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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 46 68 67
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -1
Contract jobs citing SOA 44 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.98% 1.80% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.71% 2.14% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 15 6
Average daily rate £500 £450 £464
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £450 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £438 £410
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.00 £38.43 £49.25
% change year-on-year
+27.52% -21.97%
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
934 840 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.52% 84.08% 81.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 530 309
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 37 49
Average hourly rate £22.54 £31.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.87% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.82 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Warrington +11 26 £500 +12.67%
Macclesfield - 7 £488 -
Chester -4 2 £453 +0.55%
Knutsford -14 2 £425 -3.40%
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 35 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (66.00%) Java
3 30 (60.00%) Oracle
4 26 (52.00%) MySQL
5 25 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
6 22 (44.00%) Linux
7 20 (40.00%) Banking
8 19 (38.00%) XML
8 19 (38.00%) JSON
9 18 (36.00%) High Availability
9 18 (36.00%) SOAP
10 17 (34.00%) Middleware
11 16 (32.00%) Data Modelling
12 15 (30.00%) ETL
12 15 (30.00%) IBM
12 15 (30.00%) JavaScript
12 15 (30.00%) J2EE
12 15 (30.00%) Talend
12 15 (30.00%) Talend Open Studio
13 14 (28.00%) REST
13 14 (28.00%) CSS3
13 14 (28.00%) Open Source
13 14 (28.00%) HTML5
13 14 (28.00%) HTML
13 14 (28.00%) CSS
13 14 (28.00%) HTTP
14 13 (26.00%) JDBC
14 13 (26.00%) C
14 13 (26.00%) C++
14 13 (26.00%) JBoss

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 13 (26.00%) Apache
1 13 (26.00%) JBoss
1 13 (26.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (14.00%) SAP MDM
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.00%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (22.00%) Amazon Kinesis
1 11 (22.00%) Amazon S3
1 11 (22.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 7 (14.00%) Veeva
3 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (28.00%) HTTP
2 2 (4.00%) Firewall
2 2 (4.00%) VPN
3 1 (2.00%) LDAP
3 1 (2.00%) NAS
3 1 (2.00%) SAN
3 1 (2.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (52.00%) MySQL
2 25 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (22.00%) Amazon Redshift
3 11 (22.00%) Star Schema
4 3 (6.00%) DB2
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.00%) Big Data
6 1 (2.00%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (30.00%) Talend Open Studio
2 11 (22.00%) ERwin
General
1 20 (40.00%) Banking
2 10 (20.00%) Finance
3 5 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.00%) Advertising
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (42.00%) Architect
2 18 (36.00%) Developer
3 11 (22.00%) Senior Developer
3 11 (22.00%) Technical Architect
4 10 (20.00%) ETL Developer
5 9 (18.00%) Senior ETL Developer
6 7 (14.00%) Digital Architect
7 6 (12.00%) Analyst
7 6 (12.00%) Digital Technical Architect
7 6 (12.00%) Java Architect
8 5 (10.00%) Java Developer
8 5 (10.00%) Talend Developer
8 5 (10.00%) Test Leader
9 4 (8.00%) Data Analyst
10 3 (6.00%) Java Technical Architect
11 2 (4.00%) Database Developer
11 2 (4.00%) HTML Developer
11 2 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
11 2 (4.00%) Oracle Developer
11 2 (4.00%) Senior Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (38.00%) JSON
1 19 (38.00%) XML
2 18 (36.00%) SOAP
3 17 (34.00%) Middleware
4 15 (30.00%) J2EE
5 14 (28.00%) CSS
5 14 (28.00%) CSS3
5 14 (28.00%) HTML
5 14 (28.00%) HTML5
5 14 (28.00%) REST
6 13 (26.00%) ActiveMQ
6 13 (26.00%) Apache Camel
6 13 (26.00%) JDBC
7 10 (20.00%) Web Services
8 3 (6.00%) RESTful
8 3 (6.00%) XML Schema
9 2 (4.00%) EDI
9 2 (4.00%) EDIFACT
9 2 (4.00%) XSL
9 2 (4.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Data Integration
2 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.00%) SWIFT
3 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.00%) PKI
4 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.00%) Clustering
4 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.00%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.00%) User Experience
4 1 (2.00%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 22 (44.00%) Linux
2 5 (10.00%) Unix
3 4 (8.00%) Windows
4 2 (4.00%) AIX
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.00%) HPUX
5 1 (2.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (36.00%) High Availability
3 16 (32.00%) Data Modelling
4 15 (30.00%) ETL
5 14 (28.00%) Open Source
6 13 (26.00%) E-business
6 13 (26.00%) Scrum
7 12 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (22.00%) Automated Testing
8 11 (22.00%) Mentoring
8 11 (22.00%) Microservices
9 7 (14.00%) DRM
10 6 (12.00%) SDLC
10 6 (12.00%) Software Testing
10 6 (12.00%) Test Scripting
10 6 (12.00%) Validation
11 5 (10.00%) Data Transformation
11 5 (10.00%) Integration Testing
12 4 (8.00%) CRM
12 4 (8.00%) OpenUP
Programming Languages
1 33 (66.00%) Java
2 15 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 13 (26.00%) C
3 13 (26.00%) C++
4 5 (10.00%) SQL
5 2 (4.00%) ActionScript
5 2 (4.00%) ActionScript 2.0
5 2 (4.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (4.00%) CLAS
4 2 (4.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.00%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) Data Quality
1 4 (8.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.00%) JSP 440
2 2 (4.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) RMADS
System Software
1 11 (22.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 30 (60.00%) Oracle
2 15 (30.00%) IBM
2 15 (30.00%) Talend
3 7 (14.00%) Concur
3 7 (14.00%) Infor
3 7 (14.00%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (14.00%) SAP
4 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.00%) Software AG
6 1 (2.00%) Avaya
6 1 (2.00%) Cisco
6 1 (2.00%) EMC
6 1 (2.00%) Hitachi
6 1 (2.00%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.00%) Teradata
6 1 (2.00%) VMware