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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 52 46 41
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs citing SOA 13 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.69% 2.78% 2.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 3.72% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 10
Average daily rate £413 £400 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £431 £410
% change year-on-year
+10.28% +5.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.00 £38.43 £46.00
% change year-on-year
+27.52% -16.46%
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
609 618 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 78.99% 74.64% 68.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 421 250
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £265 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 £25.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.88% -34.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £28.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 May 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
2 13 (37.14%) Oracle
3 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (31.43%) Web Services
4 11 (31.43%) CRM
5 10 (28.57%) .NET
5 10 (28.57%) Finance
6 9 (25.71%) Project Management
6 9 (25.71%) MS Excel
7 8 (22.86%) SOAP
7 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
7 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
7 8 (22.86%) ERP
8 7 (20.00%) Service Management
8 7 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (20.00%) REST
9 6 (17.14%) TOGAF
9 6 (17.14%) Process Management
9 6 (17.14%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (17.14%) XML
9 6 (17.14%) C#
9 6 (17.14%) Java
9 6 (17.14%) SAP
10 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
10 5 (14.29%) ITIL
10 5 (14.29%) Windows
10 5 (14.29%) HTML
10 5 (14.29%) EAI
10 5 (14.29%) MVC
10 5 (14.29%) Oracle CRM

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 6 (17.14%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.43%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.71%) Mule
3 2 (5.71%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.86%) Apache
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (25.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (14.29%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) IaaS
1 5 (14.29%) PaaS
1 5 (14.29%) SaaS
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.71%) Force.com
4 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.86%) Heroku
4 1 (2.86%) IBM PureFlex
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (11.43%) DTS
4 2 (5.71%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.86%) Informix
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.86%) QlikView
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 5 (14.29%) Subversion
2 2 (5.71%) Ant
2 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.71%) Mercurial
2 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.86%) Moq
3 1 (2.86%) MSTest
3 1 (2.86%) NUnit
3 1 (2.86%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (2.86%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Billing
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (62.86%) Architect
2 10 (28.57%) Developer
3 7 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
4 6 (17.14%) SOA Architect
5 5 (14.29%) CRM Architect
5 5 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM Architect
5 5 (14.29%) Enterprise Architect
5 5 (14.29%) Oracle Architect
5 5 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Architect
6 4 (11.43%) .NET Developer
6 4 (11.43%) Applications Architect
6 4 (11.43%) CRM Solutions Architect
6 4 (11.43%) Integration Architect
6 4 (11.43%) Oracle Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.71%) SOA Administrator
7 2 (5.71%) TOGAF Architect
7 2 (5.71%) TOGAF Enterprise Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Zachman Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (31.43%) Web Services
2 10 (28.57%) .NET
3 8 (22.86%) SOAP
4 7 (20.00%) REST
5 6 (17.14%) XML
6 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
6 5 (14.29%) HTML
6 5 (14.29%) HTML5
7 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (11.43%) EDI
8 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (8.57%) RESTful
9 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC 2
9 2 (5.71%) CSS
9 2 (5.71%) Spring
9 2 (5.71%) Visualforce
9 2 (5.71%) WCF
10 1 (2.86%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (2.86%) BAPI
10 1 (2.86%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Social Media
2 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.71%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.86%) Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) AIX
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (31.43%) CRM
3 9 (25.71%) Project Management
4 8 (22.86%) ERP
5 7 (20.00%) Service Management
6 6 (17.14%) Process Management
6 6 (17.14%) TOGAF
7 5 (14.29%) EAI
7 5 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (14.29%) ITIL
7 5 (14.29%) MVC
7 5 (14.29%) Process Improvement
7 5 (14.29%) SDLC
7 5 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
8 4 (11.43%) Workflow
9 3 (8.57%) Analytics
9 3 (8.57%) Software Architecture
9 3 (8.57%) UML
9 3 (8.57%) Web Application Development
9 3 (8.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
2 6 (17.14%) C#
2 6 (17.14%) Java
3 5 (14.29%) XPath
4 4 (11.43%) VB
5 3 (8.57%) SQL
6 2 (5.71%) Apex Code
6 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.86%) ABAP
7 1 (2.86%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
2 13 (37.14%) Oracle
3 6 (17.14%) SAP
4 2 (5.71%) IBM
4 2 (5.71%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.86%) HP
5 1 (2.86%) Rackspace
5 1 (2.86%) Talend