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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 85 98 97
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -1
Contract jobs citing SOA 64 36 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.77% 1.27% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 1.76% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 22 17
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£438 £399 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.71% +26.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £339 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £498 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-10.93% +17.64%
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
2697 2048 1649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.77% 72.27% 70.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1464 1047 809
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 128 80
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.56 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.93% +14.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.58 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
Manchester -1 27 £438 +16.66% 11
Cheshire +12 21 £440 -5.17% 3
Merseyside -7 12 £408 +12.41% 2
Lancashire - - - - 2
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 52 (40.31%) Web Services
2 50 (38.76%) Oracle
3 48 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (31.78%) Microsoft
5 38 (29.46%) .NET
5 38 (29.46%) XML
6 34 (26.36%) Java
7 33 (25.58%) C#
8 30 (23.26%) SQL Server
9 28 (21.71%) SQL
10 26 (20.16%) MVC
11 25 (19.38%) ASP.NET
11 25 (19.38%) CSS
12 23 (17.83%) Open Source
12 23 (17.83%) Oracle Database
13 22 (17.05%) JavaScript
13 22 (17.05%) OO
14 21 (16.28%) REST
15 20 (15.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 20 (15.50%) WCF
16 19 (14.73%) TDD
17 18 (13.95%) HTML
18 17 (13.18%) SOAP
18 17 (13.18%) MS Excel
19 16 (12.40%) Visual Studio
19 16 (12.40%) Middleware
19 16 (12.40%) Finance
19 16 (12.40%) Scrum
19 16 (12.40%) Oracle Database 11g
19 16 (12.40%) jQuery

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 20 (15.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 15 (11.63%) Oracle Service Bus
3 11 (8.53%) IIS
4 10 (7.75%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (7.75%) WebLogic
5 7 (5.43%) MQSeries
5 7 (5.43%) Apache
6 6 (4.65%) SharePoint
6 6 (4.65%) CMS
6 6 (4.65%) TIBCO EMS
7 5 (3.88%) Apache Solr
7 5 (3.88%) Orchard CMS
7 5 (3.88%) Apache Spark
8 3 (2.33%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
8 3 (2.33%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.55%) SugarCRM
9 2 (1.55%) Oracle BPEL
9 2 (1.55%) AquaLogic
9 2 (1.55%) WebLogic Integration
9 2 (1.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (13.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.78%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 10 (7.75%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (4.65%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (4.65%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (4.65%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (3.88%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (3.88%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (2.33%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (2.33%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.65%) SaaS
3 4 (3.10%) PaaS
4 2 (1.55%) IaaS
4 2 (1.55%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.30%) HTTP
2 3 (2.33%) VPN
2 3 (2.33%) Internet
2 3 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.55%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (23.26%) SQL Server
2 23 (17.83%) Oracle Database
3 16 (12.40%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (6.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (6.20%) Oracle ODI
6 7 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (3.88%) NoSQL
7 5 (3.88%) RavenDB
7 5 (3.88%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (3.88%) Relational Database
8 4 (3.10%) MongoDB
8 4 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (3.10%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (2.33%) Couchbase
10 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (1.55%) MS Access
10 2 (1.55%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (12.40%) Visual Studio
2 12 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (5.43%) Ant
3 7 (5.43%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.65%) Axure RP
4 6 (4.65%) Selenium
4 6 (4.65%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.88%) SoapUI
5 5 (3.88%) Subversion
5 5 (3.88%) Maven
6 4 (3.10%) Lombardi
6 4 (3.10%) JDeveloper
7 3 (2.33%) JIRA
8 2 (1.55%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.55%) Hudson
9 1 (0.78%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (0.78%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.78%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.78%) QUnit
General
1 16 (12.40%) Finance
2 9 (6.98%) Retail
3 7 (5.43%) Banking
4 6 (4.65%) Local Government
5 1 (0.78%) Marketing
5 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.78%) Advertising
5 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.78%) Back Office
5 1 (0.78%) Electronics
5 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (51.94%) Developer
2 36 (27.91%) Architect
3 20 (15.50%) .NET Developer
4 16 (12.40%) Oracle Developer
5 14 (10.85%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (6.98%) Tester
7 8 (6.20%) Applications Developer
8 7 (5.43%) Consultant
8 7 (5.43%) Java Developer
8 7 (5.43%) BizTalk Developer
8 7 (5.43%) Oracle SOA Developer
8 7 (5.43%) SOA Developer
9 6 (4.65%) C# Developer
9 6 (4.65%) QA Tester
10 5 (3.88%) Software Architect
10 5 (3.88%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.88%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (3.88%) Agile .NET Developer
10 5 (3.88%) Senior .NET Developer
11 4 (3.10%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (40.31%) Web Services
2 38 (29.46%) XML
2 38 (29.46%) .NET
3 25 (19.38%) ASP.NET
3 25 (19.38%) CSS
4 21 (16.28%) REST
5 20 (15.50%) WCF
6 18 (13.95%) HTML
7 17 (13.18%) SOAP
8 16 (12.40%) Middleware
8 16 (12.40%) jQuery
8 16 (12.40%) Oracle Fusion
9 14 (10.85%) JSON
9 14 (10.85%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (10.85%) SAML
10 13 (10.08%) WSDL
10 13 (10.08%) Ajax
10 13 (10.08%) CSS3
11 12 (9.30%) J2EE
12 11 (8.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.83%) Open Source
2 12 (9.30%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.98%) Mobile App
3 9 (6.98%) NHS
4 5 (3.88%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.88%) Web 2.0
4 5 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.33%) PKI
6 2 (1.55%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.78%) User Experience
7 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.78%) Informatics
7 1 (0.78%) W3C
7 1 (0.78%) DTV
7 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.85%) Windows
2 10 (7.75%) Linux
2 10 (7.75%) UNIX
3 8 (6.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (4.65%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.33%) AIX
6 2 (1.55%) HPUX
6 2 (1.55%) SUSE
6 2 (1.55%) Android
7 1 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (20.16%) MVC
3 22 (17.05%) OO
4 19 (14.73%) TDD
5 16 (12.40%) Scrum
6 15 (11.63%) OOP
6 15 (11.63%) TOGAF
7 11 (8.53%) BPEL
7 11 (8.53%) E-Commerce
7 11 (8.53%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (7.75%) CRM
8 10 (7.75%) Mentoring
9 9 (6.98%) Release Management
9 9 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (6.20%) ITIL
10 8 (6.20%) Workflow
10 8 (6.20%) Process Management
10 8 (6.20%) Service Delivery
11 7 (5.43%) Software Engineering
11 7 (5.43%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (26.36%) Java
2 33 (25.58%) C#
3 28 (21.71%) SQL
4 22 (17.05%) JavaScript
5 15 (11.63%) XPath
6 11 (8.53%) T-SQL
7 10 (7.75%) XQuery
8 8 (6.20%) PL/SQL
8 8 (6.20%) Ruby
9 7 (5.43%) Shell Script
10 4 (3.10%) Groovy
11 3 (2.33%) VB
12 2 (1.55%) Perl
12 2 (1.55%) PHP
12 2 (1.55%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 1 (0.78%) PHP5
13 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.78%) Python
13 1 (0.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (10.85%) Degree
2 9 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.88%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.88%) ISEB
4 2 (1.55%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (1.55%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.20%) QA
2 4 (3.10%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.88%) TIBCO Hawk
2 3 (2.33%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (1.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 50 (38.76%) Oracle
2 41 (31.78%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.75%) TIBCO
3 10 (7.75%) IBM
4 6 (4.65%) Citrix
5 5 (3.88%) Adobe
6 4 (3.10%) Informatica
6 4 (3.10%) Pega
7 2 (1.55%) hybris
7 2 (1.55%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.55%) HP
8 1 (0.78%) SAP
8 1 (0.78%) BEA
8 1 (0.78%) VMware
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