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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
England / West Midlands
Rank 86 59 75
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +16
Contract jobs citing SOA 37 59 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.54% 2.51% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 3.08% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 39 18
Median daily rate £438 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.84% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £390 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £570 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £451 £448
% change year-on-year
-0.22% +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £48.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+13.98% +20.62%

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 1916 1550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.45% 81.60% 72.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1196 1046 943
Median daily rate £417 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 63 92
Median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.08 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.85 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

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 16 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

SOA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 January 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 -3 9 £425 +19.71% 1
Solihull - 8 £350 - 2
Coventry - 6 £468 - 3
Shropshire +14 4 £488 - 1
Birmingham -13 3 £600 +9.09% 3
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £675 -
Warwickshire -9 1 £488 -2.50%
Worcestershire - 1 £375 -
Herefordshire - 1 £500 -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 24 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.03%) Web Services
3 14 (24.14%) Oracle
3 14 (24.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 12 (20.69%) C#
4 12 (20.69%) .NET
4 12 (20.69%) Finance
4 12 (20.69%) TOGAF
5 11 (18.97%) SOAP
6 10 (17.24%) SQL
7 9 (15.52%) Java
7 9 (15.52%) JavaScript
7 9 (15.52%) CSS
7 9 (15.52%) XML
7 9 (15.52%) TDD
7 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (13.79%) MVC
8 8 (13.79%) Visual Studio
8 8 (13.79%) ASP.NET
8 8 (13.79%) ERP
8 8 (13.79%) IBM
9 7 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (12.07%) Selenium
9 7 (12.07%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (10.34%) jQuery
10 6 (10.34%) Oracle General Ledger
10 6 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (10.34%) REST
10 6 (10.34%) JDA

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 14 (24.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (8.62%) JBoss
3 4 (6.90%) Confluence
3 4 (6.90%) WebSphere
4 3 (5.17%) NetWeaver
5 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (3.45%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (1.72%) Apache
6 1 (1.72%) IIS
6 1 (1.72%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.72%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (10.34%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (10.34%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle ASCP
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (5.17%) SAP HCM
3 2 (3.45%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.72%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (1.72%) OpenText Process Suite
4 1 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.17%) Boomi
2 3 (5.17%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (5.17%) GitHub
2 3 (5.17%) IaaS
2 3 (5.17%) PaaS
2 3 (5.17%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.17%) SAP HANA
3 2 (3.45%) Big Data
3 2 (3.45%) Endeca
3 2 (3.45%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Visual Studio
2 7 (12.07%) Selenium
3 5 (8.62%) Jenkins
3 5 (8.62%) SoapUI
4 4 (6.90%) JIRA
4 4 (6.90%) Subversion
5 3 (5.17%) Fiddler
5 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
5 3 (5.17%) HP UFT
5 3 (5.17%) JUnit
5 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.45%) Ant
6 2 (3.45%) Checkstyle
6 2 (3.45%) Eclipse
6 2 (3.45%) QUnit
6 2 (3.45%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.72%) Maven
7 1 (1.72%) Rational Rose
General
1 12 (20.69%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Back Office
3 4 (6.90%) Retail
4 3 (5.17%) Banking
4 3 (5.17%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.72%) Advertising
5 1 (1.72%) Electronics
5 1 (1.72%) Legal
5 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.72%) Marketing
5 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (36.21%) Developer
2 20 (34.48%) Architect
3 8 (13.79%) Enterprise Architect
4 7 (12.07%) .NET Developer
4 7 (12.07%) Project Manager
5 6 (10.34%) Analyst
5 6 (10.34%) Oracle Project Manager
6 5 (8.62%) Java Developer
6 5 (8.62%) TOGAF Architect
6 5 (8.62%) TOGAF Enterprise Architect
7 4 (6.90%) Middleware Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.17%) Applications Architect
8 3 (5.17%) Automation Architect
8 3 (5.17%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (5.17%) SAP Architect
8 3 (5.17%) SAP Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.17%) Test Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) E-Business Manager
9 2 (3.45%) SAP HR Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (31.03%) Web Services
2 12 (20.69%) .NET
3 11 (18.97%) SOAP
4 9 (15.52%) CSS
4 9 (15.52%) XML
5 8 (13.79%) ASP.NET
6 6 (10.34%) HTML
6 6 (10.34%) jQuery
6 6 (10.34%) Middleware
6 6 (10.34%) REST
7 5 (8.62%) WCF
8 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (6.90%) IBM Integration Bus
8 4 (6.90%) JMS
8 4 (6.90%) XSLT
9 3 (5.17%) .NET Framework
9 3 (5.17%) ADO.NET
9 3 (5.17%) Hibernate
9 3 (5.17%) Silverlight
9 3 (5.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (8.62%) Mobile Computing
3 4 (6.90%) DataPower
4 3 (5.17%) Data Integration
4 3 (5.17%) N-Tier
5 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.45%) User Experience
5 2 (3.45%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.72%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.72%) PMI
6 1 (1.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.90%) Unix
2 3 (5.17%) Linux
3 2 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (20.69%) TOGAF
3 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (15.52%) TDD
4 8 (13.79%) ERP
4 8 (13.79%) MVC
5 7 (12.07%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (10.34%) ETL
6 6 (10.34%) OOP
6 6 (10.34%) SOLID
6 6 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (8.62%) Mentoring
7 5 (8.62%) OO
7 5 (8.62%) Scrum
7 5 (8.62%) Use Case
8 4 (6.90%) Coaching
8 4 (6.90%) EAI
8 4 (6.90%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.69%) C#
2 10 (17.24%) SQL
3 9 (15.52%) Java
3 9 (15.52%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.90%) C
5 3 (5.17%) ABAP
5 3 (5.17%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.17%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.17%) VB.NET
5 3 (5.17%) XAML
6 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.72%) PHP
7 1 (1.72%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (5.17%) Degree
2 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) P3O
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (24.14%) Oracle
2 8 (13.79%) IBM
3 6 (10.34%) JDA
3 6 (10.34%) SAP
4 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.17%) Pega
5 3 (5.17%) WSO2
6 2 (3.45%) Blue Prism
6 2 (3.45%) hybris
6 2 (3.45%) Infor
6 2 (3.45%) Kronos
7 1 (1.72%) Casewise
7 1 (1.72%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.72%) OpenText
7 1 (1.72%) Remedy
7 1 (1.72%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.72%) webMethods
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