The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 20 18 21
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing SOA 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.93% 3.97% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 4.50% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £600 £488 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +77.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -7.69%
SOA
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
87 111 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 80.56% 88.10% 81.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 86 40
Median daily rate £400 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £360 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 19
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Chester region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Chester

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 Chester region with a requirement for SOA.

1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) XSLT
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) SAS
2 1 (50.00%) WSDL
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) JAXB
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (50.00%) JDBC
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Extreme Programming
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 1 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (50.00%) SAS
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Data Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) SOA Developer
1 1 (50.00%) SOA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Camel
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) JAXB
2 1 (50.00%) JAX-WS
2 1 (50.00%) JDBC
2 1 (50.00%) POJO
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) WSDL
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) AOP
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Content Management
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Content Management
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) Extreme Programming
1 1 (50.00%) Information Management
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Kanban
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle