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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 23 16 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing SOA 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 0.71% 1.35% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.89% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £429
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +84.78%
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
111 53 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 79.29% 71.62% 81.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 32 54
Median daily rate £300 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £93 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £563 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) Social Media
1 1 (100.00%) API Integration

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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) API Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java