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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 54 45 64
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +19
Contract jobs citing SOA 38 36 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.71% 3.15% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.79% 4.27% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 13
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£328 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £283 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £475 £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 £47.50 £34.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+37.68% +0.72%
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
1002 843 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.37% 73.75% 71.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 449 443
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £248 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £477 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 44 46
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £48.70 £87.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 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 December 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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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
Sale - 1 - -
Stockport - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Oldham - - - -
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 24 (40.00%) Web Services
2 23 (38.33%) MVC
3 20 (33.33%) XML
3 20 (33.33%) Oracle
3 20 (33.33%) .NET
4 18 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 18 (30.00%) CSS
5 17 (28.33%) C#
5 17 (28.33%) Microsoft
5 17 (28.33%) TDD
6 16 (26.67%) HTML
6 16 (26.67%) SQL Server
7 15 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (23.33%) RESTful
8 14 (23.33%) Open Source
8 14 (23.33%) Finance
9 13 (21.67%) ASP.NET
9 13 (21.67%) MS Excel
9 13 (21.67%) Ajax
9 13 (21.67%) jQuery
10 12 (20.00%) Java
11 11 (18.33%) SOAP
11 11 (18.33%) XSLT
11 11 (18.33%) Degree
11 11 (18.33%) Retail
11 11 (18.33%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (16.67%) Computer Science
12 10 (16.67%) XHTML
12 10 (16.67%) OO

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (11.67%) Apache
2 5 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 5 (8.33%) CMS
2 5 (8.33%) Apache Solr
2 5 (8.33%) Orchard CMS
2 5 (8.33%) Apache Spark
3 4 (6.67%) JBoss
3 4 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (5.00%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (3.33%) WebLogic Integration
5 2 (3.33%) Liferay
6 1 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.67%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (1.67%) CICS
Applications
1 13 (21.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (1.67%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.67%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) SaaS
1 2 (3.33%) PaaS
1 2 (3.33%) IaaS
2 1 (1.67%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.33%) RavenDB
3 5 (8.33%) Big Data
3 5 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (5.00%) Couchbase
4 3 (5.00%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (3.33%) MS Access
5 2 (3.33%) MySQL
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.67%) Spotfire
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Visual Studio
1 7 (11.67%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.33%) Axure RP
3 3 (5.00%) Selenium
4 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.33%) Subversion
4 2 (3.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.67%) Hudson
5 1 (1.67%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.67%) QUnit
5 1 (1.67%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.67%) Trac
5 1 (1.67%) Calabash
5 1 (1.67%) Sinon.JS
5 1 (1.67%) JIRA
5 1 (1.67%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 14 (23.33%) Finance
2 11 (18.33%) Retail
3 2 (3.33%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Back Office
4 1 (1.67%) Electronics
4 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (45.00%) Developer
2 15 (25.00%) Architect
3 11 (18.33%) .NET Developer
4 6 (10.00%) Tester
5 5 (8.33%) Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Software Architect
5 5 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Agile .NET Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.00%) DBA
7 3 (5.00%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Web Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Applications Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Oracle DBA
7 3 (5.00%) iOS Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (40.00%) Web Services
2 20 (33.33%) XML
2 20 (33.33%) .NET
3 18 (30.00%) CSS
4 16 (26.67%) HTML
5 14 (23.33%) RESTful
6 13 (21.67%) jQuery
6 13 (21.67%) Ajax
6 13 (21.67%) ASP.NET
7 11 (18.33%) SOAP
7 11 (18.33%) XSLT
7 11 (18.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (16.67%) XHTML
9 9 (15.00%) CSS3
10 8 (13.33%) Middleware
10 8 (13.33%) LINQ
11 7 (11.67%) JSON
11 7 (11.67%) Oracle Fusion
12 6 (10.00%) HTML5
12 6 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.33%) Open Source
2 10 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 8 (13.33%) NHS
4 7 (11.67%) Web 2.0
5 6 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (8.33%) N-Tier
6 5 (8.33%) Mainframe
7 4 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (5.00%) Mobile App
9 2 (3.33%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.67%) Life Science
10 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
10 1 (1.67%) W3C
10 1 (1.67%) DTV
10 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
10 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
10 1 (1.67%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Apple iOS
2 4 (6.67%) Windows
2 4 (6.67%) Linux
3 3 (5.00%) UNIX
3 3 (5.00%) Android
4 2 (3.33%) SUSE
4 2 (3.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.33%) MVC
2 17 (28.33%) TDD
3 15 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (16.67%) OO
4 10 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (15.00%) Mentoring
5 9 (15.00%) Scrum
6 8 (13.33%) E-Commerce
7 7 (11.67%) ITIL
7 7 (11.67%) iOS Development
7 7 (11.67%) BDD
8 6 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 6 (10.00%) Project Management
9 5 (8.33%) Workflow
9 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (8.33%) Test Scripting
10 4 (6.67%) OOP
10 4 (6.67%) OOD
10 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (5.00%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 17 (28.33%) C#
3 12 (20.00%) Java
4 9 (15.00%) SQL
4 9 (15.00%) T-SQL
5 6 (10.00%) Ruby
6 5 (8.33%) XPath
7 3 (5.00%) PL/SQL
7 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (5.00%) VB
8 2 (3.33%) PHP
8 2 (3.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 1 (1.67%) PHP5
9 1 (1.67%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.67%) COBOL
9 1 (1.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) Degree
2 4 (6.67%) ISEB
3 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (3.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) SLA
3 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 20 (33.33%) Oracle
2 17 (28.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.00%) IBM
4 5 (8.33%) Adobe
5 3 (5.00%) Informatica
5 3 (5.00%) TIBCO
6 2 (3.33%) HP
6 2 (3.33%) SAP
7 1 (1.67%) Sun
7 1 (1.67%) Intel
7 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.67%) VMware
7 1 (1.67%) hybris
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