The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 35 53 34
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -19
Contract jobs citing SOA 5 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.51% 1.38% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.55% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Median daily rate £300 £325 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -11.86%
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 £55.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +42.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
282 387 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 84.94% 89.17% 73.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 292 152
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £265 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £427 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 9
Median hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.30% -42.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £14.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £47.00 £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Cardiff region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

SOA
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

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

1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
1 5 (100.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (80.00%) HL7
3 3 (60.00%) Use Case
3 3 (60.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (60.00%) NHS
3 3 (60.00%) UML
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (40.00%) Contract Management
5 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Applications Architect
1 5 (100.00%) Architect
2 3 (60.00%) Lead Architect
3 1 (20.00%) UML Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (60.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 3 (60.00%) UML
1 3 (60.00%) Use Case
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Contract Management
3 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) HL7