The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Bradford 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 19 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing SOA 6 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 4.14% 9.49% 9.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.94% 13.16% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Average daily rate £425 £484 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.23% +29.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +4.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bradford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
101 114 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 69.66% 72.15% 73.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 52 30
Average daily rate £350 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Average hourly rate £50.00 £12.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+300.00% -61.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
SOA
West Yorkshire

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 18 April 2014, 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 10 (43.48%) .NET
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (39.13%) Web Services
3 8 (34.78%) WebLogic
3 8 (34.78%) WCF
4 7 (30.43%) Unit Testing
4 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
4 7 (30.43%) C#
5 6 (26.09%) AIX
5 6 (26.09%) Linux
5 6 (26.09%) Middleware
5 6 (26.09%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (21.74%) MVC
6 5 (21.74%) HP
6 5 (21.74%) ITIL
6 5 (21.74%) UNIX
6 5 (21.74%) Windows
6 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
7 4 (17.39%) Java
7 4 (17.39%) XML
7 4 (17.39%) JDBC
7 4 (17.39%) JMS
7 4 (17.39%) BPEL
7 4 (17.39%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (17.39%) Clustering
7 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
7 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 10 (43.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (34.78%) WebLogic
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (13.04%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (8.70%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Administrator
3 7 (30.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 7 (30.43%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (30.43%) .NET Developer
3 7 (30.43%) C# Developer
3 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (21.74%) .NET Web Developer
4 5 (21.74%) C# Web Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Web Developer
5 3 (13.04%) BizTalk Administrator
5 3 (13.04%) BizTalk Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) SOA Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) .NET
2 9 (39.13%) Web Services
3 8 (34.78%) WCF
4 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
5 6 (26.09%) Middleware
5 6 (26.09%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (17.39%) XML
6 4 (17.39%) JDBC
6 4 (17.39%) JMS
7 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (8.70%) HTML
8 2 (8.70%) CSS
9 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (4.35%) jQuery
9 1 (4.35%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) AIX
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) UNIX
2 5 (21.74%) Windows
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (8.70%) HPUX
4 2 (8.70%) Android
4 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Unit Testing
2 5 (21.74%) MVC
2 5 (21.74%) ITIL
3 4 (17.39%) BPEL
3 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (17.39%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Test Management
5 1 (4.35%) Workflow
5 1 (4.35%) Web Development
5 1 (4.35%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) C#
2 4 (17.39%) Java
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle
2 5 (21.74%) HP
3 2 (8.70%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) Siebel