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 4 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 11 19 15
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing SOA 28 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 12.44% 3.73% 4.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.18% 5.56% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 4
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£425 £353 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.56% +6.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £379
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +5.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £46.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-21.19% +35.29%
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
173 90 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 76.89% 67.16% 63.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 56 32
Average daily rate £363 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.26 £21.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.59% -23.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.15 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.30 £30.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 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
Stoke-on-Trent +2 4 £319 -9.50% 1
Stafford - 4 £425 -
Lichfield - 1 £363 - 1
SOA
West Midlands

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 27 (90.00%) .NET
2 25 (83.33%) C#
3 23 (76.67%) Security Cleared
4 22 (73.33%) SC Cleared
5 20 (66.67%) SQL
5 20 (66.67%) IBM
6 17 (56.67%) SQL Server
7 13 (43.33%) ASP.NET
8 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (33.33%) Oracle
10 8 (26.67%) Web Services
11 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
11 6 (20.00%) i2
12 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
12 5 (16.67%) Law
12 5 (16.67%) Subversion
13 4 (13.33%) TDD
13 4 (13.33%) Windows
13 4 (13.33%) XML
13 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
13 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database
13 4 (13.33%) RESTful
14 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
14 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
14 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
14 3 (10.00%) Java
14 3 (10.00%) Linux
14 3 (10.00%) OO
14 3 (10.00%) Active Directory

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) JBoss
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
1 1 (3.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (56.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) MarkLogic
4 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) DB2
4 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Subversion
2 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.67%) Eclipse
3 2 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.33%) ReSharper
4 1 (3.33%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (3.33%) ClearCase
General
1 5 (16.67%) Law
2 1 (3.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Developer
2 8 (26.67%) Architect
3 5 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Database Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Data Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Data Architect
5 3 (10.00%) .NET Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Applications Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Database Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Business Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) .NET Software Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Rapid Application Developer
7 1 (3.33%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (90.00%) .NET
2 13 (43.33%) ASP.NET
3 8 (26.67%) Web Services
4 4 (13.33%) XML
4 4 (13.33%) RESTful
5 2 (6.67%) J2EE
5 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 2 (6.67%) WCF
6 1 (3.33%) Entity Framework
6 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.33%) WPF
6 1 (3.33%) LINQ
6 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (3.33%) ADO.NET
6 1 (3.33%) SOAP
6 1 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (3.33%) Middleware
6 1 (3.33%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Open Source
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (3.33%) UNIX
3 1 (3.33%) zOS
3 1 (3.33%) HPUX
3 1 (3.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.33%) TDD
3 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (10.00%) OO
3 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (10.00%) Migration
3 3 (10.00%) Scrum
3 3 (10.00%) Workflow
4 2 (6.67%) Process Management
4 2 (6.67%) RAD
4 2 (6.67%) EAI
5 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Multithreading
5 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.33%) MVC
5 1 (3.33%) Validation
5 1 (3.33%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 25 (83.33%) C#
2 20 (66.67%) SQL
3 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.00%) Java
5 2 (6.67%) XQuery
6 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (76.67%) Security Cleared
2 22 (73.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 20 (66.67%) IBM
2 10 (33.33%) Oracle
3 6 (20.00%) i2
4 3 (10.00%) TIBCO
5 2 (6.67%) HP
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft