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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
England / North West
Rank 87 89 74
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs citing SOA 44 70 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.66% 1.83% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 2.23% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 40 46
Median daily rate £401 £450 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.00% +7.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £373 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £465 £450
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £53.38 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +42.85%

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
2183 3142 2608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.53% 82.27% 78.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1396 1896 1508
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 145 110
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.57 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +16 22 £400 -15.73% 2
Manchester -9 11 £299 -29.70% 15
Lancashire 0 6 £550 +14.28% 1
Cheshire +28 4 £425 +1.79% 4
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 51 (54.84%) Oracle
1 51 (54.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 45 (48.39%) Middleware
3 35 (37.63%) SQL
4 31 (33.33%) Web Services
4 31 (33.33%) XML
4 31 (33.33%) Microservices
5 30 (32.26%) SQL Server
5 30 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (31.18%) Windows
7 28 (30.11%) JavaScript
8 24 (25.81%) Oracle Fusion
9 23 (24.73%) .NET
10 22 (23.66%) J2EE
11 21 (22.58%) NoSQL
12 20 (21.51%) Java
13 18 (19.35%) Unix
13 18 (19.35%) OO
13 18 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (19.35%) Security Cleared
14 17 (18.28%) DB2
14 17 (18.28%) Relational Database
14 17 (18.28%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
15 16 (17.20%) Big Data
15 16 (17.20%) Performance Management
15 16 (17.20%) JSON
16 15 (16.13%) SC Cleared
16 15 (16.13%) C#
16 15 (16.13%) AIX
16 15 (16.13%) Linux

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 51 (54.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (7.53%) Oracle Service Bus
2 7 (7.53%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.45%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.30%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.15%) JBoss
5 2 (2.15%) SAS
6 1 (1.08%) Apache
6 1 (1.08%) Confluence
6 1 (1.08%) Drupal
6 1 (1.08%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.08%) Mule
6 1 (1.08%) Mule ESB
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.08%) WebLogic Integration
6 1 (1.08%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.08%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 12 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.38%) InfoPath
3 4 (4.30%) MS Office
4 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.08%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (10.75%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.23%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (2.15%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (2.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.08%) HFM
4 1 (1.08%) Magento
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (1.08%) SAP MDG
4 1 (1.08%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.30%) GitHub
2 4 (4.30%) Google Analytics
3 3 (3.23%) PaaS
4 2 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.08%) IaaS
5 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.38%) Internet
2 4 (4.30%) Extranet
2 4 (4.30%) Intranet
3 1 (1.08%) Firewall
3 1 (1.08%) HTTP
3 1 (1.08%) LDAP
3 1 (1.08%) RFID
3 1 (1.08%) SSL
3 1 (1.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (32.26%) SQL Server
2 21 (22.58%) NoSQL
3 17 (18.28%) DB2
3 17 (18.28%) Relational Database
4 16 (17.20%) Big Data
5 15 (16.13%) MongoDB
6 12 (12.90%) Oracle Database
7 6 (6.45%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (5.38%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (2.15%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (2.15%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (1.08%) EDRMS
10 1 (1.08%) GIS
10 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.08%) PowerCenter
10 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (12.90%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.45%) NUnit
2 6 (6.45%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 5 (5.38%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.30%) Mercurial
5 3 (3.23%) JIRA
5 3 (3.23%) Rational Application Developer
5 3 (3.23%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.23%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 2 (2.15%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (1.08%) JDeveloper
7 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (7.53%) Finance
2 4 (4.30%) Retail
3 3 (3.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Legal
4 1 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.08%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 33 (35.48%) Developer
2 31 (33.33%) Architect
3 19 (20.43%) DBA
4 13 (13.98%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (12.90%) Java Developer
6 10 (10.75%) Oracle DBA
6 10 (10.75%) Senior Developer
7 8 (8.60%) .NET Developer
7 8 (8.60%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (6.45%) Applications Architect
8 6 (6.45%) SC Cleared DBA
8 6 (6.45%) SharePoint Developer
9 5 (5.38%) Domain Architect
9 5 (5.38%) Oracle Developer
9 5 (5.38%) Principal Architect
9 5 (5.38%) SOA Architect
10 4 (4.30%) Consultant
10 4 (4.30%) Java Scala Developer
10 4 (4.30%) Scala Developer
10 4 (4.30%) Senior Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (48.39%) Middleware
2 31 (33.33%) Web Services
2 31 (33.33%) XML
3 24 (25.81%) Oracle Fusion
4 23 (24.73%) .NET
5 22 (23.66%) J2EE
6 16 (17.20%) JSON
7 14 (15.05%) HTML
8 12 (12.90%) ASP.NET
9 10 (10.75%) REST
10 9 (9.68%) RESTful
11 8 (8.60%) jQuery
12 6 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (6.45%) CSS
12 6 (6.45%) WF
13 5 (5.38%) Node.js
14 4 (4.30%) CSS3
14 4 (4.30%) HTML5
14 4 (4.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.53%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.53%) User Experience
3 5 (5.38%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.23%) Clustering
4 3 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.15%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.08%) DataPower
6 1 (1.08%) Derivative
6 1 (1.08%) iPad
6 1 (1.08%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (31.18%) Windows
2 18 (19.35%) Unix
3 15 (16.13%) AIX
3 15 (16.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (33.33%) Microservices
2 30 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (19.35%) OO
4 16 (17.20%) Performance Management
5 15 (16.13%) Scrum
6 13 (13.98%) TDD
7 10 (10.75%) OOP
7 10 (10.75%) UML
8 9 (9.68%) DevOps
8 9 (9.68%) MVC
8 9 (9.68%) Pair Programming
8 9 (9.68%) Software Delivery
9 8 (8.60%) Workflow
10 7 (7.53%) BDD
10 7 (7.53%) BPEL
10 7 (7.53%) Software Engineering
11 6 (6.45%) Analytics
11 6 (6.45%) Business Activity Monitoring
11 6 (6.45%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 35 (37.63%) SQL
2 28 (30.11%) JavaScript
3 20 (21.51%) Java
4 15 (16.13%) C#
5 9 (9.68%) Clojure
5 9 (9.68%) Groovy
5 9 (9.68%) Scala
6 7 (7.53%) Ruby
7 6 (6.45%) Python
8 5 (5.38%) F#
8 5 (5.38%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.15%) Perl
10 1 (1.08%) C
10 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.08%) VB
10 1 (1.08%) VB6
10 1 (1.08%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 1 (1.08%) XPath
10 1 (1.08%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 18 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 15 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.53%) Degree
4 2 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.08%) MCP
5 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) QA
2 2 (2.15%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.08%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (5.38%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.15%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.08%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 17 (18.28%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 14 (15.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.08%) Kibana
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 51 (54.84%) Oracle
2 12 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.38%) Google
4 4 (4.30%) Nintex
5 3 (3.23%) Cisco
5 3 (3.23%) Dell
5 3 (3.23%) EMC
5 3 (3.23%) Hyperion
6 2 (2.15%) ForgeRock
6 2 (2.15%) IBM
6 2 (2.15%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.15%) Software AG
6 2 (2.15%) webMethods
7 1 (1.08%) ATG
7 1 (1.08%) hybris
7 1 (1.08%) Informatica
7 1 (1.08%) Kony
7 1 (1.08%) Remedy
7 1 (1.08%) Sybase
7 1 (1.08%) Yahoo!