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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 27 - 14
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 1.43% - 3.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% - 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £416 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.30% +11.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.43 £49.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-21.97% +44.85%
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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
112 103 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 80.00% 78.63% 78.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 41 30
Average daily rate £375 £413 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.20% -17.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £330 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £533 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.86 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.44% +116.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 5 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (40.00%) Couchbase
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (40.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 2 (40.00%) Fiddler
3 2 (40.00%) SCOM
3 2 (40.00%) Confluence
3 2 (40.00%) StyleCop
3 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (40.00%) REST
3 2 (40.00%) Splunk
3 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Pair Programming
3 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) OOP
4 1 (20.00%) XHTML
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (40.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Couchbase
1 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (20.00%) DataStage
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (40.00%) Fiddler
2 2 (40.00%) StyleCop
2 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) XHTML
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) J2EE
3 1 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (20.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) TDD
1 3 (60.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Pair Programming
2 2 (40.00%) OOP
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (40.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Splunk
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle