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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 11 27 27
Rank change year-on-year
+16 0
Contract jobs citing SOA 41 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.57% 3.65% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.23% 5.35% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 8 1
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£563 £475 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +46.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
310 187 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 79.90% 68.25% 72.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 110 88
Average daily rate £450 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -56.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 0 19 £550 +15.78% 2
Bedford - 2 £638 -
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 68 (91.89%) E-Commerce
2 47 (63.51%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (25.68%) .NET
4 14 (18.92%) C#
5 13 (17.57%) Technical Architecture
6 12 (16.22%) Enterprise Architecture
7 11 (14.86%) MS Excel
7 11 (14.86%) Data Modelling
7 11 (14.86%) Logical Data Model
8 10 (13.51%) Product Management
8 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (13.51%) CRM
8 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
8 10 (13.51%) Retail
9 9 (12.16%) CMS
9 9 (12.16%) EAI
9 9 (12.16%) Sitecore
10 8 (10.81%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (10.81%) B2B
10 8 (10.81%) B2C
10 8 (10.81%) TIBCO
11 7 (9.46%) Oracle
11 7 (9.46%) Sitecore CMS
12 6 (8.11%) REST
12 6 (8.11%) ETL
12 6 (8.11%) Marketing
13 5 (6.76%) KANA
13 5 (6.76%) Legal
13 5 (6.76%) Informatica

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (12.16%) CMS
2 7 (9.46%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (4.05%) Mule
4 2 (2.70%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.35%) Confluence
5 1 (1.35%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 11 (14.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (10.81%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.35%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) JIRA
General
1 10 (13.51%) Retail
2 6 (8.11%) Marketing
3 5 (6.76%) Legal
4 2 (2.70%) Electronics
4 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.70%) Finance
4 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 65 (87.84%) Architect
2 55 (74.32%) Solutions Architect
3 14 (18.92%) Web Architect
4 10 (13.51%) Integration Architect
5 5 (6.76%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.41%) Integration Manager
6 4 (5.41%) Integration Project Manager
7 3 (4.05%) Data Architect
7 3 (4.05%) Digital Architect
7 3 (4.05%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.05%) Data Integration Architect
8 2 (2.70%) Senior Architect
8 2 (2.70%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.35%) Senior Developer
9 1 (1.35%) Senior Software Engineer
9 1 (1.35%) Senior Web Developer
9 1 (1.35%) Team Leader
9 1 (1.35%) Development Team Leader
9 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Architect
9 1 (1.35%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.68%) .NET
2 6 (8.11%) REST
3 4 (5.41%) SOAP
3 4 (5.41%) Web Services
4 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.70%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (2.70%) jQuery
5 2 (2.70%) JSON
5 2 (2.70%) WCF
5 2 (2.70%) XML
6 1 (1.35%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.05%) Thin Client
1 3 (4.05%) Data Integration
1 3 (4.05%) Fat Client
1 3 (4.05%) Open Source
2 2 (2.70%) FMCG
2 2 (2.70%) DTV
2 2 (2.70%) Tandem
3 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (91.89%) E-Commerce
2 47 (63.51%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (17.57%) Technical Architecture
4 12 (16.22%) Enterprise Architecture
5 11 (14.86%) Data Modelling
5 11 (14.86%) Logical Data Model
6 10 (13.51%) Product Management
6 10 (13.51%) CRM
7 9 (12.16%) EAI
8 8 (10.81%) B2B
8 8 (10.81%) B2C
9 6 (8.11%) ETL
10 4 (5.41%) Project Planning
10 4 (5.41%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 4 (5.41%) Project Management
10 4 (5.41%) Scrum
11 3 (4.05%) Software Engineering
11 3 (4.05%) MVC
11 3 (4.05%) Mobile Commerce
12 2 (2.70%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.92%) C#
2 1 (1.35%) Ruby
2 1 (1.35%) Java
2 1 (1.35%) PHP
2 1 (1.35%) Python
2 1 (1.35%) Golang
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.16%) Sitecore
3 8 (10.81%) TIBCO
4 7 (9.46%) Oracle
5 5 (6.76%) KANA
5 5 (6.76%) Informatica
5 5 (6.76%) hybris
6 3 (4.05%) WSO2
7 2 (2.70%) webMethods
7 2 (2.70%) SAP
8 1 (1.35%) IBM
8 1 (1.35%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.35%) Unica
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