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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 21 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing SOA 18 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.96% 1.63% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.92% 2.59% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£470 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £394
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.80 £35.00 £29.71
% change year-on-year
+22.28% +17.80%
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
260 116 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 71.63% 63.04% 69.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 58 84
Average daily rate £475 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £528 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £20.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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
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 6 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 6 July 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 +3 18 £470 +4.44% 2
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 22 (73.33%) Oracle
2 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (60.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 17 (56.67%) Oracle Fusion
3 17 (56.67%) Middleware
4 14 (46.67%) Oracle Service Bus
5 12 (40.00%) XQuery
5 12 (40.00%) XML
6 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
6 11 (36.67%) Web Services
7 9 (30.00%) SDLC
8 8 (26.67%) Windows
8 8 (26.67%) OOP
8 8 (26.67%) OO
8 8 (26.67%) WebLogic
8 8 (26.67%) IIS
8 8 (26.67%) Visual Studio
8 8 (26.67%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (26.67%) HTTP
8 8 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (26.67%) WCF
8 8 (26.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (26.67%) REST
8 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (26.67%) Oracle Database
8 8 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (26.67%) XPath
9 7 (23.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (23.33%) Oracle ODI
9 7 (23.33%) Web Application Development

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 18 (60.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 14 (46.67%) Oracle Service Bus
3 8 (26.67%) WebLogic
3 8 (26.67%) IIS
3 8 (26.67%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (23.33%) MQSeries
5 3 (10.00%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 8 (26.67%) Oracle Database
2 7 (23.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (23.33%) Oracle ODI
2 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Visual Studio
1 8 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) Ant
2 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Developer
2 7 (23.33%) BizTalk Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Architect
3 5 (16.67%) Applications Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Support Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Integration Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (56.67%) Middleware
1 17 (56.67%) Oracle Fusion
2 12 (40.00%) XML
3 11 (36.67%) Web Services
4 8 (26.67%) REST
4 8 (26.67%) WCF
5 7 (23.33%) MSMQ
5 7 (23.33%) .NET
5 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.33%) JDBC
6 1 (3.33%) XSD
6 1 (3.33%) XSLT
6 1 (3.33%) JMS
6 1 (3.33%) WSDL
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
1 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (30.00%) SDLC
3 8 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (26.67%) OOP
3 8 (26.67%) OO
4 7 (23.33%) Release Management
4 7 (23.33%) Unit Testing
4 7 (23.33%) Web Application Development
5 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (10.00%) TOGAF
5 3 (10.00%) BPEL
5 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (3.33%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) XQuery
2 8 (26.67%) XPath
3 7 (23.33%) C#
3 7 (23.33%) Java
4 3 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) Oracle
2 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.00%) BEA