The table below looks at the statistics for the SOA Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SOA Consultant
Rank - - 103
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Consultant 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £438 £456
% change year-on-year
-1.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1961 1888 1701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.66% 90.60% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 981 792
Average daily rate £350 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 136 185
Average hourly rate £15.61 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.80% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

SOA Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA Consultant in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

SOA Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA Consultant across the West Midlands region.

SOA Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SOA Consultant
Top 4 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited SOA Consultant in their job title 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 with SOA Consultant in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere

SOA Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited SOA Consultant in their job title 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 with SOA Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM