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 29 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 > Merseyside
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 22 22
Rank change year-on-year -15 0  
Contract jobs citing SOA 9 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.68% 6.06% 4.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 7.38% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 4
Merseyside median daily rate £369 £400 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.81% -14.89%  
10th Percentile £344 £343 £416
90th Percentile £438 £555 £675
North West median daily rate £375 £475 £488
% change year-on-year -21.05% -2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £56.50

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 275 271 280
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 81.85% 82.12% 72.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 588 592
Merseyside median daily rate £425 £399 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.64% -16.10%  
10th Percentile £313 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £700
North West median daily rate £413 £415 £388
% change year-on-year -0.60% +7.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.50 £18.80 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.19% -63.61%  
10th Percentile £11.75 £8.50 £50.83
90th Percentile £15.25 £18.80 £52.50
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +40.35% -16.17%  

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
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 29 June 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 -14 7 £363 -9.37%
St Helens - 1 £363 -
SOA
North West

For the 6 months to 29 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for SOA.

1 14 (63.64%) Oracle
1 14 (63.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (50.00%) Middleware
2 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 8 (36.36%) Oracle Service Bus
4 6 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (27.27%) SDLC
4 6 (27.27%) Unit Testing
4 6 (27.27%) HTML
4 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 6 (27.27%) J2EE
5 5 (22.73%) CSS
5 5 (22.73%) Linux
5 5 (22.73%) OOA/OOD
5 5 (22.73%) Data Modelling
5 5 (22.73%) ECMAScript
5 5 (22.73%) Scrum
5 5 (22.73%) MVC
5 5 (22.73%) BPEL
5 5 (22.73%) gulp
5 5 (22.73%) ES6
5 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
5 5 (22.73%) Oracle ODI
5 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
5 5 (22.73%) Open Source
5 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (22.73%) Mocha
5 5 (22.73%) Node.js
5 5 (22.73%) React

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 14 (63.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (36.36%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (13.64%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (18.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle ODI
2 4 (18.18%) MySQL
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (4.55%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) gulp
1 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
1 5 (22.73%) Mocha
1 5 (22.73%) SonarQube
2 4 (18.18%) ERwin
3 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.55%) JDeveloper
4 1 (4.55%) jMock
4 1 (4.55%) JUnit
4 1 (4.55%) Mockito
4 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Oracle Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Middleware Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Node.js Developer
4 3 (13.64%) DBA
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Data Modeller
6 1 (4.55%) Java Middleware Developer
6 1 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Middleware Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle Middleware Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared DBA
6 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) Middleware
1 11 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (27.27%) HTML
2 6 (27.27%) J2EE
3 5 (22.73%) CSS
3 5 (22.73%) Node.js
3 5 (22.73%) React
3 5 (22.73%) Redux
4 4 (18.18%) XML
5 3 (13.64%) Web Services
6 2 (9.09%) JMS
6 2 (9.09%) REST
6 2 (9.09%) XSD
7 1 (4.55%) .NET
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
7 1 (4.55%) jQuery
7 1 (4.55%) SOAP
7 1 (4.55%) Spring
7 1 (4.55%) Spring MVC
7 1 (4.55%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Linux
2 4 (18.18%) Unix
3 3 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (27.27%) SDLC
2 6 (27.27%) Unit Testing
3 5 (22.73%) BPEL
3 5 (22.73%) Component Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Data Modelling
3 5 (22.73%) MVC
3 5 (22.73%) OOA/OOD
3 5 (22.73%) Open Source
3 5 (22.73%) Scrum
4 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (13.64%) High Availability
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.55%) Data Integration
6 1 (4.55%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (4.55%) Identity Management
6 1 (4.55%) Logistics
6 1 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 5 (22.73%) ECMAScript
2 5 (22.73%) ES6
3 4 (18.18%) Java
3 4 (18.18%) Python
4 3 (13.64%) SQL
5 1 (4.55%) C#
5 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.55%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) OCPJP
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Software AG
2 2 (9.09%) webMethods