The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 59 63 74
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Contract jobs citing SOA 61 41 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.57% 2.24% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.67% 3.26% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 27 23
Average daily rate £450 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £314 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £565 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +4.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1661 1256 1419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.85% 68.56% 62.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 606 672
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 94 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £15.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.15 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
SOA
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +3 18 £463 +15.62% 3
Staffordshire +3 10 £330 - 1
Coventry +2 10 £466 - 1
Warwickshire -5 3 £419 -1.47% 1
Solihull - - - - 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (43.82%) .NET
2 27 (30.34%) Java
3 25 (28.09%) C#
3 25 (28.09%) Microsoft
4 23 (25.84%) SQL Server
4 23 (25.84%) Web Services
5 20 (22.47%) SQL
6 19 (21.35%) J2EE
6 19 (21.35%) XML
7 17 (19.10%) EAI
7 17 (19.10%) WCF
8 16 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (17.98%) ASP.NET
8 16 (17.98%) JavaScript
9 15 (16.85%) N-Tier
10 14 (15.73%) Oracle
10 14 (15.73%) SOAP
10 14 (15.73%) Finance
10 14 (15.73%) TOGAF
11 13 (14.61%) JMS
12 12 (13.48%) Client/Server
12 12 (13.48%) Windows
13 11 (12.36%) Software Engineering
13 11 (12.36%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (11.24%) TDD
14 10 (11.24%) IBM
14 10 (11.24%) Business Objects
15 9 (10.11%) ITIL
15 9 (10.11%) XML Schema
15 9 (10.11%) Linux

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 7 (7.87%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.49%) IIS
3 3 (3.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle BPEL
4 2 (2.25%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.12%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.12%) Apache
5 1 (1.12%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.12%) WebLogic Integration
5 1 (1.12%) Alfresco
5 1 (1.12%) Drupal
5 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.12%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (8.99%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (7.87%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.12%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.12%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.99%) LDAP
2 7 (7.87%) DDNS
3 4 (4.49%) Internet
4 3 (3.37%) IPv4
4 3 (3.37%) IPv6
5 1 (1.12%) FTP
5 1 (1.12%) HTTP
5 1 (1.12%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.84%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (8.99%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (6.74%) MySQL
4 6 (6.74%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.49%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.37%) DB2
6 3 (3.37%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.25%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.12%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (7.87%) Eclipse
2 6 (6.74%) Visual Studio
3 5 (5.62%) Log4j
4 4 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.12%) JIRA
General
1 14 (15.73%) Finance
2 2 (2.25%) Marketing
2 2 (2.25%) Automotive
3 1 (1.12%) Legal
3 1 (1.12%) Games
3 1 (1.12%) Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (43.82%) Developer
2 33 (37.08%) Architect
3 17 (19.10%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (7.87%) Software Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) Java Developer
5 6 (6.74%) Senior Software Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 6 (6.74%) Analyst
5 6 (6.74%) Administrator
5 6 (6.74%) Consultant
5 6 (6.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) ServiceNow Developer
6 5 (5.62%) Test Analyst
6 5 (5.62%) SOA Architect
6 5 (5.62%) Systems Developer
7 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Developer
7 4 (4.49%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (4.49%) .NET Developer
7 4 (4.49%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (43.82%) .NET
2 23 (25.84%) Web Services
3 19 (21.35%) J2EE
3 19 (21.35%) XML
4 17 (19.10%) WCF
5 16 (17.98%) ASP.NET
6 14 (15.73%) SOAP
7 13 (14.61%) JMS
8 9 (10.11%) XML Schema
9 8 (8.99%) Spring
9 8 (8.99%) XSL
10 7 (7.87%) OSGi
10 7 (7.87%) XSLT
10 7 (7.87%) Middleware
10 7 (7.87%) Java EE
11 6 (6.74%) RESTful
11 6 (6.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 5 (5.62%) JAX-RS
12 5 (5.62%) REST
12 5 (5.62%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.85%) N-Tier
2 12 (13.48%) Client/Server
3 8 (8.99%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (7.87%) Clustering
5 5 (5.62%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.37%) Data Integration
7 2 (2.25%) Open Source
8 1 (1.12%) WURFL
8 1 (1.12%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.12%) NHS
8 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.12%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.48%) Windows
2 9 (10.11%) Linux
3 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (7.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.12%) BlackBerry OS
5 1 (1.12%) HPUX
5 1 (1.12%) SUSE
5 1 (1.12%) Android
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.10%) EAI
2 16 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (15.73%) TOGAF
4 11 (12.36%) Software Engineering
5 10 (11.24%) TDD
6 9 (10.11%) ITIL
6 9 (10.11%) MVC
6 9 (10.11%) Workflow
7 8 (8.99%) ITSM
7 8 (8.99%) BPEL
7 8 (8.99%) Data Migration
7 8 (8.99%) Service Management
7 8 (8.99%) Migration
7 8 (8.99%) ERP
8 7 (7.87%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 7 (7.87%) CRM
9 6 (6.74%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (6.74%) E-Commerce
9 6 (6.74%) UML
9 6 (6.74%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 27 (30.34%) Java
2 25 (28.09%) C#
3 20 (22.47%) SQL
4 16 (17.98%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.87%) X++
5 7 (7.87%) PowerShell
6 5 (5.62%) VB
7 4 (4.49%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.25%) VB6
8 2 (2.25%) Scala
8 2 (2.25%) LotusScript
8 2 (2.25%) VBScript
8 2 (2.25%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.25%) VBA
9 1 (1.12%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 5 (5.62%) ISEB
2 4 (4.49%) ISTQB
2 4 (4.49%) Degree
3 1 (1.12%) MBA
3 1 (1.12%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) HL7
1 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) MOM
1 1 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (28.09%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.73%) Oracle
3 10 (11.24%) IBM
3 10 (11.24%) Business Objects
4 9 (10.11%) HP
5 8 (8.99%) BMC
5 8 (8.99%) Remedy
5 8 (8.99%) ServiceNow
6 6 (6.74%) WSO2
7 3 (3.37%) TIBCO
8 2 (2.25%) DevExpress
8 2 (2.25%) Lotus
8 2 (2.25%) JBoss
9 1 (1.12%) SAP
9 1 (1.12%) InterSystems
9 1 (1.12%) AccuRev
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Experis IT
Rate: £320.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £310 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago