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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 94 96 49
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -47
Contract jobs citing SOA 51 31 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.78% 1.23% 3.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.66% 5.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 20 35
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£438 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £299 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £49.25 £31.46
% change year-on-year
-26.39% +56.54%
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
2320 1872 1348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 81.06% 74.52% 72.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1609 1240 741
Average daily rate £375 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 48 47
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £12.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £122.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 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
West Yorkshire -8 34 £450 +33.33% 10
North Yorkshire +12 11 £413 -25.00% 1
South Yorkshire -12 2 £519 +38.33%
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 36 (32.43%) Finance
2 31 (27.93%) Oracle
2 31 (27.93%) .NET
2 31 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (25.23%) Java
3 28 (25.23%) XML
4 24 (21.62%) Web Services
4 24 (21.62%) SQL Server
5 22 (19.82%) C#
5 22 (19.82%) Middleware
5 22 (19.82%) Enterprise Architecture
6 21 (18.92%) ASP.NET
7 20 (18.02%) CSS
7 20 (18.02%) JavaScript
8 19 (17.12%) Microsoft
9 17 (15.32%) SQL
9 17 (15.32%) Oracle Database 11g
9 17 (15.32%) Oracle Database
10 16 (14.41%) TOGAF
11 15 (13.51%) QA
11 15 (13.51%) HTML
11 15 (13.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 14 (12.61%) MVC
13 13 (11.71%) Waterfall
14 12 (10.81%) ISEB
14 12 (10.81%) Android
15 11 (9.91%) Use Case
15 11 (9.91%) Apple iOS
15 11 (9.91%) Mobile App
15 11 (9.91%) Analytical Skills

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 15 (13.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (6.31%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.50%) WebLogic
3 5 (4.50%) JBoss
4 4 (3.60%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (2.70%) Oracle BPEL
6 2 (1.80%) NetWeaver
6 2 (1.80%) CMS
6 2 (1.80%) SAP EP
7 1 (0.90%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.90%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (6.31%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.50%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (3.60%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.60%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (3.60%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.80%) SAP BPC
3 2 (1.80%) SAP SRM
3 2 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.90%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.90%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.90%) INSURE/90
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.60%) SAN
2 2 (1.80%) DMZ
2 2 (1.80%) Firewall
2 2 (1.80%) BIG-IP
2 2 (1.80%) AMQP
2 2 (1.80%) HTTP
2 2 (1.80%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.90%) SSL
3 1 (0.90%) LAN
3 1 (0.90%) WAN
3 1 (0.90%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (21.62%) SQL Server
2 17 (15.32%) Oracle Database 11g
2 17 (15.32%) Oracle Database
3 9 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (6.31%) DB2
5 3 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.80%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.80%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.80%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.80%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.80%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.80%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.80%) Big Data
7 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.90%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (7.21%) SoapUI
3 5 (4.50%) Jasmine
3 5 (4.50%) Eclipse
4 4 (3.60%) JMeter
4 4 (3.60%) LoadUI
5 2 (1.80%) JConsole
6 1 (0.90%) NUnit
6 1 (0.90%) JIRA
6 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.90%) Calabash
General
1 36 (32.43%) Finance
2 8 (7.21%) Retail
3 2 (1.80%) Marketing
3 2 (1.80%) Games
3 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.90%) Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (33.33%) Architect
2 31 (27.93%) Analyst
3 25 (22.52%) Developer
3 25 (22.52%) Solutions Architect
4 24 (21.62%) Test Analyst
5 8 (7.21%) SOA Developer
6 6 (5.41%) Principal Developer
7 5 (4.50%) Designer
7 5 (4.50%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.50%) DBA
7 5 (4.50%) Administrator
7 5 (4.50%) Java Developer
7 5 (4.50%) Oracle DBA
7 5 (4.50%) Test Engineer
7 5 (4.50%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (3.60%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 4 (3.60%) Solutions Designer
8 4 (3.60%) Technical Architect
8 4 (3.60%) Tester
8 4 (3.60%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (27.93%) .NET
2 28 (25.23%) XML
3 24 (21.62%) Web Services
4 22 (19.82%) Middleware
5 21 (18.92%) ASP.NET
6 20 (18.02%) CSS
7 15 (13.51%) HTML
8 10 (9.01%) WSDL
9 9 (8.11%) jQuery
9 9 (8.11%) REST
10 8 (7.21%) Oracle Fusion
10 8 (7.21%) JMS
10 8 (7.21%) Spring MVC
10 8 (7.21%) Hibernate
10 8 (7.21%) Spring
10 8 (7.21%) Ajax
10 8 (7.21%) J2EE
10 8 (7.21%) Struts
11 7 (6.31%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (6.31%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.91%) Mobile App
1 11 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.21%) Clustering
3 4 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.90%) User Experience
4 1 (0.90%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.90%) AS400
4 1 (0.90%) IVR
4 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.90%) Social Media
4 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.90%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.81%) Android
2 11 (9.91%) Apple iOS
3 10 (9.01%) Windows
4 7 (6.31%) Linux
5 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.80%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (19.82%) Enterprise Architecture
3 16 (14.41%) TOGAF
4 14 (12.61%) MVC
5 13 (11.71%) Waterfall
6 11 (9.91%) Use Case
7 9 (8.11%) Load Balancing
7 9 (8.11%) UML
7 9 (8.11%) Data Modelling
8 7 (6.31%) ITIL
8 7 (6.31%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (6.31%) Scrum
8 7 (6.31%) SDLC
9 6 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (5.41%) CRM
9 6 (5.41%) E-Commerce
9 6 (5.41%) Project Management
9 6 (5.41%) BPEL
9 6 (5.41%) Change Control
10 5 (4.50%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.23%) Java
2 22 (19.82%) C#
3 20 (18.02%) JavaScript
4 17 (15.32%) SQL
5 9 (8.11%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.50%) XPath
7 3 (2.70%) Ruby
8 1 (0.90%) VBA
8 1 (0.90%) PHP
8 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (10.81%) ISEB
2 6 (5.41%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (2.70%) Degree
5 2 (1.80%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.90%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.51%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (1.80%) Tivoli
1 2 (1.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (1.80%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 31 (27.93%) Oracle
2 19 (17.12%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.11%) VMware
3 9 (8.11%) IBM
4 7 (6.31%) SAP
4 7 (6.31%) SolarWinds
5 4 (3.60%) Cisco
5 4 (3.60%) HP
6 2 (1.80%) EMC
6 2 (1.80%) Intel
6 2 (1.80%) Software AG
6 2 (1.80%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.80%) Apple
6 2 (1.80%) F5
7 1 (0.90%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.90%) Pega
7 1 (0.90%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.90%) Sage
7 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.90%) TIBCO