The first table below looks at the demand for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Chester region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing SOA 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +4.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
216 104 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 83.08% 72.22% 48.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 24 14
Average daily rate £350 £368 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +1.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £451 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 14 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +221.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
SOA
Cheshire

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Middleware
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (40.00%) ERP
2 2 (40.00%) GIS
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (40.00%) Data Management
2 2 (40.00%) Local Government
2 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (40.00%) Master Data Management
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (20.00%) CA LISA
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) JMS
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) CISSP
3 1 (20.00%) CA
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (20.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) .NET

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle EBS
General
1 2 (40.00%) Local Government
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Applications Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) JMS
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) GIS
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) Data Management
2 2 (40.00%) ERP
2 2 (40.00%) Master Data Management
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) CA
2 1 (20.00%) TIBCO