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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 20 - 19
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SOA 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.39% - 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% - 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +18.64%
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
46 86 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 63.89% 84.31% 67.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 46 39
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 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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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
County Antrim - 1 - -
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (100.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (50.00%) XHTML
2 1 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (50.00%) W3C
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (50.00%) Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
1 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Discoverer
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (50.00%) Triplestore
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle DBA
1 1 (50.00%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) XHTML
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) Backbone.js
2 1 (50.00%) Sass
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Semantic HTML
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) W3C
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) Web Design
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
1 1 (50.00%) Database Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) Information Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 1 (50.00%) Graceful Degradation
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (50.00%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (50.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix