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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 27 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing SOA 1 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.54% 3.98% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 4.90% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £413 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £40.60 £43.25
% change year-on-year
+8.37% -6.12%
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
149 143 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 80.11% 81.25% 65.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 85 60
Median daily rate £325 £365 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +10.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 6
Median hourly rate £11.23 £15.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.56% +21.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £20.00 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 29 June 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 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) N-Tier
3 8 (53.33%) C#
3 8 (53.33%) HTML
3 8 (53.33%) .NET
3 8 (53.33%) Windows
3 8 (53.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (46.67%) Performance Testing
4 7 (46.67%) CSS
4 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (46.67%) Finance
5 6 (40.00%) HTTP
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (40.00%) Photoshop
5 6 (40.00%) Flash
5 6 (40.00%) ActionScript
5 6 (40.00%) Apache Flex
5 6 (40.00%) ActionScript 3.0
5 6 (40.00%) High Availability
6 5 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (33.33%) SDLC
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 5 (33.33%) TDD
6 5 (33.33%) Scrum
6 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 5 (33.33%) TeamCity
6 5 (33.33%) Release Management
6 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 5 (33.33%) Client/Server

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:

Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (33.33%) TeamCity
3 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (6.67%) NSubstitute
4 1 (6.67%) NUnit
4 1 (6.67%) ReSharper
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Flash Developer
3 3 (20.00%) ActionScript Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Flash ActionScript Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Configuration Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Environment Manager
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) HTML CSS Developer
5 1 (6.67%) HTML Developer
5 1 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) .NET
1 8 (53.33%) HTML
2 7 (46.67%) CSS
3 6 (40.00%) Apache Flex
3 6 (40.00%) Flash
4 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (20.00%) ADO.NET
4 3 (20.00%) Ajax
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (20.00%) Entity Framework
4 3 (20.00%) REST
4 3 (20.00%) WCF
4 3 (20.00%) WinForms
4 3 (20.00%) XML
4 3 (20.00%) XSD
5 2 (13.33%) HTML5
5 2 (13.33%) WF
6 1 (6.67%) CSS3
6 1 (6.67%) LINQ
6 1 (6.67%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) N-Tier
2 5 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.67%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (6.67%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Performance Testing
3 6 (40.00%) High Availability
4 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (33.33%) Release Management
4 5 (33.33%) Scrum
4 5 (33.33%) SDLC
4 5 (33.33%) TDD
4 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (20.00%) Migration
5 3 (20.00%) OO
5 3 (20.00%) OOD
5 3 (20.00%) OOP
6 2 (13.33%) DevOps
6 2 (13.33%) Workflow
7 1 (6.67%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C#
2 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 6 (40.00%) ActionScript
3 6 (40.00%) ActionScript 3.0
4 5 (33.33%) Java
4 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (6.67%) TypeScript
6 1 (6.67%) XAML
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Adobe
2 3 (20.00%) DevExpress