Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for SOA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOA over the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 44 22
Rank change year-on-year +10 -22 +7
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 2 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.78% 0.48% 6.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.58% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 16
Staffordshire median daily rate £419 - £393
10th Percentile £374 - £328
90th Percentile £468 - £430
West Midlands median daily rate £535 £413 £550
% change year-on-year +29.70% -25.00% +29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £22.00

SOA is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 209 347 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 81.32% 82.62% 82.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 222 160
Staffordshire median daily rate £365 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% -3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £250 £204 £263
90th Percentile £475 £500 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 14
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £25.00 £14.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.00% +70.07% +17.60%
10th Percentile £12.22 £23.55 £8.94
90th Percentile £48.00 £46.60 £20.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -1.23%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Staffordshire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Staffordshire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +1 2 £419 - 1
SOA
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) JSF
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) JBoss
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (50.00%) JBoss
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Developer in Test
2 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) JSF
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA