The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
North West / Manchester
Rank 83 88 48
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -40
Contract jobs citing SOA 7 25 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.52% 1.30% 2.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 1.58% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 28
Median daily rate £450 £438 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +24.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £322 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £475 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +17.64%

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
1115 1587 1095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.90% 82.83% 77.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 921 677
Median daily rate £400 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 31
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +68.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton +1 1 £325 -40.90%
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SOA.

1 19 (50.00%) Java
2 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (44.74%) TDD
3 17 (44.74%) RESTful
3 17 (44.74%) Microservices
4 16 (42.11%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (39.47%) Software Delivery
5 15 (39.47%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (39.47%) OO
6 14 (36.84%) Groovy
6 14 (36.84%) Scala
6 14 (36.84%) Clojure
7 13 (34.21%) Pair Programming
7 13 (34.21%) Scrum
8 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
9 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
9 10 (26.32%) HTML
9 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
10 9 (23.68%) MS Excel
10 9 (23.68%) Spring
10 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (23.68%) PaaS
11 8 (21.05%) HTML5
11 8 (21.05%) NoSQL
11 8 (21.05%) CSS3
11 8 (21.05%) Open Source
11 8 (21.05%) Mercurial
11 8 (21.05%) GitHub
11 8 (21.05%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (21.05%) BizTalk Server

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (21.05%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (7.89%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.26%) Apache
4 2 (5.26%) Jetty
4 2 (5.26%) nginx
5 1 (2.63%) Confluence
5 1 (2.63%) Drupal
5 1 (2.63%) JBoss
5 1 (2.63%) Liferay
5 1 (2.63%) Mule
5 1 (2.63%) Mule ESB
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 9 (23.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Magento
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (23.68%) PaaS
2 8 (21.05%) GitHub
3 7 (18.42%) IaaS
4 6 (15.79%) SaaS
5 3 (7.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) HTTP
2 2 (5.26%) AMQP
3 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
2 3 (7.89%) MySQL
2 3 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.63%) Big Data
4 1 (2.63%) DB2
4 1 (2.63%) EDRMS
4 1 (2.63%) GIS
4 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.63%) OLTP
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 8 (21.05%) Mercurial
3 2 (5.26%) JIRA
3 2 (5.26%) Selenium
3 2 (5.26%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.63%) Ant
4 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.63%) JUnit
4 1 (2.63%) Maven
4 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.63%) Subversion
4 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Legal
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (52.63%) Developer
2 18 (47.37%) Architect
3 15 (39.47%) Java Developer
4 11 (28.95%) Senior Developer
4 11 (28.95%) Senior Java Developer
5 10 (26.32%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (21.05%) Java Scala Developer
6 8 (21.05%) Scala Developer
6 8 (21.05%) Senior Java Scala Developer
6 8 (21.05%) Senior Scala Developer
7 6 (15.79%) Azure Architect
8 5 (13.16%) SOA Architect
9 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
9 4 (10.53%) Technical Architect
9 4 (10.53%) Technical Solutions Architect
10 3 (7.89%) Cloud Architect
11 2 (5.26%) Agile Developer
11 2 (5.26%) Cloud Solutions Architect
11 2 (5.26%) Consultant
11 2 (5.26%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (44.74%) RESTful
2 10 (26.32%) HTML
3 9 (23.68%) Spring
4 8 (21.05%) CSS
4 8 (21.05%) CSS3
4 8 (21.05%) HTML5
4 8 (21.05%) XML
5 7 (18.42%) Node.js
6 6 (15.79%) Hibernate
6 6 (15.79%) SOAP
6 6 (15.79%) Web Services
7 5 (13.16%) JSON
8 3 (7.89%) .NET
8 3 (7.89%) AngularJS
8 3 (7.89%) EDI
8 3 (7.89%) JAX-RS
8 3 (7.89%) JDBC
8 3 (7.89%) Middleware
8 3 (7.89%) WSDL
9 2 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (42.11%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Clustering
2 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.63%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.63%) Taxonomies
2 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) AIX
2 1 (2.63%) Unix
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (44.74%) Microservices
2 17 (44.74%) TDD
3 15 (39.47%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (39.47%) OO
3 15 (39.47%) Software Delivery
4 13 (34.21%) Pair Programming
4 13 (34.21%) Scrum
5 8 (21.05%) OOP
5 8 (21.05%) Open Source
6 7 (18.42%) BDD
7 5 (13.16%) CRM
7 5 (13.16%) DevOps
7 5 (13.16%) ERP
8 4 (10.53%) Data Management
8 4 (10.53%) Identity Access Management
8 4 (10.53%) UML
9 3 (7.89%) Data Migration
9 3 (7.89%) Migration
9 3 (7.89%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 19 (50.00%) Java
2 14 (36.84%) Clojure
2 14 (36.84%) Groovy
2 14 (36.84%) Scala
3 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
4 6 (15.79%) Python
4 6 (15.79%) Ruby
5 5 (13.16%) F#
6 4 (10.53%) SQL
7 2 (5.26%) C#
8 1 (2.63%) Perl
8 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.63%) VB
8 1 (2.63%) VB6
8 1 (2.63%) XPath
8 1 (2.63%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.63%) MCP
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.63%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle
3 3 (7.89%) ForgeRock
3 3 (7.89%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.63%) ATG
4 1 (2.63%) hybris
4 1 (2.63%) Hyperion
4 1 (2.63%) IBM
4 1 (2.63%) MuleSoft
4 1 (2.63%) Remedy