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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 46 66 64
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -2
Contract jobs citing SOA 54 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.35% 1.54% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.47% 2.12% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 12 9
Average daily rate
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£500 £336 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.69% -0.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £323 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £443 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +18.64%
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
1209 897 849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 75.00% 72.51% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 736 506 452
Average daily rate £385 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 35
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% +34.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £46.25 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 July 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 July 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 39 (46.99%) Oracle
2 36 (43.37%) Oracle BPM
3 35 (42.17%) Middleware
4 28 (33.73%) Oracle Fusion
5 27 (32.53%) Oracle EBS
5 27 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (31.33%) Java
6 26 (31.33%) SOAP
6 26 (31.33%) Web Services
7 20 (24.10%) TDD
7 20 (24.10%) Open Source
8 18 (21.69%) TOGAF
8 18 (21.69%) SQL
9 17 (20.48%) MVC
9 17 (20.48%) Oracle Database
10 16 (19.28%) .NET
11 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
11 15 (18.07%) UML
11 15 (18.07%) ERP
11 15 (18.07%) SDLC
12 14 (16.87%) Finance
12 14 (16.87%) Spring
13 13 (15.66%) REST
13 13 (15.66%) Hibernate
13 13 (15.66%) E-Commerce
14 12 (14.46%) WSDL
14 12 (14.46%) OO
14 12 (14.46%) JBoss
14 12 (14.46%) WebLogic
14 12 (14.46%) C#

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (14.46%) WebLogic
1 12 (14.46%) JBoss
2 10 (12.05%) Liferay
3 9 (10.84%) Oracle Service Bus
4 8 (9.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (8.43%) Apache ServiceMix
5 7 (8.43%) Tomcat
6 6 (7.23%) Apache
7 4 (4.82%) Documentum
7 4 (4.82%) CMS
7 4 (4.82%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (3.61%) Oracle BPEL
8 3 (3.61%) JCAPS
9 2 (2.41%) Umbraco
9 2 (2.41%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (2.41%) WebLogic Integration
10 1 (1.20%) AquaLogic
10 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (1.20%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 36 (43.37%) Oracle BPM
2 27 (32.53%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (8.43%) Oracle TCA
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) SaaS
1 2 (2.41%) PaaS
1 2 (2.41%) IaaS
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.02%) HTTP
2 2 (2.41%) FTP
3 1 (1.20%) VoIP
3 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.20%) 802.11
3 1 (1.20%) MPLS
3 1 (1.20%) OSPF
3 1 (1.20%) BGP
3 1 (1.20%) Firewall
3 1 (1.20%) IPsec
3 1 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.20%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.48%) Oracle Database
2 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
3 11 (13.25%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (10.84%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.61%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.61%) MySQL
7 2 (2.41%) MS Access
7 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.41%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.41%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.41%) Big Data
7 2 (2.41%) Couchbase
7 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (10.84%) Subversion
1 9 (10.84%) SoapUI
2 6 (7.23%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.02%) Mercurial
3 5 (6.02%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.02%) Selenium
4 4 (4.82%) Lombardi
5 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.20%) Hudson
6 1 (1.20%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.20%) Gradle
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.20%) Log4j
6 1 (1.20%) Maven
6 1 (1.20%) JUnit
6 1 (1.20%) TestNG
General
1 14 (16.87%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Retail
3 4 (4.82%) Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Back Office
4 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.20%) Local Government
5 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (55.42%) Architect
2 23 (27.71%) Solutions Architect
3 21 (25.30%) Developer
4 14 (16.87%) Oracle Architect
5 9 (10.84%) .NET Developer
5 9 (10.84%) Java Architect
5 9 (10.84%) Technical Architect
6 8 (9.64%) Designer
7 7 (8.43%) Middleware Architect
7 7 (8.43%) Oracle Developer
8 6 (7.23%) Tester
8 6 (7.23%) Software Architect
9 5 (6.02%) Java Developer
9 5 (6.02%) Oracle Solutions Architect
9 5 (6.02%) Java Technical Architect
10 4 (4.82%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (4.82%) QA Tester
10 4 (4.82%) Senior Developer
10 4 (4.82%) Oracle SOA Developer
10 4 (4.82%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (42.17%) Middleware
2 28 (33.73%) Oracle Fusion
3 26 (31.33%) SOAP
3 26 (31.33%) Web Services
4 16 (19.28%) .NET
5 14 (16.87%) Spring
6 13 (15.66%) Hibernate
6 13 (15.66%) REST
7 12 (14.46%) Apache Camel
7 12 (14.46%) WSDL
8 10 (12.05%) ASP.NET
8 10 (12.05%) ActiveMQ
8 10 (12.05%) RabbitMQ
9 9 (10.84%) JSON
10 8 (9.64%) J2EE
10 8 (9.64%) XML
10 8 (9.64%) XSLT
11 7 (8.43%) JSP
11 7 (8.43%) EJB
11 7 (8.43%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.82%) N-Tier
2 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.41%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.20%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.82%) Linux
2 2 (2.41%) SUSE
2 2 (2.41%) HPUX
3 1 (1.20%) Solaris
3 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (24.10%) TDD
2 20 (24.10%) Open Source
3 18 (21.69%) TOGAF
4 17 (20.48%) MVC
5 15 (18.07%) UML
5 15 (18.07%) ERP
5 15 (18.07%) SDLC
6 13 (15.66%) E-Commerce
7 12 (14.46%) OO
8 10 (12.05%) OOP
8 10 (12.05%) Data Management
9 9 (10.84%) Mentoring
10 7 (8.43%) Scrum
10 7 (8.43%) EAI
10 7 (8.43%) Process Management
10 7 (8.43%) GAP Analysis
11 6 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (7.23%) Asset Management
12 5 (6.02%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (31.33%) Java
2 18 (21.69%) SQL
3 12 (14.46%) C#
4 9 (10.84%) Groovy
5 6 (7.23%) PL/SQL
6 5 (6.02%) Scala
7 3 (3.61%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.41%) PHP
8 2 (2.41%) VB
8 2 (2.41%) Python
8 2 (2.41%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 2 (2.41%) Ruby
8 2 (2.41%) PHP5
9 1 (1.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.61%) ISEB
2 2 (2.41%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (2.41%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.41%) Degree
2 2 (2.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.20%) CCIE
3 1 (1.20%) CCNP
3 1 (1.20%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.82%) QA
System Software
1 8 (9.64%) Squid
2 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 39 (46.99%) Oracle
2 8 (9.64%) IBM
3 6 (7.23%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.02%) PeopleSoft
5 4 (4.82%) Pega
6 3 (3.61%) TIBCO
7 2 (2.41%) ATG
7 2 (2.41%) Stellent
7 2 (2.41%) HP
7 2 (2.41%) Retek
7 2 (2.41%) Endeca
8 1 (1.20%) Cisco
8 1 (1.20%) Eloqua
8 1 (1.20%) Citrix
8 1 (1.20%) VMware
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