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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 12 11 16
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing SOA 4 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 10.81% 6.45% 15.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.79% 8.70% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 6
Average daily rate
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£364 £303 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.24% -7.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £281 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £325 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +18.64%
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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
29 23 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 78.38% 74.19% 82.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 29
Average daily rate £375 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.35 £13.44 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 2015, 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 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
3 4 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) HTML
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (50.00%) CSS
3 4 (50.00%) N-Tier
3 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) CSS3
4 3 (37.50%) RESTful
4 3 (37.50%) ActionScript 3.0
4 3 (37.50%) HTML5
4 3 (37.50%) Subversion
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
4 3 (37.50%) HTTP
4 3 (37.50%) ActionScript
4 3 (37.50%) Flash
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle
4 3 (37.50%) Photoshop
5 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Subversion
2 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Flash Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Architect
3 2 (25.00%) HTML Developer
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Architect
4 1 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Flash ActionScript Developer
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Team Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (50.00%) CSS
2 4 (50.00%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) Flash
3 3 (37.50%) RESTful
3 3 (37.50%) HTML5
3 3 (37.50%) CSS3
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (25.00%) OO
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Web Development
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 4 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) ActionScript
3 3 (37.50%) ActionScript 3.0
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) HP