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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 86 86 120
Rank change year-on-year
0 +34
Contract jobs citing SOA 51 46 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.60% 1.56% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 2.16% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 28 7
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£425 £358 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.88% -16.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £433 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+27.11% -8.09%
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
2315 2130 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.80% 72.01% 65.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1330 1081 1163
Average daily rate £375 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 115 106
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £26.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -13.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 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 19 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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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 24 £388 +9.15% 14
Cheshire +9 11 £450 +33.33% 4
Cumbria - 7 £455 -
Lancashire -26 2 £338 -3.42%
Merseyside -2 1 £425 -5.55% 2
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 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 51 (60.00%) Oracle
2 30 (35.29%) Middleware
3 24 (28.24%) WebLogic
3 24 (28.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 22 (25.88%) Web Services
4 22 (25.88%) Java
5 20 (23.53%) Oracle Fusion
6 19 (22.35%) Finance
7 18 (21.18%) Retail
7 18 (21.18%) Oracle Database
8 16 (18.82%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (16.47%) XML
10 13 (15.29%) SQL
10 13 (15.29%) SQL Server
10 13 (15.29%) MVC
11 12 (14.12%) JavaScript
11 12 (14.12%) Linux
12 11 (12.94%) Tomcat
12 11 (12.94%) .NET
12 11 (12.94%) SOAP
13 10 (11.76%) EJB
13 10 (11.76%) J2EE
13 10 (11.76%) C#
13 10 (11.76%) HTML
13 10 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (10.59%) Security Cleared
14 9 (10.59%) UNIX
14 9 (10.59%) EAI
14 9 (10.59%) FTP
15 8 (9.41%) Project Management

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 24 (28.24%) WebLogic
1 24 (28.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (12.94%) Tomcat
3 8 (9.41%) Apache
4 7 (8.24%) WebLogic Integration
5 6 (7.06%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (5.88%) AquaLogic
7 4 (4.71%) Liferay
8 3 (3.53%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
9 2 (2.35%) NServiceBus
10 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
10 1 (1.18%) IIS
10 1 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (1.18%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.35%) SAP CRM
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.18%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) SaaS
1 1 (1.18%) PaaS
1 1 (1.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.59%) FTP
2 1 (1.18%) LAN
2 1 (1.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.18%) Oracle Database
2 13 (15.29%) SQL Server
3 10 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (9.41%) MS Access
5 6 (7.06%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.35%) MySQL
6 2 (2.35%) Big Data
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.18%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.35%) Ant
2 2 (2.35%) Axure RP
2 2 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.18%) FxCop
3 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.18%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.18%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.18%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.18%) JIRA
3 1 (1.18%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.18%) Selenium
3 1 (1.18%) Subversion
3 1 (1.18%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.18%) Calabash
3 1 (1.18%) T4 Templates
General
1 19 (22.35%) Finance
2 18 (21.18%) Retail
3 8 (9.41%) Advertising
4 2 (2.35%) Local Government
5 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 39 (45.88%) Developer
2 20 (23.53%) Architect
3 12 (14.12%) Oracle Developer
4 9 (10.59%) Analyst
5 8 (9.41%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (9.41%) Project Manager
6 7 (8.24%) Systems Analyst
7 6 (7.06%) Tester
7 6 (7.06%) C# Developer
7 6 (7.06%) Middleware Developer
8 5 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Developer
8 5 (5.88%) SOA Developer
8 5 (5.88%) Non-Functional Tester
8 5 (5.88%) .NET Developer
8 5 (5.88%) Business Systems Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) Business Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Oracle Architect
10 3 (3.53%) UI Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Test Leader
10 3 (3.53%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (35.29%) Middleware
2 22 (25.88%) Web Services
3 20 (23.53%) Oracle Fusion
4 14 (16.47%) XML
5 11 (12.94%) .NET
5 11 (12.94%) SOAP
6 10 (11.76%) EJB
6 10 (11.76%) J2EE
6 10 (11.76%) HTML
7 8 (9.41%) HTML5
7 8 (9.41%) REST
8 7 (8.24%) Spring
8 7 (8.24%) XSLT
9 6 (7.06%) Oracle ADF
9 6 (7.06%) Hibernate
9 6 (7.06%) ASP.NET
9 6 (7.06%) CSS
9 6 (7.06%) Drools
10 5 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (5.88%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Mainframe
1 8 (9.41%) N-Tier
2 7 (8.24%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.06%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (5.88%) Open Source
4 5 (5.88%) Web 2.0
5 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.35%) NHS
6 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.18%) Life Science
7 1 (1.18%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.18%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.12%) Linux
2 9 (10.59%) UNIX
3 8 (9.41%) SUSE
3 8 (9.41%) HPUX
4 6 (7.06%) Solaris
5 5 (5.88%) Windows
6 3 (3.53%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.35%) Android
8 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.82%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (15.29%) MVC
3 9 (10.59%) EAI
4 8 (9.41%) Project Management
5 7 (8.24%) Release Management
5 7 (8.24%) Performance Testing
5 7 (8.24%) Security Testing
5 7 (8.24%) Test Scripting
5 7 (8.24%) Statistical Analysis
6 6 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (7.06%) TDD
6 6 (7.06%) Integration Testing
7 5 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (5.88%) E-Commerce
7 5 (5.88%) ERP
7 5 (5.88%) Scrum
8 4 (4.71%) OO
8 4 (4.71%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (4.71%) Use Case
8 4 (4.71%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.88%) Java
2 13 (15.29%) SQL
3 12 (14.12%) JavaScript
4 10 (11.76%) C#
5 7 (8.24%) VB
5 7 (8.24%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 6 (7.06%) XQuery
6 6 (7.06%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.53%) XPath
7 3 (3.53%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.35%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.18%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (1.18%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (1.18%) Scala
9 1 (1.18%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.18%) PHP
9 1 (1.18%) C
9 1 (1.18%) C++
9 1 (1.18%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 9 (10.59%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.41%) ISEB
3 7 (8.24%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.24%) ISEB Practitioner
3 7 (8.24%) ISTQB
3 7 (8.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (3.53%) Degree
5 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 7 (8.24%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (1.18%) OpenView
Vendors
1 51 (60.00%) Oracle
2 8 (9.41%) HP
2 8 (9.41%) TIBCO
3 7 (8.24%) IBM
4 6 (7.06%) Red Hat
5 5 (5.88%) JBoss
5 5 (5.88%) BEA
6 4 (4.71%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.53%) SAP
8 2 (2.35%) VMware
8 2 (2.35%) Software AG
8 2 (2.35%) Sun
8 2 (2.35%) webMethods
8 2 (2.35%) Adobe
9 1 (1.18%) hybris
9 1 (1.18%) Endeca
9 1 (1.18%) Citrix
9 1 (1.18%) Intel
9 1 (1.18%) Apple
9 1 (1.18%) FatWire
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