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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 22 10 30
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +20
Contract jobs citing SOA 3 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.54% 8.99% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.19% 14.04% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
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£650 £280 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+132.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +13.97%
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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
94 57 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 79.66% 64.04% 61.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 20 66
Average daily rate £200 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £374 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £125.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (40.00%) Web Services
1 2 (40.00%) XML
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) RESTful
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Web Design
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) SPARQL
2 1 (20.00%) Information Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (20.00%) Backbone.js
2 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (20.00%) Sass
2 1 (20.00%) Graceful Degradation
2 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (20.00%) Semantic HTML
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (20.00%) Triplestore
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) XHTML
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (20.00%) KDB
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (20.00%) Triplestore
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
1 1 (20.00%) Maven
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (20.00%) Front Office
2 1 (20.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
1 2 (40.00%) XML
1 2 (40.00%) RESTful
2 1 (20.00%) Backbone.js
2 1 (20.00%) Sass
2 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (20.00%) Semantic HTML
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) Struts
2 1 (20.00%) XSD
2 1 (20.00%) XHTML
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) FIXML
2 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) Ajax
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (20.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) OO
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (20.00%) Scrum
1 1 (20.00%) Web Design
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (20.00%) Web Development
1 1 (20.00%) Information Architecture
1 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 1 (20.00%) Graceful Degradation
1 1 (20.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) TIBCO