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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 29 46 19
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -27
Contract jobs citing SOA 12 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.14% 0.22% 5.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.80% 0.28% 7.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 10
Average daily rate
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£594 £575 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% +73.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £575 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £575 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £388
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £52.50 £31.46
% change year-on-year
-30.95% +66.87%
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
316 360 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 82.72% 80.00% 82.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 215 102
Average daily rate £475 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +14.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.52 £19.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +16 11 £613 +6.52%
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 49 (80.33%) E-Commerce
2 40 (65.57%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (26.23%) .NET
4 14 (22.95%) C#
5 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
5 12 (19.67%) MVC
6 11 (18.03%) EAI
6 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
6 11 (18.03%) ASP.NET
6 11 (18.03%) Enterprise Architecture
6 11 (18.03%) WCF
6 11 (18.03%) jQuery
6 11 (18.03%) Product Management
6 11 (18.03%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (18.03%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (16.39%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (16.39%) Technical Architecture
7 10 (16.39%) KnockoutJS
7 10 (16.39%) CRM
8 9 (14.75%) TIBCO
9 8 (13.11%) Oracle
10 7 (11.48%) ETL
10 7 (11.48%) B2B
10 7 (11.48%) REST
10 7 (11.48%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (9.84%) Logical Data Model
11 6 (9.84%) B2C
11 6 (9.84%) Data Modelling
11 6 (9.84%) Informatica
12 5 (8.20%) SOAP

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (4.92%) Mule
2 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.64%) CMS
3 1 (1.64%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.64%) Confluence
3 1 (1.64%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (1.64%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (16.39%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (4.92%) SaaS
3 3 (4.92%) PaaS
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) SSH
1 2 (3.28%) Telnet
2 1 (1.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) JIRA
1 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.64%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (8.20%) Retail
1 5 (8.20%) Legal
2 4 (6.56%) Marketing
3 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.28%) Electronics
4 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.28%) Finance
Job Titles
1 49 (80.33%) Architect
2 40 (65.57%) Solutions Architect
3 12 (19.67%) Integration Architect
4 8 (13.11%) Web Architect
5 7 (11.48%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 7 (11.48%) Senior Architect
6 5 (8.20%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.56%) Integration Manager
7 4 (6.56%) Integration Project Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Data Architect
8 3 (4.92%) Data Integration Architect
9 2 (3.28%) Designer
9 2 (3.28%) Head of IT
10 1 (1.64%) C++ Developer
10 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Architect
10 1 (1.64%) Software Engineer
10 1 (1.64%) Developer
10 1 (1.64%) Software Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (26.23%) .NET
2 11 (18.03%) ASP.NET
2 11 (18.03%) WCF
2 11 (18.03%) jQuery
2 11 (18.03%) ASP.NET MVC
3 10 (16.39%) KnockoutJS
4 7 (11.48%) REST
4 7 (11.48%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (8.20%) SOAP
5 5 (8.20%) XML
6 4 (6.56%) Web Services
7 2 (3.28%) JSON
8 1 (1.64%) HTML
8 1 (1.64%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Thin Client
1 3 (4.92%) Fat Client
1 3 (4.92%) Data Integration
1 3 (4.92%) Open Source
2 2 (3.28%) FMCG
2 2 (3.28%) DTV
3 1 (1.64%) Social Media
3 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (80.33%) E-Commerce
2 40 (65.57%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (19.67%) MVC
4 11 (18.03%) EAI
4 11 (18.03%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (18.03%) Product Management
5 10 (16.39%) Technical Architecture
5 10 (16.39%) CRM
6 7 (11.48%) ETL
6 7 (11.48%) B2B
7 6 (9.84%) Logical Data Model
7 6 (9.84%) B2C
7 6 (9.84%) Data Modelling
8 5 (8.20%) Scrum
8 5 (8.20%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 5 (8.20%) Project Planning
9 4 (6.56%) Project Management
10 3 (4.92%) PRINCE2
10 3 (4.92%) ERP
10 3 (4.92%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.95%) C#
2 3 (4.92%) C++
2 3 (4.92%) SQL
3 2 (3.28%) Java
4 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.64%) PHP
4 1 (1.64%) Python
4 1 (1.64%) Ruby
4 1 (1.64%) Go
Qualifications
1 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.75%) TIBCO
3 8 (13.11%) Oracle
4 6 (9.84%) Informatica
5 5 (8.20%) KANA
5 5 (8.20%) hybris
6 4 (6.56%) Sitecore
7 3 (4.92%) WSO2
8 2 (3.28%) Citrix
8 2 (3.28%) webMethods
8 2 (3.28%) SAP
9 1 (1.64%) IBM
9 1 (1.64%) Atlassian