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 24 June 2016 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 54 73 57
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -16
Contract jobs citing SOA 27 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.94% 0.90% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.54% 1.10% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 5
Median daily rate £494 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.72% -10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.60 £43.25
% change year-on-year
+10.83% -6.12%
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
762 820 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.92% 81.84% 77.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 489 328
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £514 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 33 27
Median hourly rate £62.50 £18.48 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+238.29% -47.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 24 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warrington +7 20 £500 +11.11%
Chester -5 4 £451 +0.27%
Macclesfield - 1 £488 -
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, 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 37 (77.08%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (72.92%) Java
3 30 (62.50%) Oracle
4 26 (54.17%) MySQL
5 25 (52.08%) PostgreSQL
6 22 (45.83%) Linux
7 20 (41.67%) Banking
8 19 (39.58%) JSON
9 18 (37.50%) SOAP
10 17 (35.42%) XML
10 17 (35.42%) Middleware
10 17 (35.42%) High Availability
11 16 (33.33%) J2EE
12 15 (31.25%) JavaScript
12 15 (31.25%) Data Modelling
13 14 (29.17%) ETL
13 14 (29.17%) HTTP
13 14 (29.17%) IBM
13 14 (29.17%) HTML
13 14 (29.17%) CSS
13 14 (29.17%) JDBC
13 14 (29.17%) CSS3
13 14 (29.17%) REST
13 14 (29.17%) Open Source
13 14 (29.17%) HTML5
13 14 (29.17%) Talend Open Studio
13 14 (29.17%) Talend
13 14 (29.17%) Apache Camel
14 13 (27.08%) C
14 13 (27.08%) C++

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 13 (27.08%) Apache
1 13 (27.08%) JBoss
1 13 (27.08%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.17%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (14.58%) SAP MDM
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.92%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (22.92%) Amazon Kinesis
1 11 (22.92%) Amazon S3
1 11 (22.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 7 (14.58%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.17%) HTTP
2 2 (4.17%) Firewall
2 2 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (54.17%) MySQL
2 25 (52.08%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (22.92%) Amazon Redshift
3 11 (22.92%) Star Schema
4 2 (4.17%) DB2
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.08%) Big Data
5 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (29.17%) Talend Open Studio
2 11 (22.92%) ERwin
3 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.08%) JIRA
3 1 (2.08%) JUnit
3 1 (2.08%) Selenium
3 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 20 (41.67%) Banking
2 11 (22.92%) Finance
3 5 (10.42%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) Architect
2 17 (35.42%) Developer
3 12 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 12 (25.00%) Technical Architect
4 10 (20.83%) ETL Developer
5 9 (18.75%) Senior ETL Developer
6 7 (14.58%) Digital Architect
6 7 (14.58%) Java Architect
7 6 (12.50%) Digital Technical Architect
7 6 (12.50%) Java Developer
8 5 (10.42%) Analyst
8 5 (10.42%) Talend Developer
8 5 (10.42%) Test Leader
9 4 (8.33%) Java Technical Architect
10 3 (6.25%) Data Analyst
11 2 (4.17%) Database Developer
11 2 (4.17%) HTML Developer
11 2 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
11 2 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
11 2 (4.17%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (39.58%) JSON
2 18 (37.50%) SOAP
3 17 (35.42%) Middleware
3 17 (35.42%) XML
4 16 (33.33%) J2EE
5 14 (29.17%) Apache Camel
5 14 (29.17%) CSS
5 14 (29.17%) CSS3
5 14 (29.17%) HTML
5 14 (29.17%) HTML5
5 14 (29.17%) JDBC
5 14 (29.17%) REST
6 13 (27.08%) ActiveMQ
7 9 (18.75%) Web Services
8 3 (6.25%) Dropwizard
9 2 (4.17%) RESTful
9 2 (4.17%) XML Schema
10 1 (2.08%) JAXB
10 1 (2.08%) WSDL
10 1 (2.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Data Integration
2 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.33%) SWIFT
3 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.17%) PKI
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.08%) Taxonomies
5 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (45.83%) Linux
2 3 (6.25%) Unix
2 3 (6.25%) Windows
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.08%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (77.08%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (35.42%) High Availability
3 15 (31.25%) Data Modelling
4 14 (29.17%) ETL
4 14 (29.17%) Open Source
5 13 (27.08%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (27.08%) E-business
5 13 (27.08%) Scrum
6 11 (22.92%) Automated Testing
6 11 (22.92%) Mentoring
6 11 (22.92%) Microservices
7 7 (14.58%) DRM
8 6 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 6 (12.50%) SDLC
8 6 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 6 (12.50%) Validation
9 4 (8.33%) Budgeting and Forecasting
9 4 (8.33%) OpenUP
9 4 (8.33%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 35 (72.92%) Java
2 15 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 13 (27.08%) C
3 13 (27.08%) C++
4 5 (10.42%) SQL
5 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.17%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (4.17%) CLAS
5 1 (2.08%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (6.25%) Data Quality
3 2 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.17%) JSP 440
3 2 (4.17%) QA
3 2 (4.17%) RMADS
System Software
1 11 (22.92%) Docker
Vendors
1 30 (62.50%) Oracle
2 14 (29.17%) IBM
2 14 (29.17%) Talend
3 7 (14.58%) Concur
3 7 (14.58%) Infor
3 7 (14.58%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (14.58%) SAP
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.17%) Software AG
5 1 (2.08%) Teradata