The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 63 68 77
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +9
Contract jobs citing SOA 19 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.50% 1.17% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 1.58% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 2
Average daily rate
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£336 £338 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.37% -12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £295 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £432 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -8.09%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
882 823 923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 69.61% 73.81% 66.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 443 466
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 33 44
Average hourly rate £15.79 £17.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.77% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
SOA
North West

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 24 July 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 24 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 17 (50.00%) Oracle
2 12 (35.29%) WebLogic
3 11 (32.35%) Retail
4 10 (29.41%) Oracle Database
5 8 (23.53%) Project Management
5 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
6 7 (20.59%) .NET
6 7 (20.59%) Linux
6 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
6 7 (20.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (17.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (17.65%) HP
7 6 (17.65%) ISEB
7 6 (17.65%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 6 (17.65%) FTP
7 6 (17.65%) HPUX
7 6 (17.65%) WebLogic Integration
7 6 (17.65%) TIBCO
7 6 (17.65%) Management Information System
7 6 (17.65%) SUSE
7 6 (17.65%) PRINCE2
7 6 (17.65%) Web Services
7 6 (17.65%) Apache
7 6 (17.65%) Tomcat
7 6 (17.65%) MS Access
7 6 (17.65%) N-Tier
7 6 (17.65%) SQL
7 6 (17.65%) VB
7 6 (17.65%) C#
7 6 (17.65%) ISEB Practitioner

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 12 (35.29%) WebLogic
2 7 (20.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (17.65%) WebLogic Integration
3 6 (17.65%) Apache
3 6 (17.65%) Tomcat
4 3 (8.82%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (5.88%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) FTP
2 1 (2.94%) LAN
2 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) Oracle Database
2 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
3 6 (17.65%) MS Access
4 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (5.88%) Big Data
6 1 (2.94%) DB2
6 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
1 2 (5.88%) Axure RP
1 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.94%) JIRA
2 1 (2.94%) Subversion
2 1 (2.94%) Calabash
General
1 11 (32.35%) Retail
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Developer
2 9 (26.47%) Architect
3 5 (14.71%) Non-Functional Tester
3 5 (14.71%) Tester
3 5 (14.71%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Oracle Architect
5 3 (8.82%) UI Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (8.82%) .NET Developer
5 3 (8.82%) C# Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) UI Programmer
7 1 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) .NET
2 6 (17.65%) Web Services
2 6 (17.65%) Oracle ADF
3 5 (14.71%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (11.76%) Middleware
4 4 (11.76%) Ajax
5 3 (8.82%) jQuery
5 3 (8.82%) HTML5
5 3 (8.82%) WCF
5 3 (8.82%) XML
5 3 (8.82%) XSLT
5 3 (8.82%) XHTML
5 3 (8.82%) HTML
5 3 (8.82%) CSS
5 3 (8.82%) SOAP
5 3 (8.82%) WSDL
5 3 (8.82%) CSS3
5 3 (8.82%) Sass
6 2 (5.88%) AngularJS
6 2 (5.88%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Management Information System
1 6 (17.65%) N-Tier
2 3 (8.82%) Web 2.0
2 3 (8.82%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.88%) NHS
3 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (5.88%) Open Source
4 1 (2.94%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Linux
2 6 (17.65%) HPUX
2 6 (17.65%) SUSE
3 2 (5.88%) Windows
4 1 (2.94%) Android
4 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Project Management
2 6 (17.65%) PRINCE2
2 6 (17.65%) Statistical Analysis
2 6 (17.65%) Performance Testing
2 6 (17.65%) Security Testing
2 6 (17.65%) Integration Testing
2 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
2 6 (17.65%) Release Management
3 5 (14.71%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (14.71%) Data Management
3 5 (14.71%) ERP
3 5 (14.71%) ITIL
3 5 (14.71%) MVC
4 4 (11.76%) TDD
4 4 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (11.76%) Data Protection
5 3 (8.82%) Automated Testing
5 3 (8.82%) Scrum
5 3 (8.82%) Web Design
5 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) FoxPro (VFP)
1 6 (17.65%) SQL
1 6 (17.65%) VB
1 6 (17.65%) C#
2 4 (11.76%) PL/SQL
3 3 (8.82%) XPath
3 3 (8.82%) Java
3 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.94%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 6 (17.65%) ISEB
1 6 (17.65%) ISEB Practitioner
1 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
2 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 17 (50.00%) Oracle
2 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
3 6 (17.65%) HP
3 6 (17.65%) TIBCO
4 2 (5.88%) IBM
4 2 (5.88%) Adobe
5 1 (2.94%) hybris
5 1 (2.94%) Endeca
5 1 (2.94%) VMware
5 1 (2.94%) Sun
5 1 (2.94%) Citrix
5 1 (2.94%) FatWire
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