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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 67 52 68
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +16
Contract jobs citing SOA 5 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.54% 2.03% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 2.56% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 4
Average daily rate £410 £431 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% +15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £466 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.61% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -
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
751 587 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.67% 79.43% 78.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 360 343
Average daily rate £425 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £530 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 46
Average hourly rate £22.50 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -11 2 £410 -7.60%
Chester - 2 - -
Knutsford -4 1 - - 2
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (36.84%) Web Services
2 12 (31.58%) Java
3 10 (26.32%) XML
4 9 (23.68%) Banking
5 8 (21.05%) Unix
5 8 (21.05%) OO
5 8 (21.05%) SQL
6 7 (18.42%) Oracle
6 7 (18.42%) MS Visio
6 7 (18.42%) Finance
6 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (15.79%) JDBC
7 6 (15.79%) Degree
7 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Unit Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (13.16%) Data Quality
8 5 (13.16%) Windows
8 5 (13.16%) FTP
8 5 (13.16%) HTTP
8 5 (13.16%) Solaris
8 5 (13.16%) IBM
8 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
8 5 (13.16%) Middleware
9 4 (10.53%) SAP XI
9 4 (10.53%) TOGAF
9 4 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (10.53%) webMethods
9 4 (10.53%) SMTP

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.89%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.26%) CMS
3 2 (5.26%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (5.26%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.63%) Apache
4 1 (2.63%) JBoss
4 1 (2.63%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Visio
2 4 (10.53%) MS Office
2 4 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) FTP
1 5 (13.16%) HTTP
2 4 (10.53%) SMTP
3 3 (7.89%) SSL
4 1 (2.63%) LDAP
4 1 (2.63%) NAS
4 1 (2.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) NoSQL
1 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.89%) DB2
3 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.26%) MySQL
3 2 (5.26%) Redis
4 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.26%) Yeoman
3 1 (2.63%) JIRA
3 1 (2.63%) Maven
3 1 (2.63%) Subversion
3 1 (2.63%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 9 (23.68%) Banking
2 7 (18.42%) Finance
3 4 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (5.26%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.63%) Private Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Architect
2 11 (28.95%) Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (15.79%) Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Data Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) SOA Architect
6 4 (10.53%) webMethods Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Analyst Programmer
7 3 (7.89%) Designer
7 3 (7.89%) Java Architect
7 3 (7.89%) Middleware Specialist
7 3 (7.89%) Programmer
7 3 (7.89%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Senior Analyst Programmer
7 3 (7.89%) Senior Programme Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Senior Programmer
7 3 (7.89%) Senior webMethods Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Solutions Designer
8 2 (5.26%) BizTalk Designer
8 2 (5.26%) EDI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (36.84%) Web Services
2 10 (26.32%) XML
3 6 (15.79%) JDBC
4 5 (13.16%) Middleware
5 4 (10.53%) HTML
5 4 (10.53%) JSON
5 4 (10.53%) RESTful
5 4 (10.53%) SAP XI
5 4 (10.53%) SOAP
6 3 (7.89%) .NET
6 3 (7.89%) AngularJS
6 3 (7.89%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (5.26%) EDIFACT
7 2 (5.26%) J2EE
7 2 (5.26%) JSP
7 2 (5.26%) Servlets
7 2 (5.26%) Spring
7 2 (5.26%) WSDL
7 2 (5.26%) XSL
7 2 (5.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Client/Server
1 3 (7.89%) Clustering
1 3 (7.89%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.63%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Unix
2 5 (13.16%) Solaris
2 5 (13.16%) Windows
3 4 (10.53%) Linux
3 4 (10.53%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.63%) AIX
4 1 (2.63%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) OO
2 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (13.16%) Unit Testing
5 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
5 4 (10.53%) ITIL
5 4 (10.53%) OOP
5 4 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (10.53%) TOGAF
6 3 (7.89%) Business Transformation
6 3 (7.89%) CRM
6 3 (7.89%) Data Management
6 3 (7.89%) Data Transformation
6 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.89%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (7.89%) Service Management
6 3 (7.89%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (7.89%) Target Operating Model
7 2 (5.26%) BDD
7 2 (5.26%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) Java
2 8 (21.05%) SQL
3 3 (7.89%) C#
4 2 (5.26%) ActionScript
4 2 (5.26%) ActionScript 2.0
4 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.26%) XPath
5 1 (2.63%) Jython
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) Data Quality
2 4 (10.53%) SLA
3 3 (7.89%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Oracle
2 5 (13.16%) IBM
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.53%) SAP
3 4 (10.53%) webMethods
4 3 (7.89%) Sitecore
5 2 (5.26%) EPiServer
6 1 (2.63%) Avaya
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco
6 1 (2.63%) EMC
6 1 (2.63%) Hitachi
6 1 (2.63%) Sage
6 1 (2.63%) Software AG
6 1 (2.63%) Talend
6 1 (2.63%) VMware
Knutsford, Cheshire
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