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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 8 9 27
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +18
Contract jobs citing SOA 21 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 12.00% 11.25% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.73% 12.24% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 2
Average daily rate £600 £638 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +18.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £508
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £660 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £438 £410
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.00 £38.43 £49.25
% change year-on-year
+27.52% -21.97%
SOA
Bedfordshire

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
153 147 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 87.43% 91.88% 92.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 111 123
Average daily rate £500 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £675 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 6
Average hourly rate £50.78 £27.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.65% -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 2016, 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 32 (58.18%) C#
1 32 (58.18%) .NET
2 31 (56.36%) Software Engineering
3 26 (47.27%) E-Commerce
3 26 (47.27%) Microsoft
4 24 (43.64%) SOAP
4 24 (43.64%) REST
5 23 (41.82%) Microservices
6 21 (38.18%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (38.18%) Reverse Engineering
6 21 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (29.09%) Low Latency
8 15 (27.27%) Middleware
9 14 (25.45%) Data Modelling
9 14 (25.45%) MS Excel
10 13 (23.64%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (21.82%) SQL
12 11 (20.00%) Red Hat
12 11 (20.00%) TDD
12 11 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
12 11 (20.00%) WCF
13 10 (18.18%) ASP.NET
13 10 (18.18%) Software Architecture
13 10 (18.18%) Multithreading
14 9 (16.36%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (16.36%) Unit Testing
14 9 (16.36%) AOP
15 8 (14.55%) JBoss
15 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
15 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 8 (14.55%) JBoss
2 5 (9.09%) Confluence
3 3 (5.45%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (5.45%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.64%) Mule
5 1 (1.82%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (25.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.82%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 4 (7.27%) Retail
2 2 (3.64%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 35 (63.64%) Architect
2 16 (29.09%) Technical Architect
3 13 (23.64%) Developer
4 11 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (16.36%) Software Engineer
6 8 (14.55%) E-Commerce Architect
7 7 (12.73%) Designer
7 7 (12.73%) Senior Developer
8 6 (10.91%) Integration Architect
8 6 (10.91%) Middleware Architect
8 6 (10.91%) Senior Designer
9 5 (9.09%) .NET Developer
10 4 (7.27%) .NET Designer
10 4 (7.27%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
10 4 (7.27%) Senior .NET Developer
11 3 (5.45%) Integration Developer
11 3 (5.45%) Messaging Developer
11 3 (5.45%) Sitecore Architect
11 3 (5.45%) SOA Designer
11 3 (5.45%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (58.18%) .NET
2 24 (43.64%) REST
2 24 (43.64%) SOAP
3 15 (27.27%) Middleware
4 11 (20.00%) WCF
5 10 (18.18%) ASP.NET
6 9 (16.36%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (9.09%) .NET Framework
8 3 (5.45%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (5.45%) MSMQ
9 1 (1.82%) Apache Camel
9 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (38.18%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (23.64%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.64%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.82%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (56.36%) Software Engineering
2 26 (47.27%) E-Commerce
3 23 (41.82%) Microservices
4 21 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (38.18%) Reverse Engineering
5 16 (29.09%) Low Latency
6 14 (25.45%) Data Modelling
7 11 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 11 (20.00%) TDD
8 10 (18.18%) Multithreading
8 10 (18.18%) Software Architecture
9 9 (16.36%) AOP
9 9 (16.36%) Unit Testing
10 8 (14.55%) API Design
11 7 (12.73%) User Stories
12 6 (10.91%) Data Transformation
12 6 (10.91%) Technical Architecture
13 4 (7.27%) High Availability
13 4 (7.27%) Logical Data Model
14 3 (5.45%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 32 (58.18%) C#
2 12 (21.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
1 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) HND
Vendors
1 26 (47.27%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (10.91%) TIBCO
4 5 (9.09%) Atlassian
5 3 (5.45%) IBM
5 3 (5.45%) Sitecore
6 2 (3.64%) Apigee
6 2 (3.64%) Mashery
7 1 (1.82%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.82%) WSO2