The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 65 47 50
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +3
Contract jobs citing SOA 23 31 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.99% 3.18% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 3.94% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 24 7
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£375 £338 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £489 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +13.97%
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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 Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
980 786 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.63% 80.62% 74.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 485 284
Average daily rate £375 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 16
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £16.35 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £39.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Leeds region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Leeds region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 25 (54.35%) Oracle
2 20 (43.48%) Java
3 18 (39.13%) Finance
4 15 (32.61%) Oracle Database
5 14 (30.43%) Microsoft
5 14 (30.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 13 (28.26%) Enterprise Architecture
6 13 (28.26%) .NET
7 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (19.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (19.57%) XML
9 8 (17.39%) Data Modelling
10 7 (15.22%) Oracle BPM
10 7 (15.22%) BPEL
10 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
10 7 (15.22%) UML
11 6 (13.04%) Middleware
11 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET
11 6 (13.04%) C#
11 6 (13.04%) Release Management
11 6 (13.04%) Oracle BPEL
12 5 (10.87%) Waterfall
12 5 (10.87%) Data Mapping
12 5 (10.87%) Oracle Fusion
12 5 (10.87%) Oracle ODI
12 5 (10.87%) Change Control
12 5 (10.87%) Ruby
12 5 (10.87%) SOAP
12 5 (10.87%) Web Services
12 5 (10.87%) RAD

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 9 (19.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle BPEL
3 1 (2.17%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.17%) Node.js
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (32.61%) Oracle Database
2 14 (30.43%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (10.87%) Oracle OWB
3 5 (10.87%) Oracle ODI
3 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.17%) DB2
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.17%) Redis
5 1 (2.17%) Riak
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) RSpec
1 4 (8.70%) SoapUI
2 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 18 (39.13%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (54.35%) Developer
2 11 (23.91%) Designer
3 8 (17.39%) SOA Developer
4 7 (15.22%) SOA Designer
4 7 (15.22%) Architect
4 7 (15.22%) Solutions Designer
5 6 (13.04%) Principal Developer
6 5 (10.87%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (8.70%) Tester
7 4 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) .NET Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Senior Tester
9 2 (4.35%) Test Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Applications Architect
10 1 (2.17%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.26%) .NET
2 9 (19.57%) XML
3 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET
3 6 (13.04%) Middleware
4 5 (10.87%) SOAP
4 5 (10.87%) Web Services
4 5 (10.87%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (8.70%) REST
5 4 (8.70%) WSDL
6 3 (6.52%) CSS
6 3 (6.52%) Ajax
6 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (6.52%) HTML
6 3 (6.52%) jQuery
7 2 (4.35%) HTML5
7 2 (4.35%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (2.17%) JSON
8 1 (2.17%) WCF
8 1 (2.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.17%) IVR
2 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.17%) Open Source
2 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Linux
2 3 (6.52%) Android
2 3 (6.52%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.17%) UNIX
3 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) Enterprise Architecture
2 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (17.39%) Data Modelling
4 7 (15.22%) UML
4 7 (15.22%) BPEL
5 6 (13.04%) Release Management
6 5 (10.87%) Data Mapping
6 5 (10.87%) Waterfall
6 5 (10.87%) Change Control
6 5 (10.87%) RAD
6 5 (10.87%) Configuration Management
7 4 (8.70%) MVC
7 4 (8.70%) RUP
7 4 (8.70%) OO
7 4 (8.70%) DevOps
8 3 (6.52%) CRM
8 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
9 2 (4.35%) TOGAF
9 2 (4.35%) OOP
9 2 (4.35%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 20 (43.48%) Java
2 6 (13.04%) C#
3 5 (10.87%) Ruby
4 3 (6.52%) SQL
4 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.17%) PHP
5 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.17%) Python
5 1 (2.17%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) ISEB
1 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
1 2 (4.35%) VCP4
1 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.17%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Puppet
1 4 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (54.35%) Oracle
2 14 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.52%) IBM
4 2 (4.35%) Perforce
4 2 (4.35%) SAP
5 1 (2.17%) Sitecore