The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank - 18 20
Contract jobs citing SOA 0 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 8.61% 3.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 10.00% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 3
Median daily rate - £398 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +44.54%
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.87% +10.00%
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
191 130 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 84.51% 86.09% 62.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 87 54
Median daily rate £340 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £420 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Median hourly rate £30.00 £12.35 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.91% -39.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSD
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) XAML
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) WinForms
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (100.00%) Life Science
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) LINQ
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) DevExpress
1 1 (100.00%) Dependency Injection

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) NSubstitute
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) LINQ
1 1 (100.00%) Ninject
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) WinForms
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (100.00%) Life Science
1 1 (100.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) XAML
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) DevExpress