The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 24 24 34
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Contract jobs citing SOA 8 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.89% 2.03% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.23% 3.45% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
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£415 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
189 116 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 68.23% 58.88% 63.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 68 69
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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
Liverpool -2 7 £415 +7.09% 1
Wirral - - - -
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 9 (100.00%) XML
1 9 (100.00%) XQuery
2 8 (88.89%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (88.89%) Web Services
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (88.89%) IIS
2 8 (88.89%) Visual Studio
2 8 (88.89%) HTTP
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) XPath
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) OOP
2 8 (88.89%) OO
2 8 (88.89%) WCF
2 8 (88.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (88.89%) REST
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (77.78%) Web Application Development
3 7 (77.78%) Release Management
3 7 (77.78%) MSMQ
3 7 (77.78%) MQSeries
3 7 (77.78%) C#
3 7 (77.78%) .NET
3 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
3 7 (77.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET
4 1 (11.11%) WSDL
4 1 (11.11%) Middleware
4 1 (11.11%) Ant
4 1 (11.11%) WebLogic

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (88.89%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (88.89%) IIS
2 7 (77.78%) MQSeries
3 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Visual Studio
1 8 (88.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) Ant
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 7 (77.78%) BizTalk Developer
3 5 (55.56%) Applications Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) XML
2 8 (88.89%) Web Services
2 8 (88.89%) WCF
2 8 (88.89%) REST
3 7 (77.78%) MSMQ
3 7 (77.78%) .NET
3 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET
4 1 (11.11%) WSDL
4 1 (11.11%) Middleware
4 1 (11.11%) XSD
4 1 (11.11%) XSLT
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Fusion
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
1 8 (88.89%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) OOP
1 8 (88.89%) OO
2 7 (77.78%) Web Application Development
2 7 (77.78%) Release Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) XQuery
2 8 (88.89%) XPath
3 7 (77.78%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle