The first table below looks at the demand for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 28 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 Cardiff 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 38 32 26
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing SOA 7 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.84% 1.19% 3.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 1.65% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Average daily rate
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£388 £311 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.49% +13.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £372 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.50%
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
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
297 182 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 77.95% 71.94% 67.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 121 88
Average daily rate £375 £330 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £229 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% -12.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
SOA
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SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 14 (60.87%) Web Services
2 13 (56.52%) Finance
3 12 (52.17%) BDD
4 9 (39.13%) UML
4 9 (39.13%) OO
4 9 (39.13%) Java
4 9 (39.13%) J2EE
5 7 (30.43%) Selenium
5 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
5 7 (30.43%) WebDriver
6 6 (26.09%) JBehave
6 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
6 6 (26.09%) AS400
6 6 (26.09%) Scrum
6 6 (26.09%) Content Management
6 6 (26.09%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (26.09%) Degree
6 6 (26.09%) .NET
6 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
6 6 (26.09%) MS Project
6 6 (26.09%) MS Office
6 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
6 6 (26.09%) TestDirector
6 6 (26.09%) Project Management
7 5 (21.74%) CCA
7 5 (21.74%) Oracle
7 5 (21.74%) Business Analysis
7 5 (21.74%) TDD
7 5 (21.74%) RESTful
8 4 (17.39%) Open Source

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.35%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Project
1 6 (26.09%) MS Office
1 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
1 6 (26.09%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Selenium
1 7 (30.43%) WebDriver
2 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
2 6 (26.09%) JBehave
2 6 (26.09%) TestDirector
3 3 (13.04%) Calabash
3 3 (13.04%) eggPlant
4 2 (8.70%) Maven
4 2 (8.70%) JIRA
4 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.35%) Robotium
General
1 13 (56.52%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Business Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Test Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Technical Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Java Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Technical Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Java Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Scala Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Middleware Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Business Objects Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Tester
7 1 (4.35%) MI Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (60.87%) Web Services
2 9 (39.13%) J2EE
3 6 (26.09%) .NET
4 5 (21.74%) RESTful
5 4 (17.39%) REST
5 4 (17.39%) SOAP
6 3 (13.04%) HTML
6 3 (13.04%) CSS
6 3 (13.04%) Akka
6 3 (13.04%) Play Framework
6 3 (13.04%) Hibernate
6 3 (13.04%) Spring
6 3 (13.04%) JSON
6 3 (13.04%) HTML5
7 2 (8.70%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (8.70%) WebCenter
7 2 (8.70%) Middleware
7 2 (8.70%) XML
8 1 (4.35%) JRockit
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) AS400
2 4 (17.39%) Open Source
3 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) BDD
2 9 (39.13%) UML
2 9 (39.13%) OO
3 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
4 6 (26.09%) Project Management
4 6 (26.09%) Scrum
4 6 (26.09%) Content Management
5 5 (21.74%) TDD
5 5 (21.74%) Business Analysis
6 4 (17.39%) Business Development
7 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.04%) MVC
8 2 (8.70%) Use Case
8 2 (8.70%) Mobile Commerce
8 2 (8.70%) Systems Analysis
9 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (4.35%) ETL
9 1 (4.35%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) Java
2 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.04%) Scala
3 2 (8.70%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Degree
2 5 (21.74%) CCA
3 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) Business Objects
3 3 (13.04%) Informatica
3 3 (13.04%) Zend
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Rate: Good dependant on skills
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