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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 59 76 76
Rank change year-on-year
+17 0
Contract jobs citing SOA 64 44 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.74% 1.85% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.69% 2.45% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 25 19
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£388 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £324 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £548 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £399
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £40.50 £29.92
% change year-on-year
+0.24% +35.36%
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
1734 1795 1195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.32% 75.48% 67.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1083 939 592
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 141 60
Average hourly rate £27.00 £33.55 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.52% -11.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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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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 +3 17 £375 -11.76% 2
Warwickshire -1 17 £515 +6.18% 5
Staffordshire +3 9 £400 +21.21% 4
Shropshire - 5 - -
Wolverhampton - 4 £263 -
Coventry 0 1 £550 +4.26%
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 60 (44.12%) .NET
2 43 (31.62%) C#
2 43 (31.62%) IBM
2 43 (31.62%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (30.88%) SQL Server
4 39 (28.68%) XML
5 37 (27.21%) Oracle
6 31 (22.79%) SQL
6 31 (22.79%) Web Services
7 29 (21.32%) SOAP
8 26 (19.12%) ASP.NET
8 26 (19.12%) Security Cleared
9 25 (18.38%) Java
9 25 (18.38%) Microsoft
9 25 (18.38%) Scrum
10 24 (17.65%) EAI
11 23 (16.91%) SC Cleared
11 23 (16.91%) TOGAF
12 22 (16.18%) RESTful
12 22 (16.18%) Middleware
13 21 (15.44%) MVC
13 21 (15.44%) Finance
13 21 (15.44%) TDD
14 20 (14.71%) Subversion
14 20 (14.71%) JavaScript
15 19 (13.97%) WebSphere
16 18 (13.24%) XSD
17 17 (12.50%) WCF
17 17 (12.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
17 17 (12.50%) Continuous Integration

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 19 (13.97%) WebSphere
2 7 (5.15%) Oracle Service Bus
2 7 (5.15%) WebLogic
2 7 (5.15%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.68%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (3.68%) Oracle BPEL
4 4 (2.94%) WebLogic Integration
5 3 (2.21%) AquaLogic
5 3 (2.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.47%) Node.js
6 2 (1.47%) CMS
6 2 (1.47%) SAS
6 2 (1.47%) JBoss
7 1 (0.74%) PegaRULES
7 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (3.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (4.41%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.74%) SaaS
1 1 (0.74%) Google Compute Engine
1 1 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.68%) HTTP
2 2 (1.47%) DNS
2 2 (1.47%) SMS
3 1 (0.74%) SAN
3 1 (0.74%) Internet
3 1 (0.74%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (30.88%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.56%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (8.09%) Oracle Database
4 8 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (5.88%) Big Data
5 7 (5.15%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.94%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.47%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.47%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (1.47%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.74%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.74%) DB2
9 1 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (14.71%) Subversion
2 15 (11.03%) Selenium
3 14 (10.29%) Git (software)
4 13 (9.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (8.09%) Visual Studio
5 11 (8.09%) SoapUI
6 6 (4.41%) ReSharper
7 2 (1.47%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.47%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.74%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.74%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (0.74%) Juju
8 1 (0.74%) Maven
8 1 (0.74%) JIRA
General
1 21 (15.44%) Finance
2 5 (3.68%) Law
3 2 (1.47%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.74%) Advertising
4 1 (0.74%) Local Government
4 1 (0.74%) Automotive
4 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.74%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 74 (54.41%) Developer
2 51 (37.50%) Architect
3 17 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 16 (11.76%) Integration Architect
5 15 (11.03%) Senior Developer
6 13 (9.56%) Python Developer
7 12 (8.82%) .NET Developer
8 9 (6.62%) Oracle Developer
9 7 (5.15%) ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (4.41%) C# Developer
10 6 (4.41%) Data Architect
10 6 (4.41%) Senior Python Developer
10 6 (4.41%) AWS Developer
11 5 (3.68%) Senior Architect
11 5 (3.68%) Enterprise Architect
11 5 (3.68%) Flash Developer
12 4 (2.94%) Database Developer
12 4 (2.94%) Java Developer
12 4 (2.94%) Consultant
12 4 (2.94%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (44.12%) .NET
2 39 (28.68%) XML
3 31 (22.79%) Web Services
4 29 (21.32%) SOAP
5 26 (19.12%) ASP.NET
6 22 (16.18%) Middleware
6 22 (16.18%) RESTful
7 18 (13.24%) XSD
8 17 (12.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 17 (12.50%) WCF
9 15 (11.03%) REST
10 14 (10.29%) WSDL
11 13 (9.56%) Django
11 13 (9.56%) Flask
12 12 (8.82%) CSS
13 11 (8.09%) Oracle Fusion
14 9 (6.62%) XSLT
15 8 (5.88%) HTML
15 8 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (5.88%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.03%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (8.82%) DataPower
3 7 (5.15%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.21%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.21%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.47%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.74%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.74%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.74%) SCORM
6 1 (0.74%) SCADA
6 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.76%) Linux
2 13 (9.56%) Debian
2 13 (9.56%) Ubuntu
3 4 (2.94%) Windows
4 1 (0.74%) HPUX
4 1 (0.74%) Windows NT
4 1 (0.74%) zOS
4 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (0.74%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (31.62%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (18.38%) Scrum
3 24 (17.65%) EAI
4 23 (16.91%) TOGAF
5 21 (15.44%) TDD
5 21 (15.44%) MVC
6 17 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (11.76%) BDD
8 15 (11.03%) Mentoring
9 14 (10.29%) Microservices
10 13 (9.56%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
10 13 (9.56%) Test Automation
11 11 (8.09%) Integration Testing
11 11 (8.09%) Use Case
12 10 (7.35%) Enterprise Architecture
13 9 (6.62%) CRM
14 8 (5.88%) Content Management
14 8 (5.88%) Open Source
15 7 (5.15%) Security Architecture
15 7 (5.15%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 43 (31.62%) C#
2 31 (22.79%) SQL
3 25 (18.38%) Java
4 20 (14.71%) JavaScript
5 13 (9.56%) Python
6 7 (5.15%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.68%) ActionScript
7 5 (3.68%) ActionScript 3.0
8 2 (1.47%) XQuery
9 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (19.12%) Security Cleared
2 23 (16.91%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.21%) Degree
4 1 (0.74%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.41%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.21%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.47%) vCloud
3 1 (0.74%) Docker
3 1 (0.74%) LXC
Systems Management
1 11 (8.09%) CA LISA
2 10 (7.35%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.74%) OpenView
3 1 (0.74%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.74%) Puppet
Vendors
1 43 (31.62%) IBM
2 37 (27.21%) Oracle
3 25 (18.38%) Microsoft
4 15 (11.03%) TIBCO
5 12 (8.82%) webMethods
6 11 (8.09%) Green Hat
6 11 (8.09%) Solace
7 6 (4.41%) i2
8 2 (1.47%) Informatica
8 2 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.47%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.47%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.47%) VMware
9 1 (0.74%) Google
9 1 (0.74%) Pega
9 1 (0.74%) HP
9 1 (0.74%) FatWire
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