The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 26 23 19
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.49% 2.94% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 3.62% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Median daily rate £450 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £49.25
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -26.39%
SOA
West Yorkshire

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
113 138 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 84.33% 81.18% 82.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 106 113
Median daily rate £400 £370 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -5.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £285 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £9.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Halifax region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 Halifax region with a requirement for SOA.

1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (33.33%) XPath
1 1 (33.33%) DataPower
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (33.33%) CSS3
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) JSP
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XSD
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
1 1 (33.33%) WSDL
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax 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 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Lead Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Lead .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) CSS3
1 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) JSP
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) WSDL
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) DataPower
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft