The first table below looks at the demand for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Belfast region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 18 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing SOA 1 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.01% 2.60% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 4.62% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +4.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
63 130 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 63.64% 56.28% 65.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 81 20
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £238 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
SOA
County Antrim

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Belfast region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast 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 7 (63.64%) C#
1 7 (63.64%) .NET
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
1 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET
1 7 (63.64%) WCF
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (45.45%) Data Management
2 5 (45.45%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle Database
2 5 (45.45%) Web Services
2 5 (45.45%) XML
2 5 (45.45%) OO
2 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 5 (45.45%) OOD
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) EDRMS
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle ADF
3 3 (27.27%) WebLogic
3 3 (27.27%) Middleware
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
3 3 (27.27%) JDeveloper
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (27.27%) Release Management
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (18.18%) WPF
4 2 (18.18%) LINQ

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast 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 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 3 (27.27%) WebLogic
3 2 (18.18%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle Database
2 5 (45.45%) EDRMS
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) JDeveloper
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
3 1 (9.09%) JUnit
3 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
3 1 (9.09%) Build Forge
General
1 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 7 (63.64%) C# Developer
3 5 (45.45%) Senior Developer
3 5 (45.45%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Developer
4 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) WPF Developer
4 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) .NET
1 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET
1 7 (63.64%) WCF
2 5 (45.45%) Web Services
2 5 (45.45%) XML
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle ADF
3 3 (27.27%) Middleware
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (18.18%) WPF
4 2 (18.18%) LINQ
4 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
4 2 (18.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (9.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Data Management
1 5 (45.45%) OO
1 5 (45.45%) OOD
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Release Management
3 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
3 2 (18.18%) Time Management
3 2 (18.18%) Web Development
3 2 (18.18%) Workflow
3 2 (18.18%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
4 2 (18.18%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) TIBCO
3 1 (9.09%) BT