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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 111 59 76
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +17
Contract jobs citing SOA 31 61 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.98% 2.54% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 3.35% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 40 25
Median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £320 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £578 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
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
2588 1821 1874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.13% 75.88% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1574 1112 993
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 86 135
Median hourly rate £17.00 £28.69 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.74% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.10 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -23 8 £450 +20.00% 3
Coventry -10 6 £400 -3.61%
Warwickshire -6 4 £323 -41.36%
Shropshire -32 3 £500 -
Dudley - 3 £100 -
Staffordshire -11 1 - - 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 40 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (27.66%) Java
3 22 (23.40%) .NET
3 22 (23.40%) REST
4 21 (22.34%) Oracle
5 20 (21.28%) C#
6 18 (19.15%) JavaScript
6 18 (19.15%) SQL Server
6 18 (19.15%) Microsoft
7 17 (18.09%) Finance
8 16 (17.02%) Web Services
9 15 (15.96%) XML
9 15 (15.96%) Scrum
10 14 (14.89%) XSD
10 14 (14.89%) SOAP
10 14 (14.89%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (13.83%) JSON
11 13 (13.83%) Windows
11 13 (13.83%) SQL
12 12 (12.77%) ASP.NET
13 11 (11.70%) Project Management
13 11 (11.70%) Middleware
13 11 (11.70%) HTML
13 11 (11.70%) TOGAF
14 10 (10.64%) TDD
14 10 (10.64%) DataPower
14 10 (10.64%) SAP
14 10 (10.64%) Unix
14 10 (10.64%) WSDL
14 10 (10.64%) SDLC

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 8 (8.51%) Mule
2 7 (7.45%) WebSphere
3 6 (6.38%) Mule ESB
4 5 (5.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (5.32%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (4.26%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (3.19%) JCAPS
7 1 (1.06%) NetWeaver
7 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.19%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.13%) AutoCAD
3 2 (2.13%) MS Office
3 2 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.13%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 2 (2.13%) PTC Creo
3 2 (2.13%) Siemens NX
3 2 (2.13%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (5.32%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (3.19%) Teamcenter
4 2 (2.13%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (2.13%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (2.13%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (2.13%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (1.06%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.19%) SaaS
3 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.06%) Boomi
3 1 (1.06%) Heroku
3 1 (1.06%) Office 365
3 1 (1.06%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.06%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.32%) Firewall
2 3 (3.19%) HTTP
2 3 (3.19%) LAN
2 3 (3.19%) SAN
2 3 (3.19%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (3.19%) WLAN
3 2 (2.13%) DNS
3 2 (2.13%) FTP
4 1 (1.06%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.32%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.32%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.19%) Big Data
4 3 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.19%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.13%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (2.13%) MySQL
5 2 (2.13%) Redis
5 2 (2.13%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.06%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.06%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 14 (14.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.38%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.38%) Visual Studio
3 5 (5.32%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (5.32%) TeamCity
4 3 (3.19%) JIRA
4 3 (3.19%) Subversion
5 2 (2.13%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.13%) Grunt
5 2 (2.13%) Jasmine
5 2 (2.13%) JUnit
5 2 (2.13%) Maven
5 2 (2.13%) Mercurial
5 2 (2.13%) Mockito
5 2 (2.13%) NUnit
6 1 (1.06%) Moq
6 1 (1.06%) MSTest
6 1 (1.06%) NSubstitute
6 1 (1.06%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (1.06%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (18.09%) Finance
2 4 (4.26%) Retail
3 3 (3.19%) Marketing
4 2 (2.13%) Automotive
5 1 (1.06%) Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Games
5 1 (1.06%) Legal
5 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (39.36%) Developer
2 33 (35.11%) Architect
3 18 (19.15%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (12.77%) Java Developer
5 8 (8.51%) Integration Architect
5 8 (8.51%) Oracle Architect
6 7 (7.45%) Integration Developer
6 7 (7.45%) SOA Architect
7 6 (6.38%) .NET Developer
7 6 (6.38%) CRM Architect
8 5 (5.32%) Dynamics CRM Architect
8 5 (5.32%) Enterprise Architect
8 5 (5.32%) Integration Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Oracle SOA Architect
8 5 (5.32%) SQL Developer
9 4 (4.26%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.26%) CRM Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.26%) Oracle Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.19%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.40%) .NET
1 22 (23.40%) REST
2 16 (17.02%) Web Services
3 15 (15.96%) XML
4 14 (14.89%) SOAP
4 14 (14.89%) XSD
5 13 (13.83%) JSON
6 12 (12.77%) ASP.NET
7 11 (11.70%) HTML
7 11 (11.70%) Middleware
8 10 (10.64%) WSDL
9 9 (9.57%) CSS
9 9 (9.57%) RESTful
10 8 (8.51%) Node.js
11 7 (7.45%) IBM Integration Bus
11 7 (7.45%) Oracle Fusion
11 7 (7.45%) WCF
12 6 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (5.32%) Spring
13 5 (5.32%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.64%) DataPower
2 5 (5.32%) Client/Server
2 5 (5.32%) User Experience
3 4 (4.26%) N-Tier
4 3 (3.19%) Economics
4 3 (3.19%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.13%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.06%) Life Science
6 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.06%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.83%) Windows
2 10 (10.64%) Unix
3 5 (5.32%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.26%) Linux
5 3 (3.19%) Mac OS X
5 3 (3.19%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (15.96%) Scrum
3 11 (11.70%) Project Management
3 11 (11.70%) TOGAF
4 10 (10.64%) SDLC
4 10 (10.64%) TDD
5 8 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (8.51%) CRM
5 8 (8.51%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (8.51%) Migration
6 7 (7.45%) Data Migration
6 7 (7.45%) MVC
6 7 (7.45%) Waterfall
7 6 (6.38%) Configuration Management
7 6 (6.38%) Mentoring
7 6 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.32%) Data Modelling
8 5 (5.32%) Performance Testing
8 5 (5.32%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.66%) Java
2 20 (21.28%) C#
3 18 (19.15%) JavaScript
4 13 (13.83%) SQL
5 7 (7.45%) Shell Script
6 5 (5.32%) PowerShell
6 5 (5.32%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.19%) ActionScript
7 3 (3.19%) ActionScript 3.0
8 2 (2.13%) C++
8 2 (2.13%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.06%) ABAP
9 1 (1.06%) XAML
9 1 (1.06%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (3.19%) A+ Certification
1 3 (3.19%) Degree
2 2 (2.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) QA
2 3 (3.19%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.19%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 21 (22.34%) Oracle
2 18 (19.15%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.64%) SAP
4 5 (5.32%) IBM
5 3 (3.19%) Siemens
6 2 (2.13%) Adobe
7 1 (1.06%) DevExpress
7 1 (1.06%) EMC
7 1 (1.06%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.06%) Pega
7 1 (1.06%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.06%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.06%) VMware
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