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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 19 20 21
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing SOA 1 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.77% 2.34% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 3.03% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £450 £600 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +71.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -7.69%
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
90 132 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 69.23% 77.19% 65.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 73 43
Median daily rate £500 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £387
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £9.00 - £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +32.00%

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 11 December 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 4 (80.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) SAP
3 2 (40.00%) JDBC
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
3 2 (40.00%) XSLT
3 2 (40.00%) ABAP
3 2 (40.00%) HTTP
3 2 (40.00%) EDI
3 2 (40.00%) JMS
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) Apache Axis
3 2 (40.00%) SAP PI
3 2 (40.00%) Internet of Things
3 2 (40.00%) Microservices
3 2 (40.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) Presales
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (20.00%) MSBuild
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (20.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) HTTP
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Integration Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) SAP Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) SAP Integration Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) SAP PI Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Apache Axis
1 2 (40.00%) EDI
1 2 (40.00%) JDBC
1 2 (40.00%) JMS
1 2 (40.00%) SAP PI
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
1 2 (40.00%) XSLT
2 1 (20.00%) MSMQ
2 1 (20.00%) SAML
2 1 (20.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Internet of Things
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Microservices
1 2 (40.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Presales
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) ABAP
3 1 (20.00%) C#
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (20.00%) VMware