Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 89 89
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 -34
Contract jobs citing SOA 14 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.98% 0.66% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.81% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 12
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +9.02%
10th Percentile £350 £360 £313
90th Percentile £538 £575 £688
West Midlands median daily rate £480 £535 £400
% change year-on-year -10.28% +33.75% -23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 1,182 1,240 1,311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 82.54% 82.45% 83.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 805 903 856
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £218 £238 £250
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 17 31
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £10.60
90th Percentile £23.60 £47.45 £36.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £23.62 £17.50
% change year-on-year -36.48% +34.94% -18.60%

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

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Birmingham over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 8 (57.14%) C#
1 8 (57.14%) HTML
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 8 (57.14%) XML
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) SAP
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (42.86%) Docker
4 5 (35.71%) DevOps
4 5 (35.71%) REST
4 5 (35.71%) WCF
4 5 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 5 (35.71%) .NET
4 5 (35.71%) SOAP
4 5 (35.71%) ERP
4 5 (35.71%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 4 (28.57%) Apache
5 4 (28.57%) Tomcat
5 4 (28.57%) Web Services
5 4 (28.57%) Linux
5 4 (28.57%) Java
5 4 (28.57%) Microservices
5 4 (28.57%) Serverless
5 4 (28.57%) Azure Functions

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 8 (57.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (35.71%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (28.57%) Apache
3 4 (28.57%) Tomcat
4 3 (21.43%) JBoss
5 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) SAP Hybris
1 3 (21.43%) SAP MII
2 2 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (28.57%) Azure Functions
2 4 (28.57%) Serverless
3 3 (21.43%) SaaS
4 2 (14.29%) PaaS
5 1 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (7.14%) IaaS
5 1 (7.14%) IBM PureFlex
5 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) MySQL
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
3 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 3 (21.43%) Moq
2 3 (21.43%) MSTest
2 3 (21.43%) NUnit
2 3 (21.43%) Selenium
2 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Developer
3 3 (21.43%) .NET Developer
3 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Hybris Architect
3 3 (21.43%) SAP Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) BizTalk Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Senior .NET Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SOA Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) HTML
1 8 (57.14%) XML
2 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 5 (35.71%) REST
2 5 (35.71%) SOAP
2 5 (35.71%) WCF
3 4 (28.57%) Web Services
4 3 (21.43%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (21.43%) Apache Camel
4 3 (21.43%) Apache CXF
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
4 3 (21.43%) CSS
4 3 (21.43%) Hibernate
4 3 (21.43%) J2EE
4 3 (21.43%) Spring
4 3 (21.43%) WSDL
4 3 (21.43%) XHTML
4 3 (21.43%) XSLT
5 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 2 (14.29%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) AIX
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) DevOps
2 5 (35.71%) ERP
3 4 (28.57%) Microservices
3 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 3 (21.43%) B2B
4 3 (21.43%) B2C
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Deployment
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (21.43%) Domain-Driven Design
4 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
4 3 (21.43%) Kanban
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) TDD
4 3 (21.43%) UML
4 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Front End Development
5 2 (14.29%) OOP
5 2 (14.29%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) C#
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 4 (28.57%) Java
5 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
5 3 (21.43%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Kubernetes
1 1 (7.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle
2 6 (42.86%) SAP
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) hybris
5 2 (14.29%) JD Edwards
6 1 (7.14%) IBM
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat