The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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)
England / North West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 70 68
Rank change year-on-year -49 -2  
Contract jobs citing SOA 23 103 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.78% 2.75% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 3.34% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 73 54
Median daily rate £391 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.63% -2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £390 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £571 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £56.50
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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2385 3083 2903
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.90% 82.19% 78.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1409 1941 1709
Median daily rate £410 £415 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +7.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 77 125
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.75% -13.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £54.67
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in the North West

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in the North West over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in the North West

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in the North West

SOA
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Merseyside -13 8 £391 -2.18% 1
Manchester -27 8 £320 -28.88% 12
Cheshire +4 6 £394 -20.25% 4
SOA
England

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 North West region with a requirement for SOA.

1 27 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (45.10%) Oracle
2 23 (45.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 18 (35.29%) SQL
4 17 (33.33%) Web Services
5 16 (31.37%) HTML
5 16 (31.37%) JavaScript
5 16 (31.37%) MVC
6 15 (29.41%) .NET
6 15 (29.41%) Oracle Fusion
7 14 (27.45%) Middleware
8 13 (25.49%) Scrum
8 13 (25.49%) Java
8 13 (25.49%) REST
9 12 (23.53%) Oracle Service Bus
10 11 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (19.61%) Oracle Database
11 10 (19.61%) Microservices
11 10 (19.61%) C#
11 10 (19.61%) BPEL
12 9 (17.65%) J2EE
12 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
12 9 (17.65%) ASP.NET
13 8 (15.69%) CSS
13 8 (15.69%) XML
13 8 (15.69%) OO
14 7 (13.73%) B2B
14 7 (13.73%) OOP
14 7 (13.73%) WebLogic
14 7 (13.73%) Finance

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 23 (45.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 12 (23.53%) Oracle Service Bus
3 7 (13.73%) WebLogic
4 3 (5.88%) CICS
4 3 (5.88%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.96%) Apache
6 1 (1.96%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.96%) JBoss
6 1 (1.96%) Mule
6 1 (1.96%) Mule ESB
6 1 (1.96%) SAS
6 1 (1.96%) WebLogic Integration
6 1 (1.96%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.96%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (1.96%) SAP MDG
4 1 (1.96%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.84%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 4 (7.84%) SaaS
3 2 (3.92%) Office 365
3 2 (3.92%) PaaS
3 2 (3.92%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.96%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) Intranet
2 2 (3.92%) Internet
2 2 (3.92%) VPN
2 2 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.96%) LDAP
3 1 (1.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.61%) Oracle Database
2 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 5 (9.80%) DB2
3 5 (9.80%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (7.84%) MySQL
4 4 (7.84%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (7.84%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (5.88%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.96%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.96%) Big Data
6 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.96%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.96%) PowerCenter
6 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.96%) Snowflake Schema
6 1 (1.96%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Jenkins
1 6 (11.76%) NUnit
2 5 (9.80%) ERwin
2 5 (9.80%) gulp
2 5 (9.80%) Mocha
2 5 (9.80%) SonarQube
2 5 (9.80%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.88%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.92%) JIRA
4 2 (3.92%) jMock
4 2 (3.92%) JUnit
4 2 (3.92%) Mockito
5 1 (1.96%) FxCop
5 1 (1.96%) JDeveloper
5 1 (1.96%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.96%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.96%) T4 Templates
5 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 7 (13.73%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.96%) Prime Brokerage
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (58.82%) Developer
2 9 (17.65%) .NET Developer
3 7 (13.73%) Oracle Developer
4 6 (11.76%) Architect
4 6 (11.76%) Java Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (7.84%) Consultant
5 4 (7.84%) Middleware Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Node.js Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.88%) DBA
7 2 (3.92%) Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Integration Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (3.92%) Security Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (33.33%) Web Services
2 16 (31.37%) HTML
3 15 (29.41%) .NET
3 15 (29.41%) Oracle Fusion
4 14 (27.45%) Middleware
5 13 (25.49%) REST
6 9 (17.65%) ASP.NET
6 9 (17.65%) J2EE
7 8 (15.69%) CSS
7 8 (15.69%) XML
8 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (13.73%) Node.js
9 5 (9.80%) React
9 5 (9.80%) Redux
9 5 (9.80%) Spring
10 4 (7.84%) JMS
11 3 (5.88%) Hibernate
11 3 (5.88%) SAML
11 3 (5.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Computer Science
1 4 (7.84%) Mainframe
2 3 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.92%) Clustering
3 2 (3.92%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.96%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.96%) DataPower
4 1 (1.96%) Derivative
4 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.96%) iPad
4 1 (1.96%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) Unix
2 5 (9.80%) Linux
3 3 (5.88%) OS/390
3 3 (5.88%) Windows
4 1 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (31.37%) MVC
3 13 (25.49%) Scrum
4 11 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (19.61%) BPEL
5 10 (19.61%) Microservices
6 8 (15.69%) OO
7 7 (13.73%) B2B
7 7 (13.73%) OOP
7 7 (13.73%) SDLC
8 6 (11.76%) Continuous Deployment
8 6 (11.76%) OOA/OOD
8 6 (11.76%) OOD
8 6 (11.76%) Open Source
8 6 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (11.76%) TDD
8 6 (11.76%) Unit Testing
9 5 (9.80%) B2C
9 5 (9.80%) Data Modelling
9 5 (9.80%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (35.29%) SQL
2 16 (31.37%) JavaScript
3 13 (25.49%) Java
4 10 (19.61%) C#
5 5 (9.80%) ECMAScript
5 5 (9.80%) ES6
5 5 (9.80%) Python
6 3 (5.88%) Assembly Language
6 3 (5.88%) COBOL
6 3 (5.88%) JCL
6 3 (5.88%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.92%) Perl
8 1 (1.96%) Clojure
8 1 (1.96%) Groovy
8 1 (1.96%) Scala
8 1 (1.96%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Degree
1 4 (7.84%) OCPJP
1 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 3 (5.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.96%) Kibana
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 23 (45.10%) Oracle
2 4 (7.84%) IBM
3 3 (5.88%) HP
3 3 (5.88%) hybris
4 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.92%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.92%) Software AG
4 2 (3.92%) webMethods
5 1 (1.96%) Google
5 1 (1.96%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.96%) Informatica
5 1 (1.96%) Kony
5 1 (1.96%) Kronos
5 1 (1.96%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.96%) SAP
5 1 (1.96%) Siebel
5 1 (1.96%) Sybase
5 1 (1.96%) Yahoo!
Merseyside
Pearson Frank
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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