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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 61 65 77
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +12
Contract jobs citing SOA 23 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.65% 1.46% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 1.97% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 3
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£373 £355 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.07% -32.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £428 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £26.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+77.57% -25.69%
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
1032 861 899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.19% 73.78% 67.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 439 419
Average daily rate £350 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £499 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 48 51
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £32.50 £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 October 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 October 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
Oldham - - - -
Sale - - - -
Wigan - - - -
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (40.48%) Oracle
2 14 (33.33%) XML
2 14 (33.33%) MVC
3 13 (30.95%) Web Services
4 12 (28.57%) CSS
4 12 (28.57%) HTML
4 12 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 11 (26.19%) Java
5 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (26.19%) Open Source
6 10 (23.81%) jQuery
6 10 (23.81%) TDD
6 10 (23.81%) Retail
6 10 (23.81%) Ajax
6 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
6 10 (23.81%) .NET
7 9 (21.43%) C#
7 9 (21.43%) SOAP
7 9 (21.43%) XHTML
7 9 (21.43%) Degree
7 9 (21.43%) RESTful
8 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
8 8 (19.05%) Web 2.0
8 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
8 8 (19.05%) CSS3
8 8 (19.05%) Finance
8 8 (19.05%) Apache
8 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
8 8 (19.05%) XSLT
8 8 (19.05%) WebLogic

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 8 (19.05%) WebLogic
1 8 (19.05%) Apache
2 7 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 5 (11.90%) WebLogic Integration
4 4 (9.52%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (9.52%) JBoss
4 4 (9.52%) Liferay
5 3 (7.14%) Apache Solr
5 3 (7.14%) Orchard CMS
5 3 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (7.14%) Apache Spark
5 3 (7.14%) CMS
6 1 (2.38%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (2.38%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (2.38%) SAP ERP
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
1 1 (2.38%) PaaS
1 1 (2.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 5 (11.90%) MS Access
4 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.14%) RavenDB
4 3 (7.14%) Big Data
5 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.76%) MySQL
5 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.38%) Spotfire
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Axure RP
2 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.76%) Selenium
5 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.38%) Calabash
5 1 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.38%) Subversion
5 1 (2.38%) JIRA
General
1 10 (23.81%) Retail
2 8 (19.05%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Back Office
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Developer
2 9 (21.43%) Architect
3 7 (16.67%) Tester
4 6 (14.29%) Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) .NET Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Non-Functional Tester
6 4 (9.52%) UI Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Project Manager
7 3 (7.14%) Test Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Applications Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Java Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) iOS Developer
8 2 (4.76%) UI Programmer
8 2 (4.76%) Java Technical Architect
8 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (33.33%) XML
2 13 (30.95%) Web Services
3 12 (28.57%) HTML
3 12 (28.57%) CSS
4 10 (23.81%) .NET
4 10 (23.81%) Ajax
4 10 (23.81%) jQuery
5 9 (21.43%) SOAP
5 9 (21.43%) XHTML
5 9 (21.43%) RESTful
6 8 (19.05%) CSS3
6 8 (19.05%) XSLT
7 7 (16.67%) J2EE
7 7 (16.67%) HTML5
8 6 (14.29%) Sass
8 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET
8 6 (14.29%) WSDL
8 6 (14.29%) Drools
8 6 (14.29%) Spring
9 5 (11.90%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) Open Source
2 8 (19.05%) Web 2.0
2 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
3 7 (16.67%) NHS
4 6 (14.29%) Mainframe
4 6 (14.29%) N-Tier
5 5 (11.90%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
7 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
7 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
8 1 (2.38%) Data Integration
8 1 (2.38%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) HPUX
1 5 (11.90%) Linux
1 5 (11.90%) SUSE
2 3 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.76%) UNIX
4 1 (2.38%) Windows
4 1 (2.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) MVC
2 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.81%) TDD
4 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
5 7 (16.67%) Scrum
5 7 (16.67%) Project Management
6 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2
6 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (11.90%) Statistical Analysis
6 5 (11.90%) Release Management
6 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (11.90%) Performance Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Security Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Integration Testing
7 4 (9.52%) BDD
7 4 (9.52%) Mentoring
7 4 (9.52%) Web Design
7 4 (9.52%) ITIL
7 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
8 3 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 11 (26.19%) Java
3 9 (21.43%) C#
4 6 (14.29%) VB
4 6 (14.29%) XPath
5 5 (11.90%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 5 (11.90%) T-SQL
6 3 (7.14%) SQL
6 3 (7.14%) Ruby
7 1 (2.38%) COBOL
7 1 (2.38%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Degree
2 7 (16.67%) ISEB
3 5 (11.90%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (11.90%) ISTQB
3 5 (11.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) Oracle
2 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 6 (14.29%) TIBCO
4 5 (11.90%) HP
4 5 (11.90%) Adobe
4 5 (11.90%) IBM
5 1 (2.38%) Sun
5 1 (2.38%) SAP
5 1 (2.38%) Intel
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.38%) hybris
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