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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 43 49 41
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Contract jobs citing SOA 25 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.17% 1.71% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.26% 2.41% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 0
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£375 £391 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.15% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £49.25 £31.46
% change year-on-year
-26.39% +56.54%
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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
587 457 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 74.40% 70.96% 73.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 276 173
Average daily rate £375 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 9
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.50 £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £31.00 £133.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 19 (55.88%) SQL Server
2 18 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (50.00%) .NET
4 16 (47.06%) TDD
4 16 (47.06%) MVC
4 16 (47.06%) Mentoring
5 15 (44.12%) Scrum
5 15 (44.12%) Selenium
5 15 (44.12%) RESTful
5 15 (44.12%) BDD
6 14 (41.18%) Git (software)
6 14 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (41.18%) Python
7 13 (38.24%) Linux
7 13 (38.24%) Subversion
7 13 (38.24%) Debian
7 13 (38.24%) Django
7 13 (38.24%) Ubuntu
7 13 (38.24%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (38.24%) Test Automation
7 13 (38.24%) Microservices
7 13 (38.24%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
7 13 (38.24%) Flask
8 9 (26.47%) Vagrant
8 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
8 9 (26.47%) TOGAF
9 7 (20.59%) C#
10 6 (17.65%) Java
10 6 (17.65%) Oracle

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (11.76%) WebSphere
2 3 (8.82%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle BPEL
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.94%) Node.js
4 1 (2.94%) PegaRULES
4 1 (2.94%) JBoss
4 1 (2.94%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (55.88%) SQL Server
2 13 (38.24%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.88%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.94%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (44.12%) Selenium
2 14 (41.18%) Git (software)
2 14 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (38.24%) Subversion
4 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio
5 2 (5.88%) ReSharper
6 1 (2.94%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (2.94%) JIRA
6 1 (2.94%) Ant
6 1 (2.94%) JUnit
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (73.53%) Developer
2 13 (38.24%) Python Developer
3 9 (26.47%) Senior Developer
4 6 (17.65%) Senior Python Developer
5 5 (14.71%) Architect
6 3 (8.82%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Lead Architect
6 3 (8.82%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (8.82%) .NET Developer
6 3 (8.82%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Integration Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.88%) WebLogic Developer
7 2 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 2 (5.88%) SOA Developer
8 1 (2.94%) WebCenter Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Middleware Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (50.00%) .NET
2 15 (44.12%) RESTful
3 13 (38.24%) Django
3 13 (38.24%) Flask
4 6 (17.65%) XML
5 5 (14.71%) SOAP
6 4 (11.76%) Web Services
6 4 (11.76%) WCF
7 3 (8.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 3 (8.82%) .NET Framework
7 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
7 3 (8.82%) XSD
7 3 (8.82%) Middleware
8 2 (5.88%) XSLT
8 2 (5.88%) LINQ
8 2 (5.88%) Entity Framework
8 2 (5.88%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (5.88%) React
9 1 (2.94%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (38.24%) Linux
1 13 (38.24%) Debian
1 13 (38.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (47.06%) TDD
2 16 (47.06%) MVC
2 16 (47.06%) Mentoring
3 15 (44.12%) Scrum
3 15 (44.12%) BDD
4 14 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (38.24%) Test Automation
5 13 (38.24%) Microservices
5 13 (38.24%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
6 9 (26.47%) TOGAF
7 3 (8.82%) Unit Testing
7 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
7 3 (8.82%) EAI
8 2 (5.88%) BPEL
8 2 (5.88%) DevOps
9 1 (2.94%) Mobile Development
9 1 (2.94%) SDLC
9 1 (2.94%) Rapid Prototyping
9 1 (2.94%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) Python
2 7 (20.59%) C#
3 6 (17.65%) Java
4 5 (14.71%) SQL
5 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (26.47%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.65%) Oracle
3 5 (14.71%) IBM
4 1 (2.94%) Talend
4 1 (2.94%) Pega
4 1 (2.94%) FatWire
4 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com