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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 126 64 62
Rank change year-on-year
-62 -2
Contract jobs citing SOA 22 58 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.68% 2.29% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 2.92% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 43 30
Median daily rate £400 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £363 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £640 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £463 £435
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
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
2644 1984 1923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.78% 78.20% 74.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1567 1143 1000
Median daily rate £400 £395 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 100 114
Median hourly rate £19.72 £31.44 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.27% +5.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -20 6 £563 -4.66% 4
Coventry -17 4 £400 -38.46% 6
Dudley - 2 - -
Shropshire -32 1 £500 - 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SOA.

1 31 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (38.46%) Java
3 18 (27.69%) Oracle
4 17 (26.15%) JavaScript
4 17 (26.15%) REST
5 16 (24.62%) Web Services
6 14 (21.54%) XSD
6 14 (21.54%) SQL
7 13 (20.00%) .NET
7 13 (20.00%) JSON
8 12 (18.46%) C#
8 12 (18.46%) XML
9 11 (16.92%) Scrum
10 10 (15.38%) Middleware
10 10 (15.38%) ASP.NET
10 10 (15.38%) WSDL
11 9 (13.85%) SAP
11 9 (13.85%) SOAP
11 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
11 9 (13.85%) Finance
12 8 (12.31%) HTML
12 8 (12.31%) TOGAF
12 8 (12.31%) Node.js
13 7 (10.77%) Oracle Fusion
13 7 (10.77%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (10.77%) Unix
13 7 (10.77%) Windows
13 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
13 7 (10.77%) CSS
13 7 (10.77%) Migration

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (9.23%) Mule
1 6 (9.23%) Mule ESB
2 5 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (6.15%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (6.15%) WebLogic
4 3 (4.62%) Confluence
4 3 (4.62%) JBoss
4 3 (4.62%) JCAPS
4 3 (4.62%) NetWeaver
4 3 (4.62%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.54%) IIS
6 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.08%) MS Office
2 2 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) SAP HCM
2 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.54%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.62%) Boomi
2 3 (4.62%) GitHub
2 3 (4.62%) SaaS
2 3 (4.62%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.54%) Office 365
3 1 (1.54%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) Firewall
1 3 (4.62%) LAN
1 3 (4.62%) SAN
1 3 (4.62%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (4.62%) WLAN
2 1 (1.54%) Network Security
2 1 (1.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.23%) Oracle Database
3 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.62%) Big Data
4 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.62%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.62%) SAP HANA
4 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (3.08%) MySQL
5 2 (3.08%) Redis
5 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (9.23%) JIRA
2 6 (9.23%) Visual Studio
3 5 (7.69%) JUnit
3 5 (7.69%) Selenium
3 5 (7.69%) SoapUI
4 4 (6.15%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.62%) Fiddler
5 3 (4.62%) HP UFT
5 3 (4.62%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.62%) Maven
6 2 (3.08%) Ant
6 2 (3.08%) Checkstyle
6 2 (3.08%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.08%) Eclipse
6 2 (3.08%) Grunt
6 2 (3.08%) Jasmine
6 2 (3.08%) Mockito
6 2 (3.08%) QUnit
6 2 (3.08%) Subversion
General
1 9 (13.85%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Banking
2 3 (4.62%) Marketing
2 3 (4.62%) Retail
3 2 (3.08%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Legal
4 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (49.23%) Developer
2 18 (27.69%) Architect
3 13 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 10 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (10.77%) Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Enterprise Architect
6 5 (7.69%) Integration Developer
6 5 (7.69%) SQL Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Integration Architect
7 4 (6.15%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.62%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Oracle Architect
8 3 (4.62%) SAP Architect
8 3 (4.62%) SAP Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Test Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.15%) REST
2 16 (24.62%) Web Services
3 14 (21.54%) XSD
4 13 (20.00%) .NET
4 13 (20.00%) JSON
5 12 (18.46%) XML
6 10 (15.38%) ASP.NET
6 10 (15.38%) Middleware
6 10 (15.38%) WSDL
7 9 (13.85%) SOAP
8 8 (12.31%) HTML
8 8 (12.31%) Node.js
9 7 (10.77%) CSS
9 7 (10.77%) Oracle Fusion
10 6 (9.23%) WCF
11 5 (7.69%) RESTful
11 5 (7.69%) XSLT
12 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (6.15%) IBM Integration Bus
12 4 (6.15%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) DataPower
1 5 (7.69%) User Experience
2 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.62%) Economics
2 3 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.62%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.08%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.54%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.54%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.54%) Life Science
4 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.77%) Unix
1 7 (10.77%) Windows
2 6 (9.23%) Linux
3 3 (4.62%) Mac OS X
3 3 (4.62%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (16.92%) Scrum
3 8 (12.31%) TOGAF
4 7 (10.77%) Migration
5 6 (9.23%) EAI
5 6 (9.23%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (9.23%) MVC
6 5 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (7.69%) Data Migration
6 5 (7.69%) Data Modelling
6 5 (7.69%) ETL
6 5 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (7.69%) TDD
7 4 (6.15%) CRM
7 4 (6.15%) ITIL
7 4 (6.15%) Security Architecture
7 4 (6.15%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.62%) BDD
8 3 (4.62%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.62%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 25 (38.46%) Java
2 17 (26.15%) JavaScript
3 14 (21.54%) SQL
4 12 (18.46%) C#
5 4 (6.15%) PL/SQL
5 4 (6.15%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.62%) ABAP
6 3 (4.62%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.08%) C
8 1 (1.54%) PHP
8 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.54%) XAML
8 1 (1.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (4.62%) A+ Certification
2 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) Data Quality
1 3 (4.62%) QA
1 3 (4.62%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (27.69%) Oracle
2 9 (13.85%) SAP
3 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.69%) IBM
5 2 (3.08%) Endeca
5 2 (3.08%) hybris
5 2 (3.08%) Kronos
6 1 (1.54%) Blue Prism
6 1 (1.54%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.54%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.54%) Pega
6 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.54%) webMethods
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