The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 77 43 70
Rank change year-on-year -34 +27  
Contract jobs citing SOA 12 56 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.16% 3.93% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 4.61% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 41 10
Median daily rate £375 £475 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +22.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £375 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £550 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.39 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.65% +41.44%  

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 Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 877 1216 1005
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 85.06% 85.27% 87.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 864 672
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 16
Median hourly rate £14.93 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.84% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £10.20 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.46 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Leeds

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Leeds

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in Leeds

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

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

1 20 (55.56%) Java
2 16 (44.44%) SOAP
2 16 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (41.67%) TDD
3 15 (41.67%) Mule
3 15 (41.67%) Middleware
3 15 (41.67%) MuleSoft
4 14 (38.89%) Mule ESB
5 13 (36.11%) .NET
6 11 (30.56%) E-Commerce
6 11 (30.56%) REST
7 10 (27.78%) OO
8 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 9 (25.00%) EAI
8 9 (25.00%) AngularJS
8 9 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (22.22%) Open Source
10 7 (19.44%) MVC
10 7 (19.44%) Web Services
10 7 (19.44%) SQL
10 7 (19.44%) HTML
10 7 (19.44%) SOLID
11 6 (16.67%) API Development
11 6 (16.67%) J2EE
11 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 6 (16.67%) EJB
11 6 (16.67%) Servlets
11 6 (16.67%) OOD
11 6 (16.67%) B2B
11 6 (16.67%) JMS

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 15 (41.67%) Mule
2 14 (38.89%) Mule ESB
3 6 (16.67%) Confluence
4 4 (11.11%) CMS
5 3 (8.33%) Apache Solr
5 3 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (8.33%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (5.56%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
7 1 (2.78%) IIS
7 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.78%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) SaaS
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 3 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.56%) MySQL
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.56%) Riak
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) JIRA
2 4 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.56%) Maven
5 1 (2.78%) Babel
5 1 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (2.78%) webpack
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
1 2 (5.56%) Retail
1 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (63.89%) Developer
2 8 (22.22%) Architect
3 7 (19.44%) Integration Developer
4 6 (16.67%) MuleSoft Developer
5 4 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.33%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Digital Architect
6 3 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.56%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.56%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (5.56%) DBA
7 2 (5.56%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Digital Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (44.44%) SOAP
2 15 (41.67%) Middleware
3 13 (36.11%) .NET
4 11 (30.56%) REST
5 9 (25.00%) AngularJS
6 7 (19.44%) HTML
6 7 (19.44%) Web Services
7 6 (16.67%) EJB
7 6 (16.67%) J2EE
7 6 (16.67%) JMS
7 6 (16.67%) Servlets
8 5 (13.89%) RESTful
8 5 (13.89%) Spring
9 4 (11.11%) Ajax
9 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
9 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (11.11%) Castle Windsor
9 4 (11.11%) NHibernate
9 4 (11.11%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.33%) Algorithms
4 2 (5.56%) User Experience
4 2 (5.56%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.78%) FMCG
5 1 (2.78%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.78%) RIA
5 1 (2.78%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Windows
1 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (5.56%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) TDD
3 11 (30.56%) E-Commerce
4 10 (27.78%) OO
5 9 (25.00%) EAI
6 8 (22.22%) Open Source
7 7 (19.44%) MVC
7 7 (19.44%) SOLID
8 6 (16.67%) API Development
8 6 (16.67%) B2B
8 6 (16.67%) OOD
9 5 (13.89%) Analytics
9 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (13.89%) Scrum
9 5 (13.89%) SDLC
10 4 (11.11%) Microservices
10 4 (11.11%) UML
11 3 (8.33%) Front End Development
11 3 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
11 3 (8.33%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 20 (55.56%) Java
2 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (19.44%) SQL
4 5 (13.89%) C#
5 4 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 3 (8.33%) PHP
7 2 (5.56%) PL/SQL
7 2 (5.56%) Python
7 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) OCP
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Ansible
1 4 (11.11%) Puppet
2 2 (5.56%) Data Guard
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 15 (41.67%) MuleSoft
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle
2 3 (8.33%) Sitecore
3 2 (5.56%) Red Hat