The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 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 23 April 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)
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 10 10
Contract jobs citing SOA 0 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent - 4.29% 10.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 5.36% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £319
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £438
% change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 £50.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -3.00% +37.93%  

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 Stoke-on-Trent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 45 56 32
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 71.43% 80.00% 86.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 33 23
Median daily rate £335 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £489 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £10.65 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -39.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 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 Stoke-on-Trent

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for SOA.

1 5 (100.00%) XML
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) Subversion
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) TeamCity
2 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (60.00%) HTML5
2 3 (60.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 3 (60.00%) React
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) WCF
2 3 (60.00%) SOLID

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent 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 2 (40.00%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) Subversion
1 3 (60.00%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Java Middleware Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) HTML5
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) React
2 3 (60.00%) WCF
3 2 (40.00%) JSF
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) SOLID
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree