The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 17 35 13
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -22
Contract jobs citing SOA 8 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 5.03% 1.38% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.30% 1.50% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
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£575 £563 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £433 £377
% change year-on-year
+4.04% +14.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.25 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +22.88%
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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 Luton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
127 200 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 79.87% 92.17% 75.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 157 32
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £545 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 8
Average hourly rate £30.00 £12.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £24.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Luton

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 14 (82.35%) .NET
2 13 (76.47%) C#
3 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
3 11 (64.71%) WCF
4 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
4 7 (41.18%) Reverse Engineering
4 7 (41.18%) REST
4 7 (41.18%) SOAP
4 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
4 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
4 7 (41.18%) Low Latency
4 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (41.18%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (35.29%) SQL
5 6 (35.29%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (29.41%) AOP
6 5 (29.41%) Mule
6 5 (29.41%) Data Modelling
6 5 (29.41%) MVC
6 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (29.41%) TDD
6 5 (29.41%) Microservices
7 4 (23.53%) MSMQ
7 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
7 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
7 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (23.53%) jQuery
8 3 (17.65%) SaaS
8 3 (17.65%) PaaS
8 3 (17.65%) Sitecore

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 5 (29.41%) Mule
2 2 (11.76%) Confluence
2 2 (11.76%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (17.65%) SaaS
1 3 (17.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Telnet
1 2 (11.76%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Architect
2 8 (47.06%) Technical Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Head of IT
4 2 (11.76%) Designer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Designer
5 1 (5.88%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (82.35%) .NET
2 11 (64.71%) WCF
3 7 (41.18%) SOAP
3 7 (41.18%) REST
4 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
4 4 (23.53%) jQuery
4 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (23.53%) MSMQ
5 3 (17.65%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (11.76%) Apache Camel
6 2 (11.76%) Web Services
6 2 (11.76%) XML
7 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
7 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (41.18%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (11.76%) FMCG
3 1 (5.88%) Social Media
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
3 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
1 7 (41.18%) Reverse Engineering
1 7 (41.18%) Low Latency
2 6 (35.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (29.41%) Data Modelling
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) TDD
3 5 (29.41%) MVC
3 5 (29.41%) Microservices
3 5 (29.41%) AOP
4 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
5 3 (17.65%) ERP
5 3 (17.65%) CRM
5 3 (17.65%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
6 2 (11.76%) Open Source
6 2 (11.76%) Data Transformation
6 2 (11.76%) Change Management
7 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) C#
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) C++
3 2 (11.76%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) TIBCO
2 3 (17.65%) Sitecore
3 2 (11.76%) WSO2
3 2 (11.76%) Atlassian
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix