The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Northern Ireland 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 20 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Contract jobs citing SOA 1 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 0.86% 2.14% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 3.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +4.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
76 169 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 65.52% 60.14% 60.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 94 26
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £425 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
SOA
UK

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 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +9 1 - -
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 7 (63.64%) C#
1 7 (63.64%) .NET
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
1 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET
1 7 (63.64%) WCF
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (45.45%) Data Management
2 5 (45.45%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle Database
2 5 (45.45%) Web Services
2 5 (45.45%) XML
2 5 (45.45%) OO
2 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 5 (45.45%) OOD
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) EDRMS
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle ADF
3 3 (27.27%) WebLogic
3 3 (27.27%) Middleware
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
3 3 (27.27%) JDeveloper
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (27.27%) Release Management
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (18.18%) WPF
4 2 (18.18%) LINQ

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 3 (27.27%) WebLogic
3 2 (18.18%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) EDRMS
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle Database
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) JDeveloper
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
3 1 (9.09%) Build Forge
3 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
3 1 (9.09%) JUnit
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
1 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 7 (63.64%) C# Developer
3 5 (45.45%) Senior Developer
3 5 (45.45%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) WPF Developer
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Developer
4 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) .NET
1 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET
1 7 (63.64%) WCF
2 5 (45.45%) Web Services
2 5 (45.45%) XML
3 3 (27.27%) Middleware
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle ADF
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (18.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
4 2 (18.18%) WPF
4 2 (18.18%) LINQ
5 1 (9.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) OO
1 5 (45.45%) OOD
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (45.45%) Data Management
2 3 (27.27%) Release Management
3 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
3 2 (18.18%) Time Management
3 2 (18.18%) Web Development
3 2 (18.18%) MVC
3 2 (18.18%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
4 2 (18.18%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) TIBCO
3 1 (9.09%) BT