The first table below looks at the demand for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 30 July 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 Stoke-on-Trent 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 11 16 17
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 6.45% 15.00% 12.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.09% 18.18% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 5
Average daily rate
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£303 £328 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.63% +2.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -7.95%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
22 33 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 70.97% 82.50% 69.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 29 27
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £380 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.44 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
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SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Stoke-on-Trent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Stoke-on-Trent region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 6 (85.71%) XML
2 4 (57.14%) N-Tier
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Document Management
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (28.57%) JSF
4 2 (28.57%) Ajax
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) JSON
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) jQuery
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (28.57%) Android
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) AccuRev
4 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (28.57%) Financial Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) HTML5
4 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
4 2 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (28.57%) WURFL
4 2 (28.57%) CSS3
4 2 (28.57%) BlackBerry OS
4 2 (28.57%) Web Application Development
4 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# Web Developer
3 2 (28.57%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Web Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) SQL DBA
3 2 (28.57%) VB.NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Web Developer
3 2 (28.57%) DBA
4 1 (14.29%) Tester
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Tester
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) JSF
2 2 (28.57%) Ajax
2 2 (28.57%) JSON
2 2 (28.57%) jQuery
2 2 (28.57%) HTML5
2 2 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (28.57%) CSS3
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) XSLT
2 2 (28.57%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) N-Tier
2 2 (28.57%) WURFL
2 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Mobile
1 2 (28.57%) Android
1 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
1 2 (28.57%) BlackBerry OS
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) Document Management
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Financial Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Web Application Development
2 2 (28.57%) SEO
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) System Testing
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
2 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) AccuRev
1 2 (28.57%) Business Objects
1 2 (28.57%) JBoss
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft