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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 80 93 109
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +16
Contract jobs citing SOA 92 67 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.29% 1.69% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 2.16% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 46 19
Average daily rate £500 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £326 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £588 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £431 £410
% change year-on-year
+10.28% +5.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £57.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.00 £38.43 £46.00
% change year-on-year
+27.52% -16.46%
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
3278 3105 2353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.46% 78.09% 75.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2030 1716 1229
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 146 134
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 May 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheshire +19 44 £500 +11.11%
Manchester -7 29 £463 +15.62% 16
Merseyside -4 5 £413 -2.94% 1
Cumbria - 4 - -
Lancashire +1 2 £475 +58.83% 2
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 89 (57.42%) Oracle
2 82 (52.90%) Java
3 79 (50.97%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (33.55%) Linux
5 51 (32.90%) Middleware
6 48 (30.97%) PostgreSQL
7 45 (29.03%) XML
8 37 (23.87%) Banking
9 36 (23.23%) MySQL
10 34 (21.94%) JavaScript
11 33 (21.29%) SOAP
11 33 (21.29%) JSON
12 32 (20.65%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (20.65%) CSS
13 31 (20.00%) HTML
14 30 (19.35%) Scrum
14 30 (19.35%) HTML5
14 30 (19.35%) CSS3
15 28 (18.06%) REST
15 28 (18.06%) Finance
15 28 (18.06%) TOGAF
15 28 (18.06%) IBM
16 27 (17.42%) High Availability
16 27 (17.42%) Microservices
17 26 (16.77%) J2EE
18 25 (16.13%) Open Source
19 24 (15.48%) JDBC
19 24 (15.48%) Web Services
20 23 (14.84%) JBoss
20 23 (14.84%) HTTP

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 23 (14.84%) JBoss
2 22 (14.19%) Apache
3 21 (13.55%) Tomcat
4 14 (9.03%) Oracle Service Bus
4 14 (9.03%) Tuxedo
5 12 (7.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (4.52%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.58%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.94%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (1.29%) Node.js
9 2 (1.29%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.29%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.65%) JCAPS
10 1 (0.65%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.65%) Oracle BPEL
10 1 (0.65%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (4.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (6.45%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (6.45%) Oracle EBS R12
1 10 (6.45%) Oracle Payables
2 7 (4.52%) SAP MDM
3 2 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.03%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.10%) Amazon Kinesis
2 11 (7.10%) Amazon S3
2 11 (7.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 7 (4.52%) Veeva
4 6 (3.87%) GitHub
4 6 (3.87%) SaaS
5 5 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.94%) PaaS
7 2 (1.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (1.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.84%) HTTP
2 2 (1.29%) Extranet
2 2 (1.29%) Firewall
2 2 (1.29%) VPN
3 1 (0.65%) H.323
3 1 (0.65%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.65%) Internet
3 1 (0.65%) LAN
3 1 (0.65%) LDAP
3 1 (0.65%) NAS
3 1 (0.65%) SAN
3 1 (0.65%) SSL
3 1 (0.65%) VoIP
3 1 (0.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (30.97%) PostgreSQL
2 36 (23.23%) MySQL
3 17 (10.97%) Oracle Database
4 11 (7.10%) Amazon Redshift
4 11 (7.10%) SQL Server
4 11 (7.10%) Star Schema
5 9 (5.81%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (5.16%) Oracle ODI
7 5 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.58%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.94%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.94%) DB2
9 3 (1.94%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (1.29%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.29%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (1.29%) Redis
11 1 (0.65%) Big Data
11 1 (0.65%) GIS
11 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 17 (10.97%) Talend Open Studio
2 11 (7.10%) ERwin
3 10 (6.45%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.87%) Mercurial
5 3 (1.94%) Ant
5 3 (1.94%) JIRA
6 2 (1.29%) ClearCase
6 2 (1.29%) Gradle
6 2 (1.29%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.29%) Maven
6 2 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.29%) Subversion
6 2 (1.29%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.29%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.65%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.65%) Moq
7 1 (0.65%) MSTest
7 1 (0.65%) NUnit
7 1 (0.65%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (23.87%) Banking
2 28 (18.06%) Finance
3 5 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.94%) Retail
5 2 (1.29%) Electronics
6 1 (0.65%) Advertising
6 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (40.65%) Architect
2 56 (36.13%) Developer
3 27 (17.42%) Technical Architect
4 24 (15.48%) Java Developer
5 20 (12.90%) Senior Developer
6 18 (11.61%) Oracle Developer
7 17 (10.97%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (7.74%) Analyst
9 11 (7.10%) Consultant
10 10 (6.45%) ETL Developer
10 10 (6.45%) Senior Java Developer
11 9 (5.81%) Data Analyst
11 9 (5.81%) Oracle SOA Developer
11 9 (5.81%) Senior ETL Developer
11 9 (5.81%) SOA Developer
12 8 (5.16%) Digital Architect
12 8 (5.16%) Security Architect
13 7 (4.52%) Digital Technical Architect
13 7 (4.52%) Test Leader
14 6 (3.87%) Senior Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (32.90%) Middleware
2 45 (29.03%) XML
3 33 (21.29%) JSON
3 33 (21.29%) SOAP
4 32 (20.65%) CSS
5 31 (20.00%) HTML
6 30 (19.35%) CSS3
6 30 (19.35%) HTML5
7 28 (18.06%) REST
8 26 (16.77%) J2EE
9 24 (15.48%) JDBC
9 24 (15.48%) Web Services
10 20 (12.90%) ActiveMQ
10 20 (12.90%) Apache Camel
11 14 (9.03%) Oracle Fusion
12 13 (8.39%) RESTful
13 11 (7.10%) Spring
14 9 (5.81%) Hibernate
15 7 (4.52%) .NET
15 7 (4.52%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.03%) Data Integration
1 14 (9.03%) Private Cloud
2 13 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.10%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.87%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.23%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.29%) Clustering
6 2 (1.29%) PKI
6 2 (1.29%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.65%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.65%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.65%) iPad
7 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.65%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.65%) User Experience
7 1 (0.65%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 52 (33.55%) Linux
2 9 (5.81%) Unix
3 7 (4.52%) VME
4 6 (3.87%) Windows
5 4 (2.58%) AIX
6 3 (1.94%) HPUX
6 3 (1.94%) Solaris
7 2 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.29%) SUSE
7 2 (1.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.29%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (50.97%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (20.65%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (19.35%) Scrum
4 28 (18.06%) TOGAF
5 27 (17.42%) High Availability
5 27 (17.42%) Microservices
6 25 (16.13%) Open Source
7 22 (14.19%) Data Modelling
8 21 (13.55%) E-business
8 21 (13.55%) SDLC
9 18 (11.61%) ETL
10 16 (10.32%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (10.32%) Mentoring
11 15 (9.68%) Migration
12 14 (9.03%) DevOps
12 14 (9.03%) Enterprise Architecture
13 13 (8.39%) OO
13 13 (8.39%) Re-Platforming
14 12 (7.74%) Configuration Management
14 12 (7.74%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (52.90%) Java
2 34 (21.94%) JavaScript
3 22 (14.19%) C
3 22 (14.19%) C++
4 14 (9.03%) COBOL
4 14 (9.03%) SQL
5 6 (3.87%) Clojure
5 6 (3.87%) Groovy
5 6 (3.87%) Scala
6 5 (3.23%) C#
7 4 (2.58%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.58%) XQuery
8 3 (1.94%) PHP
8 3 (1.94%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.29%) ActionScript
9 2 (1.29%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (1.29%) Go
9 2 (1.29%) Python
9 2 (1.29%) Ruby
9 2 (1.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 23 (14.84%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.97%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.16%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (5.16%) CESG Certified Professional
4 6 (3.87%) Degree
5 2 (1.29%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.29%) CLAS
5 2 (1.29%) PhD
6 1 (0.65%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.81%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (4.52%) QA
3 6 (3.87%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.29%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.29%) RMADS
System Software
1 11 (7.10%) Docker
2 3 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.65%) Firmware
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (0.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 89 (57.42%) Oracle
2 28 (18.06%) IBM
3 17 (10.97%) Talend
4 15 (9.68%) VMware
5 8 (5.16%) SAP
6 7 (4.52%) Concur
6 7 (4.52%) Infor
6 7 (4.52%) Microsoft
6 7 (4.52%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.58%) Teradata
8 3 (1.94%) Software AG
9 2 (1.29%) Actimize
9 2 (1.29%) Avaya
9 2 (1.29%) hybris
9 2 (1.29%) Perforce
9 2 (1.29%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.29%) Siebel
10 1 (0.65%) Facebook
10 1 (0.65%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.65%) Twitter
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