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 3 months to 28 March 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)
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 23 20
Rank change year-on-year -10 -3  
Contract jobs citing SOA 8 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.57% 0.81% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.17% 0.99% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
Median daily rate £375 - £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.20 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.33% +40.89%  

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 192 101 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 85.71% 81.45% 79.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 48 50
Median daily rate £408 £305 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.60% +22.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £114 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Median hourly rate £16.81 £14.50 £71.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.89% -79.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.61 £40.00 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 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 3 months to 28 March 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
County Antrim - 8 £375 -
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for SOA.

1 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET Web API
2 8 (88.89%) Algorithms
2 8 (88.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (88.89%) PL/SQL
2 8 (88.89%) Banking
2 8 (88.89%) Scrum
2 8 (88.89%) .NET Framework
2 8 (88.89%) JSON
2 8 (88.89%) WCF
2 8 (88.89%) WPF
2 8 (88.89%) WF
2 8 (88.89%) Multithreading
2 8 (88.89%) RESTful
2 8 (88.89%) Memory Management
2 8 (88.89%) Front Office
2 8 (88.89%) Web Services
2 8 (88.89%) OOP
2 8 (88.89%) OO
2 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 8 (88.89%) Oracle
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (88.89%) Sybase
2 8 (88.89%) C#
2 8 (88.89%) ADO.NET
3 5 (55.56%) Finance
4 1 (11.11%) Build Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Jenkins

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 8 (88.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
3 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Ant
1 1 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) Maven
General
1 8 (88.89%) Banking
1 8 (88.89%) Front Office
2 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (88.89%) C# Developer
3 5 (55.56%) C# WPF Developer
3 5 (55.56%) WPF Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
4 1 (11.11%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
1 8 (88.89%) .NET Framework
1 8 (88.89%) ADO.NET
1 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET Web API
1 8 (88.89%) JSON
1 8 (88.89%) RESTful
1 8 (88.89%) WCF
1 8 (88.89%) Web Services
1 8 (88.89%) WF
1 8 (88.89%) WPF
2 1 (11.11%) J2SE
2 1 (11.11%) JSP
2 1 (11.11%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) Memory Management
2 8 (88.89%) Multithreading
2 8 (88.89%) OO
2 8 (88.89%) OOP
2 8 (88.89%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Build Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 8 (88.89%) C#
2 8 (88.89%) PL/SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Java
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle
1 8 (88.89%) Sybase