Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for SOA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOA over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 43 29
Rank change year-on-year +19 -14 +12
Contract jobs citing SOA 47 20 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 6.82% 3.18% 4.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.10% 3.84% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 12 28
Bedfordshire median daily rate £500 £438 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -23.91% -4.17%
10th Percentile £395 £419 £456
90th Percentile £728 £623 £613
East of England median daily rate £513 £466 £525
% change year-on-year +9.92% -11.19% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.43% +6.88% -20.00%

SOA is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 580 521 566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 84.18% 82.83% 84.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 333 368
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £268 £211 £239
90th Percentile £581 £588 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 49
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.71% -60.00% +105.88%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.02 £9.85
90th Percentile £50.48 £43.11 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.56% +34.74% -1.53%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Bedfordshire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOA in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Bedfordshire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Bedfordshire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +13 40 £500 +14.29% 3
Bedford - 2 £350 -
SOA
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 30 (63.83%) E-Commerce
2 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (36.17%) C#
4 14 (29.79%) Microservices
5 13 (27.66%) REST
5 13 (27.66%) SOAP
6 12 (25.53%) C++
6 12 (25.53%) API Development
6 12 (25.53%) User Stories
7 10 (21.28%) Finance
7 10 (21.28%) Retail
7 10 (21.28%) Oracle
7 10 (21.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (21.28%) Data Integration
8 8 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (17.02%) Private Cloud
8 8 (17.02%) WebLogic
9 7 (14.89%) Middleware
9 7 (14.89%) Software Engineering
9 7 (14.89%) API Design
10 6 (12.77%) ActiveMQ
10 6 (12.77%) Migration
11 5 (10.64%) Change Management
11 5 (10.64%) Oracle EBS
11 5 (10.64%) TDD
11 5 (10.64%) Red Hat
11 5 (10.64%) .NET
11 5 (10.64%) MSMQ
11 5 (10.64%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (10.64%) Oracle Fusion

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (21.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (17.02%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.13%) Confluence
3 1 (2.13%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.38%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle Exadata
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.26%) DB2
4 1 (2.13%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.38%) Subversion
1 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.26%) JIRA
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
1 10 (21.28%) Retail
2 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Architect
2 17 (36.17%) Developer
3 13 (27.66%) Senior Developer
4 11 (23.40%) Designer
4 11 (23.40%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (21.28%) Senior Designer
6 8 (17.02%) E-Commerce Architect
6 8 (17.02%) Technical Architect
7 6 (12.77%) Lead Architect
8 5 (10.64%) C# Developer
8 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
9 4 (8.51%) DBA
9 4 (8.51%) Lead Solutions Architect
9 4 (8.51%) Oracle DBA
10 3 (6.38%) .NET Developer
10 3 (6.38%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (6.38%) Senior Architect
10 3 (6.38%) Senior C# Developer
10 3 (6.38%) Senior Technical Architect
10 3 (6.38%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.66%) REST
1 13 (27.66%) SOAP
2 7 (14.89%) Middleware
3 6 (12.77%) ActiveMQ
4 5 (10.64%) .NET
4 5 (10.64%) MSMQ
4 5 (10.64%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (6.38%) .NET Framework
5 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (6.38%) Entity Framework
5 3 (6.38%) LINQ
5 3 (6.38%) Unity DI Container
6 2 (4.26%) JMS
6 2 (4.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Private Cloud
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle Exalytics
3 3 (6.38%) N-Tier
4 2 (4.26%) Replication
4 2 (4.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Linux
2 3 (6.38%) Unix
3 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (63.83%) E-Commerce
2 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (29.79%) Microservices
4 12 (25.53%) API Development
4 12 (25.53%) User Stories
5 10 (21.28%) Data Integration
6 7 (14.89%) API Design
6 7 (14.89%) Software Engineering
7 6 (12.77%) Migration
8 5 (10.64%) Change Management
8 5 (10.64%) Low Latency
8 5 (10.64%) Multithreading
8 5 (10.64%) TDD
9 4 (8.51%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (8.51%) Programme Delivery
9 4 (8.51%) Project Management
10 3 (6.38%) DRM
10 3 (6.38%) OO
10 3 (6.38%) Service Delivery
10 3 (6.38%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) C#
2 12 (25.53%) C++
3 3 (6.38%) Java
4 2 (4.26%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Oracle
2 5 (10.64%) Red Hat
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.38%) Google
5 2 (4.26%) NetApp
6 1 (2.13%) Atlassian