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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 7 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs citing SOA 22 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 12.87% 5.26% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.10% 5.84% -
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 0
Average daily rate
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£581 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-10.93% +17.64%
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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
156 154 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 91.23% 90.06% 74.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 117 40
Average daily rate £500 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £500 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 0
Average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 44 (91.67%) E-Commerce
2 31 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (50.00%) .NET
4 20 (41.67%) C#
5 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 16 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (22.92%) MS Excel
7 10 (20.83%) Sitecore
8 9 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (18.75%) ASP.NET
8 9 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
8 9 (18.75%) MVC
9 8 (16.67%) WCF
9 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 8 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
9 8 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (16.67%) jQuery
9 8 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (14.58%) CMS
11 6 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (10.42%) Product Management
12 5 (10.42%) TIBCO
12 5 (10.42%) Retail
13 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
13 4 (8.33%) Marketing
13 4 (8.33%) Scrum
13 4 (8.33%) ETL

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (14.58%) CMS
2 6 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (6.25%) Mule
4 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.08%) Confluence
5 1 (2.08%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 11 (22.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) JIRA
1 1 (2.08%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (10.42%) Retail
2 4 (8.33%) Marketing
3 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.17%) Electronics
4 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 40 (83.33%) Architect
2 33 (68.75%) Solutions Architect
3 15 (31.25%) Web Architect
4 6 (12.50%) Integration Architect
5 5 (10.42%) Senior Architect
5 5 (10.42%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.33%) Integration Project Manager
6 4 (8.33%) Project Manager
6 4 (8.33%) Integration Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Data Integration Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Data Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Digital Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.08%) Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Technical Architect
9 1 (2.08%) Web Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Senior Software Engineer
9 1 (2.08%) Senior Web Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (50.00%) .NET
2 9 (18.75%) ASP.NET
2 9 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
3 8 (16.67%) WCF
3 8 (16.67%) jQuery
4 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (8.33%) REST
6 3 (6.25%) XML
7 2 (4.17%) JSON
7 2 (4.17%) SOAP
7 2 (4.17%) Web Services
8 1 (2.08%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Data Integration
1 3 (6.25%) Open Source
2 2 (4.17%) DTV
3 1 (2.08%) Tandem
3 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (91.67%) E-Commerce
2 31 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.75%) MVC
3 9 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
4 6 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (10.42%) Product Management
6 4 (8.33%) Scrum
6 4 (8.33%) Project Management
6 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 4 (8.33%) EAI
6 4 (8.33%) ETL
6 4 (8.33%) CRM
7 3 (6.25%) Mobile Commerce
7 3 (6.25%) Data Modelling
7 3 (6.25%) Logical Data Model
8 2 (4.17%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 2 (4.17%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (4.17%) Project Planning
8 2 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 20 (41.67%) C#
2 1 (2.08%) C++
2 1 (2.08%) PHP
2 1 (2.08%) Python
2 1 (2.08%) Ruby
2 1 (2.08%) Golang
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.83%) Sitecore
3 5 (10.42%) TIBCO
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle
5 3 (6.25%) KANA
5 3 (6.25%) hybris
5 3 (6.25%) WSO2
6 2 (4.17%) webMethods
6 2 (4.17%) SAP
6 2 (4.17%) Informatica
7 1 (2.08%) IBM
7 1 (2.08%) Atlassian