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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 80 93 112
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +19
Contract jobs citing SOA 53 43 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.71% 1.48% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 2.10% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 26 9
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£375 £350 £454
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £377 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -5.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £29.50 £32.30
% change year-on-year
+22.88% -8.66%
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
2209 2044 2127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.24% 70.22% 64.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1217 1038 1130
Average daily rate £365 £333 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% -1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 101 108
Average hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 23 £350 +3.70% 15
Cheshire +12 17 £463 +49.19% 3
Cumbria - 6 £455 -
Lancashire -17 1 £201 -42.57%
Merseyside - - - - 2
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 49 (62.82%) Oracle
2 28 (35.90%) Middleware
3 26 (33.33%) WebLogic
4 24 (30.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 20 (25.64%) Web Services
6 19 (24.36%) Oracle Database
6 19 (24.36%) Oracle Fusion
7 18 (23.08%) Java
8 17 (21.79%) Finance
8 17 (21.79%) Retail
9 15 (19.23%) SQL Server
10 14 (17.95%) Linux
11 13 (16.67%) SQL
12 12 (15.38%) XML
13 10 (12.82%) SUSE
13 10 (12.82%) TIBCO
13 10 (12.82%) EJB
13 10 (12.82%) .NET
13 10 (12.82%) HPUX
13 10 (12.82%) Apache
13 10 (12.82%) Tomcat
13 10 (12.82%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (11.54%) MS Access
14 9 (11.54%) N-Tier
14 9 (11.54%) J2EE
14 9 (11.54%) JavaScript
14 9 (11.54%) C#
14 9 (11.54%) SOAP
14 9 (11.54%) MVC
14 9 (11.54%) HP

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 26 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 24 (30.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (12.82%) Apache
3 10 (12.82%) Tomcat
4 8 (10.26%) WebLogic Integration
5 6 (7.69%) AquaLogic
5 6 (7.69%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.56%) NServiceBus
7 2 (2.56%) Liferay
8 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.28%) IIS
8 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MS Office
1 1 (1.28%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.56%) SAP CRM
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.28%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) SaaS
1 1 (1.28%) PaaS
1 1 (1.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.26%) FTP
2 1 (1.28%) LAN
2 1 (1.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.36%) Oracle Database
2 15 (19.23%) SQL Server
3 10 (12.82%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (11.54%) MS Access
5 6 (7.69%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (2.56%) Big Data
7 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.28%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Ant
1 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.56%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.56%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.28%) Calabash
2 1 (1.28%) Subversion
2 1 (1.28%) JIRA
2 1 (1.28%) Selenium
2 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (21.79%) Finance
1 17 (21.79%) Retail
2 8 (10.26%) Advertising
3 2 (2.56%) Local Government
4 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 37 (47.44%) Developer
2 15 (19.23%) Architect
3 12 (15.38%) Oracle Developer
4 8 (10.26%) Analyst
5 7 (8.97%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
6 6 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 6 (7.69%) Tester
6 6 (7.69%) C# Developer
6 6 (7.69%) SOA Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Test Leader
7 5 (6.41%) Middleware Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Non-Functional Tester
8 4 (5.13%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) Business Systems Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) .NET Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Oracle Architect
9 3 (3.85%) UI Developer
10 2 (2.56%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (35.90%) Middleware
2 20 (25.64%) Web Services
3 19 (24.36%) Oracle Fusion
4 12 (15.38%) XML
5 10 (12.82%) EJB
5 10 (12.82%) .NET
6 9 (11.54%) J2EE
6 9 (11.54%) SOAP
7 7 (8.97%) HTML
8 6 (7.69%) XSLT
8 6 (7.69%) Oracle ADF
9 5 (6.41%) ASP.NET
9 5 (6.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (6.41%) HTML5
9 5 (6.41%) REST
10 4 (5.13%) Drools
10 4 (5.13%) WCF
10 4 (5.13%) Spring
10 4 (5.13%) Ajax
10 4 (5.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) N-Tier
2 7 (8.97%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.41%) Mainframe
4 4 (5.13%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (5.13%) Open Source
5 3 (3.85%) Web 2.0
6 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.56%) NHS
7 1 (1.28%) Clustering
7 1 (1.28%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.95%) Linux
2 10 (12.82%) SUSE
2 10 (12.82%) HPUX
3 8 (10.26%) UNIX
4 6 (7.69%) Solaris
5 5 (6.41%) Windows
6 3 (3.85%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.56%) Android
8 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.54%) MVC
2 8 (10.26%) Statistical Analysis
2 8 (10.26%) Release Management
2 8 (10.26%) Performance Testing
2 8 (10.26%) Security Testing
2 8 (10.26%) Integration Testing
3 7 (8.97%) Test Scripting
3 7 (8.97%) EAI
4 6 (7.69%) Project Management
4 6 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (6.41%) TDD
5 5 (6.41%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (6.41%) E-Commerce
6 4 (5.13%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (5.13%) Use Case
7 3 (3.85%) BDD
7 3 (3.85%) Scrum
7 3 (3.85%) Web Design
7 3 (3.85%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.08%) Java
2 13 (16.67%) SQL
3 9 (11.54%) JavaScript
3 9 (11.54%) C#
4 8 (10.26%) VB
4 8 (10.26%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 6 (7.69%) XQuery
5 6 (7.69%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.85%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.85%) XPath
7 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.56%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.28%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.28%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (1.28%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (1.28%) C
8 1 (1.28%) C++
8 1 (1.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (11.54%) ISEB
2 8 (10.26%) ISEB Practitioner
2 8 (10.26%) ISTQB
2 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (1.28%) OpenView
Vendors
1 49 (62.82%) Oracle
2 10 (12.82%) TIBCO
3 9 (11.54%) HP
4 6 (7.69%) BEA
4 6 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 5 (6.41%) IBM
6 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.85%) SAP
6 3 (3.85%) JBoss
7 2 (2.56%) Adobe
7 2 (2.56%) Sun
7 2 (2.56%) webMethods
7 2 (2.56%) VMware
7 2 (2.56%) Software AG
8 1 (1.28%) Endeca
8 1 (1.28%) hybris
8 1 (1.28%) FatWire
8 1 (1.28%) Apple
8 1 (1.28%) Citrix
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