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 30 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 89 76 88
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +12
Contract jobs citing SOA 74 104 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.10% 2.32% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 2.84% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 76 27
Median daily rate £450 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £396 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £550 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £463 £435
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £33.64 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2939 3663 2440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.30% 81.82% 75.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1877 2293 1396
Median daily rate £408 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 149 114
Median hourly rate £24.50 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.78% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.58 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 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 30 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
Manchester -17 35 £500 +5.26% 6
Merseyside +16 17 £425 -8.10% 1
Cheshire -21 9 £415 -12.63% 6
Lancashire +21 2 - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 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 West region with a requirement for SOA.

1 86 (47.51%) Oracle
2 84 (46.41%) Java
3 80 (44.20%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (35.36%) Middleware
5 56 (30.94%) JavaScript
6 53 (29.28%) Microservices
7 52 (28.73%) Open Source
8 51 (28.18%) XML
9 48 (26.52%) Linux
10 42 (23.20%) SOAP
11 40 (22.10%) HTML
12 39 (21.55%) Security Cleared
13 38 (20.99%) CSS
13 38 (20.99%) Spring
13 38 (20.99%) JSON
14 36 (19.89%) Web Services
14 36 (19.89%) IBM
15 35 (19.34%) Enterprise Software
16 34 (18.78%) HTML5
16 34 (18.78%) High Availability
16 34 (18.78%) CSS3
16 34 (18.78%) Microsoft
17 33 (18.23%) PostgreSQL
17 33 (18.23%) RESTful
18 32 (17.68%) REST
18 32 (17.68%) JBoss
19 31 (17.13%) Tomcat
19 31 (17.13%) HTTP
19 31 (17.13%) SC Cleared
20 30 (16.57%) Apache

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 32 (17.68%) JBoss
2 31 (17.13%) Tomcat
3 30 (16.57%) Apache
4 25 (13.81%) Oracle Service Bus
5 16 (8.84%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (6.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (5.52%) WebLogic
7 10 (5.52%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.66%) Apache ServiceMix
8 3 (1.66%) Liferay
8 3 (1.66%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.10%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.10%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.10%) Jetty
9 2 (1.10%) Mule
9 2 (1.10%) nginx
9 2 (1.10%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.10%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 26 (14.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (9.94%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (7.73%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (3.87%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.55%) HFM
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.55%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.50%) GitHub
2 17 (9.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (8.84%) PaaS
4 14 (7.73%) IaaS
5 11 (6.08%) SaaS
6 6 (3.31%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (1.10%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (1.10%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.55%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 31 (17.13%) HTTP
2 5 (2.76%) FTP
2 5 (2.76%) SMTP
3 3 (1.66%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.10%) AMQP
4 2 (1.10%) Firewall
5 1 (0.55%) Internet
5 1 (0.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (18.23%) PostgreSQL
2 30 (16.57%) MySQL
3 26 (14.36%) Oracle Database
4 16 (8.84%) Oracle Database 11g
5 12 (6.63%) Hadoop
6 11 (6.08%) Data Mining
7 7 (3.87%) NoSQL
8 6 (3.31%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.76%) MongoDB
9 5 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (2.21%) DB2
10 4 (2.21%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (2.21%) SQL Server
10 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.66%) Big Data
11 3 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.66%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (1.10%) GIS
12 2 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (1.10%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 25 (13.81%) Git (software)
2 19 (10.50%) Mercurial
3 10 (5.52%) JIRA
4 4 (2.21%) Maven
5 3 (1.66%) Gradle
5 3 (1.66%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.66%) JUnit
5 3 (1.66%) Selenium
5 3 (1.66%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.10%) ClearCase
6 2 (1.10%) ERwin
6 2 (1.10%) Introscope
6 2 (1.10%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.10%) Subversion
6 2 (1.10%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (1.10%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.55%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.55%) Mockito
7 1 (0.55%) SoapUI
General
1 21 (11.60%) Banking
2 11 (6.08%) Finance
3 8 (4.42%) Retail
4 4 (2.21%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.21%) Marketing
4 4 (2.21%) Publishing
4 4 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.10%) Electronics
6 1 (0.55%) Advertising
6 1 (0.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 77 (42.54%) Architect
2 70 (38.67%) Developer
3 43 (23.76%) Java Developer
4 30 (16.57%) Solutions Architect
5 25 (13.81%) Senior Developer
6 24 (13.26%) Senior Java Developer
7 21 (11.60%) Technical Architect
8 19 (10.50%) Java Scala Developer
8 19 (10.50%) Scala Developer
8 19 (10.50%) Senior Java Scala Developer
8 19 (10.50%) Senior Scala Developer
9 17 (9.39%) Oracle Developer
10 15 (8.29%) SOA Developer
11 13 (7.18%) Consultant
11 13 (7.18%) Oracle SOA Developer
12 11 (6.08%) SOA Architect
13 10 (5.52%) Azure Architect
13 10 (5.52%) Digital Architect
13 10 (5.52%) Integration Architect
14 9 (4.97%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (35.36%) Middleware
2 51 (28.18%) XML
3 42 (23.20%) SOAP
4 40 (22.10%) HTML
5 38 (20.99%) CSS
5 38 (20.99%) JSON
5 38 (20.99%) Spring
6 36 (19.89%) Web Services
7 34 (18.78%) CSS3
7 34 (18.78%) HTML5
8 33 (18.23%) RESTful
9 32 (17.68%) REST
10 29 (16.02%) Apache Camel
10 29 (16.02%) JDBC
11 27 (14.92%) ActiveMQ
12 23 (12.71%) J2EE
13 20 (11.05%) Hibernate
14 18 (9.94%) JMS
15 15 (8.29%) AngularJS
16 12 (6.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 35 (19.34%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (4.97%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.76%) SWIFT
5 4 (2.21%) Clustering
6 3 (1.66%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.66%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.66%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.66%) User Experience
7 2 (1.10%) DataPower
7 2 (1.10%) Life Science
7 2 (1.10%) LPAR
8 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.55%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.55%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.55%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 48 (26.52%) Linux
2 10 (5.52%) Unix
3 6 (3.31%) AIX
4 5 (2.76%) Windows
5 3 (1.66%) HPUX
5 3 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.66%) Solaris
5 3 (1.66%) SUSE
5 3 (1.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (44.20%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (29.28%) Microservices
3 52 (28.73%) Open Source
4 34 (18.78%) High Availability
5 30 (16.57%) Scrum
6 29 (16.02%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (14.92%) Software Delivery
7 27 (14.92%) TDD
8 26 (14.36%) BPEL
8 26 (14.36%) OO
9 22 (12.15%) Pair Programming
10 21 (11.60%) B2B
11 20 (11.05%) ERP
12 19 (10.50%) OOP
13 16 (8.84%) CRM
13 16 (8.84%) TOGAF
14 15 (8.29%) Project Management
15 14 (7.73%) Data Management
15 14 (7.73%) E-business
16 12 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 84 (46.41%) Java
2 56 (30.94%) JavaScript
3 24 (13.26%) Groovy
3 24 (13.26%) SQL
4 23 (12.71%) Scala
5 22 (12.15%) Clojure
6 16 (8.84%) C
7 14 (7.73%) C++
8 7 (3.87%) PL/SQL
9 6 (3.31%) Ruby
10 5 (2.76%) C#
10 5 (2.76%) Python
10 5 (2.76%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.21%) COBOL
12 2 (1.10%) F#
13 1 (0.55%) Perl
13 1 (0.55%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 39 (21.55%) Security Cleared
2 31 (17.13%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.87%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.66%) Degree
5 1 (0.55%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.55%) ISEB
5 1 (0.55%) MCP
5 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.18%) QA
2 5 (2.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (10.50%) Active Directory
1 19 (10.50%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.66%) Docker
2 3 (1.66%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.10%) Firmware
3 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.66%) Puppet
2 2 (1.10%) CA Wily
2 2 (1.10%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.10%) nmon
2 2 (1.10%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 86 (47.51%) Oracle
2 36 (19.89%) IBM
3 34 (18.78%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.31%) ForgeRock
4 6 (3.31%) Sitecore
5 4 (2.21%) HP
5 4 (2.21%) SAP
6 3 (1.66%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.66%) VMware
7 2 (1.10%) Actimize
7 2 (1.10%) CA
7 2 (1.10%) Endeca
7 2 (1.10%) F5
7 2 (1.10%) hybris
7 2 (1.10%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.10%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.10%) Talend
8 1 (0.55%) Concur
8 1 (0.55%) WSO2
8 1 (0.55%) Xamarin
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