The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 9 30 25
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -5
Contract jobs citing SOA 46 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.79% 2.98% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.33% 4.02% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 9 1
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£575 £475 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% +46.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +13.97%
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
321 249 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 82.31% 74.11% 74.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 157 76
Average daily rate £475 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 4
Average hourly rate £35.50 £22.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.77% -42.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.50 £19.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +9 26 £575 +21.05% 1
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA.

1 76 (91.57%) E-Commerce
2 54 (65.06%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (27.71%) .NET
4 19 (22.89%) C#
5 15 (18.07%) Enterprise Architecture
5 15 (18.07%) Microsoft
5 15 (18.07%) Technical Architecture
5 15 (18.07%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (14.46%) Logical Data Model
6 12 (14.46%) Data Modelling
7 11 (13.25%) MS Excel
7 11 (13.25%) Product Management
8 10 (12.05%) Sitecore
8 10 (12.05%) CRM
8 10 (12.05%) EAI
8 10 (12.05%) CMS
9 9 (10.84%) Retail
9 9 (10.84%) TIBCO
10 8 (9.64%) Oracle
10 8 (9.64%) ASP.NET
10 8 (9.64%) MVC
10 8 (9.64%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (9.64%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (9.64%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (9.64%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (8.43%) KnockoutJS
11 7 (8.43%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (8.43%) jQuery
11 7 (8.43%) WCF
11 7 (8.43%) SQL Server

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (12.05%) CMS
2 8 (9.64%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (3.61%) Mule
4 2 (2.41%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.20%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (1.20%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (13.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (9.64%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (9.64%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (8.43%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.20%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (1.20%) JIRA
General
1 9 (10.84%) Retail
2 6 (7.23%) Legal
2 6 (7.23%) Marketing
3 3 (3.61%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.41%) Electronics
4 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.41%) Finance
5 1 (1.20%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 73 (87.95%) Architect
2 63 (75.90%) Solutions Architect
3 19 (22.89%) Web Architect
4 11 (13.25%) Integration Architect
5 5 (6.02%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.82%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.82%) Integration Project Manager
6 4 (4.82%) Integration Manager
6 4 (4.82%) Senior Architect
7 3 (3.61%) Data Integration Architect
7 3 (3.61%) Data Architect
8 2 (2.41%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.41%) Digital Architect
8 2 (2.41%) Digital Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.20%) Senior Software Engineer
9 1 (1.20%) Senior Web Developer
9 1 (1.20%) Team Leader
9 1 (1.20%) Development Team Leader
9 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Architect
9 1 (1.20%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (27.71%) .NET
2 8 (9.64%) ASP.NET
2 8 (9.64%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (8.43%) KnockoutJS
3 7 (8.43%) jQuery
3 7 (8.43%) WCF
4 6 (7.23%) REST
5 4 (4.82%) SOAP
5 4 (4.82%) Web Services
5 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (3.61%) XML
7 2 (2.41%) JSON
8 1 (1.20%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.61%) Open Source
1 3 (3.61%) Fat Client
1 3 (3.61%) Data Integration
1 3 (3.61%) Thin Client
2 2 (2.41%) Tandem
2 2 (2.41%) DTV
3 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.20%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (91.57%) E-Commerce
2 54 (65.06%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (18.07%) Enterprise Architecture
3 15 (18.07%) Technical Architecture
4 12 (14.46%) Logical Data Model
4 12 (14.46%) Data Modelling
5 11 (13.25%) Product Management
6 10 (12.05%) CRM
6 10 (12.05%) EAI
7 8 (9.64%) MVC
8 7 (8.43%) B2B
8 7 (8.43%) B2C
9 6 (7.23%) ETL
10 5 (6.02%) Project Planning
11 4 (4.82%) Software Engineering
11 4 (4.82%) Project Management
11 4 (4.82%) Scrum
11 4 (4.82%) Event-Driven Architecture
12 3 (3.61%) Mobile Commerce
13 2 (2.41%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.89%) C#
2 1 (1.20%) Golang
2 1 (1.20%) Ruby
2 1 (1.20%) C++
2 1 (1.20%) PHP
2 1 (1.20%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (1.20%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (18.07%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.05%) Sitecore
3 9 (10.84%) TIBCO
4 8 (9.64%) Oracle
5 6 (7.23%) Informatica
6 5 (6.02%) hybris
6 5 (6.02%) KANA
7 3 (3.61%) WSO2
8 2 (2.41%) webMethods
8 2 (2.41%) SAP
9 1 (1.20%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.20%) IBM