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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 26 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing SOA 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.50% 0.36% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 0.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£455 £430 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.81% -
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 £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
SOA
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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
182 200 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 68.16% 72.99% 73.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 105 42
Average daily rate £350 £380 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £493 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 24
Average hourly rate £35.50 £37.80 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.08% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £26.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 10 (76.92%) Middleware
2 9 (69.23%) XML
2 9 (69.23%) Java
3 8 (61.54%) Oracle
4 7 (53.85%) webMethods
5 6 (46.15%) Software AG
5 6 (46.15%) SQL
5 6 (46.15%) EAI
5 6 (46.15%) XSD
5 6 (46.15%) XSLT
5 6 (46.15%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (38.46%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (38.46%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (38.46%) UNIX
6 5 (38.46%) Windows
6 5 (38.46%) AIX
6 5 (38.46%) HP
7 4 (30.77%) IBM
8 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
9 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
9 2 (15.38%) Web Services
10 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
10 1 (7.69%) TIBCO
10 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
10 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
10 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
10 1 (7.69%) Legal
10 1 (7.69%) Solaris
10 1 (7.69%) Linux

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
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%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Tester
5 1 (7.69%) SOA Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) Middleware
2 9 (69.23%) XML
3 6 (46.15%) XSD
3 6 (46.15%) XSLT
4 2 (15.38%) Web Services
5 1 (7.69%) WSDL
5 1 (7.69%) SOAP
5 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (7.69%) RESTful
5 1 (7.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) DataPower
2 1 (7.69%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
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 6 (46.15%) EAI
2 5 (38.46%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (38.46%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.69%) B2B
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Data Mapping
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle
2 7 (53.85%) webMethods
3 6 (46.15%) Software AG
4 5 (38.46%) HP
5 4 (30.77%) IBM
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.69%) TIBCO