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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 47 50 54
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing SOA 10 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.57% 2.18% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 2.73% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 7
Median daily rate £625 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £355 £411
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £525 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £473 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -7.69%
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
533 807 639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.81% 80.14% 82.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 557 333
Median daily rate £425 £440 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +12.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £640 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 38
Median hourly rate £19.66 £18.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.22% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £25.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +8 6 £625 +47.05%
Chester -1 1 £600 +23.07% 1
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 13 (68.42%) SQL
2 12 (63.16%) Web Services
2 12 (63.16%) XML
3 11 (57.89%) Middleware
4 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
5 9 (47.37%) Oracle
5 9 (47.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
6 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
6 7 (36.84%) DB2
6 7 (36.84%) J2EE
6 7 (36.84%) Unix
6 7 (36.84%) Windows
6 7 (36.84%) Relational Database
7 6 (31.58%) Microservices
7 6 (31.58%) AIX
7 6 (31.58%) Linux
7 6 (31.58%) .NET
7 6 (31.58%) Workflow
7 6 (31.58%) Project Planning
7 6 (31.58%) JSON
7 6 (31.58%) MongoDB
7 6 (31.58%) NoSQL
7 6 (31.58%) Big Data
8 5 (26.32%) Risk Management
8 5 (26.32%) C#
8 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
9 4 (21.05%) CRM
9 4 (21.05%) HTML
9 4 (21.05%) Java

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 9 (47.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.26%) JBoss
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (5.26%) SAS
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) InfoPath
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.26%) HFM
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) IaaS
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.53%) PaaS
1 2 (10.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
1 1 (5.26%) SSL
1 1 (5.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) DB2
1 7 (36.84%) Relational Database
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (31.58%) Big Data
2 6 (31.58%) MongoDB
2 6 (31.58%) NoSQL
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.26%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) JUnit
1 1 (5.26%) Selenium
1 1 (5.26%) Subversion
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 4 (21.05%) Publishing
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Architect
2 6 (31.58%) Developer
3 4 (21.05%) CRM Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Principal Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Applications Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Data Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Domain Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Applications Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Designer
6 1 (5.26%) Java Applications Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Java Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Lead Designer
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) SOA Developer
6 1 (5.26%) SOA Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) Web Services
1 12 (63.16%) XML
2 11 (57.89%) Middleware
3 7 (36.84%) J2EE
4 6 (31.58%) .NET
4 6 (31.58%) JSON
5 4 (21.05%) CSS
5 4 (21.05%) HTML
5 4 (21.05%) RESTful
5 4 (21.05%) Silverlight
5 4 (21.05%) XML Messaging
5 4 (21.05%) XSD
5 4 (21.05%) XSL
6 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
7 1 (5.26%) JAXB
7 1 (5.26%) POJO
7 1 (5.26%) WebCenter
7 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (5.26%) WSDL
7 1 (5.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
3 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Unix
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) AIX
2 6 (31.58%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Microservices
1 6 (31.58%) Project Planning
1 6 (31.58%) Workflow
2 5 (26.32%) Risk Management
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) CRM
3 4 (21.05%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (21.05%) Workflow Development
4 3 (15.79%) Business Transformation
4 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.53%) Business Activity Monitoring
5 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (10.53%) IT Governance
5 2 (10.53%) Network Design
6 1 (5.26%) AOP
6 1 (5.26%) API Design
6 1 (5.26%) Case Management
6 1 (5.26%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) SQL
2 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 5 (26.32%) C#
4 4 (21.05%) Java
5 1 (5.26%) C
5 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Oracle
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Hyperion
3 1 (5.26%) IBM