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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 51 40 45
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing SOA 16 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.94% 2.97% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.73% 4.69% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 3
Average daily rate
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£440 £463 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.86% +15.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £46.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-21.19% +35.29%
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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
586 384 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 71.20% 63.26% 69.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 221 196
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £230 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.57 £9.12 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £31.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -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 17 April 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 9 (45.00%) .NET
2 7 (35.00%) C#
3 6 (30.00%) Oracle
3 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (25.00%) XML
4 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (20.00%) Finance
5 4 (20.00%) Java
5 4 (20.00%) WebLogic
5 4 (20.00%) Web Services
5 4 (20.00%) WebSphere
5 4 (20.00%) WCF
5 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
6 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (15.00%) EAI
6 3 (15.00%) IBM
6 3 (15.00%) MVC
6 3 (15.00%) Middleware
6 3 (15.00%) TDD
7 2 (10.00%) Scrum
7 2 (10.00%) XSD

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 4 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.00%) Node.js
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.00%) JBoss
3 1 (5.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.00%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (5.00%) PegaRULES
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle BPEL
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.00%) ReSharper
2 2 (10.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) Ant
3 1 (5.00%) JUnit
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
3 3 (15.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Developer
3 3 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) WebLogic Developer
4 2 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Middleware Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 2 (10.00%) SOA Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Development Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) .NET
2 5 (25.00%) XML
3 4 (20.00%) WCF
3 4 (20.00%) Web Services
4 3 (15.00%) Middleware
4 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (15.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 2 (10.00%) React
5 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (10.00%) WebCenter
5 2 (10.00%) Entity Framework
5 2 (10.00%) SOAP
5 2 (10.00%) XSD
5 2 (10.00%) XSLT
5 2 (10.00%) LINQ
6 1 (5.00%) WPF
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
6 1 (5.00%) JSON
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.00%) TDD
2 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (15.00%) EAI
2 3 (15.00%) MVC
2 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (10.00%) Scrum
3 2 (10.00%) BDD
3 2 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.00%) Software Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) BPEL
4 1 (5.00%) Logistics
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.00%) UML
4 1 (5.00%) OOP
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.00%) ETL
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) C#
2 4 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.00%) Python
5 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.00%) FatWire
3 1 (5.00%) Pega
3 1 (5.00%) Talend
3 1 (5.00%) SAP