The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 25 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 55 71
Rank change year-on-year +5 +16  
Contract jobs citing SOA 6 27 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.95% 2.94% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 3.51% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 24 7
Median daily rate £394 £494 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.25% +3.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £415 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £593 £593
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 £45.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -11.11% +10.83%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 527 769 840
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.65% 83.86% 84.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 560 505
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 32
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +52.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.50 £35.00
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 Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Cheshire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Cheshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Cheshire

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in Cheshire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +15 2 £463 +2.49%
Warrington +3 1 £363 -27.50%
Widnes - 1 £363 -
SOA
North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 6 (75.00%) Finance
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) XML
2 4 (50.00%) REST
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (37.50%) IBM
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) Intranet
3 3 (37.50%) Middleware
4 2 (25.00%) SABSA
4 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (25.00%) Private Cloud
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Internet
4 2 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (25.00%) SAML
4 2 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) Clustering
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) Perl
4 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) DB2

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (37.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) GlassFish
2 1 (12.50%) JBoss
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (12.50%) SAS
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 1 (12.50%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (12.50%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
1 1 (12.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (12.50%) SAP MDG
2 1 (12.50%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
1 2 (25.00%) PaaS
1 2 (25.00%) SaaS
1 2 (25.00%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Intranet
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) DB2
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Hive
2 1 (12.50%) Big Data
2 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (12.50%) PowerCenter
2 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 1 (12.50%) SAP HANA
2 1 (12.50%) Spotfire
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) FxCop
1 1 (12.50%) MSBuild
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (12.50%) ReSharper
1 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
1 1 (12.50%) T4 Templates
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (12.50%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Architect
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Security Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# WCF Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) REST
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
1 4 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (37.50%) Middleware
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (25.00%) JSON
3 2 (25.00%) OAuth
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (25.00%) SAML
3 2 (25.00%) WCF
3 2 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (12.50%) Dojo
4 1 (12.50%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (12.50%) Java EE
4 1 (12.50%) jQuery
4 1 (12.50%) JSF
4 1 (12.50%) Spring
4 1 (12.50%) Spring Web Flow
4 1 (12.50%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
1 2 (25.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (12.50%) Credit Risk
2 1 (12.50%) DataPower
2 1 (12.50%) Derivative
2 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) BPEL
2 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) MVC
2 2 (25.00%) SABSA
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Business Activity Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Business Process Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Data Virtualisation
3 1 (12.50%) DRM
3 1 (12.50%) ETL
3 1 (12.50%) Master Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) SOLID
3 1 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) Perl
2 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) IBM
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (25.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (12.50%) Google
3 1 (12.50%) Hyperion
3 1 (12.50%) Informatica
3 1 (12.50%) Kony
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Sybase
3 1 (12.50%) Yahoo!