The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills 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 over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 66 66 81
Rank change year-on-year
0 +15
Contract jobs citing SOA 59 36 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.32% 1.68% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 2.50% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 23
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£425 £346 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.92% -11.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.38% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £23.00 £37.80 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £29.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-22.03% -7.95%
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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1802 1442 1521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 70.92% 67.26% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 764 780
Average daily rate £375 £357 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.96% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £479 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 59 68
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.24% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SOA
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 across the West Midlands region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SOA
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +10 16 £425 +3.03% 7
Warwickshire +6 15 £300 -
Staffordshire -3 3 £275 -16.66% 4
Coventry -10 3 £525 -
Worcestershire -12 1 - - 1
Shropshire - 1 £528 -
Dudley - - - - 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 28 (27.72%) .NET
2 27 (26.73%) Oracle
2 27 (26.73%) XML
3 24 (23.76%) Middleware
3 24 (23.76%) Microsoft
4 23 (22.77%) C#
5 22 (21.78%) JavaScript
6 21 (20.79%) ASP.NET
6 21 (20.79%) Web Services
6 21 (20.79%) TOGAF
7 19 (18.81%) HTML
7 19 (18.81%) N-Tier
8 17 (16.83%) CSS
9 16 (15.84%) SQL
9 16 (15.84%) IBM
10 15 (14.85%) ERP
10 15 (14.85%) SOAP
10 15 (14.85%) MVC
10 15 (14.85%) Finance
10 15 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (14.85%) HTML5
11 14 (13.86%) SQL Server
12 13 (12.87%) REST
13 12 (11.88%) MS Excel
14 11 (10.89%) OO
14 11 (10.89%) UML
14 11 (10.89%) OOP
14 11 (10.89%) DataPower
14 11 (10.89%) jQuery
14 11 (10.89%) WebSphere

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 11 (10.89%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.95%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.96%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (1.98%) Alfresco
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.99%) WebLogic Integration
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.99%) Apache
5 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.99%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.99%) IIS
5 1 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.99%) Drupal
Applications
1 12 (11.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.97%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.98%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.98%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.98%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.99%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.94%) HTTP
2 5 (4.95%) FTP
3 2 (1.98%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.95%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (3.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.96%) Siebel EIM
4 3 (2.97%) ZAP BI
4 3 (2.97%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.97%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.98%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.98%) MySQL
5 2 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.98%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (1.98%) Essbase
5 2 (1.98%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (1.98%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.98%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (5.94%) Git (software)
1 6 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (5.94%) JIRA
2 4 (3.96%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.97%) Ant
3 3 (2.97%) Subversion
4 2 (1.98%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.99%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.99%) Maven
General
1 15 (14.85%) Finance
2 4 (3.96%) Automotive
3 3 (2.97%) Games
3 3 (2.97%) Marketing
4 2 (1.98%) Banking
4 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.99%) Legal
5 1 (0.99%) Retail
Job Titles
1 62 (61.39%) Architect
2 28 (27.72%) Developer
3 26 (25.74%) Solutions Architect
4 18 (17.82%) Integration Architect
5 15 (14.85%) .NET Developer
6 8 (7.92%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (7.92%) Enterprise Architect
6 8 (7.92%) Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.95%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (4.95%) C# Developer
8 5 (4.95%) Applications Architect
8 5 (4.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Senior Architect
9 4 (3.96%) Mobile Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Oracle Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Test Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) Oracle SOA Developer
9 4 (3.96%) SOA Developer
10 3 (2.97%) Oracle Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (27.72%) .NET
2 27 (26.73%) XML
3 24 (23.76%) Middleware
4 21 (20.79%) ASP.NET
4 21 (20.79%) Web Services
5 19 (18.81%) HTML
6 17 (16.83%) CSS
7 15 (14.85%) SOAP
7 15 (14.85%) HTML5
8 13 (12.87%) REST
9 11 (10.89%) jQuery
10 10 (9.90%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 8 (7.92%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (7.92%) WCF
11 8 (7.92%) JSON
12 6 (5.94%) Ajax
12 6 (5.94%) XSD
12 6 (5.94%) WSDL
12 6 (5.94%) WebSphere MQ
12 6 (5.94%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.81%) N-Tier
2 11 (10.89%) DataPower
3 7 (6.93%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.95%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.95%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.96%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.96%) AS400
5 4 (3.96%) Kindle
6 3 (2.97%) WURFL
6 3 (2.97%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.97%) E-Learning
6 3 (2.97%) SCORM
6 3 (2.97%) Open Source
6 3 (2.97%) Learning Management System
7 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.99%) BBC
8 1 (0.99%) IVR
8 1 (0.99%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.91%) Android
1 9 (8.91%) Apple iOS
2 7 (6.93%) Windows
3 6 (5.94%) UNIX
4 5 (4.95%) Linux
5 4 (3.96%) zOS
6 3 (2.97%) BlackBerry OS
6 3 (2.97%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (1.98%) Solaris
8 1 (0.99%) SUSE
8 1 (0.99%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.79%) TOGAF
2 15 (14.85%) ERP
2 15 (14.85%) MVC
2 15 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (10.89%) OO
3 11 (10.89%) UML
3 11 (10.89%) OOP
3 11 (10.89%) Technical Architecture
4 10 (9.90%) EAI
5 9 (8.91%) Unit Testing
5 9 (8.91%) Data Mapping
6 8 (7.92%) Master Data Management
6 8 (7.92%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (7.92%) TDD
6 8 (7.92%) Data Management
6 8 (7.92%) CRM
7 7 (6.93%) Migration
8 6 (5.94%) Data Protection
8 6 (5.94%) Programme Management
8 6 (5.94%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.77%) C#
2 22 (21.78%) JavaScript
3 16 (15.84%) SQL
4 10 (9.90%) Java
5 9 (8.91%) VB.NET
6 4 (3.96%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.97%) VB
8 2 (1.98%) VB6
8 2 (1.98%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.98%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.99%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 7 (6.93%) Degree
2 4 (3.96%) ISTQB
2 4 (3.96%) ISEB
3 3 (2.97%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.98%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.98%) MBA
5 1 (0.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.99%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.96%) ISO 9001
1 4 (3.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.98%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (3.96%) Oracle EDQ
2 2 (1.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.98%) MOM
2 2 (1.98%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (26.73%) Oracle
2 24 (23.76%) Microsoft
3 16 (15.84%) IBM
4 7 (6.93%) TIBCO
4 7 (6.93%) SAP
5 5 (4.95%) Sencha
6 4 (3.96%) Siebel
7 3 (2.97%) HP
7 3 (2.97%) AccuRev
8 2 (1.98%) Remedy
8 2 (1.98%) BMC
8 2 (1.98%) Hyperion
8 2 (1.98%) webMethods
8 2 (1.98%) Green Hat
8 2 (1.98%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.99%) Mercator
9 1 (0.99%) Siemens
9 1 (0.99%) Intel
9 1 (0.99%) Business Objects
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