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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 31 30 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing SOA 4 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.47% 3.26% 3.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 4.18% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
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£369 £500 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.25% +66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +13.97%
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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
201 239 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 73.63% 77.85% 72.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 179 75
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 6
Average hourly rate £18.90 £97.50 £11.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.61% +754.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £19.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £105.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 6 March 2015, 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 (76.92%) Java
2 9 (69.23%) UML
3 8 (61.54%) XML
3 8 (61.54%) Oracle
4 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (46.15%) User Stories
5 5 (38.46%) ISEB
6 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
6 4 (30.77%) JIRA
7 3 (23.08%) Use Case
7 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
7 3 (23.08%) Web Services
7 3 (23.08%) OO
7 3 (23.08%) Progress
7 3 (23.08%) J2EE
7 3 (23.08%) HP
7 3 (23.08%) TDD
7 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
8 2 (15.38%) Finance
8 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
8 2 (15.38%) Scrum
8 2 (15.38%) Linux
8 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
8 2 (15.38%) MySQL
8 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
8 2 (15.38%) Apache
8 2 (15.38%) HTML
8 2 (15.38%) CSS
8 2 (15.38%) SOAP

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 (15.38%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.69%) Zope
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (7.69%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) DbUnit
2 1 (7.69%) JUnit
2 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
2 1 (7.69%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
1 8 (61.54%) Business Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) UML Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Java Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Scala Developer
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) XML
2 3 (23.08%) J2EE
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
3 2 (15.38%) CSS
3 2 (15.38%) SOAP
3 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
3 2 (15.38%) REST
3 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 2 (15.38%) Spring
4 1 (7.69%) JSF
4 1 (7.69%) JSON
4 1 (7.69%) Dojo
4 1 (7.69%) Django
4 1 (7.69%) jQuery
4 1 (7.69%) Mason
4 1 (7.69%) HTML5
4 1 (7.69%) .NET
4 1 (7.69%) EJB
4 1 (7.69%) XSLT
4 1 (7.69%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) UML
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) User Stories
3 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
4 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
4 3 (23.08%) TDD
4 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) Use Case
4 3 (23.08%) OO
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) BDD
6 1 (7.69%) Analytics
6 1 (7.69%) DevOps
6 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
6 1 (7.69%) Information Architecture
6 1 (7.69%) Pair Programming
6 1 (7.69%) Content Management
6 1 (7.69%) Document Management
6 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby
3 1 (7.69%) Groovy
3 1 (7.69%) Scala
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) CBAP
3 1 (7.69%) CCA
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Progress
2 3 (23.08%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Sybase
4 1 (7.69%) ILOG
4 1 (7.69%) Zend