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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
England / North West
Rank 89 90 74
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -16
Contract jobs citing SOA 48 66 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.82% 1.68% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 2.09% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 44 35
Median daily rate £440 £475 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.36% +27.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £391 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £448
% change year-on-year
- +0.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £48.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+13.98% +13.52%

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
2156 3161 2367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.95% 80.68% 76.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1394 1931 1416
Median daily rate £405 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £595 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 109 101
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +41.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £14.08 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.17 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside +7 23 £400 -20.00% 2
Manchester -2 8 £450 +2.85% 10
Lancashire -10 6 £550 +14.28%
Cheshire +23 5 £438 +2.94% 2
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for SOA.

1 63 (50.40%) Oracle
1 63 (50.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 57 (45.60%) Middleware
3 42 (33.60%) XML
4 36 (28.80%) Microservices
5 35 (28.00%) Java
5 35 (28.00%) SQL
5 35 (28.00%) Web Services
5 35 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (26.40%) JavaScript
7 26 (20.80%) Windows
7 26 (20.80%) Security Cleared
8 24 (19.20%) Oracle Fusion
8 24 (19.20%) Microsoft
9 23 (18.40%) SQL Server
9 23 (18.40%) SC Cleared
10 22 (17.60%) J2EE
10 22 (17.60%) NoSQL
11 21 (16.80%) RESTful
11 21 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (16.80%) JSON
11 21 (16.80%) TDD
12 19 (15.20%) Unix
12 19 (15.20%) Relational Database
13 18 (14.40%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (14.40%) OO
13 18 (14.40%) Linux
13 18 (14.40%) .NET
14 17 (13.60%) DB2
14 17 (13.60%) MS Excel

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 63 (50.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 15 (12.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 9 (7.20%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (7.20%) WebLogic
4 6 (4.80%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.00%) WebSphere
6 4 (3.20%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.40%) Apache
7 3 (2.40%) JBoss
8 2 (1.60%) Jetty
8 2 (1.60%) nginx
8 2 (1.60%) SAS
9 1 (0.80%) Confluence
9 1 (0.80%) Drupal
9 1 (0.80%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.80%) Liferay
9 1 (0.80%) Mule
9 1 (0.80%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.80%) Tuxedo
9 1 (0.80%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 17 (13.60%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.00%) InfoPath
3 4 (3.20%) MS Office
4 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.80%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (9.60%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.40%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (2.40%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.40%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.80%) HFM
4 1 (0.80%) Magento
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.80%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (9.60%) PaaS
3 10 (8.00%) GitHub
4 9 (7.20%) IaaS
5 8 (6.40%) SaaS
6 4 (3.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (3.20%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.00%) FTP
1 5 (4.00%) Internet
1 5 (4.00%) SMTP
2 4 (3.20%) Extranet
2 4 (3.20%) HTTP
2 4 (3.20%) Intranet
3 3 (2.40%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.60%) AMQP
5 1 (0.80%) Firewall
5 1 (0.80%) LDAP
5 1 (0.80%) RFID
5 1 (0.80%) SSL
5 1 (0.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (18.40%) SQL Server
2 22 (17.60%) NoSQL
3 19 (15.20%) Relational Database
4 17 (13.60%) DB2
4 17 (13.60%) MongoDB
5 16 (12.80%) Big Data
6 15 (12.00%) Oracle Database
7 8 (6.40%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (4.80%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (3.20%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (2.40%) MySQL
10 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.60%) GIS
11 2 (1.60%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.60%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (9.60%) Git (software)
1 12 (9.60%) Visual Studio
2 10 (8.00%) Mercurial
3 5 (4.00%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 4 (3.20%) JIRA
5 3 (2.40%) Rational Application Developer
5 3 (2.40%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.40%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 2 (1.60%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.60%) Selenium
6 2 (1.60%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.80%) Ant
7 1 (0.80%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.80%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.80%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.80%) JUnit
7 1 (0.80%) Maven
7 1 (0.80%) Subversion
7 1 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.80%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (6.40%) Retail
2 6 (4.80%) Finance
3 2 (1.60%) Banking
3 2 (1.60%) Publishing
4 1 (0.80%) Legal
4 1 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.80%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 51 (40.80%) Architect
2 41 (32.80%) Developer
3 21 (16.80%) Solutions Architect
4 18 (14.40%) Java Developer
5 17 (13.60%) DBA
6 14 (11.20%) Senior Developer
6 14 (11.20%) Senior Java Developer
7 10 (8.00%) Java Scala Developer
7 10 (8.00%) Oracle Developer
7 10 (8.00%) Scala Developer
7 10 (8.00%) Senior Java Scala Developer
7 10 (8.00%) Senior Scala Developer
8 9 (7.20%) Oracle DBA
9 8 (6.40%) SOA Architect
9 8 (6.40%) Technical Architect
10 7 (5.60%) Applications Architect
10 7 (5.60%) Azure Architect
10 7 (5.60%) Consultant
10 7 (5.60%) Integration Architect
10 7 (5.60%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (45.60%) Middleware
2 42 (33.60%) XML
3 35 (28.00%) Web Services
4 24 (19.20%) Oracle Fusion
5 22 (17.60%) J2EE
6 21 (16.80%) JSON
6 21 (16.80%) RESTful
7 18 (14.40%) .NET
8 16 (12.80%) HTML
9 14 (11.20%) CSS
10 13 (10.40%) SOAP
11 11 (8.80%) Spring
12 10 (8.00%) CSS3
12 10 (8.00%) HTML5
12 10 (8.00%) JMS
13 8 (6.40%) Hibernate
14 7 (5.60%) jQuery
14 7 (5.60%) Node.js
15 6 (4.80%) REST
16 5 (4.00%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.40%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.60%) User Experience
4 5 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.40%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.40%) Clustering
5 3 (2.40%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.60%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.60%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.60%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.80%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.80%) DataPower
7 1 (0.80%) Derivative
7 1 (0.80%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.80%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.80%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 26 (20.80%) Windows
2 19 (15.20%) Unix
3 18 (14.40%) Linux
4 15 (12.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (28.80%) Microservices
2 35 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (16.80%) TDD
4 18 (14.40%) OO
5 17 (13.60%) Software Delivery
6 16 (12.80%) Scrum
7 15 (12.00%) Pair Programming
8 14 (11.20%) BPEL
8 14 (11.20%) Performance Management
9 11 (8.80%) UML
10 10 (8.00%) DevOps
10 10 (8.00%) OOP
11 9 (7.20%) B2B
11 9 (7.20%) Open Source
11 9 (7.20%) Technical Architecture
11 9 (7.20%) Workflow
12 8 (6.40%) BDD
12 8 (6.40%) CRM
12 8 (6.40%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 35 (28.00%) Java
1 35 (28.00%) SQL
2 33 (26.40%) JavaScript
3 16 (12.80%) Clojure
3 16 (12.80%) Groovy
3 16 (12.80%) Scala
4 10 (8.00%) C#
5 9 (7.20%) Ruby
6 7 (5.60%) Python
7 6 (4.80%) PL/SQL
8 5 (4.00%) F#
9 3 (2.40%) Perl
10 1 (0.80%) C
10 1 (0.80%) COBOL
10 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.80%) VB
10 1 (0.80%) VB6
10 1 (0.80%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 1 (0.80%) XPath
10 1 (0.80%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 26 (20.80%) Security Cleared
2 23 (18.40%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.40%) Degree
4 2 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.80%) MCP
5 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.80%) QA
2 2 (1.60%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (8.80%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (5.60%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.40%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.80%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 15 (12.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 12 (9.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 63 (50.40%) Oracle
2 24 (19.20%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.00%) Google
4 4 (3.20%) ForgeRock
4 4 (3.20%) IBM
4 4 (3.20%) Nintex
4 4 (3.20%) Sitecore
5 3 (2.40%) Cisco
5 3 (2.40%) Dell
5 3 (2.40%) EMC
5 3 (2.40%) Hyperion
6 2 (1.60%) SAP
7 1 (0.80%) ATG
7 1 (0.80%) ESRI
7 1 (0.80%) Informatica
7 1 (0.80%) Remedy
7 1 (0.80%) Software AG
7 1 (0.80%) Sybase
7 1 (0.80%) webMethods
7 1 (0.80%) Yahoo!
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