The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
England / Midlands
Rank 20 24 23
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1  
Contract jobs citing SOA 3 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.46% 2.39% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 3.05% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £525 £550 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.54% +57.14%  
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 the Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 105 164 120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 86.07% 78.47% 78.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 81 50
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
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 the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 the Midlands

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in the Midlands

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in the Midlands over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in the Midlands

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in the Midlands

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

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 Midlands region with a requirement for SOA.

1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (60.00%) SAP
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) ETL
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (40.00%) SAML
3 2 (40.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) DB2
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) MSMQ
3 2 (40.00%) MQSeries
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) CRM
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (40.00%) WCF
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (80.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (40.00%) MQSeries
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (20.00%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) DB2
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MSBuild
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Integration Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) SAP PI Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) SOA Architect
3 1 (20.00%) SOA Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) WebCenter Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) MSMQ
1 2 (40.00%) SAML
1 2 (40.00%) WCF
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Axis
2 1 (20.00%) EDI
2 1 (20.00%) JDBC
2 1 (20.00%) JMS
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle ADF
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) SAP PI
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) WebCenter
2 1 (20.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (40.00%) CRM
1 2 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (40.00%) ETL
1 2 (40.00%) IT Strategy
1 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (40.00%) Presales
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (20.00%) E-business
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) ABAP
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) SAP
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (40.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (40.00%) VMware