The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 43 46 50
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.45% 0.66% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.83% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £475 £299 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.83% -29.63%
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £431 £410
% change year-on-year
+9.12% +5.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £38.43 £46.00
% change year-on-year
+23.61% -16.46%
SOA
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
325 362 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 73.36% 80.09% 74.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 223 214
Median daily rate £404 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £296 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £590 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 36 29
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £13.00 £20.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.33 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool -1 2 £475 -
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 16 (100.00%) Java
1 16 (100.00%) Oracle
1 16 (100.00%) Linux
1 16 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (93.75%) Middleware
3 13 (81.25%) Tuxedo
3 13 (81.25%) VMware
3 13 (81.25%) Migration
3 13 (81.25%) COBOL
3 13 (81.25%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (81.25%) Private Cloud
4 12 (75.00%) Re-Platforming
5 11 (68.75%) DevOps
5 11 (68.75%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (68.75%) Configuration Management
5 11 (68.75%) Defect Management
6 6 (37.50%) VME
7 5 (31.25%) SABSA
7 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (31.25%) Zachman Framework
7 5 (31.25%) TOGAF
7 5 (31.25%) Security Architecture
7 5 (31.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (31.25%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (25.00%) Data Migration
9 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (18.75%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
10 2 (12.50%) Banking

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 13 (81.25%) Tuxedo
2 2 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (12.50%) JBoss
2 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 13 (81.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
General
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Architect
2 8 (50.00%) Technical Architect
3 6 (37.50%) Security Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Digital Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Security Architect
5 1 (6.25%) SABSA Security Architect
5 1 (6.25%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (93.75%) Middleware
2 2 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (12.50%) Apache Camel
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
2 2 (12.50%) CSS3
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) HTML5
2 2 (12.50%) J2EE
2 2 (12.50%) JDBC
2 2 (12.50%) JSON
2 2 (12.50%) REST
2 2 (12.50%) SOAP
2 2 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (81.25%) Private Cloud
2 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) Data Integration
3 2 (12.50%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Migration
2 12 (75.00%) Re-Platforming
3 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (68.75%) Configuration Management
3 11 (68.75%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (68.75%) Defect Management
3 11 (68.75%) DevOps
4 5 (31.25%) SABSA
4 5 (31.25%) Security Architecture
4 5 (31.25%) TOGAF
4 5 (31.25%) Zachman Framework
5 4 (25.00%) Data Migration
5 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (18.75%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (12.50%) Data Architecture
7 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
7 2 (12.50%) E-business
7 2 (12.50%) High Availability
7 2 (12.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (81.25%) COBOL
3 2 (12.50%) C
3 2 (12.50%) C++
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Oracle
2 13 (81.25%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) IBM