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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 64 71 70
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing SOA 64 40 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.49% 1.89% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.60% 2.77% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 18 40
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£425 £371 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.63% -11.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £312 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £450 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 £24.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+27.11% -8.09%
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
1778 1443 1591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.16% 68.36% 69.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 918 765 818
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 59 91
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.48 £9.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 +8 19 £425 +3.03% 4
Warwickshire +2 16 £300 -
Coventry 0 5 £425 - 1
Staffordshire -1 3 £275 -16.66% 3
Worcestershire -13 1 - - 2
Shropshire - 1 £528 -
Dudley - - - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 31 (31.31%) XML
2 30 (30.30%) Middleware
3 27 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (25.25%) Microsoft
5 24 (24.24%) .NET
5 24 (24.24%) Oracle
6 23 (23.23%) Web Services
7 21 (21.21%) C#
7 21 (21.21%) IBM
8 20 (20.20%) HTML
8 20 (20.20%) JavaScript
9 19 (19.19%) ASP.NET
9 19 (19.19%) N-Tier
10 18 (18.18%) CSS
11 17 (17.17%) SOAP
12 16 (16.16%) TOGAF
12 16 (16.16%) HTML5
12 16 (16.16%) REST
13 13 (13.13%) jQuery
13 13 (13.13%) SQL
13 13 (13.13%) SQL Server
13 13 (13.13%) MS Excel
13 13 (13.13%) ERP
13 13 (13.13%) MVC
14 12 (12.12%) Finance
14 12 (12.12%) UML
14 12 (12.12%) Java
14 12 (12.12%) WebSphere
14 12 (12.12%) Technical Architecture
14 12 (12.12%) DataPower

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 12 (12.12%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.05%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.04%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.01%) Alfresco
5 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.01%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.01%) IIS
5 1 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (13.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.02%) MS Office
3 1 (1.01%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (4.04%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (3.03%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.02%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.01%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.01%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.08%) HTTP
2 5 (5.05%) FTP
3 2 (2.02%) Firewall
4 1 (1.01%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.04%) Siebel EIM
2 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (4.04%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.03%) ZAP BI
3 3 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (3.03%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.02%) MySQL
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (2.02%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.02%) Essbase
4 2 (2.02%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (2.02%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (7.07%) JIRA
1 7 (7.07%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.04%) Ant
3 4 (4.04%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.03%) Subversion
5 2 (2.02%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.01%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.01%) Maven
General
1 12 (12.12%) Finance
2 5 (5.05%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.05%) Automotive
3 3 (3.03%) Marketing
3 3 (3.03%) Games
4 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.02%) Banking
4 2 (2.02%) Retail
5 1 (1.01%) Legal
Job Titles
1 57 (57.58%) Architect
2 28 (28.28%) Developer
3 20 (20.20%) Integration Architect
4 19 (19.19%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (13.13%) .NET Developer
6 8 (8.08%) Senior Developer
6 8 (8.08%) Enterprise Architect
7 7 (7.07%) Analyst
8 6 (6.06%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (5.05%) Applications Architect
9 5 (5.05%) Mobile Developer
10 4 (4.04%) Consultant
10 4 (4.04%) Oracle SOA Developer
10 4 (4.04%) SOA Developer
10 4 (4.04%) Senior Architect
10 4 (4.04%) Oracle Developer
11 3 (3.03%) Oracle DBA
11 3 (3.03%) C# Developer
11 3 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
11 3 (3.03%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (31.31%) XML
2 30 (30.30%) Middleware
3 24 (24.24%) .NET
4 23 (23.23%) Web Services
5 20 (20.20%) HTML
6 19 (19.19%) ASP.NET
7 18 (18.18%) CSS
8 17 (17.17%) SOAP
9 16 (16.16%) HTML5
9 16 (16.16%) REST
10 13 (13.13%) jQuery
11 11 (11.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 8 (8.08%) JSON
13 7 (7.07%) AngularJS
13 7 (7.07%) PhoneGap
13 7 (7.07%) Ajax
13 7 (7.07%) WebSphere MQ
14 6 (6.06%) XSD
14 6 (6.06%) WSDL
15 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.19%) N-Tier
2 12 (12.12%) DataPower
3 8 (8.08%) User Experience
4 6 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (6.06%) Mobile App
4 6 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.05%) AS400
5 5 (5.05%) Client/Server
6 4 (4.04%) Kindle
7 3 (3.03%) WURFL
7 3 (3.03%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.03%) Open Source
7 3 (3.03%) Learning Management System
7 3 (3.03%) E-Learning
7 3 (3.03%) SCORM
7 3 (3.03%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.01%) BBC
8 1 (1.01%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.10%) Android
1 10 (10.10%) Apple iOS
2 8 (8.08%) Windows
3 7 (7.07%) UNIX
4 5 (5.05%) zOS
4 5 (5.05%) Linux
5 3 (3.03%) BlackBerry OS
5 3 (3.03%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (2.02%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (16.16%) TOGAF
3 13 (13.13%) ERP
3 13 (13.13%) MVC
4 12 (12.12%) UML
4 12 (12.12%) Technical Architecture
5 11 (11.11%) OO
5 11 (11.11%) EAI
6 9 (9.09%) Data Mapping
6 9 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 9 (9.09%) OOP
7 8 (8.08%) Migration
7 8 (8.08%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (8.08%) Data Management
7 8 (8.08%) Master Data Management
8 7 (7.07%) Mentoring
8 7 (7.07%) Android Development
8 7 (7.07%) iOS Development
8 7 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (6.06%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 21 (21.21%) C#
2 20 (20.20%) JavaScript
3 13 (13.13%) SQL
4 12 (12.12%) Java
5 9 (9.09%) VB.NET
6 4 (4.04%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.02%) VB
7 2 (2.02%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.02%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.02%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (8.08%) Degree
2 3 (3.03%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.03%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.03%) ISEB
3 2 (2.02%) MBA
3 2 (2.02%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.04%) ISO 9001
1 4 (4.04%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.02%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (4.04%) Oracle EDQ
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.02%) MOM
2 2 (2.02%) CA LISA
3 1 (1.01%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 25 (25.25%) Microsoft
2 24 (24.24%) Oracle
3 21 (21.21%) IBM
4 9 (9.09%) SAP
5 6 (6.06%) TIBCO
5 6 (6.06%) Sencha
6 4 (4.04%) Siebel
7 3 (3.03%) AccuRev
8 2 (2.02%) Hyperion
8 2 (2.02%) webMethods
8 2 (2.02%) Green Hat
9 1 (1.01%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.01%) Mercator
9 1 (1.01%) Remedy
9 1 (1.01%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (1.01%) Siemens
9 1 (1.01%) HP
9 1 (1.01%) Intel
9 1 (1.01%) BMC
Leominster, Herefordshire
Skilliantech Limited
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 days ago