The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 8 18 27
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +9
Contract jobs citing SOA 17 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 10.83% 5.84% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.32% 6.43% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 1
Median daily rate £594 £613 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.06% +6.52%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £49.25
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -26.39%
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
138 140 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 87.90% 90.91% 84.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 107 98
Median daily rate £450 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £299 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £638 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 4
Median hourly rate £50.78 £32.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.24% -13.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Luton region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Luton region with a requirement for SOA.

1 29 (60.42%) C#
2 28 (58.33%) .NET
2 28 (58.33%) E-Commerce
3 26 (54.17%) Software Engineering
4 24 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 22 (45.83%) SOAP
5 22 (45.83%) REST
6 21 (43.75%) Microservices
6 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (37.50%) Reverse Engineering
8 14 (29.17%) Low Latency
9 13 (27.08%) Middleware
10 12 (25.00%) Data Modelling
11 11 (22.92%) MS Excel
11 11 (22.92%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (22.92%) WCF
12 10 (20.83%) Red Hat
13 9 (18.75%) SQL
13 9 (18.75%) TDD
13 9 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
13 9 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web API
14 8 (16.67%) API Design
14 8 (16.67%) JBoss
15 7 (14.58%) Technical Architecture
15 7 (14.58%) Multithreading
15 7 (14.58%) AOP
15 7 (14.58%) User Stories
15 7 (14.58%) Software Architecture
16 6 (12.50%) Unit Testing

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (16.67%) JBoss
2 5 (10.42%) Confluence
3 2 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.17%) Mule
3 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.08%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 11 (22.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.08%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) JIRA
General
1 4 (8.33%) Retail
2 2 (4.17%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 30 (62.50%) Architect
2 14 (29.17%) Developer
2 14 (29.17%) Technical Architect
3 11 (22.92%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (16.67%) E-Commerce Architect
5 7 (14.58%) Designer
5 7 (14.58%) Senior Developer
6 6 (12.50%) Middleware Architect
6 6 (12.50%) Senior Designer
6 6 (12.50%) Software Engineer
7 5 (10.42%) .NET Developer
8 4 (8.33%) .NET Designer
8 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
8 4 (8.33%) Integration Architect
8 4 (8.33%) Messaging Architect
8 4 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Integration Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Messaging Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Sitecore Architect
9 3 (6.25%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (58.33%) .NET
2 22 (45.83%) REST
2 22 (45.83%) SOAP
3 13 (27.08%) Middleware
4 11 (22.92%) WCF
5 9 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 5 (10.42%) .NET Framework
8 2 (4.17%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (4.17%) MSMQ
9 1 (2.08%) Apache Camel
9 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (22.92%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.17%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (58.33%) E-Commerce
2 26 (54.17%) Software Engineering
3 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (43.75%) Microservices
4 18 (37.50%) Reverse Engineering
5 14 (29.17%) Low Latency
6 12 (25.00%) Data Modelling
7 9 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (18.75%) TDD
8 8 (16.67%) API Design
9 7 (14.58%) AOP
9 7 (14.58%) Multithreading
9 7 (14.58%) Software Architecture
9 7 (14.58%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (14.58%) User Stories
10 6 (12.50%) Data Transformation
10 6 (12.50%) Unit Testing
11 4 (8.33%) EAI
11 4 (8.33%) High Availability
11 4 (8.33%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 29 (60.42%) C#
2 9 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
1 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) HND
Vendors
1 24 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.83%) Red Hat
3 5 (10.42%) Atlassian
3 5 (10.42%) TIBCO
4 3 (6.25%) Sitecore
5 2 (4.17%) Apigee
5 2 (4.17%) IBM
5 2 (4.17%) Mashery
6 1 (2.08%) MuleSoft
6 1 (2.08%) WSO2