The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 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 28 June 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)
West Midlands / Shropshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 50 18
Rank change year-on-year +37 -32  
Contract jobs citing SOA 31 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 17.71% 0.85% 4.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 19.87% 0.93% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 1 0
Median daily rate £550 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -9.09% +8.37%  

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 Shropshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 156 322 104
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 89.14% 90.70% 85.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 121 38
Median daily rate £535 £460 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.30% +15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £370 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £11.09 £25.12 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.85% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Shropshire 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 Shropshire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Shropshire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Shropshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Shropshire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford +38 31 £550 +10.00% 2
SOA
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 39 (97.50%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (85.00%) Middleware
3 31 (77.50%) Linux
3 31 (77.50%) TDD
3 31 (77.50%) Subversion
3 31 (77.50%) Git (software)
4 27 (67.50%) JSON
5 25 (62.50%) Scrum
5 25 (62.50%) Kanban
6 24 (60.00%) WSO2
7 23 (57.50%) XML
8 22 (55.00%) XSLT
8 22 (55.00%) SOAP
9 20 (50.00%) Unix
10 19 (47.50%) Maven
10 19 (47.50%) Jenkins
11 18 (45.00%) DevOps
11 18 (45.00%) SDLC
12 17 (42.50%) BPSS Clearance
12 17 (42.50%) Test Automation
13 16 (40.00%) XSD
13 16 (40.00%) WSDL
13 16 (40.00%) Mac OS X
13 16 (40.00%) JSON Schema
14 15 (37.50%) MuleSoft
14 15 (37.50%) SoapUI
15 13 (32.50%) Conceptual Models
15 13 (32.50%) SSL
15 13 (32.50%) Confluence
15 13 (32.50%) HTTP

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire 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 13 (32.50%) Confluence
2 10 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (5.00%) Mule
3 2 (5.00%) Mule ESB
4 1 (2.50%) JBoss
4 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 9 (22.50%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (32.50%) HTTP
1 13 (32.50%) SSL
2 1 (2.50%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 31 (77.50%) Git (software)
1 31 (77.50%) Subversion
2 19 (47.50%) Jenkins
2 19 (47.50%) Maven
3 15 (37.50%) SoapUI
4 13 (32.50%) JIRA
5 11 (27.50%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (2.50%) JIRA Agile
Job Titles
1 27 (67.50%) Developer
2 13 (32.50%) Messaging Developer
2 13 (32.50%) SOA Developer
3 12 (30.00%) Agile Developer
3 12 (30.00%) Linux Developer
4 11 (27.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (22.50%) Senior Developer
6 7 (17.50%) Middleware Developer
7 6 (15.00%) Senior Agile Developer
8 5 (12.50%) Integration Developer
9 3 (7.50%) DevOps Systems Engineer
9 3 (7.50%) Lead Developer
9 3 (7.50%) Team Leader
10 1 (2.50%) Administrator
10 1 (2.50%) Delivery Manager
10 1 (2.50%) Java Developer
10 1 (2.50%) Senior Manager
10 1 (2.50%) Senior Web Developer
10 1 (2.50%) Systems Administrator
10 1 (2.50%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (85.00%) Middleware
2 27 (67.50%) JSON
3 23 (57.50%) XML
4 22 (55.00%) SOAP
4 22 (55.00%) XSLT
5 16 (40.00%) JSON Schema
5 16 (40.00%) WSDL
5 16 (40.00%) XSD
6 7 (17.50%) REST
6 7 (17.50%) Web Services
7 4 (10.00%) Apache Camel
8 1 (2.50%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (77.50%) Linux
2 20 (50.00%) Unix
3 16 (40.00%) Mac OS X
4 11 (27.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (27.50%) Windows
5 4 (10.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (97.50%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (77.50%) TDD
3 25 (62.50%) Kanban
3 25 (62.50%) Scrum
4 18 (45.00%) DevOps
4 18 (45.00%) SDLC
5 17 (42.50%) Test Automation
6 13 (32.50%) Conceptual Models
7 11 (27.50%) Configuration Management
7 11 (27.50%) Server Virtualisation
8 9 (22.50%) Coaching
8 9 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (22.50%) Mentoring
9 8 (20.00%) Case Management
9 8 (20.00%) Open Source
10 6 (15.00%) API Design
10 6 (15.00%) Microservices
11 5 (12.50%) Task Automation
12 4 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 1 (2.50%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) Perl
1 11 (27.50%) Python
2 2 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (42.50%) BPSS Clearance
Systems Management
1 11 (27.50%) Puppet
2 9 (22.50%) ZABBIX
3 8 (20.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) WSO2
2 15 (37.50%) MuleSoft
3 11 (27.50%) Red Hat
4 10 (25.00%) Oracle
Telford, Shropshire
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