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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 51 30 39
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +9
Contract jobs citing SOA 3 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.59% 1.15% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 1.85% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
Average daily rate
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£563 £388 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £438 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.62% -5.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -8.09%
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
446 162 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 87.80% 61.83% 74.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 71 170
Average daily rate £425 £363 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £221 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £565 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 11
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.50 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £101.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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
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 27 August 2014. 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 -21 3 £563 +25.00% 1
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (75.00%) Retail
1 3 (75.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) B2B
2 2 (50.00%) B2C
2 2 (50.00%) FMCG
3 1 (25.00%) Multivariate Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) SaaS
3 1 (25.00%) PaaS
3 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) Network Management
3 1 (25.00%) IaaS
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (25.00%) BPR
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Back Office
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) J2EE
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (25.00%) OO

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
1 1 (25.00%) IaaS
General
1 3 (75.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Online Betting
2 1 (25.00%) Back Office
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Architect
1 4 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Enterprise Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) J2EE
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
1 1 (25.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) FMCG
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (75.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) B2B
2 2 (50.00%) B2C
3 1 (25.00%) BPR
3 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Direct Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Multivariate Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) SAP
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Unica