The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Cheshire / Chester
Rank - - 27
Contract jobs citing SOA 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester - - 3.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £450
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 £50.39 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.65% +41.44%  

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 Chester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 82 122 155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 78.85% 80.79% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 87 108
Median daily rate £375 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 13
Median hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.63% -21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £16.76 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Chester

SOA
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 25 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 Chester region with a requirement for SOA.

1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) SAS
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) Information Management
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) SAS EBI
1 1 (100.00%) Case Management
1 1 (100.00%) Business Activity Monitoring

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) SAS EBI
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Case Management
1 1 (100.00%) Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Information Management
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow