The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 20 21 32
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Contract jobs citing SOA 3 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.38% 0.86% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 1.35% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£650 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £46.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-21.19% +35.29%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
96 74 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 76.19% 63.79% 62.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 25 101
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £278 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £380 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £24.75 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.78% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Northern Ireland region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
County Antrim -3 2 - -
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Ajax
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) KDB
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) RESTful
2 1 (25.00%) SPARQL
2 1 (25.00%) Information Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (25.00%) Backbone.js
2 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (25.00%) Sass
2 1 (25.00%) Graceful Degradation
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) Semantic HTML
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (25.00%) Triplestore
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Web Design
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 1 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) KDB
1 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (25.00%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (25.00%) Front Office
2 1 (25.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) XHTML
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
1 1 (25.00%) Ajax
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (25.00%) RESTful
1 1 (25.00%) Backbone.js
1 1 (25.00%) Sass
1 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (25.00%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (25.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) OO
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) Web Design
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Web Development
1 1 (25.00%) Information Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 1 (25.00%) Graceful Degradation
1 1 (25.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA