Period
to 13 December 2018

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 6 months to 13 December 2018 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
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 90 87
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 -27
Contract jobs citing SOA 11 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.77% 0.79% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.95% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 9
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £463 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% -7.50% -15.25%
West Midlands median daily rate £485 £533 £438
% change year-on-year -8.92% +21.64% -20.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 - £55.00

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,184 1,375 1,214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 83.38% 83.08% 83.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 813 1,010 758
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £214 £228 £250
90th Percentile £563 £530 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 25 36
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -4.48% -4.29%
10th Percentile £10.77 £9.77 £10.60
90th Percentile £23.38 £48.95 £32.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -36.56% +38.89% -10.00%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for SOA.

1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Docker
3 5 (45.45%) DevOps
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (45.45%) .NET
3 5 (45.45%) C#
3 5 (45.45%) HTML
3 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 5 (45.45%) XML
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) Apache
4 4 (36.36%) Tomcat
4 4 (36.36%) Linux
4 4 (36.36%) Oracle
4 4 (36.36%) Java
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (36.36%) Microservices
4 4 (36.36%) Serverless
4 4 (36.36%) Azure Functions
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (27.27%) Hibernate
5 3 (27.27%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (27.27%) MSTest
5 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
5 3 (27.27%) Apache Camel
5 3 (27.27%) Performance Analysis

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 4 (36.36%) Apache
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (36.36%) Tomcat
2 3 (27.27%) JBoss
3 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (18.18%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (36.36%) Azure Functions
2 4 (36.36%) Serverless
3 2 (18.18%) PaaS
4 1 (9.09%) AtomSphere
4 1 (9.09%) Boomi
4 1 (9.09%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) MySQL
3 2 (18.18%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (18.18%) RDBMS
3 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
4 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
1 3 (27.27%) Moq
1 3 (27.27%) MSTest
1 3 (27.27%) NUnit
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Architect
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Senior Developer
2 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Hybris Architect
2 3 (27.27%) SAP Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Senior .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior .NET Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SOA Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
1 5 (45.45%) HTML
1 5 (45.45%) XML
2 3 (27.27%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (27.27%) Apache Camel
2 3 (27.27%) Apache CXF
2 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
2 3 (27.27%) CSS
2 3 (27.27%) Hibernate
2 3 (27.27%) J2EE
2 3 (27.27%) Spring
2 3 (27.27%) XHTML
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
3 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (18.18%) Entity Framework
3 2 (18.18%) HTML5
3 2 (18.18%) Node.js
3 2 (18.18%) REST
3 2 (18.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) AIX
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) DevOps
3 4 (36.36%) Microservices
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) B2B
4 3 (27.27%) B2C
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Deployment
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (27.27%) Domain-Driven Design
4 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
4 3 (27.27%) Kanban
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) TDD
4 3 (27.27%) UML
4 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Front End Development
5 2 (18.18%) OOP
5 2 (18.18%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 2 (18.18%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 4 (36.36%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Kubernetes
1 1 (9.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) hybris
2 3 (27.27%) SAP
3 2 (18.18%) JD Edwards
4 1 (9.09%) Dell
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat