The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 30 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SOA 8 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 2.84% - 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.79% - 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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£425 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £34.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+39.70% -1.44%
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West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Coventry region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
211 194 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 74.82% 68.31% 76.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 100 74
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £277 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 34
Average hourly rate £30.00 £36.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% +1.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Coventry region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA.

1 9 (69.23%) Java
1 9 (69.23%) Middleware
2 8 (61.54%) XML
3 7 (53.85%) Oracle
4 6 (46.15%) SQL
4 6 (46.15%) XSLT
4 6 (46.15%) Software AG
4 6 (46.15%) webMethods
4 6 (46.15%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (38.46%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (38.46%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (38.46%) HP
5 5 (38.46%) XSD
5 5 (38.46%) EAI
5 5 (38.46%) UNIX
5 5 (38.46%) Windows
5 5 (38.46%) AIX
6 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
6 3 (23.08%) IBM
7 2 (15.38%) Web Services
7 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
7 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
8 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Data Migration

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
1 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Designer
2 4 (30.77%) Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Integration Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (15.38%) Integration Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Tester
5 1 (7.69%) SOA Designer
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) Middleware
2 8 (61.54%) XML
3 6 (46.15%) XSLT
4 5 (38.46%) XSD
5 2 (15.38%) Web Services
5 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) DataPower
2 1 (7.69%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) UNIX
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
1 5 (38.46%) AIX
2 1 (7.69%) Solaris
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Capacity Planning
1 5 (38.46%) Performance Tuning
1 5 (38.46%) EAI
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Data Mapping
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Business Process Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
3 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Data Transformation
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
3 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle
2 6 (46.15%) Software AG
2 6 (46.15%) webMethods
3 5 (38.46%) HP
4 3 (23.08%) IBM