The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 46 29 36
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +7
Contract jobs citing SOA 1 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.24% 3.56% 2.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 6.45% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
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£201 £350 £453
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.57% -22.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £29.50 £32.30
% change year-on-year
+22.88% -8.66%
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
287 155 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 70.00% 55.16% 61.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 76 149
Average daily rate £400 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £350 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 11
Average hourly rate £25.92 £37.50 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.89% -26.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Accrington - - - -
Burnley - - - -
Preston - - - -
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Software AG
1 2 (50.00%) webMethods
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) SUSE
2 1 (25.00%) Java EE
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) OpenView
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) HPUX
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
1 1 (25.00%) Java EE
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) SUSE
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (25.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Software AG
1 2 (50.00%) webMethods
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle