Period
to 19 August 2018

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 19 August 2018 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 65 33
Rank change year-on-year +41 -32 -4
Contract jobs citing SOA 34 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.79% 2.62% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.79% 3.00% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 16 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £431 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.75% - -
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -9.09% +9.18%

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 315 534 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 81.40% 87.40% 82.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 453 94
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £413 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +30.43% +5.42%
10th Percentile £263 £309 £117
90th Percentile £525 £498 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 20
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 £13.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.75% +15.32% -20.71%
10th Percentile £11.72 £13.91 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.35 £20.49 £18.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +6.38% +9.05%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 19 August 2018. 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 +45 30 £431 +7.75% 3
SOA
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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 32 (94.12%) .NET
2 28 (82.35%) C#
3 27 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (79.41%) WPF
4 23 (67.65%) Oracle
5 22 (64.71%) Finance
5 22 (64.71%) SQL
6 19 (55.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 18 (52.94%) WCF
7 18 (52.94%) Multithreading
8 16 (47.06%) MVC
9 15 (44.12%) ASP.NET
9 15 (44.12%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (38.24%) Banking
11 11 (32.35%) Scrum
12 9 (26.47%) Web Services
13 8 (23.53%) MongoDB
14 7 (20.59%) Relational Database
14 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET Web API
14 7 (20.59%) Memory Management
14 7 (20.59%) RESTful
14 7 (20.59%) Algorithms
14 7 (20.59%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (20.59%) WF
14 7 (20.59%) .NET Framework
14 7 (20.59%) JSON
14 7 (20.59%) PL/SQL
14 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
14 7 (20.59%) Sybase
14 7 (20.59%) ADO.NET

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:

Application Platforms
1 19 (55.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.88%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) MongoDB
2 7 (20.59%) Relational Database
2 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
3 4 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) JIRA
1 4 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (64.71%) Finance
2 13 (38.24%) Banking
3 6 (17.65%) Front Office
4 4 (11.76%) Marketing
5 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (88.24%) Developer
2 19 (55.88%) .NET Developer
3 17 (50.00%) C# Developer
4 10 (29.41%) Senior Developer
5 8 (23.53%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (23.53%) Oracle Developer
6 5 (14.71%) Senior C# Developer
6 5 (14.71%) Senior Oracle Developer
7 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 4 (11.76%) Consultant
7 4 (11.76%) CRM Consultant
7 4 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 4 (11.76%) Functional Consultant
7 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Consultant
7 4 (11.76%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
8 3 (8.82%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (5.88%) C# WPF Developer
9 2 (5.88%) Senior TIBCO Developer
9 2 (5.88%) TIBCO Developer
9 2 (5.88%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (94.12%) .NET
2 27 (79.41%) WPF
3 18 (52.94%) WCF
4 15 (44.12%) ASP.NET
4 15 (44.12%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (26.47%) Web Services
6 7 (20.59%) .NET Framework
6 7 (20.59%) ADO.NET
6 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (20.59%) JSON
6 7 (20.59%) RESTful
6 7 (20.59%) WF
7 5 (14.71%) Task Parallel Library
7 5 (14.71%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (5.88%) JMS
8 2 (5.88%) Rendezvous
8 2 (5.88%) SOAP
8 2 (5.88%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Algorithms
2 6 (17.65%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (52.94%) Multithreading
3 16 (47.06%) MVC
4 11 (32.35%) Scrum
5 7 (20.59%) Memory Management
5 7 (20.59%) OO
5 7 (20.59%) OOP
5 7 (20.59%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (14.71%) Asynchronous Programming
7 4 (11.76%) Change Management
7 4 (11.76%) CRM
7 4 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (11.76%) Data Management
7 4 (11.76%) Kanban
7 4 (11.76%) Presales
7 4 (11.76%) Risk Management
7 4 (11.76%) SDLC
7 4 (11.76%) Service Design
7 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (82.35%) C#
2 22 (64.71%) SQL
3 7 (20.59%) PL/SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 23 (67.65%) Oracle
2 7 (20.59%) Sybase
3 5 (14.71%) TIBCO
4 4 (11.76%) Microsoft