The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 59 64 83
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +19
Contract jobs citing SOA 24 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.81% 1.07% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 1.48% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £315 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -33.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £295 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £375 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.38% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £29.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-22.03% -7.95%
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
973 876 943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.32% 72.10% 65.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 467 476
Average daily rate £340 £333 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% +3.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 44 47
Average hourly rate £15.75 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Stockport - - - -
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 22 (66.67%) Oracle
2 14 (42.42%) WebLogic
2 14 (42.42%) Retail
3 10 (30.30%) Oracle Database
4 8 (24.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (24.24%) Java
5 7 (21.21%) Middleware
5 7 (21.21%) ISEB
5 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
5 7 (21.21%) Linux
5 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
5 7 (21.21%) Oracle Fusion
6 6 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (18.18%) J2EE
6 6 (18.18%) HPUX
6 6 (18.18%) Apache
6 6 (18.18%) Tomcat
6 6 (18.18%) VB
6 6 (18.18%) WebLogic Integration
6 6 (18.18%) TIBCO
6 6 (18.18%) HP
6 6 (18.18%) MS Access
6 6 (18.18%) N-Tier
6 6 (18.18%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 6 (18.18%) FTP
6 6 (18.18%) Finance
6 6 (18.18%) SUSE
6 6 (18.18%) Oracle ADF
6 6 (18.18%) ISEB Practitioner

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 14 (42.42%) WebLogic
2 8 (24.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (18.18%) Apache
3 6 (18.18%) Tomcat
3 6 (18.18%) WebLogic Integration
4 3 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (6.06%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (3.03%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
1 1 (3.03%) PaaS
1 1 (3.03%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) FTP
2 1 (3.03%) LAN
2 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) Oracle Database
2 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
3 6 (18.18%) MS Access
4 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (6.06%) Big Data
6 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Axure RP
2 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.03%) Calabash
2 1 (3.03%) Selenium
2 1 (3.03%) JIRA
2 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 14 (42.42%) Retail
2 6 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Developer
2 8 (24.24%) Architect
3 6 (18.18%) Tester
4 5 (15.15%) Non-Functional Tester
5 4 (12.12%) Project Manager
5 4 (12.12%) Oracle Architect
6 3 (9.09%) UI Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Applications Architect
7 2 (6.06%) C# Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Enterprise Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.03%) UI Programmer
8 1 (3.03%) iOS Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Test Leader
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) Middleware
1 7 (21.21%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (18.18%) J2EE
2 6 (18.18%) Oracle ADF
3 5 (15.15%) .NET
3 5 (15.15%) Web Services
3 5 (15.15%) XML
3 5 (15.15%) XSLT
4 4 (12.12%) SOAP
4 4 (12.12%) Spring
4 4 (12.12%) Ajax
4 4 (12.12%) Drools
5 3 (9.09%) HTML5
5 3 (9.09%) CSS3
5 3 (9.09%) Sass
5 3 (9.09%) jQuery
5 3 (9.09%) Hibernate
5 3 (9.09%) WSDL
5 3 (9.09%) HTML
5 3 (9.09%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) N-Tier
2 5 (15.15%) Mainframe
3 4 (12.12%) Open Source
3 4 (12.12%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (9.09%) Web 2.0
5 2 (6.06%) NHS
5 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
5 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
5 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (3.03%) Data Integration
6 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Linux
2 6 (18.18%) HPUX
2 6 (18.18%) SUSE
3 2 (6.06%) UNIX
3 2 (6.06%) Windows
4 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
2 6 (18.18%) Statistical Analysis
2 6 (18.18%) Release Management
2 6 (18.18%) Performance Testing
2 6 (18.18%) Security Testing
2 6 (18.18%) Integration Testing
3 5 (15.15%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (15.15%) TDD
3 5 (15.15%) MVC
3 5 (15.15%) Project Management
4 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.09%) BDD
5 3 (9.09%) Web Design
5 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.06%) OO
6 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.06%) Scrum
6 2 (6.06%) Business Transformation
6 2 (6.06%) Software Architecture
6 2 (6.06%) Website Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) Java
2 6 (18.18%) VB
2 6 (18.18%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 5 (15.15%) SQL
4 4 (12.12%) PL/SQL
4 4 (12.12%) C#
5 3 (9.09%) XPath
5 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.03%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) ISEB
2 6 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 6 (18.18%) ISEB Practitioner
2 6 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.09%) Degree
4 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 22 (66.67%) Oracle
2 6 (18.18%) TIBCO
2 6 (18.18%) HP
3 4 (12.12%) IBM
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.06%) Adobe
4 2 (6.06%) JBoss
5 1 (3.03%) hybris
5 1 (3.03%) Endeca
5 1 (3.03%) FatWire
5 1 (3.03%) VMware
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix
5 1 (3.03%) Sun
5 1 (3.03%) SAP
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