Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 54 59
Rank change year-on-year +7 +5 +10
Contract jobs citing SOA 20 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.02% 0.18% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.54% 0.21% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 2
Lancashire median daily rate £538 - £480
10th Percentile £496 - £465
90th Percentile £556 - £487
North West median daily rate £500 £366 £475
% change year-on-year +36.52% -22.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - £42.50 -
North West median hourly rate - £42.50 £57.75
% change year-on-year - -26.41% +2.21%

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 565 486 581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 85.22% 86.32% 77.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 269 353
Lancashire median daily rate £463 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +13.33% -6.83%
10th Percentile £275 £313 £234
90th Percentile £575 £550 £536
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 55 62
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +19.43%
10th Percentile £10.60 £12.57 £12.02
90th Percentile £67.72 £47.80 £59.31
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £35.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -32.43% +29.63% -5.63%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 - 12 £533 -
Preston +24 5 £538 - 1
Blackburn - 2 £538 -
Chorley - 1 £473 -
SOA
North West

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (90.00%) Spring
2 18 (90.00%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (90.00%) Java
2 18 (90.00%) Spring Boot
2 18 (90.00%) Java 8
3 17 (85.00%) Spring Security
4 11 (55.00%) SQL
5 7 (35.00%) TDD
5 7 (35.00%) BDD
6 6 (30.00%) Kanban
6 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
6 6 (30.00%) Scrum
7 5 (25.00%) Pair Programming
7 5 (25.00%) Refactoring
7 5 (25.00%) Wiki
8 4 (20.00%) QA
9 3 (15.00%) UX Design
9 3 (15.00%) User Experience
9 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (15.00%) Web Operations
10 2 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (10.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 2 (10.00%) Migration
10 2 (10.00%) Oracle
10 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
10 2 (10.00%) Web Services
10 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (10.00%) Relational Database

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 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
1 1 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (90.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) Big Data
3 1 (5.00%) DB2
3 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.00%) MySQL
3 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Developer
1 14 (70.00%) Java Developer
2 7 (35.00%) Senior Developer
2 7 (35.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) QA Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Technical Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (90.00%) Spring
1 18 (90.00%) Spring Boot
2 17 (85.00%) Spring Security
3 2 (10.00%) Web Services
4 1 (5.00%) J2EE
4 1 (5.00%) JSON
4 1 (5.00%) Middleware
4 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Wiki
2 3 (15.00%) User Experience
3 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) AIX
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Unix
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) BDD
2 7 (35.00%) TDD
3 6 (30.00%) Kanban
3 6 (30.00%) Scrum
4 5 (25.00%) Pair Programming
4 5 (25.00%) Refactoring
5 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (15.00%) UX Design
5 3 (15.00%) Web Operations
6 2 (10.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (10.00%) Migration
6 2 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (5.00%) Collaborative Working
7 1 (5.00%) IT Governance
7 1 (5.00%) Network Design
7 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
7 1 (5.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 18 (90.00%) Java
1 18 (90.00%) Java 8
2 11 (55.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle