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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 81 104 96
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -8
Contract jobs citing SOA 70 31 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.80% 0.99% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 1.36% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 19 16
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£450 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £348 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £503 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £410 £383
% change year-on-year
+6.70% +7.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £49.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-26.39% +44.85%
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
2943 2283 1743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.71% 72.78% 72.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1620 1201 842
Average daily rate £400 £375 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 123 86
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.61% -12.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £43.50 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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 May 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 May 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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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 +19 32 £450 +16.12% 12
Cheshire +4 19 £450 -3.01% 4
Merseyside -2 12 £425 +11.47% 1
Lancashire +3 3 £299 -29.63% 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 64 (44.14%) Oracle
2 52 (35.86%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (32.41%) Web Services
4 41 (28.28%) Java
5 39 (26.90%) Microsoft
6 33 (22.76%) .NET
7 32 (22.07%) XML
8 30 (20.69%) SQL
9 29 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 28 (19.31%) C#
10 28 (19.31%) Middleware
10 28 (19.31%) TOGAF
10 28 (19.31%) Oracle Fusion
11 26 (17.93%) SQL Server
11 26 (17.93%) Oracle Database
12 25 (17.24%) REST
13 24 (16.55%) OO
14 22 (15.17%) MVC
15 20 (13.79%) ASP.NET
15 20 (13.79%) Oracle BPM
16 19 (13.10%) Oracle Service Bus
16 19 (13.10%) CSS
16 19 (13.10%) TDD
17 18 (12.41%) WCF
18 17 (11.72%) Oracle Database 11g
18 17 (11.72%) OOP
18 17 (11.72%) Finance
18 17 (11.72%) Open Source
19 16 (11.03%) SOAP
20 15 (10.34%) JSON

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 29 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 19 (13.10%) Oracle Service Bus
3 14 (9.66%) WebLogic
4 12 (8.28%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (7.59%) IIS
6 7 (4.83%) JBoss
6 7 (4.83%) MQSeries
7 6 (4.14%) Liferay
7 6 (4.14%) WebSphere
7 6 (4.14%) Apache
7 6 (4.14%) SharePoint
8 5 (3.45%) Apache ServiceMix
8 5 (3.45%) CMS
9 4 (2.76%) Tomcat
10 3 (2.07%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 3 (2.07%) Documentum
10 3 (2.07%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (2.07%) Oracle BPEL
10 3 (2.07%) JCAPS
11 2 (1.38%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 20 (13.79%) Oracle BPM
2 12 (8.28%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (4.83%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (4.14%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (3.45%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (3.45%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (2.07%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (2.07%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.14%) SaaS
2 6 (4.14%) PaaS
3 4 (2.76%) IaaS
4 2 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.38%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.66%) HTTP
2 5 (3.45%) FTP
3 3 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (2.07%) Internet
3 3 (2.07%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.93%) SQL Server
1 26 (17.93%) Oracle Database
2 17 (11.72%) Oracle Database 11g
3 13 (8.97%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (5.52%) NoSQL
4 8 (5.52%) Oracle ODI
5 7 (4.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (4.14%) MongoDB
6 6 (4.14%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (3.45%) Relational Database
7 5 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (2.76%) Couchbase
9 3 (2.07%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (2.07%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.38%) MS Access
10 2 (1.38%) RavenDB
11 1 (0.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (8.97%) Visual Studio
2 11 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.83%) Ant
4 6 (4.14%) Selenium
4 6 (4.14%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.45%) SoapUI
5 5 (3.45%) Maven
5 5 (3.45%) Subversion
6 4 (2.76%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.76%) Lombardi
6 4 (2.76%) JDeveloper
7 3 (2.07%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.38%) JIRA
8 2 (1.38%) Axure RP
8 2 (1.38%) Hudson
9 1 (0.69%) Sinon.JS
9 1 (0.69%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.69%) Trac
9 1 (0.69%) QUnit
9 1 (0.69%) Jasmine
General
1 17 (11.72%) Finance
2 9 (6.21%) Retail
3 8 (5.52%) Local Government
4 6 (4.14%) Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.69%) Advertising
5 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 62 (42.76%) Developer
2 51 (35.17%) Architect
3 20 (13.79%) Solutions Architect
4 17 (11.72%) Oracle Developer
4 17 (11.72%) .NET Developer
5 11 (7.59%) Tester
6 8 (5.52%) Applications Developer
7 7 (4.83%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 7 (4.83%) SOA Developer
7 7 (4.83%) Technical Architect
7 7 (4.83%) Consultant
7 7 (4.83%) Java Developer
7 7 (4.83%) BizTalk Developer
8 6 (4.14%) Software Architect
9 5 (3.45%) Applications Architect
9 5 (3.45%) QA Tester
9 5 (3.45%) Business Architect
9 5 (3.45%) C# Developer
10 4 (2.76%) Designer
10 4 (2.76%) Integration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (32.41%) Web Services
2 33 (22.76%) .NET
3 32 (22.07%) XML
4 28 (19.31%) Middleware
4 28 (19.31%) Oracle Fusion
5 25 (17.24%) REST
6 20 (13.79%) ASP.NET
7 19 (13.10%) CSS
8 18 (12.41%) WCF
9 16 (11.03%) SOAP
10 15 (10.34%) JSON
11 13 (8.97%) SAML
12 11 (7.59%) WSDL
12 11 (7.59%) HTML
12 11 (7.59%) J2EE
12 11 (7.59%) OAuth
13 10 (6.90%) Spring
13 10 (6.90%) MSMQ
13 10 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (6.90%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.72%) Open Source
2 8 (5.52%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.14%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.45%) N-Tier
5 5 (3.45%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.76%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.07%) NHS
7 3 (2.07%) PKI
8 2 (1.38%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.69%) User Experience
9 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.69%) W3C
9 1 (0.69%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.69%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.66%) Windows
2 13 (8.97%) Linux
2 13 (8.97%) UNIX
3 8 (5.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.07%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.07%) AIX
5 2 (1.38%) Android
5 2 (1.38%) SUSE
5 2 (1.38%) HPUX
6 1 (0.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (35.86%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (19.31%) TOGAF
3 24 (16.55%) OO
4 22 (15.17%) MVC
5 19 (13.10%) TDD
6 17 (11.72%) OOP
7 13 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (8.97%) Process Management
7 13 (8.97%) Scrum
8 12 (8.28%) BPEL
8 12 (8.28%) E-Commerce
8 12 (8.28%) UML
9 10 (6.90%) CRM
10 9 (6.21%) EAI
10 9 (6.21%) Release Management
11 8 (5.52%) Service Delivery
12 7 (4.83%) Mentoring
12 7 (4.83%) Web Application Development
12 7 (4.83%) Waterfall
12 7 (4.83%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 41 (28.28%) Java
2 30 (20.69%) SQL
3 28 (19.31%) C#
4 14 (9.66%) JavaScript
5 11 (7.59%) XQuery
5 11 (7.59%) XPath
6 8 (5.52%) PL/SQL
7 7 (4.83%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.83%) Ruby
8 6 (4.14%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.76%) Groovy
9 4 (2.76%) PHP
10 3 (2.07%) Python
10 3 (2.07%) PHP5
11 2 (1.38%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 2 (1.38%) VB
11 2 (1.38%) Perl
12 1 (0.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (7.59%) Degree
1 11 (7.59%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.83%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.76%) ISEB
4 2 (1.38%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (1.38%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.83%) QA
2 4 (2.76%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.52%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.45%) Squid
3 1 (0.69%) vSphere
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.45%) TIBCO Hawk
2 3 (2.07%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (2.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 64 (44.14%) Oracle
2 39 (26.90%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.28%) IBM
4 9 (6.21%) TIBCO
5 8 (5.52%) Citrix
6 4 (2.76%) Pega
6 4 (2.76%) Informatica
7 3 (2.07%) HP
8 2 (1.38%) hybris
9 1 (0.69%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.69%) BEA
9 1 (0.69%) Adobe
9 1 (0.69%) Capita
9 1 (0.69%) VMware
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