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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 42 58 47
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -11
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.64% 0.73% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.82% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £500 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +47.92%
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
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
257 486 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 81.85% 88.20% 74.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 347 185
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £600 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 41 22
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £63.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -41.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.27 £21.50 £18.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £57.73 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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
Lytham St Annes - 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) JBoss
2 4 (66.67%) COBOL
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) Apache ServiceMix
3 3 (50.00%) Open Source
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 2 (33.33%) Middleware
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) CSS
5 1 (16.67%) JDBC
5 1 (16.67%) SOAP
5 1 (16.67%) XML
5 1 (16.67%) Apache
5 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (16.67%) Tuxedo
5 1 (16.67%) HTTP
5 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (16.67%) J2EE
5 1 (16.67%) MySQL
5 1 (16.67%) HTML
5 1 (16.67%) C
5 1 (16.67%) C++
5 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (16.67%) VMware

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 4 (66.67%) JBoss
2 3 (50.00%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (16.67%) Apache
3 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (16.67%) Tuxedo
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SOA Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Camel
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) CSS3
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) HTML5
2 1 (16.67%) J2EE
2 1 (16.67%) JDBC
2 1 (16.67%) JSON
2 1 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) E-business
3 1 (16.67%) High Availability
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Prototyping
3 1 (16.67%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) COBOL
2 3 (50.00%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) VMware