Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 16 November 2018 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 47 66
Rank change year-on-year +5 +19 +7
Contract jobs citing SOA 27 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.96% 0.88% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.62% 1.06% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 0
Lancashire median daily rate £532 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.00% - -
North West median daily rate £500 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - £42.50 -
North West median hourly rate - £42.50 -

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 Lancashire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 584 376 554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 85.63% 82.82% 82.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 243 365
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% -11.93%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £213
90th Percentile £575 £602 £556
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 41 57
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.42 £11.90
90th Percentile £52.30 £66.80 £62.29
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £27.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -19.41% +22.73% -27.92%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Lancashire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Lancashire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Lancashire over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Lancashire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 16 November 2018. 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
Blackpool -6 13 £532 +33.06%
Preston +11 8 £530 -
Blackburn - 4 £538 -
Chorley - 2 £473 -
SOA
North West

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 26 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (74.07%) Java
2 20 (74.07%) Spring
3 19 (70.37%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (70.37%) Spring Boot
3 19 (70.37%) Java 8
4 18 (66.67%) Spring Security
5 11 (40.74%) SQL
6 8 (29.63%) Web Services
6 8 (29.63%) Scrum
6 8 (29.63%) TDD
6 8 (29.63%) Git (software)
6 8 (29.63%) BDD
7 7 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (25.93%) Kanban
7 7 (25.93%) Technical Architecture
7 7 (25.93%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (25.93%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (22.22%) Data Privacy
8 6 (22.22%) Workshop Facilitation
8 6 (22.22%) Data Flow Diagram
8 6 (22.22%) Firewall
8 6 (22.22%) Pair Programming
8 6 (22.22%) TOGAF
8 6 (22.22%) Network Design
8 6 (22.22%) UML
8 6 (22.22%) SAN

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 2 (7.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.70%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) Firewall
1 6 (22.22%) Reverse Proxy
1 6 (22.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (70.37%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) Big Data
3 1 (3.70%) DB2
3 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Developer
1 16 (59.26%) Java Developer
2 7 (25.93%) Architect
2 7 (25.93%) Senior Developer
2 7 (25.93%) Senior Java Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Technical Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Technical Leader
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Automation Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) QA Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (74.07%) Spring
2 19 (70.37%) Spring Boot
3 18 (66.67%) Spring Security
4 8 (29.63%) Web Services
5 1 (3.70%) J2EE
5 1 (3.70%) JMS
5 1 (3.70%) JSON
5 1 (3.70%) Middleware
5 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (22.22%) Wiki
3 5 (18.52%) Replication
4 3 (11.11%) User Experience
5 1 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (3.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) AIX
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
1 1 (3.70%) Unix
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) BDD
2 8 (29.63%) Scrum
2 8 (29.63%) TDD
3 7 (25.93%) Enterprise Architecture
3 7 (25.93%) Kanban
3 7 (25.93%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (25.93%) Technical Architecture
4 6 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (22.22%) Data Flow Diagram
4 6 (22.22%) Data Privacy
4 6 (22.22%) IDEF
4 6 (22.22%) Network Design
4 6 (22.22%) Pair Programming
4 6 (22.22%) Project Planning
4 6 (22.22%) Refactoring
4 6 (22.22%) TOGAF
4 6 (22.22%) UML
4 6 (22.22%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 20 (74.07%) Java
2 19 (70.37%) Java 8
3 11 (40.74%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle