The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank - 16 19
Contract jobs citing SOA 0 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire - 7.00% 3.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 8.75% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate
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- £538 £565
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +13.97%
SOA
West Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
130 80 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 80.75% 80.00% 63.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 35 46
Average daily rate £450 £332 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.59% -10.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £235 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
Average hourly rate £13.06 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford - - - -
SOA
West Midlands