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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 44 69 53
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -16
Contract jobs citing SOA 4 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.79% 0.75% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.90% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 13
Median daily rate £425 £418 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% -5.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £412 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £424 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £466 £450
% change year-on-year
-3.48% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +42.85%

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
411 778 620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.75% 83.57% 80.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 488 379
Median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 35 34
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.44% -45.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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
Knutsford +11 1 £338 -20.58% 2
Macclesfield - 1 £450 -
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 10 (76.92%) Oracle
1 10 (76.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (69.23%) XML
2 9 (69.23%) Middleware
3 8 (61.54%) Unix
3 8 (61.54%) DB2
3 8 (61.54%) SQL
3 8 (61.54%) Relational Database
3 8 (61.54%) Web Services
4 7 (53.85%) Big Data
4 7 (53.85%) J2EE
4 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
4 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
4 7 (53.85%) Windows
5 6 (46.15%) AIX
5 6 (46.15%) Linux
5 6 (46.15%) JSON
5 6 (46.15%) MongoDB
5 6 (46.15%) NoSQL
5 6 (46.15%) Microservices
6 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (30.77%) Java
6 4 (30.77%) Finance
7 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
7 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
7 3 (23.08%) Business Activity Monitoring
7 3 (23.08%) Business Transformation
8 2 (15.38%) Analytics
8 2 (15.38%) Clustering

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 10 (76.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (15.38%) JBoss
2 2 (15.38%) SAS
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) WebLogic
3 1 (7.69%) Apache
3 1 (7.69%) GlassFish
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 1 (7.69%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (7.69%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) InfoPath
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
1 1 (7.69%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (7.69%) HFM
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (7.69%) SAP MDG
2 1 (7.69%) SAP MDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
1 1 (7.69%) SSL
1 1 (7.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) DB2
1 8 (61.54%) Relational Database
2 7 (53.85%) Big Data
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
3 6 (46.15%) MongoDB
3 6 (46.15%) NoSQL
4 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
5 1 (7.69%) Apache Hive
5 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
5 1 (7.69%) PowerCenter
5 1 (7.69%) SAP HANA
5 1 (7.69%) SAS EBI
5 1 (7.69%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (7.69%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Principal Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Applications Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Data Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Domain Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Java Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Java Technical Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SOA Architect
5 1 (7.69%) SOA Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) Middleware
1 9 (69.23%) XML
2 8 (61.54%) Web Services
3 7 (53.85%) J2EE
4 6 (46.15%) JSON
5 2 (15.38%) jQuery
5 2 (15.38%) REST
5 2 (15.38%) WebCenter
5 2 (15.38%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (7.69%) .NET
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 1 (7.69%) CSS
6 1 (7.69%) EJB
6 1 (7.69%) HTML
6 1 (7.69%) JMS
6 1 (7.69%) JSP
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (7.69%) Servlets
6 1 (7.69%) SOAP
6 1 (7.69%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.69%) DataPower
3 1 (7.69%) Derivative
3 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.69%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Unix
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) AIX
3 6 (46.15%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Microservices
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Business Activity Monitoring
3 3 (23.08%) Business Transformation
3 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
3 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 2 (15.38%) Analytics
4 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (15.38%) DRM
4 2 (15.38%) ETL
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Workflow
5 1 (7.69%) Data Management
5 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.69%) ERP
5 1 (7.69%) OO
5 1 (7.69%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 4 (30.77%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) Perl
4 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
5 1 (7.69%) C
5 1 (7.69%) C#
5 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
1 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Hyperion
2 2 (15.38%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Google
3 1 (7.69%) Informatica
3 1 (7.69%) Kony
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Sybase
3 1 (7.69%) Yahoo!