Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for SOA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOA over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 37 26
Rank change year-on-year -27 -11 +6
Contract jobs citing SOA 17 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 2.89% 0.75% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.22% 0.94% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 0
Belfast median daily rate £413 - -
County Antrim median daily rate £413 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Belfast median hourly rate - - -
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -

SOA is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 528 212 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 89.64% 79.10% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 127 56
Belfast median daily rate £413 £350 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +8.53% +2.38%
10th Percentile £303 £138 £101
90th Percentile £500 £425 £525
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £350 £323
% change year-on-year +17.86% +8.53% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 2
Belfast median hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.75% -6.56% +17.31%
10th Percentile £10.45 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £23.75 £18.00 £16.38
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +7.69% -14.75% +17.31%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Belfast

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOA in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Belfast

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for SOA.

1 16 (94.12%) Web Services
2 11 (64.71%) JMS
2 11 (64.71%) HTTP
2 11 (64.71%) WSDL
2 11 (64.71%) TIBCO
2 11 (64.71%) Rendezvous
2 11 (64.71%) BusinessWorks
2 11 (64.71%) SOAP
2 11 (64.71%) TIBCO EMS
3 10 (58.82%) B2B
3 10 (58.82%) EAI
4 7 (41.18%) TIBCO Hawk
4 7 (41.18%) .NET
5 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
5 6 (35.29%) .NET Framework
5 6 (35.29%) WCF
6 5 (29.41%) .NET Remoting
6 5 (29.41%) C++/CLI
6 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
6 5 (29.41%) JSON
6 5 (29.41%) JIRA
6 5 (29.41%) Google
6 5 (29.41%) REST
6 5 (29.41%) Process Improvement
6 5 (29.41%) Issue Tracking
6 5 (29.41%) Bitbucket
6 5 (29.41%) Protocol Buffers
6 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
6 5 (29.41%) XML
6 5 (29.41%) C

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 11 (64.71%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Bitbucket
1 5 (29.41%) JIRA
1 5 (29.41%) NUnit
1 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) ProC
General
1 5 (29.41%) Banking
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (64.71%) TIBCO Developer
3 7 (41.18%) Senior Developer
4 5 (29.41%) C# Developer
4 5 (29.41%) C++ Developer
4 5 (29.41%) C++/C# Developer
4 5 (29.41%) Senior C# Developer
4 5 (29.41%) Senior C++ Developer
5 3 (17.65%) EAI Developer
5 3 (17.65%) SOA Developer
5 3 (17.65%) TIBCO BusinessWorks Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Senior TIBCO Developer
7 1 (5.88%) .NET Applications Developer
7 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Applications Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Consultant
7 1 (5.88%) TIBCO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) Web Services
2 11 (64.71%) JMS
2 11 (64.71%) Rendezvous
2 11 (64.71%) SOAP
2 11 (64.71%) TIBCO EMS
2 11 (64.71%) WSDL
3 7 (41.18%) .NET
4 6 (35.29%) .NET Framework
4 6 (35.29%) WCF
5 5 (29.41%) .NET Remoting
5 5 (29.41%) JSON
5 5 (29.41%) Protocol Buffers
5 5 (29.41%) REST
5 5 (29.41%) XML
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Core
6 1 (5.88%) Task Parallel Library
6 1 (5.88%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (5.88%) WinForms
6 1 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) B2B
1 10 (58.82%) EAI
2 5 (29.41%) Issue Tracking
2 5 (29.41%) Process Improvement
2 5 (29.41%) Risk Management
2 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.88%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (5.88%) Memory Management
4 1 (5.88%) Release Management
4 1 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) C
1 5 (29.41%) C#
1 5 (29.41%) C++
1 5 (29.41%) C++/CLI
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
1 5 (29.41%) T-SQL
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) TIBCO
2 5 (29.41%) Google
2 5 (29.41%) Perforce
3 1 (5.88%) Infragistics