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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank - 29 17
Contract jobs citing SOA 0 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax - 2.30% 4.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.90% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 8
Average daily rate
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- £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £377
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +15.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +18.64%
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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
125 138 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 79.11% 79.31% 79.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 117 99
Average daily rate £356 £415 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.21% +6.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £279 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £477 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) Use Case
2 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) VMware

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Architect
2 3 (60.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (40.00%) Applications Architect
4 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Use Case
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) VMware