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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 8 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing SOA 4 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 12.50% 12.50% 25.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.81% 17.24% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 6
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£319 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.85% +6.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £411 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-10.93% +17.64%
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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
27 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 84.38% 72.50% 70.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 12
Average daily rate £375 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -3.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.77 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.97% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 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 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Subversion
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) RESTful
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) JBoss
3 2 (33.33%) TIBCO
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) JSF
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Subversion
2 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Architect
3 1 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) RESTful
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) JSF
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (33.33%) OO
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) TIBCO
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) HP