Period
to 16 January 2021

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 16 January 2021 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
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 99 118 145
Rank change year-on-year +19 +27 -4
Contract jobs citing SOA 20 74 67
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 0.84% 1.50% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.78% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 49
Median daily rate £500 £458 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.29% -8.50% +23.46%
10th Percentile £391 £311 £377
90th Percentile £608 £576 £613
England median daily rate £525 £523 £525
% change year-on-year +0.48% -0.48% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £51.75 -
England median hourly rate £54.50 £67.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -19.26% +50.00% +9.76%

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 1,985 4,152 4,771
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.92% 84.08% 84.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,343 2,707 3,059
Median daily rate £430 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +2.41% +3.11%
10th Percentile £200 £256 £263
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 195 262
Median hourly rate £17.43 £24.00 £21.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.38% +10.29% +3.62%
10th Percentile £10.88 £12.11 £12.84
90th Percentile £50.75 £53.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.79 £21.00 £21.76
% change year-on-year +27.57% -3.49% -1.09%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SOA as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SOA in the North West.

Daily rate trend for SOA in the North West

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SOA in the North West over the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SOA in the North West

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SOA in the North West.

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 16 January 2021. 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 +16 12 £520 +48.57% 10
Cheshire +25 1 £625 +47.06%
Merseyside -6 1 - -
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SOA.

1 11 (55.00%) Middleware
2 9 (45.00%) Oracle
2 9 (45.00%) Java
2 9 (45.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (35.00%) Oracle Service Bus
4 7 (35.00%) Oracle Database
5 6 (30.00%) Relational Database
5 6 (30.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (25.00%) Spring
6 5 (25.00%) TDD
6 5 (25.00%) Perl
6 5 (25.00%) Unix
6 5 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (25.00%) Microservices
6 5 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (20.00%) RESTful
7 4 (20.00%) NoSQL
7 4 (20.00%) REST
7 4 (20.00%) AngularJS
7 4 (20.00%) DevOps
7 4 (20.00%) Public Sector
7 4 (20.00%) SQL
7 4 (20.00%) Web Services
7 4 (20.00%) XML
7 4 (20.00%) JSON
8 3 (15.00%) Finance
8 3 (15.00%) Hibernate
8 3 (15.00%) RDBMS
8 3 (15.00%) MySQL

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 9 (45.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (35.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (10.00%) Mule
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Fuse
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle BPEL
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Apigee
2 2 (10.00%) Amazon GuardDuty
2 2 (10.00%) Azure
2 2 (10.00%) Boomi
3 1 (5.00%) AWS
3 1 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) IaaS
3 1 (5.00%) PaaS
3 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (30.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (30.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (20.00%) NoSQL
4 3 (15.00%) MySQL
4 3 (15.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (20.00%) Public Sector
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Electronics
3 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (10.00%) Marketing
3 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Analyst Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Developer Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Applications Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (10.00%) Integration Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) AWS Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Backend Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Integration Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) Middleware
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (25.00%) Spring
3 4 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 4 (20.00%) JSON
3 4 (20.00%) REST
3 4 (20.00%) RESTful
3 4 (20.00%) Web Services
3 4 (20.00%) XML
4 3 (15.00%) .NET
4 3 (15.00%) CSS
4 3 (15.00%) CSS3
4 3 (15.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (15.00%) HTML
4 3 (15.00%) HTML5
4 3 (15.00%) Java EE
4 3 (15.00%) Node.js
4 3 (15.00%) React
4 3 (15.00%) SOAP
5 2 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Cloud Native
2 1 (5.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Unix
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Microservices
2 5 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (25.00%) TDD
3 4 (20.00%) DevOps
4 3 (15.00%) Front End Development
5 2 (10.00%) API Development
5 2 (10.00%) Build Automation
5 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (10.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 2 (10.00%) Strategic Roadmap
6 1 (5.00%) B2B
6 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.00%) Data Security
6 1 (5.00%) ETL
6 1 (5.00%) OOP
6 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) Perl
3 4 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (15.00%) Groovy
5 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (10.00%) C#
5 2 (10.00%) XPath
6 1 (5.00%) ActionScript
6 1 (5.00%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Ansible
1 2 (10.00%) Graylog
1 2 (10.00%) Prometheus
1 2 (10.00%) Puppet
1 2 (10.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Dell
2 2 (10.00%) SAP
2 2 (10.00%) WSO2
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) MuleSoft