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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 77 90 86
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Contract jobs citing SOA 72 40 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.11% 1.48% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.87% 2.04% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 24 20
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£425 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £328 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +13.97%
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
2509 1957 1590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.64% 72.27% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1411 1011 813
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £269 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 118 86
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.50 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +3 34 £413 +13.79% 13
Cheshire +13 19 £440 -2.22% 4
Merseyside 0 11 £408 +5.16% 6
Lancashire -10 1 - - 3
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 53 (40.77%) Web Services
2 48 (36.92%) Oracle
3 46 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (33.08%) XML
5 42 (32.31%) .NET
6 40 (30.77%) Microsoft
7 39 (30.00%) Java
8 37 (28.46%) C#
9 31 (23.85%) MVC
9 31 (23.85%) SQL
10 30 (23.08%) SQL Server
11 27 (20.77%) ASP.NET
12 26 (20.00%) CSS
13 25 (19.23%) JavaScript
14 24 (18.46%) HTML
15 23 (17.69%) OO
15 23 (17.69%) REST
16 21 (16.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 21 (16.15%) Oracle Database
16 21 (16.15%) WCF
17 20 (15.38%) Finance
17 20 (15.38%) Open Source
18 19 (14.62%) Middleware
18 19 (14.62%) TDD
19 18 (13.85%) Scrum
19 18 (13.85%) MS Excel
19 18 (13.85%) SOAP
20 17 (13.08%) Visual Studio
20 17 (13.08%) jQuery
21 16 (12.31%) Oracle Fusion

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 21 (16.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 15 (11.54%) Oracle Service Bus
3 13 (10.00%) IIS
4 8 (6.15%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (6.15%) WebLogic
5 7 (5.38%) Apache
5 7 (5.38%) MQSeries
6 6 (4.62%) TIBCO EMS
6 6 (4.62%) CMS
6 6 (4.62%) SharePoint
7 5 (3.85%) Orchard CMS
7 5 (3.85%) Apache Spark
7 5 (3.85%) Apache Solr
8 4 (3.08%) JBoss
9 3 (2.31%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
9 3 (2.31%) WebSphere
9 3 (2.31%) Liferay
10 2 (1.54%) Oracle BPEL
10 2 (1.54%) SugarCRM
10 2 (1.54%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 18 (13.85%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.77%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (4.62%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (4.62%) BusinessWorks
1 6 (4.62%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (3.85%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (2.31%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (2.31%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.31%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (4.62%) SaaS
2 4 (3.08%) PaaS
3 2 (1.54%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (1.54%) IaaS
4 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.23%) HTTP
2 3 (2.31%) VPN
2 3 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (2.31%) Internet
3 2 (1.54%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 21 (16.15%) Oracle Database
3 16 (12.31%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (6.92%) Oracle ODI
5 8 (6.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (4.62%) Relational Database
8 5 (3.85%) NoSQL
8 5 (3.85%) RavenDB
8 5 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (3.08%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (3.08%) RDBMS
10 3 (2.31%) MongoDB
10 3 (2.31%) Couchbase
10 3 (2.31%) Big Data
11 2 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (1.54%) MySQL
11 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 17 (13.08%) Visual Studio
2 12 (9.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (6.92%) Git (software)
4 8 (6.15%) Ant
5 7 (5.38%) Jenkins
5 7 (5.38%) Maven
6 6 (4.62%) Axure RP
7 5 (3.85%) SoapUI
7 5 (3.85%) Selenium
8 4 (3.08%) Subversion
8 4 (3.08%) JDeveloper
9 3 (2.31%) JIRA
10 2 (1.54%) Lombardi
10 2 (1.54%) Hudson
11 1 (0.77%) FxCop
11 1 (0.77%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 1 (0.77%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.77%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.77%) QUnit
11 1 (0.77%) Jasmine
General
1 20 (15.38%) Finance
2 10 (7.69%) Retail
3 5 (3.85%) Banking
4 3 (2.31%) Local Government
5 1 (0.77%) Back Office
5 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.77%) Advertising
5 1 (0.77%) Electronics
5 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.77%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 73 (56.15%) Developer
2 33 (25.38%) Architect
3 21 (16.15%) .NET Developer
4 17 (13.08%) Oracle Developer
5 13 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (6.15%) Applications Developer
7 7 (5.38%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 7 (5.38%) SOA Developer
7 7 (5.38%) Consultant
7 7 (5.38%) Java Developer
7 7 (5.38%) BizTalk Developer
8 6 (4.62%) C# Developer
8 6 (4.62%) Software Architect
8 6 (4.62%) Tester
9 5 (3.85%) Agile .NET Developer
9 5 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (3.85%) Senior Developer
9 5 (3.85%) QA Tester
9 5 (3.85%) Senior .NET Developer
10 4 (3.08%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (40.77%) Web Services
2 43 (33.08%) XML
3 42 (32.31%) .NET
4 27 (20.77%) ASP.NET
5 26 (20.00%) CSS
6 24 (18.46%) HTML
7 23 (17.69%) REST
8 21 (16.15%) WCF
9 19 (14.62%) Middleware
10 18 (13.85%) SOAP
11 17 (13.08%) jQuery
12 16 (12.31%) Oracle Fusion
12 16 (12.31%) JSON
13 15 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (10.77%) XSLT
14 14 (10.77%) WSDL
15 13 (10.00%) RESTful
15 13 (10.00%) Ajax
16 12 (9.23%) .NET Framework
16 12 (9.23%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.38%) Open Source
2 12 (9.23%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.92%) NHS
4 7 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.38%) Web 2.0
5 6 (4.62%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (3.08%) N-Tier
8 3 (2.31%) Mainframe
8 3 (2.31%) PKI
9 2 (1.54%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (1.54%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.77%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.77%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.77%) User Experience
10 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.77%) DTV
10 1 (0.77%) W3C
10 1 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.77%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.77%) Windows
2 11 (8.46%) UNIX
3 8 (6.15%) Linux
3 8 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (4.62%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.31%) AIX
6 2 (1.54%) Android
7 1 (0.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (23.85%) MVC
3 23 (17.69%) OO
4 19 (14.62%) TDD
5 18 (13.85%) Scrum
6 14 (10.77%) OOP
7 12 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (7.69%) BPEL
8 10 (7.69%) CRM
8 10 (7.69%) Mentoring
9 9 (6.92%) E-Commerce
9 9 (6.92%) ITIL
9 9 (6.92%) TOGAF
10 8 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (6.15%) Service Delivery
10 8 (6.15%) UML
11 7 (5.38%) Waterfall
11 7 (5.38%) Web Application Development
11 7 (5.38%) Software Engineering
11 7 (5.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 39 (30.00%) Java
2 37 (28.46%) C#
3 31 (23.85%) SQL
4 25 (19.23%) JavaScript
5 15 (11.54%) XPath
6 14 (10.77%) T-SQL
7 11 (8.46%) XQuery
8 9 (6.92%) PL/SQL
9 8 (6.15%) Ruby
10 7 (5.38%) Shell Script
11 4 (3.08%) PHP
12 3 (2.31%) Groovy
13 2 (1.54%) Scala
13 2 (1.54%) Perl
14 1 (0.77%) COBOL
14 1 (0.77%) VB
14 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.77%) Python
14 1 (0.77%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 13 (10.00%) Degree
2 9 (6.92%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.62%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.31%) ISEB
5 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.38%) QA
2 4 (3.08%) SLA
3 1 (0.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.31%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.77%) vSphere
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.85%) TIBCO Hawk
2 3 (2.31%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 48 (36.92%) Oracle
2 40 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.69%) IBM
4 8 (6.15%) TIBCO
5 5 (3.85%) Adobe
6 4 (3.08%) Informatica
6 4 (3.08%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.31%) Citrix
8 2 (1.54%) Pega
8 2 (1.54%) hybris
9 1 (0.77%) SAP
9 1 (0.77%) BEA
9 1 (0.77%) Intel
9 1 (0.77%) VMware
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