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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 59 64 67
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing SOA 62 37 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.42% 1.75% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.53% 2.54% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 39
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£425 £357 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.21% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+61.01% -8.09%
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
1757 1456 1576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.61% 69.00% 68.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 929 787 816
Average daily rate £375 £357 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 57 103
Average hourly rate £29.75 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.18% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
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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 +10 18 £425 +7.59% 4
Warwickshire -3 11 £300 -
Coventry - 5 £425 -
Staffordshire -1 4 £275 -16.66% 4
Worcestershire -11 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £528 -
Dudley - - - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 32 (30.48%) XML
2 31 (29.52%) Middleware
3 28 (26.67%) .NET
3 28 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (25.71%) Web Services
5 26 (24.76%) Microsoft
6 25 (23.81%) C#
6 25 (23.81%) Oracle
7 23 (21.90%) ASP.NET
7 23 (21.90%) IBM
7 23 (21.90%) N-Tier
8 20 (19.05%) HTML
9 19 (18.10%) JavaScript
10 18 (17.14%) CSS
10 18 (17.14%) SOAP
11 17 (16.19%) REST
12 16 (15.24%) HTML5
12 16 (15.24%) TOGAF
12 16 (15.24%) UML
13 15 (14.29%) OO
14 14 (13.33%) MS Excel
15 13 (12.38%) ERP
15 13 (12.38%) Java
15 13 (12.38%) SQL
15 13 (12.38%) SQL Server
15 13 (12.38%) MVC
15 13 (12.38%) WebSphere
15 13 (12.38%) jQuery
15 13 (12.38%) DataPower
16 12 (11.43%) Technical Architecture

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 13 (12.38%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.76%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.81%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.95%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.95%) IIS
5 1 (0.95%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.95%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 14 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.90%) MS Office
3 1 (0.95%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (3.81%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.90%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.95%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.95%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.62%) HTTP
2 5 (4.76%) FTP
3 2 (1.90%) Firewall
4 1 (0.95%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) Siebel EIM
2 4 (3.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (3.81%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.86%) ZAP BI
3 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (1.90%) MySQL
4 2 (1.90%) Essbase
4 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (1.90%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.90%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (1.90%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (6.67%) JIRA
2 7 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.81%) Ant
3 4 (3.81%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.86%) Subversion
4 3 (2.86%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.95%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.95%) Maven
General
1 11 (10.48%) Finance
2 6 (5.71%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.76%) Automotive
4 3 (2.86%) Games
4 3 (2.86%) Marketing
5 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.90%) Retail
6 1 (0.95%) Banking
6 1 (0.95%) Legal
Job Titles
1 58 (55.24%) Architect
2 33 (31.43%) Developer
3 22 (20.95%) Integration Architect
4 19 (18.10%) Solutions Architect
5 17 (16.19%) .NET Developer
6 9 (8.57%) Senior Developer
7 8 (7.62%) Enterprise Architect
8 7 (6.67%) Analyst
9 6 (5.71%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (4.76%) Applications Architect
10 5 (4.76%) Mobile Developer
11 4 (3.81%) Senior Architect
11 4 (3.81%) Oracle SOA Developer
11 4 (3.81%) SOA Developer
11 4 (3.81%) Oracle Developer
11 4 (3.81%) Consultant
12 3 (2.86%) DBA
12 3 (2.86%) Test Analyst
12 3 (2.86%) Technical Architect
12 3 (2.86%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (30.48%) XML
2 31 (29.52%) Middleware
3 28 (26.67%) .NET
4 27 (25.71%) Web Services
5 23 (21.90%) ASP.NET
6 20 (19.05%) HTML
7 18 (17.14%) CSS
7 18 (17.14%) SOAP
8 17 (16.19%) REST
9 16 (15.24%) HTML5
10 13 (12.38%) jQuery
11 11 (10.48%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 9 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC 2
13 8 (7.62%) JSON
13 8 (7.62%) WebSphere MQ
14 7 (6.67%) WSDL
14 7 (6.67%) Ajax
14 7 (6.67%) XSD
14 7 (6.67%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 23 (21.90%) N-Tier
2 13 (12.38%) DataPower
3 8 (7.62%) User Experience
4 7 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (5.71%) Mobile App
5 6 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.76%) Data Structures
6 5 (4.76%) AS400
7 4 (3.81%) Client/Server
7 4 (3.81%) Kindle
8 3 (2.86%) WURFL
8 3 (2.86%) Learning Management System
8 3 (2.86%) Open Source
8 3 (2.86%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.86%) E-Learning
8 3 (2.86%) SCORM
8 3 (2.86%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.95%) BBC
9 1 (0.95%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.52%) Android
1 10 (9.52%) Apple iOS
2 8 (7.62%) Windows
3 7 (6.67%) UNIX
4 5 (4.76%) Linux
4 5 (4.76%) zOS
5 3 (2.86%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (2.86%) BlackBerry OS
6 2 (1.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (15.24%) TOGAF
2 16 (15.24%) UML
3 15 (14.29%) OO
4 13 (12.38%) ERP
4 13 (12.38%) MVC
5 12 (11.43%) EAI
5 12 (11.43%) Technical Architecture
6 9 (8.57%) Unit Testing
6 9 (8.57%) Data Protection
6 9 (8.57%) Data Mapping
6 9 (8.57%) OOP
7 8 (7.62%) E-Commerce
7 8 (7.62%) Migration
7 8 (7.62%) Data Management
7 8 (7.62%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (7.62%) Master Data Management
7 8 (7.62%) Mentoring
8 7 (6.67%) Android Development
8 7 (6.67%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (23.81%) C#
2 19 (18.10%) JavaScript
3 13 (12.38%) Java
3 13 (12.38%) SQL
4 9 (8.57%) VB.NET
5 4 (3.81%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.90%) VB
6 2 (1.90%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.90%) VB6
6 2 (1.90%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (7.62%) Degree
2 3 (2.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.86%) ISEB
2 3 (2.86%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.90%) MBA
3 2 (1.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) ISO 9001
1 4 (3.81%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.90%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (3.81%) Oracle EDQ
2 3 (2.86%) CA LISA
3 2 (1.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.90%) MOM
4 1 (0.95%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 26 (24.76%) Microsoft
2 25 (23.81%) Oracle
3 23 (21.90%) IBM
4 9 (8.57%) SAP
5 7 (6.67%) TIBCO
6 6 (5.71%) Sencha
7 4 (3.81%) Siebel
8 3 (2.86%) Green Hat
8 3 (2.86%) webMethods
8 3 (2.86%) AccuRev
9 2 (1.90%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.95%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.95%) Siemens
10 1 (0.95%) Intel
10 1 (0.95%) JBoss
10 1 (0.95%) Mercator
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
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