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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 29 17 26
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.18% 1.45% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 2.17% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £43.75 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.25%
SOA
UK

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
122 46 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 71.76% 66.67% 77.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 21 49
Median daily rate £375 £425 £264
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +61.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £287 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £15.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.29% -12.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
County Antrim -11 2 - -
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for SOA.

1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) SPARQL
2 1 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (33.33%) Information Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) Social Media
2 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (33.33%) Backbone.js
2 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (33.33%) Build Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Sass
2 1 (33.33%) Graceful Degradation
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) Semantic HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (33.33%) Triplestore
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) API Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) XHTML
2 1 (33.33%) J2SE
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 1 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (33.33%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Ant
1 1 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) RESTful
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) Backbone.js
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (33.33%) J2SE
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) JSP
2 1 (33.33%) Sass
2 1 (33.33%) Semantic HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Servlets
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) XHTML
2 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Social Media
1 1 (33.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) API Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Build Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
2 1 (33.33%) Graceful Degradation
2 1 (33.33%) Information Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Web Design
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SPARQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL