The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 51 24 41
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +17
Contract jobs citing SOA 1 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.20% 2.51% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 4.00% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Average daily rate
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£563 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% +3.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.25% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -7.95%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
412 150 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 80.94% 62.76% 74.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 73 144
Average daily rate £425 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £297 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 10
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -61.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.50 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £22.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
SOA
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 2 (66.67%) Technical Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) B2B
2 1 (33.33%) B2C
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) BPR
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Java EE
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) SAP ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Online Betting
2 1 (33.33%) FMCG
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) SaaS
2 1 (33.33%) PaaS
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (33.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
1 1 (33.33%) PaaS
1 1 (33.33%) IaaS
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Online Betting
2 1 (33.33%) Back Office
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Architect
1 3 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Enterprise Architect
2 1 (33.33%) C# Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) Java EE
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (33.33%) FMCG
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) B2B
2 1 (33.33%) B2C
2 1 (33.33%) BPR
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SAP