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 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 46 54 50
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing SOA 18 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.41% 1.20% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.64% 1.79% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 3
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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 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.62% -5.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -8.09%
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
495 446 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 66.27% 66.87% 66.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 295 245
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £175.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.71% +743.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £112.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 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 13 (44.83%) XML
2 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
2 9 (31.03%) Oracle
3 8 (27.59%) HTML
3 8 (27.59%) Java
3 8 (27.59%) jQuery
3 8 (27.59%) Android
3 8 (27.59%) HTML5
3 8 (27.59%) Apple iOS
4 7 (24.14%) PhoneGap
4 7 (24.14%) CSS
4 7 (24.14%) OOP
4 7 (24.14%) MVC
4 7 (24.14%) Middleware
4 7 (24.14%) AngularJS
4 7 (24.14%) Android Development
4 7 (24.14%) iOS Development
5 6 (20.69%) .NET
5 6 (20.69%) Sencha
5 6 (20.69%) Mobile App
5 6 (20.69%) JSON
5 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (17.24%) Finance
6 5 (17.24%) Ajax
6 5 (17.24%) JIRA
6 5 (17.24%) REST
6 5 (17.24%) SOAP
6 5 (17.24%) Web Services
6 5 (17.24%) TIBCO
6 5 (17.24%) N-Tier

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.45%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.45%) WebLogic Integration
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) MS Access
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) JIRA
2 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
2 4 (13.79%) Ant
3 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Games
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (72.41%) Architect
2 12 (41.38%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (34.48%) Developer
4 6 (20.69%) Senior Developer
5 5 (17.24%) Mobile Developer
6 4 (13.79%) .NET Developer
6 4 (13.79%) Integration Architect
7 3 (10.34%) Technical Architect
7 3 (10.34%) Senior Architect
8 2 (6.90%) Oracle Solutions Architect
8 2 (6.90%) Mobile Solutions Architect
8 2 (6.90%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 2 (6.90%) SOA Architect
8 2 (6.90%) Oracle Architect
9 1 (3.45%) Administrator
9 1 (3.45%) Applications Architect
9 1 (3.45%) Senior .NET Developer
9 1 (3.45%) Senior Applications Developer
9 1 (3.45%) Technical Solutions Architect
9 1 (3.45%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (44.83%) XML
2 8 (27.59%) HTML
2 8 (27.59%) jQuery
2 8 (27.59%) HTML5
3 7 (24.14%) PhoneGap
3 7 (24.14%) AngularJS
3 7 (24.14%) Middleware
3 7 (24.14%) CSS
4 6 (20.69%) .NET
4 6 (20.69%) JSON
5 5 (17.24%) Ajax
5 5 (17.24%) SOAP
5 5 (17.24%) Web Services
5 5 (17.24%) REST
6 4 (13.79%) XSD
6 4 (13.79%) WSDL
6 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
7 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC 2
8 2 (6.90%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Mobile App
2 5 (17.24%) N-Tier
3 4 (13.79%) Kindle
4 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.45%) IVR
5 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.45%) WURFL
5 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Android
1 8 (27.59%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.45%) BlackBerry OS
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) HPUX
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) SUSE
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) OOP
1 7 (24.14%) MVC
1 7 (24.14%) Android Development
1 7 (24.14%) iOS Development
2 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.24%) Business Transformation
4 4 (13.79%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (13.79%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (13.79%) ERP
4 4 (13.79%) EAI
4 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.34%) OO
5 3 (10.34%) UML
5 3 (10.34%) TOGAF
5 3 (10.34%) Asset Management
5 3 (10.34%) Data Protection
6 2 (6.90%) Data Management
6 2 (6.90%) Master Data Management
6 2 (6.90%) CAFM
6 2 (6.90%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
2 8 (27.59%) Java
3 4 (13.79%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) SQL
4 1 (3.45%) VB
4 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.45%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) ISEB
1 1 (3.45%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
1 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle
2 6 (20.69%) Sencha
3 5 (17.24%) TIBCO
4 4 (13.79%) IBM
5 2 (6.90%) HP
6 1 (3.45%) Intel
6 1 (3.45%) BMC
6 1 (3.45%) Remedy
6 1 (3.45%) AccuRev
6 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
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