The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 13 29 45
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +16
Contract jobs citing SOA 28 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.81% 2.61% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.94% 3.04% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 1
Median daily rate £590 £538 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.76% -6.52%
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £450 £416
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.60 £43.25
% change year-on-year
+10.83% -6.12%
SOA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
256 296 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 80.50% 85.80% 78.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 207 234
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 11
Median hourly rate £50.78 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.95% +6.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Bedfordshire region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Luton +6 13 £600 +4.34%
Dunstable - 1 - -
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 30 (50.85%) C#
1 30 (50.85%) SOAP
2 29 (49.15%) .NET
2 29 (49.15%) E-Commerce
3 28 (47.46%) Microsoft
3 28 (47.46%) Software Engineering
3 28 (47.46%) Microservices
4 26 (44.07%) REST
5 24 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (35.59%) Reverse Engineering
6 21 (35.59%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (33.90%) Middleware
8 14 (23.73%) Red Hat
8 14 (23.73%) MS Excel
8 14 (23.73%) Low Latency
8 14 (23.73%) ASP.NET Web API
9 13 (22.03%) Hybrid Cloud
10 12 (20.34%) User Stories
10 12 (20.34%) JBoss
11 11 (18.64%) Data Modelling
12 10 (16.95%) WCF
13 9 (15.25%) TDD
14 8 (13.56%) TIBCO
14 8 (13.56%) Oracle
14 8 (13.56%) API Design
15 7 (11.86%) SAP
15 7 (11.86%) CRM
15 7 (11.86%) AOP
16 6 (10.17%) Enterprise Architecture
16 6 (10.17%) Atlassian

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 12 (20.34%) JBoss
2 6 (10.17%) Confluence
3 5 (8.47%) WebSphere
4 3 (5.08%) WebLogic
5 2 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.39%) Mule
6 1 (1.69%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (1.69%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 14 (23.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (5.08%) SAP CRM
3 2 (3.39%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 6 (10.17%) JIRA
2 1 (1.69%) ERwin
General
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
1 6 (10.17%) Retail
2 5 (8.47%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (55.93%) Architect
2 23 (38.98%) Developer
3 16 (27.12%) Technical Architect
4 12 (20.34%) Senior Developer
5 10 (16.95%) Designer
6 9 (15.25%) Senior Designer
6 9 (15.25%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (10.17%) .NET Designer
7 6 (10.17%) .NET Developer
7 6 (10.17%) Middleware Architect
7 6 (10.17%) TIBCO Developer
8 5 (8.47%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (8.47%) Senior Architect
8 5 (8.47%) SOA Designer
9 4 (6.78%) Consultant
9 4 (6.78%) E-Commerce Architect
9 4 (6.78%) Integration Architect
9 4 (6.78%) Messaging Architect
9 4 (6.78%) SOA Developer
10 3 (5.08%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (50.85%) SOAP
2 29 (49.15%) .NET
3 26 (44.07%) REST
4 20 (33.90%) Middleware
5 14 (23.73%) ASP.NET Web API
6 10 (16.95%) WCF
7 5 (8.47%) .NET Framework
7 5 (8.47%) XML
8 4 (6.78%) Web Services
9 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET
9 3 (5.08%) JSON
9 3 (5.08%) RESTful
10 2 (3.39%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (3.39%) MSMQ
11 1 (1.69%) Apache Camel
11 1 (1.69%) BAPI
11 1 (1.69%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (1.69%) SAP ALE
11 1 (1.69%) SAP PI
11 1 (1.69%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (35.59%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (22.03%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.39%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) Android
1 3 (5.08%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (49.15%) E-Commerce
2 28 (47.46%) Microservices
2 28 (47.46%) Software Engineering
3 24 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (35.59%) Reverse Engineering
5 14 (23.73%) Low Latency
6 12 (20.34%) User Stories
7 11 (18.64%) Data Modelling
8 9 (15.25%) TDD
9 8 (13.56%) API Design
10 7 (11.86%) AOP
10 7 (11.86%) CRM
11 6 (10.17%) Data Transformation
11 6 (10.17%) Enterprise Architecture
12 4 (6.78%) EAI
12 4 (6.78%) Migration
12 4 (6.78%) Multithreading
12 4 (6.78%) Software Architecture
12 4 (6.78%) Technical Architecture
13 3 (5.08%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 30 (50.85%) C#
2 6 (10.17%) SQL
3 1 (1.69%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (3.39%) Degree
1 2 (3.39%) HND
1 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 28 (47.46%) Microsoft
2 14 (23.73%) Red Hat
3 8 (13.56%) Oracle
3 8 (13.56%) TIBCO
4 7 (11.86%) SAP
5 6 (10.17%) Atlassian
6 5 (8.47%) IBM
7 3 (5.08%) BEA
7 3 (5.08%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (3.39%) Apigee
8 2 (3.39%) Mashery
9 1 (1.69%) MuleSoft
9 1 (1.69%) WSO2