The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 35 27 30
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing SOA 10 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.01% 3.57% 2.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.91% 5.14% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 3
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£375 £295 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.11% -5.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £34.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+37.68% +0.72%
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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 Cardiff region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
256 175 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 77.11% 69.44% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 114 121
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 £10.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% +76.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 10 (52.63%) Java
1 10 (52.63%) UML
2 9 (47.37%) Oracle
3 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (36.84%) OO
4 7 (36.84%) Web Services
4 7 (36.84%) XML
5 6 (31.58%) JIRA
6 5 (26.32%) Business Analysis
6 5 (26.32%) User Stories
6 5 (26.32%) J2EE
7 4 (21.05%) Middleware
7 4 (21.05%) HTTP
7 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 4 (21.05%) ISEB
7 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
7 4 (21.05%) HTML
7 4 (21.05%) CSS
7 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
7 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (21.05%) Finance
8 3 (15.79%) Scrum
8 3 (15.79%) TDD
8 3 (15.79%) Content Management
8 3 (15.79%) Ruby
8 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (15.79%) Use Case
8 3 (15.79%) jQuery
8 3 (15.79%) Scala
8 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (10.53%) WebLogic
1 2 (10.53%) Apache
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (5.26%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (5.26%) Zope
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Project
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
1 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) JIRA
2 3 (15.79%) TestDirector
3 2 (10.53%) Subversion
3 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
3 2 (10.53%) Hudson
3 2 (10.53%) QUnit
3 2 (10.53%) Jasmine
3 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 2 (10.53%) Trac
3 2 (10.53%) Sinon.JS
3 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.26%) DbUnit
4 1 (5.26%) JUnit
4 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Business Analyst
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Middleware Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) UML Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Java Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Scala Developer
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) Web Services
1 7 (36.84%) XML
2 5 (26.32%) J2EE
3 4 (21.05%) HTML
3 4 (21.05%) CSS
3 4 (21.05%) Middleware
4 3 (15.79%) .NET
4 3 (15.79%) jQuery
4 3 (15.79%) HTML5
5 2 (10.53%) REST
5 2 (10.53%) CSS3
5 2 (10.53%) Gherkin
5 2 (10.53%) Sass
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (10.53%) RESTful
5 2 (10.53%) WebCenter
5 2 (10.53%) Ajax
5 2 (10.53%) SOAP
5 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
5 2 (10.53%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) AS400
1 3 (15.79%) Open Source
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.26%) W3C
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
1 2 (10.53%) Android
1 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) UML
2 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (36.84%) OO
4 5 (26.32%) Business Analysis
4 5 (26.32%) User Stories
5 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
6 3 (15.79%) Scrum
6 3 (15.79%) TDD
6 3 (15.79%) Content Management
6 3 (15.79%) Project Management
6 3 (15.79%) MVC
6 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
6 3 (15.79%) BDD
6 3 (15.79%) Use Case
7 2 (10.53%) Information Architecture
7 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
7 2 (10.53%) OOP
7 2 (10.53%) Document Management
7 2 (10.53%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.79%) PHP
3 3 (15.79%) Python
3 3 (15.79%) Ruby
3 3 (15.79%) Scala
4 1 (5.26%) Groovy
4 1 (5.26%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) C
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) ISEB
2 3 (15.79%) CCA
3 2 (10.53%) Degree
3 2 (10.53%) CBAP
4 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) HP
4 2 (10.53%) Progress
5 1 (5.26%) Sybase
5 1 (5.26%) ILOG
5 1 (5.26%) Zend