The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 40 23 38
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +15
Contract jobs citing SOA 8 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.88% 1.46% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 2.07% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate
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£251 - £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £29.50 £32.30
% change year-on-year
+22.88% -8.66%
SOA
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
331 145 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 77.70% 70.39% 67.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 72 107
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £234 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £750 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 14
Average hourly rate £18.53 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.00% -20.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Tyne and Wear region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
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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
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £251 -
Gateshead - - - -
SOA
North East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 14 (82.35%) Oracle
2 11 (64.71%) Java
3 7 (41.18%) JUnit
3 7 (41.18%) UNIX
3 7 (41.18%) Windows
4 6 (35.29%) C#
4 6 (35.29%) C++
4 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
4 6 (35.29%) DB2
4 6 (35.29%) J2EE
4 6 (35.29%) MQSeries
4 6 (35.29%) JMS
4 6 (35.29%) HP
4 6 (35.29%) Scala
4 6 (35.29%) Software Architecture
4 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database
4 6 (35.29%) Play Framework
5 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
5 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
5 5 (29.41%) Linux
5 5 (29.41%) WebLogic
5 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (29.41%) Middleware
6 4 (23.53%) OpenView
6 4 (23.53%) JBoss
6 4 (23.53%) ITIL
6 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
6 4 (23.53%) SAML
6 4 (23.53%) Adobe
6 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 6 (35.29%) MQSeries
2 5 (29.41%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle UPK
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Intranet
1 2 (11.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
1 6 (35.29%) DB2
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) JUnit
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
1 2 (11.76%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Scala Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Digital Architect
3 4 (23.53%) Architect
4 3 (17.65%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 3 (17.65%) Team Leader
5 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
6 1 (5.88%) Service Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) IT Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Applications Support
6 1 (5.88%) C++/Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) J2EE
1 6 (35.29%) JMS
1 6 (35.29%) Play Framework
2 5 (29.41%) Middleware
3 4 (23.53%) SAML
3 4 (23.53%) Java EE
3 4 (23.53%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (5.88%) HTML5
4 1 (5.88%) CSS3
4 1 (5.88%) jQuery
4 1 (5.88%) HTML
4 1 (5.88%) Spring
4 1 (5.88%) Ajax
4 1 (5.88%) CSS
4 1 (5.88%) SOAP
4 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Social Media
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) UNIX
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Linux
3 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Software Architecture
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Content Management
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
4 3 (17.65%) CRM
5 2 (11.76%) B2C
5 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
5 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
5 2 (11.76%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.88%) Data Management
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.88%) Web Application Development
6 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.88%) Service Management
6 1 (5.88%) Change Management
6 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) C#
2 6 (35.29%) C++
2 6 (35.29%) Scala
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) OpenView
2 1 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (5.88%) OVSD
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Oracle
2 6 (35.29%) HP
3 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
3 4 (23.53%) JBoss
3 4 (23.53%) Adobe
4 2 (11.76%) Facebook
4 2 (11.76%) Twitter
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft