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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 43 68 74
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +6
Contract jobs citing SOA 95 49 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.55% 2.08% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.83% 2.91% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 32 20
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£425 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £410 £383
% change year-on-year
+6.70% +7.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £49.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-26.39% +44.85%
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
1967 1684 1218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 73.48% 71.60% 70.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1194 879 565
Average daily rate £375 £370 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 100 86
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -15.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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 May 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 May 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
Staffordshire +9 28 £425 +20.56% 3
Birmingham +7 26 £375 -18.91% 2
Warwickshire +8 15 £438 +4.47% 2
Coventry -4 6 £550 +17.96% 3
Shropshire - 3 - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 52 (42.28%) .NET
2 44 (35.77%) Oracle
3 41 (33.33%) IBM
4 40 (32.52%) SQL Server
4 40 (32.52%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (30.89%) C#
6 34 (27.64%) XML
7 32 (26.02%) Web Services
8 30 (24.39%) SQL
9 28 (22.76%) Middleware
10 26 (21.14%) SOAP
11 25 (20.33%) EAI
11 25 (20.33%) Security Cleared
12 24 (19.51%) Java
13 22 (17.89%) Microsoft
13 22 (17.89%) SC Cleared
13 22 (17.89%) WebSphere
14 21 (17.07%) Subversion
15 19 (15.45%) TDD
15 19 (15.45%) Linux
15 19 (15.45%) ASP.NET
16 18 (14.63%) Finance
16 18 (14.63%) Scrum
16 18 (14.63%) WebSphere Message Broker
17 17 (13.82%) Enterprise Software
18 16 (13.01%) Continuous Integration
18 16 (13.01%) RESTful
18 16 (13.01%) TOGAF
18 16 (13.01%) MVC
19 14 (11.38%) XSD

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (17.89%) WebSphere
2 10 (8.13%) Oracle Service Bus
3 9 (7.32%) WebLogic
4 7 (5.69%) SharePoint
4 7 (5.69%) Oracle BPEL
5 4 (3.25%) JBoss
5 4 (3.25%) WebLogic Integration
5 4 (3.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (2.44%) AquaLogic
6 3 (2.44%) AquaLogic Service Bus
7 2 (1.63%) SAS
8 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.81%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.81%) CMS
8 1 (0.81%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.81%) Node.js
8 1 (0.81%) PegaRULES
8 1 (0.81%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.69%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.81%) SaaS
1 1 (0.81%) Google Compute Engine
1 1 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.63%) FTP
1 2 (1.63%) DNS
2 1 (0.81%) SAN
2 1 (0.81%) Internet
2 1 (0.81%) Firewall
2 1 (0.81%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (32.52%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.57%) Oracle Database
3 11 (8.94%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (7.32%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (6.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (4.88%) Big Data
6 6 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (4.88%) Relational Database
7 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (3.25%) NoSQL
8 4 (3.25%) RDBMS
8 4 (3.25%) DB2
9 2 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.63%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (1.63%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.81%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 1 (0.81%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.81%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.81%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 21 (17.07%) Subversion
2 14 (11.38%) Selenium
3 13 (10.57%) Git (software)
4 12 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (8.13%) Visual Studio
5 10 (8.13%) SoapUI
6 6 (4.88%) ReSharper
7 4 (3.25%) TortoiseSVN
7 4 (3.25%) ClearCase
7 4 (3.25%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (2.44%) JIRA
9 2 (1.63%) Maven
9 2 (1.63%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.63%) Ant
10 1 (0.81%) JUnit
10 1 (0.81%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.81%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.81%) Hudson
10 1 (0.81%) Juju
General
1 18 (14.63%) Finance
2 5 (4.07%) Law
3 3 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.81%) Back Office
5 1 (0.81%) Automotive
5 1 (0.81%) Advertising
5 1 (0.81%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 65 (52.85%) Developer
2 42 (34.15%) Architect
3 15 (12.20%) Senior Developer
4 13 (10.57%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (9.76%) Oracle Developer
6 11 (8.94%) Integration Architect
6 11 (8.94%) Python Developer
7 8 (6.50%) .NET Developer
8 7 (5.69%) Middleware Developer
9 6 (4.88%) Java Developer
9 6 (4.88%) C# Developer
9 6 (4.88%) Data Architect
10 5 (4.07%) Consultant
10 5 (4.07%) Senior Python Developer
11 4 (3.25%) Senior Architect
11 4 (3.25%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (3.25%) Analyst
11 4 (3.25%) Database Developer
12 3 (2.44%) Senior Analyst
12 3 (2.44%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (42.28%) .NET
2 34 (27.64%) XML
3 32 (26.02%) Web Services
4 28 (22.76%) Middleware
5 26 (21.14%) SOAP
6 19 (15.45%) ASP.NET
7 18 (14.63%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 16 (13.01%) RESTful
9 14 (11.38%) XSD
9 14 (11.38%) WSDL
10 13 (10.57%) Oracle Fusion
10 13 (10.57%) REST
11 11 (8.94%) Flask
11 11 (8.94%) Django
11 11 (8.94%) WCF
12 9 (7.32%) XSLT
13 8 (6.50%) .NET Framework
14 7 (5.69%) Java EE
15 6 (4.88%) LINQ
15 6 (4.88%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.82%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (10.57%) DataPower
3 7 (5.69%) Open Source
4 3 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.63%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.63%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.81%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.81%) SCORM
6 1 (0.81%) SCADA
6 1 (0.81%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.81%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.45%) Linux
2 11 (8.94%) Debian
2 11 (8.94%) Ubuntu
3 7 (5.69%) Windows
4 4 (3.25%) HPUX
4 4 (3.25%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (3.25%) Windows NT
4 4 (3.25%) zOS
4 4 (3.25%) UNIX
5 2 (1.63%) Solaris
6 1 (0.81%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (32.52%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (20.33%) EAI
3 19 (15.45%) TDD
4 18 (14.63%) Scrum
5 16 (13.01%) MVC
5 16 (13.01%) TOGAF
5 16 (13.01%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (11.38%) Mentoring
7 13 (10.57%) BDD
8 11 (8.94%) Microservices
8 11 (8.94%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 11 (8.94%) Test Automation
9 10 (8.13%) Integration Testing
10 9 (7.32%) Use Case
11 8 (6.50%) Enterprise Architecture
12 7 (5.69%) BPEL
12 7 (5.69%) OO
12 7 (5.69%) Unit Testing
13 6 (4.88%) Waterfall
13 6 (4.88%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 38 (30.89%) C#
2 30 (24.39%) SQL
3 24 (19.51%) Java
4 12 (9.76%) Python
5 11 (8.94%) JavaScript
6 7 (5.69%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.63%) XQuery
8 1 (0.81%) Ruby
8 1 (0.81%) XPath
8 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (20.33%) Security Cleared
2 22 (17.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.25%) IBM Certification
3 4 (3.25%) Degree
4 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.32%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.63%) vCloud
3 1 (0.81%) Docker
3 1 (0.81%) LXC
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (7.32%) CA LISA
2 8 (6.50%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.81%) OpenView
3 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.81%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (35.77%) Oracle
2 41 (33.33%) IBM
3 22 (17.89%) Microsoft
4 13 (10.57%) TIBCO
5 10 (8.13%) webMethods
6 9 (7.32%) Green Hat
6 9 (7.32%) Solace
7 6 (4.88%) i2
8 3 (2.44%) HP
8 3 (2.44%) SAP
9 2 (1.63%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.63%) VMware
9 2 (1.63%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.63%) Informatica
10 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.81%) FatWire
10 1 (0.81%) Google
10 1 (0.81%) Pega
10 1 (0.81%) Twitter
10 1 (0.81%) Talend
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