The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bradford with a requirement for SOA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
West Yorkshire / Bradford
Rank 11 15 15
Rank change year-on-year +4 0  
Contract jobs citing SOA 10 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bradford 9.62% 7.33% 9.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.75% 9.40% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 6
Median daily rate £575 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.05% +46.15%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £54.07 £35.63
% change year-on-year -21.39% +51.77%  

SOA is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bradford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bradford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 93 117 188
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bradford 89.42% 78.00% 85.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 81 85
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £553 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 8
Median hourly rate £27.31 £18.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.72% +7.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.75 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.24 £35.00 £16.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bradford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bradford citing SOA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Bradford

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Bradford

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Bradford region with a requirement for SOA.

1 7 (53.85%) Domain Models
2 6 (46.15%) Retail
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (30.77%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) Workflow
4 3 (23.08%) UML
4 3 (23.08%) Intranet
4 3 (23.08%) Extranet
4 3 (23.08%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (23.08%) OLAP
4 3 (23.08%) CRM
4 3 (23.08%) B2B
4 3 (23.08%) B2C
4 3 (23.08%) OLTP
4 3 (23.08%) Node.js
4 3 (23.08%) Data Management
4 3 (23.08%) Business Continuity
4 3 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (23.08%) Dropwizard
4 3 (23.08%) Virtual Team
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Docker
4 3 (23.08%) DevOps
4 3 (23.08%) Microservices
4 3 (23.08%) Swagger
5 2 (15.38%) Master Data Management
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (15.38%) Web Services
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) G Suite
2 1 (7.69%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Extranet
1 3 (23.08%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) OLAP
1 3 (23.08%) OLTP
General
1 6 (46.15%) Retail
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Architect
1 12 (92.31%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Lead Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Lead Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.69%) SOA Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Supply Chain Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Dropwizard
1 3 (23.08%) Node.js
1 3 (23.08%) Swagger
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Virtual Team
2 1 (7.69%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Domain Models
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) B2B
2 3 (23.08%) B2C
2 3 (23.08%) Business Continuity
2 3 (23.08%) CRM
2 3 (23.08%) Data Management
2 3 (23.08%) DevOps
2 3 (23.08%) Microservices
2 3 (23.08%) UML
2 3 (23.08%) Workflow
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) Master Data Management
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Coaching
4 1 (7.69%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) IT Strategy
4 1 (7.69%) PDM
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
1 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) IBM
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) MuleSoft