The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 62 63 75
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +12
Contract jobs citing SOA 55 33 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.34% 1.85% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.32% 2.71% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 21 24
Average daily rate £450 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £313 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £565 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.25 £34.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+44.85% -6.20%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1658 1219 1420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 70.40% 68.18% 63.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 872 583 666
Average daily rate £375 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 86 69
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £21.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.02% +74.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
SOA
England

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +7 19 £463 +21.31% 4
Coventry 0 10 £466 - 1
Staffordshire -5 5 £353 +6.81%
Warwickshire -6 3 £419 +34.00%
Solihull - 2 £335 -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 42 (45.65%) .NET
2 28 (30.43%) C#
3 27 (29.35%) Java
4 26 (28.26%) Web Services
5 25 (27.17%) Microsoft
6 23 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 20 (21.74%) SQL
8 19 (20.65%) J2EE
8 19 (20.65%) XML
8 19 (20.65%) ASP.NET
9 18 (19.57%) N-Tier
10 17 (18.48%) EAI
10 17 (18.48%) WCF
11 16 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (17.39%) JavaScript
12 14 (15.22%) Oracle
12 14 (15.22%) SOAP
12 14 (15.22%) Finance
12 14 (15.22%) TOGAF
13 13 (14.13%) JMS
14 12 (13.04%) Client/Server
14 12 (13.04%) Windows
15 11 (11.96%) Software Engineering
15 11 (11.96%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (10.87%) TDD
16 10 (10.87%) Business Objects
16 10 (10.87%) IBM
17 9 (9.78%) HP
17 9 (9.78%) Workflow
17 9 (9.78%) MVC

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 7 (7.61%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.35%) IIS
3 3 (3.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.17%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (1.09%) Drupal
5 1 (1.09%) Alfresco
5 1 (1.09%) Apache
5 1 (1.09%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.09%) WebLogic Integration
5 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.09%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (1.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (8.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (7.61%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.09%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.09%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.70%) LDAP
2 7 (7.61%) DDNS
3 4 (4.35%) Internet
4 3 (3.26%) IPv4
4 3 (3.26%) IPv6
5 1 (1.09%) FTP
5 1 (1.09%) HTTP
5 1 (1.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (6.52%) NoSQL
4 6 (6.52%) MySQL
5 4 (4.35%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.26%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.26%) DB2
7 2 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.09%) MS Access
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (7.61%) Eclipse
1 7 (7.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.52%) Visual Studio
3 5 (5.43%) Log4j
4 1 (1.09%) JIRA
General
1 14 (15.22%) Finance
2 2 (2.17%) Automotive
2 2 (2.17%) Marketing
3 1 (1.09%) Legal
3 1 (1.09%) Games
3 1 (1.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (45.65%) Developer
2 33 (35.87%) Architect
3 17 (18.48%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (7.61%) Software Engineer
4 7 (7.61%) .NET Developer
5 6 (6.52%) Senior Software Engineer
5 6 (6.52%) Administrator
5 6 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.52%) Java Developer
5 6 (6.52%) Consultant
5 6 (6.52%) Analyst
5 6 (6.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.52%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 6 (6.52%) ServiceNow Developer
6 5 (5.43%) SOA Architect
6 5 (5.43%) Test Analyst
6 5 (5.43%) Systems Developer
7 4 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (4.35%) C# Developer
7 4 (4.35%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (45.65%) .NET
2 26 (28.26%) Web Services
3 19 (20.65%) XML
3 19 (20.65%) J2EE
3 19 (20.65%) ASP.NET
4 17 (18.48%) WCF
5 14 (15.22%) SOAP
6 13 (14.13%) JMS
7 9 (9.78%) XML Schema
8 8 (8.70%) XSL
8 8 (8.70%) Spring
8 8 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (7.61%) OSGi
9 7 (7.61%) Java EE
9 7 (7.61%) XSLT
9 7 (7.61%) Middleware
10 6 (6.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 6 (6.52%) RESTful
11 5 (5.43%) ASP.NET MVC 2
11 5 (5.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.57%) N-Tier
2 12 (13.04%) Client/Server
3 8 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (7.61%) Clustering
5 5 (5.43%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.26%) Data Integration
7 2 (2.17%) Open Source
8 1 (1.09%) WURFL
8 1 (1.09%) DataPower
8 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.09%) NHS
8 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.04%) Windows
2 9 (9.78%) Linux
3 8 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.09%) SUSE
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.09%) Android
5 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.09%) BlackBerry OS
5 1 (1.09%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.48%) EAI
2 16 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (15.22%) TOGAF
4 11 (11.96%) Software Engineering
5 10 (10.87%) TDD
6 9 (9.78%) MVC
6 9 (9.78%) Workflow
6 9 (9.78%) ITIL
6 9 (9.78%) UML
6 9 (9.78%) OO
7 8 (8.70%) E-Commerce
7 8 (8.70%) ERP
7 8 (8.70%) Service Management
7 8 (8.70%) Migration
7 8 (8.70%) ITSM
7 8 (8.70%) BPEL
7 8 (8.70%) Data Migration
8 7 (7.61%) CRM
8 7 (7.61%) Event-Driven Architecture
9 6 (6.52%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 28 (30.43%) C#
2 27 (29.35%) Java
3 20 (21.74%) SQL
4 16 (17.39%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.61%) X++
5 7 (7.61%) PowerShell
6 5 (5.43%) VB
7 4 (4.35%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.17%) VBScript
8 2 (2.17%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.17%) VBA
8 2 (2.17%) Scala
8 2 (2.17%) LotusScript
8 2 (2.17%) VB6
9 1 (1.09%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 5 (5.43%) ISEB
2 4 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 4 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (1.09%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.09%) MBA
3 1 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) QA
1 1 (1.09%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (8.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) MOM
1 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (27.17%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.22%) Oracle
3 10 (10.87%) Business Objects
3 10 (10.87%) IBM
4 9 (9.78%) HP
5 8 (8.70%) BMC
5 8 (8.70%) Remedy
5 8 (8.70%) ServiceNow
6 6 (6.52%) WSO2
7 3 (3.26%) TIBCO
8 2 (2.17%) DevExpress
8 2 (2.17%) Lotus
8 2 (2.17%) JBoss
9 1 (1.09%) SAP
9 1 (1.09%) InterSystems
9 1 (1.09%) AccuRev
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