The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 41 42 52
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing SOA 18 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.92% 1.16% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.68% 1.70% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 1
Average daily rate £463 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +4.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
385 352 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 62.50% 67.82% 62.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 193 210
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 16
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.06 £10.76 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
SOA
West Midlands

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 16 April 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 15 (57.69%) .NET
2 12 (46.15%) J2EE
2 12 (46.15%) Java
3 10 (38.46%) Oracle
4 9 (34.62%) SQL
5 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 8 (30.77%) EAI
6 7 (26.92%) JMS
6 7 (26.92%) IBM
6 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
6 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
6 7 (26.92%) Business Objects
6 7 (26.92%) SOAP
6 7 (26.92%) Web Services
6 7 (26.92%) Windows
6 7 (26.92%) LDAP
6 7 (26.92%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (26.92%) Migration
6 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (26.92%) Data Migration
7 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
7 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (23.08%) Software Engineering
7 6 (23.08%) DDNS
7 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (19.23%) XML
8 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
8 5 (19.23%) Finance
9 4 (15.38%) COM+
9 4 (15.38%) DCOM

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (11.54%) IIS
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle BPEL
3 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.85%) Apache
3 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.85%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (3.85%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.85%) TIBCO iProcess
2 1 (3.85%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) LDAP
2 6 (23.08%) DDNS
3 3 (11.54%) IPv4
3 3 (11.54%) IPv6
3 3 (11.54%) Internet
4 1 (3.85%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (26.92%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (11.54%) DB2
5 1 (3.85%) MS Access
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Architect
2 7 (26.92%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (23.08%) Developer
4 5 (19.23%) Software Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Consultant
4 5 (19.23%) Senior Software Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) SOA Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Oracle Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Oracle Solutions Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Technical Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) .NET Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Scala Developer
6 2 (7.69%) ServiceNow Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Java Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (57.69%) .NET
2 12 (46.15%) J2EE
3 7 (26.92%) SOAP
3 7 (26.92%) Web Services
3 7 (26.92%) JMS
4 5 (19.23%) XML
5 4 (15.38%) COM+
5 4 (15.38%) DCOM
6 3 (11.54%) XML Schema
7 2 (7.69%) Middleware
7 2 (7.69%) Hibernate
7 2 (7.69%) Spring
7 2 (7.69%) JSON
7 2 (7.69%) CSS
7 2 (7.69%) XSL
7 2 (7.69%) HTML5
7 2 (7.69%) REST
7 2 (7.69%) Akka
7 2 (7.69%) Play Framework
7 2 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.69%) Open Source
2 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.85%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
1 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) SUSE
3 1 (3.85%) HPUX
3 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) EAI
2 7 (26.92%) Migration
2 7 (26.92%) Data Migration
3 6 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 3 (11.54%) Matrix Management
4 3 (11.54%) TDD
4 3 (11.54%) TOGAF
4 3 (11.54%) MVC
4 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
4 3 (11.54%) Project Management
4 3 (11.54%) CRM
4 3 (11.54%) ERP
5 2 (7.69%) ITIL
5 2 (7.69%) Service Management
5 2 (7.69%) Workflow
5 2 (7.69%) OO
5 2 (7.69%) ITSM
5 2 (7.69%) BPEL
5 2 (7.69%) Scrum
5 2 (7.69%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) Java
2 9 (34.62%) SQL
3 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
5 3 (11.54%) VB
6 2 (7.69%) VB6
6 2 (7.69%) Scala
7 1 (3.85%) C#
7 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.85%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) ISEB
1 1 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
1 1 (3.85%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) MOM
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Oracle
2 7 (26.92%) Business Objects
2 7 (26.92%) IBM
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.54%) HP
3 3 (11.54%) TIBCO
4 2 (7.69%) Remedy
4 2 (7.69%) ServiceNow
4 2 (7.69%) BMC
5 1 (3.85%) InterSystems