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 25 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 17 36 35
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -1
Contract jobs citing SOA 20 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.43% 1.80% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.26% 2.33% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 1
Median daily rate £425 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +8.82%
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £438
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.87% +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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
242 301 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 77.81% 77.58% 72.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 166 110
Median daily rate £388 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.44% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £176 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £534 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Median hourly rate £22.85 £30.19 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +20.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.40 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.54 £135.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 25 September 2016.

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 25 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
Liverpool +19 17 £425 - 1
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for SOA.

1 30 (81.08%) Oracle
2 26 (70.27%) SC Cleared
2 26 (70.27%) Security Cleared
3 22 (59.46%) Oracle Service Bus
3 22 (59.46%) BPEL
4 21 (56.76%) B2B
4 21 (56.76%) Oracle Database
5 17 (45.95%) Oracle EBS
6 15 (40.54%) Oracle Database 11g
7 14 (37.84%) Oracle EBS R12
7 14 (37.84%) JMS
8 11 (29.73%) Middleware
9 10 (27.03%) Web Services
10 8 (21.62%) XML
11 7 (18.92%) SOAP
12 6 (16.22%) Oracle Fusion
13 5 (13.51%) Use Case
13 5 (13.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (13.51%) EDIFACT
13 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (13.51%) SMTP
13 5 (13.51%) FTP
13 5 (13.51%) SQL
14 4 (10.81%) WebLogic
14 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
15 3 (8.11%) HTTPS
15 3 (8.11%) Java
15 3 (8.11%) Retail
15 3 (8.11%) XML Messaging
15 3 (8.11%) Finance

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 22 (59.46%) Oracle Service Bus
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (10.81%) WebLogic
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (2.70%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 17 (45.95%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (37.84%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Payroll
3 2 (5.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) FTP
1 5 (13.51%) SMTP
2 3 (8.11%) HTTPS
3 2 (5.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (56.76%) Oracle Database
2 15 (40.54%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) JIRA
2 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.70%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
1 3 (8.11%) Retail
2 2 (5.41%) Electronics
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.41%) Marketing
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Developer
2 15 (40.54%) Oracle Developer
3 13 (35.14%) Oracle SOA Developer
3 13 (35.14%) SOA Developer
4 10 (27.03%) Architect
5 6 (16.22%) Consultant
5 6 (16.22%) Integration Architect
5 6 (16.22%) Oracle Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Messaging Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Web Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Administrator
7 2 (5.41%) Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Head of Development
7 2 (5.41%) Identity Management Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Integration Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Management Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Oracle Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Oracle SOA Architect
7 2 (5.41%) SOA Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (37.84%) JMS
2 11 (29.73%) Middleware
3 10 (27.03%) Web Services
4 8 (21.62%) XML
5 7 (18.92%) SOAP
6 6 (16.22%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (13.51%) EDIFACT
8 3 (8.11%) XML Messaging
9 2 (5.41%) .NET
9 2 (5.41%) JAAS
9 2 (5.41%) REST
9 2 (5.41%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (5.41%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Clustering
1 2 (5.41%) DataPower
1 2 (5.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
1 2 (5.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) BPEL
2 21 (56.76%) B2B
3 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.51%) Use Case
4 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.41%) API Design
6 2 (5.41%) Business Activity Monitoring
6 2 (5.41%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (5.41%) High Availability
6 2 (5.41%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (5.41%) JVM Tuning
6 2 (5.41%) Microservices
6 2 (5.41%) Presales
6 2 (5.41%) Programme Management
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (5.41%) UML
6 2 (5.41%) Workflow
7 1 (2.70%) Migration
7 1 (2.70%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.41%) Ruby
4 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (70.27%) SC Cleared
1 26 (70.27%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 30 (81.08%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) F5
2 2 (5.41%) SAP