The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Luton region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 26 10 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing SOA 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 1.50% 6.85% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 9.80% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate £488 £331 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +4.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
179 51 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 89.50% 69.86% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 41 32
Average daily rate £425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
SOA
Bedfordshire

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 18 April 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) Scrum
3 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (50.00%) Web Development
4 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (50.00%) MVC
5 4 (40.00%) WCF
5 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
5 4 (40.00%) Exstream
5 4 (40.00%) Papyrus
5 4 (40.00%) HP
5 4 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (40.00%) N-Tier
5 4 (40.00%) Web Services
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (20.00%) VBA
7 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
7 2 (20.00%) Java
7 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (10.00%) TDD

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (40.00%) Papyrus
1 4 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Exstream
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Architect
2 5 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (40.00%) Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (20.00%) Systems Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Designer
4 2 (20.00%) C# Architect
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (40.00%) WCF
4 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Scrum
3 5 (50.00%) Web Development
3 5 (50.00%) MVC
4 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) VBA
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft