The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 73 37 66
Rank change year-on-year -36 +29  
Contract jobs citing SOA 29 79 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.13% 4.08% 2.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 4.93% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 46 25
Median daily rate £525 £475 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £550 £450
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 £50.39 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.65% +41.44%  

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1153 1602 1538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 84.53% 82.83% 85.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 1121 983
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 38
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.46% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £9.12 £10.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £21.50 £35.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in West Yorkshire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in West Yorkshire

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in West Yorkshire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Leeds -34 12 £375 -21.05% 4
Bradford +3 10 £575 +39.39%
Halifax +2 2 - -
SOA
Yorkshire

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 24 (41.38%) Java
2 23 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (27.59%) Middleware
3 16 (27.59%) SOAP
3 16 (27.59%) MuleSoft
4 15 (25.86%) TDD
4 15 (25.86%) Mule
5 14 (24.14%) Retail
5 14 (24.14%) Mule ESB
6 13 (22.41%) JavaScript
6 13 (22.41%) .NET
7 12 (20.69%) Web Services
8 11 (18.97%) E-Commerce
8 11 (18.97%) Finance
8 11 (18.97%) REST
9 10 (17.24%) Domain Models
9 10 (17.24%) OO
9 10 (17.24%) SQL
10 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
10 9 (15.52%) EAI
10 9 (15.52%) B2B
10 9 (15.52%) AngularJS
10 9 (15.52%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (13.79%) Analytics
11 8 (13.79%) Docker
11 8 (13.79%) Open Source
11 8 (13.79%) SDLC
11 8 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (13.79%) UML
12 7 (12.07%) HTML

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 15 (25.86%) Mule
2 14 (24.14%) Mule ESB
3 6 (10.34%) Confluence
3 6 (10.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (6.90%) CMS
5 3 (5.17%) Apache Solr
5 3 (5.17%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (5.17%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (3.45%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.72%) IIS
7 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.72%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS Office
1 3 (5.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (8.62%) SaaS
2 3 (5.17%) IaaS
2 3 (5.17%) PaaS
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.72%) G Suite
3 1 (1.72%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) Extranet
1 3 (5.17%) Intranet
2 2 (3.45%) Internet
3 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.34%) MongoDB
2 6 (10.34%) NoSQL
3 5 (8.62%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (6.90%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.17%) Big Data
5 3 (5.17%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (5.17%) Hadoop
5 3 (5.17%) OLAP
5 3 (5.17%) OLTP
5 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.17%) QlikView
6 2 (3.45%) MySQL
6 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.45%) Riak
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (10.34%) JIRA
2 4 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.45%) Maven
5 1 (1.72%) Babel
5 1 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.72%) webpack
General
1 14 (24.14%) Retail
2 11 (18.97%) Finance
3 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (50.00%) Architect
2 23 (39.66%) Developer
3 20 (34.48%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (18.97%) Senior Architect
5 9 (15.52%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 7 (12.07%) Integration Developer
7 6 (10.34%) MuleSoft Developer
8 4 (6.90%) .NET Developer
8 4 (6.90%) Java Developer
9 3 (5.17%) .NET Software Developer
9 3 (5.17%) Data Architect
9 3 (5.17%) Digital Architect
9 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Architect
9 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Data Architect
9 3 (5.17%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (5.17%) Software Developer
10 2 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
10 2 (3.45%) DBA
10 2 (3.45%) Senior Digital Architect
10 2 (3.45%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (27.59%) Middleware
1 16 (27.59%) SOAP
2 13 (22.41%) .NET
3 12 (20.69%) Web Services
4 11 (18.97%) REST
5 9 (15.52%) AngularJS
6 7 (12.07%) HTML
7 6 (10.34%) EJB
7 6 (10.34%) J2EE
7 6 (10.34%) JMS
7 6 (10.34%) Servlets
8 5 (8.62%) Node.js
8 5 (8.62%) RESTful
8 5 (8.62%) Spring
9 4 (6.90%) Ajax
9 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET
9 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (6.90%) Castle Windsor
9 4 (6.90%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.62%) Virtual Team
3 3 (5.17%) Algorithms
3 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (5.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.45%) FMCG
4 2 (3.45%) User Experience
5 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.72%) RIA
5 1 (1.72%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.17%) Windows
1 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (3.45%) Linux
2 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.86%) TDD
3 11 (18.97%) E-Commerce
4 10 (17.24%) Domain Models
4 10 (17.24%) OO
5 9 (15.52%) B2B
5 9 (15.52%) EAI
6 8 (13.79%) Analytics
6 8 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (13.79%) Open Source
6 8 (13.79%) SDLC
6 8 (13.79%) UML
7 7 (12.07%) Data Management
7 7 (12.07%) Microservices
7 7 (12.07%) MVC
7 7 (12.07%) SOLID
8 6 (10.34%) API Development
8 6 (10.34%) OOD
9 5 (8.62%) Scrum
10 4 (6.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 24 (41.38%) Java
2 13 (22.41%) JavaScript
3 10 (17.24%) SQL
4 5 (8.62%) C#
5 4 (6.90%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.17%) PHP
7 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.45%) Python
7 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) OCP
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) QA
System Software
1 8 (13.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) Ansible
1 4 (6.90%) Puppet
2 2 (3.45%) Data Guard
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 16 (27.59%) MuleSoft
2 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.34%) Oracle
4 3 (5.17%) Sitecore
5 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.72%) IBM