Period
to 25 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 25 July 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 117 63
Rank change year-on-year +42 -54 +13
Contract jobs citing SOA 108 94 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.45% 1.56% 2.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.96% 1.89% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 54 101
West Midlands median daily rate £528 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.88% -2.94% -5.56%
10th Percentile £356 £312 £325
90th Percentile £590 £575 £600
England median daily rate £498 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £22.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +21.62% -8.64%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3648 4975 3917
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 82.83% 82.67% 76.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2297 2893 2349
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £256 £236 £219
90th Percentile £541 £538 £526
England median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 109 194
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.25 £17.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.12% -27.66% +30.56%
10th Percentile £11.05 £10.73 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.75 £39.10 £40.96
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.96
% change year-on-year - +13.87% +6.86%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for SOA in the West Midlands

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in the West Midlands

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in the West Midlands

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in the West Midlands

SOA
Contract Job Locations in the West 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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 July 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
Shropshire +74 49 £550 +10.00%
Birmingham +8 13 £450 +9.09% 3
Coventry +14 12 £358 -18.66% 3
Warwickshire -8 8 £575 +55.41% 2
Staffordshire +1 4 £394 - 2
Solihull - 2 - -
Dudley +2 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £388 -
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SOA.

1 81 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (52.78%) TDD
3 53 (49.07%) Subversion
3 53 (49.07%) Git (software)
4 51 (47.22%) Middleware
5 47 (43.52%) Scrum
6 43 (39.81%) Oracle
6 43 (39.81%) Linux
6 43 (39.81%) JSON
7 42 (38.89%) Kanban
7 42 (38.89%) WSO2
7 42 (38.89%) Unix
8 40 (37.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 38 (35.19%) XSLT
10 34 (31.48%) Jenkins
11 33 (30.56%) MuleSoft
12 31 (28.70%) SOAP
13 30 (27.78%) XML
14 27 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
15 26 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
16 25 (23.15%) Java
17 24 (22.22%) SDLC
18 22 (20.37%) Mac OS X
18 22 (20.37%) Maven
19 21 (19.44%) XSD
19 21 (19.44%) DevOps
20 20 (18.52%) JSON Schema
20 20 (18.52%) WSDL
21 19 (17.59%) SoapUI
21 19 (17.59%) Spring

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 40 (37.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 16 (14.81%) JBoss
3 15 (13.89%) Confluence
4 12 (11.11%) Apache Spark
5 11 (10.19%) GlassFish
5 11 (10.19%) WildFly
6 5 (4.63%) Mule
7 4 (3.70%) Mule ESB
8 3 (2.78%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.85%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.93%) IIS
10 1 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 6 (5.56%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.85%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.85%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.85%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.63%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.78%) IaaS
3 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.78%) PaaS
3 3 (2.78%) SaaS
4 2 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.81%) SSL
2 15 (13.89%) HTTP
3 2 (1.85%) AMQP
3 2 (1.85%) SAN
4 1 (0.93%) Firewall
4 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.93%) LAN
4 1 (0.93%) LDAP
4 1 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.93%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.04%) Big Data
1 13 (12.04%) Hadoop
2 12 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
2 12 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 12 (11.11%) MySQL
2 12 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (10.19%) NoSQL
4 10 (9.26%) Oracle Database
5 7 (6.48%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.85%) DB2
7 1 (0.93%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.93%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 53 (49.07%) Git (software)
1 53 (49.07%) Subversion
2 34 (31.48%) Jenkins
3 22 (20.37%) Maven
4 19 (17.59%) SoapUI
5 16 (14.81%) JIRA
6 15 (13.89%) JUnit
7 12 (11.11%) Sonatype Nexus
8 11 (10.19%) Hudson
8 11 (10.19%) JBehave
9 4 (3.70%) jMock
9 4 (3.70%) Mockito
10 1 (0.93%) ERwin
10 1 (0.93%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.93%) Selenium
10 1 (0.93%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.93%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (2.78%) Finance
2 2 (1.85%) Back Office
3 1 (0.93%) Marketing
3 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 70 (64.81%) Developer
2 28 (25.93%) Senior Developer
3 20 (18.52%) SOA Developer
4 15 (13.89%) Messaging Developer
5 14 (12.96%) Architect
6 13 (12.04%) Agile Developer
6 13 (12.04%) Linux Developer
6 13 (12.04%) Middleware Developer
7 12 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
7 12 (11.11%) Digital Developer
8 9 (8.33%) Integration Developer
9 7 (6.48%) BPM Developer
9 7 (6.48%) Senior Agile Developer
10 6 (5.56%) Java Developer
10 6 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
10 6 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Developer
11 5 (4.63%) Software Developer
12 4 (3.70%) .NET Developer
12 4 (3.70%) Senior Software Developer
12 4 (3.70%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (47.22%) Middleware
2 43 (39.81%) JSON
3 38 (35.19%) XSLT
4 31 (28.70%) SOAP
5 30 (27.78%) XML
6 21 (19.44%) XSD
7 20 (18.52%) JSON Schema
7 20 (18.52%) WSDL
8 19 (17.59%) Spring
9 17 (15.74%) Hibernate
10 16 (14.81%) RESTful
11 13 (12.04%) Java EE
12 12 (11.11%) Apache Camel
12 12 (11.11%) Spring Boot
13 11 (10.19%) HornetQ
13 11 (10.19%) JAX-RS
13 11 (10.19%) JMS
13 11 (10.19%) RESTEasy
13 11 (10.19%) WireMock
14 8 (7.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.89%) Mobile App
2 6 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.93%) AS400
4 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.93%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (0.93%) User Experience
4 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (39.81%) Linux
2 42 (38.89%) Unix
3 22 (20.37%) Mac OS X
4 15 (13.89%) Windows
5 14 (12.96%) Apple iOS
6 12 (11.11%) Android
6 12 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (5.56%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.93%) CentOS
8 1 (0.93%) HPUX
8 1 (0.93%) MVS
8 1 (0.93%) Solaris
8 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (52.78%) TDD
3 47 (43.52%) Scrum
4 42 (38.89%) Kanban
5 26 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (22.22%) SDLC
7 21 (19.44%) DevOps
8 18 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 17 (15.74%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (13.89%) Open Source
11 14 (12.96%) Conceptual Models
11 14 (12.96%) Software Delivery
11 14 (12.96%) Unit Testing
12 13 (12.04%) Software Engineering
13 12 (11.11%) Analytics
13 12 (11.11%) Configuration Management
13 12 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
14 11 (10.19%) Dependency Injection
14 11 (10.19%) Functional Testing
14 11 (10.19%) Personalization
Programming Languages
1 25 (23.15%) Java
2 15 (13.89%) SQL
3 13 (12.04%) Perl
3 13 (12.04%) Python
4 12 (11.11%) Scala
5 8 (7.41%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.63%) C#
7 2 (1.85%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.93%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.93%) Jython
8 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.93%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 11 (10.19%) Degree
3 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.85%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.93%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) GDPR
2 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (10.19%) Docker
2 1 (0.93%) RACF
Systems Management
1 12 (11.11%) Puppet
2 10 (9.26%) Ansible
2 10 (9.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 43 (39.81%) Oracle
2 42 (38.89%) WSO2
3 33 (30.56%) MuleSoft
4 12 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.70%) IBM
5 4 (3.70%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.85%) JDA
7 1 (0.93%) Embarcadero
7 1 (0.93%) McAfee
7 1 (0.93%) Sun
7 1 (0.93%) Talend
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Syntax Consultancy Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day (DOE)
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
3Search
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
PBIT Consultants Limited
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago