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 25 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 68 69 103
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +34
Contract jobs citing SOA 103 85 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.75% 2.29% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.39% 2.97% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 54 18
Median daily rate £475 £488 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £328 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £700 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £56.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.60 £43.25
% change year-on-year
+10.83% -6.12%
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
3042 2861 2359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.08% 76.93% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1920 1678 1260
Median daily rate £415 £380 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 124 100
Median hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £14.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.08 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -9 48 £450 -10.00% 10
Cheshire +17 27 £494 +3.94% 1
Merseyside -7 17 £400 -14.89% 5
Lancashire -1 4 £480 +60.50% 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 92 (52.27%) Oracle
2 91 (51.70%) Java
3 88 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (32.39%) Middleware
5 55 (31.25%) Linux
6 51 (28.98%) JavaScript
7 49 (27.84%) XML
7 49 (27.84%) Open Source
8 46 (26.14%) MySQL
8 46 (26.14%) PostgreSQL
9 45 (25.57%) JSON
10 44 (25.00%) SOAP
10 44 (25.00%) Microservices
11 42 (23.86%) IBM
12 40 (22.73%) REST
13 39 (22.16%) High Availability
13 39 (22.16%) CSS
14 38 (21.59%) HTML
14 38 (21.59%) JBoss
14 38 (21.59%) CSS3
14 38 (21.59%) HTML5
15 36 (20.45%) HTTP
15 36 (20.45%) Scrum
15 36 (20.45%) Banking
16 35 (19.89%) Apache
16 35 (19.89%) JDBC
16 35 (19.89%) Security Cleared
17 34 (19.32%) Tomcat
18 33 (18.75%) Apache Camel
19 32 (18.18%) ActiveMQ

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 38 (21.59%) JBoss
2 35 (19.89%) Apache
3 34 (19.32%) Tomcat
4 18 (10.23%) Oracle Service Bus
5 10 (5.68%) WebLogic
5 10 (5.68%) WebSphere
6 8 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (2.84%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.70%) Apache ServiceMix
8 3 (1.70%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (1.70%) WebLogic Portal
8 3 (1.70%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.14%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.14%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.14%) Liferay
9 2 (1.14%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.57%) CMS
10 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.57%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 13 (7.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (6.82%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (4.55%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (3.98%) SAP MDM
5 2 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.95%) GitHub
2 11 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.25%) Amazon Kinesis
2 11 (6.25%) Amazon S3
2 11 (6.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 7 (3.98%) Veeva
4 4 (2.27%) IaaS
4 4 (2.27%) SaaS
5 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (20.45%) HTTP
2 4 (2.27%) Firewall
3 2 (1.14%) VPN
4 1 (0.57%) H.323
4 1 (0.57%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.57%) LAN
4 1 (0.57%) VoIP
4 1 (0.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (26.14%) MySQL
1 46 (26.14%) PostgreSQL
2 28 (15.91%) Oracle Database
3 17 (9.66%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (6.82%) Data Mining
4 12 (6.82%) Hadoop
5 11 (6.25%) Amazon Redshift
5 11 (6.25%) Star Schema
6 8 (4.55%) SQL Server
7 5 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.84%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (2.27%) Spatial Data
9 3 (1.70%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.70%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (1.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (1.14%) DB2
10 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (1.14%) Redis
11 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.57%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 19 (10.80%) Git (software)
2 15 (8.52%) Talend Open Studio
3 14 (7.95%) Mercurial
4 11 (6.25%) ERwin
5 7 (3.98%) JIRA
6 4 (2.27%) Gradle
6 4 (2.27%) Maven
7 2 (1.14%) Ant
7 2 (1.14%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.14%) Introscope
7 2 (1.14%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.14%) JUnit
7 2 (1.14%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.14%) Subversion
8 1 (0.57%) NUnit
8 1 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.57%) Selenium
8 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (20.45%) Banking
2 25 (14.20%) Finance
3 5 (2.84%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.27%) Retail
5 3 (1.70%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.70%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.14%) Electronics
6 2 (1.14%) Marketing
7 1 (0.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 77 (43.75%) Developer
2 64 (36.36%) Architect
3 46 (26.14%) Java Developer
4 30 (17.05%) Senior Developer
5 26 (14.77%) Solutions Architect
6 20 (11.36%) Senior Java Developer
7 19 (10.80%) Oracle Developer
8 17 (9.66%) Technical Architect
9 15 (8.52%) SOA Developer
10 14 (7.95%) Java Scala Developer
10 14 (7.95%) Scala Developer
10 14 (7.95%) Senior Java Scala Developer
10 14 (7.95%) Senior Scala Developer
11 13 (7.39%) Oracle SOA Developer
12 11 (6.25%) Analyst
13 10 (5.68%) Digital Architect
13 10 (5.68%) ETL Developer
14 9 (5.11%) Administrator
14 9 (5.11%) Java Architect
14 9 (5.11%) Senior ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (32.39%) Middleware
2 49 (27.84%) XML
3 45 (25.57%) JSON
4 44 (25.00%) SOAP
5 40 (22.73%) REST
6 39 (22.16%) CSS
7 38 (21.59%) CSS3
7 38 (21.59%) HTML
7 38 (21.59%) HTML5
8 35 (19.89%) JDBC
9 33 (18.75%) Apache Camel
10 32 (18.18%) ActiveMQ
11 31 (17.61%) Spring
12 27 (15.34%) Web Services
13 25 (14.20%) J2EE
14 22 (12.50%) RESTful
15 16 (9.09%) AngularJS
16 15 (8.52%) Hibernate
17 13 (7.39%) Oracle Fusion
18 10 (5.68%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.66%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (7.39%) Data Integration
3 8 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.41%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.84%) SWIFT
7 3 (1.70%) Clustering
7 3 (1.70%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.14%) DataPower
8 2 (1.14%) Life Science
8 2 (1.14%) LPAR
8 2 (1.14%) PKI
9 1 (0.57%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.57%) iPad
9 1 (0.57%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.57%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.57%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 55 (31.25%) Linux
2 11 (6.25%) Unix
3 5 (2.84%) AIX
3 5 (2.84%) Windows
4 4 (2.27%) HPUX
4 4 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.27%) Solaris
4 4 (2.27%) SUSE
4 4 (2.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.14%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (27.84%) Open Source
3 44 (25.00%) Microservices
4 39 (22.16%) High Availability
5 36 (20.45%) Scrum
6 29 (16.48%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (15.91%) TOGAF
8 21 (11.93%) E-business
9 20 (11.36%) OO
10 19 (10.80%) TDD
11 18 (10.23%) Data Modelling
11 18 (10.23%) SDLC
11 18 (10.23%) Software Delivery
12 17 (9.66%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (9.66%) Mentoring
12 17 (9.66%) OOP
13 16 (9.09%) ETL
14 14 (7.95%) BPEL
14 14 (7.95%) Pair Programming
15 13 (7.39%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (51.70%) Java
2 51 (28.98%) JavaScript
3 23 (13.07%) C
4 22 (12.50%) C++
5 16 (9.09%) Groovy
6 15 (8.52%) Scala
7 14 (7.95%) Clojure
8 12 (6.82%) SQL
9 6 (3.41%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.84%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.27%) C#
11 4 (2.27%) COBOL
11 4 (2.27%) Python
11 4 (2.27%) XQuery
12 2 (1.14%) Go
12 2 (1.14%) PHP
12 2 (1.14%) Ruby
13 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (19.89%) Security Cleared
2 25 (14.20%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.98%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (3.98%) Degree
4 3 (1.70%) BC Cleared
4 3 (1.70%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (1.14%) CLAS
5 2 (1.14%) PhD
6 1 (0.57%) ISEB
6 1 (0.57%) MCP
6 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.55%) QA
2 5 (2.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.27%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.14%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.14%) RMADS
System Software
1 14 (7.95%) Virtual Machines
2 12 (6.82%) Docker
3 9 (5.11%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.70%) Firmware
6 2 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.70%) Puppet
2 2 (1.14%) CA Wily
2 2 (1.14%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.14%) nmon
2 2 (1.14%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 92 (52.27%) Oracle
2 42 (23.86%) IBM
3 16 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 15 (8.52%) Talend
5 8 (4.55%) SAP
6 7 (3.98%) Concur
6 7 (3.98%) Infor
6 7 (3.98%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.27%) HP
7 4 (2.27%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.27%) Teradata
8 3 (1.70%) hybris
8 3 (1.70%) VMware
9 2 (1.14%) Actimize
9 2 (1.14%) CA
9 2 (1.14%) Endeca
9 2 (1.14%) F5
9 2 (1.14%) Siebel
9 2 (1.14%) Software AG
10 1 (0.57%) Hyperion
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