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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 62 65 95
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +30
Contract jobs citing SOA 73 60 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.32% 2.25% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 3.09% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 34 22
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£400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £283 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
2321 1944 1719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.80% 72.84% 66.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1383 991 928
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 97 78
Average hourly rate £27.00 £33.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +53.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -7 38 £358 -4.66% 13
Cheshire +11 15 £431 +15.00% 1
Merseyside -5 8 £415 +7.09% 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (42.62%) Web Services
2 51 (41.80%) Oracle
3 44 (36.07%) XML
4 41 (33.61%) .NET
5 40 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (31.97%) Java
7 36 (29.51%) Microsoft
8 35 (28.69%) C#
9 32 (26.23%) MVC
10 31 (25.41%) SQL Server
11 28 (22.95%) ASP.NET
12 27 (22.13%) JavaScript
13 25 (20.49%) SQL
13 25 (20.49%) HTML
14 24 (19.67%) OO
15 23 (18.85%) CSS
15 23 (18.85%) Middleware
16 22 (18.03%) Finance
17 21 (17.21%) WCF
17 21 (17.21%) REST
18 20 (16.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 18 (14.75%) TDD
19 18 (14.75%) Visual Studio
19 18 (14.75%) SOAP
19 18 (14.75%) Oracle Database
20 17 (13.93%) Open Source
20 17 (13.93%) MS Excel
20 17 (13.93%) Scrum
20 17 (13.93%) jQuery
21 16 (13.11%) ASP.NET MVC

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (16.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 13 (10.66%) IIS
3 9 (7.38%) Oracle Service Bus
3 9 (7.38%) WebLogic
4 8 (6.56%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (5.74%) MQSeries
5 7 (5.74%) JBoss
5 7 (5.74%) Apache
5 7 (5.74%) SharePoint
6 6 (4.92%) CMS
6 6 (4.92%) TIBCO EMS
7 5 (4.10%) Apache Spark
7 5 (4.10%) Apache Solr
7 5 (4.10%) Orchard CMS
8 4 (3.28%) WebSphere
9 3 (2.46%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
9 3 (2.46%) Tomcat
9 3 (2.46%) AquaLogic
10 2 (1.64%) Liferay
11 1 (0.82%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 17 (13.93%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.82%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (4.92%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (4.10%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (4.10%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (3.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (2.46%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (2.46%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (2.46%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.82%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.74%) SaaS
2 3 (2.46%) IaaS
2 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.64%) PaaS
4 1 (0.82%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.84%) HTTP
2 2 (1.64%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (25.41%) SQL Server
2 18 (14.75%) Oracle Database
3 12 (9.84%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (5.74%) Oracle ODI
5 7 (5.74%) Relational Database
5 7 (5.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (4.10%) NoSQL
6 5 (4.10%) RavenDB
6 5 (4.10%) RDBMS
6 5 (4.10%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (3.28%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (2.46%) Couchbase
8 3 (2.46%) Big Data
8 3 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.64%) MySQL
9 2 (1.64%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.82%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 18 (14.75%) Visual Studio
2 13 (10.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (7.38%) Git (software)
4 7 (5.74%) Maven
5 6 (4.92%) Ant
5 6 (4.92%) Axure RP
6 5 (4.10%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.28%) Selenium
7 4 (3.28%) JDeveloper
8 3 (2.46%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.46%) JIRA
9 2 (1.64%) Subversion
9 2 (1.64%) Hudson
10 1 (0.82%) Trac
10 1 (0.82%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.82%) QUnit
10 1 (0.82%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.82%) T4 Templates
10 1 (0.82%) Sinon.JS
10 1 (0.82%) Cucumber
General
1 22 (18.03%) Finance
2 10 (8.20%) Retail
3 3 (2.46%) Advertising
4 2 (1.64%) Banking
4 2 (1.64%) Back Office
5 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.82%) Electronics
5 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 70 (57.38%) Developer
2 27 (22.13%) Architect
3 20 (16.39%) .NET Developer
4 15 (12.30%) Oracle Developer
5 12 (9.84%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (7.38%) Applications Developer
7 8 (6.56%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 8 (6.56%) SOA Developer
8 7 (5.74%) BizTalk Developer
8 7 (5.74%) Java Developer
9 6 (4.92%) C# Developer
9 6 (4.92%) Software Architect
9 6 (4.92%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (4.92%) Middleware Developer
10 5 (4.10%) Agile .NET Developer
10 5 (4.10%) Project Manager
10 5 (4.10%) Senior Developer
10 5 (4.10%) Technical Architect
10 5 (4.10%) Tester
10 5 (4.10%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (42.62%) Web Services
2 44 (36.07%) XML
3 41 (33.61%) .NET
4 28 (22.95%) ASP.NET
5 25 (20.49%) HTML
6 23 (18.85%) CSS
6 23 (18.85%) Middleware
7 21 (17.21%) WCF
7 21 (17.21%) REST
8 18 (14.75%) SOAP
9 17 (13.93%) jQuery
10 16 (13.11%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (12.30%) RESTful
11 15 (12.30%) Oracle Fusion
11 15 (12.30%) XSLT
12 14 (11.48%) J2EE
13 13 (10.66%) .NET Framework
13 13 (10.66%) Spring
13 13 (10.66%) Ajax
13 13 (10.66%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.93%) Open Source
2 11 (9.02%) Computer Science
3 9 (7.38%) NHS
4 8 (6.56%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (5.74%) Web 2.0
6 5 (4.10%) Mainframe
7 4 (3.28%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (3.28%) N-Tier
8 3 (2.46%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.64%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.82%) User Experience
10 1 (0.82%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.82%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.82%) DTV
10 1 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.82%) W3C
10 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.82%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.30%) Windows
2 9 (7.38%) UNIX
2 9 (7.38%) Linux
3 8 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (4.92%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.46%) AIX
5 3 (2.46%) Solaris
6 2 (1.64%) Android
7 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (26.23%) MVC
3 24 (19.67%) OO
4 18 (14.75%) TDD
5 17 (13.93%) Scrum
6 14 (11.48%) OOP
7 12 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (8.20%) E-Commerce
8 10 (8.20%) ITIL
8 10 (8.20%) Mentoring
9 9 (7.38%) CRM
10 8 (6.56%) Service Delivery
11 7 (5.74%) Web Application Development
11 7 (5.74%) Waterfall
11 7 (5.74%) Workflow
11 7 (5.74%) UML
11 7 (5.74%) EAI
11 7 (5.74%) Release Management
11 7 (5.74%) BPEL
11 7 (5.74%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 39 (31.97%) Java
2 35 (28.69%) C#
3 27 (22.13%) JavaScript
4 25 (20.49%) SQL
5 15 (12.30%) XPath
6 14 (11.48%) T-SQL
7 12 (9.84%) XQuery
8 7 (5.74%) Shell Script
8 7 (5.74%) Ruby
9 6 (4.92%) PL/SQL
10 4 (3.28%) PHP
11 2 (1.64%) Perl
11 2 (1.64%) Scala
12 1 (0.82%) COBOL
12 1 (0.82%) VB
12 1 (0.82%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.82%) Python
12 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.82%) PHP5
12 1 (0.82%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (11.48%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.66%) Degree
3 11 (9.02%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.46%) ISEB
5 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) QA
2 4 (3.28%) SLA
3 1 (0.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.82%) vSphere
1 1 (0.82%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (4.10%) TIBCO Hawk
2 3 (2.46%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.82%) OpenView
Vendors
1 51 (41.80%) Oracle
2 36 (29.51%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.20%) IBM
4 7 (5.74%) TIBCO
5 6 (4.92%) Red Hat
6 5 (4.10%) Adobe
7 4 (3.28%) Informatica
8 3 (2.46%) BEA
9 2 (1.64%) VMware
9 2 (1.64%) SAP
9 2 (1.64%) hybris
10 1 (0.82%) HP
10 1 (0.82%) Intel
10 1 (0.82%) Sun
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