Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 141 71
Rank change year-on-year +19 -70 +17
Contract jobs citing SOA 69 58 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.47% 1.06% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 1.28% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 31 95
West Midlands median daily rate £513 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.59% -15.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £369 £313 £379
90th Percentile £575 £688 £700
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £55.00 -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% -5.26%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,884 4,531 4,017
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.57% 82.52% 81.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,477 2,741 2,257
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £245 £250 £245
90th Percentile £550 £550 £546
England median daily rate £450 £432 £425
% change year-on-year +4.11% +1.71% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 134 171
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.99 £21.22 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.05% +6.10% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.37 £10.91 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.67 £43.75
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.50% +8.70% +15.00%

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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 2018. 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 +29 23 £550 +11.39% 4
Birmingham -3 12 £513 +7.89% 9
Warwickshire +13 8 £550 +12.82% 6
Coventry +11 8 £445 -4.86% 7
Staffordshire +2 4 £388 +1.64% 2
Solihull -2 3 - - 2
Kingswinford - 3 £460 -
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 41 (59.42%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (40.58%) Oracle
2 28 (40.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 27 (39.13%) Middleware
4 23 (33.33%) Linux
5 22 (31.88%) Scrum
6 20 (28.99%) Subversion
6 20 (28.99%) Git (software)
7 19 (27.54%) XML
8 18 (26.09%) TDD
9 16 (23.19%) Oracle Database
10 15 (21.74%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (21.74%) Open Source
11 14 (20.29%) Jenkins
11 14 (20.29%) WSO2
11 14 (20.29%) DevOps
11 14 (20.29%) Maven
11 14 (20.29%) Web Services
11 14 (20.29%) Windows
11 14 (20.29%) Java
12 13 (18.84%) SOAP
12 13 (18.84%) Kanban
13 11 (15.94%) SDLC
13 11 (15.94%) Puppet
13 11 (15.94%) Amazon AWS
13 11 (15.94%) Python
13 11 (15.94%) CRM
13 11 (15.94%) Configuration Management
14 10 (14.49%) Red Hat
14 10 (14.49%) Unix

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 28 (40.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (14.49%) Confluence
3 7 (10.14%) JBoss
4 5 (7.25%) WebLogic
5 4 (5.80%) Mule
5 4 (5.80%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.35%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.90%) Apache
7 2 (2.90%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (2.90%) Mule ESB
7 2 (2.90%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (2.90%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
7 2 (2.90%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.45%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (1.45%) nginx
8 1 (1.45%) Sonic ESB
8 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.90%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.94%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (14.49%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (5.80%) Office 365
4 4 (5.80%) SaaS
5 1 (1.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) HTTP
1 3 (4.35%) SSL
2 1 (1.45%) AMQP
2 1 (1.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (23.19%) Oracle Database
2 6 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.80%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.90%) Power BI
5 1 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.45%) Big Data
5 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.45%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (28.99%) Git (software)
1 20 (28.99%) Subversion
2 14 (20.29%) Jenkins
2 14 (20.29%) Maven
3 10 (14.49%) JIRA
3 10 (14.49%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (11.59%) SoapUI
5 7 (10.14%) GitLab
6 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.90%) WebLogic Workshop
7 1 (1.45%) Ant
7 1 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (1.45%) Banking
2 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (31.88%) Architect
2 20 (28.99%) Developer
3 12 (17.39%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (13.04%) Senior Developer
5 8 (11.59%) Analyst
5 8 (11.59%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (10.14%) Integration Developer
6 7 (10.14%) Java Developer
7 6 (8.70%) Business Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) Technical Architect
8 5 (7.25%) Designer
8 5 (7.25%) SOA Architect
9 4 (5.80%) DBA
9 4 (5.80%) Lead DevOps
9 4 (5.80%) Lead DevOps Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) MuleSoft Developer
9 4 (5.80%) Oracle DBA
9 4 (5.80%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (4.35%) Oracle Applications DBA
10 3 (4.35%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (39.13%) Middleware
2 19 (27.54%) XML
3 14 (20.29%) Web Services
4 13 (18.84%) SOAP
5 10 (14.49%) .NET
5 10 (14.49%) JSON
6 8 (11.59%) WSDL
6 8 (11.59%) XSD
7 7 (10.14%) JSON Schema
8 6 (8.70%) REST
9 5 (7.25%) WCF
10 4 (5.80%) .NET Framework
10 4 (5.80%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (5.80%) JSF
10 4 (5.80%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (5.80%) RESTful
10 4 (5.80%) WPF
11 3 (4.35%) Kafka
11 3 (4.35%) XSLT
12 2 (2.90%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.74%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.80%) User Experience
3 3 (4.35%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.45%) AS400
5 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.45%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.45%) DataPower
5 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (33.33%) Linux
2 14 (20.29%) Windows
3 10 (14.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (14.49%) Unix
4 7 (10.14%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.45%) CentOS
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (59.42%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (31.88%) Scrum
3 18 (26.09%) TDD
4 15 (21.74%) Open Source
5 14 (20.29%) DevOps
6 13 (18.84%) Kanban
7 11 (15.94%) Configuration Management
7 11 (15.94%) CRM
7 11 (15.94%) SDLC
8 10 (14.49%) Server Virtualisation
8 10 (14.49%) Task Automation
8 10 (14.49%) Test Automation
9 9 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (8.70%) Event-Driven Architecture
11 6 (8.70%) Mentoring
11 6 (8.70%) Microservices
11 6 (8.70%) OO
11 6 (8.70%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.29%) Java
2 11 (15.94%) Python
3 10 (14.49%) Perl
3 10 (14.49%) SQL
4 8 (11.59%) C#
5 4 (5.80%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.90%) XAML
8 1 (1.45%) Clojure
8 1 (1.45%) Erlang
8 1 (1.45%) F#
8 1 (1.45%) Groovy
8 1 (1.45%) Haskell
8 1 (1.45%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.45%) RPG III
8 1 (1.45%) RPG IV
8 1 (1.45%) Ruby
8 1 (1.45%) Scala
8 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.45%) CISSP
1 1 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Docker
1 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (15.94%) Puppet
2 10 (14.49%) ZABBIX
3 2 (2.90%) Ansible
4 1 (1.45%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (1.45%) Consul
4 1 (1.45%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (40.58%) Oracle
2 14 (20.29%) WSO2
3 10 (14.49%) Red Hat
4 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 9 (13.04%) MuleSoft
5 5 (7.25%) OpenText
6 4 (5.80%) IBM
7 3 (4.35%) TIBCO
7 3 (4.35%) webMethods
8 2 (2.90%) Cisco
8 2 (2.90%) Dell
8 2 (2.90%) EMC
8 2 (2.90%) F5
8 2 (2.90%) NetApp
8 2 (2.90%) Splunk
8 2 (2.90%) VMware
9 1 (1.45%) Google
9 1 (1.45%) Green Hat
9 1 (1.45%) Guidewire
9 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com