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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 16 11 16
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 4.76% 18.42% 13.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.00% 22.58% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 6
Average daily rate
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£330 £330 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £389 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.32% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -20.83%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
25 31 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 59.52% 81.58% 74.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 31
Average daily rate £330 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £398 £360
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 £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
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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 11 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 7 (100.00%) XML
2 5 (71.43%) N-Tier
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) Ajax
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (42.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
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
4 2 (28.57%) AccuRev
4 2 (28.57%) Financial Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) HTML5
4 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Document Management
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (28.57%) JSF

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

For the 6 months to 11 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) IBM Notes
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) SQL 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%) .NET Web Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# Web Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Web Developer
3 2 (28.57%) DBA
3 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
3 2 (28.57%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (14.29%) Applications Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 3 (42.86%) Ajax
2 3 (42.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (28.57%) CSS3
3 2 (28.57%) JSON
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) JSF
3 2 (28.57%) jQuery
3 2 (28.57%) HTML5
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) XSLT
3 2 (28.57%) XHTML
4 1 (14.29%) WinForms
4 1 (14.29%) XSD
4 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET
4 1 (14.29%) WCF
4 1 (14.29%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) N-Tier
2 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 2 (28.57%) WURFL
2 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (28.57%) Android
2 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 2 (28.57%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) Document Management
2 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Financial Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Web Application Development
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 2 (28.57%) SEO
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) OOP
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
2 3 (42.86%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 1 (14.29%) VBA
4 1 (14.29%) LotusScript
4 1 (14.29%) VBScript
4 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Business Objects
1 2 (28.57%) JBoss
1 2 (28.57%) AccuRev
2 1 (14.29%) DevExpress
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Lotus