Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 24 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 > Manchester
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 100 72
Rank change year-on-year -3 -28 +11
Contract jobs citing SOA 38 64 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.29% 1.81% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 2.16% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 46 62
Manchester median daily rate £461 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.75% +5.26% +40.74%
10th Percentile £334 £411 £363
90th Percentile £500 £538 £700
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 1
Manchester median hourly rate - - £33.64
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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2383 2969 3071
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.16% 83.89% 80.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1529 1888 1815
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £236
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 54 78
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.13 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.70% -22.44% +30.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.32 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £40.00 £42.15
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year +13.64% -27.92% +74.40%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Manchester

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Manchester

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Manchester over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Manchester

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SOA.

1 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (55.26%) Java
3 19 (50.00%) Spring
3 19 (50.00%) Docker
4 16 (42.11%) Maven
4 16 (42.11%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (42.11%) Relational Database
5 15 (39.47%) Kibana
5 15 (39.47%) Thymeleaf
5 15 (39.47%) RDBMS
5 15 (39.47%) Spring Security
5 15 (39.47%) NoSQL
6 13 (34.21%) AOP
6 13 (34.21%) Spring Cloud
7 12 (31.58%) Spring Boot
8 9 (23.68%) Web Services
8 9 (23.68%) Zipkin
8 9 (23.68%) Consul
9 8 (21.05%) TDD
10 7 (18.42%) SOAP
11 6 (15.79%) SQL
11 6 (15.79%) Microservices
12 5 (13.16%) .NET
12 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
12 5 (13.16%) HTML
12 5 (13.16%) CSS
12 5 (13.16%) TOGAF
12 5 (13.16%) BDD
13 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (10.53%) Ajax

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 4 (10.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (7.89%) CICS
3 2 (5.26%) CMS
3 2 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.63%) Apache
4 1 (2.63%) ArchestrA
4 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.63%) Confluence
4 1 (2.63%) nginx
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.26%) GitHub
3 1 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (42.11%) PostgreSQL
1 16 (42.11%) Relational Database
2 15 (39.47%) NoSQL
2 15 (39.47%) RDBMS
3 3 (7.89%) DB2
3 3 (7.89%) MySQL
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.63%) Redis
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (42.11%) Maven
2 3 (7.89%) JIRA
3 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.63%) Ant
4 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.63%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 1 (2.63%) Electronics
1 1 (2.63%) Finance
1 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.63%) Marketing
1 1 (2.63%) Retail
1 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (60.53%) Developer
2 18 (47.37%) Java Developer
3 10 (26.32%) Architect
4 6 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Mainframe Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Mainframe Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) TOGAF Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Python Software Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.63%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (50.00%) Spring
2 15 (39.47%) Spring Security
2 15 (39.47%) Thymeleaf
3 13 (34.21%) Spring Cloud
4 12 (31.58%) Spring Boot
5 9 (23.68%) Web Services
6 7 (18.42%) SOAP
7 5 (13.16%) .NET
7 5 (13.16%) CSS
7 5 (13.16%) HTML
8 4 (10.53%) Ajax
8 4 (10.53%) REST
9 3 (7.89%) CSS3
9 3 (7.89%) HTML5
9 3 (7.89%) jQuery
9 3 (7.89%) XML
10 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
10 2 (5.26%) Grails
10 2 (5.26%) J2EE
10 2 (5.26%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.89%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.26%) N-Tier
3 2 (5.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) NHS
4 1 (2.63%) Replication
4 1 (2.63%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) OS/390
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (34.21%) AOP
3 8 (21.05%) TDD
4 6 (15.79%) Microservices
5 5 (13.16%) BDD
5 5 (13.16%) TOGAF
6 4 (10.53%) Business Transformation
6 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (7.89%) Business Process Modelling
7 3 (7.89%) Open Source
7 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.89%) UML
8 2 (5.26%) BPMN
8 2 (5.26%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
8 2 (5.26%) MVC
8 2 (5.26%) OO
8 2 (5.26%) Scrum
8 2 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (55.26%) Java
2 6 (15.79%) SQL
3 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.53%) C#
5 3 (7.89%) Assembly Language
5 3 (7.89%) COBOL
5 3 (7.89%) JCL
6 2 (5.26%) PHP
7 1 (2.63%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.63%) C
7 1 (2.63%) C++
7 1 (2.63%) Python
7 1 (2.63%) Ruby
7 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 19 (50.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.63%) Varnish
2 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (39.47%) Kibana
2 9 (23.68%) Consul
2 9 (23.68%) Zipkin
3 2 (5.26%) Rancher
4 1 (2.63%) Ansible
4 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.63%) Puppet
4 1 (2.63%) Salt
4 1 (2.63%) Terraform
4 1 (2.63%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle
2 3 (7.89%) HP
2 3 (7.89%) hybris
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.63%) IBM
4 1 (2.63%) Kronos
4 1 (2.63%) MuleSoft
4 1 (2.63%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.63%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.63%) VMware
4 1 (2.63%) Wonderware
4 1 (2.63%) WSO2