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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 67 79 65
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -14
Contract jobs citing SOA 31 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.88% 0.72% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 1.00% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 7 6
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£450 £388 £297
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +30.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £333 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £463 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £379
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +5.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £46.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-21.19% +35.29%
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
1211 1005 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.57% 72.67% 70.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 647 521 334
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 39 47
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.67 £12.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £37.31 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 4 May 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 30 (42.25%) Oracle
2 28 (39.44%) Web Services
3 21 (29.58%) .NET
4 19 (26.76%) SQL Server
4 19 (26.76%) SQL
5 18 (25.35%) MVC
5 18 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (23.94%) TDD
7 16 (22.54%) C#
7 16 (22.54%) Java
8 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
9 14 (19.72%) Middleware
9 14 (19.72%) OO
9 14 (19.72%) Oracle Fusion
9 14 (19.72%) Oracle BPM
10 13 (18.31%) SOAP
11 12 (16.90%) ASP.NET
11 12 (16.90%) E-Commerce
11 12 (16.90%) JSON
12 11 (15.49%) TOGAF
12 11 (15.49%) Oracle EBS
12 11 (15.49%) Finance
13 10 (14.08%) CSS
13 10 (14.08%) REST
13 10 (14.08%) Oracle Database
14 9 (12.68%) Open Source
14 9 (12.68%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (12.68%) XML
14 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
14 9 (12.68%) HTML

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (8.45%) Apache
1 6 (8.45%) Oracle Service Bus
2 5 (7.04%) Liferay
2 5 (7.04%) CMS
2 5 (7.04%) WebLogic
3 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.63%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.63%) JBoss
3 4 (5.63%) Apache ServiceMix
4 3 (4.23%) JCAPS
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle BPEL
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (4.23%) Documentum
5 2 (2.82%) WebLogic Integration
5 2 (2.82%) Orchard CMS
5 2 (2.82%) Apache Solr
5 2 (2.82%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.41%) AquaLogic
6 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (11.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 14 (19.72%) Oracle BPM
2 11 (15.49%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (7.04%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (5.63%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (4.23%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (4.23%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (4.23%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (1.41%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.23%) IaaS
2 3 (4.23%) SaaS
2 3 (4.23%) PaaS
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.41%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) HTTP
2 2 (2.82%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (26.76%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.08%) Oracle Database
3 6 (8.45%) Oracle Database 12c
4 5 (7.04%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (5.63%) NoSQL
5 4 (5.63%) Couchbase
5 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (5.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (4.23%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (4.23%) MongoDB
6 3 (4.23%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.82%) MS Access
7 2 (2.82%) RavenDB
7 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.41%) Big Data
8 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Selenium
2 5 (7.04%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.04%) SoapUI
2 5 (7.04%) Subversion
2 5 (7.04%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.63%) Lombardi
4 3 (4.23%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.23%) Ant
5 1 (1.41%) JIRA
5 1 (1.41%) QUnit
5 1 (1.41%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.41%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.41%) Trac
5 1 (1.41%) Sinon.JS
5 1 (1.41%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.41%) Hudson
General
1 11 (15.49%) Finance
2 8 (11.27%) Retail
3 5 (7.04%) Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Local Government
4 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (38.03%) Architect
2 24 (33.80%) Developer
3 15 (21.13%) Solutions Architect
4 14 (19.72%) .NET Developer
5 8 (11.27%) Tester
6 6 (8.45%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (8.45%) Technical Architect
6 6 (8.45%) Software Architect
7 5 (7.04%) QA Tester
8 3 (4.23%) Oracle Architect
8 3 (4.23%) Oracle Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.23%) DBA
8 3 (4.23%) Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) Oracle DBA
9 2 (2.82%) Oracle Applications Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Oracle Applications DBA
9 2 (2.82%) Technical Administrator
9 2 (2.82%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Java Technical Architect
9 2 (2.82%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (39.44%) Web Services
2 21 (29.58%) .NET
3 14 (19.72%) Middleware
3 14 (19.72%) Oracle Fusion
4 13 (18.31%) SOAP
5 12 (16.90%) ASP.NET
5 12 (16.90%) JSON
6 10 (14.08%) CSS
6 10 (14.08%) REST
7 9 (12.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (12.68%) XML
7 9 (12.68%) HTML
8 8 (11.27%) Ajax
9 7 (9.86%) WCF
9 7 (9.86%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (8.45%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (8.45%) XSLT
10 6 (8.45%) AngularJS
10 6 (8.45%) Gherkin
11 5 (7.04%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) Open Source
2 5 (7.04%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (7.04%) N-Tier
3 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.23%) NHS
3 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.82%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.41%) Web 2.0
5 1 (1.41%) Informatics
5 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.41%) W3C
5 1 (1.41%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.41%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.86%) Linux
2 4 (5.63%) Windows
3 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.82%) UNIX
4 2 (2.82%) HPUX
4 2 (2.82%) SUSE
4 2 (2.82%) Android
5 1 (1.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.35%) MVC
1 18 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (23.94%) TDD
3 14 (19.72%) OO
4 12 (16.90%) E-Commerce
5 11 (15.49%) TOGAF
6 8 (11.27%) EAI
7 7 (9.86%) ERP
7 7 (9.86%) CRM
7 7 (9.86%) UML
7 7 (9.86%) OOP
7 7 (9.86%) Mentoring
8 6 (8.45%) Process Management
8 6 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (7.04%) Workflow
9 5 (7.04%) Scrum
9 5 (7.04%) Asset Management
9 5 (7.04%) OOD
10 4 (5.63%) Technical Analysis
10 4 (5.63%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.76%) SQL
2 16 (22.54%) C#
2 16 (22.54%) Java
3 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.04%) Ruby
5 4 (5.63%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.63%) PHP
5 4 (5.63%) PL/SQL
5 4 (5.63%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.63%) Groovy
6 3 (4.23%) PHP5
6 3 (4.23%) Python
7 2 (2.82%) VB
7 2 (2.82%) Perl
7 2 (2.82%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 1 (1.41%) XPath
8 1 (1.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.63%) Degree
2 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (2.82%) ISEB
3 2 (2.82%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (2.82%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) QA
2 2 (2.82%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.63%) Squid
2 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.41%) vSphere
2 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) Oracle Identity Management
1 3 (4.23%) TIBCO Hawk
1 3 (4.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (42.25%) Oracle
2 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.68%) IBM
4 5 (7.04%) TIBCO
5 4 (5.63%) Pega
6 3 (4.23%) Informatica
7 2 (2.82%) HP
7 2 (2.82%) hybris
8 1 (1.41%) VMware
8 1 (1.41%) Citrix
8 1 (1.41%) Adobe
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 17 days ago