Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 79 69
Rank change year-on-year -1 -10 0
Contract jobs citing SOA 15 23 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.13% 1.54% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.86% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 6
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £600 £484
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.17% +23.97% +17.33%
10th Percentile £352 £350 £425
90th Percentile £480 £873 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 1,122 1,237 1,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 84.36% 83.02% 82.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 834 695
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 47 19
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.06 £14.75 £14.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.66% +3.76% -1.97%
10th Percentile £10.50 £8.39 £11.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £42.50 £41.30
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year +66.67% -27.71% +13.54%

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 26 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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 9 (60.00%) XML
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (46.67%) C#
3 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (40.00%) Migration
4 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (40.00%) DevOps
4 6 (40.00%) Microservices
4 6 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (40.00%) Power BI
4 6 (40.00%) Power Platform
5 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2017
5 5 (33.33%) Deployment Automation
5 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (33.33%) Secure Coding
5 5 (33.33%) Service Design
5 5 (33.33%) Data Lake
5 5 (33.33%) Databricks
5 5 (33.33%) Azure Data Factory
5 5 (33.33%) Big Data
5 5 (33.33%) Data Migration
5 5 (33.33%) OWASP
5 5 (33.33%) Tableau
5 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (33.33%) Kanban
5 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (33.33%) PowerShell

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 (26.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (13.33%) Apache
2 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (40.00%) Power Platform
3 5 (33.33%) Azure Data Factory
4 4 (26.67%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (6.67%) Azure Functions
5 1 (6.67%) IaaS
5 1 (6.67%) PaaS
5 1 (6.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Power BI
2 5 (33.33%) Big Data
2 5 (33.33%) Data Lake
2 5 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2017
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) Moq
3 1 (6.67%) MSTest
3 1 (6.67%) NUnit
General
1 3 (20.00%) Back Office
1 3 (20.00%) Banking
1 3 (20.00%) Legal
1 3 (20.00%) Marketing
1 3 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) BPM Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Azure DevOps
4 3 (20.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Lead DevOps
4 3 (20.00%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Administrator
5 2 (13.33%) SOA Administrator
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Lead C# Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Software Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Software Support Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Systems Support Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) XML
2 5 (33.33%) JSON
2 5 (33.33%) Web Services
3 4 (26.67%) .NET
3 4 (26.67%) Dojo
3 4 (26.67%) DOM
3 4 (26.67%) jQuery
3 4 (26.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (13.33%) HTML
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Core
5 1 (6.67%) CSS
5 1 (6.67%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (6.67%) HTML5
5 1 (6.67%) MassTransit
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Client/Server
2 3 (20.00%) Robotics
2 3 (20.00%) Tandem
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) AIX
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 6 (40.00%) DevOps
1 6 (40.00%) Microservices
1 6 (40.00%) Migration
1 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 5 (33.33%) Deployment Automation
2 5 (33.33%) Kanban
2 5 (33.33%) OWASP
2 5 (33.33%) Scrum
2 5 (33.33%) Secure Coding
2 5 (33.33%) Service Design
3 4 (26.67%) Process Improvement
4 3 (20.00%) Analytics
4 3 (20.00%) Cognitive Analytics
4 3 (20.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 3 (20.00%) Robotic Process Automation
4 3 (20.00%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) C#
2 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (33.33%) Java
3 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.67%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Databricks
2 5 (33.33%) IBM
2 5 (33.33%) Tableau
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle
4 3 (20.00%) Pega
4 3 (20.00%) webMethods
5 2 (13.33%) Red Hat