The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 20 19 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing SOA 4 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.17% 2.04% 7.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.56% 2.90% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 14
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£275 £330 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -0.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+61.01% -8.09%
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 Staffordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
72 69 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 57.14% 70.41% 67.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 43 84
Average daily rate £325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.85 £10.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +84.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Stoke-on-Trent 0 2 £350 +6.06% 2
Cannock - - - -
Stafford - - - - 1
SOA
West Midlands

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) N-Tier
2 4 (66.67%) HTML
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (66.67%) CSS
2 4 (66.67%) XML
3 3 (50.00%) XSLT
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (50.00%) jQuery
3 3 (50.00%) HTML5
3 3 (50.00%) CSS3
4 2 (33.33%) BlackBerry OS
4 2 (33.33%) Web Application Development
4 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (33.33%) Android
4 2 (33.33%) Document Management
4 2 (33.33%) Ajax
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) Games
4 2 (33.33%) SEO
4 2 (33.33%) XHTML

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (16.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (33.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (50.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) VB.NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Web Developer
3 2 (33.33%) C# Web Developer
3 2 (33.33%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Web Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 4 (66.67%) CSS
1 4 (66.67%) XML
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) jQuery
2 3 (50.00%) HTML5
2 3 (50.00%) XSLT
2 3 (50.00%) CSS3
3 2 (33.33%) XHTML
3 2 (33.33%) Ajax
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) JSON
4 1 (16.67%) WCF
4 1 (16.67%) REST
4 1 (16.67%) Classic ASP
4 1 (16.67%) JSF
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) N-Tier
2 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (33.33%) WURFL
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (16.67%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
1 2 (33.33%) Android
1 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 2 (33.33%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) SEO
3 2 (33.33%) Document Management
3 2 (33.33%) Web Application Development
4 1 (16.67%) Low Latency
4 1 (16.67%) OOP
4 1 (16.67%) Requirements Management
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) AccuRev
2 1 (16.67%) JBoss