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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 104 83 89
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +6
Contract jobs citing SOA 53 76 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.69% 1.83% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 2.31% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 45 35
Median daily rate £450 £470 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% +32.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £363 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £525 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £473 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -7.69%
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
2636 3292 2535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.90% 79.34% 77.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1768 1993 1510
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 129 107
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.46 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £47.71 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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
Merseyside -1 20 £401 -19.90%
Manchester -7 15 £478 +12.35% 8
Cheshire +3 10 £625 +28.20% 4
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 57 (41.61%) Oracle
1 57 (41.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 48 (35.04%) Middleware
3 43 (31.39%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (30.66%) Java
5 37 (27.01%) Web Services
6 36 (26.28%) XML
7 33 (24.09%) SQL
7 33 (24.09%) Microservices
8 31 (22.63%) JavaScript
9 30 (21.90%) Microsoft
10 29 (21.17%) Security Cleared
10 29 (21.17%) RESTful
11 26 (18.98%) SC Cleared
12 25 (18.25%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (18.25%) TDD
12 25 (18.25%) Enterprise Software
13 22 (16.06%) Oracle Database
13 22 (16.06%) Oracle Service Bus
14 21 (15.33%) Scrum
14 21 (15.33%) Oracle Fusion
14 21 (15.33%) .NET
14 21 (15.33%) MS Excel
15 20 (14.60%) Windows
15 20 (14.60%) Groovy
16 19 (13.87%) BPEL
16 19 (13.87%) Spring
16 19 (13.87%) OO
16 19 (13.87%) HTML
16 19 (13.87%) Scala

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 57 (41.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 22 (16.06%) Oracle Service Bus
3 14 (10.22%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (5.84%) WebLogic
5 6 (4.38%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.38%) WebSphere
6 5 (3.65%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.19%) JBoss
8 2 (1.46%) Apache
8 2 (1.46%) Confluence
8 2 (1.46%) Jetty
8 2 (1.46%) Mule
8 2 (1.46%) nginx
9 1 (0.73%) Liferay
9 1 (0.73%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.73%) SAS
9 1 (0.73%) Tuxedo
9 1 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (15.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.65%) InfoPath
3 4 (2.92%) MS Office
4 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (13.14%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (6.57%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (2.19%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (1.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.73%) HFM
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (10.95%) PaaS
3 12 (8.76%) GitHub
4 10 (7.30%) IaaS
5 9 (6.57%) SaaS
6 6 (4.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (2.92%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.65%) FTP
1 5 (3.65%) Internet
1 5 (3.65%) SMTP
2 4 (2.92%) Extranet
2 4 (2.92%) HTTP
2 4 (2.92%) Intranet
3 3 (2.19%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.46%) AMQP
5 1 (0.73%) Firewall
5 1 (0.73%) RFID
5 1 (0.73%) SSL
5 1 (0.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.06%) Oracle Database
2 17 (12.41%) SQL Server
3 16 (11.68%) NoSQL
4 14 (10.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 13 (9.49%) Relational Database
6 11 (8.03%) MongoDB
7 10 (7.30%) DB2
8 9 (6.57%) Big Data
9 6 (4.38%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (2.92%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (2.19%) MySQL
13 2 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (1.46%) GIS
13 2 (1.46%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.73%) SAS EBI
14 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (12.41%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.76%) Mercurial
3 11 (8.03%) Visual Studio
4 8 (5.84%) JIRA
5 5 (3.65%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 4 (2.92%) Maven
7 3 (2.19%) Gradle
7 3 (2.19%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.19%) JUnit
7 3 (2.19%) Selenium
8 2 (1.46%) Rational Application Developer
8 2 (1.46%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.46%) Subversion
8 2 (1.46%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.46%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 1 (0.73%) Ant
9 1 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.73%) Mockito
9 1 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (5.11%) Finance
1 7 (5.11%) Retail
2 4 (2.92%) Publishing
3 3 (2.19%) Marketing
4 2 (1.46%) Banking
4 2 (1.46%) Electronics
4 2 (1.46%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.46%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.73%) Legal
Job Titles
1 53 (38.69%) Developer
2 52 (37.96%) Architect
3 24 (17.52%) Java Developer
4 20 (14.60%) Solutions Architect
5 17 (12.41%) Senior Developer
5 17 (12.41%) Senior Java Developer
6 14 (10.22%) Oracle Developer
7 13 (9.49%) DBA
7 13 (9.49%) SOA Developer
8 12 (8.76%) Java Scala Developer
8 12 (8.76%) Scala Developer
8 12 (8.76%) Senior Java Scala Developer
8 12 (8.76%) Senior Scala Developer
8 12 (8.76%) SOA Architect
9 11 (8.03%) Oracle SOA Developer
10 9 (6.57%) Azure Architect
10 9 (6.57%) Technical Architect
11 8 (5.84%) Integration Architect
12 7 (5.11%) Applications Architect
12 7 (5.11%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (35.04%) Middleware
2 37 (27.01%) Web Services
3 36 (26.28%) XML
4 29 (21.17%) RESTful
5 21 (15.33%) .NET
5 21 (15.33%) Oracle Fusion
6 19 (13.87%) HTML
6 19 (13.87%) Spring
7 17 (12.41%) CSS
8 16 (11.68%) JSON
9 15 (10.95%) J2EE
9 15 (10.95%) JMS
10 14 (10.22%) SOAP
11 12 (8.76%) CSS3
11 12 (8.76%) Hibernate
11 12 (8.76%) HTML5
12 7 (5.11%) Node.js
12 7 (5.11%) XML Messaging
13 6 (4.38%) EDI
13 6 (4.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.25%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.11%) User Experience
4 4 (2.92%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.19%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.19%) Clustering
5 3 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.46%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.46%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.73%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.73%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.73%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.73%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.73%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.60%) Windows
2 13 (9.49%) Linux
2 13 (9.49%) Unix
3 9 (6.57%) AIX
4 1 (0.73%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (31.39%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (24.09%) Microservices
3 25 (18.25%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (18.25%) TDD
4 21 (15.33%) Scrum
5 19 (13.87%) BPEL
5 19 (13.87%) OO
5 19 (13.87%) Software Delivery
6 18 (13.14%) Pair Programming
7 15 (10.95%) B2B
8 14 (10.22%) CRM
8 14 (10.22%) Open Source
9 12 (8.76%) OOP
9 12 (8.76%) Workflow
10 11 (8.03%) ERP
11 10 (7.30%) DevOps
11 10 (7.30%) Performance Management
12 9 (6.57%) Technical Architecture
12 9 (6.57%) UML
13 8 (5.84%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 42 (30.66%) Java
2 33 (24.09%) SQL
3 31 (22.63%) JavaScript
4 20 (14.60%) Groovy
5 19 (13.87%) Scala
6 18 (13.14%) Clojure
7 12 (8.76%) C#
8 9 (6.57%) Ruby
9 7 (5.11%) PL/SQL
9 7 (5.11%) Python
10 5 (3.65%) F#
11 1 (0.73%) C
11 1 (0.73%) COBOL
11 1 (0.73%) Perl
11 1 (0.73%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.73%) VB
11 1 (0.73%) VB6
11 1 (0.73%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 1 (0.73%) XPath
11 1 (0.73%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 29 (21.17%) Security Cleared
2 26 (18.98%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.19%) Degree
4 2 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.73%) MCP
5 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.11%) QA
2 1 (0.73%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.73%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (9.49%) Virtual Machines
2 10 (7.30%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.46%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.73%) Docker
4 1 (0.73%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 11 (8.03%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 8 (5.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 57 (41.61%) Oracle
2 30 (21.90%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.38%) ForgeRock
3 6 (4.38%) Sitecore
4 5 (3.65%) IBM
5 4 (2.92%) Google
5 4 (2.92%) Nintex
6 3 (2.19%) SAP
7 2 (1.46%) Cisco
7 2 (1.46%) Dell
7 2 (1.46%) EMC
7 2 (1.46%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.73%) ESRI
8 1 (0.73%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.73%) Remedy
8 1 (0.73%) Teradata
8 1 (0.73%) VMware
8 1 (0.73%) webMethods
8 1 (0.73%) WSO2
8 1 (0.73%) Xamarin
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