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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 51 53 61
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs citing SOA 71 57 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.77% 2.60% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.88% 3.69% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 32 28
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +16.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £325 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-10.93% +17.64%
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
1832 1544 1307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 71.56% 70.47% 70.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1057 794 625
Average daily rate £388 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 80 118
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £10.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 26 £425 +21.42% 5
Birmingham -14 15 £405 -12.43% 5
Warwickshire +3 8 - - 2
Coventry +1 6 £550 +23.24% 2
Solihull - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 47 (44.34%) Oracle
2 44 (41.51%) IBM
3 42 (39.62%) .NET
4 36 (33.96%) C#
4 36 (33.96%) EAI
5 35 (33.02%) XML
6 31 (29.25%) SQL
6 31 (29.25%) Middleware
7 28 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (25.47%) SQL Server
9 25 (23.58%) Web Services
9 25 (23.58%) WebSphere
10 24 (22.64%) Java
11 23 (21.70%) SOAP
12 22 (20.75%) Security Cleared
13 20 (18.87%) Enterprise Software
13 20 (18.87%) SC Cleared
14 19 (17.92%) ASP.NET
15 18 (16.98%) WebSphere Message Broker
16 17 (16.04%) XSD
17 16 (15.09%) webMethods
17 16 (15.09%) XSLT
18 15 (14.15%) TIBCO
19 14 (13.21%) Finance
20 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
20 13 (12.26%) DataPower
21 12 (11.32%) WSDL
21 12 (11.32%) Windows
22 11 (10.38%) REST
22 11 (10.38%) Oracle Database

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 25 (23.58%) WebSphere
2 9 (8.49%) WebLogic
3 8 (7.55%) Oracle Service Bus
4 6 (5.66%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.72%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (4.72%) Oracle BPEL
6 4 (3.77%) JBoss
6 4 (3.77%) WebLogic Integration
7 3 (2.83%) AquaLogic
7 3 (2.83%) AquaLogic Service Bus
8 2 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.94%) Node.js
9 1 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.94%) SAP Portal
9 1 (0.94%) PegaRULES
9 1 (0.94%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.94%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.94%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.94%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.72%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.94%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.89%) FTP
2 1 (0.94%) DNS
2 1 (0.94%) Internet
2 1 (0.94%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (25.47%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.38%) Oracle Database
3 8 (7.55%) Relational Database
4 7 (6.60%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.72%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.77%) DB2
7 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.89%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.94%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.94%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.94%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 10 (9.43%) Subversion
1 10 (9.43%) SoapUI
2 7 (6.60%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.77%) ClearCase
3 4 (3.77%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (3.77%) TortoiseSVN
3 4 (3.77%) ReSharper
4 3 (2.83%) Selenium
4 3 (2.83%) JIRA
5 2 (1.89%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.89%) Maven
5 2 (1.89%) Ant
6 1 (0.94%) JUnit
6 1 (0.94%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.94%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.94%) Hudson
General
1 14 (13.21%) Finance
2 5 (4.72%) Law
3 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.89%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.94%) Back Office
4 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.94%) Automotive
4 1 (0.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (48.11%) Developer
2 37 (34.91%) Architect
3 17 (16.04%) Integration Architect
4 12 (11.32%) Oracle Developer
5 10 (9.43%) Senior Developer
6 8 (7.55%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (7.55%) .NET Developer
7 7 (6.60%) Designer
7 7 (6.60%) Middleware Developer
8 6 (5.66%) Java Developer
9 5 (4.72%) C# Developer
10 4 (3.77%) Database Developer
10 4 (3.77%) Data Architect
10 4 (3.77%) Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) Consultant
10 4 (3.77%) Senior Architect
10 4 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
11 3 (2.83%) Oracle SOA Developer
11 3 (2.83%) SOA Developer
11 3 (2.83%) Senior Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (39.62%) .NET
2 35 (33.02%) XML
3 31 (29.25%) Middleware
4 25 (23.58%) Web Services
5 23 (21.70%) SOAP
6 19 (17.92%) ASP.NET
7 18 (16.98%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 17 (16.04%) XSD
9 16 (15.09%) XSLT
10 12 (11.32%) WSDL
11 11 (10.38%) REST
12 10 (9.43%) Oracle Fusion
12 10 (9.43%) WCF
13 6 (5.66%) .NET Framework
14 5 (4.72%) Java EE
14 5 (4.72%) RESTful
14 5 (4.72%) WebCenter
14 5 (4.72%) WebSphere MQ
14 5 (4.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 4 (3.77%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.87%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (12.26%) DataPower
3 6 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.89%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.94%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.94%) SCORM
5 1 (0.94%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.94%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.32%) Windows
2 9 (8.49%) UNIX
3 8 (7.55%) Linux
4 6 (5.66%) AIX
5 4 (3.77%) HPUX
5 4 (3.77%) Windows NT
5 4 (3.77%) zOS
5 4 (3.77%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (33.96%) EAI
2 28 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (9.43%) Integration Testing
4 9 (8.49%) Use Case
5 8 (7.55%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (7.55%) TDD
6 7 (6.60%) Scrum
6 7 (6.60%) Unit Testing
7 6 (5.66%) Waterfall
8 5 (4.72%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (4.72%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (4.72%) MVC
8 5 (4.72%) BPEL
8 5 (4.72%) OO
9 4 (3.77%) B2B
9 4 (3.77%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.77%) Migration
9 4 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 36 (33.96%) C#
2 31 (29.25%) SQL
3 24 (22.64%) Java
4 9 (8.49%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.72%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.89%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.94%) Python
7 1 (0.94%) Ruby
7 1 (0.94%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (20.75%) Security Cleared
2 20 (18.87%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.77%) IBM Certification
4 3 (2.83%) Degree
5 1 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.94%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.55%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.94%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (8.49%) CA LISA
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.94%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 47 (44.34%) Oracle
2 44 (41.51%) IBM
3 16 (15.09%) webMethods
4 15 (14.15%) TIBCO
5 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
6 9 (8.49%) Green Hat
7 8 (7.55%) HP
8 6 (5.66%) Software AG
9 5 (4.72%) i2
10 3 (2.83%) SAP
11 1 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.94%) FatWire
11 1 (0.94%) VMware
11 1 (0.94%) Pega
11 1 (0.94%) Twitter
11 1 (0.94%) Talend
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago