The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 64 44 49
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +5
Contract jobs citing SOA 3 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.42% 1.81% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 2.34% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 4
Median daily rate £425 £590 £508
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.96% +16.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £567 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £600 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £469 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £43.75 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.89%
SOA
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
589 512 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.69% 77.22% 72.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 324 323
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 12
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.18 £49.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Birmingham region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for SOA.

1 6 (42.86%) Oracle
1 6 (42.86%) Web Services
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (35.71%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) Process Management
3 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) C
3 3 (21.43%) .NET
3 3 (21.43%) JUnit
3 3 (21.43%) CSS
3 3 (21.43%) HTML
3 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 3 (21.43%) JBoss
3 3 (21.43%) JMS
3 3 (21.43%) Retail Banking
3 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 3 (21.43%) Retail
3 3 (21.43%) TOGAF
3 3 (21.43%) Document Management
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
3 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
3 3 (21.43%) Software Delivery
3 3 (21.43%) Pega
3 3 (21.43%) Information Architecture
3 3 (21.43%) Feasibility Study
4 2 (14.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 6 (42.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (21.43%) JBoss
3 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 2 (14.29%) WebLogic
4 1 (7.14%) Apache
4 1 (7.14%) IIS
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (7.14%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (7.14%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
1 1 (7.14%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
1 3 (21.43%) JUnit
2 2 (14.29%) Ant
2 2 (14.29%) Checkstyle
2 2 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 2 (14.29%) Maven
2 2 (14.29%) QUnit
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) Subversion
3 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) JMeter
3 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
3 1 (7.14%) Mockito
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
2 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 3 (21.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Automation Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Java Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Hybris Developer
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Web Services
2 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) CSS
2 3 (21.43%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) JMS
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 2 (14.29%) EJB
3 2 (14.29%) EJB 3.0
3 2 (14.29%) Hibernate
3 2 (14.29%) Java EE
3 2 (14.29%) JBoss Seam
3 2 (14.29%) JPA
3 2 (14.29%) JSTL
3 2 (14.29%) Middleware
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (14.29%) SOAP
3 2 (14.29%) Struts
3 2 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (7.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 2 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (35.71%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (21.43%) Document Management
2 3 (21.43%) Feasibility Study
2 3 (21.43%) Information Architecture
2 3 (21.43%) Process Management
2 3 (21.43%) Software Delivery
2 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (21.43%) TOGAF
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) CRM
3 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 2 (14.29%) EAI
3 2 (14.29%) ETL
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) MVC
3 2 (14.29%) Six Sigma
3 2 (14.29%) Software Deployment
3 2 (14.29%) TQM
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) C
2 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) Pega
3 2 (14.29%) Blue Prism
3 2 (14.29%) Endeca
3 2 (14.29%) hybris
3 2 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (7.14%) OpenText
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat