The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Staffordshire region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 17 15 17
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing SOA 8 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.84% 6.12% 7.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.89% 10.00% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 13
Average daily rate £328 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.75% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £330 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £330 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.25 £34.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+44.85% -6.20%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
90 60 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 65.69% 61.22% 66.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 33 61
Average daily rate £320 £308 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.06% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £403 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 12
Average hourly rate £16.75 £20.65 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.86% -31.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £15.31 £20.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.92 £21.29 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
SOA
West Midlands

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent -5 6 £330 - 1
Stafford - - - -
SOA
West Midlands

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 8 (61.54%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) XML
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) WCF
4 5 (38.46%) N-Tier
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
4 5 (38.46%) SQL
5 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
5 4 (30.77%) Windows
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (30.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (23.08%) Java
6 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
6 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
6 3 (23.08%) TDD
6 3 (23.08%) Ajax
6 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 2 (15.38%) LotusScript
7 2 (15.38%) WinForms
7 2 (15.38%) Lotus
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 2 (15.38%) JSON
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (15.38%) JSF
7 2 (15.38%) ADO.NET
7 2 (15.38%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (15.38%) Business Objects

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 2 (15.38%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (15.38%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Lead Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) DBA
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Support
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
3 2 (15.38%) SQL DBA
4 1 (7.69%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
1 7 (53.85%) XML
2 6 (46.15%) WCF
3 4 (30.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
4 3 (23.08%) Ajax
5 2 (15.38%) WinForms
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 2 (15.38%) JSON
5 2 (15.38%) JSF
5 2 (15.38%) ADO.NET
5 2 (15.38%) XSD
5 2 (15.38%) Web Services
5 2 (15.38%) REST
5 2 (15.38%) WF
6 1 (7.69%) jQuery
6 1 (7.69%) HTML5
6 1 (7.69%) CSS3
6 1 (7.69%) Task Parallel Library
6 1 (7.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) N-Tier
2 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.69%) WURFL
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.69%) BlackBerry OS
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) TDD
3 2 (15.38%) OOP
3 2 (15.38%) OOD
3 2 (15.38%) Workflow
3 2 (15.38%) Financial Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
4 1 (7.69%) MVVM
4 1 (7.69%) BDD
4 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.69%) Document Management
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
4 3 (23.08%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) LotusScript
5 2 (15.38%) VBScript
5 2 (15.38%) VB
5 2 (15.38%) VBA
6 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
6 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Lotus
2 2 (15.38%) Business Objects
2 2 (15.38%) JBoss
2 2 (15.38%) DevExpress
3 1 (7.69%) AccuRev
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