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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 18 24 26
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing SOA 4 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.13% 1.67% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 2.33% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate
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£550 £513 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% +28.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.25 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +22.88%
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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 Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
148 129 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 78.72% 71.67% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 43 65
Average daily rate £500 £360 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -18.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £215 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £106.00 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -39.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) IBM
2 3 (42.86%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
3 2 (28.57%) XSD
3 2 (28.57%) XSLT
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) RESTful
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
4 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (14.29%) Puppet
4 1 (14.29%) vCloud
4 1 (14.29%) Data Virtualisation
4 1 (14.29%) Juju
4 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (14.29%) Vagrant
4 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (14.29%) Docker
4 1 (14.29%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (14.29%) LXC
4 1 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (14.29%) Callidus
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) OpenView
4 1 (14.29%) SAN
4 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
1 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Google Compute Engine
1 1 (14.29%) IBM Blueworks
1 1 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Juju
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Senior IT Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) XSD
3 2 (28.57%) XSLT
3 2 (28.57%) RESTful
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Data Mapping
2 1 (14.29%) Data Virtualisation
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) vCloud
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
1 1 (14.29%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) OpenView
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
1 1 (14.29%) Vagrant
1 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Google
2 1 (14.29%) Callidus