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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 37 38 26
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.71% 3.02% 2.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 3.63% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Average daily rate
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- £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £49.25 £31.46
% change year-on-year
-26.39% +56.54%
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South Wales

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
226 331 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 80.14% 83.17% 69.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 236 84
Average daily rate £350 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 4
Average hourly rate £15.25 £27.50 £11.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.54% +137.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £27.50 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £27.50 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 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 5 (83.33%) XML
2 4 (66.67%) UML
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Middleware
3 2 (33.33%) Micro Focus
3 2 (33.33%) Maven
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (33.33%) WebCenter
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (33.33%) Hudson
3 2 (33.33%) Apache Continuum
3 2 (33.33%) Rational Application Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) RAD
3 2 (33.33%) Progress
3 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 2 (33.33%) Toad
3 2 (33.33%) XHTML
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) JDeveloper
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) Zend

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (33.33%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) Zope
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Project
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Maven
1 2 (33.33%) Hudson
1 2 (33.33%) Apache Continuum
1 2 (33.33%) Rational Application Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 2 (33.33%) Toad
1 2 (33.33%) JDeveloper
2 1 (16.67%) TestDirector
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) Middleware
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (33.33%) WebCenter
2 2 (33.33%) XHTML
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) Django
3 1 (16.67%) Mason
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) J2EE
3 1 (16.67%) Catalyst
3 1 (16.67%) CPAN
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle ADF
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) UML
2 2 (33.33%) User Stories
2 2 (33.33%) RAD
2 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) Groovy
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) COBOL
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) CCA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Micro Focus
2 2 (33.33%) Progress
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Zend
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft