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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 9 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing SOA 3 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 4.23% 10.81% 9.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.56% 12.50% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Median daily rate - £319 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £431 £410
% change year-on-year
+9.12% +5.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £38.43 £46.00
% change year-on-year
+23.61% -16.46%
SOA
Staffordshire

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
54 32 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 76.06% 86.49% 60.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 23 26
Median daily rate £425 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £10.65 £17.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.14% +10.97%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for SOA.

1 10 (100.00%) N-Tier
2 8 (80.00%) Apache Flex
2 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (80.00%) ActionScript
2 8 (80.00%) Flash
2 8 (80.00%) Performance Testing
2 8 (80.00%) ActionScript 3.0
2 8 (80.00%) High Availability
3 7 (70.00%) CSS
3 7 (70.00%) Photoshop
3 7 (70.00%) HTML
3 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) HTTP
4 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (30.00%) OO
5 3 (30.00%) .NET
5 3 (30.00%) Adobe
6 2 (20.00%) Ajax
6 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (20.00%) DevExpress
6 2 (20.00%) Entity Framework
6 2 (20.00%) REST
6 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (20.00%) OOD
6 2 (20.00%) Workflow
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) Migration
6 2 (20.00%) WinForms
6 2 (20.00%) WCF

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
2 7 (70.00%) Flash Developer
3 3 (30.00%) ActionScript Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Flash ActionScript Developer
4 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Developer
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) Apache Flex
1 8 (80.00%) Flash
2 7 (70.00%) CSS
2 7 (70.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET
4 2 (20.00%) Ajax
4 2 (20.00%) Entity Framework
4 2 (20.00%) REST
4 2 (20.00%) WCF
4 2 (20.00%) WF
4 2 (20.00%) WinForms
4 2 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (20.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) High Availability
1 8 (80.00%) Performance Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (30.00%) OO
5 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) OOD
5 2 (20.00%) OOP
5 2 (20.00%) Workflow
6 1 (10.00%) Coaching
6 1 (10.00%) Line Management
6 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) ActionScript
1 8 (80.00%) ActionScript 3.0
1 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Adobe
2 2 (20.00%) DevExpress