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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 60 52 64
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Contract jobs citing SOA 10 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.02% 1.90% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 2.57% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 3
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£475 £463 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +19.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £340 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +18.64%
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
800 583 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.63% 73.70% 74.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 311 242
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 24
Average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 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 29 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
Warrington - 5 £475 - 2
Knutsford - 3 £572 -
Crewe - 2 £244 - 1
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 (50.00%) Web Services
2 12 (42.86%) TOGAF
3 10 (35.71%) OAuth
3 10 (35.71%) SAML
3 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
5 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 8 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (25.00%) Citrix
6 7 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (25.00%) CSS
6 7 (25.00%) Java
6 7 (25.00%) Local Government
6 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (25.00%) Open Source
6 7 (25.00%) CSS3
6 7 (25.00%) Mobile App
6 7 (25.00%) Target Operating Model
7 5 (17.86%) Finance
8 4 (14.29%) Data Management
8 4 (14.29%) XML
8 4 (14.29%) Oracle
8 4 (14.29%) REST
8 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
8 4 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (14.29%) SDLC
9 3 (10.71%) PKI
9 3 (10.71%) Systems Analysis

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 8 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.57%) JBoss
3 1 (3.57%) Documentum
3 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (3.57%) AquaLogic
3 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.57%) SugarCRM
3 1 (3.57%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (3.57%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.71%) PaaS
3 1 (3.57%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) VPN
1 3 (10.71%) Internet
1 3 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (7.14%) MongoDB
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.57%) SQLite
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Lombardi
2 1 (3.57%) Ant
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (25.00%) Local Government
2 5 (17.86%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (67.86%) Architect
2 8 (28.57%) Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Applications Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Designer
5 3 (10.71%) Security Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Business Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Solutions Designer
6 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Web Designer
7 1 (3.57%) Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Business Process Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Middleware Developer
7 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (50.00%) Web Services
2 10 (35.71%) OAuth
2 10 (35.71%) SAML
3 7 (25.00%) CSS
3 7 (25.00%) CSS3
4 4 (14.29%) REST
4 4 (14.29%) XML
5 3 (10.71%) JSON
5 3 (10.71%) Middleware
6 2 (7.14%) J2EE
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (7.14%) RESTful
7 1 (3.57%) HTML5
7 1 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (3.57%) WCF
7 1 (3.57%) WPF
7 1 (3.57%) XSLT
7 1 (3.57%) HTML
7 1 (3.57%) .NET
7 1 (3.57%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.71%) PKI
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) TOGAF
2 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (25.00%) Open Source
3 7 (25.00%) Target Operating Model
4 4 (14.29%) SDLC
4 4 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (14.29%) Data Management
5 3 (10.71%) Zachman Framework
5 3 (10.71%) Six Sigma
5 3 (10.71%) Process Management
5 3 (10.71%) Identity Management
5 3 (10.71%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) Lean Six Sigma
5 3 (10.71%) Business Transformation
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (7.14%) CRM
6 2 (7.14%) EAI
6 2 (7.14%) Information Management
7 1 (3.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
3 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.00%) Citrix
3 4 (14.29%) Oracle
4 3 (10.71%) IBM
5 1 (3.57%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.57%) Pega
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