The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
West Midlands / Coventry
Rank 40 42 31
Rank change year-on-year +2 -11  
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.55% 1.13% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 1.36% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 6
Median daily rate £850 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.00% -9.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.39 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.65% +41.44%  

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 Coventry with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 316 295 241
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 87.05% 83.10% 76.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 195 133
Median daily rate £440 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 12
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -15.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £35.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry 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 Coventry

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Coventry

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Coventry region with a requirement for SOA.

1 4 (50.00%) C#
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
1 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (37.50%) MVC
2 3 (37.50%) CSS
2 3 (37.50%) N-Tier
2 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 3 (37.50%) ADO.NET
2 3 (37.50%) jQuery
2 3 (37.50%) Low Latency
3 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (25.00%) Memory Management
3 2 (25.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (25.00%) Database Optimisation
3 2 (25.00%) NHibernate
3 2 (25.00%) LINQ
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (25.00%) OOP
3 2 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
4 1 (12.50%) Process Management
4 1 (12.50%) ITSM
4 1 (12.50%) Back Office
4 1 (12.50%) Electronics

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry 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 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle ASCP
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Applications Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Architect
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) BPM Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Head of Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Head of Programme Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Director
4 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
1 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (37.50%) ADO.NET
2 3 (37.50%) CSS
2 3 (37.50%) jQuery
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (25.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (25.00%) LINQ
3 2 (25.00%) NHibernate
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
4 1 (12.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) N-Tier
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Low Latency
1 3 (37.50%) MVC
2 2 (25.00%) Database Optimisation
2 2 (25.00%) Memory Management
2 2 (25.00%) OO
2 2 (25.00%) OOP
2 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) ITSM
3 1 (12.50%) Process Management
3 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) Infor
1 1 (12.50%) JDA
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Remedy
1 1 (12.50%) SAP
1 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow