The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 19 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SOA 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 2.59% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.17% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£500 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
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Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
72 89 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 62.07% 83.18% 78.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 35
Average daily rate £413 £431 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £653 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £18.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.02% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Watford region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Watford

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (50.00%) Fiddler
2 2 (50.00%) SCOM
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (50.00%) OOP
2 2 (50.00%) Confluence
2 2 (50.00%) StyleCop
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) Splunk
2 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (50.00%) Couchbase
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (25.00%) Master Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Retail

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 (50.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (50.00%) Couchbase
2 1 (25.00%) OLAP
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) OLTP
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (25.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Fiddler
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) StyleCop
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) ERwin
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Banking Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Data Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Data Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) OOP
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) Pair Programming
1 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (25.00%) Master Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Splunk
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Cognos