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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 5 9 12
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing SOA 32 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 17.88% 13.95% 9.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 19.88% 15.79% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 19 9
Average daily rate £588 £575 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.17% +21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £500 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £621 £638 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £460 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.39 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%
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
161 152 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 89.94% 88.37% 78.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 124 64
Average daily rate £438 £475 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 2 4
Average hourly rate £50.68 £22.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.24% +55.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 36 (69.23%) .NET
2 33 (63.46%) C#
2 33 (63.46%) Software Engineering
3 31 (59.62%) Microsoft
4 24 (46.15%) SOAP
4 24 (46.15%) REST
5 23 (44.23%) Low Latency
6 21 (40.38%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (40.38%) Reverse Engineering
7 20 (38.46%) Microservices
8 18 (34.62%) Hybrid Cloud
8 18 (34.62%) WCF
8 18 (34.62%) SQL
9 15 (28.85%) E-Commerce
10 14 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (25.00%) MS Excel
12 12 (23.08%) ASP.NET
12 12 (23.08%) Data Modelling
12 12 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
12 12 (23.08%) Data Transformation
13 11 (21.15%) MSMQ
14 10 (19.23%) Middleware
14 10 (19.23%) Multithreading
14 10 (19.23%) Software Architecture
15 9 (17.31%) Confluence
15 9 (17.31%) Unit Testing
15 9 (17.31%) Atlassian
15 9 (17.31%) JIRA
15 9 (17.31%) TDD
15 9 (17.31%) Red Hat

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 9 (17.31%) Confluence
2 7 (13.46%) JBoss
3 6 (11.54%) Mule
4 5 (9.62%) Apache ServiceMix
5 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (3.85%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.92%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (17.31%) JIRA
General
1 3 (5.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (73.08%) Architect
2 22 (42.31%) Technical Architect
3 10 (19.23%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (17.31%) E-Commerce Architect
4 9 (17.31%) Software Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Integration Architect
6 5 (9.62%) Developer
6 5 (9.62%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
6 5 (9.62%) Enterprise Architect
6 5 (9.62%) Messaging Architect
7 4 (7.69%) Data Architect
7 4 (7.69%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.77%) .NET Architect
8 3 (5.77%) .NET Technical Architect
8 3 (5.77%) Designer
8 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Data Architect
8 3 (5.77%) Middleware Architect
8 3 (5.77%) Senior Designer
8 3 (5.77%) Sitecore Architect
9 2 (3.85%) Digital Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (69.23%) .NET
2 24 (46.15%) REST
2 24 (46.15%) SOAP
3 18 (34.62%) WCF
4 12 (23.08%) ASP.NET
5 11 (21.15%) MSMQ
6 10 (19.23%) Middleware
7 5 (9.62%) Apache Camel
7 5 (9.62%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (5.77%) .NET Framework
8 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (3.85%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (40.38%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (34.62%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.77%) N-Tier
3 3 (5.77%) User Experience
4 2 (3.85%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (63.46%) Software Engineering
2 23 (44.23%) Low Latency
3 21 (40.38%) Reverse Engineering
4 20 (38.46%) Microservices
5 15 (28.85%) E-Commerce
6 14 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (23.08%) Data Modelling
7 12 (23.08%) Data Transformation
7 12 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (19.23%) Multithreading
8 10 (19.23%) Software Architecture
9 9 (17.31%) TDD
9 9 (17.31%) Unit Testing
10 8 (15.38%) AOP
11 6 (11.54%) API Design
11 6 (11.54%) Technical Architecture
12 5 (9.62%) Open Source
13 4 (7.69%) User Stories
14 3 (5.77%) Load Testing
14 3 (5.77%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 33 (63.46%) C#
2 18 (34.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) HND
Vendors
1 31 (59.62%) Microsoft
2 9 (17.31%) Atlassian
2 9 (17.31%) Red Hat
3 5 (9.62%) WSO2
4 3 (5.77%) Sitecore
4 3 (5.77%) TIBCO
5 2 (3.85%) Apigee
5 2 (3.85%) IBM
5 2 (3.85%) Mashery