The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for SOA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 44 46
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2  
Contract jobs citing SOA 9 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.43% 2.17% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 2.66% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 11
Median daily rate £467 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.75% -1.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £340 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £413 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.39 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.65% +41.44%  

SOA is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 509 527 579
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.05% 81.58% 76.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 330 368
Median daily rate £425 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.18% +0.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 17
Median hourly rate £14.63 £17.95 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +5.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.63 £8.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £39.60 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing SOA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Birmingham

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOA in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Birmingham

SOA
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for SOA.

1 9 (64.29%) Oracle
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) SDLC
4 6 (42.86%) Scrum
4 6 (42.86%) TOGAF
5 5 (35.71%) SOAP
5 5 (35.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (35.71%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (28.57%) Project Governance
6 4 (28.57%) Service Design
6 4 (28.57%) ArchiMate
6 4 (28.57%) IaaS
6 4 (28.57%) Presales
6 4 (28.57%) Business Development
6 4 (28.57%) Kanban
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (28.57%) SaaS
6 4 (28.57%) PaaS
6 4 (28.57%) Java
6 4 (28.57%) UML
6 4 (28.57%) CRM
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
7 3 (21.43%) Spring
7 3 (21.43%) IBM
7 3 (21.43%) Hibernate
7 3 (21.43%) TDD

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 5 (35.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (21.43%) JBoss
3 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (7.14%) Apache
4 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
4 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (7.14%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (7.14%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (28.57%) IaaS
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (28.57%) PaaS
1 4 (28.57%) SaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 2 (14.29%) Subversion
2 1 (7.14%) jMock
2 1 (7.14%) JUnit
2 1 (7.14%) Mockito
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) CRM Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Java Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (7.14%) SOA Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) WebLogic Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) SOAP
2 3 (21.43%) Hibernate
2 3 (21.43%) JPA
2 3 (21.43%) Spring
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 2 (14.29%) Java EE
3 2 (14.29%) JMS
3 2 (14.29%) REST
3 2 (14.29%) XML
3 2 (14.29%) XSD
3 2 (14.29%) XSLT
4 1 (7.14%) .NET
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (7.14%) Drools
4 1 (7.14%) J2EE
4 1 (7.14%) jQuery
4 1 (7.14%) RESTful
4 1 (7.14%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) SDLC
3 6 (42.86%) Scrum
3 6 (42.86%) TOGAF
4 5 (35.71%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (28.57%) ArchiMate
5 4 (28.57%) Business Development
5 4 (28.57%) CRM
5 4 (28.57%) Kanban
5 4 (28.57%) Presales
5 4 (28.57%) Project Governance
5 4 (28.57%) Service Design
5 4 (28.57%) UML
6 3 (21.43%) TDD
7 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (14.29%) Document Management
7 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (14.29%) OO
7 2 (14.29%) Open Source
7 2 (14.29%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.14%) C
4 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) GDPR
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) IBM
4 2 (14.29%) Pega
5 1 (7.14%) Blue Prism
5 1 (7.14%) OpenText