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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 26 20 30
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Contract jobs citing SOA 10 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 4.33% 5.43% 4.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.68% 7.63% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Average daily rate
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£425 £406 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £381 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £431 £458
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 £47.50 £34.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+37.68% +0.72%
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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
176 131 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 76.19% 71.20% 75.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 66 85
Average daily rate £400 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 9
Average hourly rate £25.00 £97.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.42% +401.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £20.50 £15.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £175.00 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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 22 (66.67%) C#
1 22 (66.67%) .NET
2 21 (63.64%) SQL Server
3 20 (60.61%) Oracle
4 16 (48.48%) Finance
5 13 (39.39%) ASP.NET
6 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
6 10 (30.30%) WCF
7 9 (27.27%) Web Services
7 9 (27.27%) SQL
8 8 (24.24%) XML
8 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (24.24%) Waterfall
9 7 (21.21%) CSS
10 6 (18.18%) QA
11 5 (15.15%) Mentoring
11 5 (15.15%) Coaching
11 5 (15.15%) ISEB
11 5 (15.15%) Linux
11 5 (15.15%) XHTML
11 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
11 5 (15.15%) HTML
11 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
11 5 (15.15%) Zachman Framework
11 5 (15.15%) TOGAF
11 5 (15.15%) MVC
11 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (12.12%) MS Office
12 4 (12.12%) .NET Framework
12 4 (12.12%) Java

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.03%) CMS
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.12%) MS Visio
2 4 (12.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (3.03%) DB2
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
General
1 16 (48.48%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Architect
1 14 (42.42%) Solutions Architect
2 11 (33.33%) Developer
3 8 (24.24%) Analyst
4 7 (21.21%) Test Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Web Developer
5 5 (15.15%) .NET Developer
5 5 (15.15%) C# Developer
5 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (15.15%) .NET Web Developer
5 5 (15.15%) C# Web Developer
5 5 (15.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (15.15%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Java Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Lead Developer
8 1 (3.03%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (66.67%) .NET
2 13 (39.39%) ASP.NET
3 10 (30.30%) WCF
4 9 (27.27%) Web Services
5 8 (24.24%) XML
6 7 (21.21%) CSS
7 5 (15.15%) XHTML
7 5 (15.15%) HTML
8 4 (12.12%) .NET Framework
9 3 (9.09%) J2EE
10 2 (6.06%) Middleware
10 2 (6.06%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (3.03%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Linux
2 4 (12.12%) Android
3 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.03%) UNIX
4 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (24.24%) Waterfall
2 5 (15.15%) Mentoring
2 5 (15.15%) Coaching
2 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (15.15%) Zachman Framework
2 5 (15.15%) TOGAF
2 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
2 5 (15.15%) MVC
3 3 (9.09%) Validation
4 2 (6.06%) Data Mapping
5 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.03%) Regression Testing
5 1 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (66.67%) C#
2 9 (27.27%) SQL
3 4 (12.12%) PL/SQL
3 4 (12.12%) Java
4 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.03%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) ISEB
2 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Oracle
2 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Apple
3 1 (3.03%) Perforce
3 1 (3.03%) IBM