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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 12 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing SOA 14 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 10.00% 4.35% 5.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.50% 6.35% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Average daily rate £320 £420 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £451 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £35.35
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -0.99%
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
112 63 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 80.00% 68.48% 74.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 41 63
Average daily rate £340 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -42.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 8 £320 -13.62% 4
SOA
West Midlands

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 20 (95.24%) N-Tier
2 19 (90.48%) JavaScript
3 18 (85.71%) Performance Testing
4 17 (80.95%) HTML
4 17 (80.95%) CSS
5 14 (66.67%) High Availability
6 10 (47.62%) CSS3
6 10 (47.62%) HTML5
6 10 (47.62%) ActionScript
7 9 (42.86%) .NET
7 9 (42.86%) E-Commerce
8 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (38.10%) Web Development
8 8 (38.10%) Apache Flex
8 8 (38.10%) Flash
8 8 (38.10%) ActionScript 3.0
9 7 (33.33%) TypeScript
9 7 (33.33%) HTTP
9 7 (33.33%) Photoshop
9 7 (33.33%) C#
10 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
11 5 (23.81%) Finance
11 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
12 4 (19.05%) SQL
13 3 (14.29%) Front End Development
14 2 (9.52%) Entity Framework
14 2 (9.52%) REST
14 2 (9.52%) Workflow
14 2 (9.52%) WinForms
14 2 (9.52%) Ajax

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) Flash Developer
2 7 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
3 6 (28.57%) HTML Developer
4 5 (23.81%) HTML CSS Developer
4 5 (23.81%) Web Developer
5 4 (19.05%) C# Developer
6 3 (14.29%) Team Leader
6 3 (14.29%) Technical Leader
7 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
7 2 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (9.52%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (9.52%) C# Web Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Flash ActionScript Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
7 2 (9.52%) SQL Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Technical Team Leader
8 1 (4.76%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Agile Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (80.95%) CSS
1 17 (80.95%) HTML
2 10 (47.62%) CSS3
2 10 (47.62%) HTML5
3 9 (42.86%) .NET
4 8 (38.10%) Apache Flex
4 8 (38.10%) Flash
5 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
6 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
6 2 (9.52%) ADO.NET
6 2 (9.52%) Ajax
6 2 (9.52%) Entity Framework
6 2 (9.52%) REST
6 2 (9.52%) WCF
6 2 (9.52%) WF
6 2 (9.52%) WinForms
6 2 (9.52%) XML
6 2 (9.52%) XSD
7 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
7 1 (4.76%) React
Miscellaneous
1 20 (95.24%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Performance Testing
2 14 (66.67%) High Availability
3 9 (42.86%) E-Commerce
4 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (38.10%) Web Development
5 3 (14.29%) Front End Development
6 2 (9.52%) Migration
6 2 (9.52%) OOD
6 2 (9.52%) OOP
6 2 (9.52%) Workflow
7 1 (4.76%) DevOps
7 1 (4.76%) Line Management
7 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.76%) MVC
7 1 (4.76%) OO
7 1 (4.76%) Scrum
7 1 (4.76%) Software Delivery
7 1 (4.76%) SOLID
7 1 (4.76%) TDD
7 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (90.48%) JavaScript
2 10 (47.62%) ActionScript
3 8 (38.10%) ActionScript 3.0
4 7 (33.33%) C#
4 7 (33.33%) TypeScript
5 4 (19.05%) SQL
6 2 (9.52%) C
6 2 (9.52%) C++
6 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
6 2 (9.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) DevExpress
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
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