The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
England / Midlands
Rank 20 23 20
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing SOA 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.25% 1.65% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.40% 2.11% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £450 £550 £725
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -24.13%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £439
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +42.85%

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
91 142 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 73.98% 78.02% 70.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 73 36
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £25.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 February 2017, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for SOA.

1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) SAP
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Presales
2 2 (50.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
2 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) WCF
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) DB2
2 2 (50.00%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) MSMQ
2 2 (50.00%) MQSeries
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (75.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (50.00%) MQSeries
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MSBuild
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) BizTalk Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Integration Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) SAP PI Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) SOA Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) MSMQ
1 2 (50.00%) SAML
1 2 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Axis
2 1 (25.00%) EDI
2 1 (25.00%) JDBC
2 1 (25.00%) JMS
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (25.00%) SAP PI
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) CRM
1 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (50.00%) ETL
1 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (50.00%) Presales
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (25.00%) E-business
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) ABAP
2 1 (25.00%) Java
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) SAP
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (50.00%) VMware