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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 45 47 40
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing SOA 16 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.18% 1.27% 2.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 1.79% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 12
Average daily rate
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£588 £395 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.73% -21.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £291 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £499 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £405
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+61.01% -19.17%
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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
470 448 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 64.12% 70.89% 66.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 294 218
Average daily rate £375 £365 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -3.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £237 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 13
Average hourly rate £21.50 £34.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.76% +88.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £11.90 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 30 October 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 12 (42.86%) XML
2 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) Business Transformation
3 7 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 7 (25.00%) PhoneGap
3 7 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 7 (25.00%) Android
3 7 (25.00%) HTML5
3 7 (25.00%) Android Development
3 7 (25.00%) iOS Development
3 7 (25.00%) User Experience
3 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (25.00%) MVC
3 7 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (25.00%) jQuery
3 7 (25.00%) Middleware
3 7 (25.00%) OOP
3 7 (25.00%) HTML
3 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (21.43%) Java
4 6 (21.43%) CSS
4 6 (21.43%) IBM
4 6 (21.43%) JSON
4 6 (21.43%) Sencha
4 6 (21.43%) Mobile App
4 6 (21.43%) REST
5 5 (17.86%) EAI
5 5 (17.86%) TIBCO
5 5 (17.86%) SOAP
6 4 (14.29%) Web Services

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (10.71%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Ant
1 4 (14.29%) JIRA
1 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (78.57%) Architect
2 11 (39.29%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (32.14%) Developer
4 6 (21.43%) Integration Architect
4 6 (21.43%) Senior Developer
5 5 (17.86%) Mobile Developer
6 3 (10.71%) Senior Architect
6 3 (10.71%) Technical Architect
7 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 2 (7.14%) Mobile Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
8 1 (3.57%) iOS Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Android Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Microstrategy Developer
8 1 (3.57%) SOA Consultant
8 1 (3.57%) Integration Consultant
8 1 (3.57%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.57%) TIBCO Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) XML
2 7 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 7 (25.00%) PhoneGap
2 7 (25.00%) HTML5
2 7 (25.00%) jQuery
2 7 (25.00%) Middleware
2 7 (25.00%) HTML
3 6 (21.43%) CSS
3 6 (21.43%) JSON
3 6 (21.43%) REST
4 5 (17.86%) SOAP
5 4 (14.29%) Web Services
5 4 (14.29%) XSD
5 4 (14.29%) WSDL
5 4 (14.29%) Ajax
6 2 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
6 2 (7.14%) .NET
6 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) User Experience
1 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (21.43%) Mobile App
3 4 (14.29%) Kindle
4 2 (7.14%) N-Tier
5 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.57%) IVR
5 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 7 (25.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (28.57%) Business Transformation
2 7 (25.00%) Android Development
2 7 (25.00%) iOS Development
2 7 (25.00%) MVC
2 7 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (25.00%) OOP
3 5 (17.86%) EAI
4 4 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
5 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.14%) UML
6 2 (7.14%) ERP
6 2 (7.14%) OO
6 2 (7.14%) Data Management
6 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
6 2 (7.14%) CAFM
6 2 (7.14%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (21.43%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) IBM
1 6 (21.43%) Sencha
2 5 (17.86%) TIBCO
3 4 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) Intel
4 1 (3.57%) MicroStrategy