Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 83 67
Rank change year-on-year +9 -16 +2
Contract jobs citing SOA 17 18 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.28% 1.22% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.41% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 34
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £613 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.78% +28.95% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £312 £348
90th Percentile £499 £704 £546
North West median daily rate £400 £450 £475
% change year-on-year -11.11% -5.26% +26.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £42.50 - £55.75

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 Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1122 1276 1769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 84.17% 86.33% 84.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 914 1164
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.60% +9.35%
10th Percentile £263 £241 £275
90th Percentile £619 £613 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 58
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.64 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.82% +12.24% -5.41%
10th Percentile £11.03 £13.00 £12.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £38.93 £35.75
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £23.50 £30.52
% change year-on-year +14.89% -23.00% +64.97%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +15 7 £383 -15.00%
Crewe - 4 £375 -
Knutsford - 4 £325 - 1
SOA
North West

For the 6 months to 18 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 13 (76.47%) Finance
2 10 (58.82%) C#
2 10 (58.82%) .NET
3 9 (52.94%) Web Services
4 7 (41.18%) TOGAF
4 7 (41.18%) SQL
5 6 (35.29%) Banking
5 6 (35.29%) Asset Management
5 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (29.41%) WCF
6 5 (29.41%) TeamCity
6 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
6 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
6 5 (29.41%) CRM
6 5 (29.41%) TypeScript
7 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
7 4 (23.53%) SDLC
7 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
7 4 (23.53%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (23.53%) Intranet
7 4 (23.53%) TDD
7 4 (23.53%) MVC
8 3 (17.65%) Credit Risk
8 3 (17.65%) ReSharper
8 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
8 3 (17.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (17.65%) Windows
8 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
8 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio

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 (17.65%) NServiceBus
2 2 (11.76%) PegaRULES
3 1 (5.88%) Apache
3 1 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.76%) Office 365
2 2 (11.76%) PaaS
2 2 (11.76%) SaaS
2 2 (11.76%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Intranet
2 2 (11.76%) Internet
2 2 (11.76%) VPN
2 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
1 5 (29.41%) TeamCity
2 3 (17.65%) FxCop
2 3 (17.65%) MSBuild
2 3 (17.65%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (17.65%) Protractor
2 3 (17.65%) ReSharper
2 3 (17.65%) SoapUI
2 3 (17.65%) T4 Templates
2 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
3 2 (11.76%) gulp
3 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
3 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (11.76%) webpack
General
1 13 (76.47%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) .NET Developer
3 7 (41.18%) Architect
4 5 (29.41%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (23.53%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (23.53%) C# Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (11.76%) Security Architect
7 1 (5.88%) C# WCF Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
7 1 (5.88%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) .NET
2 9 (52.94%) Web Services
3 5 (29.41%) WCF
4 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
4 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
5 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
5 3 (17.65%) ADO.NET
5 3 (17.65%) Angular 2
5 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (17.65%) Entity Framework
6 2 (11.76%) JSON
6 2 (11.76%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (11.76%) Ninject
6 2 (11.76%) OAuth
6 2 (11.76%) OAuth2
6 2 (11.76%) REST
6 2 (11.76%) SAML
6 2 (11.76%) XML
7 1 (5.88%) Middleware
7 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (17.65%) Credit Risk
1 3 (17.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (17.65%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (11.76%) DataPower
2 2 (11.76%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) TOGAF
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Asset Management
3 5 (29.41%) CRM
4 4 (23.53%) MVC
4 4 (23.53%) SDLC
4 4 (23.53%) TDD
5 3 (17.65%) CQRS
5 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (11.76%) SABSA
6 2 (11.76%) Single Customer View
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (5.88%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 1 (5.88%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (5.88%) Facilities Management
7 1 (5.88%) ITIL
7 1 (5.88%) OOP
7 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) C#
2 7 (41.18%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) TypeScript
4 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) PHP
5 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) CA
3 2 (11.76%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) Pega