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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 63 82 94
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +12
Contract jobs citing SOA 114 53 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.60% 1.71% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.30% 2.30% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 29 26
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£475 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £433 £377
% change year-on-year
+4.04% +14.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.25 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +22.88%
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
3459 2300 2078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.90% 74.15% 71.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2130 1275 1052
Average daily rate £413 £366 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +10.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 102 105
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% +32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the North West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

SOA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 2 September 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 +14 59 £475 +35.71% 11
Cheshire -8 23 £475 +2.70% 6
Cumbria -7 17 £550 +20.87% 2
Merseyside - 7 £480 - 2
Lancashire -8 3 £500 +148.75% 2
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 86 (48.31%) Oracle
2 70 (39.33%) Java
3 59 (33.15%) Middleware
4 56 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (29.21%) SOAP
5 52 (29.21%) Web Services
6 48 (26.97%) Oracle Fusion
7 46 (25.84%) Oracle BPM
8 43 (24.16%) XML
9 40 (22.47%) Oracle Database
10 38 (21.35%) Oracle Service Bus
11 33 (18.54%) SQL
11 33 (18.54%) TOGAF
12 32 (17.98%) Oracle EBS
12 32 (17.98%) REST
13 31 (17.42%) Open Source
14 29 (16.29%) OO
14 29 (16.29%) TDD
15 28 (15.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 25 (14.04%) OOP
17 23 (12.92%) ERP
17 23 (12.92%) JSON
18 22 (12.36%) Finance
18 22 (12.36%) .NET
18 22 (12.36%) SDLC
19 21 (11.80%) Enterprise Software
19 21 (11.80%) Mentoring
19 21 (11.80%) Data Management
20 20 (11.24%) Security Cleared
21 19 (10.67%) SQL Server

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 38 (21.35%) Oracle Service Bus
2 28 (15.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 19 (10.67%) WebLogic
4 16 (8.99%) JBoss
4 16 (8.99%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (5.06%) Liferay
6 8 (4.49%) Tomcat
7 7 (3.93%) Oracle Workflow
7 7 (3.93%) Apache ServiceMix
8 6 (3.37%) Apache
8 6 (3.37%) CMS
9 5 (2.81%) AquaLogic
9 5 (2.81%) Documentum
10 4 (2.25%) WebSphere
10 4 (2.25%) Umbraco
11 2 (1.12%) Mule
11 2 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (1.12%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (1.12%) WebLogic Integration
12 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 5 (2.81%) MS Office
1 5 (2.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 46 (25.84%) Oracle BPM
2 32 (17.98%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (3.93%) Oracle TCA
4 4 (2.25%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (1.69%) Teamcenter
5 3 (1.69%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (1.69%) Primavera
6 2 (1.12%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle FAH
7 1 (0.56%) Magento
7 1 (0.56%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.12%) SaaS
3 2 (1.12%) PaaS
3 2 (1.12%) IaaS
4 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.18%) HTTP
2 9 (5.06%) FTP
3 4 (2.25%) SMTP
4 1 (0.56%) VoIP
4 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.56%) 802.11
4 1 (0.56%) MPLS
4 1 (0.56%) OSPF
4 1 (0.56%) BGP
4 1 (0.56%) Firewall
4 1 (0.56%) IPsec
4 1 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.56%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (22.47%) Oracle Database
2 19 (10.67%) SQL Server
3 18 (10.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 14 (7.87%) Relational Database
5 11 (6.18%) Oracle Database 12c
6 9 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (4.49%) Oracle ODI
8 7 (3.93%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (3.93%) NoSQL
9 6 (3.37%) Big Data
9 6 (3.37%) MySQL
9 6 (3.37%) Hadoop
10 5 (2.81%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 3 (1.69%) Oracle BI EE
12 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (1.12%) MS Access
12 2 (1.12%) Data Mining
12 2 (1.12%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 17 (9.55%) Subversion
2 15 (8.43%) Git (software)
3 13 (7.30%) Mercurial
4 11 (6.18%) Oracle Forms
5 8 (4.49%) SoapUI
6 4 (2.25%) Lombardi
6 4 (2.25%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.69%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.69%) Selenium
7 3 (1.69%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.12%) Maven
8 2 (1.12%) Gradle
8 2 (1.12%) Yeoman
9 1 (0.56%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.56%) JProfiler
9 1 (0.56%) Hudson
9 1 (0.56%) Log4j
9 1 (0.56%) Ant
9 1 (0.56%) JUnit
General
1 22 (12.36%) Finance
2 9 (5.06%) Retail
3 5 (2.81%) Banking
3 5 (2.81%) Local Government
4 2 (1.12%) Marketing
4 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.12%) Back Office
5 1 (0.56%) Electronics
5 1 (0.56%) Publishing
5 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (39.33%) Architect
2 60 (33.71%) Developer
3 28 (15.73%) Solutions Architect
4 21 (11.80%) Oracle Developer
5 19 (10.67%) Java Developer
5 19 (10.67%) Designer
6 14 (7.87%) Oracle Architect
7 13 (7.30%) Senior Java Developer
7 13 (7.30%) Senior Developer
8 12 (6.74%) Technical Architect
9 11 (6.18%) Solutions Designer
10 10 (5.62%) Java Architect
11 9 (5.06%) Oracle SOA Developer
11 9 (5.06%) SOA Developer
12 8 (4.49%) Analyst
12 8 (4.49%) Tester
13 7 (3.93%) .NET Developer
13 7 (3.93%) Middleware Architect
14 6 (3.37%) Enterprise Architect
14 6 (3.37%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (33.15%) Middleware
2 52 (29.21%) SOAP
2 52 (29.21%) Web Services
3 48 (26.97%) Oracle Fusion
4 43 (24.16%) XML
5 32 (17.98%) REST
6 23 (12.92%) JSON
7 22 (12.36%) .NET
8 16 (8.99%) Spring
8 16 (8.99%) RESTful
9 15 (8.43%) WSDL
9 15 (8.43%) Hibernate
10 14 (7.87%) ASP.NET
11 12 (6.74%) J2EE
11 12 (6.74%) Apache Camel
12 11 (6.18%) XSLT
13 10 (5.62%) ActiveMQ
13 10 (5.62%) RabbitMQ
14 9 (5.06%) JMS
14 9 (5.06%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.80%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (2.81%) Mobile App
2 5 (2.81%) Management Information System
2 5 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.25%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.12%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.56%) NHS
5 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.74%) Linux
2 9 (5.06%) UNIX
3 5 (2.81%) Solaris
4 4 (2.25%) Windows
4 4 (2.25%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.12%) SUSE
5 2 (1.12%) HPUX
6 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (18.54%) TOGAF
3 31 (17.42%) Open Source
4 29 (16.29%) TDD
4 29 (16.29%) OO
5 25 (14.04%) OOP
6 23 (12.92%) ERP
7 22 (12.36%) SDLC
8 21 (11.80%) Mentoring
8 21 (11.80%) Data Management
9 18 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (10.11%) MVC
10 17 (9.55%) UML
10 17 (9.55%) Scrum
11 15 (8.43%) Performance Tuning
12 14 (7.87%) Target Operating Model
12 14 (7.87%) E-Commerce
13 13 (7.30%) Pair Programming
13 13 (7.30%) Unit Testing
13 13 (7.30%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 70 (39.33%) Java
2 33 (18.54%) SQL
3 19 (10.67%) XQuery
4 15 (8.43%) Groovy
5 14 (7.87%) Scala
5 14 (7.87%) C#
6 11 (6.18%) PL/SQL
7 8 (4.49%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.12%) PHP
8 2 (1.12%) VB
8 2 (1.12%) Python
8 2 (1.12%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 2 (1.12%) Ruby
8 2 (1.12%) PHP5
9 1 (0.56%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (11.24%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.55%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.30%) Degree
4 3 (1.69%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.69%) ISEB
5 2 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.56%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.56%) CCIE
6 1 (0.56%) CCNP
6 1 (0.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.93%) QA
2 5 (2.81%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.25%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.49%) Squid
2 7 (3.93%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.12%) CA LISA
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (0.56%) Puppet
2 1 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 86 (48.31%) Oracle
2 18 (10.11%) Microsoft
3 16 (8.99%) SAP
4 15 (8.43%) IBM
5 5 (2.81%) PeopleSoft
5 5 (2.81%) Citrix
6 4 (2.25%) BEA
6 4 (2.25%) webMethods
7 3 (1.69%) ATG
7 3 (1.69%) HP
7 3 (1.69%) Pega
7 3 (1.69%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.69%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.12%) EPiServer
8 2 (1.12%) Retek
8 2 (1.12%) Endeca
8 2 (1.12%) Stellent
9 1 (0.56%) Perforce
9 1 (0.56%) VMware
9 1 (0.56%) Capita
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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