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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 47 33 27
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -6
Contract jobs citing SOA 9 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.17% 3.23% 2.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 4.48% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 3
Average daily rate £325 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £466 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.61% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -
SOA
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
360 223 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 86.75% 71.94% 74.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 170 132
Average daily rate £350 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.50 £97.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% -76.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 15 (93.75%) Web Services
1 15 (93.75%) MVC
2 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (87.50%) OO
2 14 (87.50%) RESTful
2 14 (87.50%) Git (software)
3 13 (81.25%) Cucumber
3 13 (81.25%) Subversion
4 11 (68.75%) BDD
5 10 (62.50%) TDD
6 9 (56.25%) HTTP
6 9 (56.25%) Java
7 8 (50.00%) SQL
7 8 (50.00%) Ajax
7 8 (50.00%) Hudson
7 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
7 8 (50.00%) jQuery
8 7 (43.75%) JIRA
8 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (43.75%) Inversion of Control
8 7 (43.75%) HTML5
8 7 (43.75%) Android
8 7 (43.75%) Trac
8 7 (43.75%) Sinon.JS
8 7 (43.75%) Apple iOS
8 7 (43.75%) CSS3
8 7 (43.75%) Gherkin
8 7 (43.75%) QUnit
8 7 (43.75%) Jasmine
8 7 (43.75%) Ruby

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (31.25%) Apache Solr
2 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (6.25%) Node.js
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) GitHub
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) HTTP
2 5 (31.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Git (software)
2 13 (81.25%) Cucumber
2 13 (81.25%) Subversion
3 8 (50.00%) Hudson
3 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 7 (43.75%) Jasmine
4 7 (43.75%) JIRA
4 7 (43.75%) QUnit
4 7 (43.75%) Sinon.JS
4 7 (43.75%) Trac
5 1 (6.25%) Selenium
5 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
5 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 3 (18.75%) HTML CSS Developer
3 3 (18.75%) HTML Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Java Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Java Software Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior JavaScript Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Technical Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) PHP Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior PHP Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (93.75%) Web Services
2 14 (87.50%) RESTful
3 8 (50.00%) Ajax
3 8 (50.00%) jQuery
4 7 (43.75%) CSS
4 7 (43.75%) CSS3
4 7 (43.75%) Gherkin
4 7 (43.75%) HTML
4 7 (43.75%) HTML5
4 7 (43.75%) RequireJS
5 3 (18.75%) PostGIS
6 2 (12.50%) REST
7 1 (6.25%) .NET
7 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (6.25%) EJB 3.0
7 1 (6.25%) Entity Framework
7 1 (6.25%) J2EE
7 1 (6.25%) JAX-WS
7 1 (6.25%) JPA
7 1 (6.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Inversion of Control
1 7 (43.75%) W3C
2 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Android
1 7 (43.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) MVC
2 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (87.50%) OO
3 11 (68.75%) BDD
4 10 (62.50%) TDD
5 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (43.75%) OOP
5 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
6 6 (37.50%) Performance Analysis
6 6 (37.50%) Scrum
7 5 (31.25%) Analytics
8 4 (25.00%) Coaching
8 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
9 1 (6.25%) BPEL
9 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (6.25%) Identity Management
9 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
2 8 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 7 (43.75%) Ruby
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle