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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 65 59 63
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing SOA 7 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.74% 1.30% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.75% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 3
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£475 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £390
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £40.50 £29.71
% change year-on-year
+0.24% +36.31%
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
760 572 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.85% 74.19% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 306 237
Average daily rate £400 £386 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 24 22
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 - 3 £572 -
Crewe - 2 £244 - 1
Chester -3 1 £450 -
Warrington - 1 £475 - 1
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (48.28%) TOGAF
2 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
3 10 (34.48%) SAML
3 10 (34.48%) Web Services
3 10 (34.48%) OAuth
4 9 (31.03%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
5 7 (24.14%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (24.14%) Java
5 7 (24.14%) CSS
5 7 (24.14%) Citrix
5 7 (24.14%) Local Government
5 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (24.14%) Open Source
5 7 (24.14%) CSS3
5 7 (24.14%) Mobile App
6 5 (17.24%) C#
7 4 (13.79%) Oracle
7 4 (13.79%) XML
7 4 (13.79%) Six Sigma
7 4 (13.79%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (13.79%) MVC
7 4 (13.79%) Finance
7 4 (13.79%) Process Management
7 4 (13.79%) REST
7 4 (13.79%) SDLC
7 4 (13.79%) Target Operating Model
7 4 (13.79%) Zachman Framework
7 4 (13.79%) Dynamics AX

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4 (13.79%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.90%) SugarCRM
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.45%) Mule
3 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.45%) JBoss
3 1 (3.45%) Documentum
3 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (3.45%) AquaLogic
3 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (6.90%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.34%) SaaS
2 3 (10.34%) PaaS
3 1 (3.45%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) VPN
1 3 (10.34%) Internet
1 3 (10.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (10.34%) MongoDB
2 3 (10.34%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.45%) MySQL
4 1 (3.45%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Lombardi
2 1 (3.45%) Ant
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (24.14%) Local Government
2 4 (13.79%) Finance
3 2 (6.90%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (68.97%) Architect
2 11 (37.93%) Developer
3 7 (24.14%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (17.24%) C# Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Business Architect
5 4 (13.79%) Applications Architect
6 3 (10.34%) Security Architect
6 3 (10.34%) .NET Developer
6 3 (10.34%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Business Process Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Designer
7 1 (3.45%) Middleware Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) SAML
1 10 (34.48%) Web Services
1 10 (34.48%) OAuth
2 7 (24.14%) CSS3
2 7 (24.14%) CSS
3 4 (13.79%) XML
3 4 (13.79%) WCF
3 4 (13.79%) REST
4 3 (10.34%) JSON
4 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
4 3 (10.34%) .NET
4 3 (10.34%) Middleware
5 2 (6.90%) J2EE
5 2 (6.90%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (6.90%) RESTful
6 1 (3.45%) HTML5
6 1 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.45%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) PKI
3 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (48.28%) TOGAF
2 7 (24.14%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (24.14%) Open Source
3 4 (13.79%) Lean Six Sigma
3 4 (13.79%) SDLC
3 4 (13.79%) Target Operating Model
3 4 (13.79%) Six Sigma
3 4 (13.79%) Process Management
3 4 (13.79%) Zachman Framework
3 4 (13.79%) MVC
4 3 (10.34%) Identity Management
4 3 (10.34%) CRM
4 3 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (10.34%) Domain-Driven Design
4 3 (10.34%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (6.90%) Information Architecture
5 2 (6.90%) EAI
5 2 (6.90%) UML
5 2 (6.90%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) Java
2 5 (17.24%) C#
3 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.90%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) Ruby
4 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 7 (24.14%) Citrix
3 4 (13.79%) Oracle
4 3 (10.34%) IBM
5 2 (6.90%) TIBCO
6 1 (3.45%) Pega