Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 180 82
Rank change year-on-year +66 -98 +5
Contract jobs citing SOA 140 90 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.70% 0.92% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 1.11% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 47 127
Midlands median daily rate £535 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.88% -15.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £366 £263 £336
90th Percentile £647 £625 £700
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Midlands median hourly rate - £75.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +240.91% -4.35%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6826 8090 6583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.06% 82.65% 79.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4348 4943 3892
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 208 259
Midlands median hourly rate £21.37 £17.00 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -8.21% +2.89%
10th Percentile £10.71 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £42.79
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in the Midlands

SOA
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +59 82 £535 +29.70% 20
East Midlands +16 57 £550 +46.67% 2
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 76 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (35.71%) Oracle
2 50 (35.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 47 (33.57%) Linux
4 42 (30.00%) Middleware
4 42 (30.00%) SOAP
4 42 (30.00%) TDD
4 42 (30.00%) Scrum
5 37 (26.43%) Git (software)
6 35 (25.00%) Subversion
7 32 (22.86%) Kanban
8 31 (22.14%) Java
8 31 (22.14%) RESTful
8 31 (22.14%) Jenkins
9 30 (21.43%) Web Services
10 28 (20.00%) Microservices
11 27 (19.29%) Unix
12 26 (18.57%) JSON
12 26 (18.57%) DevOps
13 25 (17.86%) XML
14 24 (17.14%) Cloud Computing
15 23 (16.43%) WSO2
15 23 (16.43%) C#
16 22 (15.71%) .NET
16 22 (15.71%) Maven
17 21 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
17 21 (15.00%) Oracle Database
17 21 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
17 21 (15.00%) MuleSoft
18 20 (14.29%) SDLC

SOA
Co-occurring 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 50 (35.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 16 (11.43%) Confluence
3 14 (10.00%) JBoss
4 11 (7.86%) Apache Spark
5 10 (7.14%) GlassFish
5 10 (7.14%) WildFly
6 8 (5.71%) WebSphere
7 7 (5.00%) Mule
8 4 (2.86%) Mule ESB
8 4 (2.86%) WebLogic
9 3 (2.14%) CMS
10 2 (1.43%) Alfresco
10 2 (1.43%) Documentum
10 2 (1.43%) Drupal
10 2 (1.43%) Liferay
10 2 (1.43%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.71%) FileNet
11 1 (0.71%) IIS
11 1 (0.71%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.14%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.71%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.71%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (17.14%) Cloud Computing
2 21 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (5.00%) SaaS
5 3 (2.14%) Boomi
5 3 (2.14%) Office 365
6 1 (0.71%) IaaS
6 1 (0.71%) iPaaS
6 1 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.71%) HTTP
2 7 (5.00%) SSL
3 3 (2.14%) AMQP
4 2 (1.43%) SAN
5 1 (0.71%) Firewall
5 1 (0.71%) MPLS
5 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.00%) Oracle Database
2 14 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 13 (9.29%) NoSQL
4 12 (8.57%) Big Data
4 12 (8.57%) Hadoop
4 12 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (7.86%) Apache Cassandra
5 11 (7.86%) SQL Server
6 10 (7.14%) MySQL
7 7 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (3.57%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (2.14%) Spotfire
11 2 (1.43%) DB2
12 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.71%) Pentaho
12 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.71%) Redis
12 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 37 (26.43%) Git (software)
2 35 (25.00%) Subversion
3 31 (22.14%) Jenkins
4 22 (15.71%) Maven
5 17 (12.14%) SoapUI
6 16 (11.43%) JIRA
7 15 (10.71%) Sonatype Nexus
8 11 (7.86%) JUnit
9 10 (7.14%) Hudson
9 10 (7.14%) JBehave
10 2 (1.43%) GitLab
10 2 (1.43%) gulp
10 2 (1.43%) Selenium
10 2 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.43%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.43%) WebLogic Workshop
10 2 (1.43%) webpack
11 1 (0.71%) jMock
11 1 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.71%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (8.57%) Finance
2 7 (5.00%) Retail
3 3 (2.14%) Back Office
3 3 (2.14%) Banking
4 2 (1.43%) Legal
4 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.43%) Marketing
5 1 (0.71%) Automotive
5 1 (0.71%) Local Government
5 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (36.43%) Developer
2 47 (33.57%) Architect
3 25 (17.86%) Senior Developer
4 16 (11.43%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (8.57%) Integration Developer
7 11 (7.86%) Digital Developer
8 10 (7.14%) Lead Architect
9 9 (6.43%) Enterprise Architect
9 9 (6.43%) Integration Architect
9 9 (6.43%) Messaging Developer
10 8 (5.71%) Analyst
10 8 (5.71%) Cloud Architect
10 8 (5.71%) Lead Enterprise Architect
11 6 (4.29%) Business Analyst
11 6 (4.29%) Java Developer
12 5 (3.57%) Designer
12 5 (3.57%) Middleware Developer
12 5 (3.57%) MuleSoft Developer
12 5 (3.57%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (30.00%) Middleware
1 42 (30.00%) SOAP
2 31 (22.14%) RESTful
3 30 (21.43%) Web Services
4 26 (18.57%) JSON
5 25 (17.86%) XML
6 22 (15.71%) .NET
7 18 (12.86%) XSD
8 16 (11.43%) WSDL
9 15 (10.71%) JSON Schema
10 14 (10.00%) Spring
11 11 (7.86%) Hibernate
11 11 (7.86%) REST
11 11 (7.86%) Spring Boot
12 10 (7.14%) HornetQ
12 10 (7.14%) Java EE
12 10 (7.14%) JAX-RS
12 10 (7.14%) JMS
12 10 (7.14%) RESTEasy
12 10 (7.14%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.29%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (8.57%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.57%) DataPower
4 4 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.71%) AS400
5 1 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.71%) IVR
5 1 (0.71%) Life Science
5 1 (0.71%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (0.71%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (33.57%) Linux
2 27 (19.29%) Unix
3 19 (13.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (12.86%) Windows
5 15 (10.71%) Mac OS X
6 11 (7.86%) Apple iOS
7 10 (7.14%) Android
8 4 (2.86%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.43%) CentOS
10 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (30.00%) Scrum
2 42 (30.00%) TDD
3 32 (22.86%) Kanban
4 28 (20.00%) Microservices
5 26 (18.57%) DevOps
6 21 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (14.29%) Open Source
7 20 (14.29%) SDLC
8 18 (12.86%) Test Automation
9 17 (12.14%) Configuration Management
10 15 (10.71%) Server Virtualisation
11 14 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
12 13 (9.29%) Software Engineering
13 12 (8.57%) CRM
13 12 (8.57%) Software Delivery
13 12 (8.57%) Unit Testing
14 11 (7.86%) Analytics
14 11 (7.86%) Dependency Injection
14 11 (7.86%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 31 (22.14%) Java
2 23 (16.43%) C#
3 19 (13.57%) SQL
4 16 (11.43%) Python
5 15 (10.71%) Perl
6 10 (7.14%) Scala
7 7 (5.00%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.57%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.14%) MATLAB
9 3 (2.14%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.14%) TypeScript
9 3 (2.14%) XPath
9 3 (2.14%) XQuery
10 1 (0.71%) Jython
10 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.71%) RPG III
10 1 (0.71%) RPG IV
10 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.71%) VC++
10 1 (0.71%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (10.71%) Degree
2 3 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (2.14%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.71%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.14%) QA
2 2 (1.43%) COBIT
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (8.57%) Docker
2 1 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (11.43%) Puppet
2 13 (9.29%) ZABBIX
3 5 (3.57%) Ansible
4 1 (0.71%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.71%) MOM
Vendors
1 50 (35.71%) Oracle
2 23 (16.43%) WSO2
3 21 (15.00%) MuleSoft
4 19 (13.57%) Red Hat
5 14 (10.00%) IBM
6 13 (9.29%) Microsoft
7 6 (4.29%) SAP
8 4 (2.86%) Dell
9 3 (2.14%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (2.14%) OpenText
9 3 (2.14%) Pega
9 3 (2.14%) Tableau
9 3 (2.14%) TIBCO
9 3 (2.14%) webMethods
10 2 (1.43%) Cisco
10 2 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.43%) VMware
11 1 (0.71%) Citrix
11 1 (0.71%) Embarcadero
11 1 (0.71%) EMC