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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 52 65 72
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +7
Contract jobs citing SOA 15 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.90% 1.18% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 1.55% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 1
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£456 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.18% -3.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £385 £398
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+8.52% +0.78%
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
585 709 599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 74.05% 75.91% 65.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 339 337
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £464 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 44 26
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% -23.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.90 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
Chester +10 1 £275 -
Crewe - - - - 2
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 3
Sandbach - - - -
Warrington - - - -
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (73.68%) Oracle
2 10 (52.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (42.11%) Middleware
3 8 (42.11%) Finance
3 8 (42.11%) Advertising
4 6 (31.58%) UNIX
5 5 (26.32%) Solaris
5 5 (26.32%) EAI
5 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
5 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
5 5 (26.32%) EJB
5 5 (26.32%) SOAP
5 5 (26.32%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (21.05%) Linux
7 3 (15.79%) Apache
7 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
7 3 (15.79%) .NET
7 3 (15.79%) WebLogic
7 3 (15.79%) C#
7 3 (15.79%) SQL
7 3 (15.79%) HPUX
7 3 (15.79%) TIBCO
7 3 (15.79%) SUSE
7 3 (15.79%) WCF
8 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (10.53%) HTML5
8 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Security Testing

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (52.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (15.79%) WebLogic
2 3 (15.79%) Apache
3 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 2 (10.53%) WebLogic Integration
3 2 (10.53%) NServiceBus
4 1 (5.26%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (10.53%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) MS Access
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.26%) ReSharper
1 1 (5.26%) FxCop
1 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
1 1 (5.26%) MSBuild
1 1 (5.26%) T4 Templates
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
1 8 (42.11%) Advertising
2 2 (10.53%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) Architect
3 5 (26.32%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (26.32%) Oracle Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Oracle SOA Developer
3 5 (26.32%) SOA Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Test Leader
5 2 (10.53%) Business Architect
5 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.26%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (5.26%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) Middleware
2 5 (26.32%) EJB
2 5 (26.32%) SOAP
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (15.79%) WCF
3 3 (15.79%) .NET
3 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
4 2 (10.53%) HTML
4 2 (10.53%) LINQ
4 2 (10.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (10.53%) REST
4 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (10.53%) HTML5
4 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.26%) AppFabric
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (5.26%) J2EE
5 1 (5.26%) ADO.NET
5 1 (5.26%) Web Services
5 1 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (10.53%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) UNIX
2 5 (26.32%) Solaris
3 4 (21.05%) Linux
4 3 (15.79%) SUSE
4 3 (15.79%) HPUX
5 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) EAI
2 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (10.53%) MVC
2 2 (10.53%) Data Management
2 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
2 2 (10.53%) Statistical Analysis
2 2 (10.53%) Release Management
2 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
2 2 (10.53%) Security Testing
2 2 (10.53%) CRM
2 2 (10.53%) ERP
2 2 (10.53%) Master Data Management
3 1 (5.26%) Coaching
3 1 (5.26%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
1 3 (15.79%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
2 2 (10.53%) VB
2 2 (10.53%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
1 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Oracle
2 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
3 3 (15.79%) TIBCO
4 2 (10.53%) SAP
4 2 (10.53%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft