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 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 72 63 66
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing SOA 34 42 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.87% 2.24% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 2.82% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 13
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £373 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £519 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £460 £438
% change year-on-year
-4.89% +5.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £33.64 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
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
1496 1489 1061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.20% 79.33% 77.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 942 887 661
Median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £511 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 34 29
Median hourly rate £15.00 £33.64 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.41% +136.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.35 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 2016.

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 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Stockport - 4 £463 -
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 47 (55.95%) Java
2 43 (51.19%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (42.86%) Spring
4 33 (39.29%) Enterprise Software
4 33 (39.29%) Microservices
5 32 (38.10%) Open Source
5 32 (38.10%) JavaScript
6 29 (34.52%) RESTful
7 26 (30.95%) TDD
8 25 (29.76%) Scrum
8 25 (29.76%) Middleware
8 25 (29.76%) Microsoft
8 25 (29.76%) Git (software)
8 25 (29.76%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (29.76%) Software Delivery
9 24 (28.57%) Groovy
10 23 (27.38%) Scala
10 23 (27.38%) OO
11 22 (26.19%) Pair Programming
11 22 (26.19%) Clojure
12 21 (25.00%) HTML
12 21 (25.00%) Oracle
13 20 (23.81%) MS Excel
13 20 (23.81%) Hibernate
14 19 (22.62%) IBM
14 19 (22.62%) CSS
14 19 (22.62%) OOP
14 19 (22.62%) XML
14 19 (22.62%) CSS3
14 19 (22.62%) HTML5

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 16 (19.05%) Tomcat
2 15 (17.86%) Apache
3 14 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (16.67%) JBoss
4 8 (9.52%) WebSphere
5 4 (4.76%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.57%) Liferay
6 3 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (2.38%) GlassFish
7 2 (2.38%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (2.38%) Jetty
7 2 (2.38%) Mule
7 2 (2.38%) nginx
7 2 (2.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.38%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.19%) CMS
8 1 (1.19%) Mule ESB
8 1 (1.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (23.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 19 (22.62%) GitHub
2 12 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (14.29%) PaaS
3 11 (13.10%) IaaS
4 8 (9.52%) SaaS
5 5 (5.95%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.86%) HTTP
2 2 (2.38%) AMQP
3 1 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.86%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (15.48%) MySQL
3 11 (13.10%) Data Mining
3 11 (13.10%) Hadoop
4 4 (4.76%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.38%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.19%) EDRMS
7 1 (1.19%) GIS
7 1 (1.19%) Hazelcast
7 1 (1.19%) OLTP
7 1 (1.19%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (29.76%) Git (software)
2 19 (22.62%) Mercurial
3 6 (7.14%) JIRA
4 4 (4.76%) Maven
5 3 (3.57%) Gradle
6 2 (2.38%) ClearCase
6 2 (2.38%) Introscope
6 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.38%) JUnit
6 2 (2.38%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.38%) Selenium
6 2 (2.38%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.19%) Ant
7 1 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.19%) Mockito
7 1 (1.19%) Subversion
General
1 4 (4.76%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Retail
3 2 (2.38%) Banking
3 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.38%) Marketing
3 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (48.81%) Developer
2 36 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 35 (41.67%) Architect
4 23 (27.38%) Solutions Architect
5 22 (26.19%) Senior Developer
5 22 (26.19%) Senior Java Developer
6 19 (22.62%) Java Scala Developer
6 19 (22.62%) Scala Developer
6 19 (22.62%) Senior Java Scala Developer
6 19 (22.62%) Senior Scala Developer
7 9 (10.71%) Azure Architect
8 6 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
8 6 (7.14%) SOA Architect
9 5 (5.95%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.76%) Administrator
10 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.76%) Technical Architect
10 4 (4.76%) Technical Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.57%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (42.86%) Spring
2 29 (34.52%) RESTful
3 25 (29.76%) Middleware
4 21 (25.00%) HTML
5 20 (23.81%) Hibernate
6 19 (22.62%) CSS
6 19 (22.62%) CSS3
6 19 (22.62%) HTML5
6 19 (22.62%) XML
7 17 (20.24%) SOAP
8 16 (19.05%) JSON
9 14 (16.67%) AngularJS
9 14 (16.67%) REST
10 13 (15.48%) Apache Camel
10 13 (15.48%) JDBC
11 12 (14.29%) ActiveMQ
12 9 (10.71%) Web Services
13 5 (5.95%) EDI
14 4 (4.76%) .NET
14 4 (4.76%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 33 (39.29%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.38%) Life Science
4 2 (2.38%) LPAR
5 1 (1.19%) Clustering
5 1 (1.19%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.19%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.19%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.24%) Linux
2 4 (4.76%) Unix
3 3 (3.57%) AIX
3 3 (3.57%) HPUX
3 3 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.57%) Solaris
3 3 (3.57%) SUSE
3 3 (3.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.38%) Windows
5 1 (1.19%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (51.19%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (39.29%) Microservices
3 32 (38.10%) Open Source
4 26 (30.95%) TDD
5 25 (29.76%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (29.76%) Scrum
5 25 (29.76%) Software Delivery
6 23 (27.38%) OO
7 22 (26.19%) Pair Programming
8 19 (22.62%) OOP
9 16 (19.05%) ERP
10 14 (16.67%) TOGAF
11 13 (15.48%) Data Management
11 13 (15.48%) Project Management
12 12 (14.29%) High Availability
13 11 (13.10%) Business Analysis
13 11 (13.10%) Business Process Mapping
13 11 (13.10%) PRINCE2
13 11 (13.10%) Strategic Planning
14 10 (11.90%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 47 (55.95%) Java
2 32 (38.10%) JavaScript
3 24 (28.57%) Groovy
4 23 (27.38%) Scala
5 22 (26.19%) Clojure
6 5 (5.95%) Python
6 5 (5.95%) Shell Script
6 5 (5.95%) SQL
7 3 (3.57%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.57%) Ruby
8 2 (2.38%) F#
9 1 (1.19%) C#
9 1 (1.19%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.57%) Degree
3 2 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) MCP
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.90%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (22.62%) Virtual Machines
2 15 (17.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (2.38%) Firmware
4 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) Puppet
2 2 (2.38%) CA Wily
2 2 (2.38%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.38%) nmon
2 2 (2.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 25 (29.76%) Microsoft
2 21 (25.00%) Oracle
3 19 (22.62%) IBM
4 5 (5.95%) ForgeRock
4 5 (5.95%) Sitecore
5 4 (4.76%) HP
6 3 (3.57%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.38%) Actimize
7 2 (2.38%) CA
7 2 (2.38%) Endeca
7 2 (2.38%) hybris
7 2 (2.38%) MuleSoft
7 2 (2.38%) VMware
8 1 (1.19%) Hyperion
8 1 (1.19%) webMethods
8 1 (1.19%) WSO2