The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 19 17 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 1.98% 1.47% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 2.27% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £425 - £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £460 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%
SOA
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Knutsford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
77 44 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 76.24% 64.71% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 26 30
Average daily rate £425 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £310 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £496 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 (50.00%) Banking
2 4 (40.00%) Middleware
2 4 (40.00%) Web Services
3 3 (30.00%) DB2
3 3 (30.00%) Unix
3 3 (30.00%) Mainframe
3 3 (30.00%) SSL
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (30.00%) Client/Server
3 3 (30.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (30.00%) Clustering
3 3 (30.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (20.00%) BPEL
4 2 (20.00%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (20.00%) WSDL
4 2 (20.00%) QA
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Validation
4 2 (20.00%) UML
4 2 (20.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (20.00%) HTML
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) J2EE
4 2 (20.00%) JDBC

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) JBoss
1 1 (10.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) SSL
2 1 (10.00%) FTP
2 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) DB2
General
1 5 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (30.00%) Middleware Specialist
3 3 (30.00%) SOA Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Messaging Specialist
4 2 (20.00%) Virtualisation Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Applications Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Data Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Specialist
5 1 (10.00%) Messaging Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Middleware Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Middleware Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
5 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Middleware
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
2 3 (30.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (20.00%) HTML
3 2 (20.00%) J2EE
3 2 (20.00%) JDBC
3 2 (20.00%) JSP
3 2 (20.00%) Servlets
3 2 (20.00%) SOAP
3 2 (20.00%) WSDL
3 2 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (10.00%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (30.00%) Clustering
1 3 (30.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) SDLC
2 2 (20.00%) BPEL
2 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (20.00%) OO
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (20.00%) UML
2 2 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) Jython
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft