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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 54 65 70
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +5
Contract jobs citing SOA 10 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.25% 1.20% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.56% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 1
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£444 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.78% +11.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £405
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year
+61.01% -21.85%
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
610 706 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 76.54% 77.33% 67.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 322 307
Average daily rate £400 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.34% -3.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 52 17
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £17.15 £22.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £67.59
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014. 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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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
Crewe -5 5 £438 +45.83% 1
Chester +12 1 £275 -24.13%
Warrington -16 1 £463 +22.51% 1
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 1
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 14 (56.00%) Oracle
2 11 (44.00%) Finance
3 10 (40.00%) Middleware
3 10 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (36.00%) .NET
4 9 (36.00%) C#
5 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
5 8 (32.00%) Advertising
6 7 (28.00%) Red Hat
6 7 (28.00%) SQL
6 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET
6 7 (28.00%) SOAP
7 6 (24.00%) UNIX
7 6 (24.00%) .NET Framework
7 6 (24.00%) WCF
8 5 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (20.00%) EJB
8 5 (20.00%) Solaris
8 5 (20.00%) EAI
8 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (20.00%) MVC
9 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (16.00%) Apache
9 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
9 4 (16.00%) HTML
9 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
9 4 (16.00%) REST
9 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (12.00%) LINQ

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 10 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (16.00%) Apache
3 3 (12.00%) IIS
3 3 (12.00%) NServiceBus
4 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (8.00%) JBoss
4 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (8.00%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (8.00%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) MS Access
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.00%) Maven
1 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) T4 Templates
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) ReSharper
2 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) FxCop
2 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.00%) MSBuild
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 8 (32.00%) Advertising
3 2 (8.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) Architect
3 5 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
3 5 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
3 5 (20.00%) SOA Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.00%) Middleware Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Business Architect
4 2 (8.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.00%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.00%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) Middleware
2 9 (36.00%) .NET
3 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (28.00%) SOAP
4 6 (24.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (24.00%) WCF
5 5 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (20.00%) EJB
6 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (16.00%) REST
6 4 (16.00%) HTML
7 3 (12.00%) LINQ
8 2 (8.00%) jQuery
8 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
8 2 (8.00%) Apache Camel
8 2 (8.00%) HTML5
8 2 (8.00%) AppFabric
8 2 (8.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (8.00%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (8.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) UNIX
2 5 (20.00%) Solaris
3 3 (12.00%) Linux
4 2 (8.00%) SUSE
4 2 (8.00%) Windows
4 2 (8.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) EAI
1 5 (20.00%) MVC
2 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.00%) Data Management
3 2 (8.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (8.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (8.00%) Release Management
3 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (8.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.00%) CRM
3 2 (8.00%) ERP
3 2 (8.00%) Build Automation
3 2 (8.00%) Master Data Management
4 1 (4.00%) Coaching
4 1 (4.00%) UML
4 1 (4.00%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (4.00%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) C#
2 7 (28.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.00%) Java
5 2 (8.00%) PHP
5 2 (8.00%) VB
5 2 (8.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) ISEB
1 2 (8.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Oracle
2 7 (28.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.00%) HP
4 2 (8.00%) SAP
4 2 (8.00%) TIBCO