The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 67 67 91
Rank change year-on-year
0 +24
Contract jobs citing SOA 93 92 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.55% 2.38% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 3.04% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 62 25
Median daily rate £444 £488 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.97% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £350 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £698 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £56.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2972 3025 2266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.42% 78.21% 74.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1852 1800 1222
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 125 101
Median hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.25% +39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £58.28 £46.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 West

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the North West region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the North West region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SOA
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Manchester -4 54 £450 -10.00% 8
Merseyside +12 21 £413 -6.25% 2
Cheshire -2 8 £370 -22.10% 1
Lancashire - 4 £485 -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 West region with a requirement for SOA.

1 97 (52.43%) Oracle
2 96 (51.89%) Java
3 88 (47.57%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (32.97%) Middleware
5 56 (30.27%) JavaScript
6 55 (29.73%) Linux
7 54 (29.19%) XML
8 52 (28.11%) Open Source
9 48 (25.95%) SOAP
10 46 (24.86%) MySQL
10 46 (24.86%) PostgreSQL
11 45 (24.32%) JSON
12 44 (23.78%) CSS
12 44 (23.78%) HTML
13 42 (22.70%) REST
14 41 (22.16%) CSS3
14 41 (22.16%) HTML5
14 41 (22.16%) Microservices
14 41 (22.16%) IBM
15 40 (21.62%) High Availability
16 39 (21.08%) Security Cleared
17 38 (20.54%) Scrum
18 37 (20.00%) JBoss
19 36 (19.46%) HTTP
20 35 (18.92%) Apache
20 35 (18.92%) JDBC
20 35 (18.92%) Spring
21 34 (18.38%) Tomcat
21 34 (18.38%) Continuous Integration
21 34 (18.38%) Apache Camel

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 37 (20.00%) JBoss
2 35 (18.92%) Apache
3 34 (18.38%) Tomcat
4 21 (11.35%) Oracle Service Bus
5 10 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (5.41%) WebLogic
5 10 (5.41%) WebSphere
6 9 (4.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.62%) Apache ServiceMix
7 3 (1.62%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (1.62%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (1.62%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.08%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.08%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (1.08%) Liferay
8 2 (1.08%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.54%) Confluence
9 1 (0.54%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (10.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (7.57%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (7.03%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (4.32%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (3.78%) SAP MDM
5 6 (3.24%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (1.08%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.19%) GitHub
2 11 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.95%) Amazon Kinesis
2 11 (5.95%) Amazon S3
2 11 (5.95%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 10 (5.41%) IaaS
3 10 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (4.86%) PaaS
5 7 (3.78%) SaaS
5 7 (3.78%) Veeva
6 3 (1.62%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (19.46%) HTTP
2 4 (2.16%) Firewall
3 2 (1.08%) FTP
3 2 (1.08%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.08%) SMTP
3 2 (1.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (24.86%) MySQL
1 46 (24.86%) PostgreSQL
2 30 (16.22%) Oracle Database
3 19 (10.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 13 (7.03%) Data Mining
5 12 (6.49%) Hadoop
6 11 (5.95%) Amazon Redshift
6 11 (5.95%) Star Schema
7 5 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.70%) Oracle ODI
7 5 (2.70%) SQL Server
8 4 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.62%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.62%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (1.62%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.08%) DB2
10 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (1.08%) Redis
11 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (11.89%) Git (software)
2 17 (9.19%) Mercurial
3 15 (8.11%) Talend Open Studio
4 11 (5.95%) ERwin
5 9 (4.86%) JIRA
6 3 (1.62%) Gradle
6 3 (1.62%) Maven
7 2 (1.08%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.08%) Introscope
7 2 (1.08%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.08%) JUnit
7 2 (1.08%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.54%) Ant
8 1 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.54%) MSTest
8 1 (0.54%) NUnit
8 1 (0.54%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.54%) Selenium
8 1 (0.54%) Subversion
8 1 (0.54%) Zephyr
General
1 33 (17.84%) Banking
2 22 (11.89%) Finance
3 6 (3.24%) Retail
4 5 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (2.16%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.16%) Marketing
5 4 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.62%) Publishing
7 2 (1.08%) Electronics
8 1 (0.54%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 84 (45.41%) Developer
2 63 (34.05%) Architect
3 50 (27.03%) Java Developer
4 33 (17.84%) Senior Developer
5 25 (13.51%) Solutions Architect
6 23 (12.43%) Senior Java Developer
7 21 (11.35%) Oracle Developer
8 17 (9.19%) Java Scala Developer
8 17 (9.19%) Scala Developer
8 17 (9.19%) Senior Java Scala Developer
8 17 (9.19%) Senior Scala Developer
8 17 (9.19%) SOA Developer
8 17 (9.19%) Technical Architect
9 15 (8.11%) Oracle SOA Developer
10 11 (5.95%) Analyst
11 10 (5.41%) Administrator
11 10 (5.41%) Digital Architect
11 10 (5.41%) ETL Developer
12 9 (4.86%) Java Architect
12 9 (4.86%) Senior ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (32.97%) Middleware
2 54 (29.19%) XML
3 48 (25.95%) SOAP
4 45 (24.32%) JSON
5 44 (23.78%) CSS
5 44 (23.78%) HTML
6 42 (22.70%) REST
7 41 (22.16%) CSS3
7 41 (22.16%) HTML5
8 35 (18.92%) JDBC
8 35 (18.92%) Spring
9 34 (18.38%) Apache Camel
10 32 (17.30%) ActiveMQ
11 29 (15.68%) RESTful
12 28 (15.14%) Web Services
13 26 (14.05%) J2EE
14 18 (9.73%) Hibernate
15 15 (8.11%) AngularJS
16 14 (7.57%) Oracle Fusion
17 13 (7.03%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.97%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (6.49%) Data Integration
3 9 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.86%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.24%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.70%) SWIFT
6 3 (1.62%) Clustering
6 3 (1.62%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.08%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.08%) DataPower
7 2 (1.08%) Life Science
7 2 (1.08%) LPAR
7 2 (1.08%) PKI
8 1 (0.54%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.54%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 55 (29.73%) Linux
2 12 (6.49%) Unix
3 5 (2.70%) AIX
3 5 (2.70%) Windows
4 4 (2.16%) HPUX
4 4 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.16%) Solaris
4 4 (2.16%) SUSE
4 4 (2.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.08%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.54%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (47.57%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (28.11%) Open Source
3 41 (22.16%) Microservices
4 40 (21.62%) High Availability
5 38 (20.54%) Scrum
6 34 (18.38%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (12.43%) TDD
8 22 (11.89%) OO
8 22 (11.89%) TOGAF
9 21 (11.35%) E-business
9 21 (11.35%) Software Delivery
10 19 (10.27%) OOP
10 19 (10.27%) SDLC
11 18 (9.73%) Data Modelling
11 18 (9.73%) Pair Programming
12 17 (9.19%) BPEL
13 16 (8.65%) ETL
14 15 (8.11%) B2B
14 15 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (8.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 96 (51.89%) Java
2 56 (30.27%) JavaScript
3 23 (12.43%) C
4 22 (11.89%) C++
5 19 (10.27%) Groovy
5 19 (10.27%) SQL
6 18 (9.73%) Scala
7 17 (9.19%) Clojure
8 6 (3.24%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.70%) C#
9 5 (2.70%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.16%) COBOL
10 4 (2.16%) Python
10 4 (2.16%) XQuery
11 2 (1.08%) Go
11 2 (1.08%) PHP
11 2 (1.08%) Ruby
12 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (21.08%) Security Cleared
2 28 (15.14%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.78%) Degree
4 6 (3.24%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.62%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.08%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (1.08%) CLAS
6 2 (1.08%) PhD
7 1 (0.54%) ISEB
7 1 (0.54%) MCP
7 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.41%) QA
2 5 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.62%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.08%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.08%) RMADS
5 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (9.19%) Virtual Machines
2 16 (8.65%) Active Directory
3 12 (6.49%) Docker
4 4 (2.16%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.62%) Firmware
6 2 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.62%) Puppet
2 2 (1.08%) CA Wily
2 2 (1.08%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.08%) nmon
2 2 (1.08%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 97 (52.43%) Oracle
2 41 (22.16%) IBM
3 28 (15.14%) Microsoft
4 15 (8.11%) Talend
5 10 (5.41%) SAP
6 7 (3.78%) Concur
6 7 (3.78%) Infor
6 7 (3.78%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.16%) HP
7 4 (2.16%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.62%) ForgeRock
8 3 (1.62%) hybris
8 3 (1.62%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.62%) Teradata
8 3 (1.62%) VMware
9 2 (1.08%) Actimize
9 2 (1.08%) CA
9 2 (1.08%) Endeca
9 2 (1.08%) F5
9 2 (1.08%) Software AG
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