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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank - 19 -
Contract jobs citing SOA 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford - 1.85% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £500 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £451 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £35.35
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -0.99%
SOA
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
69 71 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 73.40% 65.74% 81.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 30 28
Average daily rate £420 £413 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £653
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +35.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016, 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
2 2 (50.00%) J2EE
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) JUnit
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) UML
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) JBoss
2 2 (50.00%) Swing
2 2 (50.00%) JMS
2 2 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Spring
2 2 (50.00%) Maven
2 2 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (50.00%) Apache Flex
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (50.00%) Google
2 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (50.00%) GWT
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (25.00%) Low Latency
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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%) JBoss
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JUnit
1 2 (50.00%) Maven
1 2 (50.00%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) J2EE Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Applications Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Java Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Java Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) SOA Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Designer
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Apache Flex
1 2 (50.00%) GWT
1 2 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (50.00%) J2EE
1 2 (50.00%) JMS
1 2 (50.00%) Spring
1 2 (50.00%) Swing
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) OO
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Google
2 1 (25.00%) IBM