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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
England / West Midlands
Rank 82 52 56
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +4
Contract jobs citing SOA 38 82 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.57% 3.22% 2.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 3.91% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 51 41
Median daily rate £467 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £350 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £570 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +42.85%

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
1914 2099 1662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.16% 82.38% 73.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1228 1188 964
Median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 45 103
Median hourly rate £25.50 £19.25 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.46% -32.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.08 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West 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 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 27 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire -10 10 £381 +19.14%
Birmingham -18 8 £484 +16.62% 5
Shropshire +32 6 £519 -
Coventry -3 6 £468 -6.45% 2
Solihull - 4 £350 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £675 -
Warwickshire -9 1 £488 +1.56% 1
Worcestershire - 1 £375 -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SOA.

1 23 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.78%) Oracle
3 13 (24.07%) TDD
3 13 (24.07%) TOGAF
4 12 (22.22%) XML
4 12 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 11 (20.37%) .NET
5 11 (20.37%) C#
5 11 (20.37%) Scrum
6 10 (18.52%) SOAP
6 10 (18.52%) Web Services
6 10 (18.52%) SDLC
6 10 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (14.81%) SOLID
7 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET
7 8 (14.81%) CSS
7 8 (14.81%) OO
7 8 (14.81%) Java
7 8 (14.81%) SQL
7 8 (14.81%) Finance
8 7 (12.96%) MVC
8 7 (12.96%) JavaScript
8 7 (12.96%) ERP
8 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
8 7 (12.96%) jQuery
8 7 (12.96%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (11.11%) Use Case
9 6 (11.11%) Oracle General Ledger
9 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (11.11%) PaaS

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the West 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 12 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (7.41%) JBoss
3 2 (3.70%) Confluence
3 2 (3.70%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.70%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (1.85%) Apache
4 1 (1.85%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (11.11%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (11.11%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle ASCP
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.85%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (1.85%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (1.85%) OpenText Process Suite
4 1 (1.85%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.85%) SAP HCM
4 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) IaaS
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (11.11%) PaaS
2 4 (7.41%) SaaS
3 3 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.85%) Boomi
4 1 (1.85%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.70%) Big Data
3 2 (3.70%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.70%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.85%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
2 5 (9.26%) Subversion
3 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.56%) Selenium
3 3 (5.56%) TeamCity
4 2 (3.70%) JIRA
4 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.85%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (1.85%) JUnit
5 1 (1.85%) Rational Rose
5 1 (1.85%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 5 (9.26%) Back Office
3 1 (1.85%) Advertising
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Electronics
3 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.85%) Marketing
3 1 (1.85%) Retail
3 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (42.59%) Architect
2 18 (33.33%) Developer
3 6 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 6 (11.11%) Enterprise Architect
3 6 (11.11%) Oracle Project Manager
3 6 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 5 (9.26%) Integration Architect
4 5 (9.26%) Java Developer
4 5 (9.26%) Middleware Developer
4 5 (9.26%) TOGAF Architect
4 5 (9.26%) TOGAF Enterprise Architect
5 4 (7.41%) CRM Architect
5 4 (7.41%) SOA Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Applications Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Messaging Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM Architect
7 2 (3.70%) ERP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) XML
2 11 (20.37%) .NET
3 10 (18.52%) SOAP
3 10 (18.52%) Web Services
4 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET
4 8 (14.81%) CSS
5 7 (12.96%) jQuery
6 6 (11.11%) Middleware
6 6 (11.11%) REST
6 6 (11.11%) XSLT
7 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 5 (9.26%) HTML
7 5 (9.26%) WCF
8 4 (7.41%) AngularJS
8 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (7.41%) JSON
9 3 (5.56%) Entity Framework
9 3 (5.56%) HTML5
9 3 (5.56%) JPA
9 3 (5.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Computer Science
1 5 (9.26%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (9.26%) Mobile Computing
2 3 (5.56%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.70%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) DataPower
4 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (24.07%) TDD
2 13 (24.07%) TOGAF
3 11 (20.37%) Scrum
4 10 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (18.52%) SDLC
5 8 (14.81%) OO
5 8 (14.81%) SOLID
6 7 (12.96%) ERP
6 7 (12.96%) MVC
6 7 (12.96%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (11.11%) ArchiMate
7 6 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 6 (11.11%) OOP
7 6 (11.11%) Use Case
8 5 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (9.26%) Coaching
8 5 (9.26%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (9.26%) ETL
9 4 (7.41%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) C#
2 8 (14.81%) Java
2 8 (14.81%) SQL
3 7 (12.96%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.41%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.56%) VB.NET
5 3 (5.56%) XAML
6 2 (3.70%) C
6 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.85%) ABAP
7 1 (1.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (5.56%) Degree
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) P3O
1 1 (1.85%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (27.78%) Oracle
2 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.11%) JDA
4 5 (9.26%) WSO2
5 4 (7.41%) IBM
6 2 (3.70%) Infor
6 2 (3.70%) Pega
6 2 (3.70%) SAP
7 1 (1.85%) Blue Prism
7 1 (1.85%) Casewise
7 1 (1.85%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.85%) Kronos
7 1 (1.85%) OpenText
7 1 (1.85%) Remedy
7 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow
West Midlands
Franklin Bates
Rate: From £450 to £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago