The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 63 46 89
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +43
Contract jobs citing SOA 58 86 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.39% 3.94% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.17% 5.22% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 62 13
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£438 £375 £424
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+27.11% -8.09%
SOA
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1830 1649 2018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 75.50% 75.50% 75.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1130 922 1063
Average daily rate £350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 66 56
Average hourly rate £15.39 £31.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.37% +72.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.14 £12.30 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
West Yorkshire +6 46 £450 +33.33% 10
North Yorkshire -6 2 - -
South Yorkshire -8 2 £380 -5.00% 3
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 47 (53.41%) Oracle
2 31 (35.23%) SQL Server
2 31 (35.23%) Finance
3 27 (30.68%) .NET
4 23 (26.14%) Web Services
5 22 (25.00%) C#
5 22 (25.00%) WCF
6 20 (22.73%) ASP.NET
7 18 (20.45%) XML
8 16 (18.18%) Middleware
8 16 (18.18%) SQL
8 16 (18.18%) IBM
9 15 (17.05%) DB2
10 14 (15.91%) Java
10 14 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (14.77%) PL/SQL
11 13 (14.77%) Oracle BPM
12 12 (13.64%) Data Modelling
13 11 (12.50%) MVC
13 11 (12.50%) CSS
13 11 (12.50%) Master Data Management
13 11 (12.50%) Oracle Database
13 11 (12.50%) TOGAF
13 11 (12.50%) Data Management
14 10 (11.36%) .NET Framework
14 10 (11.36%) Unit Testing
14 10 (11.36%) UNIX
14 10 (11.36%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (11.36%) Perforce

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 6 (6.82%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.68%) Oracle Service Bus
2 5 (5.68%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (4.55%) CMS
3 4 (4.55%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.41%) MQSeries
5 2 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.14%) AquaLogic Service Bus
6 1 (1.14%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (1.14%) AquaLogic
6 1 (1.14%) Mule
6 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.14%) MS Office
2 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (14.77%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (6.82%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (6.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (5.68%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (2.27%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (4.55%) Amazon S3
1 4 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.55%) CloudFront
1 4 (4.55%) Route 53
1 4 (4.55%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.14%) IaaS
2 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.55%) FTP
2 2 (2.27%) Firewall
3 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.14%) VPN
3 1 (1.14%) DNS
3 1 (1.14%) SAN
3 1 (1.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (35.23%) SQL Server
2 15 (17.05%) DB2
3 11 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 10 (11.36%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (9.09%) Oracle9i Database
5 8 (9.09%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.55%) MySQL
7 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.27%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.27%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (10.23%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.55%) Ant
3 4 (4.55%) Maven
4 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.14%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle APEX
General
1 31 (35.23%) Finance
2 8 (9.09%) Retail
3 3 (3.41%) Banking
3 3 (3.41%) Back Office
4 2 (2.27%) Advertising
5 1 (1.14%) Billing
5 1 (1.14%) Automotive
5 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 31 (35.23%) Architect
2 30 (34.09%) Developer
3 17 (19.32%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (13.64%) .NET Developer
5 11 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
6 7 (7.95%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (7.95%) C# Web Developer
6 7 (7.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (7.95%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (7.95%) .NET Web Developer
6 7 (7.95%) C# Developer
6 7 (7.95%) Web Developer
6 7 (7.95%) Data Architect
7 6 (6.82%) Consultant
7 6 (6.82%) Oracle Architect
8 5 (5.68%) Analyst
9 4 (4.55%) Test Analyst
9 4 (4.55%) Designer
9 4 (4.55%) SOA Architect
10 3 (3.41%) Oracle Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (30.68%) .NET
2 23 (26.14%) Web Services
3 22 (25.00%) WCF
4 20 (22.73%) ASP.NET
5 18 (20.45%) XML
6 16 (18.18%) Middleware
7 11 (12.50%) CSS
8 10 (11.36%) .NET Framework
9 9 (10.23%) Oracle ADF
9 9 (10.23%) J2EE
10 7 (7.95%) Oracle Fusion
10 7 (7.95%) XHTML
10 7 (7.95%) XSLT
10 7 (7.95%) HTML
11 4 (4.55%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 4 (4.55%) jQuery
11 4 (4.55%) NHibernate
12 3 (3.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 3 (3.41%) Silverlight
13 2 (2.27%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.68%) DataPower
2 4 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.27%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.27%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.14%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.36%) UNIX
2 8 (9.09%) Linux
3 6 (6.82%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (3.41%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.41%) Android
5 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.14%) Windows
5 1 (1.14%) HPUX
5 1 (1.14%) MVS
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (13.64%) Data Modelling
3 11 (12.50%) MVC
3 11 (12.50%) Master Data Management
3 11 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 11 (12.50%) Data Management
4 10 (11.36%) Unit Testing
4 10 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (10.23%) Migration
6 7 (7.95%) Mentoring
6 7 (7.95%) Coaching
6 7 (7.95%) Zachman Framework
6 7 (7.95%) Data Security
7 6 (6.82%) CRM
7 6 (6.82%) Information Assurance
7 6 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (6.82%) Data Stewardship
8 4 (4.55%) EAM
8 4 (4.55%) Project Management
8 4 (4.55%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.00%) C#
2 16 (18.18%) SQL
3 14 (15.91%) Java
4 13 (14.77%) PL/SQL
5 9 (10.23%) COBOL
6 4 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.55%) VB
7 3 (3.41%) VB6
8 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.14%) C
8 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (3.41%) ISEB
2 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (1.14%) OVSD
3 1 (1.14%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.14%) OpenView
3 1 (1.14%) MOM
Vendors
1 47 (53.41%) Oracle
2 16 (18.18%) IBM
3 10 (11.36%) Perforce
4 9 (10.23%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.41%) Telerik
6 2 (2.27%) HP
6 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.14%) Unica
7 1 (1.14%) JBoss
7 1 (1.14%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.14%) Pegasus
7 1 (1.14%) Siebel
7 1 (1.14%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
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