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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 48 68 57
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -11
Contract jobs citing SOA 49 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.22% 1.01% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.28% 1.40% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 9 8
Average daily rate
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£500 £350 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £313 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £450 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £40.50 £28.71
% change year-on-year
+0.24% +41.06%
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
1145 928 712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 75.28% 72.22% 72.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 497 374
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 31 38
Average hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 June 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 30 June 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 37 (49.33%) Oracle
2 31 (41.33%) Oracle BPM
3 30 (40.00%) Middleware
4 27 (36.00%) Web Services
5 24 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (30.67%) Java
6 23 (30.67%) Oracle Fusion
7 22 (29.33%) SOAP
7 22 (29.33%) Oracle EBS
8 19 (25.33%) SQL
9 16 (21.33%) Open Source
9 16 (21.33%) Oracle Database
9 16 (21.33%) SDLC
10 15 (20.00%) TOGAF
10 15 (20.00%) MVC
10 15 (20.00%) UML
10 15 (20.00%) E-Commerce
11 14 (18.67%) TDD
11 14 (18.67%) Spring
12 13 (17.33%) REST
12 13 (17.33%) Hibernate
13 12 (16.00%) Finance
13 12 (16.00%) JBoss
13 12 (16.00%) WSDL
13 12 (16.00%) WebLogic
13 12 (16.00%) SQL Server
13 12 (16.00%) Apache Camel
14 11 (14.67%) .NET
14 11 (14.67%) ERP
15 10 (13.33%) SoapUI

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 12 (16.00%) WebLogic
1 12 (16.00%) JBoss
2 10 (13.33%) Liferay
3 9 (12.00%) Oracle Service Bus
4 8 (10.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (9.33%) Apache ServiceMix
5 7 (9.33%) Tomcat
6 6 (8.00%) Apache
7 5 (6.67%) CMS
8 4 (5.33%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (5.33%) Documentum
9 3 (4.00%) Oracle BPEL
9 3 (4.00%) JCAPS
10 2 (2.67%) Umbraco
10 2 (2.67%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (2.67%) WebLogic Integration
10 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
11 1 (1.33%) AquaLogic
11 1 (1.33%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 31 (41.33%) Oracle BPM
2 22 (29.33%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (9.33%) Oracle TCA
4 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (2.67%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.67%) SaaS
2 2 (2.67%) PaaS
2 2 (2.67%) IaaS
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.00%) HTTP
2 2 (2.67%) FTP
3 1 (1.33%) VoIP
3 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.33%) 802.11
3 1 (1.33%) MPLS
3 1 (1.33%) OSPF
3 1 (1.33%) BGP
3 1 (1.33%) Firewall
3 1 (1.33%) IPsec
3 1 (1.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.33%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.33%) Oracle Database
2 12 (16.00%) SQL Server
3 10 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (10.67%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (4.00%) NoSQL
6 3 (4.00%) MySQL
7 2 (2.67%) MS Access
7 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.67%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.67%) Couchbase
7 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (13.33%) SoapUI
2 6 (8.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.00%) Selenium
3 5 (6.67%) Subversion
4 4 (5.33%) Lombardi
5 3 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.67%) Ant
6 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.33%) Log4j
7 1 (1.33%) JUnit
7 1 (1.33%) Maven
7 1 (1.33%) TestNG
7 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.33%) Hudson
7 1 (1.33%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.33%) Gradle
General
1 12 (16.00%) Finance
2 8 (10.67%) Retail
3 4 (5.33%) Banking
4 2 (2.67%) Back Office
4 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.33%) Local Government
5 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (53.33%) Architect
2 18 (24.00%) Developer
3 17 (22.67%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (17.33%) Oracle Architect
5 9 (12.00%) Java Architect
5 9 (12.00%) Technical Architect
5 9 (12.00%) .NET Developer
6 7 (9.33%) Oracle Developer
6 7 (9.33%) Tester
6 7 (9.33%) Designer
6 7 (9.33%) Middleware Architect
7 5 (6.67%) Oracle Solutions Architect
7 5 (6.67%) QA Tester
7 5 (6.67%) Java Technical Architect
8 4 (5.33%) Oracle SOA Developer
8 4 (5.33%) SOA Developer
9 3 (4.00%) Consultant
9 3 (4.00%) Software Architect
10 2 (2.67%) Technical Support
10 2 (2.67%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (40.00%) Middleware
2 27 (36.00%) Web Services
3 23 (30.67%) Oracle Fusion
4 22 (29.33%) SOAP
5 14 (18.67%) Spring
6 13 (17.33%) Hibernate
6 13 (17.33%) REST
7 12 (16.00%) Apache Camel
7 12 (16.00%) WSDL
8 11 (14.67%) .NET
9 10 (13.33%) ActiveMQ
9 10 (13.33%) JSON
9 10 (13.33%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (10.67%) J2EE
11 7 (9.33%) ASP.NET
11 7 (9.33%) EJB
11 7 (9.33%) JSP
11 7 (9.33%) XML
11 7 (9.33%) XSLT
11 7 (9.33%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.33%) N-Tier
2 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.67%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.33%) Informatics
4 1 (1.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.00%) Linux
2 2 (2.67%) SUSE
2 2 (2.67%) HPUX
3 1 (1.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (21.33%) Open Source
2 16 (21.33%) SDLC
3 15 (20.00%) MVC
3 15 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 15 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 15 (20.00%) UML
4 14 (18.67%) TDD
5 11 (14.67%) ERP
6 9 (12.00%) EAI
6 9 (12.00%) Data Management
7 8 (10.67%) OO
8 7 (9.33%) Process Management
8 7 (9.33%) GAP Analysis
9 6 (8.00%) Asset Management
10 5 (6.67%) OOP
10 5 (6.67%) RUP
10 5 (6.67%) Agile Testing
10 5 (6.67%) Master Data Management
10 5 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 23 (30.67%) Java
2 19 (25.33%) SQL
3 9 (12.00%) C#
4 6 (8.00%) PL/SQL
5 5 (6.67%) Groovy
6 2 (2.67%) VB
6 2 (2.67%) Python
6 2 (2.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 2 (2.67%) Ruby
6 2 (2.67%) PHP5
6 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.67%) Perl
6 2 (2.67%) PHP
7 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (4.00%) ISEB
2 2 (2.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (2.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.67%) Degree
2 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.33%) CCIE
3 1 (1.33%) CCNP
3 1 (1.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) QA
1 5 (6.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (10.67%) Squid
2 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.67%) TIBCO Hawk
2 2 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.33%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 37 (49.33%) Oracle
2 8 (10.67%) IBM
3 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.67%) TIBCO
4 5 (6.67%) PeopleSoft
5 4 (5.33%) Pega
6 2 (2.67%) Retek
6 2 (2.67%) Endeca
6 2 (2.67%) ATG
6 2 (2.67%) Stellent
6 2 (2.67%) HP
7 1 (1.33%) Citrix
7 1 (1.33%) VMware
7 1 (1.33%) Cisco
7 1 (1.33%) hybris
7 1 (1.33%) Eloqua
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