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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 34 27 25
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing SOA 5 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.55% 3.51% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 4.93% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
Average daily rate £495 £408 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.47% +5.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £388 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £435 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £451 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £35.35
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -0.99%
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
255 223 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 79.19% 71.25% 59.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 103 59
Average daily rate £425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.50 £16.50 £66.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -10 5 £495 +21.47% 4
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 25 (96.15%) Oracle
2 21 (80.77%) SC Cleared
2 21 (80.77%) Security Cleared
3 19 (73.08%) Oracle EBS R12
4 18 (69.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 17 (65.38%) XML
6 16 (61.54%) Oracle EBS
6 16 (61.54%) Oracle Fusion
7 15 (57.69%) Middleware
8 11 (42.31%) Finance
9 10 (38.46%) Oracle Service Bus
10 8 (30.77%) Oracle Payables
11 7 (26.92%) Workflow
11 7 (26.92%) BPEL
12 6 (23.08%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 6 (23.08%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (19.23%) PL/SQL
13 5 (19.23%) SQL
14 4 (15.38%) SDLC
14 4 (15.38%) Oracle ODI
14 4 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
15 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
16 2 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
16 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
16 2 (7.69%) Java
16 2 (7.69%) WebLogic
17 1 (3.85%) SOAP
17 1 (3.85%) Web Services
17 1 (3.85%) C

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (69.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (38.46%) Oracle Service Bus
3 6 (23.08%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (7.69%) WebLogic
5 1 (3.85%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 19 (73.08%) Oracle EBS R12
2 16 (61.54%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (30.77%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) FTP
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
1 1 (3.85%) HTTPS
1 1 (3.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 11 (42.31%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Consultant
2 13 (50.00%) Oracle Consultant
3 10 (38.46%) SOA Consultant
4 9 (34.62%) Oracle SOA Consultant
5 8 (30.77%) Developer
5 8 (30.77%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Integration Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Developer
6 2 (7.69%) SOA Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Identity Management Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Middleware Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Middleware Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle Applications Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle Financials Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle Financials Developer
7 1 (3.85%) SOA Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) WebLogic Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (65.38%) XML
2 16 (61.54%) Oracle Fusion
3 15 (57.69%) Middleware
4 1 (3.85%) JAAS
4 1 (3.85%) JMS
4 1 (3.85%) SOAP
4 1 (3.85%) Web Services
4 1 (3.85%) WebCenter
4 1 (3.85%) WSDL
4 1 (3.85%) XSD
4 1 (3.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
1 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) BPEL
1 7 (26.92%) Workflow
2 6 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (15.38%) SDLC
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (3.85%) E-business
6 1 (3.85%) JVM Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) PL/SQL
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) C
3 1 (3.85%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (80.77%) SC Cleared
1 21 (80.77%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 25 (96.15%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) Endeca
2 1 (3.85%) Siebel