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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 58 43 54
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs citing SOA 9 32 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.13% 2.81% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 3.29% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 24 9
Median daily rate £415 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.63% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £423 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £525 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
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
684 972 601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.61% 85.34% 76.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 668 321
Median daily rate £413 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 42
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.33 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.17% -38.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 September 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 September 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 -2 4 £545 +14.73%
Wilmslow - 3 £308 -
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 25 (69.44%) Java
2 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (61.11%) Oracle
4 18 (50.00%) Linux
5 17 (47.22%) XML
5 17 (47.22%) JavaScript
5 17 (47.22%) Middleware
6 16 (44.44%) HTML
6 16 (44.44%) CSS
7 15 (41.67%) J2EE
7 15 (41.67%) Banking
7 15 (41.67%) JSON
7 15 (41.67%) High Availability
8 14 (38.89%) Open Source
8 14 (38.89%) SOAP
9 13 (36.11%) MySQL
9 13 (36.11%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (33.33%) HTTP
10 12 (33.33%) IBM
10 12 (33.33%) C
10 12 (33.33%) JDBC
10 12 (33.33%) HTML5
10 12 (33.33%) REST
10 12 (33.33%) CSS3
10 12 (33.33%) Apache Camel
11 11 (30.56%) Microservices
11 11 (30.56%) Web Services
11 11 (30.56%) JBoss
11 11 (30.56%) Apache
11 11 (30.56%) Tomcat

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 (30.56%) Apache
1 11 (30.56%) JBoss
1 11 (30.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.78%) HFM
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (2.78%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.56%) Amazon Kinesis
1 2 (5.56%) Amazon S3
1 2 (5.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 2 (5.56%) IaaS
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.56%) PaaS
1 2 (5.56%) SaaS
2 1 (2.78%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 12 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (2.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (36.11%) MySQL
1 13 (36.11%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.56%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (5.56%) DB2
3 2 (5.56%) Star Schema
4 1 (2.78%) Big Data
4 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) ERwin
1 2 (5.56%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.78%) JIRA
2 1 (2.78%) JUnit
2 1 (2.78%) Selenium
2 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 15 (41.67%) Banking
2 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Publishing
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Architect
2 13 (36.11%) Technical Architect
3 9 (25.00%) Developer
4 7 (19.44%) Digital Architect
4 7 (19.44%) Java Architect
5 6 (16.67%) Digital Technical Architect
6 5 (13.89%) Test Leader
7 4 (11.11%) CRM Developer
7 4 (11.11%) Java Developer
7 4 (11.11%) Java Technical Architect
8 3 (8.33%) Consultant
9 2 (5.56%) HTML Developer
9 2 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
9 2 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
9 2 (5.56%) Senior Architect
9 2 (5.56%) Senior Developer
9 2 (5.56%) Senior Technical Architect
9 2 (5.56%) Technical Developer
9 2 (5.56%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (47.22%) Middleware
1 17 (47.22%) XML
2 16 (44.44%) CSS
2 16 (44.44%) HTML
3 15 (41.67%) J2EE
3 15 (41.67%) JSON
4 14 (38.89%) SOAP
5 12 (33.33%) Apache Camel
5 12 (33.33%) CSS3
5 12 (33.33%) HTML5
5 12 (33.33%) JDBC
5 12 (33.33%) REST
6 11 (30.56%) ActiveMQ
6 11 (30.56%) Web Services
7 5 (13.89%) .NET
8 4 (11.11%) RESTful
8 4 (11.11%) Silverlight
8 4 (11.11%) XML Messaging
8 4 (11.11%) XSD
8 4 (11.11%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) SWIFT
2 3 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.56%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Unix
3 1 (2.78%) AIX
3 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) High Availability
3 14 (38.89%) Open Source
4 11 (30.56%) E-business
4 11 (30.56%) Microservices
5 6 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Project Planning
5 6 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 6 (16.67%) Validation
6 5 (13.89%) CRM
7 4 (11.11%) OpenUP
7 4 (11.11%) Workflow
7 4 (11.11%) Workflow Development
8 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (8.33%) OO
8 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
9 2 (5.56%) Data Modelling
9 2 (5.56%) DRM
9 2 (5.56%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 25 (69.44%) Java
2 17 (47.22%) JavaScript
3 12 (33.33%) C
4 11 (30.56%) C++
5 8 (22.22%) SQL
6 4 (11.11%) C#
7 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.56%) Docker
Vendors
1 22 (61.11%) Oracle
2 12 (33.33%) IBM
3 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.56%) Talend
5 1 (2.78%) Concur
5 1 (2.78%) Hyperion
5 1 (2.78%) Infor
5 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.78%) SAP