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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 75 49 71
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +22
Contract jobs citing SOA 63 86 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.18% 3.21% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 4.28% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 57 34
Average daily rate £413 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £360 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £431 £411
% change year-on-year
+10.28% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.00 £38.43 £49.25
% change year-on-year
+27.52% -21.97%
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
2342 2011 1744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.98% 75.09% 74.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1302 1199 934
Average daily rate £400 £376 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% +0.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 100 96
Average hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Warwickshire +2 19 £375 -14.28% 7
Birmingham +3 14 £413 -6.25% 4
Coventry -5 8 £475 -13.63% 1
Staffordshire -5 8 - - 2
Smethwick - 1 - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 44 (34.11%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (33.33%) Oracle
3 38 (29.46%) Java
4 36 (27.91%) JavaScript
5 31 (24.03%) .NET
6 30 (23.26%) Web Services
6 30 (23.26%) Microsoft
7 26 (20.16%) HTML
8 25 (19.38%) SQL Server
8 25 (19.38%) C#
9 23 (17.83%) Finance
10 22 (17.05%) Oracle Database
11 21 (16.28%) REST
11 21 (16.28%) WebLogic
11 21 (16.28%) CSS
12 20 (15.50%) N-Tier
13 19 (14.73%) XSD
13 19 (14.73%) WebCenter
13 19 (14.73%) Oracle BPM
14 18 (13.95%) BPEL
14 18 (13.95%) Oracle Fusion
15 17 (13.18%) Performance Testing
16 16 (12.40%) Windows
16 16 (12.40%) SOAP
16 16 (12.40%) XML
16 16 (12.40%) WSDL
16 16 (12.40%) Middleware
17 15 (11.63%) Project Management
17 15 (11.63%) ETL
17 15 (11.63%) Oracle Database 12c

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 21 (16.28%) WebLogic
2 7 (5.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (5.43%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (4.65%) Mule
4 5 (3.88%) Node.js
4 5 (3.88%) Oracle Service Bus
4 5 (3.88%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (3.10%) Mule ESB
5 4 (3.10%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (3.10%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.33%) JCAPS
6 3 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (1.55%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.78%) Apache
8 1 (0.78%) Documentum
8 1 (0.78%) Liferay
8 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (8.53%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.98%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.55%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.55%) MS Office
3 2 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.55%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 2 (1.55%) PTC Creo
3 2 (1.55%) Siemens NX
3 2 (1.55%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 19 (14.73%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (5.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (3.88%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (2.33%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.65%) SaaS
2 5 (3.88%) IaaS
2 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.88%) PaaS
3 3 (2.33%) Office 365
4 2 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.55%) Force.com
5 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.78%) Heroku
5 1 (0.78%) IBM PureFlex
5 1 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.53%) HTTP
2 2 (1.55%) DNS
2 2 (1.55%) Firewall
2 2 (1.55%) FTP
2 2 (1.55%) LDAP
3 1 (0.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.38%) SQL Server
2 22 (17.05%) Oracle Database
3 15 (11.63%) Oracle Database 12c
4 12 (9.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (7.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (6.20%) PowerCenter
6 8 (6.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (5.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (5.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (3.10%) DTS
11 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.55%) Hadoop
12 2 (1.55%) MySQL
12 2 (1.55%) Redis
13 1 (0.78%) Informix
13 1 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
13 1 (0.78%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 13 (10.08%) JDeveloper
2 12 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (5.43%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.88%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (3.88%) Subversion
4 5 (3.88%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.33%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.33%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.55%) Ant
6 2 (1.55%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.55%) Grunt
6 2 (1.55%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.55%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.55%) JIRA
6 2 (1.55%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.78%) Moq
7 1 (0.78%) MSTest
7 1 (0.78%) NUnit
7 1 (0.78%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.78%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 23 (17.83%) Finance
2 3 (2.33%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.33%) Retail
3 2 (1.55%) Automotive
3 2 (1.55%) Billing
4 1 (0.78%) Banking
4 1 (0.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 59 (45.74%) Developer
2 46 (35.66%) Architect
3 15 (11.63%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (8.53%) SOA Developer
5 10 (7.75%) .NET Developer
5 10 (7.75%) Oracle Developer
6 9 (6.98%) C# Developer
6 9 (6.98%) Flash Developer
6 9 (6.98%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 8 (6.20%) Integration Architect
7 8 (6.20%) JavaScript Developer
7 8 (6.20%) Oracle Architect
8 7 (5.43%) Enterprise Architect
8 7 (5.43%) Java Developer
8 7 (5.43%) SOA Architect
9 6 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (4.65%) CRM Architect
9 6 (4.65%) HTML Developer
9 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.65%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (24.03%) .NET
2 30 (23.26%) Web Services
3 26 (20.16%) HTML
4 21 (16.28%) CSS
4 21 (16.28%) REST
5 19 (14.73%) WebCenter
5 19 (14.73%) XSD
6 18 (13.95%) Oracle Fusion
7 16 (12.40%) Middleware
7 16 (12.40%) SOAP
7 16 (12.40%) WSDL
7 16 (12.40%) XML
8 14 (10.85%) ASP.NET
8 14 (10.85%) HTML5
9 13 (10.08%) Oracle ADF
10 10 (7.75%) Apache Flex
10 10 (7.75%) CSS3
10 10 (7.75%) Flash
10 10 (7.75%) RESTful
11 8 (6.20%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.50%) N-Tier
2 7 (5.43%) DataPower
3 5 (3.88%) Client/Server
3 5 (3.88%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.88%) Social Media
4 3 (2.33%) Clustering
4 3 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.55%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.55%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.78%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.78%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.40%) Windows
2 8 (6.20%) Unix
3 6 (4.65%) Linux
4 5 (3.88%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.78%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (34.11%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (13.95%) BPEL
3 17 (13.18%) Performance Testing
4 15 (11.63%) ETL
4 15 (11.63%) Project Management
5 14 (10.85%) Data Management
5 14 (10.85%) SDLC
6 13 (10.08%) Case Management
6 13 (10.08%) TOGAF
6 13 (10.08%) Waterfall
7 12 (9.30%) CRM
7 12 (9.30%) High Availability
8 11 (8.53%) BPMN
8 11 (8.53%) Web Development
8 11 (8.53%) Workflow
9 10 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (7.75%) Data Modelling
9 10 (7.75%) EAI
9 10 (7.75%) Migration
10 9 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (29.46%) Java
2 36 (27.91%) JavaScript
3 25 (19.38%) C#
4 13 (10.08%) XPath
5 11 (8.53%) SQL
6 10 (7.75%) ActionScript
6 10 (7.75%) ActionScript 3.0
7 8 (6.20%) PowerShell
7 8 (6.20%) XQuery
8 7 (5.43%) Shell Script
8 7 (5.43%) T-SQL
9 6 (4.65%) TypeScript
10 4 (3.10%) VB
11 2 (1.55%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.55%) C++
11 2 (1.55%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 1 (0.78%) ABAP
12 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.78%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 8 (6.20%) Degree
2 5 (3.88%) SC Cleared
2 5 (3.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.30%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.10%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 43 (33.33%) Oracle
2 30 (23.26%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.30%) SAP
4 11 (8.53%) Informatica
5 5 (3.88%) IBM
6 3 (2.33%) Adobe
6 3 (2.33%) Siemens
7 2 (1.55%) DevExpress
7 2 (1.55%) EMC
7 2 (1.55%) Pega
7 2 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.55%) VMware
7 2 (1.55%) WSO2
8 1 (0.78%) Cognos
8 1 (0.78%) HP
8 1 (0.78%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.78%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.78%) Talend
8 1 (0.78%) webMethods
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