Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 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 19 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)
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 39 25
Rank change year-on-year -31 -14 +8
Contract jobs citing SOA 16 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 2.73% 0.73% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.04% 0.93% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 0
County Antrim median daily rate £413 - -
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -
Northern Ireland 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 County Antrim with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
County Antrim
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 526 216 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 89.76% 78.55% 71.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 127 52
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £350 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +8.53% +2.38%
10th Percentile £303 £138 £100
90th Percentile £502 £425 £525
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £360 £325
% change year-on-year +14.58% +10.77% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 24 2
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.00 £13.63 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.75% -10.66% +17.31%
10th Percentile £10.45 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £23.75 £35.15 £16.38
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year -1.75% -6.56% +17.31%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

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

Job vacancy trend for SOA in County Antrim

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in County Antrim

SOA
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the County Antrim region over the 6 months to 19 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
Belfast -27 16 £413 -
SOA
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 19 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for SOA.

1 15 (93.75%) Web Services
2 11 (68.75%) JMS
2 11 (68.75%) HTTP
2 11 (68.75%) WSDL
2 11 (68.75%) TIBCO
2 11 (68.75%) Rendezvous
2 11 (68.75%) BusinessWorks
2 11 (68.75%) SOAP
2 11 (68.75%) TIBCO EMS
3 10 (62.50%) B2B
3 10 (62.50%) EAI
4 7 (43.75%) TIBCO Hawk
5 6 (37.50%) .NET
6 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
6 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
6 5 (31.25%) WCF
7 4 (25.00%) .NET Remoting
7 4 (25.00%) C++/CLI
7 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 4 (25.00%) JSON
7 4 (25.00%) JIRA
7 4 (25.00%) Google
7 4 (25.00%) REST
7 4 (25.00%) Process Improvement
7 4 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
7 4 (25.00%) Bitbucket
7 4 (25.00%) Protocol Buffers
7 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
7 4 (25.00%) XML
7 4 (25.00%) C

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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 (68.75%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Bitbucket
1 4 (25.00%) JIRA
1 4 (25.00%) NUnit
1 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) ProC
General
1 4 (25.00%) Banking
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (68.75%) TIBCO Developer
3 6 (37.50%) Senior Developer
4 4 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 4 (25.00%) C++ Developer
4 4 (25.00%) C++/C# Developer
4 4 (25.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 4 (25.00%) Senior C++ Developer
5 3 (18.75%) EAI Developer
5 3 (18.75%) SOA Developer
5 3 (18.75%) TIBCO BusinessWorks Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Senior TIBCO Developer
7 1 (6.25%) .NET Applications Developer
7 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Consultant
7 1 (6.25%) TIBCO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (93.75%) Web Services
2 11 (68.75%) JMS
2 11 (68.75%) Rendezvous
2 11 (68.75%) SOAP
2 11 (68.75%) TIBCO EMS
2 11 (68.75%) WSDL
3 6 (37.50%) .NET
4 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
4 5 (31.25%) WCF
5 4 (25.00%) .NET Remoting
5 4 (25.00%) JSON
5 4 (25.00%) Protocol Buffers
5 4 (25.00%) REST
5 4 (25.00%) XML
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Core
6 1 (6.25%) Task Parallel Library
6 1 (6.25%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (6.25%) WinForms
6 1 (6.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) B2B
1 10 (62.50%) EAI
2 4 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
2 4 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (6.25%) Memory Management
4 1 (6.25%) Release Management
4 1 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) C
1 4 (25.00%) C#
1 4 (25.00%) C++
1 4 (25.00%) C++/CLI
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
1 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) TIBCO
2 4 (25.00%) Google
2 4 (25.00%) Perforce
3 1 (6.25%) Infragistics