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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 50 82 62
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -20
Contract jobs citing SOA 77 29 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.04% 1.35% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.77% 1.93% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 17 22
Average daily rate £475 £435 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.19% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £352 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £585 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £466 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.61% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -
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
2043 1505 1542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.69% 69.84% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1154 869 842
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 97 78
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -28.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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
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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Birmingham +13 23 £458 -7.57% 14
Staffordshire +5 14 £320 -24.26% 10
Warwickshire +6 7 £500 +33.33% 6
Shropshire - 3 - -
Coventry -3 2 £400 -12.08% 3
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 39 (31.71%) JavaScript
1 39 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (29.27%) HTML
2 36 (29.27%) Oracle
3 35 (28.46%) Java
4 34 (27.64%) Web Services
5 30 (24.39%) .NET
5 30 (24.39%) Finance
6 24 (19.51%) CSS
6 24 (19.51%) SQL Server
6 24 (19.51%) HTML5
7 23 (18.70%) N-Tier
8 21 (17.07%) Oracle BPM
8 21 (17.07%) Oracle Database
9 20 (16.26%) XML
9 20 (16.26%) C#
9 20 (16.26%) Workflow
9 20 (16.26%) Microsoft
10 19 (15.45%) Middleware
10 19 (15.45%) WebLogic
10 19 (15.45%) XPath
10 19 (15.45%) WebCenter
11 18 (14.63%) REST
11 18 (14.63%) Performance Testing
11 18 (14.63%) BPEL
12 17 (13.82%) CRM
13 16 (13.01%) SharePoint
13 16 (13.01%) ERP
13 16 (13.01%) SOAP
13 16 (13.01%) CSS3

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 19 (15.45%) WebLogic
2 16 (13.01%) SharePoint
3 14 (11.38%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (6.50%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (4.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (4.88%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (3.25%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.44%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.44%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (1.63%) Apache
8 2 (1.63%) IIS
8 2 (1.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.81%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.81%) CMS
9 1 (0.81%) Documentum
9 1 (0.81%) Liferay
9 1 (0.81%) SAS
9 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (4.88%) Photoshop
2 4 (3.25%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.44%) AutoCAD
3 3 (2.44%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 21 (17.07%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.44%) Teamcenter
3 2 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.94%) SaaS
2 9 (7.32%) IaaS
2 9 (7.32%) PaaS
3 3 (2.44%) Office 365
4 2 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.63%) Force.com
4 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.81%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.32%) HTTP
2 2 (1.63%) LDAP
3 1 (0.81%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 21 (17.07%) Oracle Database
3 14 (11.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (10.57%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (8.94%) Oracle Database 12c
6 8 (6.50%) DTS
6 8 (6.50%) PowerCenter
7 7 (5.69%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (3.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (2.44%) MongoDB
10 3 (2.44%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.81%) Informix
12 1 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
12 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (11.38%) JDeveloper
2 4 (3.25%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.25%) SoapUI
3 3 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.63%) Ant
4 2 (1.63%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.63%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.63%) Subversion
4 2 (1.63%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.81%) Moq
5 1 (0.81%) MSTest
5 1 (0.81%) NUnit
5 1 (0.81%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.81%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 30 (24.39%) Finance
2 8 (6.50%) Retail
3 7 (5.69%) Banking
4 3 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.63%) Automotive
5 2 (1.63%) Billing
Job Titles
1 55 (44.72%) Architect
2 48 (39.02%) Developer
3 19 (15.45%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (8.94%) Enterprise Architect
5 10 (8.13%) SOA Developer
6 9 (7.32%) C# Developer
6 9 (7.32%) JavaScript Developer
6 9 (7.32%) Oracle Developer
7 8 (6.50%) .NET Developer
7 8 (6.50%) Oracle SOA Developer
8 7 (5.69%) Applications Architect
8 7 (5.69%) HTML Developer
8 7 (5.69%) Integration Architect
8 7 (5.69%) Web Developer
9 6 (4.88%) Flash Developer
9 6 (4.88%) HTML CSS Developer
9 6 (4.88%) TOGAF Architect
9 6 (4.88%) TOGAF Enterprise Architect
9 6 (4.88%) WebCenter Developer
9 6 (4.88%) Zachman Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (29.27%) HTML
2 34 (27.64%) Web Services
3 30 (24.39%) .NET
4 24 (19.51%) CSS
4 24 (19.51%) HTML5
5 20 (16.26%) XML
6 19 (15.45%) Middleware
6 19 (15.45%) WebCenter
7 18 (14.63%) REST
8 16 (13.01%) CSS3
8 16 (13.01%) SOAP
9 14 (11.38%) Oracle ADF
10 13 (10.57%) ASP.NET
10 13 (10.57%) Oracle Fusion
11 12 (9.76%) XSD
12 11 (8.94%) WSDL
13 8 (6.50%) EDI
13 8 (6.50%) JMX
13 8 (6.50%) RESTful
14 7 (5.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.70%) N-Tier
2 13 (10.57%) Social Media
3 9 (7.32%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.69%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.69%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.25%) DataPower
5 4 (3.25%) Digital Media
5 4 (3.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.25%) SCADA
6 3 (2.44%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.44%) Clustering
6 3 (2.44%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.44%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.63%) User Experience
8 1 (0.81%) CMDB
8 1 (0.81%) Linked Data
8 1 (0.81%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.81%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.38%) Windows
2 12 (9.76%) Unix
3 6 (4.88%) Linux
4 2 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.81%) AIX
5 1 (0.81%) Android
5 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (16.26%) Workflow
3 18 (14.63%) BPEL
3 18 (14.63%) Performance Testing
4 17 (13.82%) CRM
5 16 (13.01%) ERP
6 15 (12.20%) EAI
6 15 (12.20%) TOGAF
6 15 (12.20%) Web Development
7 14 (11.38%) Enterprise Architecture
7 14 (11.38%) High Availability
8 13 (10.57%) Case Management
8 13 (10.57%) Data Modelling
8 13 (10.57%) E-Commerce
8 13 (10.57%) ETL
8 13 (10.57%) Process Management
9 12 (9.76%) Service Management
10 11 (8.94%) BPMN
10 11 (8.94%) Data Management
11 10 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (31.71%) JavaScript
2 35 (28.46%) Java
3 20 (16.26%) C#
4 19 (15.45%) XPath
5 15 (12.20%) SQL
6 10 (8.13%) VB
7 9 (7.32%) ActionScript
8 8 (6.50%) TypeScript
8 8 (6.50%) XQuery
9 7 (5.69%) ActionScript 3.0
10 6 (4.88%) C
10 6 (4.88%) C++
11 4 (3.25%) PHP
11 4 (3.25%) Shell Script
11 4 (3.25%) T-SQL
12 3 (2.44%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.44%) Tcl
13 2 (1.63%) Perl
13 2 (1.63%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (8.13%) Degree
2 6 (4.88%) SC Cleared
2 6 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.94%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (1.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) CA LISA
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 36 (29.27%) Oracle
2 20 (16.26%) Microsoft
3 14 (11.38%) SAP
4 12 (9.76%) Informatica
5 6 (4.88%) Pega
6 5 (4.07%) Adobe
7 4 (3.25%) FatWire
7 4 (3.25%) Guidewire
7 4 (3.25%) hybris
7 4 (3.25%) MuleSoft
7 4 (3.25%) Sitecore
8 3 (2.44%) IBM
8 3 (2.44%) webMethods
9 2 (1.63%) DevExpress
9 2 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.63%) WSO2
10 1 (0.81%) EMC
10 1 (0.81%) HP
10 1 (0.81%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.81%) Talend
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