The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
North West / Manchester
Rank 81 65 52
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -13
Contract jobs citing SOA 11 38 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.82% 2.12% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 2.49% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 22
Median daily rate £299 £425 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.70% +14.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £485 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +42.85%

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
1104 1527 1194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.20% 85.07% 78.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 891 699
Median daily rate £400 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% +1.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 39 29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.89% +61.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £14.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SOA.

1 16 (59.26%) OO
1 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (55.56%) Scrum
3 14 (51.85%) Microservices
4 11 (40.74%) HTML
5 10 (37.04%) Java
5 10 (37.04%) JavaScript
5 10 (37.04%) SQL
5 10 (37.04%) TDD
6 9 (33.33%) .NET
6 9 (33.33%) Web Services
6 9 (33.33%) OOP
6 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
7 8 (29.63%) C#
7 8 (29.63%) Pair Programming
7 8 (29.63%) Groovy
7 8 (29.63%) Scala
7 8 (29.63%) RESTful
7 8 (29.63%) Software Delivery
7 8 (29.63%) Clojure
8 7 (25.93%) NoSQL
8 7 (25.93%) MVC
9 6 (22.22%) OOD
9 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
9 6 (22.22%) NUnit
9 6 (22.22%) BDD
9 6 (22.22%) REST
9 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 4 (14.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.70%) Confluence
3 1 (3.70%) Drupal
3 1 (3.70%) Mule
3 1 (3.70%) Mule ESB
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Magento
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) GitHub
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (11.11%) PaaS
2 2 (7.41%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.70%) IaaS
3 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.93%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.70%) Big Data
3 1 (3.70%) DB2
3 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) NUnit
2 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
3 3 (11.11%) Mercurial
4 2 (7.41%) JIRA
5 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (70.37%) Developer
2 10 (37.04%) Java Developer
3 8 (29.63%) Senior Developer
4 7 (25.93%) .NET Developer
4 7 (25.93%) Architect
5 6 (22.22%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (14.81%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (11.11%) Java Scala Developer
7 3 (11.11%) Scala Developer
7 3 (11.11%) Senior Java Scala Developer
7 3 (11.11%) Senior Scala Developer
7 3 (11.11%) SOA Architect
8 2 (7.41%) Agile Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Azure Architect
8 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
8 2 (7.41%) Senior .NET Developer
9 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
9 1 (3.70%) Integration Project Manager
9 1 (3.70%) Senior Java Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) HTML
2 9 (33.33%) .NET
2 9 (33.33%) Web Services
3 8 (29.63%) RESTful
4 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
4 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (22.22%) REST
5 5 (18.52%) Node.js
6 4 (14.81%) XML
7 3 (11.11%) CSS
7 3 (11.11%) CSS3
7 3 (11.11%) HTML5
7 3 (11.11%) SOAP
7 3 (11.11%) WSDL
8 2 (7.41%) JDBC
8 2 (7.41%) JSP
8 2 (7.41%) Middleware
8 2 (7.41%) Servlets
8 2 (7.41%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
1 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) iPad
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) AIX
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
1 1 (3.70%) Unix
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (59.26%) OO
2 15 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (55.56%) Scrum
3 14 (51.85%) Microservices
4 10 (37.04%) TDD
5 9 (33.33%) OOP
6 8 (29.63%) Pair Programming
6 8 (29.63%) Software Delivery
7 7 (25.93%) MVC
8 6 (22.22%) BDD
8 6 (22.22%) Continuous Deployment
8 6 (22.22%) OOD
9 5 (18.52%) B2B
9 5 (18.52%) B2C
9 5 (18.52%) DevOps
10 4 (14.81%) Multithreading
10 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
11 3 (11.11%) BPEL
11 3 (11.11%) UML
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) Java
1 10 (37.04%) JavaScript
1 10 (37.04%) SQL
2 8 (29.63%) C#
2 8 (29.63%) Clojure
2 8 (29.63%) Groovy
2 8 (29.63%) Scala
3 5 (18.52%) F#
3 5 (18.52%) Python
3 5 (18.52%) Ruby
4 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.70%) VB
4 1 (3.70%) VB6
4 1 (3.70%) XPath
4 1 (3.70%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.70%) MCP
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.70%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) ForgeRock
3 2 (7.41%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.70%) ATG
4 1 (3.70%) hybris
4 1 (3.70%) Hyperion
4 1 (3.70%) MuleSoft
4 1 (3.70%) Remedy