The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 50 52 48
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing SOA 19 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.48% 1.22% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.79% 1.75% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 9
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -17.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+27.11% -8.09%
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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
501 458 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 65.32% 69.92% 67.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 314 251
Average daily rate £375 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 12
Average hourly rate £22.50 £175.00 £18.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.14% +822.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 14 (56.00%) XML
2 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (32.00%) HTML
3 8 (32.00%) jQuery
3 8 (32.00%) Android
3 8 (32.00%) HTML5
3 8 (32.00%) Apple iOS
4 7 (28.00%) PhoneGap
4 7 (28.00%) AngularJS
4 7 (28.00%) Android Development
4 7 (28.00%) iOS Development
4 7 (28.00%) User Experience
4 7 (28.00%) Middleware
4 7 (28.00%) MVC
4 7 (28.00%) CSS
4 7 (28.00%) OOP
5 6 (24.00%) Web Services
5 6 (24.00%) Java
5 6 (24.00%) Mobile App
5 6 (24.00%) Sencha
5 6 (24.00%) REST
5 6 (24.00%) JSON
6 5 (20.00%) JIRA
6 5 (20.00%) Ajax
6 5 (20.00%) Business Transformation
6 5 (20.00%) SOAP
7 4 (16.00%) C#
7 4 (16.00%) XSD
7 4 (16.00%) .NET

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) JIRA
2 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (16.00%) Ant
3 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Games
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Architect
2 11 (44.00%) Developer
3 8 (32.00%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (28.00%) Senior Developer
5 5 (20.00%) Mobile Developer
6 4 (16.00%) Integration Architect
6 4 (16.00%) .NET Developer
7 3 (12.00%) Senior Architect
7 3 (12.00%) Technical Architect
8 2 (8.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 2 (8.00%) Mobile Solutions Architect
9 1 (4.00%) Android Developer
9 1 (4.00%) iOS Developer
9 1 (4.00%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
9 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow Consultant
9 1 (4.00%) Microstrategy Developer
9 1 (4.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 1 (4.00%) Applications Architect
9 1 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
9 1 (4.00%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (56.00%) XML
2 8 (32.00%) HTML
2 8 (32.00%) jQuery
2 8 (32.00%) HTML5
3 7 (28.00%) PhoneGap
3 7 (28.00%) AngularJS
3 7 (28.00%) Middleware
3 7 (28.00%) CSS
4 6 (24.00%) Web Services
4 6 (24.00%) JSON
4 6 (24.00%) REST
5 5 (20.00%) Ajax
5 5 (20.00%) SOAP
6 4 (16.00%) .NET
6 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
6 4 (16.00%) XSD
6 4 (16.00%) WSDL
7 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
8 1 (4.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) User Experience
2 6 (24.00%) Mobile App
3 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (16.00%) N-Tier
3 4 (16.00%) Kindle
4 2 (8.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (4.00%) WURFL
5 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (4.00%) IVR
5 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Android
1 8 (32.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.00%) BlackBerry OS
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Android Development
2 7 (28.00%) iOS Development
2 7 (28.00%) OOP
2 7 (28.00%) MVC
3 5 (20.00%) Business Transformation
4 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (16.00%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (16.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (16.00%) EAI
5 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.00%) OO
5 3 (12.00%) UML
5 3 (12.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (12.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (8.00%) CAFM
6 2 (8.00%) Master Data Management
6 2 (8.00%) Data Management
6 2 (8.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (24.00%) Java
3 4 (16.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Sencha
2 4 (16.00%) TIBCO
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) IBM
3 1 (4.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Intel
3 1 (4.00%) BMC
3 1 (4.00%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (4.00%) Remedy
3 1 (4.00%) AccuRev
3 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow