The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire with a requirement for SOA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
West Midlands / Shropshire
Rank 24 65 -
Rank change year-on-year +41 -  
Contract jobs citing SOA 9 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 4.97% 0.23% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.81% 0.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £513 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.39 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.65% +41.44%  

SOA is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 155 388 169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 85.64% 89.40% 88.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 112 90
Median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £370 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £525 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £10.50 - £13.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Shropshire citing SOA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Shropshire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOA in Shropshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Shropshire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford +40 9 £513 - 2
SOA
West Midlands

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (91.67%) Middleware
3 10 (83.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (75.00%) WSO2
4 9 (75.00%) TDD
4 9 (75.00%) JSON
4 9 (75.00%) SOAP
4 9 (75.00%) XML
4 9 (75.00%) XSLT
5 6 (50.00%) Web Services
5 6 (50.00%) Mentoring
5 6 (50.00%) Coaching
5 6 (50.00%) Microservices
5 6 (50.00%) REST
5 6 (50.00%) SDLC
5 6 (50.00%) API Design
6 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (33.33%) Kanban
6 4 (33.33%) Scrum
7 3 (25.00%) Subversion
7 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 3 (25.00%) JIRA
7 3 (25.00%) XSD
7 3 (25.00%) Unix
7 3 (25.00%) Linux
7 3 (25.00%) HTTP
7 3 (25.00%) WSDL
7 3 (25.00%) SSL
7 3 (25.00%) Mac OS X
7 3 (25.00%) JSON Schema

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) HTTP
1 3 (25.00%) SSL
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
1 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (25.00%) Subversion
2 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (16.67%) Maven
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA Agile
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) Messaging Developer
2 6 (50.00%) Middleware Developer
3 3 (25.00%) SOA Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Linux Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Coach
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Agile Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) Middleware
2 9 (75.00%) JSON
2 9 (75.00%) SOAP
2 9 (75.00%) XML
2 9 (75.00%) XSLT
3 6 (50.00%) REST
3 6 (50.00%) Web Services
4 3 (25.00%) JSON Schema
4 3 (25.00%) WSDL
4 3 (25.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
1 3 (25.00%) Mac OS X
1 3 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) TDD
3 6 (50.00%) API Design
3 6 (50.00%) Coaching
3 6 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 6 (50.00%) Microservices
3 6 (50.00%) SDLC
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (33.33%) Kanban
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) Conceptual Models
6 2 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (16.67%) DevOps
6 2 (16.67%) Matrix Management
6 2 (16.67%) Project Management
7 1 (8.33%) OO
7 1 (8.33%) Process Management
7 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery
7 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) BPSS Clearance
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) WSO2