The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 20 7 27
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +20
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 2.15% 15.79% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 23.08% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
70 39 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 75.27% 68.42% 51.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 11 40
Average daily rate £150 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.42% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £253 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £341 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Financial Institution
2 1 (33.33%) Front Office
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) KDB
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Struts
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) XSD
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (33.33%) TIBCO

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) KDB
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Financial Institution
2 1 (33.33%) Front Office
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Struts
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XSD
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) FIXML
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
1 1 (33.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) TIBCO