Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 20 27
Rank change year-on-year -18 +7 +20
Contract jobs citing SOA 14 39 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.87% 6.52% 4.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.41% 8.30% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 16
Merseyside median daily rate £425 £423 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% -15.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £307 £365 £419
90th Percentile £438 £527 £526
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 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 411 470 616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 84.39% 78.60% 79.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 292 316
Merseyside median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £254 £250 £166
90th Percentile £538 £511 £539
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £22.42 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.02% +28.13% +12.90%
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.25 £11.20
90th Percentile £20.18 £30.76 £97.58
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +67.60%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -22 10 £425 +3.34% 2
Prescot - 1 £270 -
SOA
North West

For the 6 months to 19 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for SOA.

1 8 (57.14%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) J2EE
2 7 (50.00%) Oracle
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (35.71%) Open Source
3 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (35.71%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (28.57%) Node.js
4 4 (28.57%) HTML
4 4 (28.57%) Unix
4 4 (28.57%) Data Modelling
4 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) MVC
5 3 (21.43%) OCPJP
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (21.43%) Python
5 3 (21.43%) LDAP
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (21.43%) SAML
5 3 (21.43%) ERwin
5 3 (21.43%) ECMAScript
5 3 (21.43%) JDeveloper
5 3 (21.43%) MySQL
5 3 (21.43%) XML
5 3 (21.43%) WebLogic
5 3 (21.43%) CSS

SOA
Co-occurring 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 7 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (21.43%) WebLogic
3 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (21.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) MySQL
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (7.14%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) ERwin
1 3 (21.43%) gulp
1 3 (21.43%) JDeveloper
1 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
1 3 (21.43%) Mocha
1 3 (21.43%) SonarQube
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (7.14%) jMock
3 1 (7.14%) JUnit
3 1 (7.14%) Mockito
3 1 (7.14%) MSTest
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Java Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Java Middleware Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Middleware Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Expert
5 1 (7.14%) Data Modeller
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) J2EE
2 4 (28.57%) HTML
2 4 (28.57%) Node.js
3 3 (21.43%) CSS
3 3 (21.43%) Jest
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (21.43%) React
3 3 (21.43%) Redux
3 3 (21.43%) SAML
3 3 (21.43%) SOAP
3 3 (21.43%) XML
4 2 (14.29%) .NET
4 2 (14.29%) JSON
4 2 (14.29%) Middleware
4 2 (14.29%) RESTful
4 2 (14.29%) Spring
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
5 1 (7.14%) Spring MVC
5 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Unix
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Open Source
2 5 (35.71%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (28.57%) Data Modelling
3 4 (28.57%) MVC
3 4 (28.57%) Scrum
3 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Component Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
4 3 (21.43%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (21.43%) SDLC
5 2 (14.29%) BPEL
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (14.29%) High Availability
6 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
6 1 (7.14%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (7.14%) OO
6 1 (7.14%) TDD
6 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) ECMAScript
3 3 (21.43%) ES6
3 3 (21.43%) Python
4 2 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (7.14%) SQL
5 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) OCPJP
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Identity Management
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle