The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 78 77 34
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -43
Contract jobs citing SOA 37 28 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.86% 1.56% 4.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 2.01% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 25
Average daily rate
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£438 £338 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £517
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £388
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £52.50 £31.46
% change year-on-year
-30.95% +66.87%
SOA
Yorkshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1656 1392 928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.38% 77.77% 72.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1135 976 507
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 £265 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 27
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.75 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.44% -30.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £13.00 £12.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £110.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the West Yorkshire region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 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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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
Leeds -15 16 £425 +41.66% 12
Bradford -3 12 £325 -
Halifax -2 5 £438 -2.77% 1
SOA
Yorkshire

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 31 (37.35%) Finance
2 26 (31.33%) .NET
3 22 (26.51%) C#
3 22 (26.51%) SQL Server
3 22 (26.51%) XML
4 21 (25.30%) ASP.NET
5 20 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (22.89%) Java
6 19 (22.89%) Web Services
7 18 (21.69%) Oracle
8 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
9 16 (19.28%) JavaScript
9 16 (19.28%) CSS
10 15 (18.07%) SQL
10 15 (18.07%) Enterprise Architecture
11 13 (15.66%) QA
11 13 (15.66%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (15.66%) Oracle Database
12 12 (14.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 12 (14.46%) Android
12 12 (14.46%) ISEB
13 11 (13.25%) TOGAF
13 11 (13.25%) Use Case
13 11 (13.25%) Apple iOS
13 11 (13.25%) Mobile App
14 10 (12.05%) MVC
15 9 (10.84%) Data Modelling
15 9 (10.84%) T-SQL
15 9 (10.84%) HTML
15 9 (10.84%) Analytical Skills

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 12 (14.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle BPEL
3 2 (2.41%) SAP EP
4 1 (1.20%) JBoss
4 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.20%) CMS
4 1 (1.20%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.20%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (8.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.41%) SAP BPC
2 2 (2.41%) SAP SRM
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (26.51%) SQL Server
2 13 (15.66%) Oracle Database 11g
2 13 (15.66%) Oracle Database
3 9 (10.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.41%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.20%) DB2
5 1 (1.20%) MS Access
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (10.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (9.64%) SoapUI
3 4 (4.82%) LoadUI
3 4 (4.82%) JMeter
4 1 (1.20%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.20%) NUnit
4 1 (1.20%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.20%) Calabash
4 1 (1.20%) JIRA
4 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 31 (37.35%) Finance
2 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.20%) Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (33.73%) Analyst
2 27 (32.53%) Architect
3 24 (28.92%) Test Analyst
4 21 (25.30%) Developer
5 18 (21.69%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (9.64%) SOA Developer
7 6 (7.23%) Principal Developer
8 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (6.02%) Test Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.82%) Designer
9 4 (4.82%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.82%) Tester
10 3 (3.61%) Business Analyst
10 3 (3.61%) Technical Architect
10 3 (3.61%) Solutions Designer
10 3 (3.61%) Applications Architect
11 2 (2.41%) Agile Test Analyst
11 2 (2.41%) Web Analyst
11 2 (2.41%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (31.33%) .NET
2 22 (26.51%) XML
3 21 (25.30%) ASP.NET
4 19 (22.89%) Web Services
5 16 (19.28%) CSS
6 9 (10.84%) HTML
7 8 (9.64%) WSDL
7 8 (9.64%) Middleware
8 7 (8.43%) REST
8 7 (8.43%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (7.23%) SOAP
10 5 (6.02%) jQuery
10 5 (6.02%) WCF
10 5 (6.02%) .NET Framework
11 4 (4.82%) JSON
11 4 (4.82%) Spring MVC
11 4 (4.82%) AngularJS
11 4 (4.82%) Spring
11 4 (4.82%) Ajax
11 4 (4.82%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) Mobile App
2 9 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.82%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.61%) Clustering
5 1 (1.20%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.20%) IVR
5 1 (1.20%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.20%) User Experience
5 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.20%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.46%) Android
2 11 (13.25%) Apple iOS
3 8 (9.64%) Windows
4 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (18.07%) Enterprise Architecture
3 11 (13.25%) TOGAF
3 11 (13.25%) Use Case
4 10 (12.05%) MVC
5 9 (10.84%) Data Modelling
6 7 (8.43%) Waterfall
7 6 (7.23%) Load Balancing
7 6 (7.23%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (7.23%) UML
7 6 (7.23%) RUP
8 5 (6.02%) OO
8 5 (6.02%) BPEL
9 4 (4.82%) Manual Testing
9 4 (4.82%) Change Control
9 4 (4.82%) Workflow
9 4 (4.82%) Regression Testing
9 4 (4.82%) RAD
9 4 (4.82%) CRM
10 3 (3.61%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.51%) C#
2 19 (22.89%) Java
3 16 (19.28%) JavaScript
4 15 (18.07%) SQL
5 9 (10.84%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.61%) Ruby
7 1 (1.20%) VBA
7 1 (1.20%) PHP
7 1 (1.20%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (14.46%) ISEB
2 6 (7.23%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (3.61%) Degree
5 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.66%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (21.69%) Oracle
2 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.43%) VMware
3 7 (8.43%) SolarWinds
4 5 (6.02%) IBM
5 4 (4.82%) SAP
6 3 (3.61%) Cisco
7 2 (2.41%) HP
7 2 (2.41%) EMC
7 2 (2.41%) Apple
8 1 (1.20%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.20%) Perforce
8 1 (1.20%) Pega
8 1 (1.20%) Sitecore