The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 12 13 15
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing SOA 1 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 2.94% 11.43% 11.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.17% 14.29% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 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 £433 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.33% -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%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Stoke-on-Trent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
24 28 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 70.59% 80.00% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 33
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 £275 £270 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 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 20 August 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 5 (83.33%) XML
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) N-Tier
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Document Management
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (33.33%) Ajax
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (33.33%) Android
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) AccuRev
3 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (33.33%) Financial Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) HTML5
3 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (33.33%) WURFL
3 2 (33.33%) CSS3
3 2 (33.33%) BlackBerry OS
3 2 (33.33%) Web Application Development
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) JSON
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 2 (33.33%) SEO

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Developer
3 2 (33.33%) SQL DBA
3 2 (33.33%) VB.NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Web Developer
3 2 (33.33%) C# Web Developer
3 2 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Web Developer
3 2 (33.33%) DBA
4 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (16.67%) Systems Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Report Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) Ajax
2 2 (33.33%) HTML5
2 2 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (33.33%) CSS3
2 2 (33.33%) JSON
2 2 (33.33%) jQuery
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) XSLT
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) XHTML
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) N-Tier
2 2 (33.33%) WURFL
2 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
1 2 (33.33%) Android
1 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 2 (33.33%) BlackBerry OS
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) TDD
1 2 (33.33%) Document Management
1 2 (33.33%) Financial Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) Web Application Development
1 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 2 (33.33%) SEO
1 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) System Testing
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Requirements Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 2 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) AccuRev
1 2 (33.33%) Business Objects
2 1 (16.67%) JBoss
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft