The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 21 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 19 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Contract jobs citing SOA 22 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.12% 0.63% 3.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.63% 0.79% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 6
Median daily rate £400 £475 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.73% +16.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £475 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £475 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £466 £450
% change year-on-year
-3.48% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +42.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
255 252 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 82.52% 79.00% 72.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 154 109
Median daily rate £468 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £40.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.50% +142.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Merseyside region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 21 February 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
Liverpool +8 16 £401 -15.68% 2
Wirral - 2 - -
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for SOA.

1 26 (72.22%) Oracle
1 26 (72.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 21 (58.33%) Middleware
3 18 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 16 (44.44%) Performance Management
4 16 (44.44%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 14 (38.89%) SC Cleared
5 14 (38.89%) Security Cleared
5 14 (38.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 12 (33.33%) Windows
7 10 (27.78%) Oracle EBS
8 9 (25.00%) Visual Studio
8 9 (25.00%) .NET
9 8 (22.22%) XML
10 7 (19.44%) Oracle Database
11 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
12 5 (13.89%) UML
12 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (13.89%) User Experience
13 4 (11.11%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
13 4 (11.11%) Oracle Service Bus
13 4 (11.11%) WF
13 4 (11.11%) jQuery
13 4 (11.11%) BPEL
13 4 (11.11%) Workflow
13 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
13 4 (11.11%) Web Services
13 4 (11.11%) J2EE
13 4 (11.11%) C#

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 26 (72.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle Service Bus
2 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.33%) WebLogic
3 3 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) InfoPath
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 3 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (27.78%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.33%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Extranet
1 3 (8.33%) Internet
1 3 (8.33%) Intranet
2 1 (2.78%) LDAP
2 1 (2.78%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Oracle Database
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (11.11%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 3 (8.33%) Rational Application Developer
3 3 (8.33%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.78%) JDeveloper
5 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 3 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) DBA
2 9 (25.00%) Oracle DBA
3 7 (19.44%) Developer
4 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared DBA
5 5 (13.89%) Architect
6 4 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Administrator
7 3 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Head of Development
8 2 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Developer
8 2 (5.56%) SOA Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.56%) Technical Leader
9 1 (2.78%) Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Business Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Oracle Applications DBA
9 1 (2.78%) Project Manager
9 1 (2.78%) Technical Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (58.33%) Middleware
2 18 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 9 (25.00%) .NET
4 8 (22.22%) XML
5 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 4 (11.11%) J2EE
5 4 (11.11%) jQuery
5 4 (11.11%) Web Services
5 4 (11.11%) WF
6 2 (5.56%) REST
6 2 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (5.56%) XSD
7 1 (2.78%) EDIFACT
7 1 (2.78%) JMS
7 1 (2.78%) SAML
7 1 (2.78%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) User Experience
2 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Performance Management
2 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (13.89%) UML
3 4 (11.11%) BPEL
3 4 (11.11%) Workflow
4 3 (8.33%) Analytics
4 3 (8.33%) DevOps
4 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.56%) B2B
5 2 (5.56%) Business Activity Monitoring
5 2 (5.56%) Microservices
5 2 (5.56%) SDLC
6 1 (2.78%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.78%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.78%) Identity Management
6 1 (2.78%) Logical Data Model
6 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.78%) Physical Data Model
6 1 (2.78%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (2.78%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) C#
1 4 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) Java
3 2 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) SC Cleared
1 14 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (44.44%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 14 (38.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 26 (72.22%) Oracle
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) Cisco
3 3 (8.33%) Dell
3 3 (8.33%) EMC
3 3 (8.33%) Google
3 3 (8.33%) Nintex
4 2 (5.56%) Software AG
4 2 (5.56%) webMethods