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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 31 34 53
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +19
Contract jobs citing SOA 11 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.09% 1.84% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.82% 2.24% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 1
Median daily rate £550 £575 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +2.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £429
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +84.78%
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
288 312 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 80.90% 81.89% 87.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 206 309
Median daily rate £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £290 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 9
Median hourly rate £36.00 £45.43 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.75% +74.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +2 8 £438 -23.91% 1
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 23 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 20 (43.48%) C#
2 20 (43.48%) SOAP
2 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (41.30%) .NET
4 16 (34.78%) REST
4 16 (34.78%) Microservices
5 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
5 15 (32.61%) Software Engineering
6 13 (28.26%) Middleware
7 12 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (26.09%) Reverse Engineering
8 9 (19.57%) API Design
8 9 (19.57%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (19.57%) Data Modelling
8 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
9 8 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (15.22%) User Stories
10 7 (15.22%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (15.22%) Red Hat
10 7 (15.22%) Web Services
10 7 (15.22%) Oracle
10 7 (15.22%) TOGAF
10 7 (15.22%) Retail
11 6 (13.04%) TDD
11 6 (13.04%) CRM
11 6 (13.04%) JBoss
11 6 (13.04%) SAP
11 6 (13.04%) TIBCO
11 6 (13.04%) WCF

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 6 (13.04%) JBoss
2 5 (10.87%) WebSphere
3 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
4 3 (6.52%) WebLogic
5 2 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (4.35%) Confluence
6 1 (2.17%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (2.17%) Mule
Applications
1 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (6.52%) SAP CRM
2 2 (4.35%) Unit4 Business World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) NoSQL
1 4 (8.70%) Oracle ODI
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 7 (15.22%) Retail
2 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) General Ledger
3 2 (4.35%) Marketing
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (63.04%) Architect
2 17 (36.96%) Developer
3 14 (30.43%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (17.39%) Senior Developer
4 8 (17.39%) Technical Architect
5 6 (13.04%) Designer
5 6 (13.04%) TIBCO Developer
6 5 (10.87%) Digital Architect
6 5 (10.87%) Senior Designer
7 4 (8.70%) .NET Designer
7 4 (8.70%) Middleware Architect
7 4 (8.70%) SOA Designer
8 3 (6.52%) .NET Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Consultant
8 3 (6.52%) Integration Architect
8 3 (6.52%) Middleware Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Oracle Consultant
8 3 (6.52%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (6.52%) SOA Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (43.48%) SOAP
2 19 (41.30%) .NET
3 16 (34.78%) REST
4 13 (28.26%) Middleware
5 8 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (15.22%) Web Services
7 6 (13.04%) WCF
8 4 (8.70%) XML
9 3 (6.52%) .NET Framework
9 3 (6.52%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (6.52%) JSON
9 3 (6.52%) RESTful
10 2 (4.35%) Apache Camel
10 2 (4.35%) MSMQ
11 1 (2.17%) Apache CXF
11 1 (2.17%) J2EE
11 1 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.22%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (8.70%) Linked Data
4 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Android
1 3 (6.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (34.78%) Microservices
4 15 (32.61%) Software Engineering
5 12 (26.09%) Reverse Engineering
6 9 (19.57%) API Design
6 9 (19.57%) Data Modelling
6 9 (19.57%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (15.22%) TOGAF
7 7 (15.22%) User Stories
8 6 (13.04%) CRM
8 6 (13.04%) TDD
9 5 (10.87%) Low Latency
10 4 (8.70%) AOP
10 4 (8.70%) Business Development
10 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (8.70%) Logical Data Model
10 4 (8.70%) Presales
10 4 (8.70%) Supplier Management
11 3 (6.52%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 20 (43.48%) C#
2 1 (2.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.22%) Oracle
2 7 (15.22%) Red Hat
3 6 (13.04%) SAP
3 6 (13.04%) TIBCO
4 5 (10.87%) IBM
5 4 (8.70%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (6.52%) BEA
7 2 (4.35%) Atlassian
8 1 (2.17%) hybris
8 1 (2.17%) MuleSoft
8 1 (2.17%) Sitecore
8 1 (2.17%) WSO2