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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 49 36 39
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs citing SOA 10 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.65% 1.04% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 1.48% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 4
Average daily rate
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£251 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 - £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 - £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.38% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £29.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-22.03% -7.95%
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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
451 270 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 74.30% 69.95% 66.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 138 148
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £665 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 22
Average hourly rate £18.50 £30.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.33% +39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.00 £13.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.09 £32.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
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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 -17 9 £251 - 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 15 (83.33%) Oracle
2 11 (61.11%) Java
3 7 (38.89%) JUnit
3 7 (38.89%) UNIX
3 7 (38.89%) Windows
4 6 (33.33%) HP
4 6 (33.33%) Middleware
4 6 (33.33%) C#
4 6 (33.33%) C++
4 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 6 (33.33%) DB2
4 6 (33.33%) J2EE
4 6 (33.33%) MQSeries
4 6 (33.33%) JMS
4 6 (33.33%) Scala
4 6 (33.33%) Software Architecture
4 6 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 6 (33.33%) Play Framework
5 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
5 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
5 5 (27.78%) Linux
5 5 (27.78%) WebLogic
5 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (22.22%) Content Management
6 4 (22.22%) OpenView
6 4 (22.22%) JBoss
6 4 (22.22%) CRM
6 4 (22.22%) Adobe
6 4 (22.22%) ITIL
6 4 (22.22%) Red Hat

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 6 (33.33%) MQSeries
2 5 (27.78%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle UPK
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Intranet
1 2 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 6 (33.33%) DB2
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) JUnit
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (11.11%) Retail
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 2 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Scala Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Digital Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 3 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Team Leader
5 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle Applications Support
6 1 (5.56%) C++/Java Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Support
6 1 (5.56%) Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) Middleware
1 6 (33.33%) J2EE
1 6 (33.33%) JMS
1 6 (33.33%) Play Framework
2 4 (22.22%) SAML
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (22.22%) Java EE
3 1 (5.56%) HTML5
3 1 (5.56%) CSS3
3 1 (5.56%) jQuery
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) Spring
3 1 (5.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Social Media
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) UNIX
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Linux
3 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Software Architecture
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Content Management
3 4 (22.22%) CRM
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL
4 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.11%) B2C
5 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 2 (11.11%) Data Management
5 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 2 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (5.56%) Master Data Management
6 1 (5.56%) Web Application Development
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
6 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.56%) ERP
6 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.56%) Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Workflow
6 1 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) C#
2 6 (33.33%) C++
2 6 (33.33%) Scala
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) OpenView
2 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (5.56%) OVSD
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Oracle
2 6 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (22.22%) JBoss
3 4 (22.22%) Adobe
3 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 2 (11.11%) Facebook
4 2 (11.11%) Twitter
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft