The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 22 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing SOA 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.03% 2.68% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 3.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate £400 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £468 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%
SOA
Gloucestershire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
67 119 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 69.07% 79.87% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 80 22
Average daily rate £421 £450 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% +32.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £375 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) JBoss
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 1 (100.00%) JBoss
1 1 (100.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (100.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware