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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 49 42 61
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +19
Contract jobs citing SOA 38 43 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.74% 3.88% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.69% 5.28% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 27 14
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£358 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £305 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £460 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
1030 815 692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.15% 73.62% 69.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 427 383
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 31 31
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.15 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -20.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £48.70 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
Altrincham - - - - 1
Bolton - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Stockport - - - -
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 28 (44.44%) Web Services
2 21 (33.33%) MVC
2 21 (33.33%) .NET
3 20 (31.75%) Oracle
3 20 (31.75%) XML
4 19 (30.16%) CSS
4 19 (30.16%) Microsoft
5 18 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 18 (28.57%) HTML
5 18 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 16 (25.40%) Java
6 16 (25.40%) C#
6 16 (25.40%) TDD
7 15 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (23.81%) RESTful
7 15 (23.81%) Open Source
8 14 (22.22%) SQL
8 14 (22.22%) ASP.NET
8 14 (22.22%) Finance
9 13 (20.63%) SOAP
9 13 (20.63%) MS Excel
9 13 (20.63%) Ajax
9 13 (20.63%) jQuery
10 12 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (19.05%) OO
11 11 (17.46%) XSLT
11 11 (17.46%) Degree
12 10 (15.87%) Computer Science
12 10 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (15.87%) T-SQL

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 6 (9.52%) CMS
2 5 (7.94%) Apache Spark
2 5 (7.94%) Apache
2 5 (7.94%) Orchard CMS
2 5 (7.94%) Apache Solr
3 4 (6.35%) TIBCO EMS
3 4 (6.35%) JBoss
3 4 (6.35%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.76%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (3.17%) Liferay
5 2 (3.17%) WebLogic
5 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.59%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 1 (1.59%) CICS
6 1 (1.59%) IIS
6 1 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (20.63%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (6.35%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (4.76%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (4.76%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (3.17%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (1.59%) SAP ERP
5 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.17%) SaaS
2 2 (3.17%) PaaS
2 2 (3.17%) IaaS
3 1 (1.59%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) FTP
1 2 (3.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 5 (7.94%) RDBMS
4 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (7.94%) RavenDB
5 3 (4.76%) Couchbase
5 3 (4.76%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.76%) Big Data
6 2 (3.17%) MySQL
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.59%) Spotfire
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 6 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.94%) Axure RP
4 4 (6.35%) Selenium
5 3 (4.76%) Ant
5 3 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.17%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.17%) Subversion
6 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.59%) Trac
7 1 (1.59%) Sinon.JS
7 1 (1.59%) QUnit
7 1 (1.59%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.59%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.59%) JIRA
7 1 (1.59%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.59%) Hudson
General
1 14 (22.22%) Finance
2 9 (14.29%) Retail
3 2 (3.17%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Back Office
4 1 (1.59%) Electronics
4 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (39.68%) Developer
2 19 (30.16%) Architect
3 12 (19.05%) .NET Developer
4 9 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (9.52%) Software Architect
6 5 (7.94%) Senior Developer
6 5 (7.94%) Tester
6 5 (7.94%) Senior .NET Developer
6 5 (7.94%) Agile .NET Developer
7 4 (6.35%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.35%) Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) DBA
8 3 (4.76%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.76%) Web Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Consultant
8 3 (4.76%) Oracle DBA
8 3 (4.76%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (4.76%) QA Tester
8 3 (4.76%) Applications Architect
9 2 (3.17%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (44.44%) Web Services
2 21 (33.33%) .NET
3 20 (31.75%) XML
4 19 (30.16%) CSS
5 18 (28.57%) HTML
6 15 (23.81%) RESTful
7 14 (22.22%) ASP.NET
8 13 (20.63%) SOAP
8 13 (20.63%) Ajax
8 13 (20.63%) jQuery
9 12 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (17.46%) XSLT
11 10 (15.87%) XHTML
12 9 (14.29%) JSON
12 9 (14.29%) CSS3
13 8 (12.70%) LINQ
13 8 (12.70%) Middleware
14 7 (11.11%) Oracle Fusion
15 6 (9.52%) REST
15 6 (9.52%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.81%) Open Source
2 10 (15.87%) Computer Science
3 9 (14.29%) NHS
4 7 (11.11%) Web 2.0
5 6 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (6.35%) N-Tier
6 4 (6.35%) Mainframe
7 3 (4.76%) Mobile App
7 3 (4.76%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (3.17%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.59%) W3C
9 1 (1.59%) DTV
9 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.59%) Informatics
9 1 (1.59%) Life Science
9 1 (1.59%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Apple iOS
2 5 (7.94%) Linux
3 4 (6.35%) UNIX
3 4 (6.35%) Windows
4 2 (3.17%) Android
5 1 (1.59%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.33%) MVC
2 16 (25.40%) TDD
3 15 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (19.05%) OO
5 10 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (15.87%) E-Commerce
6 9 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 8 (12.70%) Scrum
8 7 (11.11%) CRM
8 7 (11.11%) ITIL
9 6 (9.52%) PRINCE2
9 6 (9.52%) iOS Development
10 5 (7.94%) Project Management
10 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (7.94%) Workflow
10 5 (7.94%) EAI
10 5 (7.94%) ERP
11 4 (6.35%) BDD
11 4 (6.35%) OOP
11 4 (6.35%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 18 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 16 (25.40%) Java
2 16 (25.40%) C#
3 14 (22.22%) SQL
4 10 (15.87%) T-SQL
5 6 (9.52%) Ruby
6 5 (7.94%) XPath
7 4 (6.35%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.76%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.17%) Perl
9 2 (3.17%) PHP
10 1 (1.59%) Python
10 1 (1.59%) VB
10 1 (1.59%) COBOL
10 1 (1.59%) PHP5
10 1 (1.59%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (17.46%) Degree
2 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.17%) ISEB
4 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) QA
2 2 (3.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) TIBCO Hawk
1 3 (4.76%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 20 (31.75%) Oracle
2 19 (30.16%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.52%) IBM
4 5 (7.94%) Adobe
5 4 (6.35%) TIBCO
6 3 (4.76%) Informatica
7 2 (3.17%) hybris
7 2 (3.17%) SAP
8 1 (1.59%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.59%) VMware
8 1 (1.59%) Intel
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