The first table below looks at the demand for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Lancashire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 47 21 31
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +10
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.48% 2.87% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 4.55% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Average daily rate £455 £305 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.15% -18.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £285 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £487 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +4.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
291 132 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 69.29% 63.16% 59.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 73 108
Average daily rate £413 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £465 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 9
Average hourly rate £25.25 £18.40 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.22% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £17.60 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £27.50 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
SOA
North West

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn - - - - 1
Preston - - - -
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) HPUX
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) Apache
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) N-Tier
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) W3C
2 1 (33.33%) TIBCO
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) SUSE
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) NUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Silverlight
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Web Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Silverlight
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) N-Tier
1 1 (33.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) HPUX
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) UML
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) TIBCO