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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 45 35 41
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Contract jobs citing SOA 9 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.44% 2.99% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 4.66% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 5
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£513 £447 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.65% +23.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £243 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £496 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +13.97%
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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
423 365 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 67.90% 64.26% 66.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 217 170
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 £254 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 25
Average hourly rate £22.50 £11.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.65% -36.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.92 £9.00 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £31.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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
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 27 February 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 5 (27.78%) Oracle
1 5 (27.78%) XML
2 4 (22.22%) WebLogic
2 4 (22.22%) .NET
2 4 (22.22%) Web Services
2 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) WebSphere
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (16.67%) Business Transformation
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) C#
3 3 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) IBM
3 3 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (11.11%) EAI
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.11%) XSD
4 2 (11.11%) XSLT
4 2 (11.11%) UML
4 2 (11.11%) Middleware
4 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.11%) WCF
4 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 2

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (22.22%) WebLogic
1 4 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 3 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle BPEL
4 1 (5.56%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (5.56%) PegaRULES
4 1 (5.56%) JBoss
4 1 (5.56%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) Ant
2 1 (5.56%) JUnit
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) ReSharper
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Developer
2 8 (44.44%) Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Middleware Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 2 (11.11%) SOA Developer
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Integration Architect
5 2 (11.11%) WebLogic Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Lead Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Microstrategy Developer
6 1 (5.56%) SOA Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) XML
2 4 (22.22%) .NET
2 4 (22.22%) Web Services
3 2 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (11.11%) Middleware
3 2 (11.11%) XSD
3 2 (11.11%) XSLT
3 2 (11.11%) WCF
4 1 (5.56%) LINQ
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (5.56%) jQuery
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.56%) WebCenter
4 1 (5.56%) HTML5
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 2
4 1 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (5.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (5.56%) REST
4 1 (5.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (16.67%) Business Transformation
2 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 2 (11.11%) UML
2 2 (11.11%) EAI
2 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.56%) B2B
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) Process Management
3 1 (5.56%) MVC
3 1 (5.56%) OOP
3 1 (5.56%) OO
3 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.56%) TDD
3 1 (5.56%) BPEL
3 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) C#
1 3 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Python
2 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (5.56%) TIBCO
3 1 (5.56%) Pega
3 1 (5.56%) Talend
3 1 (5.56%) SAP