The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bradford 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 19 16 20
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing SOA 21 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 8.08% 7.26% 4.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.59% 8.90% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 7
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£350 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £450 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £450 £410
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%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bradford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bradford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
219 146 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 84.23% 81.56% 81.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 64 80
Average daily rate £350 £355 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +33.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £238 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 3
Average hourly rate £15.36 £14.50 £11.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.89% +21.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £14.50 £9.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.22 £14.50 £14.42
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 Bradford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Bradford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Bradford region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Bradford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Bradford region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Bradford

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Bradford region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford 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 24 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (70.00%) .NET
3 20 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 20 (66.67%) Finance
4 19 (63.33%) XML
4 19 (63.33%) C#
5 18 (60.00%) JavaScript
5 18 (60.00%) SQL
5 18 (60.00%) T-SQL
5 18 (60.00%) CSS
5 18 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (36.67%) Web Services
8 10 (33.33%) ISEB
8 10 (33.33%) JMeter
8 10 (33.33%) VMware
8 10 (33.33%) ISTQB
9 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
10 8 (26.67%) QA
10 8 (26.67%) Waterfall
11 7 (23.33%) Performance Testing
11 7 (23.33%) System Integration Testing
11 7 (23.33%) SOAP
11 7 (23.33%) Oracle
12 6 (20.00%) RAD
12 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
12 6 (20.00%) SDLC
12 6 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (20.00%) SoapUI

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford 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 6 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.33%) SAP EP
2 1 (3.33%) Joomla!
2 1 (3.33%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP SRM
1 1 (3.33%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) SAN
1 1 (3.33%) Intranet
1 1 (3.33%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) OLAP
3 1 (3.33%) OLTP
3 1 (3.33%) SAP BW
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) JMeter
2 6 (20.00%) SoapUI
General
1 20 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Analyst
1 20 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Tester
3 6 (20.00%) Performance Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Web Tester
4 2 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) SAP Basis Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) SAP Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (70.00%) .NET
2 20 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 19 (63.33%) XML
4 18 (60.00%) CSS
5 11 (36.67%) Web Services
6 7 (23.33%) SOAP
7 2 (6.67%) WCF
8 1 (3.33%) WF
8 1 (3.33%) SAP PI
8 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (3.33%) HTML5
8 1 (3.33%) REST
8 1 (3.33%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 1 (3.33%) HTML
8 1 (3.33%) SAP Basis
8 1 (3.33%) SAP ALE
8 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Android
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (26.67%) Waterfall
3 7 (23.33%) System Integration Testing
3 7 (23.33%) Performance Testing
4 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (20.00%) RAD
4 6 (20.00%) SDLC
4 6 (20.00%) Change Control
4 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (16.67%) System Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Web Testing
6 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Manual Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (3.33%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (3.33%) Zachman Framework
8 1 (3.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) C#
2 18 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 18 (60.00%) SQL
2 18 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) ISEB
1 10 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 6 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (13.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) VMware
2 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (23.33%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) SAP
4 1 (3.33%) IBM
4 1 (3.33%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) EMC
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