The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 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 Cheshire 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 61 59 49
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing SOA 8 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.96% 0.39% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 0.52% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 6
Average daily rate £464 £436 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.36% +10.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £375 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £497 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.25 £34.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+44.85% -6.20%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
644 574 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.31% 74.45% 62.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 253 233
Average daily rate £390 £360 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £465 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 26 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +32.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £56.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
SOA
North West

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 (61.11%) .NET
2 10 (55.56%) MVC
2 10 (55.56%) .NET Framework
3 8 (44.44%) C#
4 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
4 7 (38.89%) MVVM
5 6 (33.33%) WCF
5 6 (33.33%) Windows
6 5 (27.78%) HTML
6 5 (27.78%) Information Security
6 5 (27.78%) TDD
6 5 (27.78%) jQuery
6 5 (27.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 5 (27.78%) REST
7 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 4 (22.22%) HTML5
7 4 (22.22%) Finance
7 4 (22.22%) Oracle
7 4 (22.22%) IIS
7 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
7 4 (22.22%) SOAP
7 4 (22.22%) OOP
7 4 (22.22%) OO
7 4 (22.22%) WSDL
7 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (22.22%) Middleware
8 3 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (16.67%) SLA
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (16.67%) SharePoint

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 (22.22%) IIS
2 3 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.56%) Apache
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.56%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Kerberos
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
1 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
1 3 (16.67%) Moq
1 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.56%) Maven
3 1 (5.56%) WiX
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Local Government
3 2 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Legal
4 1 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Software Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Integration Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Applications Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Lead .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) .NET
2 10 (55.56%) .NET Framework
3 6 (33.33%) WCF
4 5 (27.78%) HTML
4 5 (27.78%) jQuery
4 5 (27.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 5 (27.78%) REST
5 4 (22.22%) HTML5
5 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 4 (22.22%) SOAP
5 4 (22.22%) WSDL
5 4 (22.22%) Middleware
6 3 (16.67%) Itk
6 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (11.11%) JSON
7 2 (11.11%) XML
8 1 (5.56%) DOM
8 1 (5.56%) Web Services
8 1 (5.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) GIS
1 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
1 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 3 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (5.56%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.56%) Cryptography
2 1 (5.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (5.56%) HPUX
4 1 (5.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) MVC
2 7 (38.89%) MVVM
3 5 (27.78%) Information Security
3 5 (27.78%) TDD
4 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 4 (22.22%) OOP
4 4 (22.22%) OO
4 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (16.67%) ERP
5 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (16.67%) Data Management
5 3 (16.67%) Master Data Management
6 2 (11.11%) Scrum
7 1 (5.56%) ITIL
7 1 (5.56%) ETL
7 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.56%) Project Management
7 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
7 1 (5.56%) Validation
7 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
1 3 (16.67%) HL7
2 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) TIBCO