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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 92 70 46
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -24
Contract jobs citing SOA 13 18 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.92% 1.47% 3.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.80% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 12
Average daily rate
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£495 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £370 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £49.25 £31.46
% change year-on-year
-26.39% +56.54%
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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
1185 1000 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.28% 81.50% 76.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 863 710 320
Average daily rate £360 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £12.44 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £110.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 16 (44.44%) Java
2 15 (41.67%) .NET
3 14 (38.89%) Enterprise Architecture
4 13 (36.11%) Finance
5 12 (33.33%) Oracle
5 12 (33.33%) C#
6 11 (30.56%) XML
6 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (25.00%) ASP.NET
7 9 (25.00%) MVC
7 9 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (25.00%) Oracle Database
8 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 8 (22.22%) CSS
8 8 (22.22%) HTML
8 8 (22.22%) TOGAF
9 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
9 7 (19.44%) REST
10 6 (16.67%) SDLC
10 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (13.89%) jQuery
11 5 (13.89%) Data Modelling
11 5 (13.89%) Middleware
11 5 (13.89%) UML
11 5 (13.89%) OO
11 5 (13.89%) RUP
12 4 (11.11%) Change Control
12 4 (11.11%) AngularJS
12 4 (11.11%) Waterfall

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle BPEL
3 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.78%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.78%) CMS
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.78%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 9 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.78%) DB2
4 1 (2.78%) Big Data
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.78%) JIRA
3 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.78%) Jasmine
General
1 13 (36.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Developer
2 13 (36.11%) Architect
3 7 (19.44%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (16.67%) Principal Developer
5 5 (13.89%) SOA Developer
6 4 (11.11%) .NET Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Designer
7 3 (8.33%) Tester
7 3 (8.33%) Technical Architect
8 2 (5.56%) Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Solutions Designer
9 1 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Java Developer
9 1 (2.78%) C# Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Senior Tester
9 1 (2.78%) Team Leader
9 1 (2.78%) Development Team Leader
9 1 (2.78%) Systems Architect
9 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (41.67%) .NET
2 11 (30.56%) XML
3 9 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 8 (22.22%) CSS
4 8 (22.22%) HTML
5 7 (19.44%) REST
6 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (13.89%) jQuery
7 5 (13.89%) Middleware
8 4 (11.11%) AngularJS
8 4 (11.11%) Struts
8 4 (11.11%) Web Services
8 4 (11.11%) WSDL
8 4 (11.11%) Spring MVC
8 4 (11.11%) .NET Framework
8 4 (11.11%) JSON
8 4 (11.11%) Spring
8 4 (11.11%) Ajax
8 4 (11.11%) Hibernate
9 3 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) IVR
2 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.78%) User Experience
2 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Android
1 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Enterprise Architecture
2 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.00%) MVC
4 8 (22.22%) TOGAF
5 6 (16.67%) SDLC
6 5 (13.89%) Data Modelling
6 5 (13.89%) UML
6 5 (13.89%) OO
6 5 (13.89%) RUP
7 4 (11.11%) Change Control
7 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 4 (11.11%) CRM
7 4 (11.11%) BPEL
8 3 (8.33%) Web Analytics
8 3 (8.33%) Release Management
8 3 (8.33%) Analytics
9 2 (5.56%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (5.56%) OOP
9 2 (5.56%) ITIL
9 2 (5.56%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) Java
2 12 (33.33%) C#
3 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.33%) Ruby
5 2 (5.56%) SQL
6 1 (2.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) ISEB
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Oracle
2 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) IBM
4 2 (5.56%) SAP
5 1 (2.78%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.78%) Perforce