The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 49 60 63
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Contract jobs citing SOA 15 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.03% 1.01% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 1.30% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 2
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£431 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £294 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £404
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%
SOA
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
565 692 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 76.56% 77.32% 67.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 345 272
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £254 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £565 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 41 24
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.15 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Cheshire region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +4 2 £425 +26.11%
Warrington - 2 £444 -
Crewe +1 1 - -
Chester - - - -
Sandbach - - - -
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 11 (44.00%) C#
1 11 (44.00%) .NET
2 9 (36.00%) Oracle
3 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (28.00%) MVC
4 7 (28.00%) SQL
4 7 (28.00%) Java
4 7 (28.00%) WCF
4 7 (28.00%) .NET Framework
4 7 (28.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (24.00%) Maven
5 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET
5 6 (24.00%) Finance
6 5 (20.00%) Spring
6 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 5 (20.00%) SOAP
6 5 (20.00%) XML
6 5 (20.00%) SaaS
6 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (16.00%) NoSQL
7 4 (16.00%) REST
7 4 (16.00%) Domain-Driven Design
7 4 (16.00%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
7 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
7 4 (16.00%) Middleware
7 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
8 3 (12.00%) Advertising
8 3 (12.00%) JDeveloper

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 7 (28.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (12.00%) IIS
3 2 (8.00%) JBoss
3 2 (8.00%) Apache
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.00%) SugarCRM
4 1 (4.00%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (4.00%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
4 1 (4.00%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) SaaS
2 1 (4.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) NoSQL
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Maven
2 3 (12.00%) JDeveloper
2 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.00%) JIRA
4 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.00%) Ant
4 1 (4.00%) ReSharper
4 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.00%) MSBuild
4 1 (4.00%) Hudson
4 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.00%) FxCop
4 1 (4.00%) T4 Templates
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Architect
4 4 (16.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (16.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 2 (8.00%) SOA Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Middleware Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Business Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) SOA Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) TIBCO Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) .NET
2 7 (28.00%) WCF
2 7 (28.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (20.00%) Spring
4 5 (20.00%) SOAP
4 5 (20.00%) XML
5 4 (16.00%) REST
5 4 (16.00%) Middleware
6 3 (12.00%) HTML
6 3 (12.00%) Web Services
6 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (12.00%) JPA
6 3 (12.00%) jQuery
7 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
7 2 (8.00%) Apache Camel
7 2 (8.00%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (8.00%) XSD
7 2 (8.00%) XSLT
8 1 (4.00%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) UNIX
2 2 (8.00%) Solaris
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) MVC
3 4 (16.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 4 (16.00%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (12.00%) Process Management
4 3 (12.00%) UML
5 2 (8.00%) Build Automation
5 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 2 (8.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (8.00%) Workflow
6 1 (4.00%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (4.00%) Scrum
6 1 (4.00%) Six Sigma
6 1 (4.00%) CRM
6 1 (4.00%) EAI
6 1 (4.00%) OOP
6 1 (4.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) C#
2 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) Java
3 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.00%) XPath
5 2 (8.00%) PHP
6 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Oracle
2 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.00%) TIBCO
5 1 (4.00%) IBM