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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 18 29 9
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -20
Contract jobs citing SOA 8 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 5.44% 0.54% 11.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.35% 0.67% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 7
Average daily rate
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£575 £575 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +58.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £575 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £575 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £399
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £40.50 £29.92
% change year-on-year
+0.24% +35.36%
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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
126 149 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 85.71% 80.98% 80.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 105 39
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £12.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+233.33% -17.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 2 July 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 21 (70.00%) E-Commerce
2 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (50.00%) .NET
4 13 (43.33%) C#
5 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
5 11 (36.67%) WCF
6 9 (30.00%) jQuery
6 9 (30.00%) MVC
6 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
7 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
7 8 (26.67%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (26.67%) KnockoutJS
8 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (23.33%) TIBCO
9 6 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (20.00%) API Design
10 5 (16.67%) CRM
11 4 (13.33%) Oracle
11 4 (13.33%) Scrum
11 4 (13.33%) Mule
12 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
12 3 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
12 3 (10.00%) Migration
12 3 (10.00%) XML
12 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
12 3 (10.00%) ERP
12 3 (10.00%) EAI
12 3 (10.00%) Data Modelling

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (13.33%) Mule
2 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.33%) Confluence
3 1 (3.33%) NServiceBus
3 1 (3.33%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.00%) SaaS
2 3 (10.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Telnet
1 2 (6.67%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
1 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.33%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Architect
2 15 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (20.00%) Web Architect
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Integration Architect
6 3 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 3 (10.00%) Integration Manager
6 3 (10.00%) Integration Project Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Head of IT
7 2 (6.67%) Designer
7 2 (6.67%) Technical Architect
8 1 (3.33%) Data Architect
8 1 (3.33%) C++ Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Software Designer
8 1 (3.33%) Data Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (50.00%) .NET
2 11 (36.67%) WCF
3 9 (30.00%) jQuery
4 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
4 8 (26.67%) KnockoutJS
5 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (10.00%) XML
6 3 (10.00%) SOAP
6 3 (10.00%) REST
7 2 (6.67%) Web Services
8 1 (3.33%) HTML
8 1 (3.33%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (6.67%) FMCG
3 1 (3.33%) Social Media
3 1 (3.33%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) E-Commerce
2 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (30.00%) MVC
4 6 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (20.00%) API Design
5 5 (16.67%) CRM
6 4 (13.33%) Scrum
7 3 (10.00%) Migration
7 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (10.00%) ERP
7 3 (10.00%) EAI
7 3 (10.00%) Data Modelling
7 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (10.00%) Project Management
7 3 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
8 2 (6.67%) Product Management
8 2 (6.67%) Open Source
8 2 (6.67%) Project Planning
8 2 (6.67%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) C#
2 3 (10.00%) C++
2 3 (10.00%) SQL
3 2 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) TIBCO
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle
4 3 (10.00%) Sitecore
5 2 (6.67%) WSO2
5 2 (6.67%) webMethods
5 2 (6.67%) Citrix
5 2 (6.67%) Informatica
6 1 (3.33%) IBM
6 1 (3.33%) Atlassian