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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 52 8 25
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +17
Contract jobs citing SOA 6 32 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.09% 13.17% 3.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 17.88% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 2
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£250 £237 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.37% -25.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £34.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+37.68% +0.72%
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
424 179 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 77.37% 73.66% 63.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 93 79
Average daily rate £420 £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £186 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 11
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.24% -12.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.58 £12.50 £11.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £28.06 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -44 5 £250 +5.37%
SOA
North East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 24 (92.31%) Java
1 24 (92.31%) Oracle
2 19 (73.08%) WebLogic
2 19 (73.08%) Linux
2 19 (73.08%) HP
2 19 (73.08%) Red Hat
2 19 (73.08%) Middleware
2 19 (73.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 19 (73.08%) Oracle Database
3 18 (69.23%) OpenView
4 16 (61.54%) Finance
4 16 (61.54%) SC Cleared
4 16 (61.54%) Security Cleared
4 16 (61.54%) AquaLogic
5 15 (57.69%) Java EE
6 11 (42.31%) ITIL
7 10 (38.46%) J2EE
8 9 (34.62%) Problem Management
9 8 (30.77%) JMS
10 7 (26.92%) SLA
10 7 (26.92%) SAN
10 7 (26.92%) Change Management
10 7 (26.92%) SQL
10 7 (26.92%) UNIX
10 7 (26.92%) SOAP
10 7 (26.92%) Web Services
11 6 (23.08%) JUnit
11 6 (23.08%) Network Management
11 6 (23.08%) Splunk
12 5 (19.23%) High Availability

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 19 (73.08%) WebLogic
2 16 (61.54%) AquaLogic
3 4 (15.38%) MQSeries
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) SAN
2 4 (15.38%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (73.08%) Oracle Database
2 4 (15.38%) BusinessObjects XI
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) DB2
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) JUnit
2 4 (15.38%) Ant
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (61.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Publishing
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Multimedia
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Administrator
3 4 (15.38%) Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) DBA
3 4 (15.38%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (15.38%) Scala Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 3 (11.54%) Java Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (11.54%) Team Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) UNIX Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Linux Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Informatica Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Java Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (73.08%) Middleware
2 15 (57.69%) Java EE
3 10 (38.46%) J2EE
4 8 (30.77%) JMS
5 7 (26.92%) SOAP
5 7 (26.92%) Web Services
6 4 (15.38%) JDBC
6 4 (15.38%) JNDI
6 4 (15.38%) Play Framework
7 3 (11.54%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (11.54%) CSS
8 2 (7.69%) XML
8 2 (7.69%) HTML
8 2 (7.69%) Spring
9 1 (3.85%) HTML5
9 1 (3.85%) CSS3
9 1 (3.85%) WCF
9 1 (3.85%) jQuery
9 1 (3.85%) CAML
9 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) Linux
1 19 (73.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (26.92%) UNIX
3 5 (19.23%) Windows
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) ITIL
2 9 (34.62%) Problem Management
3 7 (26.92%) Change Management
4 6 (23.08%) Network Management
5 5 (19.23%) High Availability
6 4 (15.38%) Service Management
6 4 (15.38%) Software Architecture
7 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
7 2 (7.69%) TDD
7 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 2 (7.69%) MVC
7 2 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (3.85%) Web Application Development
8 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (3.85%) Line Management
8 1 (3.85%) Scrum
8 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.85%) OOP
8 1 (3.85%) OOA/OOD
8 1 (3.85%) OO
Programming Languages
1 24 (92.31%) Java
2 7 (26.92%) SQL
3 5 (19.23%) Shell Script
3 5 (19.23%) C#
3 5 (19.23%) PL/SQL
4 4 (15.38%) C++
4 4 (15.38%) Scala
4 4 (15.38%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (61.54%) SC Cleared
1 16 (61.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (69.23%) OpenView
2 1 (3.85%) OVSD
Vendors
1 24 (92.31%) Oracle
2 19 (73.08%) HP
2 19 (73.08%) Red Hat
3 6 (23.08%) Splunk
4 5 (19.23%) Informatica
5 4 (15.38%) Business Objects
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft