The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 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 28 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.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 23
Contract jobs citing SOA 0 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham - - 6.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £419
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 £50.20 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.33% +40.89%  

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 Cheltenham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34 50 119
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 65.38% 63.29% 80.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 76
Median daily rate £365 £421 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.35% -0.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £320 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% -0.58%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 28 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for SOA.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) JDBC
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
1 1 (100.00%) JMS
1 1 (100.00%) UDDI
1 1 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (100.00%) IntelliJ
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) WSDL
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (100.00%) NetBeans
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) Mule
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (100.00%) AMQP
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (100.00%) MuleSoft
1 1 (100.00%) Mule ESB
1 1 (100.00%) Content Enrichment
1 1 (100.00%) Anypoint

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 (100.00%) Anypoint
1 1 (100.00%) Mule
1 1 (100.00%) Mule ESB
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) AMQP
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (100.00%) IntelliJ
1 1 (100.00%) NetBeans
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) JDBC
1 1 (100.00%) JMS
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) UDDI
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) WSDL
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Content Enrichment
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) MuleSoft
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle