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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 35 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing SOA 9 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.37% 2.55% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.24% 3.59% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £419 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.41% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+27.11% -8.09%
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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
278 195 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 73.16% 70.91% 65.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 146 87
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £9.50 £16.16 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.21% -7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.70 £16.16 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £18.59 £55.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 11 (50.00%) Web Services
3 10 (45.45%) UML
4 9 (40.91%) BDD
5 8 (36.36%) OO
6 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (27.27%) Content Management
7 6 (27.27%) Business Analysis
7 6 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (27.27%) Project Management
7 6 (27.27%) AS400
7 6 (27.27%) MS Project
7 6 (27.27%) MS Office
7 6 (27.27%) Java
7 6 (27.27%) .NET
7 6 (27.27%) J2EE
7 6 (27.27%) Oracle
7 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 6 (27.27%) TestDirector
7 6 (27.27%) CCA
7 6 (27.27%) Cucumber
8 5 (22.73%) WebDriver
8 5 (22.73%) Degree
8 5 (22.73%) Selenium
8 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
8 5 (22.73%) RESTful
8 5 (22.73%) SOAP
9 4 (18.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (18.18%) Business Development

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (9.09%) WebLogic
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.55%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Project
1 6 (27.27%) MS Office
1 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
1 6 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) TestDirector
1 6 (27.27%) Cucumber
2 5 (22.73%) Selenium
2 5 (22.73%) WebDriver
3 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 4 (18.18%) JIRA
3 4 (18.18%) JBehave
4 3 (13.64%) eggPlant
4 3 (13.64%) Calabash
5 2 (9.09%) Sinon.JS
5 2 (9.09%) Trac
5 2 (9.09%) QUnit
5 2 (9.09%) Jasmine
5 2 (9.09%) Hudson
5 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 2 (9.09%) Subversion
5 2 (9.09%) Maven
6 1 (4.55%) Robotium
General
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Business Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Business Objects Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Middleware Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) MI Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) Web Services
2 6 (27.27%) .NET
2 6 (27.27%) J2EE
3 5 (22.73%) SOAP
3 5 (22.73%) RESTful
4 4 (18.18%) Middleware
5 3 (13.64%) XML
6 2 (9.09%) WebCenter
6 2 (9.09%) HTML5
6 2 (9.09%) REST
6 2 (9.09%) CSS3
6 2 (9.09%) Gherkin
6 2 (9.09%) Sass
6 2 (9.09%) Ajax
6 2 (9.09%) jQuery
6 2 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (9.09%) HTML
6 2 (9.09%) CSS
7 1 (4.55%) JRockit
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) AS400
2 3 (13.64%) Open Source
2 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.55%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Android
1 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) UML
2 9 (40.91%) BDD
3 8 (36.36%) OO
4 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (27.27%) Project Management
5 6 (27.27%) Content Management
5 6 (27.27%) Business Analysis
6 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
7 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
7 4 (18.18%) Business Development
8 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (9.09%) Mobile Commerce
9 2 (9.09%) Document Management
9 2 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
9 2 (9.09%) MVC
9 2 (9.09%) Scrum
9 2 (9.09%) TDD
9 2 (9.09%) OOP
9 2 (9.09%) Information Architecture
10 1 (4.55%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (13.64%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) Python
3 2 (9.09%) Ruby
3 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) PHP
3 2 (9.09%) Scala
4 1 (4.55%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) CCA
2 5 (22.73%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Informatica
2 3 (13.64%) Business Objects