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 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 75 53
Rank change year-on-year +6 -22  
Contract jobs citing SOA 47 63 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.10% 2.20% 2.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 2.68% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 39 55
Median daily rate £480 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.24% -8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £438
% change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 £50.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -3.00% +37.93%  

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 1786 2349 2066
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.77% 82.10% 76.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1125 1321 1218
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 48 113
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.39 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.20% -36.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.75 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £42.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West 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 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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 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
Shropshire - 16 £550 - 5
Birmingham +5 9 £467 +13.21% 2
Coventry +6 3 £601 +23.27% 5
Staffordshire -5 3 - - 2
Solihull - 2 - - 1
Dudley - 1 - -
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 47 (54.65%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (31.40%) TDD
2 27 (31.40%) Middleware
3 26 (30.23%) XSLT
4 25 (29.07%) XML
4 25 (29.07%) JSON
4 25 (29.07%) BPSS Clearance
5 23 (26.74%) SOAP
5 23 (26.74%) Subversion
5 23 (26.74%) Git (software)
5 23 (26.74%) WSO2
6 22 (25.58%) Oracle
7 20 (23.26%) Scrum
8 19 (22.09%) Unix
9 18 (20.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 16 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (16.28%) Kanban
11 14 (16.28%) MuleSoft
11 14 (16.28%) SDLC
12 13 (15.12%) TOGAF
13 12 (13.95%) XSD
14 11 (12.79%) Web Services
14 11 (12.79%) Linux
14 11 (12.79%) C#
14 11 (12.79%) .NET
14 11 (12.79%) Mac OS X
15 10 (11.63%) WSDL
15 10 (11.63%) MVC
15 10 (11.63%) SoapUI
15 10 (11.63%) JSON Schema

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 18 (20.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (5.81%) JBoss
3 3 (3.49%) Confluence
4 2 (2.33%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.33%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 8 (9.30%) Oracle General Ledger
1 8 (9.30%) Oracle Payables
1 8 (9.30%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (5.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (4.65%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (4.65%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (3.49%) Oracle ASCP
5 1 (1.16%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.14%) IaaS
1 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (8.14%) PaaS
2 5 (5.81%) SaaS
3 4 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.47%) HTTP
1 9 (10.47%) SSL
2 1 (1.16%) Firewall
2 1 (1.16%) LAN
2 1 (1.16%) SAN
2 1 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.16%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.33%) Big Data
3 2 (2.33%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (26.74%) Git (software)
1 23 (26.74%) Subversion
2 10 (11.63%) SoapUI
3 8 (9.30%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.98%) Visual Studio
5 5 (5.81%) Maven
6 3 (3.49%) JIRA
6 3 (3.49%) Selenium
6 3 (3.49%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.33%) jMock
7 2 (2.33%) JUnit
7 2 (2.33%) Mockito
7 2 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.16%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (1.16%) Rational Rose
General
1 9 (10.47%) Finance
2 7 (8.14%) Back Office
3 2 (2.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.16%) Advertising
4 1 (1.16%) Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Electronics
4 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.16%) Retail
4 1 (1.16%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (51.16%) Developer
2 24 (27.91%) Architect
3 14 (16.28%) SOA Developer
4 12 (13.95%) Middleware Developer
5 9 (10.47%) Project Manager
5 9 (10.47%) Senior Developer
6 8 (9.30%) Agile Developer
6 8 (9.30%) Linux Developer
6 8 (9.30%) Oracle Project Manager
7 7 (8.14%) .NET Developer
7 7 (8.14%) Messaging Developer
8 6 (6.98%) Enterprise Architect
9 5 (5.81%) BPM Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Integration Architect
9 5 (5.81%) Java Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Oracle Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Oracle SOA Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Software Developer
9 5 (5.81%) TOGAF Architect
9 5 (5.81%) TOGAF Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (31.40%) Middleware
2 26 (30.23%) XSLT
3 25 (29.07%) JSON
3 25 (29.07%) XML
4 23 (26.74%) SOAP
5 12 (13.95%) XSD
6 11 (12.79%) .NET
6 11 (12.79%) Web Services
7 10 (11.63%) JSON Schema
7 10 (11.63%) WSDL
8 9 (10.47%) REST
9 8 (9.30%) ASP.NET
10 7 (8.14%) CSS
10 7 (8.14%) jQuery
11 6 (6.98%) HTML
12 5 (5.81%) AngularJS
12 5 (5.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 5 (5.81%) Hibernate
12 5 (5.81%) WCF
13 4 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.81%) Computer Science
1 5 (5.81%) Mobile Computing
2 4 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.49%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.16%) DataPower
5 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.16%) PMI
5 1 (1.16%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.09%) Unix
2 11 (12.79%) Linux
2 11 (12.79%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.16%) MVS
3 1 (1.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (54.65%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (31.40%) TDD
3 20 (23.26%) Scrum
4 16 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (16.28%) Kanban
5 14 (16.28%) SDLC
6 13 (15.12%) TOGAF
7 10 (11.63%) MVC
8 9 (10.47%) Conceptual Models
8 9 (10.47%) ERP
8 9 (10.47%) Mentoring
8 9 (10.47%) SOLID
8 9 (10.47%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (9.30%) Coaching
9 8 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (9.30%) OO
10 7 (8.14%) API Design
10 7 (8.14%) ArchiMate
10 7 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (8.14%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.79%) C#
2 9 (10.47%) Java
3 8 (9.30%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.14%) SQL
5 4 (4.65%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.49%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.49%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.49%) XAML
7 2 (2.33%) C
7 2 (2.33%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.16%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.16%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (29.07%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.49%) Degree
3 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.33%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.16%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) GDPR
1 1 (1.16%) P3O
1 1 (1.16%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) Ansible
Vendors
1 23 (26.74%) WSO2
2 22 (25.58%) Oracle
3 14 (16.28%) MuleSoft
4 8 (9.30%) JDA
4 8 (9.30%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.81%) IBM
6 2 (2.33%) Infor
7 1 (1.16%) Blue Prism
7 1 (1.16%) Casewise
7 1 (1.16%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.16%) Pega
7 1 (1.16%) Remedy
7 1 (1.16%) SAP
7 1 (1.16%) ServiceNow
Coventry
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
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