The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 58 52 51
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing SOA 9 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.21% 2.32% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 2.75% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 12
Median daily rate £370 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.10% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £418 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £534 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +21.42%
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
611 910 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.46% 84.57% 76.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 585 354
Median daily rate £410 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.95% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 30 35
Median hourly rate £21.05 £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.25% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.86 £15.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +1 4 £415 -12.63%
Wilmslow - 3 £308 - 1
Chester - 2 £388 - 3
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 32 (71.11%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (68.89%) Java
3 25 (55.56%) Oracle
4 21 (46.67%) MySQL
5 20 (44.44%) Linux
5 20 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (40.00%) XML
7 17 (37.78%) JavaScript
8 16 (35.56%) HTML
8 16 (35.56%) CSS
8 16 (35.56%) Middleware
8 16 (35.56%) Banking
8 16 (35.56%) JSON
9 15 (33.33%) SOAP
9 15 (33.33%) High Availability
10 14 (31.11%) Open Source
10 14 (31.11%) J2EE
11 12 (26.67%) IBM
11 12 (26.67%) HTTP
11 12 (26.67%) JDBC
11 12 (26.67%) HTML5
11 12 (26.67%) CSS3
11 12 (26.67%) Apache Camel
11 12 (26.67%) REST
12 11 (24.44%) Microservices
12 11 (24.44%) Web Services
12 11 (24.44%) JBoss
12 11 (24.44%) Apache
12 11 (24.44%) Tomcat
12 11 (24.44%) C++

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (24.44%) Apache
1 11 (24.44%) JBoss
1 11 (24.44%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.44%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (8.89%) SAP MDM
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.78%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (17.78%) Amazon Kinesis
1 8 (17.78%) Amazon S3
1 8 (17.78%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 4 (8.89%) Veeva
3 2 (4.44%) IaaS
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.44%) PaaS
3 2 (4.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.67%) HTTP
2 2 (4.44%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (46.67%) MySQL
2 20 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (17.78%) Amazon Redshift
3 8 (17.78%) Star Schema
4 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.44%) DB2
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.22%) Big Data
6 1 (2.22%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Talend Open Studio
2 8 (17.78%) ERwin
3 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.22%) JIRA
3 1 (2.22%) JUnit
3 1 (2.22%) Selenium
3 1 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 16 (35.56%) Banking
2 7 (15.56%) Finance
3 4 (8.89%) Publishing
4 3 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (44.44%) Architect
2 16 (35.56%) Developer
3 13 (28.89%) Technical Architect
4 8 (17.78%) Senior Developer
5 7 (15.56%) Digital Architect
5 7 (15.56%) ETL Developer
5 7 (15.56%) Java Architect
6 6 (13.33%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
6 6 (13.33%) Digital Technical Architect
6 6 (13.33%) Senior ETL Developer
7 5 (11.11%) Talend Developer
7 5 (11.11%) Test Leader
8 4 (8.89%) CRM Developer
8 4 (8.89%) Java Developer
8 4 (8.89%) Java Technical Architect
9 3 (6.67%) Analyst
10 2 (4.44%) HTML Developer
10 2 (4.44%) Oracle Developer
10 2 (4.44%) Senior Technical Architect
10 2 (4.44%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.00%) XML
2 16 (35.56%) CSS
2 16 (35.56%) HTML
2 16 (35.56%) JSON
2 16 (35.56%) Middleware
3 15 (33.33%) SOAP
4 14 (31.11%) J2EE
5 12 (26.67%) Apache Camel
5 12 (26.67%) CSS3
5 12 (26.67%) HTML5
5 12 (26.67%) JDBC
5 12 (26.67%) REST
6 11 (24.44%) ActiveMQ
6 11 (24.44%) Web Services
7 5 (11.11%) .NET
7 5 (11.11%) RESTful
8 4 (8.89%) Silverlight
8 4 (8.89%) XML Messaging
8 4 (8.89%) XSD
8 4 (8.89%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Data Integration
2 4 (8.89%) SWIFT
3 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.44%) PKI
4 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.22%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (44.44%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) Unix
2 3 (6.67%) Windows
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (71.11%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (33.33%) High Availability
3 14 (31.11%) Open Source
4 11 (24.44%) Data Modelling
4 11 (24.44%) E-business
4 11 (24.44%) Microservices
5 10 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (22.22%) ETL
5 10 (22.22%) Scrum
6 9 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
7 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
7 8 (17.78%) Mentoring
8 6 (13.33%) Integration Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Project Planning
8 6 (13.33%) Software Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Test Scripting
8 6 (13.33%) Validation
9 5 (11.11%) CRM
10 4 (8.89%) DRM
10 4 (8.89%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 31 (68.89%) Java
2 17 (37.78%) JavaScript
3 11 (24.44%) C
3 11 (24.44%) C++
4 10 (22.22%) SQL
5 4 (8.89%) C#
6 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (4.44%) CLAS
5 1 (2.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.44%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.44%) JSP 440
2 2 (4.44%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) RMADS
System Software
1 8 (17.78%) Docker
2 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 25 (55.56%) Oracle
2 12 (26.67%) IBM
3 10 (22.22%) Talend
4 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
5 4 (8.89%) Concur
5 4 (8.89%) Infor
5 4 (8.89%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (8.89%) SAP
6 1 (2.22%) Software AG
6 1 (2.22%) Teradata