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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 21 25 25
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing SOA 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.95% 0.97% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 1.35% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £550 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +13.97%
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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
107 148 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 69.48% 71.84% 67.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 47 69
Average daily rate £400 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -53.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 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%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) JMS
2 3 (42.86%) N-Tier
2 3 (42.86%) EAI
2 3 (42.86%) J2EE
2 3 (42.86%) Ant
2 3 (42.86%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) Struts
2 3 (42.86%) EJB
2 3 (42.86%) JDBC
2 3 (42.86%) JSP
2 3 (42.86%) Servlets
2 3 (42.86%) Spring
2 3 (42.86%) Maven
2 3 (42.86%) MQSI
2 3 (42.86%) Subversion
2 3 (42.86%) Hudson
3 2 (28.57%) VCP4
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (14.29%) BPEL
4 1 (14.29%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) WCF
4 1 (14.29%) LINQ
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) WSO2

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 3 (42.86%) MQSI
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle BPEL
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Service Bus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Ant
1 3 (42.86%) Subversion
1 3 (42.86%) Maven
1 3 (42.86%) Hudson
2 1 (14.29%) ReSharper
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Java Developer
2 3 (42.86%) J2EE Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) JMS
2 3 (42.86%) Spring
2 3 (42.86%) EJB
2 3 (42.86%) JDBC
2 3 (42.86%) JSP
2 3 (42.86%) Servlets
2 3 (42.86%) J2EE
2 3 (42.86%) Struts
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET
3 1 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) WCF
3 1 (14.29%) LINQ
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (14.29%) Middleware
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) N-Tier
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) EAI
1 3 (42.86%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) IBM
1 1 (14.29%) WSO2