The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 88 95 96
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing SOA 42 33 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.38% 1.24% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 1.74% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £454
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £428 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -8.09%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2112 1894 2123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.59% 70.94% 65.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 949 1122
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £454 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 87 112
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -6.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
SOA
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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 +2 19 £336 -0.37% 16
Cheshire +13 15 £463 +19.35% 4
Merseyside - 2 £500 -
Lancashire - - - - 3
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 34 (46.58%) Oracle
2 21 (28.77%) SQL Server
2 21 (28.77%) WebLogic
3 19 (26.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 17 (23.29%) .NET
4 17 (23.29%) Finance
5 16 (21.92%) Middleware
5 16 (21.92%) Oracle Database
6 15 (20.55%) Retail
6 15 (20.55%) SQL
7 14 (19.18%) C#
7 14 (19.18%) Web Services
7 14 (19.18%) Linux
7 14 (19.18%) MVC
7 14 (19.18%) Oracle Fusion
8 11 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (15.07%) HTML
8 11 (15.07%) Java
9 10 (13.70%) XML
9 10 (13.70%) HPUX
9 10 (13.70%) Apache
9 10 (13.70%) N-Tier
9 10 (13.70%) SUSE
9 10 (13.70%) TDD
9 10 (13.70%) TIBCO
10 9 (12.33%) WCF
10 9 (12.33%) HTML5
10 9 (12.33%) Tomcat
10 9 (12.33%) ASP.NET
11 8 (10.96%) JavaScript

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 21 (28.77%) WebLogic
2 19 (26.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (13.70%) Apache
4 9 (12.33%) Tomcat
5 8 (10.96%) WebLogic Integration
6 5 (6.85%) IIS
7 4 (5.48%) AquaLogic
7 4 (5.48%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (4.11%) NServiceBus
8 3 (4.11%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (2.74%) Liferay
10 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Office
1 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.74%) SAP CRM
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.96%) FTP
2 1 (1.37%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.37%) Internet
2 1 (1.37%) Network Security
2 1 (1.37%) LDAP
2 1 (1.37%) LAN
2 1 (1.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (28.77%) SQL Server
2 16 (21.92%) Oracle Database
3 8 (10.96%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (10.96%) MS Access
4 5 (6.85%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.74%) Big Data
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.37%) DB2
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.11%) Moq
3 3 (4.11%) Ant
4 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.74%) Maven
4 2 (2.74%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.74%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.37%) WiX
5 1 (1.37%) Calabash
5 1 (1.37%) Subversion
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.37%) JIRA
General
1 17 (23.29%) Finance
2 15 (20.55%) Retail
3 6 (8.22%) Advertising
4 2 (2.74%) Local Government
5 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.37%) Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (49.32%) Developer
2 14 (19.18%) Architect
3 11 (15.07%) .NET Developer
4 10 (13.70%) Oracle Developer
5 8 (10.96%) Analyst
6 7 (9.59%) Systems Analyst
7 6 (8.22%) C# Developer
8 5 (6.85%) Tester
8 5 (6.85%) Non-Functional Tester
8 5 (6.85%) Test Leader
8 5 (6.85%) SOA Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Project Manager
9 4 (5.48%) Business Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) Business Systems Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (5.48%) Oracle Architect
9 4 (5.48%) Oracle SOA Developer
10 3 (4.11%) UI Developer
11 2 (2.74%) Business Architect
11 2 (2.74%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (23.29%) .NET
2 16 (21.92%) Middleware
3 14 (19.18%) Web Services
3 14 (19.18%) Oracle Fusion
4 11 (15.07%) HTML
5 10 (13.70%) XML
6 9 (12.33%) ASP.NET
6 9 (12.33%) HTML5
6 9 (12.33%) WCF
7 8 (10.96%) .NET Framework
7 8 (10.96%) jQuery
8 7 (9.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (9.59%) SOAP
8 7 (9.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (8.22%) REST
9 6 (8.22%) Oracle ADF
10 5 (6.85%) J2EE
10 5 (6.85%) EJB
11 4 (5.48%) XSLT
11 4 (5.48%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) N-Tier
2 4 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.11%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (4.11%) Mainframe
3 3 (4.11%) Web 2.0
4 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.74%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (2.74%) Open Source
4 2 (2.74%) NHS
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.37%) Statistics
5 1 (1.37%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.18%) Linux
2 10 (13.70%) SUSE
2 10 (13.70%) HPUX
3 7 (9.59%) Windows
4 6 (8.22%) UNIX
5 4 (5.48%) Solaris
6 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.74%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.18%) MVC
2 11 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (13.70%) TDD
4 8 (10.96%) Statistical Analysis
4 8 (10.96%) Release Management
4 8 (10.96%) Performance Testing
4 8 (10.96%) Security Testing
4 8 (10.96%) Integration Testing
5 6 (8.22%) Test Scripting
5 6 (8.22%) Scrum
6 5 (6.85%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (6.85%) Systems Analysis
6 5 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.48%) Project Management
7 4 (5.48%) E-Commerce
7 4 (5.48%) EAI
7 4 (5.48%) BPEL
7 4 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (5.48%) MVVM
7 4 (5.48%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.55%) SQL
2 14 (19.18%) C#
3 11 (15.07%) Java
4 8 (10.96%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.96%) VB
4 8 (10.96%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 6 (8.22%) PL/SQL
6 4 (5.48%) XQuery
6 4 (5.48%) XPath
7 3 (4.11%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.74%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.37%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.37%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (1.37%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (1.37%) C
9 1 (1.37%) PHP
9 1 (1.37%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) ISEB
1 8 (10.96%) ISEB Practitioner
1 8 (10.96%) ISTQB
1 8 (10.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (2.74%) Degree
3 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (10.96%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 34 (46.58%) Oracle
2 10 (13.70%) TIBCO
3 8 (10.96%) HP
4 4 (5.48%) BEA
4 4 (5.48%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.11%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.74%) Adobe
6 2 (2.74%) SAP
6 2 (2.74%) IBM
6 2 (2.74%) webMethods
6 2 (2.74%) Software AG
7 1 (1.37%) FatWire
7 1 (1.37%) VMware
7 1 (1.37%) Endeca
7 1 (1.37%) hybris
7 1 (1.37%) Sun
7 1 (1.37%) Apple
7 1 (1.37%) Citrix
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
Experis Ltd
Rate: £435 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
JM
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Burnley
Kainos
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 21 days ago