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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 5 12 17
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +5
Contract jobs citing SOA 27 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 16.56% 6.67% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.24% 8.00% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 1
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£575 £475 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% +46.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +13.97%
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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
148 125 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 90.80% 83.33% 74.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 94 39
Average daily rate £500 £425 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £12.52 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 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 48 (90.57%) E-Commerce
2 36 (67.92%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (39.62%) .NET
4 17 (32.08%) C#
5 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
5 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (20.75%) MS Excel
7 10 (18.87%) Technical Architecture
8 9 (16.98%) Sitecore
8 9 (16.98%) CMS
9 8 (15.09%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (13.21%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (11.32%) MVC
11 6 (11.32%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (11.32%) CRM
11 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET
12 5 (9.43%) TIBCO
12 5 (9.43%) Data Modelling
12 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
12 5 (9.43%) Retail
12 5 (9.43%) KnockoutJS
12 5 (9.43%) Product Management
12 5 (9.43%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (9.43%) WCF
12 5 (9.43%) jQuery
12 5 (9.43%) Logical Data Model
13 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET Web API
13 4 (7.55%) REST

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 9 (16.98%) CMS
2 7 (13.21%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (5.66%) Mule
4 2 (3.77%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.89%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (1.89%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (20.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (15.09%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (9.43%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.89%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (1.89%) JIRA
General
1 5 (9.43%) Retail
2 4 (7.55%) Marketing
3 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.77%) Electronics
4 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.77%) Finance
5 1 (1.89%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 44 (83.02%) Architect
2 37 (69.81%) Solutions Architect
3 17 (32.08%) Web Architect
4 6 (11.32%) Integration Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Integration Project Manager
5 4 (7.55%) Integration Manager
5 4 (7.55%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Data Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Data Integration Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Digital Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Software Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) Developer
8 1 (1.89%) Technical Architect
8 1 (1.89%) Web Developer
8 1 (1.89%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) Senior Web Developer
8 1 (1.89%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (39.62%) .NET
2 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET
3 5 (9.43%) KnockoutJS
3 5 (9.43%) WCF
3 5 (9.43%) jQuery
4 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (7.55%) REST
4 4 (7.55%) Web Services
5 3 (5.66%) XML
6 2 (3.77%) JSON
6 2 (3.77%) SOAP
7 1 (1.89%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) Open Source
1 3 (5.66%) Data Integration
2 2 (3.77%) Tandem
2 2 (3.77%) DTV
3 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (90.57%) E-Commerce
2 36 (67.92%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (18.87%) Technical Architecture
4 6 (11.32%) MVC
4 6 (11.32%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (11.32%) CRM
5 5 (9.43%) Data Modelling
5 5 (9.43%) Product Management
5 5 (9.43%) Logical Data Model
6 4 (7.55%) Software Engineering
6 4 (7.55%) Project Management
6 4 (7.55%) Scrum
6 4 (7.55%) EAI
6 4 (7.55%) ETL
7 3 (5.66%) Mobile Commerce
7 3 (5.66%) Project Planning
8 2 (3.77%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (3.77%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (3.77%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 2 (3.77%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.08%) C#
2 1 (1.89%) C++
2 1 (1.89%) PHP
2 1 (1.89%) Python
2 1 (1.89%) Ruby
2 1 (1.89%) Golang
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.98%) Sitecore
3 5 (9.43%) TIBCO
4 4 (7.55%) Oracle
5 3 (5.66%) KANA
5 3 (5.66%) WSO2
5 3 (5.66%) hybris
6 2 (3.77%) SAP
6 2 (3.77%) webMethods
6 2 (3.77%) Informatica
7 1 (1.89%) IBM
7 1 (1.89%) Atlassian