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 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 88 67 52
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -15
Contract jobs citing SOA 25 23 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.90% 2.07% 3.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 2.49% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 9
Median daily rate £321 £500 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.85% +88.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £300 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £568 £320
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
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
1117 922 552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 84.69% 82.99% 79.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 609 340
Median daily rate £400 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +19.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 30 38
Median hourly rate £28.00 £13.85 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.16% -31.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.50 £32.34
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 the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the North East 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
Tyne and Wear -15 24 £321 -35.85% 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

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 North East region with a requirement for SOA.

1 33 (71.74%) Oracle
1 33 (71.74%) Unix
2 30 (65.22%) Windows
3 29 (63.04%) AIX
3 29 (63.04%) Solaris
3 29 (63.04%) WebLogic
3 29 (63.04%) Microsoft
3 29 (63.04%) CA
3 29 (63.04%) Incident Management
3 29 (63.04%) ServiceNow
3 29 (63.04%) Windows Server
4 25 (54.35%) HP
5 24 (52.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 23 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
7 22 (47.83%) SLA
7 22 (47.83%) ITIL
7 22 (47.83%) Problem Management
7 22 (47.83%) Release Management
7 22 (47.83%) Service Delivery
7 22 (47.83%) Change Management
8 20 (43.48%) Quality Management
8 20 (43.48%) ISO 9001
8 20 (43.48%) Root Cause Analysis
8 20 (43.48%) QMS
9 19 (41.30%) Computer Science
9 19 (41.30%) Degree
10 15 (32.61%) Security Cleared
11 14 (30.43%) SC Cleared
12 11 (23.91%) Java
13 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 29 (63.04%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.17%) Mule
2 1 (2.17%) Mule ESB
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) GitHub
2 1 (2.17%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Internet
1 1 (2.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
1 2 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.70%) Mercurial
3 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.52%) Subversion
4 2 (4.35%) Maven
5 1 (2.17%) Ant
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Support Specialist
2 12 (26.09%) Developer
3 10 (21.74%) Support Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Middleware Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Unix Support
5 5 (10.87%) AIX Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) AIX Support
5 5 (10.87%) Scala Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Unix Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Java Scala Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Java Scala Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Scala Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Solaris Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Unix Support Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Ruby Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Solaris Support Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) Middleware
2 5 (10.87%) J2EE
2 5 (10.87%) REST
2 5 (10.87%) XML
3 4 (8.70%) CSS
3 4 (8.70%) CSS3
3 4 (8.70%) Hibernate
3 4 (8.70%) HTML
3 4 (8.70%) HTML5
3 4 (8.70%) RESTful
3 4 (8.70%) Spring
4 3 (6.52%) JSON
4 3 (6.52%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (6.52%) Sinatra
4 3 (6.52%) Web Services
5 2 (4.35%) Java EE
5 2 (4.35%) Play Framework
5 2 (4.35%) SOAP
5 2 (4.35%) XSLT
6 1 (2.17%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 19 (41.30%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.17%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 33 (71.74%) Unix
2 30 (65.22%) Windows
3 29 (63.04%) AIX
3 29 (63.04%) Solaris
3 29 (63.04%) Windows Server
4 5 (10.87%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (63.04%) Incident Management
2 22 (47.83%) Change Management
2 22 (47.83%) ITIL
2 22 (47.83%) Problem Management
2 22 (47.83%) Release Management
2 22 (47.83%) Service Delivery
3 20 (43.48%) QMS
3 20 (43.48%) Quality Management
3 20 (43.48%) Root Cause Analysis
4 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (17.39%) Open Source
6 7 (15.22%) OO
7 5 (10.87%) DevOps
7 5 (10.87%) Scrum
8 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (8.70%) Microservices
8 4 (8.70%) OOP
8 4 (8.70%) Pair Programming
8 4 (8.70%) Software Delivery
8 4 (8.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) Java
2 6 (13.04%) Scala
3 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.70%) Clojure
4 4 (8.70%) Groovy
5 3 (6.52%) Ruby
6 1 (2.17%) Apex Code
6 1 (2.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (52.17%) BPSS Clearance
2 19 (41.30%) Degree
3 15 (32.61%) Security Cleared
4 14 (30.43%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 22 (47.83%) SLA
3 20 (43.48%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Puppet
2 2 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 33 (71.74%) Oracle
2 29 (63.04%) CA
2 29 (63.04%) Microsoft
2 29 (63.04%) ServiceNow
3 25 (54.35%) HP
4 2 (4.35%) Atlassian
4 2 (4.35%) MuleSoft
5 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com