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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 54 31 38
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +7
Contract jobs citing SOA 21 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.84% 1.50% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.70% 2.23% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 2
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£283 £425 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.47% +32.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £425 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £425 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £439 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+61.01% -1.66%
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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
568 224 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 76.86% 67.07% 63.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 117 138
Average daily rate £360 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 22 19
Average hourly rate £22.15 £22.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.20 £7.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -22 19 £283 -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 26 (89.66%) Oracle
2 22 (75.86%) Java
3 17 (58.62%) Middleware
4 15 (51.72%) HP
4 15 (51.72%) Red Hat
4 15 (51.72%) WebLogic
4 15 (51.72%) Linux
4 15 (51.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (51.72%) Oracle Database
5 14 (48.28%) OpenView
5 14 (48.28%) Finance
6 12 (41.38%) AquaLogic
6 12 (41.38%) SC Cleared
6 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
7 11 (37.93%) Java EE
7 11 (37.93%) J2EE
8 9 (31.03%) JMS
9 8 (27.59%) UNIX
9 8 (27.59%) JUnit
10 7 (24.14%) SQL
10 7 (24.14%) Windows
10 7 (24.14%) ITIL
11 6 (20.69%) SOAP
11 6 (20.69%) MQSeries
11 6 (20.69%) C#
11 6 (20.69%) C++
11 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
11 6 (20.69%) DB2
11 6 (20.69%) SLA
11 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (51.72%) WebLogic
2 12 (41.38%) AquaLogic
3 6 (20.69%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) SAN
2 3 (10.34%) LDAP
3 2 (6.90%) Intranet
3 2 (6.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (51.72%) Oracle Database
2 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.69%) DB2
3 4 (13.79%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) JUnit
2 3 (10.34%) Ant
General
1 14 (48.28%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Marketing
3 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Multimedia
4 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Architect
3 5 (17.24%) Scala Developer
4 4 (13.79%) DBA
4 4 (13.79%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Java Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Digital Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (10.34%) Team Leader
5 3 (10.34%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 3 (10.34%) Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
6 2 (6.90%) UNIX Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Linux Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Informatica Specialist
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Java Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (58.62%) Middleware
2 11 (37.93%) Java EE
2 11 (37.93%) J2EE
3 9 (31.03%) JMS
4 6 (20.69%) SOAP
4 6 (20.69%) Play Framework
5 5 (17.24%) Web Services
6 4 (13.79%) SAML
7 3 (10.34%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (10.34%) JNDI
7 3 (10.34%) JDBC
8 2 (6.90%) HTML
8 2 (6.90%) CSS
8 2 (6.90%) Spring
9 1 (3.45%) HTML5
9 1 (3.45%) CSS3
9 1 (3.45%) Ajax
9 1 (3.45%) jQuery
9 1 (3.45%) Hibernate
9 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Social Media
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.90%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) Linux
1 15 (51.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (27.59%) UNIX
3 7 (24.14%) Windows
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) ITIL
2 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.69%) Software Architecture
3 5 (17.24%) Problem Management
4 4 (13.79%) CRM
4 4 (13.79%) Change Management
4 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (13.79%) Content Management
4 4 (13.79%) High Availability
5 3 (10.34%) Network Management
5 3 (10.34%) Service Management
6 2 (6.90%) ERP
6 2 (6.90%) Data Modelling
6 2 (6.90%) B2C
6 2 (6.90%) EAM
6 2 (6.90%) Performance Management
6 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.90%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (75.86%) Java
2 7 (24.14%) SQL
3 6 (20.69%) C#
3 6 (20.69%) C++
3 6 (20.69%) Scala
4 4 (13.79%) PL/SQL
4 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
5 3 (10.34%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) SC Cleared
1 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (48.28%) OpenView
2 1 (3.45%) OVSD
Vendors
1 26 (89.66%) Oracle
2 15 (51.72%) HP
2 15 (51.72%) Red Hat
3 4 (13.79%) JBoss
3 4 (13.79%) Business Objects
3 4 (13.79%) Adobe
3 4 (13.79%) Informatica
4 3 (10.34%) Splunk
5 2 (6.90%) Facebook
5 2 (6.90%) Twitter