The first table below looks at the demand for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Shropshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 25 13 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing SOA 1 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 0.75% 7.50% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 12.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 0
Average daily rate - £565 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +4.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
91 73 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 67.91% 60.83% 61.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 40 70
Average daily rate £368 £473 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +29.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £313 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £565 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
SOA
West Midlands

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) EAI
1 7 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 7 (100.00%) Clustering
1 7 (100.00%) OSGi
1 7 (100.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
2 6 (85.71%) WSO2
2 6 (85.71%) RESTful
2 6 (85.71%) BPEL
2 6 (85.71%) Java EE
2 6 (85.71%) Tomcat
2 6 (85.71%) MySQL
2 6 (85.71%) NoSQL
3 5 (71.43%) JMS
3 5 (71.43%) SOAP
3 5 (71.43%) Web Services
3 5 (71.43%) XSLT
3 5 (71.43%) Log4j
3 5 (71.43%) JAX-RS
4 4 (57.14%) Spring
4 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
4 4 (57.14%) J2EE
5 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (28.57%) Finance
7 1 (14.29%) HTTP
7 1 (14.29%) Oracle
7 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture
7 1 (14.29%) BC Cleared
7 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 6 (85.71%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) MySQL
1 6 (85.71%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Eclipse
2 5 (71.43%) Log4j
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Architect
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) SOA Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) OSGi
2 6 (85.71%) RESTful
2 6 (85.71%) Java EE
3 5 (71.43%) JMS
3 5 (71.43%) SOAP
3 5 (71.43%) Web Services
3 5 (71.43%) XSLT
3 5 (71.43%) JAX-RS
4 4 (57.14%) Spring
4 4 (57.14%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Clustering
2 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) EAI
1 7 (100.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
2 6 (85.71%) BPEL
3 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) BC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) WSO2
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle