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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 54 53 59
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing SOA 24 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.20% 2.07% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 2.76% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 7
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£475 £463 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +49.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £344 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £377
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +15.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +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
903 615 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.62% 74.91% 74.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 332 292
Average daily rate £425 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 35
Average hourly rate £17.42 £28.25 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.35% -10.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 - 17 £475 - 2
Knutsford - 3 £423 -
Crewe - 1 £213 - 3
Northwich - 1 - -
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 21 (60.00%) Web Services
2 15 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (37.14%) Target Operating Model
4 12 (34.29%) Relational Database
5 11 (31.43%) Data Management
5 11 (31.43%) Requirements Analysis
6 10 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
6 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (28.57%) Java
6 10 (28.57%) SQL
6 10 (28.57%) Business Transformation
7 9 (25.71%) TOGAF
8 8 (22.86%) XML
8 8 (22.86%) OO
9 7 (20.00%) Oracle
9 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
10 6 (17.14%) JDBC
10 6 (17.14%) OOP
10 6 (17.14%) Oracle BPM
11 5 (14.29%) Open Source
11 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (14.29%) OAuth
11 5 (14.29%) Degree
11 5 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (14.29%) Unit Testing
11 5 (14.29%) Local Government
11 5 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (14.29%) CSS
11 5 (14.29%) Finance

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 15 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.71%) CMS
2 2 (5.71%) Umbraco
2 2 (5.71%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.86%) Node.js
3 1 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.86%) Mule
3 1 (2.86%) JBoss
3 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.86%) Documentum
3 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (2.86%) AquaLogic
3 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (11.43%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) SMTP
1 4 (11.43%) FTP
1 4 (11.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (34.29%) Relational Database
2 5 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
4 3 (8.57%) MySQL
5 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
5 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.86%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Lombardi
1 2 (5.71%) Yeoman
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
1 5 (14.29%) Local Government
2 3 (8.57%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (45.71%) Architect
2 11 (31.43%) Designer
3 10 (28.57%) Solutions Designer
4 6 (17.14%) Developer
5 5 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (14.29%) Applications Architect
5 5 (14.29%) BizTalk Designer
6 4 (11.43%) Web Designer
6 4 (11.43%) Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Analyst Programmer
7 3 (8.57%) Programmer
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Analyst Programmer
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Java Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Programmer
8 2 (5.71%) Virtualisation Architect
8 2 (5.71%) Business Architect
8 2 (5.71%) Technical Architect
9 1 (2.86%) Senior Developer
9 1 (2.86%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (60.00%) Web Services
2 8 (22.86%) XML
3 6 (17.14%) JDBC
4 5 (14.29%) CSS
4 5 (14.29%) SAML
4 5 (14.29%) OAuth
4 5 (14.29%) CSS3
5 4 (11.43%) J2EE
5 4 (11.43%) HTML
5 4 (11.43%) SAP XI
6 3 (8.57%) .NET
6 3 (8.57%) SOAP
7 2 (5.71%) REST
7 2 (5.71%) RESTful
7 2 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (5.71%) JSP
7 2 (5.71%) Servlets
7 2 (5.71%) WSDL
8 1 (2.86%) XML Schema
8 1 (2.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) UNIX
1 4 (11.43%) Windows
1 4 (11.43%) Solaris
1 4 (11.43%) Linux
1 4 (11.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Target Operating Model
2 11 (31.43%) Data Management
2 11 (31.43%) Requirements Analysis
3 10 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
3 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (28.57%) Business Transformation
4 9 (25.71%) TOGAF
5 8 (22.86%) OO
6 6 (17.14%) OOP
7 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 5 (14.29%) Open Source
8 4 (11.43%) Integration Testing
8 4 (11.43%) ITIL
8 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
8 4 (11.43%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Process Management
10 2 (5.71%) Validation
10 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) Java
1 10 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) C#
2 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) SLA
2 3 (8.57%) QA
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (20.00%) Oracle
2 5 (14.29%) IBM
2 5 (14.29%) Citrix
3 4 (11.43%) webMethods
3 4 (11.43%) SAP
4 2 (5.71%) Sitecore
4 2 (5.71%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.86%) Pega
Cheshire
Twist IT
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
WEX Europe Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Warrington
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Warrington
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: 26 days ago