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 August 2016 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 114 76 67
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -9
Contract jobs citing SOA 34 42 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.05% 1.69% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 2.21% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 30 24
Median daily rate £400 £423 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.32% -0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £363 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £605 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £22.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +21.42%
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
2599 1903 1945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.44% 76.55% 76.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1535 1136 1014
Median daily rate £400 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 89 133
Median hourly rate £21.75 £28.69 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.18% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 August 2016.

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 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Birmingham -10 13 £475 +11.76% 3
Warwickshire -9 4 £323 -32.10%
Coventry -14 4 £400 -38.46% 4
Dudley - 3 £100 -
Shropshire -22 2 £500 -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 36 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.00%) Java
3 24 (32.00%) Oracle
4 19 (25.33%) REST
5 18 (24.00%) JavaScript
5 18 (24.00%) .NET
5 18 (24.00%) Web Services
6 16 (21.33%) C#
7 15 (20.00%) SQL
7 15 (20.00%) XML
8 14 (18.67%) XSD
8 14 (18.67%) SQL Server
8 14 (18.67%) Finance
9 13 (17.33%) Scrum
9 13 (17.33%) Microsoft
9 13 (17.33%) JSON
10 12 (16.00%) ASP.NET
11 10 (13.33%) SOAP
11 10 (13.33%) HTML
11 10 (13.33%) WSDL
11 10 (13.33%) Middleware
11 10 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (12.00%) Migration
12 9 (12.00%) Windows
12 9 (12.00%) SAP
13 8 (10.67%) CSS
13 8 (10.67%) MVC
13 8 (10.67%) Node.js
14 7 (9.33%) Visual Studio
14 7 (9.33%) Unix

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 7 (9.33%) Mule
2 6 (8.00%) Mule ESB
3 5 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (5.33%) Oracle Service Bus
4 4 (5.33%) WebLogic
5 3 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (4.00%) Confluence
5 3 (4.00%) JBoss
5 3 (4.00%) JCAPS
5 3 (4.00%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.67%) NetWeaver
6 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.33%) IIS
7 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.67%) AutoCAD
2 2 (2.67%) MS Office
2 2 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.67%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 2 (2.67%) PTC Creo
2 2 (2.67%) Siemens NX
2 2 (2.67%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (1.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (5.33%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (2.67%) SAP HCM
3 2 (2.67%) Teamcenter
4 1 (1.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.00%) GitHub
2 3 (4.00%) SaaS
3 2 (2.67%) Boomi
3 2 (2.67%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.33%) Heroku
4 1 (1.33%) Office 365
4 1 (1.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) Firewall
1 3 (4.00%) LAN
1 3 (4.00%) SAN
1 3 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (4.00%) WLAN
2 1 (1.33%) HTTP
2 1 (1.33%) Network Security
2 1 (1.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.00%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.00%) Big Data
4 3 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (2.67%) MySQL
5 2 (2.67%) Redis
5 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.67%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.33%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (9.33%) Visual Studio
3 6 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (8.00%) JIRA
4 5 (6.67%) Selenium
4 5 (6.67%) SoapUI
5 4 (5.33%) JUnit
5 4 (5.33%) Subversion
6 3 (4.00%) Fiddler
6 3 (4.00%) HP UFT
6 3 (4.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.00%) Maven
7 2 (2.67%) Ant
7 2 (2.67%) Checkstyle
7 2 (2.67%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.67%) Grunt
7 2 (2.67%) Jasmine
7 2 (2.67%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (2.67%) QUnit
7 2 (2.67%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (18.67%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) Banking
2 3 (4.00%) Marketing
2 3 (4.00%) Retail
3 2 (2.67%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Games
4 1 (1.33%) Legal
4 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (46.67%) Developer
2 21 (28.00%) Architect
3 13 (17.33%) Java Developer
4 12 (16.00%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (9.33%) Analyst
6 6 (8.00%) .NET Developer
6 6 (8.00%) Oracle Architect
7 5 (6.67%) Enterprise Architect
7 5 (6.67%) Integration Developer
7 5 (6.67%) SOA Architect
7 5 (6.67%) SQL Developer
8 4 (5.33%) CRM Architect
8 4 (5.33%) Dynamics CRM Architect
8 4 (5.33%) Integration Architect
8 4 (5.33%) Oracle Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Oracle SOA Architect
9 3 (4.00%) C# Developer
9 3 (4.00%) Service Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.33%) REST
2 18 (24.00%) .NET
2 18 (24.00%) Web Services
3 15 (20.00%) XML
4 14 (18.67%) XSD
5 13 (17.33%) JSON
6 12 (16.00%) ASP.NET
7 10 (13.33%) HTML
7 10 (13.33%) Middleware
7 10 (13.33%) SOAP
7 10 (13.33%) WSDL
8 8 (10.67%) CSS
8 8 (10.67%) Node.js
9 7 (9.33%) Oracle Fusion
9 7 (9.33%) WCF
10 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (8.00%) XSLT
11 5 (6.67%) RESTful
12 4 (5.33%) IBM Integration Bus
12 4 (5.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.67%) DataPower
1 5 (6.67%) User Experience
2 3 (4.00%) Economics
2 3 (4.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.67%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.67%) Data Conversion
3 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.67%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.33%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.33%) Life Science
4 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.00%) Windows
2 7 (9.33%) Unix
3 6 (8.00%) Linux
4 3 (4.00%) Mac OS X
4 3 (4.00%) MVS
5 2 (2.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (17.33%) Scrum
3 9 (12.00%) Migration
4 8 (10.67%) MVC
5 7 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (9.33%) CRM
5 7 (9.33%) Data Migration
5 7 (9.33%) Data Modelling
5 7 (9.33%) TOGAF
6 6 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (8.00%) Project Management
6 6 (8.00%) SDLC
6 6 (8.00%) TDD
7 5 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (6.67%) EAI
7 5 (6.67%) ETL
7 5 (6.67%) Unit Testing
8 4 (5.33%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.33%) ITIL
8 4 (5.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (36.00%) Java
2 18 (24.00%) JavaScript
3 16 (21.33%) C#
4 15 (20.00%) SQL
5 4 (5.33%) PL/SQL
5 4 (5.33%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.67%) ABAP
7 2 (2.67%) C
7 2 (2.67%) C++
7 2 (2.67%) XPath
8 1 (1.33%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.33%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (1.33%) PHP
8 1 (1.33%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (4.00%) A+ Certification
2 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.33%) Degree
3 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) QA
2 3 (4.00%) Data Quality
2 3 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (32.00%) Oracle
2 13 (17.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.00%) SAP
4 5 (6.67%) IBM
5 2 (2.67%) Endeca
5 2 (2.67%) hybris
5 2 (2.67%) Siemens
6 1 (1.33%) Adobe
6 1 (1.33%) Blue Prism
6 1 (1.33%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.33%) Kronos
6 1 (1.33%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.33%) Pega
6 1 (1.33%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.33%) webMethods