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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 14 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Contract jobs citing SOA 23 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 8.91% 4.82% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.33% 5.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 0
Median daily rate £400 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +17.64%

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
203 272 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 78.68% 81.93% 71.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 160 93
Median daily rate £471 £425 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.88% +39.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 4
Median hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.75% +166.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £32.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £71.50 £16.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +1 16 £400 -19.95%
Wirral - 2 - -
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 30 (66.67%) Oracle
1 30 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 26 (57.78%) Middleware
3 20 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 20 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 17 (37.78%) Oracle Fusion
5 14 (31.11%) Performance Management
5 14 (31.11%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 13 (28.89%) XML
7 12 (26.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 11 (24.44%) Oracle EBS
9 10 (22.22%) Windows
10 9 (20.00%) Visual Studio
10 9 (20.00%) .NET
10 9 (20.00%) B2B
10 9 (20.00%) Web Services
10 9 (20.00%) Oracle Service Bus
10 9 (20.00%) Oracle Database
11 8 (17.78%) BPEL
12 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
12 6 (13.33%) SQL
13 5 (11.11%) User Experience
13 5 (11.11%) Use Case
13 5 (11.11%) SOAP
13 5 (11.11%) UML
13 5 (11.11%) SMTP
13 5 (11.11%) FTP
13 5 (11.11%) JMS
13 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (11.11%) EDIFACT

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 30 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (20.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.89%) WebLogic
4 3 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) InfoPath
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (24.44%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) FTP
1 5 (11.11%) SMTP
2 3 (6.67%) Extranet
2 3 (6.67%) HTTPS
2 3 (6.67%) Internet
2 3 (6.67%) Intranet
3 1 (2.22%) LDAP
3 1 (2.22%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 3 (6.67%) Rational Application Developer
3 3 (6.67%) SoapUI
3 3 (6.67%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 2 (4.44%) JIRA
5 1 (2.22%) JDeveloper
5 1 (2.22%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (8.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) DBA
2 11 (24.44%) Developer
3 10 (22.22%) Architect
4 8 (17.78%) Oracle DBA
5 7 (15.56%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared DBA
7 5 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 5 (11.11%) SOA Developer
8 4 (8.89%) Integration Architect
8 4 (8.89%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (6.67%) Administrator
9 3 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (6.67%) Messaging Architect
9 3 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (6.67%) Web Architect
10 2 (4.44%) Analyst
10 2 (4.44%) Head of Development
10 2 (4.44%) Technical Leader
11 1 (2.22%) Technical Analyst
11 1 (2.22%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (57.78%) Middleware
2 17 (37.78%) Oracle Fusion
3 13 (28.89%) XML
4 9 (20.00%) .NET
4 9 (20.00%) Web Services
5 5 (11.11%) EDIFACT
5 5 (11.11%) JMS
5 5 (11.11%) SOAP
6 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
6 4 (8.89%) J2EE
6 4 (8.89%) jQuery
6 4 (8.89%) WF
7 3 (6.67%) XML Messaging
8 2 (4.44%) REST
8 2 (4.44%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (4.44%) XSD
9 1 (2.22%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) User Experience
2 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Performance Management
2 9 (20.00%) B2B
3 8 (17.78%) BPEL
4 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.11%) UML
4 5 (11.11%) Use Case
5 4 (8.89%) Workflow
6 3 (6.67%) Analytics
6 3 (6.67%) DevOps
6 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (4.44%) Business Activity Monitoring
7 2 (4.44%) Microservices
7 2 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.44%) Presales
7 2 (4.44%) SDLC
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (2.22%) Business Analysis
8 1 (2.22%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.22%) Integration Testing
8 1 (2.22%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) SQL
2 4 (8.89%) C#
3 3 (6.67%) Java
4 2 (4.44%) Ruby
5 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 20 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (31.11%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 12 (26.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 30 (66.67%) Oracle
2 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.67%) Cisco
3 3 (6.67%) Dell
3 3 (6.67%) EMC
3 3 (6.67%) Google
3 3 (6.67%) Nintex
4 2 (4.44%) Software AG
4 2 (4.44%) webMethods