 2 (8.70%) CSS
5 2 (8.70%) RAD
5 2 (8.70%) RUP
5 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
5 2 (8.70%) XML
5 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
5 2 (8.70%) SQL
5 2 (8.70%) TDD
5 2 (8.70%) ActiveMQ

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.35%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) GitHub
1 1 (4.35%) Heroku
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Gradle
1 2 (8.70%) JUnit
1 2 (8.70%) Maven
1 2 (8.70%) Mockito
2 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) Mercurial
General
1 16 (69.57%) Banking
1 16 (69.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (73.91%) Architect
2 13 (56.52%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (21.74%) Digital Architect
3 5 (21.74%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Customer Solutions Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Designer
5 3 (13.04%) Java Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Mainframe Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (4.35%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Java Scala Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Lead Enterprise Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Java Scala Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Scala Developer
6 1 (4.35%) SOA Solution Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Web Services
2 3 (13.04%) RESTful
3 2 (8.70%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (8.70%) Apache Camel
3 2 (8.70%) CSS
3 2 (8.70%) CSS3
3 2 (8.70%) HTML
3 2 (8.70%) HTML5
3 2 (8.70%) Java EE
3 2 (8.70%) JSON
3 2 (8.70%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.35%) Backbone.js
4 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
4 1 (4.35%) React
4 1 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (4.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) TOGAF
2 13 (56.52%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (56.52%) Content Management
3 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.70%) Business Development
4 2 (8.70%) Microservices
4 2 (8.70%) RAD
4 2 (8.70%) RUP
4 2 (8.70%) TDD
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) BDD
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.35%) OO
5 1 (4.35%) OOP
5 1 (4.35%) Open Source
5 1 (4.35%) Pair Programming
5 1 (4.35%) Scrum
5 1 (4.35%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Java
1 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Clojure
3 1 (4.35%) Groovy
3 1 (4.35%) Ruby
3 1 (4.35%) Scala
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle
1 1 (4.35%) TIBCO