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 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 61 68 60
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing SOA 19 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.91% 0.95% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 1.21% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 1
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£450 £464 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.01% -9.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £423 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.95% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £46.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-21.19% +35.29%
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
812 662 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.77% 78.53% 74.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 309 250
Average daily rate £401 £390 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.69% +9.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £285 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £536 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 50 27
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.49 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015. 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
Warrington - 5 £444 - 1
Knutsford +1 1 £440 -2.22%
Sandbach - - - -
Alderley Edge - - - -
Crewe - - - - 1
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
3 12 (35.29%) TOGAF
4 11 (32.35%) Java
5 10 (29.41%) SAML
5 10 (29.41%) OAuth
6 9 (26.47%) Oracle
6 9 (26.47%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (23.53%) CSS
7 8 (23.53%) Web Services
8 7 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
8 7 (20.59%) Citrix
8 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (20.59%) Open Source
8 7 (20.59%) Local Government
8 7 (20.59%) CSS3
8 7 (20.59%) Mobile App
9 6 (17.65%) REST
9 6 (17.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (17.65%) XML
9 6 (17.65%) C#
10 5 (14.71%) .NET
10 5 (14.71%) Finance
11 4 (11.76%) Maven
11 4 (11.76%) Dynamics AX
11 4 (11.76%) Degree
11 4 (11.76%) WCF
11 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
11 4 (11.76%) Process Management

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 6 (17.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.88%) SugarCRM
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (2.94%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
4 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.94%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (2.94%) Mule
4 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.94%) IIS
4 1 (2.94%) JBoss
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (8.82%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.82%) SaaS
2 3 (8.82%) PaaS
3 1 (2.94%) IaaS
3 1 (2.94%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) VPN
1 3 (8.82%) Internet
1 3 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (8.82%) MongoDB
2 3 (8.82%) NoSQL
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.94%) MySQL
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Maven
2 3 (8.82%) JDeveloper
3 2 (5.88%) Ant
3 2 (5.88%) JIRA
4 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.94%) Hudson
4 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (20.59%) Local Government
2 5 (14.71%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Advertising
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (52.94%) Architect
2 15 (44.12%) Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (14.71%) Applications Architect
4 4 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 3 (8.82%) .NET Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Security Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Business Architect
5 3 (8.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (8.82%) AWS Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (2.94%) TIBCO Specialist
7 1 (2.94%) Business Process Architect
7 1 (2.94%) SOA Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Designer
7 1 (2.94%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) SAML
1 10 (29.41%) OAuth
2 8 (23.53%) Web Services
2 8 (23.53%) CSS
3 7 (20.59%) CSS3
4 6 (17.65%) REST
4 6 (17.65%) XML
5 5 (14.71%) .NET
6 4 (11.76%) WCF
7 3 (8.82%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (8.82%) JPA
7 3 (8.82%) Middleware
7 3 (8.82%) Spring
7 3 (8.82%) .NET Framework
7 3 (8.82%) JSON
8 2 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
8 2 (5.88%) SOAP
9 1 (2.94%) Rendezvous
9 1 (2.94%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Open Source
1 7 (20.59%) Mobile App
2 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.82%) PKI
4 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) UNIX
2 1 (2.94%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) AIX
2 1 (2.94%) Solaris
2 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (35.29%) TOGAF
3 7 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (11.76%) Process Management
4 4 (11.76%) MVC
5 3 (8.82%) Lean Six Sigma
5 3 (8.82%) Zachman Framework
5 3 (8.82%) Identity Management
5 3 (8.82%) Six Sigma
5 3 (8.82%) UML
5 3 (8.82%) Domain-Driven Design
5 3 (8.82%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (5.88%) Information Architecture
6 2 (5.88%) OOP
6 2 (5.88%) OO
6 2 (5.88%) CRM
6 2 (5.88%) Scrum
6 2 (5.88%) Workflow
7 1 (2.94%) Migration
7 1 (2.94%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) Java
2 6 (17.65%) C#
3 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.82%) SQL
5 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.88%) Ruby
5 2 (5.88%) XPath
6 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Degree
1 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) ISEB
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 9 (26.47%) Oracle
3 7 (20.59%) Citrix
4 3 (8.82%) TIBCO
5 2 (5.88%) IBM
6 1 (2.94%) Red Hat