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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 55 44
Rank change year-on-year -27 -11  
Contract jobs citing SOA 8 48 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.57% 2.72% 3.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 3.29% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 35 39
Median daily rate £320 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.88% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -11.11% +10.83%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1114 1459 1159
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 79.80% 82.57% 76.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 636 878 693
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.06% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 20 34
Median hourly rate £29.00 £16.00 £17.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.25% -6.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.33 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 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 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 26 June 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 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 11 (57.89%) .NET
2 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (52.63%) Web Services
3 10 (52.63%) Microservices
4 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
4 9 (47.37%) HTML
4 9 (47.37%) MVC
5 8 (42.11%) Scrum
6 7 (36.84%) Java
6 7 (36.84%) C#
6 7 (36.84%) OOP
6 7 (36.84%) OO
6 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
6 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (36.84%) REST
7 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET
7 6 (31.58%) OOD
7 6 (31.58%) NUnit
7 6 (31.58%) Continuous Deployment
8 5 (26.32%) B2B
8 5 (26.32%) B2C
9 4 (21.05%) Oracle
9 4 (21.05%) TDD
9 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
9 4 (21.05%) Degree
9 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
9 4 (21.05%) Multithreading

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 (21.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (15.79%) CICS
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (15.79%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.26%) Mule
3 1 (5.26%) Mule ESB
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) GitHub
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) DB2
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (5.26%) Couchbase
3 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) NUnit
2 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
3 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.26%) JIRA
4 1 (5.26%) jMock
4 1 (5.26%) JUnit
4 1 (5.26%) Mercurial
4 1 (5.26%) Mockito
General
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Java Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Development Director
4 2 (10.53%) Mainframe Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Mainframe Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Java Scala Developer
5 1 (5.26%) MuleSoft Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Agile Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Agile Java Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Java Scala Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) .NET
2 10 (52.63%) Web Services
3 9 (47.37%) HTML
4 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (36.84%) REST
5 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET
5 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (15.79%) Spring
7 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
7 2 (10.53%) CSS
7 2 (10.53%) CSS3
7 2 (10.53%) HTML5
7 2 (10.53%) J2EE
7 2 (10.53%) Node.js
7 2 (10.53%) Spring Boot
8 1 (5.26%) NancyFx
8 1 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (5.26%) StructureMap
8 1 (5.26%) Thymeleaf
8 1 (5.26%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.79%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.26%) iPad
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) OS/390
2 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) Microservices
3 9 (47.37%) MVC
4 8 (42.11%) Scrum
5 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (36.84%) OO
5 7 (36.84%) OOP
6 6 (31.58%) Continuous Deployment
6 6 (31.58%) OOD
7 5 (26.32%) B2B
7 5 (26.32%) B2C
8 4 (21.05%) Multithreading
8 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
8 4 (21.05%) TDD
9 3 (15.79%) BPEL
9 3 (15.79%) Business Activity Monitoring
10 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
11 1 (5.26%) AOP
11 1 (5.26%) EAI
11 1 (5.26%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
3 7 (36.84%) C#
3 7 (36.84%) Java
4 3 (15.79%) Assembly Language
4 3 (15.79%) COBOL
4 3 (15.79%) JCL
5 1 (5.26%) Clojure
5 1 (5.26%) Groovy
5 1 (5.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) HP
2 3 (15.79%) hybris
3 1 (5.26%) Kronos
3 1 (5.26%) MuleSoft