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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 14 21 13
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 8 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.35% 5.23% 13.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 6.84% 18.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 22
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£423 £341 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +3.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
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
58 117 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 68.24% 76.47% 75.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 77 87
Average daily rate £355 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £12.25 £13.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% +23.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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
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 23 January 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 +3 1 £425 +33.85%
Uttoxeter - - - -
Cannock - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
SOA
West Midlands

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 4 (80.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) JBoss
2 3 (60.00%) JSF
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (20.00%) DataPower
4 1 (20.00%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (20.00%) REST
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
4 1 (20.00%) JSON
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) Low Latency
4 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) VB6
4 1 (20.00%) Subversion
4 1 (20.00%) Windows NT

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 3 (60.00%) JBoss
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) FTP
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) TortoiseSVN
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
1 1 (20.00%) ClearCase
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Integrator
3 1 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) JSF
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) Classic ASP
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (20.00%) DataPower
2 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (20.00%) Windows NT
1 1 (20.00%) zOS
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) HPUX
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) Low Latency
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) EAI
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) VB6
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VB
2 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle