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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
North West / Manchester
Rank 80 64 69
Rank change year-on-year -16 +5  
Contract jobs citing SOA 12 38 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.91% 2.13% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 2.56% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 17
Median daily rate £300 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £324 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £526 £605
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 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 1072 1486 1253
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.97% 83.34% 77.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 899 674
Median daily rate £388 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 24
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.14% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.10 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Manchester over the 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in Manchester

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

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

1 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (52.17%) Scrum
3 11 (47.83%) OO
3 11 (47.83%) Microservices
4 10 (43.48%) JavaScript
5 9 (39.13%) HTML
5 9 (39.13%) .NET
5 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
5 9 (39.13%) Web Services
6 8 (34.78%) OOP
6 8 (34.78%) C#
6 8 (34.78%) Java
6 8 (34.78%) SQL
6 8 (34.78%) MVC
6 8 (34.78%) TDD
7 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
8 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET
8 6 (26.09%) OOD
8 6 (26.09%) NUnit
8 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (26.09%) REST
8 6 (26.09%) Continuous Deployment
9 5 (21.74%) NoSQL
9 5 (21.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (21.74%) Software Delivery
9 5 (21.74%) Scala
9 5 (21.74%) Clojure
9 5 (21.74%) Groovy

SOA
Top Related 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 5 (21.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.35%) Confluence
2 1 (4.35%) Drupal
2 1 (4.35%) Mule
2 1 (4.35%) Mule ESB
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Magento
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) GitHub
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.70%) PaaS
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.35%) Big Data
3 1 (4.35%) DB2
3 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) NUnit
2 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.70%) JIRA
3 2 (8.70%) Mercurial
4 1 (4.35%) jMock
4 1 (4.35%) JUnit
4 1 (4.35%) Mockito
4 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (73.91%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) .NET Developer
2 7 (30.43%) Java Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Architect
3 5 (21.74%) Senior Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Java Scala Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Scala Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Java Scala Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Scala Developer
5 2 (8.70%) SOA Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Azure Architect
6 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Agile Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
1 9 (39.13%) HTML
1 9 (39.13%) Web Services
2 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET
2 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET Web API
2 6 (26.09%) REST
3 5 (21.74%) RESTful
4 3 (13.04%) Node.js
5 2 (8.70%) CSS
5 2 (8.70%) CSS3
5 2 (8.70%) HTML5
5 2 (8.70%) J2EE
5 2 (8.70%) Middleware
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (8.70%) SOAP
5 2 (8.70%) Spring
5 2 (8.70%) XML
6 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
6 1 (4.35%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) iPad
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) AIX
1 1 (4.35%) Android
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Unix
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (52.17%) Scrum
3 11 (47.83%) Microservices
3 11 (47.83%) OO
4 8 (34.78%) MVC
4 8 (34.78%) OOP
4 8 (34.78%) TDD
5 6 (26.09%) Continuous Deployment
5 6 (26.09%) OOD
6 5 (21.74%) B2B
6 5 (21.74%) B2C
6 5 (21.74%) Pair Programming
6 5 (21.74%) Software Delivery
7 4 (17.39%) BDD
7 4 (17.39%) Multithreading
7 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
8 3 (13.04%) DevOps
9 2 (8.70%) CRM
9 2 (8.70%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) JavaScript
2 8 (34.78%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) Java
2 8 (34.78%) SQL
3 5 (21.74%) Clojure
3 5 (21.74%) Groovy
3 5 (21.74%) Scala
4 3 (13.04%) F#
4 3 (13.04%) Python
4 3 (13.04%) Ruby
5 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.35%) VB
5 1 (4.35%) VB6
5 1 (4.35%) XPath
5 1 (4.35%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) MCP
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Kibana
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) ATG
3 1 (4.35%) ForgeRock
3 1 (4.35%) hybris
3 1 (4.35%) Hyperion
3 1 (4.35%) Kronos
3 1 (4.35%) MuleSoft
3 1 (4.35%) Remedy
3 1 (4.35%) Sitecore