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 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 58 55 57
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing SOA 59 59 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.57% 2.70% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.71% 3.79% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 30 26
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£450 £428 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +10.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £315 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +13.97%
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
1589 1555 1234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.33% 71.23% 69.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 902 807 611
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 80 100
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 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 5 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 +9 27 £425 +13.33% 5
Birmingham -10 9 £475 +5.55% 3
Warwickshire -4 4 - - 2
Coventry -2 3 £550 +14.28% 4
Solihull - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 2
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 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 45 (44.55%) Oracle
2 43 (42.57%) .NET
2 43 (42.57%) IBM
3 37 (36.63%) C#
4 33 (32.67%) XML
5 31 (30.69%) SQL
5 31 (30.69%) EAI
5 31 (30.69%) Middleware
6 28 (27.72%) Web Services
7 24 (23.76%) SQL Server
7 24 (23.76%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (21.78%) Java
8 22 (21.78%) WebSphere
8 22 (21.78%) Security Cleared
9 21 (20.79%) ASP.NET
10 20 (19.80%) SOAP
10 20 (19.80%) SC Cleared
11 17 (16.83%) XSD
12 16 (15.84%) webMethods
13 15 (14.85%) TIBCO
13 15 (14.85%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (13.86%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 14 (13.86%) Microsoft
15 13 (12.87%) XSLT
15 13 (12.87%) REST
15 13 (12.87%) DataPower
16 12 (11.88%) Windows
16 12 (11.88%) WSDL
17 11 (10.89%) Finance
18 10 (9.90%) Oracle Database

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 22 (21.78%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.94%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.94%) WebLogic
2 6 (5.94%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (4.95%) Oracle BPEL
3 5 (4.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (4.95%) JBoss
4 4 (3.96%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.99%) AquaLogic
5 1 (0.99%) PegaRULES
5 1 (0.99%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.99%) Node.js
5 1 (0.99%) SAP Portal
5 1 (0.99%) AquaLogic Service Bus
5 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.99%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.99%) WebLogic Integration
5 1 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.99%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (2.97%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.99%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.98%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.99%) TIBCO iProcess
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.98%) FTP
2 1 (0.99%) HTTP
2 1 (0.99%) Internet
2 1 (0.99%) Extranet
2 1 (0.99%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (23.76%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.90%) Oracle Database
3 8 (7.92%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (4.95%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.96%) DB2
6 4 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.99%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.99%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 10 (9.90%) SoapUI
1 10 (9.90%) Subversion
2 6 (5.94%) Visual Studio
2 6 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.96%) ClearCase
3 4 (3.96%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (3.96%) TortoiseSVN
4 3 (2.97%) JIRA
4 3 (2.97%) ReSharper
4 3 (2.97%) Selenium
5 2 (1.98%) Ant
5 2 (1.98%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.98%) Maven
6 1 (0.99%) Hudson
6 1 (0.99%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.99%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.99%) JUnit
General
1 11 (10.89%) Finance
2 5 (4.95%) Law
3 3 (2.97%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.99%) Back Office
4 1 (0.99%) Legal
Job Titles
1 45 (44.55%) Developer
2 36 (35.64%) Architect
3 19 (18.81%) Integration Architect
4 10 (9.90%) .NET Developer
4 10 (9.90%) Senior Developer
5 8 (7.92%) Oracle Developer
6 7 (6.93%) Designer
7 6 (5.94%) Java Developer
7 6 (5.94%) Middleware Developer
8 5 (4.95%) Consultant
8 5 (4.95%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.96%) Database Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Data Architect
9 4 (3.96%) Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) Senior Architect
10 3 (2.97%) .NET Architect
10 3 (2.97%) Senior Database Developer
10 3 (2.97%) Oracle SOA Developer
10 3 (2.97%) SOA Developer
10 3 (2.97%) Senior Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (42.57%) .NET
2 33 (32.67%) XML
3 31 (30.69%) Middleware
4 28 (27.72%) Web Services
5 21 (20.79%) ASP.NET
6 20 (19.80%) SOAP
7 17 (16.83%) XSD
8 14 (13.86%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 13 (12.87%) XSLT
9 13 (12.87%) REST
10 12 (11.88%) WSDL
11 8 (7.92%) Oracle Fusion
11 8 (7.92%) WCF
11 8 (7.92%) .NET Framework
12 6 (5.94%) WebSphere MQ
13 5 (4.95%) RESTful
13 5 (4.95%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (3.96%) HTML
14 4 (3.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 4 (3.96%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.85%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (12.87%) DataPower
3 7 (6.93%) N-Tier
4 6 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.98%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.99%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.99%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.99%) SCORM
6 1 (0.99%) User Experience
6 1 (0.99%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.88%) Windows
2 9 (8.91%) Linux
2 9 (8.91%) UNIX
3 6 (5.94%) AIX
4 4 (3.96%) Windows NT
4 4 (3.96%) zOS
4 4 (3.96%) HPUX
4 4 (3.96%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (1.98%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (30.69%) EAI
2 24 (23.76%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (9.90%) Integration Testing
4 9 (8.91%) Use Case
4 9 (8.91%) OO
5 8 (7.92%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (6.93%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (5.94%) TDD
7 6 (5.94%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (4.95%) Mentoring
8 5 (4.95%) Unit Testing
8 5 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (4.95%) BPEL
8 5 (4.95%) Scrum
8 5 (4.95%) B2B
8 5 (4.95%) UML
9 4 (3.96%) Migration
9 4 (3.96%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (3.96%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.96%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (36.63%) C#
2 31 (30.69%) SQL
3 22 (21.78%) Java
4 8 (7.92%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.95%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.98%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.99%) Ruby
7 1 (0.99%) XPath
7 1 (0.99%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (21.78%) Security Cleared
2 20 (19.80%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.96%) IBM Certification
4 3 (2.97%) Degree
4 3 (2.97%) VCP4
5 1 (0.99%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.92%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.97%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.98%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 9 (8.91%) CA LISA
2 2 (1.98%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (44.55%) Oracle
2 43 (42.57%) IBM
3 16 (15.84%) webMethods
4 15 (14.85%) TIBCO
5 14 (13.86%) Microsoft
6 9 (8.91%) Green Hat
7 8 (7.92%) HP
8 6 (5.94%) Software AG
9 5 (4.95%) i2
10 3 (2.97%) SAP
11 1 (0.99%) Twitter
11 1 (0.99%) Talend
11 1 (0.99%) Pega
11 1 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
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