The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 26 36 27
Rank change year-on-year +10 -9  
Contract jobs citing SOA 13 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.05% 1.18% 3.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.80% 1.47% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 6
Median daily rate £400 £475 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +16.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £425 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £495 £435
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 Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 271 273 270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 84.42% 80.77% 75.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 182 123
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £27.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.72% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £27.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.50 £37.60
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 Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Merseyside

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Merseyside over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Merseyside

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +7 8 £400 -15.78% 3
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for SOA.

1 27 (75.00%) Oracle
1 27 (75.00%) Middleware
1 27 (75.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 24 (66.67%) Oracle Fusion
3 16 (44.44%) Performance Management
3 16 (44.44%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 14 (38.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 13 (36.11%) SC Cleared
5 13 (36.11%) Security Cleared
6 12 (33.33%) Windows
7 9 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (19.44%) Visual Studio
8 7 (19.44%) XML
8 7 (19.44%) .NET
8 7 (19.44%) SDLC
9 6 (16.67%) Oracle Service Bus
9 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (16.67%) Unit Testing
10 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database
10 5 (13.89%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (11.11%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (11.11%) jQuery
11 4 (11.11%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 4 (11.11%) Workflow
11 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (11.11%) WF
11 4 (11.11%) BPEL
11 4 (11.11%) J2EE
11 4 (11.11%) C#

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 27 (75.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (16.67%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 3 (8.33%) WebSphere
5 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) InfoPath
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 3 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Google Analytics
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Extranet
1 3 (8.33%) Internet
1 3 (8.33%) Intranet
2 1 (2.78%) LDAP
2 1 (2.78%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle ODI
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Visual Studio
2 4 (11.11%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 3 (8.33%) Rational Application Developer
3 3 (8.33%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.78%) JDeveloper
General
1 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) DBA
2 10 (27.78%) Developer
3 9 (25.00%) Oracle DBA
4 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared DBA
5 5 (13.89%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (11.11%) Architect
6 4 (11.11%) Middleware Developer
6 4 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Administrator
7 3 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Technical Leader
9 1 (2.78%) Consultant
9 1 (2.78%) Java Middleware Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Middleware Consultant
9 1 (2.78%) Oracle Applications DBA
9 1 (2.78%) Oracle Consultant
9 1 (2.78%) Oracle Middleware Consultant
9 1 (2.78%) Project Manager
9 1 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (75.00%) Middleware
2 24 (66.67%) Oracle Fusion
3 7 (19.44%) .NET
3 7 (19.44%) XML
4 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 4 (11.11%) J2EE
4 4 (11.11%) jQuery
4 4 (11.11%) WF
5 3 (8.33%) Web Services
6 2 (5.56%) JMS
6 2 (5.56%) REST
6 2 (5.56%) XSD
7 1 (2.78%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 3 (8.33%) User Experience
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Performance Management
2 7 (19.44%) SDLC
3 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 5 (13.89%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (11.11%) BPEL
5 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (11.11%) Workflow
6 3 (8.33%) Analytics
6 3 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (8.33%) DevOps
6 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (8.33%) High Availability
6 3 (8.33%) UML
7 1 (2.78%) B2B
7 1 (2.78%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.78%) Identity Management
7 1 (2.78%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) C#
2 3 (8.33%) Java
2 3 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.78%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) SC Cleared
1 13 (36.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (44.44%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 14 (38.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 27 (75.00%) Oracle
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) Cisco
3 3 (8.33%) Dell
3 3 (8.33%) EMC
3 3 (8.33%) Google
3 3 (8.33%) Nintex
4 2 (5.56%) Software AG
4 2 (5.56%) webMethods