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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 54 74 67
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -7
Contract jobs citing SOA 77 42 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.02% 1.80% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.08% 2.47% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 26 22
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£425 £463 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +32.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £328 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £506 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £388
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.00 - £58.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £52.50 £31.46
% change year-on-year
-30.95% +66.87%
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
1887 1698 1186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.03% 72.66% 70.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1174 888 566
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £488 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 107 77
Average hourly rate £29.00 £33.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -12.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Birmingham +7 27 £375 -18.91% 3
Warwickshire +12 18 £476 +5.83% 4
Coventry -3 6 £550 +17.96%
Shropshire - 5 - -
Wolverhampton +6 4 £263 -38.23%
Staffordshire -8 4 £521 +57.95% 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 58 (43.94%) .NET
2 45 (34.09%) IBM
3 44 (33.33%) Oracle
3 44 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (31.82%) SQL Server
5 41 (31.06%) C#
6 38 (28.79%) XML
7 34 (25.76%) Web Services
8 31 (23.48%) SQL
9 30 (22.73%) SOAP
10 27 (20.45%) Security Cleared
11 26 (19.70%) Java
11 26 (19.70%) EAI
11 26 (19.70%) Middleware
12 24 (18.18%) Scrum
12 24 (18.18%) Microsoft
13 23 (17.42%) ASP.NET
13 23 (17.42%) SC Cleared
13 23 (17.42%) Subversion
14 22 (16.67%) TDD
14 22 (16.67%) WebSphere
14 22 (16.67%) RESTful
15 21 (15.91%) Linux
15 21 (15.91%) MVC
16 19 (14.39%) WebSphere Message Broker
16 19 (14.39%) TOGAF
17 18 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
18 17 (12.88%) Finance
18 17 (12.88%) XSD
19 16 (12.12%) Selenium

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 22 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 9 (6.82%) Oracle Service Bus
3 8 (6.06%) WebLogic
4 7 (5.30%) SharePoint
4 7 (5.30%) Oracle BPEL
5 4 (3.03%) WebLogic Integration
5 4 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.27%) JBoss
6 3 (2.27%) AquaLogic
6 3 (2.27%) AquaLogic Service Bus
7 2 (1.52%) SAS
8 1 (0.76%) Node.js
8 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.76%) CMS
8 1 (0.76%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.76%) PegaRULES
8 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 6 (4.55%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) Google Compute Engine
1 1 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.76%) SaaS
1 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.52%) DNS
1 2 (1.52%) FTP
2 1 (0.76%) Firewall
2 1 (0.76%) SAN
2 1 (0.76%) Internet
2 1 (0.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.85%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 8 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (6.06%) Big Data
5 5 (3.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.79%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.03%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.03%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.03%) DB2
7 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.52%) IBM InfoSphere
7 2 (1.52%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.76%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (17.42%) Subversion
2 16 (12.12%) Selenium
3 15 (11.36%) Git (software)
4 14 (10.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (8.33%) SoapUI
6 10 (7.58%) Visual Studio
7 6 (4.55%) ReSharper
8 4 (3.03%) TortoiseSVN
8 4 (3.03%) ClearCase
8 4 (3.03%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (2.27%) JIRA
10 2 (1.52%) Maven
10 2 (1.52%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.52%) Ant
11 1 (0.76%) Juju
11 1 (0.76%) JUnit
11 1 (0.76%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.76%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.76%) Hudson
General
1 17 (12.88%) Finance
2 5 (3.79%) Law
3 3 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.76%) Back Office
4 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.76%) Advertising
4 1 (0.76%) Automotive
4 1 (0.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 70 (53.03%) Developer
2 47 (35.61%) Architect
3 16 (12.12%) Senior Developer
4 15 (11.36%) Solutions Architect
4 15 (11.36%) Integration Architect
5 13 (9.85%) Python Developer
6 11 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
6 11 (8.33%) .NET Developer
7 6 (4.55%) Middleware Developer
7 6 (4.55%) Senior Python Developer
7 6 (4.55%) Data Architect
7 6 (4.55%) C# Developer
8 5 (3.79%) AWS Developer
8 5 (3.79%) Consultant
8 5 (3.79%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (3.03%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (3.03%) Senior Architect
9 4 (3.03%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.03%) Enterprise Architect
9 4 (3.03%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (43.94%) .NET
2 38 (28.79%) XML
3 34 (25.76%) Web Services
4 30 (22.73%) SOAP
5 26 (19.70%) Middleware
6 23 (17.42%) ASP.NET
7 22 (16.67%) RESTful
8 19 (14.39%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 17 (12.88%) XSD
10 16 (12.12%) WCF
11 15 (11.36%) WSDL
12 14 (10.61%) REST
13 13 (9.85%) Flask
13 13 (9.85%) Oracle Fusion
13 13 (9.85%) Django
14 10 (7.58%) XSLT
15 8 (6.06%) .NET Framework
16 7 (5.30%) Java EE
16 7 (5.30%) LINQ
16 7 (5.30%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.36%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (9.85%) DataPower
3 8 (6.06%) Open Source
4 3 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.27%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.76%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.76%) SCORM
6 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.76%) SCADA
6 1 (0.76%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.91%) Linux
2 13 (9.85%) Ubuntu
2 13 (9.85%) Debian
3 7 (5.30%) Windows
4 4 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (3.03%) Windows NT
4 4 (3.03%) UNIX
4 4 (3.03%) HPUX
4 4 (3.03%) zOS
5 2 (1.52%) Solaris
6 1 (0.76%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (19.70%) EAI
3 24 (18.18%) Scrum
4 22 (16.67%) TDD
5 21 (15.91%) MVC
6 19 (14.39%) TOGAF
7 18 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (12.12%) BDD
8 16 (12.12%) Mentoring
9 13 (9.85%) Microservices
9 13 (9.85%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
9 13 (9.85%) Test Automation
10 11 (8.33%) Integration Testing
11 10 (7.58%) Use Case
11 10 (7.58%) Enterprise Architecture
12 8 (6.06%) Content Management
12 8 (6.06%) CRM
13 7 (5.30%) BPEL
13 7 (5.30%) Unit Testing
13 7 (5.30%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 41 (31.06%) C#
2 31 (23.48%) SQL
3 26 (19.70%) Java
4 15 (11.36%) JavaScript
5 14 (10.61%) Python
6 7 (5.30%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.52%) XQuery
8 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.76%) XPath
8 1 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 23 (17.42%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.03%) Degree
3 4 (3.03%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.82%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.52%) vCloud
3 1 (0.76%) Docker
3 1 (0.76%) LXC
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (7.58%) Vagrant
1 10 (7.58%) CA LISA
2 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.76%) OpenView
2 1 (0.76%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (34.09%) IBM
2 44 (33.33%) Oracle
3 24 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 14 (10.61%) TIBCO
5 11 (8.33%) webMethods
6 10 (7.58%) Green Hat
6 10 (7.58%) Solace
7 6 (4.55%) i2
8 3 (2.27%) HP
9 2 (1.52%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.52%) Informatica
9 2 (1.52%) VMware
9 2 (1.52%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.76%) Talend
10 1 (0.76%) FatWire
10 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.76%) SAP
10 1 (0.76%) Google
10 1 (0.76%) Pega
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