The first table below looks at the demand for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 42 36 18
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -18
Contract jobs citing SOA 22 2 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.36% 0.66% 6.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.53% 0.94% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 17
Average daily rate £261 - £388
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 - £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 - £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +4.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
486 213 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 74.31% 70.30% 65.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 81 141
Average daily rate £320 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.11 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £18.90 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
SOA
England

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the North East region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in the North East

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the North East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the North East region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

SOA
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the North East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 20 £260 - 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 42 (87.50%) Java
2 35 (72.92%) Oracle
3 25 (52.08%) Linux
3 25 (52.08%) UNIX
4 18 (37.50%) J2EE
4 18 (37.50%) Oracle Fusion
5 17 (35.42%) XML
5 17 (35.42%) SQL Server
5 17 (35.42%) Middleware
6 16 (33.33%) RDBMS
6 16 (33.33%) Relational Database
7 15 (31.25%) Integration Testing
7 15 (31.25%) Test Scripting
7 15 (31.25%) SC Cleared
7 15 (31.25%) Security Cleared
7 15 (31.25%) Finance
7 15 (31.25%) WebLogic
8 14 (29.17%) Manufacturing
9 13 (27.08%) .NET
9 13 (27.08%) Oracle Service Bus
9 13 (27.08%) JSON
10 12 (25.00%) WebSphere
10 12 (25.00%) TIBCO
11 11 (22.92%) Tuxedo
11 11 (22.92%) C++
12 10 (20.83%) Oracle BPM
12 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (20.83%) C
12 10 (20.83%) JUnit
13 9 (18.75%) EJB

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 15 (31.25%) WebLogic
2 13 (27.08%) Oracle Service Bus
3 12 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 11 (22.92%) Tuxedo
5 3 (6.25%) AquaLogic
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (2.08%) MQSeries
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle UPK
Business Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) SMTP
1 3 (6.25%) IMAP
2 1 (2.08%) Intranet
2 1 (2.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (35.42%) SQL Server
2 16 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 16 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.08%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) JUnit
2 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.17%) Maven
2 2 (4.17%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.08%) JDeveloper
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.08%) Ant
General
1 15 (31.25%) Finance
2 14 (29.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 36 (75.00%) Developer
2 13 (27.08%) Java Developer
3 11 (22.92%) SOA Developer
4 7 (14.58%) Architect
5 5 (10.42%) Designer
6 4 (8.33%) Java Architect
6 4 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (8.33%) J2EE Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Programmer
7 3 (6.25%) Technical Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Oracle Technical Architect
7 3 (6.25%) J2EE Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Oracle Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Java/J2EE Architect
8 2 (4.17%) C++/Java Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Oracle Trainer
8 2 (4.17%) Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (37.50%) J2EE
1 18 (37.50%) Oracle Fusion
2 17 (35.42%) XML
2 17 (35.42%) Middleware
3 13 (27.08%) .NET
3 13 (27.08%) JSON
4 9 (18.75%) EJB
4 9 (18.75%) Hibernate
4 9 (18.75%) JPA
5 7 (14.58%) SOAP
6 6 (12.50%) Web Services
7 4 (8.33%) HTML
8 3 (6.25%) CSS
8 3 (6.25%) Ajax
8 3 (6.25%) Spring
8 3 (6.25%) CSS3
8 3 (6.25%) jQuery
8 3 (6.25%) HTML5
9 2 (4.17%) Spring MVC
9 2 (4.17%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.08%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 25 (52.08%) Linux
1 25 (52.08%) UNIX
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) Integration Testing
1 15 (31.25%) Test Scripting
2 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (6.25%) OO
3 3 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (6.25%) MVC
3 3 (6.25%) Web Application Development
4 2 (4.17%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.17%) TDD
4 2 (4.17%) ITIL
5 1 (2.08%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.08%) Service Management
5 1 (2.08%) Regression Testing
5 1 (2.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.08%) Migration
5 1 (2.08%) CRM
5 1 (2.08%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.08%) Data Management
5 1 (2.08%) Workflow
5 1 (2.08%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 42 (87.50%) Java
2 11 (22.92%) C++
3 10 (20.83%) C
4 4 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 4 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.08%) C#
5 1 (2.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (31.25%) SC Cleared
1 15 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.58%) Degree
3 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) OpenView
1 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (72.92%) Oracle
2 12 (25.00%) TIBCO
3 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat