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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 22 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing SOA 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.67% 0.75% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 1.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £650 £725 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £466 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.61% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -
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
104 90 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 69.33% 67.67% 73.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 31 49
Average daily rate £500 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £220 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £475 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Server Building
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) Node.js
2 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (20.00%) B2B
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) E-business
3 1 (20.00%) J2EE
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (20.00%) Finance

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Node.js
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle ODI
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
1 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Architect
2 4 (80.00%) SOA Architect
3 2 (40.00%) Java Architect
3 2 (40.00%) Java Solutions Architect
3 2 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (20.00%) Domain Architect
4 1 (20.00%) Middleware Architect
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Architect
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
1 1 (20.00%) JSON
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (20.00%) REST
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Technical Analysis
1 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (40.00%) Server Building
3 1 (20.00%) ArchiMate
3 1 (20.00%) B2B
3 1 (20.00%) BPEL
3 1 (20.00%) E-business
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle