The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 57 49 47
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing SOA 13 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.72% 1.22% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 1.66% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 7
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £435
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +21.42%
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
594 543 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 78.36% 73.78% 73.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 346 322
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 20
Median hourly rate £23.00 £22.64 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -11.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.61 £12.35 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £42.50 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for SOA.

1 12 (52.17%) Oracle
2 11 (47.83%) Web Services
3 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (39.13%) Finance
5 7 (30.43%) Java
6 6 (26.09%) CRM
7 5 (21.74%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (21.74%) Scrum
7 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
8 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
8 4 (17.39%) Middleware
8 4 (17.39%) MVC
8 4 (17.39%) Oracle CRM
8 4 (17.39%) SOAP
8 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
8 4 (17.39%) .NET
8 4 (17.39%) JUnit
8 4 (17.39%) Project Management
8 4 (17.39%) Subversion
9 3 (13.04%) REST
9 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
9 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
9 3 (13.04%) Spring
9 3 (13.04%) Maven
9 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
9 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (13.04%) RESTful
9 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (13.04%) SQL Server

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.04%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (13.04%) JBoss
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) Mule
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (4.35%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Heroku
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) JUnit
1 4 (17.39%) Subversion
2 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.04%) Maven
2 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.70%) Ant
3 2 (8.70%) Checkstyle
3 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
3 2 (8.70%) Mockito
3 2 (8.70%) QUnit
3 2 (8.70%) Selenium
3 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.35%) JMeter
4 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.35%) Mercurial
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Retail Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Architect
2 9 (39.13%) Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Oracle Architect
4 5 (21.74%) Java Developer
4 5 (21.74%) SOA Architect
5 4 (17.39%) CRM Architect
5 4 (17.39%) Dynamics CRM Architect
5 4 (17.39%) Oracle SOA Architect
5 4 (17.39%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (13.04%) CRM Solutions Architect
6 3 (13.04%) Integration Architect
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
6 3 (13.04%) Oracle Solutions Architect
7 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Automation Architect
7 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (8.70%) Hybris Developer
7 2 (8.70%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Oracle Developer
8 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) Web Services
2 4 (17.39%) .NET
2 4 (17.39%) Middleware
2 4 (17.39%) SOAP
3 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
3 3 (13.04%) CSS
3 3 (13.04%) JMS
3 3 (13.04%) REST
3 3 (13.04%) RESTful
3 3 (13.04%) Spring
3 3 (13.04%) XML
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (8.70%) Hibernate
4 2 (8.70%) Java EE
4 2 (8.70%) JSON
4 2 (8.70%) JSTL
4 2 (8.70%) Struts
4 2 (8.70%) WCF
4 2 (8.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) CRM
3 5 (21.74%) Scrum
4 4 (17.39%) MVC
4 4 (17.39%) Project Management
5 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (8.70%) AOP
6 2 (8.70%) BDD
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
6 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
6 2 (8.70%) EAI
6 2 (8.70%) Feasibility Study
6 2 (8.70%) Information Architecture
6 2 (8.70%) Information Management
6 2 (8.70%) Kanban
6 2 (8.70%) SDLC
6 2 (8.70%) Software Delivery
6 2 (8.70%) Software Deployment
6 2 (8.70%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Java
2 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
3 3 (13.04%) C#
3 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) C
4 2 (8.70%) XPath
5 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Oracle
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Endeca
3 2 (8.70%) hybris
4 1 (4.35%) Blue Prism
4 1 (4.35%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) Pega
4 1 (4.35%) Rackspace
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat