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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 9 22 21
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -1
Contract jobs citing SOA 27 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 12.86% 4.07% 3.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.27% 5.15% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
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£450 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £398 £410
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -3.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+61.01% -18.05%
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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
166 136 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 79.05% 79.07% 71.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 67 33
Average daily rate £355 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £10.50 £11.90 £15.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -25.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 20 (71.43%) C#
1 20 (71.43%) .NET
1 20 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 17 (60.71%) Oracle
3 13 (46.43%) Finance
4 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
4 11 (39.29%) ASP.NET
5 10 (35.71%) WCF
6 9 (32.14%) Web Services
7 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (28.57%) Waterfall
8 7 (25.00%) XML
9 6 (21.43%) CSS
9 6 (21.43%) SQL
9 6 (21.43%) Coaching
10 5 (17.86%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (17.86%) Mentoring
10 5 (17.86%) HTML
10 5 (17.86%) XHTML
10 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
10 5 (17.86%) Linux
10 5 (17.86%) Zachman Framework
10 5 (17.86%) TOGAF
10 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
10 5 (17.86%) MVC
10 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (14.29%) MS Office
11 4 (14.29%) MS Visio
11 4 (14.29%) ISEB
11 4 (14.29%) PL/SQL

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 2 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.57%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 4 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) VPN
1 1 (3.57%) SAN
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) DB2
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (46.43%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Architect
2 14 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (28.57%) Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Web Developer
4 5 (17.86%) .NET Developer
4 5 (17.86%) C# Developer
4 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (17.86%) .NET Web Developer
4 5 (17.86%) C# Web Developer
4 5 (17.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (17.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Test Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (71.43%) .NET
2 11 (39.29%) ASP.NET
3 10 (35.71%) WCF
4 9 (32.14%) Web Services
5 7 (25.00%) XML
6 6 (21.43%) CSS
7 5 (17.86%) XHTML
7 5 (17.86%) HTML
8 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
9 3 (10.71%) J2EE
10 1 (3.57%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Mobile App
1 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.57%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.57%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Linux
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle Linux
2 3 (10.71%) Android
2 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (28.57%) Waterfall
2 6 (21.43%) Coaching
3 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (17.86%) Mentoring
3 5 (17.86%) Zachman Framework
3 5 (17.86%) TOGAF
3 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
3 5 (17.86%) MVC
4 3 (10.71%) Validation
5 1 (3.57%) Migration
5 1 (3.57%) Data Management
5 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.57%) ETL
5 1 (3.57%) Change Management
5 1 (3.57%) Data Security
5 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.57%) Data Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (71.43%) C#
2 6 (21.43%) SQL
3 4 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 3 (10.71%) Java
5 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.57%) COBOL
5 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Oracle
2 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Perforce
3 1 (3.57%) IBM