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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank - 38 46
Contract jobs citing SOA 0 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 0.95% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.23% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £493 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.02%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £43.75 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.25%
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
247 326 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 82.33% 77.62% 80.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 218 242
Median daily rate £415 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.75% +9.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £895 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 39 18
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £27.49 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.33 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

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
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Tuxedo
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) COBOL
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Re-Platforming

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 1 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (50.00%) Tuxedo
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Applications Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Architect
2 1 (50.00%) SOA Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Re-Platforming
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) VMware