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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 74 59 71
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Contract jobs citing SOA 45 60 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.79% 2.37% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 3.26% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 26 20
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£420 £448 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.14% +26.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £300 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £377
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +15.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -48.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +18.64%
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
1871 1840 1418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.60% 72.56% 68.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1115 964 739
Average daily rate £395 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 130 60
Average hourly rate £30.50 £29.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.52% -0.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.87 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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
Staffordshire +5 15 £398 +44.54% 4
Birmingham -4 9 £425 - 5
Warwickshire -5 5 £550 +42.85% 3
Coventry -1 4 £650 +23.80%
Shropshire -7 2 - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 40 (34.19%) .NET
2 33 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 33 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (25.64%) Finance
4 28 (23.93%) TOGAF
5 25 (21.37%) JavaScript
5 25 (21.37%) XML
6 23 (19.66%) MVC
7 22 (18.80%) Scrum
7 22 (18.80%) Java
8 21 (17.95%) CSS
8 21 (17.95%) Web Services
9 20 (17.09%) C#
10 19 (16.24%) Oracle
10 19 (16.24%) ASP.NET
10 19 (16.24%) TDD
11 18 (15.38%) SQL
11 18 (15.38%) RESTful
11 18 (15.38%) BDD
12 17 (14.53%) HTML
13 16 (13.68%) SOAP
13 16 (13.68%) CRM
13 16 (13.68%) Microsoft
13 16 (13.68%) Performance Testing
14 15 (12.82%) WCF
14 15 (12.82%) Git (software)
14 15 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (12.82%) HTML5
14 15 (12.82%) CSS3
14 15 (12.82%) Microservices

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 10 (8.55%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (6.84%) WebSphere
3 6 (5.13%) WebLogic
3 6 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.27%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (3.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (3.42%) SAS
5 4 (3.42%) CMS
6 3 (2.56%) WebLogic Integration
7 2 (1.71%) Oracle BPEL
7 2 (1.71%) AquaLogic
7 2 (1.71%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.85%) IIS
8 1 (0.85%) JBoss
8 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.85%) Node.js
8 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (5.98%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (5.13%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.85%) SaaS
1 1 (0.85%) Google Compute Engine
1 1 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.84%) HTTP
2 4 (3.42%) SMS
3 2 (1.71%) DNS
4 1 (0.85%) SAN
4 1 (0.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (8.55%) Big Data
5 6 (5.13%) NoSQL
6 5 (4.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (4.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (4.27%) Oracle Database
7 4 (3.42%) MongoDB
7 4 (3.42%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.71%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (1.71%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.85%) MarkLogic
10 1 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.85%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (12.82%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.97%) Selenium
3 13 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (11.11%) Subversion
4 6 (5.13%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.42%) ReSharper
6 3 (2.56%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.71%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.85%) Juju
General
1 30 (25.64%) Finance
2 4 (3.42%) Retail
3 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.71%) Banking
4 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.85%) Automotive
4 1 (0.85%) Advertising
4 1 (0.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 52 (44.44%) Developer
2 46 (39.32%) Architect
3 27 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (11.11%) Python Developer
5 9 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 9 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 7 (5.98%) Enterprise Architect
6 7 (5.98%) Flash Developer
6 7 (5.98%) Integration Architect
7 6 (5.13%) C# Developer
7 6 (5.13%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (5.13%) Team Leader
7 6 (5.13%) Senior Python Developer
8 5 (4.27%) Technical Team Leader
8 5 (4.27%) Technical Architect
8 5 (4.27%) AWS Developer
9 4 (3.42%) AWS Architect
9 4 (3.42%) Consultant
9 4 (3.42%) Data Architect
9 4 (3.42%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (34.19%) .NET
2 25 (21.37%) XML
3 21 (17.95%) CSS
3 21 (17.95%) Web Services
4 19 (16.24%) ASP.NET
5 18 (15.38%) RESTful
6 17 (14.53%) HTML
7 16 (13.68%) SOAP
8 15 (12.82%) WCF
8 15 (12.82%) HTML5
8 15 (12.82%) CSS3
9 13 (11.11%) Flask
9 13 (11.11%) Django
10 12 (10.26%) Middleware
11 9 (7.69%) REST
12 8 (6.84%) Oracle Fusion
13 7 (5.98%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (5.98%) jQuery
13 7 (5.98%) JSON
13 7 (5.98%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.82%) N-Tier
2 13 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.27%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.42%) DataPower
5 3 (2.56%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (2.56%) SCADA
6 2 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.71%) Social Media
6 2 (1.71%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.85%) User Experience
7 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.97%) Linux
2 13 (11.11%) Debian
2 13 (11.11%) Ubuntu
3 2 (1.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (23.93%) TOGAF
3 23 (19.66%) MVC
4 22 (18.80%) Scrum
5 19 (16.24%) TDD
6 18 (15.38%) BDD
7 16 (13.68%) Performance Testing
7 16 (13.68%) CRM
8 15 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (12.82%) Enterprise Architecture
8 15 (12.82%) Microservices
9 14 (11.97%) E-Commerce
10 13 (11.11%) Content Management
10 13 (11.11%) Mentoring
10 13 (11.11%) Test Automation
10 13 (11.11%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
11 12 (10.26%) Open Source
11 12 (10.26%) EAI
12 9 (7.69%) Workflow
12 9 (7.69%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.37%) JavaScript
2 22 (18.80%) Java
3 20 (17.09%) C#
4 18 (15.38%) SQL
5 13 (11.11%) Python
6 8 (6.84%) ActionScript
7 7 (5.98%) ActionScript 3.0
8 4 (3.42%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.56%) PHP
10 2 (1.71%) XQuery
11 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.85%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.85%) VB
11 1 (0.85%) C++
11 1 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.42%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.71%) QA
1 2 (1.71%) Solvency II
1 2 (1.71%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.71%) vCloud
2 1 (0.85%) Docker
2 1 (0.85%) LXC
Systems Management
1 10 (8.55%) Vagrant
2 3 (2.56%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.85%) OpenView
3 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (16.24%) Oracle
2 16 (13.68%) Microsoft
3 13 (11.11%) IBM
4 4 (3.42%) MuleSoft
4 4 (3.42%) Informatica
5 3 (2.56%) TIBCO
5 3 (2.56%) webMethods
5 3 (2.56%) FatWire
5 3 (2.56%) Solace
5 3 (2.56%) Green Hat
6 2 (1.71%) Adobe
6 2 (1.71%) i2
6 2 (1.71%) SAP
6 2 (1.71%) VMware
6 2 (1.71%) Pega
6 2 (1.71%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.71%) hybris
6 2 (1.71%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.85%) Google
7 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago