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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 77 88 107
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +19
Contract jobs citing SOA 97 64 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.48% 1.74% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 2.24% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 44 14
Median daily rate £488 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £326 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £593 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £57.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £49.25
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -26.39%
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
3201 2861 2326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.74% 77.66% 74.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2003 1652 1221
Median daily rate £425 £393 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 137 117
Median hourly rate £36.52 £35.00 £30.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +15.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £14.50 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.97 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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 31 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 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
(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 -9 39 £433 -3.88% 13
Cheshire +19 36 £500 +11.11% 4
Merseyside -9 11 £434 -7.65% 2
Lancashire +2 4 £480 +60.50% 2
Cumbria - 1 - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 97 (55.75%) Oracle
2 95 (54.60%) Java
3 88 (50.57%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (38.51%) Middleware
4 67 (38.51%) Linux
5 59 (33.91%) PostgreSQL
6 49 (28.16%) XML
7 48 (27.59%) JavaScript
8 46 (26.44%) MySQL
9 45 (25.86%) SOAP
10 44 (25.29%) Open Source
11 43 (24.71%) JSON
12 42 (24.14%) Microservices
13 41 (23.56%) REST
14 39 (22.41%) High Availability
15 38 (21.84%) JBoss
15 38 (21.84%) IBM
16 37 (21.26%) CSS
16 37 (21.26%) Banking
17 36 (20.69%) HTML
17 36 (20.69%) HTTP
17 36 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
18 35 (20.11%) HTML5
18 35 (20.11%) CSS3
18 35 (20.11%) JDBC
18 35 (20.11%) Apache
19 34 (19.54%) Tomcat
19 34 (19.54%) Scrum
19 34 (19.54%) TOGAF
20 31 (17.82%) ActiveMQ

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 38 (21.84%) JBoss
2 35 (20.11%) Apache
3 34 (19.54%) Tomcat
4 14 (8.05%) Tuxedo
5 13 (7.47%) Oracle Service Bus
6 9 (5.17%) WebLogic
7 7 (4.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (3.45%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.72%) Apache ServiceMix
9 3 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (1.72%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (1.15%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.15%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (1.15%) Liferay
10 2 (1.15%) Node.js
10 2 (1.15%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.57%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.57%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 13 (7.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.60%) Oracle Payables
2 7 (4.02%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (4.02%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (4.02%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.05%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.32%) Amazon Kinesis
2 11 (6.32%) Amazon S3
2 11 (6.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 11 (6.32%) GitHub
3 7 (4.02%) Veeva
4 3 (1.72%) IaaS
4 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.72%) SaaS
5 2 (1.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 36 (20.69%) HTTP
2 4 (2.30%) Firewall
3 2 (1.15%) VPN
4 1 (0.57%) H.323
4 1 (0.57%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.57%) Internet
4 1 (0.57%) LAN
4 1 (0.57%) SSL
4 1 (0.57%) VoIP
4 1 (0.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (33.91%) PostgreSQL
2 46 (26.44%) MySQL
3 21 (12.07%) Oracle Database
4 13 (7.47%) Data Mining
4 13 (7.47%) Oracle Database 11g
5 12 (6.90%) Hadoop
6 11 (6.32%) Amazon Redshift
6 11 (6.32%) Star Schema
7 10 (5.75%) SQL Server
8 5 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (2.87%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (1.72%) DB2
9 3 (1.72%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (1.15%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.15%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (1.15%) Redis
11 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (9.20%) Talend Open Studio
2 14 (8.05%) Git (software)
3 11 (6.32%) ERwin
3 11 (6.32%) Mercurial
4 3 (1.72%) JIRA
5 2 (1.15%) Ant
5 2 (1.15%) ClearCase
5 2 (1.15%) Introscope
5 2 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.15%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.15%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.57%) Gradle
6 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.57%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.57%) Maven
6 1 (0.57%) Moq
6 1 (0.57%) MSTest
6 1 (0.57%) NUnit
6 1 (0.57%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (21.26%) Banking
2 23 (13.22%) Finance
3 5 (2.87%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.72%) Retail
5 2 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.15%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.57%) Advertising
6 1 (0.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 73 (41.95%) Architect
2 69 (39.66%) Developer
3 40 (22.99%) Java Developer
4 25 (14.37%) Senior Developer
4 25 (14.37%) Technical Architect
5 23 (13.22%) Solutions Architect
6 16 (9.20%) Oracle Developer
7 15 (8.62%) Senior Java Developer
8 11 (6.32%) Analyst
8 11 (6.32%) Java Scala Developer
8 11 (6.32%) Scala Developer
8 11 (6.32%) Senior Java Scala Developer
8 11 (6.32%) Senior Scala Developer
9 10 (5.75%) ETL Developer
9 10 (5.75%) Oracle SOA Developer
9 10 (5.75%) SOA Developer
10 9 (5.17%) Senior ETL Developer
11 8 (4.60%) Data Analyst
11 8 (4.60%) Digital Architect
11 8 (4.60%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (38.51%) Middleware
2 49 (28.16%) XML
3 45 (25.86%) SOAP
4 43 (24.71%) JSON
5 41 (23.56%) REST
6 37 (21.26%) CSS
7 36 (20.69%) HTML
8 35 (20.11%) CSS3
8 35 (20.11%) HTML5
8 35 (20.11%) JDBC
9 31 (17.82%) ActiveMQ
9 31 (17.82%) Apache Camel
10 25 (14.37%) J2EE
10 25 (14.37%) Spring
11 23 (13.22%) Web Services
12 17 (9.77%) RESTful
13 16 (9.20%) AngularJS
14 12 (6.90%) Hibernate
15 10 (5.75%) Oracle Fusion
16 7 (4.02%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.05%) Data Integration
1 14 (8.05%) Enterprise Software
1 14 (8.05%) Private Cloud
2 12 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.60%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.87%) SWIFT
6 3 (1.72%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.15%) Clustering
7 2 (1.15%) DataPower
7 2 (1.15%) Life Science
7 2 (1.15%) LPAR
7 2 (1.15%) PKI
7 2 (1.15%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.57%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.57%) iPad
8 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.57%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 67 (38.51%) Linux
2 10 (5.75%) Unix
3 7 (4.02%) VME
4 5 (2.87%) AIX
4 5 (2.87%) Windows
5 4 (2.30%) HPUX
5 4 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.30%) Solaris
5 4 (2.30%) SUSE
5 4 (2.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.15%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (50.57%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (25.29%) Open Source
3 42 (24.14%) Microservices
4 39 (22.41%) High Availability
5 36 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (19.54%) Scrum
6 34 (19.54%) TOGAF
7 21 (12.07%) E-business
8 19 (10.92%) Data Modelling
9 18 (10.34%) OO
9 18 (10.34%) SDLC
10 17 (9.77%) ETL
11 16 (9.20%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (9.20%) Mentoring
11 16 (9.20%) TDD
12 15 (8.62%) DevOps
12 15 (8.62%) Migration
12 15 (8.62%) OOP
12 15 (8.62%) Software Delivery
13 14 (8.05%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (54.60%) Java
2 48 (27.59%) JavaScript
3 23 (13.22%) C
4 22 (12.64%) C++
5 17 (9.77%) COBOL
6 12 (6.90%) SQL
7 11 (6.32%) Clojure
7 11 (6.32%) Groovy
7 11 (6.32%) Scala
8 6 (3.45%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.87%) C#
10 4 (2.30%) XQuery
11 2 (1.15%) Go
11 2 (1.15%) PHP
11 2 (1.15%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.15%) Python
11 2 (1.15%) Ruby
12 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (16.09%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.60%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (4.60%) CESG Certified Professional
4 5 (2.87%) Degree
5 3 (1.72%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.15%) CLAS
6 2 (1.15%) PhD
7 1 (0.57%) ISEB
7 1 (0.57%) MCP
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (4.02%) QA
3 5 (2.87%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.15%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.15%) RMADS
System Software
1 11 (6.32%) Docker
2 9 (5.17%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.30%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.72%) Firmware
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.72%) Puppet
2 2 (1.15%) CA Wily
2 2 (1.15%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (1.15%) nmon
2 2 (1.15%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 97 (55.75%) Oracle
2 38 (21.84%) IBM
3 16 (9.20%) Talend
3 16 (9.20%) VMware
4 14 (8.05%) Microsoft
5 8 (4.60%) SAP
6 7 (4.02%) Concur
6 7 (4.02%) Infor
6 7 (4.02%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.30%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.30%) Teradata
8 3 (1.72%) HP
9 2 (1.15%) Actimize
9 2 (1.15%) CA
9 2 (1.15%) Endeca
9 2 (1.15%) F5
9 2 (1.15%) hybris
9 2 (1.15%) Siebel
9 2 (1.15%) Software AG
10 1 (0.57%) Facebook
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