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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank - 20 15
Contract jobs citing SOA 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham - 1.83% 2.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.50% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £455 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £433 £377
% change year-on-year
+4.04% +14.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.25 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +22.88%
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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
92 80 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 68.15% 73.39% 61.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 48 29
Average daily rate £408 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £510 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £14.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +178.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 14 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) SIEM
1 1 (50.00%) Target Operating Model

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Security Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Security Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) IT Architect
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) SIEM
1 1 (50.00%) Target Operating Model
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee