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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 93 68 76
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +8
Contract jobs citing SOA 65 76 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.72% 2.32% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 3.04% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 44 32
Average daily rate £451 £418 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% +11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £311 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £451 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £53.38 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £35.35
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -0.99%
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
3059 2504 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.71% 76.55% 74.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1876 1471 1065
Average daily rate £400 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 100 111
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -18 32 £425 +14.86% 18
Lancashire +15 15 £481 - 1
Merseyside -7 5 £495 +21.47% 3
Cheshire -20 5 £418 -4.57% 4
Cumbria - 4 £502 - 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 80 (47.34%) Oracle
2 67 (39.64%) Java
3 52 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (27.81%) Middleware
5 43 (25.44%) XML
6 33 (19.53%) TOGAF
7 32 (18.93%) Finance
7 32 (18.93%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (17.75%) Web Services
9 29 (17.16%) SC Cleared
9 29 (17.16%) Security Cleared
10 28 (16.57%) SOAP
11 27 (15.98%) Oracle Fusion
12 26 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 24 (14.20%) Linux
13 24 (14.20%) Oracle Service Bus
14 23 (13.61%) OO
14 23 (13.61%) Scrum
15 20 (11.83%) TDD
15 20 (11.83%) Oracle EBS
15 20 (11.83%) SQL
15 20 (11.83%) Oracle Database
16 19 (11.24%) Oracle EBS R12
17 18 (10.65%) Git (software)
17 18 (10.65%) RESTful
18 17 (10.06%) OOP
18 17 (10.06%) VMware
18 17 (10.06%) PostgreSQL
19 16 (9.47%) Migration
19 16 (9.47%) Banking

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 24 (14.20%) Oracle Service Bus
3 14 (8.28%) Tuxedo
4 11 (6.51%) SharePoint
5 9 (5.33%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (5.33%) JBoss
6 6 (3.55%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (2.37%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.78%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.18%) Apache
9 2 (1.18%) Sonic ESB
10 1 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.59%) CMS
10 1 (0.59%) JCAPS
10 1 (0.59%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.59%) SAS
10 1 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.59%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.59%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (6.51%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.14%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.96%) MS Office
4 4 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (11.83%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (11.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (4.73%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (2.96%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.28%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (6.51%) SaaS
3 10 (5.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (4.73%) PaaS
5 6 (3.55%) IaaS
6 5 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.59%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.59%) GitHub
7 1 (0.59%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.73%) HTTP
2 6 (3.55%) Extranet
3 5 (2.96%) FTP
4 4 (2.37%) SSL
5 3 (1.78%) SMTP
6 2 (1.18%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.59%) H.323
7 1 (0.59%) Internet
7 1 (0.59%) LAN
7 1 (0.59%) LDAP
7 1 (0.59%) NAS
7 1 (0.59%) SAN
7 1 (0.59%) VoIP
7 1 (0.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.83%) Oracle Database
2 17 (10.06%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (6.51%) Oracle ODI
3 11 (6.51%) SQL Server
4 7 (4.14%) Big Data
4 7 (4.14%) Oracle Database 12c
5 6 (3.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 6 (3.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (3.55%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.96%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.96%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.37%) MySQL
8 3 (1.78%) DB2
8 3 (1.78%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.18%) GIS
9 2 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.18%) Redis
10 1 (0.59%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (10.65%) Git (software)
2 15 (8.88%) Subversion
3 12 (7.10%) Mercurial
4 6 (3.55%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (2.96%) Ant
5 5 (2.96%) Maven
6 4 (2.37%) Gradle
6 4 (2.37%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.78%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.18%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.18%) JIRA
8 2 (1.18%) JProfiler
8 2 (1.18%) NUnit
8 2 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.18%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (1.18%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.59%) Moq
9 1 (0.59%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (0.59%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.59%) Yeoman
General
1 32 (18.93%) Finance
2 16 (9.47%) Banking
3 6 (3.55%) Retail
4 4 (2.37%) Electronics
4 4 (2.37%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.18%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.59%) Marketing
6 1 (0.59%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Publishing
6 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (37.87%) Architect
2 54 (31.95%) Developer
3 26 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
4 23 (13.61%) Oracle Developer
5 20 (11.83%) Java Developer
6 18 (10.65%) Technical Architect
7 17 (10.06%) Consultant
8 14 (8.28%) Analyst
8 14 (8.28%) Oracle Consultant
9 13 (7.69%) Senior Developer
9 13 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
10 11 (6.51%) SOA Consultant
11 10 (5.92%) Oracle SOA Consultant
11 10 (5.92%) Oracle SOA Developer
11 10 (5.92%) SOA Developer
12 9 (5.33%) SOA Architect
13 7 (4.14%) Data Analyst
13 7 (4.14%) Security Architect
14 5 (2.96%) .NET Developer
14 5 (2.96%) Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (27.81%) Middleware
2 43 (25.44%) XML
3 30 (17.75%) Web Services
4 28 (16.57%) SOAP
5 27 (15.98%) Oracle Fusion
6 18 (10.65%) RESTful
7 15 (8.88%) JSON
8 12 (7.10%) .NET
9 11 (6.51%) REST
10 10 (5.92%) HTML
11 9 (5.33%) Spring
12 8 (4.73%) XSLT
13 7 (4.14%) CSS
13 7 (4.14%) Hibernate
13 7 (4.14%) J2EE
13 7 (4.14%) JDBC
14 6 (3.55%) ASP.NET
14 6 (3.55%) WCF
15 5 (2.96%) AngularJS
15 5 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.88%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (8.28%) Private Cloud
3 9 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.37%) Clustering
4 4 (2.37%) Data Integration
4 4 (2.37%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.37%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.78%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.78%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.78%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.78%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.59%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.59%) iPad
7 1 (0.59%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.59%) User Experience
7 1 (0.59%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.20%) Linux
2 14 (8.28%) Unix
3 7 (4.14%) VME
4 6 (3.55%) Solaris
4 6 (3.55%) Windows
5 3 (1.78%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.59%) AIX
7 1 (0.59%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (19.53%) TOGAF
3 32 (18.93%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (13.61%) OO
4 23 (13.61%) Scrum
5 20 (11.83%) TDD
6 17 (10.06%) OOP
7 16 (9.47%) Migration
7 16 (9.47%) SDLC
8 15 (8.88%) Mentoring
8 15 (8.88%) Zachman Framework
9 14 (8.28%) Configuration Management
9 14 (8.28%) Enterprise Architecture
9 14 (8.28%) Re-Platforming
10 13 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (7.69%) DevOps
11 12 (7.10%) Defect Management
12 11 (6.51%) Microservices
12 11 (6.51%) Open Source
12 11 (6.51%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 67 (39.64%) Java
2 20 (11.83%) SQL
3 14 (8.28%) COBOL
4 12 (7.10%) JavaScript
4 12 (7.10%) Scala
5 11 (6.51%) Groovy
6 10 (5.92%) C#
7 7 (4.14%) XQuery
8 5 (2.96%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.78%) XPath
10 2 (1.18%) ActionScript
10 2 (1.18%) ActionScript 2.0
10 2 (1.18%) C
11 1 (0.59%) C++
11 1 (0.59%) Clojure
11 1 (0.59%) ES6
11 1 (0.59%) Jython
11 1 (0.59%) PHP
11 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (17.16%) SC Cleared
1 29 (17.16%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.73%) Degree
3 6 (3.55%) CESG Certified Professional
4 5 (2.96%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.14%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.78%) QA
3 3 (1.78%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.18%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 80 (47.34%) Oracle
2 17 (10.06%) VMware
3 15 (8.88%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.33%) IBM
4 9 (5.33%) SAP
5 4 (2.37%) Perforce
6 3 (1.78%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.78%) webMethods
7 2 (1.18%) Avaya
7 2 (1.18%) Cognizant
7 2 (1.18%) ESRI
7 2 (1.18%) Pega
7 2 (1.18%) Talend
7 2 (1.18%) Tumbleweed
8 1 (0.59%) Endeca
8 1 (0.59%) Google
8 1 (0.59%) Hitachi
8 1 (0.59%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.59%) Software AG
8 1 (0.59%) Teradata
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