Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 100 82
Rank change year-on-year -29 -18 +21
Contract jobs citing SOA 75 141 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.32% 2.07% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 2.47% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 77 133
North West median daily rate £400 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -5.26% +26.67%
10th Percentile £326 £365 £363
90th Percentile £500 £635 £623
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
North West median hourly rate £42.50 - £55.75
10th Percentile £38.75 - £40.05
90th Percentile £46.25 - £57.60
England median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +3.03%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4619 5702 6982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.18% 83.75% 81.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2959 3672 4232
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 167 284
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -27.92% +74.40%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.85 £12.40
90th Percentile £52.70 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 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
Manchester -3 38 £461 -7.75% 13
Cheshire +7 17 £375 -38.78% 1
Merseyside -19 13 £425 +0.59% 2
Lancashire +15 4 £400 -
SOA
England

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

1 38 (50.67%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (45.33%) Java
3 21 (28.00%) Spring
4 20 (26.67%) Docker
5 19 (25.33%) Relational Database
5 19 (25.33%) C#
5 19 (25.33%) Web Services
6 17 (22.67%) .NET
7 16 (21.33%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (21.33%) Maven
8 15 (20.00%) Finance
8 15 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 15 (20.00%) RDBMS
8 15 (20.00%) NoSQL
8 15 (20.00%) Spring Security
8 15 (20.00%) Kibana
8 15 (20.00%) Thymeleaf
9 14 (18.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 14 (18.67%) SQL
9 14 (18.67%) Oracle
10 13 (17.33%) TOGAF
10 13 (17.33%) TDD
10 13 (17.33%) AOP
10 13 (17.33%) Spring Boot
10 13 (17.33%) Spring Cloud
11 12 (16.00%) HTML
12 10 (13.33%) SOAP
12 10 (13.33%) Microservices
13 9 (12.00%) Zipkin
13 9 (12.00%) Consul

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 14 (18.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (6.67%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (4.00%) Apache Spark
3 3 (4.00%) CICS
3 3 (4.00%) NServiceBus
3 3 (4.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.67%) Apache
4 2 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.67%) CMS
4 2 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.67%) PegaRULES
4 2 (2.67%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.33%) ArchestrA
5 1 (1.33%) Confluence
5 1 (1.33%) IIS
5 1 (1.33%) nginx
5 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.33%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (2.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.33%) Magento
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.33%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.00%) SaaS
4 2 (2.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (2.67%) GitHub
4 2 (2.67%) Office 365
4 2 (2.67%) PaaS
4 2 (2.67%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) Intranet
2 3 (4.00%) LDAP
3 2 (2.67%) Internet
3 2 (2.67%) VPN
3 2 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.33%) Relational Database
2 16 (21.33%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 15 (20.00%) RDBMS
4 9 (12.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (6.67%) MySQL
6 3 (4.00%) Big Data
6 3 (4.00%) DB2
6 3 (4.00%) Hadoop
6 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.67%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (2.67%) Snowflake Schema
7 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.33%) Redis
8 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (21.33%) Maven
2 7 (9.33%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.67%) TeamCity
3 5 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 4 (5.33%) gulp
4 4 (5.33%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.00%) ERwin
5 3 (4.00%) FxCop
5 3 (4.00%) JDeveloper
5 3 (4.00%) JIRA
5 3 (4.00%) MSBuild
5 3 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (4.00%) Protractor
5 3 (4.00%) ReSharper
5 3 (4.00%) SoapUI
5 3 (4.00%) T4 Templates
5 3 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.67%) Mocha
6 2 (2.67%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (2.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (9.33%) Banking
3 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.33%) Electronics
4 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (61.33%) Developer
2 21 (28.00%) Java Developer
3 17 (22.67%) Architect
4 11 (14.67%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (13.33%) .NET Developer
6 7 (9.33%) Oracle Developer
7 6 (8.00%) C# Developer
8 5 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
9 4 (5.33%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 2 (2.67%) Analyst
11 2 (2.67%) Data Modeller
11 2 (2.67%) Java Middleware Developer
11 2 (2.67%) Middleware Developer
11 2 (2.67%) Security Architect
11 2 (2.67%) Software Engineer
11 2 (2.67%) Technical Architect
11 2 (2.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (28.00%) Spring
2 19 (25.33%) Web Services
3 17 (22.67%) .NET
4 15 (20.00%) Spring Security
4 15 (20.00%) Thymeleaf
5 13 (17.33%) Spring Boot
5 13 (17.33%) Spring Cloud
6 12 (16.00%) HTML
7 10 (13.33%) SOAP
8 8 (10.67%) AngularJS
8 8 (10.67%) CSS
8 8 (10.67%) J2EE
8 8 (10.67%) XML
9 7 (9.33%) Node.js
9 7 (9.33%) REST
10 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET
10 6 (8.00%) HTML5
11 5 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (6.67%) Middleware
11 5 (6.67%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.33%) Mainframe
4 3 (4.00%) Credit Risk
4 3 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.67%) DataPower
5 2 (2.67%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.67%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.67%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.67%) User Experience
6 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.33%) NHS
6 1 (1.33%) Replication
6 1 (1.33%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.33%) Linux
1 4 (5.33%) Unix
1 4 (5.33%) Windows
2 3 (4.00%) OS/390
3 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (50.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (17.33%) AOP
2 13 (17.33%) TDD
2 13 (17.33%) TOGAF
3 10 (13.33%) Microservices
4 9 (12.00%) MVC
5 8 (10.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (10.67%) Scrum
5 8 (10.67%) SDLC
6 7 (9.33%) Open Source
7 6 (8.00%) Asset Management
7 6 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (8.00%) CRM
7 6 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (6.67%) BDD
8 5 (6.67%) DevOps
8 5 (6.67%) Software Engineering
8 5 (6.67%) Unit Testing
9 4 (5.33%) Business Transformation
9 4 (5.33%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 34 (45.33%) Java
2 19 (25.33%) C#
3 15 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 14 (18.67%) SQL
5 5 (6.67%) TypeScript
6 3 (4.00%) Assembly Language
6 3 (4.00%) COBOL
6 3 (4.00%) JCL
6 3 (4.00%) PHP
6 3 (4.00%) Python
6 3 (4.00%) Scala
7 2 (2.67%) ECMAScript
7 2 (2.67%) ES6
8 1 (1.33%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.33%) C
8 1 (1.33%) C++
8 1 (1.33%) Ruby
8 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (5.33%) Degree
1 4 (5.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.67%) OCPJP
2 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 20 (26.67%) Docker
2 1 (1.33%) Varnish
2 1 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (20.00%) Kibana
2 9 (12.00%) Consul
2 9 (12.00%) Zipkin
3 3 (4.00%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (4.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (2.67%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (2.67%) Rancher
5 1 (1.33%) Ansible
5 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.33%) Puppet
5 1 (1.33%) Salt
5 1 (1.33%) Terraform
5 1 (1.33%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 14 (18.67%) Oracle
2 8 (10.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.33%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (4.00%) HP
4 3 (4.00%) hybris
5 2 (2.67%) CA
5 2 (2.67%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.33%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.33%) IBM
6 1 (1.33%) Kronos
6 1 (1.33%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.33%) Pega
6 1 (1.33%) SAP
6 1 (1.33%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.33%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.33%) VMware
6 1 (1.33%) Wonderware
6 1 (1.33%) WSO2