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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 21 17 25
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs citing SOA 3 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.63% 3.48% 4.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.95% 5.26% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 5
Average daily rate
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£275 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £429 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £29.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-22.03% -7.95%
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
76 76 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 66.67% 66.09% 67.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 49 68
Average daily rate £320 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £400 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 5
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.69 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% +58.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 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
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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 +1 1 £275 -16.66% 3
Cannock - - - -
Stafford - - - -
SOA
West Midlands

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) N-Tier
2 4 (66.67%) HTML
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (66.67%) CSS
2 4 (66.67%) XML
3 3 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) XSLT
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) jQuery
3 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (50.00%) HTML5
3 3 (50.00%) CSS3
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) XHTML
4 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
4 2 (33.33%) SEO
4 2 (33.33%) Games
4 2 (33.33%) Document Management
4 2 (33.33%) Ajax
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) JSON
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1 (16.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (33.33%) Games
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (50.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Web Developer
3 2 (33.33%) C# Web Developer
3 2 (33.33%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) VB.NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Web Developer
4 1 (16.67%) DBA
4 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
4 1 (16.67%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 4 (66.67%) CSS
1 4 (66.67%) XML
2 3 (50.00%) XSLT
2 3 (50.00%) jQuery
2 3 (50.00%) HTML5
2 3 (50.00%) CSS3
3 2 (33.33%) JSON
3 2 (33.33%) XHTML
3 2 (33.33%) Ajax
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) Classic ASP
4 1 (16.67%) WCF
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) N-Tier
2 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (33.33%) WURFL
3 1 (16.67%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
1 2 (33.33%) Android
1 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 2 (33.33%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) TDD
1 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Web Application Development
2 2 (33.33%) Document Management
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) SEO
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Management
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Low Latency
3 1 (16.67%) OOP
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 3 (50.00%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) VB6
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) AccuRev
2 1 (16.67%) Business Objects
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