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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 48 39 35
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs citing SOA 9 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.43% 1.97% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 2.86% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 8
Average daily rate
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£340 £225 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.11% -41.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £199 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £425 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £34.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+37.68% +0.72%
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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
405 419 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 64.39% 68.91% 65.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 255 144
Average daily rate £375 £340 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 10 (35.71%) XML
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (28.57%) Business Transformation
4 7 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 7 (25.00%) Android Development
4 7 (25.00%) iOS Development
4 7 (25.00%) User Experience
4 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (25.00%) jQuery
4 7 (25.00%) Android
4 7 (25.00%) HTML5
4 7 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 7 (25.00%) PhoneGap
4 7 (25.00%) MVC
4 7 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (25.00%) OOP
4 7 (25.00%) HTML
4 7 (25.00%) Java
4 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (21.43%) CSS
5 6 (21.43%) Middleware
5 6 (21.43%) Mobile App
5 6 (21.43%) Sencha
5 6 (21.43%) JSON
6 5 (17.86%) IBM
7 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (14.29%) EAI
7 4 (14.29%) TIBCO
7 4 (14.29%) Oracle
7 4 (14.29%) Ant

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (3.57%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
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 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (75.00%) Architect
2 11 (39.29%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (35.71%) Developer
4 7 (25.00%) Senior Developer
5 5 (17.86%) Integration Architect
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%) Mobile Solutions Architect
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.57%) TIBCO Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Microstrategy Developer
8 1 (3.57%) SOA Consultant
8 1 (3.57%) Android Developer
8 1 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (3.57%) iOS Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Middleware Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) XML
2 7 (25.00%) HTML
2 7 (25.00%) jQuery
2 7 (25.00%) HTML5
2 7 (25.00%) PhoneGap
2 7 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 6 (21.43%) Middleware
3 6 (21.43%) JSON
3 6 (21.43%) CSS
4 4 (14.29%) Ajax
4 4 (14.29%) REST
5 3 (10.71%) SOAP
5 3 (10.71%) Web Services
5 3 (10.71%) .NET
5 3 (10.71%) XSD
5 3 (10.71%) WSDL
6 2 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (3.57%) MSMQ
7 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
7 1 (3.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) User Experience
1 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (21.43%) Mobile App
3 3 (10.71%) Kindle
4 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.57%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.57%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Android
1 7 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) Business Transformation
3 7 (25.00%) Android Development
3 7 (25.00%) iOS Development
3 7 (25.00%) MVC
3 7 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (25.00%) OOP
4 4 (14.29%) EAI
4 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 4 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
6 2 (7.14%) Data Management
6 2 (7.14%) ERP
6 2 (7.14%) CAFM
6 2 (7.14%) Master Data Management
7 1 (3.57%) Agile Project Management
7 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Java
1 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.14%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Sencha
2 5 (17.86%) IBM
3 4 (14.29%) Oracle
3 4 (14.29%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.57%) SAP
4 1 (3.57%) MicroStrategy