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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 8 28 11
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Contract jobs citing SOA 19 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 11.38% 1.49% 5.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.26% 1.65% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 3
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£613 £488 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.64% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £46.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-21.19% +35.29%
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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
155 182 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 92.81% 90.10% 72.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 127 41
Average daily rate £513 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Luton region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 32 (82.05%) E-Commerce
2 27 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (38.46%) .NET
4 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
5 13 (33.33%) C#
6 10 (25.64%) MVC
7 9 (23.08%) ASP.NET
7 9 (23.08%) WCF
7 9 (23.08%) jQuery
7 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (20.51%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (20.51%) KnockoutJS
8 8 (20.51%) Technical Architecture
8 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
9 7 (17.95%) Sitecore
9 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (12.82%) Scrum
11 5 (12.82%) Retail
11 5 (12.82%) CRM
11 5 (12.82%) TIBCO
11 5 (12.82%) Product Management
12 4 (10.26%) REST
12 4 (10.26%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (10.26%) ETL
12 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
12 4 (10.26%) Project Management
12 4 (10.26%) EAI
12 4 (10.26%) Oracle

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (10.26%) Sitecore CMS
1 4 (10.26%) CMS
2 3 (7.69%) Mule
3 2 (5.13%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.56%) Confluence
4 1 (2.56%) NServiceBus
4 1 (2.56%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (20.51%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.13%) SaaS
3 2 (5.13%) PaaS
4 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.56%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) JIRA
1 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.56%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (12.82%) Retail
2 3 (7.69%) Marketing
2 3 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.13%) Electronics
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (79.49%) Architect
2 26 (66.67%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (23.08%) Web Architect
4 6 (15.38%) Integration Architect
5 5 (12.82%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 5 (12.82%) Senior Architect
6 4 (10.26%) Integration Project Manager
6 4 (10.26%) Integration Manager
6 4 (10.26%) Project Manager
7 3 (7.69%) Data Integration Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Data Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Digital Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Head of IT
9 1 (2.56%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (38.46%) .NET
2 9 (23.08%) ASP.NET
2 9 (23.08%) WCF
2 9 (23.08%) jQuery
2 9 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (20.51%) KnockoutJS
4 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (10.26%) REST
6 3 (7.69%) XML
7 2 (5.13%) JSON
7 2 (5.13%) SOAP
7 2 (5.13%) Web Services
8 1 (2.56%) Apache Camel
8 1 (2.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Data Integration
1 3 (7.69%) Open Source
2 2 (5.13%) FMCG
2 2 (5.13%) DTV
3 1 (2.56%) Tandem
3 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (82.05%) E-Commerce
2 27 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (25.64%) MVC
4 8 (20.51%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (12.82%) Product Management
6 5 (12.82%) CRM
6 5 (12.82%) Scrum
7 4 (10.26%) Project Management
7 4 (10.26%) EAI
7 4 (10.26%) ETL
8 3 (7.69%) Data Modelling
8 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
8 3 (7.69%) Migration
8 3 (7.69%) Logical Data Model
8 3 (7.69%) Software Engineering
9 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
9 2 (5.13%) Project Planning
9 2 (5.13%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (5.13%) Event-Driven Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (2.56%) C++
2 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.56%) PHP
2 1 (2.56%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) Python
2 1 (2.56%) Ruby
2 1 (2.56%) Golang
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.95%) Sitecore
3 5 (12.82%) TIBCO
4 4 (10.26%) Oracle
5 3 (7.69%) KANA
5 3 (7.69%) hybris
5 3 (7.69%) WSO2
6 2 (5.13%) webMethods
6 2 (5.13%) SAP
6 2 (5.13%) Informatica
7 1 (2.56%) IBM
7 1 (2.56%) Atlassian