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 29 July 2016 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 27 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing SOA 5 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.75% 2.44% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 3.07% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Median daily rate £575 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +9.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
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
142 163 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 78.02% 79.51% 76.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 61 47
Median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £320 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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
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 July 2016, 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 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (33.33%) Internet
1 3 (33.33%) Project Management
1 3 (33.33%) Internet of Things
1 3 (33.33%) Software Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) Server Building
2 2 (22.22%) EMC
2 2 (22.22%) Microservices
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
2 2 (22.22%) High Availability
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) PLM
3 1 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Automotive
3 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing

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 1 (11.11%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (11.11%) Automotive
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Architect
2 6 (66.67%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
1 1 (11.11%) REST
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) WSDL
1 1 (11.11%) XML
1 1 (11.11%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Internet of Things
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) DataPower
3 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (33.33%) Project Management
1 3 (33.33%) Software Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) High Availability
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 2 (22.22%) Microservices
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) PLM
2 2 (22.22%) Server Building
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Business Development
3 1 (11.11%) EAI
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
3 1 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (11.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) EMC
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Green Hat
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Solace
2 1 (11.11%) TIBCO
2 1 (11.11%) webMethods
2 1 (11.11%) WSO2