The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 47 47 33
Rank change year-on-year
0 -14
Contract jobs citing SOA 17 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.15% 1.50% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 2.05% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 0
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£300 £335 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £49.25 £31.46
% change year-on-year
-26.39% +56.54%
SOA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
598 439 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 75.79% 72.92% 69.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 276 94
Average daily rate £395 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £465 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 8 10
Average hourly rate £15.68 £14.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -23.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.75 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 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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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
Tyne and Wear 0 16 £300 -10.31% 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 22 (73.33%) Java
2 17 (56.67%) Oracle
3 16 (53.33%) Linux
3 16 (53.33%) Middleware
4 15 (50.00%) Oracle Database
5 14 (46.67%) HP
5 14 (46.67%) Red Hat
5 14 (46.67%) SC Cleared
5 14 (46.67%) Security Cleared
5 14 (46.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (43.33%) ITIL
6 13 (43.33%) WebLogic
7 12 (40.00%) SQL
7 12 (40.00%) Finance
8 11 (36.67%) AquaLogic
8 11 (36.67%) Problem Management
8 11 (36.67%) SOAP
8 11 (36.67%) Web Services
9 9 (30.00%) JMS
9 9 (30.00%) XML
9 9 (30.00%) PL/SQL
9 9 (30.00%) J2EE
9 9 (30.00%) Service Management
10 8 (26.67%) Shell Script
10 8 (26.67%) Clustering
10 8 (26.67%) JNDI
10 8 (26.67%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 8 (26.67%) High Availability
10 8 (26.67%) Ant
10 8 (26.67%) JDBC

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 13 (43.33%) WebLogic
2 11 (36.67%) AquaLogic
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.33%) JBoss
4 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) LDAP
2 4 (13.33%) SAN
3 1 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 8 (26.67%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.33%) MySQL
4 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Ant
2 4 (13.33%) Subversion
3 2 (6.67%) JUnit
4 1 (3.33%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.33%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Games
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Architect
3 5 (16.67%) Informatica Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 5 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Programmer
6 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Designer
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (53.33%) Middleware
2 11 (36.67%) SOAP
2 11 (36.67%) Web Services
3 9 (30.00%) JMS
3 9 (30.00%) XML
3 9 (30.00%) J2EE
4 8 (26.67%) JNDI
4 8 (26.67%) JDBC
5 7 (23.33%) HTML
5 7 (23.33%) Java EE
6 6 (20.00%) XSLT
7 5 (16.67%) XSL
8 4 (13.33%) CSS
8 4 (13.33%) Swing
8 4 (13.33%) Itk
9 3 (10.00%) REST
9 3 (10.00%) JSP
9 3 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (10.00%) Ajax
9 3 (10.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Clustering
2 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Linux
2 14 (46.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.33%) UNIX
3 1 (3.33%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) ITIL
2 11 (36.67%) Problem Management
3 9 (30.00%) Service Management
4 8 (26.67%) High Availability
4 8 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
5 5 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (16.67%) Change Management
6 4 (13.33%) PLM
6 4 (13.33%) CAD
7 3 (10.00%) Network Management
7 3 (10.00%) TDD
7 3 (10.00%) MVC
8 2 (6.67%) Scrum
8 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
8 2 (6.67%) ETL
8 2 (6.67%) Web Application Development
8 2 (6.67%) Line Management
9 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 22 (73.33%) Java
2 12 (40.00%) SQL
3 9 (30.00%) PL/SQL
4 8 (26.67%) Shell Script
4 8 (26.67%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 4 (13.33%) C++
5 4 (13.33%) C
5 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.67%) XPath
6 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.67%) Python
7 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) SC Cleared
1 14 (46.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) OpenView
2 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Oracle
2 14 (46.67%) HP
2 14 (46.67%) Red Hat
3 8 (26.67%) Informatica
4 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (13.33%) Siemens
5 4 (13.33%) Tableau
6 3 (10.00%) Splunk
7 1 (3.33%) IBM
7 1 (3.33%) BT