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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 46 23 35
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +12
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.43% 1.81% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 2.65% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£488 £275 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.27% -45.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -7.14%
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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
361 113 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 78.31% 68.07% 54.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 65 112
Average daily rate £400 £275 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -20.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £203 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 3 14
Average hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -34.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £20.00 £20.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £23.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) J2EE
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (66.67%) Hibernate
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Spring
2 2 (66.67%) Scala
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) Akka
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) Play Framework
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) Java EE
3 1 (33.33%) OpenView
3 1 (33.33%) HP

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Java Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Scala Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Java Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) J2EE
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) Hibernate
1 2 (66.67%) Spring
1 2 (66.67%) HTML5
1 2 (66.67%) REST
1 2 (66.67%) Akka
1 2 (66.67%) JSON
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) Play Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (33.33%) Java EE
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) OO
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle