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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 104 68 76
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +8
Contract jobs citing SOA 31 56 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.13% 2.19% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 2.75% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 37 26
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 £331 £390 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £600 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -7.69%
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
2255 2033 1710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.42% 79.35% 72.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1385 1120 998
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 76 89
Median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £11.08 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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 9 December 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
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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 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
Solihull +7 7 £338 +50.00% 2
Staffordshire -2 7 £338 -13.46% 2
Coventry -2 6 £468 -28.03% 4
Birmingham -15 4 £425 -27.96% 2
Shropshire -2 2 £488 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £675 -
Herefordshire - 1 £500 -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 19 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.00%) Oracle
2 14 (25.00%) Web Services
2 14 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (23.21%) .NET
4 12 (21.43%) C#
4 12 (21.43%) Finance
5 11 (19.64%) SQL
5 11 (19.64%) TOGAF
6 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
6 9 (16.07%) CSS
6 9 (16.07%) SOAP
6 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET
7 8 (14.29%) MVC
7 8 (14.29%) Visual Studio
7 8 (14.29%) Unix
7 8 (14.29%) ERP
7 8 (14.29%) IBM
7 8 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (12.50%) Selenium
8 7 (12.50%) SAP
8 7 (12.50%) Java
8 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (10.71%) TDD
9 6 (10.71%) HTML
9 6 (10.71%) XML
9 6 (10.71%) Windows
9 6 (10.71%) Linux
9 6 (10.71%) JDA
9 6 (10.71%) Middleware

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 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (7.14%) Confluence
2 4 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.36%) JBoss
3 3 (5.36%) NetWeaver
4 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.79%) Apache
5 1 (1.79%) IIS
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (10.71%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (10.71%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle ASCP
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (5.36%) SAP HCM
3 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (3.57%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (1.79%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (1.79%) OpenText Process Suite
4 1 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (7.14%) SaaS
2 3 (5.36%) Boomi
2 3 (5.36%) GitHub
2 3 (5.36%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (3.57%) IaaS
3 2 (3.57%) PaaS
4 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) Firewall
1 3 (5.36%) LAN
1 3 (5.36%) SAN
1 3 (5.36%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (5.36%) WLAN
2 1 (1.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) SAP HANA
3 2 (3.57%) Endeca
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.79%) Big Data
4 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 7 (12.50%) Selenium
3 5 (8.93%) Jenkins
3 5 (8.93%) SoapUI
4 4 (7.14%) JIRA
4 4 (7.14%) Subversion
5 3 (5.36%) Fiddler
5 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
5 3 (5.36%) HP UFT
5 3 (5.36%) JUnit
5 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.57%) Ant
6 2 (3.57%) Checkstyle
6 2 (3.57%) Eclipse
6 2 (3.57%) QUnit
6 2 (3.57%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.79%) JMeter
7 1 (1.79%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.79%) Maven
General
1 12 (21.43%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Back Office
3 4 (7.14%) Marketing
3 4 (7.14%) Retail
4 3 (5.36%) Banking
4 3 (5.36%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.79%) Advertising
5 1 (1.79%) Electronics
5 1 (1.79%) Legal
5 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Architect
2 17 (30.36%) Developer
3 9 (16.07%) Analyst
4 8 (14.29%) Enterprise Architect
5 7 (12.50%) Project Manager
6 6 (10.71%) .NET Developer
6 6 (10.71%) Oracle Project Manager
7 5 (8.93%) TOGAF Architect
7 5 (8.93%) TOGAF Enterprise Architect
8 4 (7.14%) Integration Developer
8 4 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (5.36%) Applications Architect
9 3 (5.36%) Automation Architect
9 3 (5.36%) Java Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Oracle Developer
9 3 (5.36%) SAP Architect
9 3 (5.36%) SAP Solutions Architect
9 3 (5.36%) Service Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.00%) Web Services
2 13 (23.21%) .NET
3 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET
3 9 (16.07%) CSS
3 9 (16.07%) SOAP
4 6 (10.71%) HTML
4 6 (10.71%) jQuery
4 6 (10.71%) Middleware
4 6 (10.71%) XML
5 5 (8.93%) IBM Integration Bus
5 5 (8.93%) REST
5 5 (8.93%) WCF
6 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (5.36%) .NET Framework
7 3 (5.36%) Hibernate
7 3 (5.36%) JMS
7 3 (5.36%) NHibernate
7 3 (5.36%) SAP ALE
7 3 (5.36%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (5.36%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) DataPower
1 5 (8.93%) Mobile Computing
2 4 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.36%) Economics
3 3 (5.36%) N-Tier
3 3 (5.36%) Private Cloud
3 3 (5.36%) User Experience
4 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.57%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.57%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.79%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) Unix
2 6 (10.71%) Linux
2 6 (10.71%) Windows
3 3 (5.36%) Mac OS X
3 3 (5.36%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (19.64%) TOGAF
3 8 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (14.29%) ERP
3 8 (14.29%) MVC
4 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (10.71%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (10.71%) TDD
5 6 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (8.93%) EAI
6 5 (8.93%) OO
6 5 (8.93%) OOP
6 5 (8.93%) Scrum
6 5 (8.93%) SOLID
6 5 (8.93%) Use Case
7 4 (7.14%) ETL
7 4 (7.14%) ITIL
7 4 (7.14%) ITSM
7 4 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.43%) C#
2 11 (19.64%) SQL
3 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.50%) Java
5 4 (7.14%) C
6 3 (5.36%) ABAP
6 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.36%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.57%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.57%) XAML
8 1 (1.79%) PHP
8 1 (1.79%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) A+ Certification
1 3 (5.36%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) SLA
2 2 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (25.00%) Oracle
2 8 (14.29%) IBM
3 7 (12.50%) SAP
4 6 (10.71%) JDA
5 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.36%) Pega
6 2 (3.57%) Blue Prism
6 2 (3.57%) hybris
6 2 (3.57%) Infor
6 2 (3.57%) Kronos
7 1 (1.79%) OpenText
7 1 (1.79%) Remedy
7 1 (1.79%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.79%) webMethods
7 1 (1.79%) WSO2
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