Period
to 22 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 22 July 2019 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)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 24 62
Rank change year-on-year -25 +38 -26
Contract jobs citing SOA 4 38 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.85% 8.50% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 10.19% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 29 16
Northern Ireland median daily rate £300 £431 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.39% +7.75% -
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £485
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.09% +3.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% -13.04%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 356 373 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 75.26% 83.45% 85.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 256 428
Northern Ireland median daily rate £420 £443 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.08% +7.27% +26.92%
10th Percentile £265 £275 £298
90th Percentile £585 £532 £488
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £15.25 £20.75 £17.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.51% +17.28% +31.06%
10th Percentile £11.15 £12.09 £14.21
90th Percentile £58.50 £40.00 £20.87
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% +4.17%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Northern Ireland

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Northern Ireland

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 22 July 2019. 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
County Antrim -18 4 £300 -30.39%
SOA
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for SOA.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) JIRA
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
1 4 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 4 (100.00%) People Management
1 4 (100.00%) Microservices
1 4 (100.00%) API Testing
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) JIRA
1 4 (100.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) API Testing
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
1 4 (100.00%) Microservices
1 4 (100.00%) People Management