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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 - 19
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing SOA 8 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 2.41% - 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% - 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Median daily rate £413 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -9.09% +8.37%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 278 74 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 83.73% 86.05% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 39 26
Median daily rate £413 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £438 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £13.78 £17.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.97% -46.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing SOA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 27 June 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 (100.00%) C#
1 16 (100.00%) SQL
1 16 (100.00%) .NET
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 16 (100.00%) Web Services
1 16 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 16 (100.00%) JSON
1 16 (100.00%) WCF
2 15 (93.75%) Banking
3 12 (75.00%) Finance
4 11 (68.75%) Sybase
5 10 (62.50%) OOP
5 10 (62.50%) OO
5 10 (62.50%) Oracle
5 10 (62.50%) PL/SQL
5 10 (62.50%) Front Office
5 10 (62.50%) ADO.NET
5 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (62.50%) Scrum
5 10 (62.50%) WPF
5 10 (62.50%) WF
5 10 (62.50%) Multithreading
5 10 (62.50%) RESTful
5 10 (62.50%) Memory Management
5 10 (62.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (62.50%) Relational Database
5 10 (62.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (62.50%) Algorithms
6 6 (37.50%) Issue Tracking
6 6 (37.50%) Protocol Buffers

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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (62.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (62.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Bitbucket
1 6 (37.50%) JIRA
1 6 (37.50%) NUnit
1 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (93.75%) Banking
2 12 (75.00%) Finance
3 10 (62.50%) Front Office
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 16 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Senior C# Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Senior Developer
3 5 (31.25%) C# WPF Developer
3 5 (31.25%) C++ Developer
3 5 (31.25%) C++/C# Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Senior C++ Developer
3 5 (31.25%) WPF Developer
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
5 1 (6.25%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) .NET
1 16 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 16 (100.00%) JSON
1 16 (100.00%) WCF
1 16 (100.00%) Web Services
2 10 (62.50%) ADO.NET
2 10 (62.50%) ASP.NET Web API
2 10 (62.50%) RESTful
2 10 (62.50%) WF
2 10 (62.50%) WPF
3 6 (37.50%) .NET Remoting
3 6 (37.50%) Protocol Buffers
3 6 (37.50%) REST
3 6 (37.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (62.50%) Memory Management
1 10 (62.50%) Multithreading
1 10 (62.50%) OO
1 10 (62.50%) OOP
1 10 (62.50%) Scrum
2 6 (37.50%) Issue Tracking
2 6 (37.50%) Risk Management
2 6 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Process Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) C#
1 16 (100.00%) SQL
2 10 (62.50%) PL/SQL
3 6 (37.50%) C
3 6 (37.50%) C++
3 6 (37.50%) C++/CLI
3 6 (37.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.25%) VBA
4 1 (6.25%) VC++
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Sybase
2 10 (62.50%) Oracle
3 6 (37.50%) Google
3 6 (37.50%) Perforce