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 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 24 11 25
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +14
Contract jobs citing SOA 11 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 5.07% 10.99% 5.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.67% 15.75% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 7
Average daily rate
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£370 £431 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.20% +3.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £390 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £455 £455
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%
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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
165 127 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 76.04% 69.78% 74.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 66 97
Average daily rate £410 £318 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.13% +15.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 9
Average hourly rate £18.38 £175.00 £77.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.50% +126.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.73 £175.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £175.00 £190.00
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 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
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 30 January 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 (75.00%) C#
1 24 (75.00%) .NET
1 24 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (56.25%) Finance
3 17 (53.13%) Oracle
4 15 (46.88%) ASP.NET
5 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (31.25%) XML
5 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 9 (28.13%) CSS
6 9 (28.13%) SQL
6 9 (28.13%) WCF
6 9 (28.13%) Waterfall
7 8 (25.00%) Web Services
8 6 (18.75%) T-SQL
8 6 (18.75%) QA
8 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (15.63%) Coaching
9 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
9 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
9 5 (15.63%) ISEB
9 5 (15.63%) Linux
9 5 (15.63%) Zachman Framework
9 5 (15.63%) TOGAF
9 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (12.50%) MVC
10 4 (12.50%) XHTML
10 4 (12.50%) MS Visio
10 4 (12.50%) HTML
10 4 (12.50%) MS Office

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.13%) SAP EP
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 4 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP BPC
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (3.13%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (3.13%) SAP BW
6 1 (3.13%) DB2
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
1 1 (3.13%) LoadUI
1 1 (3.13%) Calabash
1 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (56.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Architect
1 14 (43.75%) Solutions Architect
2 9 (28.13%) Analyst
2 9 (28.13%) Test Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) Developer
4 4 (12.50%) C# Web Developer
4 4 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 4 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 4 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (12.50%) .NET Web Developer
4 4 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (3.13%) SAP Basis Administrator
5 1 (3.13%) Web Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Lead Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Administrator
5 1 (3.13%) Tester
5 1 (3.13%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (75.00%) .NET
2 15 (46.88%) ASP.NET
3 10 (31.25%) XML
4 9 (28.13%) CSS
4 9 (28.13%) WCF
5 8 (25.00%) Web Services
6 4 (12.50%) XHTML
6 4 (12.50%) HTML
6 4 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 2 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (6.25%) Middleware
8 1 (3.13%) Oracle ADF
8 1 (3.13%) SAP Basis
8 1 (3.13%) SAP ALE
8 1 (3.13%) WSDL
8 1 (3.13%) RESTful
8 1 (3.13%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.13%) Clustering
2 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) Android
2 2 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) UNIX
3 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (28.13%) Waterfall
3 5 (15.63%) Coaching
3 5 (15.63%) Zachman Framework
3 5 (15.63%) TOGAF
3 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (12.50%) MVC
4 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Data Mapping
5 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.25%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Workflow
6 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (75.00%) C#
2 9 (28.13%) SQL
3 6 (18.75%) T-SQL
4 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.13%) Java
5 1 (3.13%) COBOL
5 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) ISEB
2 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) Oracle
2 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (3.13%) Perforce
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) EMC
4 1 (3.13%) Apple
4 1 (3.13%) SAP