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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 94 56 77
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +21
Contract jobs citing SOA 42 77 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.50% 3.02% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 3.96% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 48 26
Median daily rate £413 £425 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £346 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £52.50
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -30.95%
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
2288 1945 1768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.48% 76.27% 75.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1301 1209 932
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 89 108
Median hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £34.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -15.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -9 13 £365 -23.35% 1
Birmingham -16 10 £413 +10.00% 6
Coventry -4 6 £457 -16.86% 1
Staffordshire +9 5 - - 3
Shropshire -37 2 £500 -
Smethwick - 1 - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 47 (37.60%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (29.60%) Java
3 36 (28.80%) Oracle
4 33 (26.40%) JavaScript
5 32 (25.60%) .NET
6 31 (24.80%) Microsoft
7 28 (22.40%) Web Services
8 27 (21.60%) HTML
8 27 (21.60%) C#
9 25 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 22 (17.60%) REST
11 21 (16.80%) CSS
11 21 (16.80%) Finance
12 19 (15.20%) XML
12 19 (15.20%) XSD
12 19 (15.20%) N-Tier
13 17 (13.60%) Windows
14 16 (12.80%) SOAP
14 16 (12.80%) ASP.NET
14 16 (12.80%) WebLogic
14 16 (12.80%) Oracle Fusion
15 15 (12.00%) Performance Testing
15 15 (12.00%) TOGAF
15 15 (12.00%) WSDL
15 15 (12.00%) Project Management
15 15 (12.00%) Middleware
15 15 (12.00%) Oracle Database
16 14 (11.20%) WebCenter
16 14 (11.20%) Oracle BPM
16 14 (11.20%) BPEL

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 16 (12.80%) WebLogic
2 7 (5.60%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (5.60%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.80%) Mule
4 5 (4.00%) Node.js
4 5 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (3.20%) Mule ESB
5 4 (3.20%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (3.20%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (3.20%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.40%) JCAPS
6 3 (2.40%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.60%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.80%) Liferay
8 1 (0.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.80%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 12 (9.60%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.20%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.60%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.60%) MS Office
3 2 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.60%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 2 (1.60%) PTC Creo
3 2 (1.60%) Siemens NX
3 2 (1.60%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 14 (11.20%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (5.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (4.00%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (2.40%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.00%) IaaS
2 5 (4.00%) PaaS
2 5 (4.00%) SaaS
3 3 (2.40%) Office 365
4 2 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.60%) Force.com
5 1 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.80%) Heroku
5 1 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.00%) HTTP
2 2 (1.60%) DNS
2 2 (1.60%) Firewall
2 2 (1.60%) FTP
3 1 (0.80%) LDAP
3 1 (0.80%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.00%) Oracle Database
3 13 (10.40%) Oracle Database 12c
4 12 (9.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (6.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (5.60%) PowerCenter
6 7 (5.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (5.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (3.20%) DTS
9 4 (3.20%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (1.60%) Big Data
11 2 (1.60%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.60%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.60%) MySQL
11 2 (1.60%) Redis
11 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (10.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (7.20%) JDeveloper
3 7 (5.60%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.80%) Visual Studio
5 5 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (4.00%) Subversion
5 5 (4.00%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.60%) Ant
6 2 (1.60%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.60%) Grunt
6 2 (1.60%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.60%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.60%) JIRA
6 2 (1.60%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.60%) NUnit
6 2 (1.60%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.80%) Moq
7 1 (0.80%) MSTest
7 1 (0.80%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.80%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 21 (16.80%) Finance
2 4 (3.20%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.40%) Retail
4 2 (1.60%) Automotive
4 2 (1.60%) Billing
5 1 (0.80%) Banking
5 1 (0.80%) Games
Job Titles
1 56 (44.80%) Developer
2 48 (38.40%) Architect
3 18 (14.40%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (8.00%) .NET Developer
5 9 (7.20%) Enterprise Architect
5 9 (7.20%) Flash Developer
5 9 (7.20%) Integration Architect
5 9 (7.20%) Oracle Developer
5 9 (7.20%) SOA Developer
6 8 (6.40%) C# Developer
6 8 (6.40%) Oracle Architect
6 8 (6.40%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 7 (5.60%) Java Developer
7 7 (5.60%) SOA Architect
8 6 (4.80%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (4.80%) CRM Architect
8 6 (4.80%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
8 6 (4.80%) SQL Developer
9 5 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (25.60%) .NET
2 28 (22.40%) Web Services
3 27 (21.60%) HTML
4 22 (17.60%) REST
5 21 (16.80%) CSS
6 19 (15.20%) XML
6 19 (15.20%) XSD
7 16 (12.80%) ASP.NET
7 16 (12.80%) Oracle Fusion
7 16 (12.80%) SOAP
8 15 (12.00%) Middleware
8 15 (12.00%) WSDL
9 14 (11.20%) WebCenter
10 13 (10.40%) HTML5
11 11 (8.80%) RESTful
12 9 (7.20%) Apache Flex
12 9 (7.20%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (7.20%) Flash
12 9 (7.20%) Oracle ADF
12 9 (7.20%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.20%) N-Tier
2 7 (5.60%) DataPower
3 5 (4.00%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.00%) Social Media
4 4 (3.20%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.40%) Clustering
6 2 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.60%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.60%) Data Conversion
6 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.80%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.80%) Life Science
7 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.80%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.80%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.60%) Windows
2 5 (4.00%) Linux
2 5 (4.00%) Unix
2 5 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.80%) AIX
3 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (37.60%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (12.00%) Performance Testing
2 15 (12.00%) Project Management
2 15 (12.00%) TOGAF
3 14 (11.20%) BPEL
4 13 (10.40%) Data Management
4 13 (10.40%) ETL
4 13 (10.40%) Scrum
5 12 (9.60%) CRM
5 12 (9.60%) SDLC
5 12 (9.60%) Waterfall
6 11 (8.80%) Case Management
6 11 (8.80%) EAI
6 11 (8.80%) Enterprise Architecture
6 11 (8.80%) Web Development
7 10 (8.00%) BPMN
7 10 (8.00%) High Availability
7 10 (8.00%) Migration
7 10 (8.00%) MVC
8 9 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (29.60%) Java
2 33 (26.40%) JavaScript
3 27 (21.60%) C#
4 12 (9.60%) SQL
4 12 (9.60%) XPath
5 9 (7.20%) ActionScript
5 9 (7.20%) ActionScript 3.0
6 8 (6.40%) PowerShell
6 8 (6.40%) T-SQL
7 7 (5.60%) Shell Script
7 7 (5.60%) XQuery
8 5 (4.00%) TypeScript
9 4 (3.20%) VB
10 2 (1.60%) Apex Code
10 2 (1.60%) C++
11 1 (0.80%) ABAP
11 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.80%) SAPscript
11 1 (0.80%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 1 (0.80%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (5.60%) Degree
2 3 (2.40%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.60%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.80%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.20%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 36 (28.80%) Oracle
2 31 (24.80%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.60%) SAP
4 10 (8.00%) Informatica
5 3 (2.40%) Adobe
5 3 (2.40%) DevExpress
5 3 (2.40%) IBM
5 3 (2.40%) Siemens
6 2 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.60%) WSO2
7 1 (0.80%) EMC
7 1 (0.80%) HP
7 1 (0.80%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.80%) Pega
7 1 (0.80%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.80%) Talend
7 1 (0.80%) VMware