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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 19 21 30
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing SOA 7 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 4.35% 3.21% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.04% 3.68% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Median daily rate £588 £538 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.30% -6.52%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.88% +10.00%
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
139 136 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 86.34% 87.18% 85.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 101 121
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Median hourly rate £50.78 £45.43 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.77% +278.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 26 July 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 17 (60.71%) C#
1 17 (60.71%) SOAP
1 17 (60.71%) REST
2 16 (57.14%) E-Commerce
2 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 15 (53.57%) .NET
3 15 (53.57%) Software Engineering
4 14 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 14 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (50.00%) Microservices
5 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (32.14%) WCF
6 9 (32.14%) Low Latency
7 8 (28.57%) Middleware
7 8 (28.57%) Data Modelling
8 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 7 (25.00%) TDD
8 7 (25.00%) User Stories
8 7 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
10 5 (17.86%) AOP
10 5 (17.86%) API Design
11 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
11 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
11 4 (14.29%) TIBCO
11 4 (14.29%) BusinessWorks
11 4 (14.29%) EAI
12 3 (10.71%) JBoss
12 3 (10.71%) Confluence

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 3 (10.71%) Confluence
1 3 (10.71%) JBoss
2 2 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.57%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (3.57%) Mule
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (3.57%) Unit4 Business World
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) JIRA
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
1 2 (7.14%) General Ledger
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Architect
2 13 (46.43%) Developer
3 8 (28.57%) Technical Architect
4 7 (25.00%) Designer
4 7 (25.00%) Senior Developer
5 6 (21.43%) Senior Designer
5 6 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (14.29%) .NET Designer
6 4 (14.29%) .NET Developer
6 4 (14.29%) Middleware Architect
6 4 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (10.71%) Integration Architect
7 3 (10.71%) Integration Developer
7 3 (10.71%) Messaging Developer
7 3 (10.71%) SOA Designer
7 3 (10.71%) SOA Developer
7 3 (10.71%) TIBCO Developer
8 2 (7.14%) C# Architect
8 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
8 2 (7.14%) Messaging Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (60.71%) REST
1 17 (60.71%) SOAP
2 15 (53.57%) .NET
3 9 (32.14%) WCF
4 8 (28.57%) Middleware
5 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 2 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (7.14%) MSMQ
8 1 (3.57%) Apache Camel
8 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) E-Commerce
2 15 (53.57%) Software Engineering
3 14 (50.00%) Microservices
3 14 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (32.14%) Low Latency
6 8 (28.57%) Data Modelling
7 7 (25.00%) TDD
7 7 (25.00%) User Stories
8 5 (17.86%) AOP
8 5 (17.86%) API Design
9 4 (14.29%) EAI
9 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (10.71%) Data Transformation
10 3 (10.71%) Logical Data Model
11 2 (7.14%) High Availability
11 2 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
12 1 (3.57%) Migration
12 1 (3.57%) Open Source
12 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 17 (60.71%) C#
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
3 4 (14.29%) TIBCO
4 3 (10.71%) Atlassian
5 2 (7.14%) IBM
6 1 (3.57%) Apigee
6 1 (3.57%) Mashery
6 1 (3.57%) MuleSoft
6 1 (3.57%) Sitecore
6 1 (3.57%) WSO2