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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 54 59 66
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Contract jobs citing SOA 17 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.97% 1.08% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 1.44% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 1
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£463 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.63% -12.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.38% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £29.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-22.03% -7.95%
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
642 624 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 74.31% 74.64% 64.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 298 332
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 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 26
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £41.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -24.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £12.22 £20.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +6 2 - - 1
Crewe - - - - 2
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Sandbach - - - -
Warrington - - - -
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (58.33%) Oracle
2 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
3 10 (41.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (33.33%) .NET
4 8 (33.33%) Middleware
4 8 (33.33%) MVC
4 8 (33.33%) Advertising
5 7 (29.17%) HTML
5 7 (29.17%) .NET Framework
5 7 (29.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 6 (25.00%) HTML5
6 6 (25.00%) C#
6 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 6 (25.00%) UNIX
7 5 (20.83%) Windows
7 5 (20.83%) Solaris
7 5 (20.83%) EAI
7 5 (20.83%) EJB
7 5 (20.83%) SOAP
7 5 (20.83%) IIS
7 5 (20.83%) TDD
7 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
7 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (20.83%) jQuery
7 5 (20.83%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (20.83%) WCF
7 5 (20.83%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 4 (16.67%) SQL

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (41.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (20.83%) IIS
3 3 (12.50%) Apache
3 3 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 3 (12.50%) NServiceBus
4 2 (8.33%) WebLogic Integration
4 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SAP CRM
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.33%) MS Access
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (12.50%) Moq
2 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.17%) WiX
General
1 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 8 (33.33%) Advertising
3 2 (8.33%) Local Government
4 1 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Architect
2 7 (29.17%) .NET Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Oracle Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (20.83%) Oracle SOA Developer
3 5 (20.83%) SOA Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 2 (8.33%) Business Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.17%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Lead .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) .NET
1 8 (33.33%) Middleware
2 7 (29.17%) HTML
2 7 (29.17%) .NET Framework
2 7 (29.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 6 (25.00%) HTML5
3 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (20.83%) EJB
4 5 (20.83%) SOAP
4 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (20.83%) jQuery
4 5 (20.83%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (20.83%) WCF
5 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (8.33%) LINQ
6 2 (8.33%) REST
7 1 (4.17%) J2EE
7 1 (4.17%) XML
7 1 (4.17%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (4.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (12.50%) N-Tier
2 3 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (4.17%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) UNIX
2 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Solaris
3 4 (16.67%) Linux
4 3 (12.50%) HPUX
4 3 (12.50%) SUSE
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) MVC
2 5 (20.83%) EAI
2 5 (20.83%) TDD
3 3 (12.50%) MVVM
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.33%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Release Management
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Security Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Master Data Management
4 2 (8.33%) Scrum
4 2 (8.33%) Data Management
4 2 (8.33%) TOGAF
4 2 (8.33%) CRM
4 2 (8.33%) ERP
4 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.17%) ETL
5 1 (4.17%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.17%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) C#
2 4 (16.67%) SQL
3 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.33%) VB
4 2 (8.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Oracle
2 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
3 3 (12.50%) TIBCO
4 2 (8.33%) SAP
4 2 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft