The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheltenham region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 18 - 21
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.69% - 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% - 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£510 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -8.09%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
77 47 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 65.25% 52.81% 64.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 30 41
Average daily rate £400 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 6
Average hourly rate £34.50 £11.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+213.63% -70.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £11.00 £36.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £11.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 23 July 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 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) webMethods
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Drupal
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) Rackspace

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (50.00%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) webMethods Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (50.00%) Content Management
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (50.00%) Campaign Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (50.00%) webMethods
2 1 (50.00%) Rackspace