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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 62 12 36
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +24
Contract jobs citing SOA 8 35 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.02% 9.31% 2.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 12.68% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 3
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£250 £250 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -26.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £34.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+37.68% +0.72%
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
576 276 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 73.56% 73.40% 62.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 128 114
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £205 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 22
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £14.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -44 6 £250 +5.37%
Durham - 2 - - 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 27 (90.00%) Oracle
2 25 (83.33%) Java
3 21 (70.00%) Middleware
4 19 (63.33%) Red Hat
4 19 (63.33%) HP
4 19 (63.33%) WebLogic
4 19 (63.33%) Linux
4 19 (63.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (63.33%) Oracle Database
5 18 (60.00%) Finance
5 18 (60.00%) OpenView
6 17 (56.67%) SC Cleared
6 17 (56.67%) Security Cleared
7 16 (53.33%) AquaLogic
8 15 (50.00%) Java EE
9 11 (36.67%) ITIL
10 10 (33.33%) J2EE
11 9 (30.00%) Problem Management
12 8 (26.67%) SQL
12 8 (26.67%) SOAP
12 8 (26.67%) JMS
13 7 (23.33%) SAN
13 7 (23.33%) SLA
13 7 (23.33%) Web Services
13 7 (23.33%) UNIX
13 7 (23.33%) Change Management
14 6 (20.00%) Network Management
14 6 (20.00%) Splunk
14 6 (20.00%) JUnit
14 6 (20.00%) PL/SQL

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 19 (63.33%) WebLogic
2 16 (53.33%) AquaLogic
3 4 (13.33%) MQSeries
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) SAN
2 4 (13.33%) LDAP
3 1 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (63.33%) Oracle Database
2 4 (13.33%) BusinessObjects XI
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) DB2
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) JUnit
2 4 (13.33%) Ant
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Publishing
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Multimedia
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) Consultant
3 4 (13.33%) DBA
3 4 (13.33%) Scala Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 3 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (10.00%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.67%) UNIX Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Linux Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Informatica Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Designer
6 1 (3.33%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (70.00%) Middleware
2 15 (50.00%) Java EE
3 10 (33.33%) J2EE
4 8 (26.67%) SOAP
4 8 (26.67%) JMS
5 7 (23.33%) Web Services
6 4 (13.33%) JDBC
6 4 (13.33%) JNDI
6 4 (13.33%) Play Framework
7 3 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (10.00%) CSS
7 3 (10.00%) XML
8 2 (6.67%) HTML
8 2 (6.67%) Spring
9 1 (3.33%) HTML5
9 1 (3.33%) REST
9 1 (3.33%) CSS3
9 1 (3.33%) WCF
9 1 (3.33%) jQuery
9 1 (3.33%) CAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) Linux
1 19 (63.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (23.33%) UNIX
3 5 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) ITIL
2 9 (30.00%) Problem Management
3 7 (23.33%) Change Management
4 6 (20.00%) Network Management
5 5 (16.67%) High Availability
6 4 (13.33%) Software Architecture
6 4 (13.33%) Service Management
7 2 (6.67%) Master Data Management
7 2 (6.67%) Performance Management
7 2 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) MVC
7 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.67%) TDD
7 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
7 2 (6.67%) Data Management
7 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
7 2 (6.67%) CRM
7 2 (6.67%) ERP
7 2 (6.67%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 25 (83.33%) Java
2 8 (26.67%) SQL
3 6 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 5 (16.67%) C#
5 4 (13.33%) C++
5 4 (13.33%) Scala
5 4 (13.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.33%) XPath
7 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (56.67%) SC Cleared
1 17 (56.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (60.00%) OpenView
2 1 (3.33%) OVSD
Vendors
1 27 (90.00%) Oracle
2 19 (63.33%) HP
2 19 (63.33%) Red Hat
3 6 (20.00%) Splunk
4 5 (16.67%) Informatica
5 4 (13.33%) Business Objects
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft