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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 34 52 30
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -22
Contract jobs citing SOA 7 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.88% 0.59% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 0.67% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
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£575 £563 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +45.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £553 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £583 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £377
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +15.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +18.64%
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
291 448 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 78.02% 88.19% 63.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 315 73
Average daily rate £413 £425 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +19.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 8
Average hourly rate £42.50 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +17 4 £575 +2.22% 1
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (70.59%) .NET
2 11 (64.71%) C#
3 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 8 (47.06%) WCF
4 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) MVC
4 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (29.41%) SOAP
4 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
4 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
4 5 (29.41%) REST
5 4 (23.53%) Low Latency
5 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (23.53%) Microservices
5 4 (23.53%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
5 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
5 4 (23.53%) jQuery
5 4 (23.53%) Mule
5 4 (23.53%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (17.65%) Sitecore
6 3 (17.65%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (17.65%) AOP
6 3 (17.65%) SSH
6 3 (17.65%) TDD
6 3 (17.65%) Retail
6 3 (17.65%) MS Excel

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (23.53%) Mule
2 1 (5.88%) Confluence
2 1 (5.88%) NServiceBus
2 1 (5.88%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (17.65%) SaaS
1 3 (17.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Telnet
1 3 (17.65%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (17.65%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Technical Architect
3 4 (23.53%) Senior Architect
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 3 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Head of IT
5 2 (11.76%) Designer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Designer
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
6 1 (5.88%) Integration Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C++ Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Applications Architect
6 1 (5.88%) IT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (70.59%) .NET
2 8 (47.06%) WCF
3 5 (29.41%) SOAP
3 5 (29.41%) REST
4 4 (23.53%) jQuery
4 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
5 3 (17.65%) Web Services
5 3 (17.65%) XML
5 3 (17.65%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (5.88%) HTML
6 1 (5.88%) Apache Camel
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (5.88%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (23.53%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (11.76%) FMCG
3 1 (5.88%) Social Media
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
1 5 (29.41%) MVC
1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (23.53%) Reverse Engineering
2 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
2 4 (23.53%) Low Latency
2 4 (23.53%) Microservices
3 3 (17.65%) AOP
3 3 (17.65%) TDD
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) ERP
3 3 (17.65%) CRM
3 3 (17.65%) Data Modelling
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.88%) API Integration
5 1 (5.88%) Open Source
5 1 (5.88%) Website Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) C#
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) C++
3 3 (17.65%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) TIBCO
2 3 (17.65%) Sitecore
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix
4 1 (5.88%) Atlassian
4 1 (5.88%) WSO2