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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 8 15 18
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs citing SOA 26 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 14.13% 8.73% 6.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.98% 12.09% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +6.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £411 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-10.93% +17.64%
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
137 91 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 74.46% 72.22% 65.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 49 43
Average daily rate £375 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.30 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.51% -13.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £15.77 £11.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £25.00 £21.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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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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 +1 4 £319 -8.85% 3
Stafford - 4 £425 -
Lichfield - 1 £363 - 1
SOA
West Midlands

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 25 (86.21%) C#
1 25 (86.21%) .NET
2 21 (72.41%) Security Cleared
3 20 (68.97%) SC Cleared
3 20 (68.97%) SQL
3 20 (68.97%) IBM
4 17 (58.62%) SQL Server
5 13 (44.83%) ASP.NET
6 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (34.48%) Oracle
8 7 (24.14%) Web Services
9 5 (17.24%) i2
9 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
9 5 (17.24%) Law
9 5 (17.24%) Subversion
10 4 (13.79%) TDD
10 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
10 4 (13.79%) Windows
10 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
10 4 (13.79%) RESTful
10 4 (13.79%) Oracle Database
11 3 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (10.34%) XML
11 3 (10.34%) Linux
11 3 (10.34%) OO
11 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
11 3 (10.34%) TIBCO

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (17.24%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) JBoss
3 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) FTP
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (58.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) DB2
3 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Subversion
2 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.90%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.45%) ClearCase
4 1 (3.45%) ReSharper
4 1 (3.45%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 5 (17.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (58.62%) Developer
2 8 (27.59%) Architect
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Data Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Database Developer
5 3 (10.34%) .NET Developer
5 3 (10.34%) .NET Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Database Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Data Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Applications Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Business Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Systems Integrator
7 1 (3.45%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (3.45%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (86.21%) .NET
2 13 (44.83%) ASP.NET
3 7 (24.14%) Web Services
4 4 (13.79%) RESTful
5 3 (10.34%) XML
6 2 (6.90%) JSF
6 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
6 2 (6.90%) WCF
7 1 (3.45%) WPF
7 1 (3.45%) LINQ
7 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.45%) Entity Framework
7 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (3.45%) Middleware
7 1 (3.45%) SOAP
7 1 (3.45%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Windows NT
3 1 (3.45%) zOS
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (3.45%) HPUX
3 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.79%) TDD
3 3 (10.34%) Migration
3 3 (10.34%) Scrum
3 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (10.34%) OO
3 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
3 3 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.90%) Workflow
5 1 (3.45%) Validation
5 1 (3.45%) MVC
5 1 (3.45%) RAD
5 1 (3.45%) EAI
5 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.45%) Multithreading
5 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (86.21%) C#
2 20 (68.97%) SQL
3 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.90%) Java
5 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (72.41%) Security Cleared
2 20 (68.97%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) IBM Certification
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 20 (68.97%) IBM
2 10 (34.48%) Oracle
3 5 (17.24%) i2
4 3 (10.34%) TIBCO
5 2 (6.90%) HP
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft