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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 19 14 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.79% 2.86% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 4.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£455 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £29.50 £32.30
% change year-on-year
+22.88% -8.66%
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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 Cheltenham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
81 41 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 72.32% 58.57% 71.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 28 23
Average daily rate £400 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £400 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £14.38 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+178.26% -57.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) webMethods
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Kofax
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) KANA
3 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (33.33%) Content Management
3 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (33.33%) Drupal
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (33.33%) Talend Open Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tester
1 1 (33.33%) webMethods Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) REST
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) UML
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
1 1 (33.33%) Content Management
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (33.33%) Time Management
1 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
1 1 (33.33%) Campaign Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (33.33%) webMethods
2 1 (33.33%) Kofax
2 1 (33.33%) KANA
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) Rackspace
2 1 (33.33%) Talend