The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 24 19 25
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing SOA 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.98% 2.70% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 3.31% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate £450 £350 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £431 £411
% change year-on-year
+10.28% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.00 £38.43 £49.25
% change year-on-year
+27.52% -21.97%
SOA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
158 121 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 78.22% 81.76% 74.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 51 49
Average daily rate £475 £470 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +25.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Midlands region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Midlands region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security
1 2 (40.00%) PLM
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) EMC
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
1 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (40.00%) High Availability
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Server Building
2 1 (20.00%) Service Design
2 1 (20.00%) Solace
2 1 (20.00%) ArchiMate
2 1 (20.00%) WSO2
2 1 (20.00%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (20.00%) Green Hat
2 1 (20.00%) SoapUI

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Architect
2 3 (60.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Domain Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) REST
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) WSDL
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) DataPower
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) High Availability
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security
1 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) PLM
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) Server Building
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) ArchiMate
2 1 (20.00%) Business Development
2 1 (20.00%) EAI
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) UML
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) EMC
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Green Hat
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Solace
2 1 (20.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (20.00%) webMethods
2 1 (20.00%) WSO2