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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 42 64 53
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -11
Contract jobs citing SOA 5 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.03% 0.56% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 0.71% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 9
Median daily rate £438 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £425 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £425 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +17.64%

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
382 704 589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 78.76% 79.10% 80.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 453 344
Median daily rate £400 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 30
Median hourly rate £20.33 £22.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.64% -36.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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
Knutsford +13 1 £338 -
Chester +4 1 £600 -
Macclesfield - 1 £450 -
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 11 (68.75%) SQL
1 11 (68.75%) XML
2 10 (62.50%) Web Services
2 10 (62.50%) Oracle
2 10 (62.50%) Middleware
2 10 (62.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
4 8 (50.00%) DB2
4 8 (50.00%) Unix
4 8 (50.00%) Relational Database
5 7 (43.75%) Big Data
5 7 (43.75%) Windows
5 7 (43.75%) J2EE
5 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
6 6 (37.50%) AIX
6 6 (37.50%) Linux
6 6 (37.50%) JSON
6 6 (37.50%) MongoDB
6 6 (37.50%) NoSQL
6 6 (37.50%) Microservices
7 5 (31.25%) Java
8 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
8 4 (25.00%) Workflow
8 4 (25.00%) Finance
8 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (18.75%) Business Transformation
9 3 (18.75%) Business Activity Monitoring
9 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering

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 10 (62.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (12.50%) JBoss
2 2 (12.50%) SAS
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) GlassFish
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.25%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (6.25%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) InfoPath
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (6.25%) HFM
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (6.25%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) IaaS
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) PaaS
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
1 1 (6.25%) SSL
1 1 (6.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) DB2
1 8 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (43.75%) Big Data
2 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
3 6 (37.50%) MongoDB
3 6 (37.50%) NoSQL
4 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (6.25%) Apache Hive
5 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
5 1 (6.25%) PowerCenter
5 1 (6.25%) SAP HANA
5 1 (6.25%) SAS EBI
5 1 (6.25%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Publishing
3 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (6.25%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Principal Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Applications Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) CRM Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Data Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Domain Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Applications Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) XML
2 10 (62.50%) Middleware
2 10 (62.50%) Web Services
3 7 (43.75%) J2EE
4 6 (37.50%) JSON
5 3 (18.75%) .NET
5 3 (18.75%) CSS
5 3 (18.75%) HTML
6 2 (12.50%) jQuery
6 2 (12.50%) REST
6 2 (12.50%) RESTful
6 2 (12.50%) Silverlight
6 2 (12.50%) WebCenter
6 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (12.50%) XML Messaging
6 2 (12.50%) XSD
6 2 (12.50%) XSL
7 1 (6.25%) JPA
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (6.25%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 2 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Data Integration
3 1 (6.25%) DataPower
3 1 (6.25%) Derivative
3 1 (6.25%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) Taxonomies
3 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Unix
2 7 (43.75%) Windows
3 6 (37.50%) AIX
3 6 (37.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Microservices
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (25.00%) Workflow
3 3 (18.75%) Business Activity Monitoring
3 3 (18.75%) Business Transformation
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Project Planning
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) Analytics
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) CRM
4 2 (12.50%) DRM
4 2 (12.50%) ETL
4 2 (12.50%) Workflow Development
5 1 (6.25%) Content Management
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) MVC
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 5 (31.25%) Java
4 3 (18.75%) C#
5 2 (12.50%) Perl
5 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
6 1 (6.25%) C
6 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Hyperion
3 2 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) Google
4 1 (6.25%) Informatica
4 1 (6.25%) Kony
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) Sybase
4 1 (6.25%) Yahoo!