The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 23 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SOA 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 2.78% - 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.74% - 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £34.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+39.70% -1.44%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
107 138 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 74.31% 83.64% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 109 60
Average daily rate £425 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.60 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Halifax region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Banking
3 4 (50.00%) Retail
3 4 (50.00%) Use Case
3 4 (50.00%) BPMN
3 4 (50.00%) Pega
3 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Analysis
3 4 (50.00%) UML
3 4 (50.00%) Data Modelling
3 4 (50.00%) TIBCO
3 4 (50.00%) Workflow
4 3 (37.50%) IBM
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (37.50%) DataPower
5 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
5 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
6 1 (12.50%) Data Security
6 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (12.50%) DB2
6 1 (12.50%) XML
6 1 (12.50%) XSLT
6 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (12.50%) Data Management
6 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Logical Data Model
6 1 (12.50%) Physical Data Model
6 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 (25.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Banking
3 4 (50.00%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Data Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (37.50%) DataPower
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Use Case
1 4 (50.00%) BPMN
1 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Analysis
1 4 (50.00%) UML
1 4 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 4 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (12.50%) Data Security
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Data Management
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (12.50%) Physical Data Model
2 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance
2 1 (12.50%) Data Stewardship
2 1 (12.50%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Pega
1 4 (50.00%) TIBCO
2 3 (37.50%) IBM