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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank - 20 17
Contract jobs citing SOA 0 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast - 2.78% 5.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 3.85% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £398 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.43% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -8.09%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
71 78 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 80.68% 72.22% 57.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 38 38
Average daily rate £375 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 7 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere Process Server
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Build Forge
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) REST

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1 (100.00%) WebSphere Process Server
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Build Forge
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) REST
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java