The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 85 98 101
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +3
Contract jobs citing SOA 43 34 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.43% 1.26% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 1.78% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -23.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -7.95%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2107 1912 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 70.21% 70.63% 64.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 954 1106
Average daily rate £375 £338 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 92 111
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
SOA
England

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 July 2014.

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 July 2014. 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 -1 19 £336 -0.37% 15
Cheshire +13 15 £463 +49.19% 3
Merseyside - 2 £500 -
Lancashire - - - - 3
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 36 (48.00%) Oracle
2 21 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (28.00%) WebLogic
3 19 (25.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 18 (24.00%) Middleware
5 17 (22.67%) Finance
5 17 (22.67%) .NET
6 16 (21.33%) Web Services
6 16 (21.33%) Oracle Database
7 15 (20.00%) SQL
7 15 (20.00%) Retail
8 14 (18.67%) MVC
8 14 (18.67%) C#
8 14 (18.67%) Linux
8 14 (18.67%) Oracle Fusion
9 11 (14.67%) HTML
9 11 (14.67%) Java
9 11 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (13.33%) SUSE
10 10 (13.33%) TDD
10 10 (13.33%) TIBCO
10 10 (13.33%) XML
10 10 (13.33%) HPUX
10 10 (13.33%) Apache
10 10 (13.33%) N-Tier
11 9 (12.00%) WCF
11 9 (12.00%) HTML5
11 9 (12.00%) Tomcat
11 9 (12.00%) ASP.NET
12 8 (10.67%) JavaScript

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 21 (28.00%) WebLogic
2 19 (25.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (13.33%) Apache
4 9 (12.00%) Tomcat
5 8 (10.67%) WebLogic Integration
6 5 (6.67%) IIS
7 4 (5.33%) AquaLogic
7 4 (5.33%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (4.00%) NServiceBus
8 3 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (2.67%) Liferay
10 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.33%) MS Office
1 1 (1.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.67%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) FTP
2 1 (1.33%) Network Security
2 1 (1.33%) Internet
2 1 (1.33%) LDAP
2 1 (1.33%) LAN
2 1 (1.33%) WAN
2 1 (1.33%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (21.33%) Oracle Database
3 8 (10.67%) MS Access
3 8 (10.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (6.67%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.67%) Big Data
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.33%) DB2
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.00%) Moq
3 3 (4.00%) Ant
4 2 (2.67%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.67%) Maven
4 2 (2.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.67%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.33%) Calabash
5 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.33%) WiX
5 1 (1.33%) JIRA
5 1 (1.33%) Subversion
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (22.67%) Finance
2 15 (20.00%) Retail
3 6 (8.00%) Advertising
4 2 (2.67%) Local Government
5 1 (1.33%) Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Legal
5 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 38 (50.67%) Developer
2 14 (18.67%) Architect
3 11 (14.67%) .NET Developer
4 10 (13.33%) Oracle Developer
5 8 (10.67%) Analyst
6 7 (9.33%) Systems Analyst
7 6 (8.00%) C# Developer
8 5 (6.67%) SOA Developer
8 5 (6.67%) Test Leader
8 5 (6.67%) Non-Functional Tester
8 5 (6.67%) Tester
9 4 (5.33%) Project Manager
9 4 (5.33%) Business Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (5.33%) Business Systems Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Oracle Architect
9 4 (5.33%) Oracle SOA Developer
10 3 (4.00%) UI Developer
11 2 (2.67%) Business Architect
11 2 (2.67%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (24.00%) Middleware
2 17 (22.67%) .NET
3 16 (21.33%) Web Services
4 14 (18.67%) Oracle Fusion
5 11 (14.67%) HTML
6 10 (13.33%) XML
7 9 (12.00%) WCF
7 9 (12.00%) HTML5
7 9 (12.00%) ASP.NET
8 8 (10.67%) jQuery
8 8 (10.67%) .NET Framework
9 7 (9.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 7 (9.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (9.33%) SOAP
10 6 (8.00%) Oracle ADF
10 6 (8.00%) REST
11 5 (6.67%) J2EE
11 5 (6.67%) EJB
12 4 (5.33%) XSLT
12 4 (5.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) N-Tier
2 4 (5.33%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.00%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (4.00%) Web 2.0
3 3 (4.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.67%) NHS
4 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.67%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (2.67%) Open Source
5 1 (1.33%) Statistics
5 1 (1.33%) SCADA
5 1 (1.33%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.67%) Linux
2 10 (13.33%) SUSE
2 10 (13.33%) HPUX
3 7 (9.33%) Windows
4 6 (8.00%) UNIX
5 4 (5.33%) Solaris
6 3 (4.00%) Apple iOS
6 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.67%) MVC
2 11 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (13.33%) TDD
4 8 (10.67%) Performance Testing
4 8 (10.67%) Security Testing
4 8 (10.67%) Integration Testing
4 8 (10.67%) Release Management
4 8 (10.67%) Statistical Analysis
5 6 (8.00%) Scrum
5 6 (8.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
6 5 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.33%) EAI
7 4 (5.33%) E-Commerce
7 4 (5.33%) Project Management
7 4 (5.33%) BPEL
7 4 (5.33%) Use Case
7 4 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (5.33%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.00%) SQL
2 14 (18.67%) C#
3 11 (14.67%) Java
4 8 (10.67%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.67%) VB
4 8 (10.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 6 (8.00%) PL/SQL
6 4 (5.33%) XQuery
6 4 (5.33%) XPath
7 3 (4.00%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.67%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.33%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (1.33%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (1.33%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.33%) C
9 1 (1.33%) C++
9 1 (1.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (10.67%) ISEB
1 8 (10.67%) ISEB Practitioner
1 8 (10.67%) ISTQB
1 8 (10.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (2.67%) Degree
2 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (10.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 36 (48.00%) Oracle
2 10 (13.33%) TIBCO
3 8 (10.67%) HP
4 4 (5.33%) BEA
4 4 (5.33%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.67%) Adobe
6 2 (2.67%) SAP
6 2 (2.67%) webMethods
6 2 (2.67%) IBM
6 2 (2.67%) Software AG
7 1 (1.33%) hybris
7 1 (1.33%) Endeca
7 1 (1.33%) VMware
7 1 (1.33%) FatWire
7 1 (1.33%) Apple
7 1 (1.33%) Citrix
7 1 (1.33%) Sun
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