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 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 25 31
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing SOA 3 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.45% 4.53% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 6.88% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 2
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£413 £388 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £328 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £500 £448
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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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
160 160 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 77.29% 65.84% 69.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 101 98
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £180 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 2
Average hourly rate £15.39 £44.60 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.50% +48.66%
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 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 23 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) NHibernate
3 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) EAI
3 1 (33.33%) SMTP
3 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) C#

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) NHibernate
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle