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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 102 58 77
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +19
Contract jobs citing SOA 44 61 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.46% 2.62% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 3.43% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 37 24
Median daily rate £413 £400 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £305 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £592 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £40.60 £43.25
% change year-on-year
+8.37% -6.12%
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
2461 1776 1775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.90% 76.32% 76.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1469 1102 945
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 £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 72 130
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.05 £41.10 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 28 June 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 28 June 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
Warwickshire -7 15 £364 -29.36% 1
Birmingham -9 12 £450 +20.00% 1
Coventry -1 6 £457 -16.86% 1
Shropshire -32 3 £500 -
Staffordshire -2 1 - -
Dudley - 1 £100 -
Smethwick - 1 - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (30.48%) Java
3 27 (25.71%) .NET
3 27 (25.71%) Oracle
4 25 (23.81%) C#
5 23 (21.90%) JavaScript
5 23 (21.90%) Web Services
6 21 (20.00%) REST
7 20 (19.05%) XSD
7 20 (19.05%) SQL Server
7 20 (19.05%) Microsoft
7 20 (19.05%) Finance
8 17 (16.19%) XML
9 16 (15.24%) ASP.NET
9 16 (15.24%) HTML
10 15 (14.29%) WSDL
10 15 (14.29%) Scrum
10 15 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (13.33%) CSS
12 13 (12.38%) SOAP
12 13 (12.38%) Windows
12 13 (12.38%) SQL
12 13 (12.38%) N-Tier
12 13 (12.38%) JSON
13 12 (11.43%) Middleware
14 11 (10.48%) Project Management
14 11 (10.48%) Migration
14 11 (10.48%) TOGAF
14 11 (10.48%) Oracle Fusion
14 11 (10.48%) RESTful

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 10 (9.52%) WebLogic
2 8 (7.62%) Mule
3 6 (5.71%) Mule ESB
4 5 (4.76%) Oracle Service Bus
4 5 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (3.81%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (3.81%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.86%) JCAPS
7 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.95%) Liferay
Applications
1 8 (7.62%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.67%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.90%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.90%) MS Office
3 2 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.90%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 2 (1.90%) PTC Creo
3 2 (1.90%) Siemens NX
3 2 (1.90%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.76%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (4.76%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (2.86%) Teamcenter
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.86%) Office 365
3 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.95%) Heroku
3 1 (0.95%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.67%) HTTP
2 3 (2.86%) Firewall
3 2 (1.90%) DNS
3 2 (1.90%) FTP
4 1 (0.95%) LAN
4 1 (0.95%) SAN
4 1 (0.95%) VoIP
4 1 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.95%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.52%) Oracle Database
2 10 (9.52%) Oracle Database 12c
3 6 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (3.81%) PowerCenter
6 3 (2.86%) Big Data
6 3 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.86%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.90%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.90%) MySQL
7 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.90%) Redis
7 2 (1.90%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 15 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 6 (5.71%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (4.76%) TeamCity
5 4 (3.81%) JDeveloper
6 3 (2.86%) JIRA
6 3 (2.86%) Subversion
7 2 (1.90%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.90%) Grunt
7 2 (1.90%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.90%) JUnit
7 2 (1.90%) Maven
7 2 (1.90%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.90%) Mockito
7 2 (1.90%) NUnit
7 2 (1.90%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.95%) Moq
8 1 (0.95%) MSTest
8 1 (0.95%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 20 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (2.86%) Retail
3 2 (1.90%) Automotive
3 2 (1.90%) Banking
4 1 (0.95%) Games
4 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.95%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (45.71%) Developer
2 35 (33.33%) Architect
3 17 (16.19%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (11.43%) Java Developer
5 8 (7.62%) .NET Developer
5 8 (7.62%) Integration Architect
5 8 (7.62%) Oracle Architect
5 8 (7.62%) SOA Architect
6 7 (6.67%) Flash Developer
6 7 (6.67%) SQL Developer
7 6 (5.71%) C# Developer
7 6 (5.71%) CRM Architect
7 6 (5.71%) Oracle Developer
7 6 (5.71%) SOA Developer
8 5 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Architect
8 5 (4.76%) Enterprise Architect
8 5 (4.76%) Integration Manager
8 5 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Architect
8 5 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Developer
9 4 (3.81%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (25.71%) .NET
2 23 (21.90%) Web Services
3 21 (20.00%) REST
4 20 (19.05%) XSD
5 17 (16.19%) XML
6 16 (15.24%) ASP.NET
6 16 (15.24%) HTML
7 15 (14.29%) WSDL
8 14 (13.33%) CSS
9 13 (12.38%) JSON
9 13 (12.38%) SOAP
10 12 (11.43%) Middleware
11 11 (10.48%) Oracle Fusion
11 11 (10.48%) RESTful
12 9 (8.57%) WCF
13 8 (7.62%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (7.62%) Node.js
14 7 (6.67%) Apache Flex
14 7 (6.67%) Flash
15 6 (5.71%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.38%) N-Tier
2 7 (6.67%) DataPower
3 5 (4.76%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.90%) Clustering
4 2 (1.90%) Data Conversion
4 2 (1.90%) User Experience
5 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.95%) Economics
5 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.95%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.95%) Life Science
5 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.95%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.95%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.38%) Windows
2 5 (4.76%) Unix
2 5 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.81%) Linux
4 1 (0.95%) AIX
4 1 (0.95%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.95%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (14.29%) Scrum
3 11 (10.48%) Migration
3 11 (10.48%) Project Management
3 11 (10.48%) TOGAF
4 10 (9.52%) Performance Testing
4 10 (9.52%) SDLC
4 10 (9.52%) TDD
5 9 (8.57%) MVC
6 8 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (7.62%) CRM
6 8 (7.62%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (7.62%) ETL
6 8 (7.62%) High Availability
7 7 (6.67%) BPEL
7 7 (6.67%) Data Management
7 7 (6.67%) Data Migration
7 7 (6.67%) OO
7 7 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 32 (30.48%) Java
2 25 (23.81%) C#
3 23 (21.90%) JavaScript
4 13 (12.38%) SQL
5 7 (6.67%) ActionScript
5 7 (6.67%) ActionScript 3.0
5 7 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 7 (6.67%) Shell Script
5 7 (6.67%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.76%) XPath
7 4 (3.81%) XQuery
8 2 (1.90%) C++
8 2 (1.90%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.95%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.95%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (3.81%) Degree
2 2 (1.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.95%) A+ Certification
3 1 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.67%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.81%) QA
3 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 27 (25.71%) Oracle
2 20 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.71%) SAP
4 4 (3.81%) Informatica
5 3 (2.86%) Adobe
5 3 (2.86%) DevExpress
5 3 (2.86%) IBM
5 3 (2.86%) Siemens
6 1 (0.95%) EMC
6 1 (0.95%) HP
6 1 (0.95%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.95%) Pega
6 1 (0.95%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.95%) Talend
6 1 (0.95%) VMware
6 1 (0.95%) WSO2