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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 68 92 99
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +7
Contract jobs citing SOA 89 42 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.32% 1.39% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.02% 1.91% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 25 19
Average daily rate
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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 £348 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £56.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +18.64%
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
2945 2198 1942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.81% 72.83% 72.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1751 1187 968
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 103 90
Average hourly rate £38.43 £27.50 £22.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.74% +22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 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 July 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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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 +20 54 £500 +48.69% 21
Cumbria -9 12 £500 +14.94% 1
Merseyside -4 10 £440 -12.00% 2
Cheshire -15 10 £475 +2.70% 4
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 76 (49.35%) Oracle
2 56 (36.36%) Middleware
3 50 (32.47%) Java
4 48 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (31.17%) Oracle Fusion
5 46 (29.87%) Web Services
6 44 (28.57%) Oracle BPM
7 36 (23.38%) Oracle Database
8 35 (22.73%) Oracle Service Bus
8 35 (22.73%) SOAP
9 34 (22.08%) TOGAF
10 30 (19.48%) SQL
11 29 (18.83%) XML
12 28 (18.18%) Open Source
12 28 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 28 (18.18%) SDLC
13 27 (17.53%) Oracle EBS
14 26 (16.88%) REST
15 22 (14.29%) WebLogic
16 21 (13.64%) .NET
16 21 (13.64%) JSON
16 21 (13.64%) Oracle Database 11g
16 21 (13.64%) TDD
17 20 (12.99%) ERP
18 19 (12.34%) Finance
18 19 (12.34%) Microsoft
19 18 (11.69%) MVC
19 18 (11.69%) SQL Server
20 16 (10.39%) UML
20 16 (10.39%) E-Commerce

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 35 (22.73%) Oracle Service Bus
2 28 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 22 (14.29%) WebLogic
4 14 (9.09%) JBoss
5 10 (6.49%) Liferay
6 9 (5.84%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (4.55%) Tomcat
7 7 (4.55%) Apache ServiceMix
8 6 (3.90%) Apache
9 5 (3.25%) Documentum
9 5 (3.25%) AquaLogic
10 4 (2.60%) WebSphere
10 4 (2.60%) CMS
10 4 (2.60%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (1.95%) Oracle BPEL
11 3 (1.95%) JCAPS
12 2 (1.30%) Umbraco
12 2 (1.30%) Mule
12 2 (1.30%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (1.30%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 5 (3.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 44 (28.57%) Oracle BPM
2 27 (17.53%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (4.55%) Oracle TCA
4 4 (2.60%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (1.95%) Teamcenter
5 3 (1.95%) Primavera
6 1 (0.65%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.65%) SAP PLM
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.65%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.25%) PaaS
3 2 (1.30%) IaaS
3 2 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.30%) SaaS
4 1 (0.65%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.25%) FTP
1 5 (3.25%) HTTP
2 3 (1.95%) VPN
2 3 (1.95%) Internet
2 3 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.65%) IPsec
3 1 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.65%) HSRP
3 1 (0.65%) 802.11
3 1 (0.65%) MPLS
3 1 (0.65%) OSPF
3 1 (0.65%) BGP
3 1 (0.65%) Firewall
3 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (23.38%) Oracle Database
2 21 (13.64%) Oracle Database 11g
3 18 (11.69%) SQL Server
4 13 (8.44%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (6.49%) Oracle Database 12c
6 9 (5.84%) Oracle ODI
7 8 (5.19%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (3.90%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.60%) MySQL
9 4 (2.60%) MongoDB
9 4 (2.60%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.95%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (1.30%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.30%) Big Data
11 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (1.30%) MS Access
11 2 (1.30%) Data Mining
11 2 (1.30%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 10 (6.49%) SoapUI
2 9 (5.84%) Subversion
3 6 (3.90%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.90%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (3.90%) Lombardi
4 5 (3.25%) Selenium
4 5 (3.25%) Mercurial
4 5 (3.25%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.95%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.30%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.30%) Ant
7 1 (0.65%) JUnit
7 1 (0.65%) Log4j
7 1 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.65%) TestNG
7 1 (0.65%) Maven
7 1 (0.65%) Hudson
7 1 (0.65%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.65%) Gradle
General
1 19 (12.34%) Finance
2 10 (6.49%) Retail
3 8 (5.19%) Local Government
4 6 (3.90%) Banking
5 2 (1.30%) Back Office
5 2 (1.30%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 71 (46.10%) Architect
2 49 (31.82%) Developer
3 30 (19.48%) Solutions Architect
4 16 (10.39%) Oracle Developer
5 14 (9.09%) Oracle Architect
6 12 (7.79%) Designer
7 10 (6.49%) Technical Architect
8 9 (5.84%) Tester
8 9 (5.84%) .NET Developer
8 9 (5.84%) Java Architect
9 7 (4.55%) Java Developer
9 7 (4.55%) Middleware Architect
10 6 (3.90%) Oracle SOA Developer
10 6 (3.90%) SOA Developer
10 6 (3.90%) Software Architect
11 5 (3.25%) Applications Architect
11 5 (3.25%) Java Technical Architect
11 5 (3.25%) Enterprise Architect
11 5 (3.25%) Oracle Solutions Architect
12 4 (2.60%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (36.36%) Middleware
2 48 (31.17%) Oracle Fusion
3 46 (29.87%) Web Services
4 35 (22.73%) SOAP
5 29 (18.83%) XML
6 26 (16.88%) REST
7 21 (13.64%) .NET
7 21 (13.64%) JSON
8 14 (9.09%) Hibernate
8 14 (9.09%) Spring
9 13 (8.44%) ASP.NET
9 13 (8.44%) WSDL
10 12 (7.79%) CSS
10 12 (7.79%) Apache Camel
11 11 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (7.14%) OAuth
11 11 (7.14%) J2EE
11 11 (7.14%) SAML
12 10 (6.49%) ActiveMQ
12 10 (6.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.74%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (5.19%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.25%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.60%) N-Tier
4 4 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.95%) PKI
6 2 (1.30%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.84%) UNIX
2 8 (5.19%) Linux
3 2 (1.30%) SUSE
3 2 (1.30%) HPUX
4 1 (0.65%) Solaris
4 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (22.08%) TOGAF
3 28 (18.18%) Open Source
3 28 (18.18%) SDLC
4 21 (13.64%) TDD
5 20 (12.99%) ERP
6 18 (11.69%) MVC
7 16 (10.39%) UML
7 16 (10.39%) E-Commerce
7 16 (10.39%) Performance Tuning
8 14 (9.09%) Data Management
9 13 (8.44%) OO
10 12 (7.79%) Process Management
11 11 (7.14%) OOP
12 10 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (6.49%) EAI
12 10 (6.49%) Mentoring
13 9 (5.84%) GAP Analysis
14 8 (5.19%) Scrum
14 8 (5.19%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (32.47%) Java
2 30 (19.48%) SQL
3 14 (9.09%) C#
3 14 (9.09%) XQuery
4 11 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 9 (5.84%) Groovy
6 6 (3.90%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.25%) Scala
8 3 (1.95%) Ruby
9 2 (1.30%) PHP5
9 2 (1.30%) PHP
9 2 (1.30%) VB
9 2 (1.30%) Python
9 2 (1.30%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (0.65%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (8.44%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.49%) Degree
3 9 (5.84%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.60%) ISEB
5 3 (1.95%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.65%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.65%) CCIE
7 1 (0.65%) CCNP
7 1 (0.65%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.55%) QA
2 5 (3.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (5.84%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.19%) Squid
3 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.65%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 76 (49.35%) Oracle
2 19 (12.34%) Microsoft
3 14 (9.09%) IBM
4 8 (5.19%) Citrix
5 7 (4.55%) SAP
6 5 (3.25%) PeopleSoft
6 5 (3.25%) Pega
7 4 (2.60%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.95%) ATG
8 3 (1.95%) BEA
8 3 (1.95%) HP
9 2 (1.30%) Retek
9 2 (1.30%) Stellent
9 2 (1.30%) Endeca
10 1 (0.65%) VMware
10 1 (0.65%) Capita
10 1 (0.65%) hybris
10 1 (0.65%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.65%) Talend
10 1 (0.65%) Cisco
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