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 10 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 91 95 89
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing SOA 38 33 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.27% 1.30% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 1.83% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £398 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -18.05%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2090 1808 2070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.83% 71.32% 65.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1126 878 1078
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 82 108
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £11.80 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £72.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%
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 10 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 10 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 17 £336 -2.18% 12
Cheshire +7 11 £481 +18.82% 6
Lancashire -22 2 £425 +30.76% 3
Merseyside - 2 £500 - 2
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 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 30 (38.96%) Oracle
2 21 (27.27%) WebLogic
3 20 (25.97%) SQL Server
4 17 (22.08%) .NET
5 16 (20.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 16 (20.78%) Oracle Database
6 15 (19.48%) Web Services
6 15 (19.48%) Finance
7 14 (18.18%) Middleware
7 14 (18.18%) Retail
7 14 (18.18%) Linux
8 13 (16.88%) SQL
9 12 (15.58%) Java
9 12 (15.58%) C#
9 12 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (15.58%) MVC
9 12 (15.58%) Oracle Fusion
10 11 (14.29%) XML
11 10 (12.99%) HTML
11 10 (12.99%) HPUX
11 10 (12.99%) Apache
11 10 (12.99%) N-Tier
11 10 (12.99%) TIBCO
11 10 (12.99%) SUSE
12 9 (11.69%) TDD
12 9 (11.69%) Project Management
12 9 (11.69%) Tomcat
12 9 (11.69%) WCF
12 9 (11.69%) jQuery
12 9 (11.69%) HTML5

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 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 (27.27%) WebLogic
2 16 (20.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (12.99%) Apache
4 9 (11.69%) Tomcat
5 8 (10.39%) WebLogic Integration
6 4 (5.19%) AquaLogic
6 4 (5.19%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (5.19%) IIS
6 4 (5.19%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (2.60%) NServiceBus
7 2 (2.60%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) MS Office
1 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.60%) SAP CRM
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.39%) FTP
2 1 (1.30%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.30%) Internet
2 1 (1.30%) Network Security
2 1 (1.30%) LDAP
2 1 (1.30%) LAN
2 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.97%) SQL Server
2 16 (20.78%) Oracle Database
3 8 (10.39%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (10.39%) MS Access
4 4 (5.19%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.30%) DB2
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.30%) Big Data
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.90%) Ant
2 3 (3.90%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.90%) Moq
2 3 (3.90%) Axure RP
3 2 (2.60%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.60%) Subversion
3 2 (2.60%) Maven
4 1 (1.30%) JIRA
4 1 (1.30%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.30%) WiX
4 1 (1.30%) Calabash
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
General
1 15 (19.48%) Finance
2 14 (18.18%) Retail
3 3 (3.90%) Advertising
4 2 (2.60%) Local Government
5 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.30%) Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (42.86%) Developer
2 19 (24.68%) Architect
3 11 (14.29%) Analyst
4 10 (12.99%) Systems Analyst
4 10 (12.99%) .NET Developer
5 8 (10.39%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (10.39%) Oracle Developer
6 5 (6.49%) Non-Functional Tester
6 5 (6.49%) Test Leader
6 5 (6.49%) Business Systems Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Tester
7 4 (5.19%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.19%) UI Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Oracle Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Test Architect
8 3 (3.90%) SOA Developer
8 3 (3.90%) C# Developer
9 2 (2.60%) Oracle SOA Developer
9 2 (2.60%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.08%) .NET
2 15 (19.48%) Web Services
3 14 (18.18%) Middleware
4 12 (15.58%) Oracle Fusion
5 11 (14.29%) XML
6 10 (12.99%) HTML
7 9 (11.69%) jQuery
7 9 (11.69%) HTML5
7 9 (11.69%) WCF
8 7 (9.09%) SOAP
8 7 (9.09%) ASP.NET
9 6 (7.79%) Oracle ADF
9 6 (7.79%) .NET Framework
9 6 (7.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 5 (6.49%) Ajax
10 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (6.49%) XSLT
10 5 (6.49%) J2EE
11 4 (5.19%) EJB
11 4 (5.19%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) N-Tier
2 6 (7.79%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.19%) Web 2.0
4 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.90%) NHS
4 3 (3.90%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.90%) Open Source
4 3 (3.90%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.60%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.30%) Statistics
6 1 (1.30%) SCADA
6 1 (1.30%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.18%) Linux
2 10 (12.99%) SUSE
2 10 (12.99%) HPUX
3 7 (9.09%) Windows
4 4 (5.19%) UNIX
5 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.90%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.60%) Solaris
6 2 (2.60%) Android
7 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.58%) MVC
1 12 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (11.69%) TDD
2 9 (11.69%) Project Management
3 8 (10.39%) Scrum
3 8 (10.39%) Statistical Analysis
3 8 (10.39%) Release Management
3 8 (10.39%) Performance Testing
3 8 (10.39%) Security Testing
3 8 (10.39%) Integration Testing
4 7 (9.09%) Data Management
4 7 (9.09%) ERP
5 6 (7.79%) PRINCE2
5 6 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (7.79%) Systems Analysis
5 6 (7.79%) Test Scripting
6 5 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (6.49%) Technical Analysis
6 5 (6.49%) Use Case
6 5 (6.49%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.88%) SQL
2 12 (15.58%) C#
2 12 (15.58%) Java
3 8 (10.39%) VB
3 8 (10.39%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 7 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 6 (7.79%) PL/SQL
6 5 (6.49%) XPath
7 4 (5.19%) XQuery
8 2 (2.60%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.30%) C
9 1 (1.30%) PHP
9 1 (1.30%) C++
9 1 (1.30%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.30%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (1.30%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 8 (10.39%) ISEB
1 8 (10.39%) ISEB Practitioner
1 8 (10.39%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (3.90%) Degree
4 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) QA
1 4 (5.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (10.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (38.96%) Oracle
2 10 (12.99%) TIBCO
3 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.39%) HP
4 4 (5.19%) BEA
5 3 (3.90%) Adobe
6 2 (2.60%) SAP
6 2 (2.60%) IBM
6 2 (2.60%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.60%) webMethods
6 2 (2.60%) Software AG
7 1 (1.30%) FatWire
7 1 (1.30%) VMware
7 1 (1.30%) Endeca
7 1 (1.30%) Wonderware
7 1 (1.30%) hybris
7 1 (1.30%) Apple
7 1 (1.30%) Citrix
7 1 (1.30%) Sun
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