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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 28 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing SOA 4 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 2.53% 3.01% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.25% 3.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £444 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+27.11% -8.09%
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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
123 132 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 77.85% 79.52% 79.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 92 151
Average daily rate £425 £396 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.32% +4.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £24.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) IBM
2 3 (42.86%) WebSphere
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) DataPower
2 3 (42.86%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (28.57%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) XSLT
4 1 (14.29%) UML
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Management
4 1 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) WCF
4 1 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
4 1 (14.29%) Data Security
4 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (14.29%) Back Office
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) DB2
4 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) XSD

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (42.86%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
3 1 (14.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Lead Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (28.57%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) XSLT
3 1 (14.29%) WCF
3 1 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) XSD
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) DataPower
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) UML
1 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
1 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (14.29%) Data Management
1 1 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
1 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (14.29%) Data Security
1 1 (14.29%) MVC
1 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
1 1 (14.29%) Information Assurance
1 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
1 1 (14.29%) Data Stewardship
1 1 (14.29%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle