The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 58 50 43
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing SOA 3 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.62% 2.40% 3.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 2.94% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 6
Median daily rate £375 £438 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £430 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £455 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £438 £410
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +6.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £36.25 £49.25
% change year-on-year
+26.89% -26.39%
SOA
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 South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
381 408 465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 79.05% 81.76% 78.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 300 284
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 10
Median hourly rate £41.50 £18.90 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.57% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.20 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £34.50 £25.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the South Wales region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the South Wales region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

SOA
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -17 2 £463 -
SOA
Wales

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for SOA.

1 13 (65.00%) MVC
1 13 (65.00%) Git (software)
2 12 (60.00%) TDD
3 11 (55.00%) BDD
3 11 (55.00%) Web Services
4 9 (45.00%) Scrum
4 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (45.00%) Ajax
4 9 (45.00%) jQuery
5 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 8 (40.00%) Java
6 7 (35.00%) SQL
6 7 (35.00%) .NET
6 7 (35.00%) OO
6 7 (35.00%) Subversion
6 7 (35.00%) RESTful
6 7 (35.00%) REST
7 6 (30.00%) SpecFlow
7 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (30.00%) Cucumber
7 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (30.00%) Entity Framework
7 6 (30.00%) .NET Framework
7 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (30.00%) Unit Testing
7 6 (30.00%) Selenium
7 6 (30.00%) WCF
7 6 (30.00%) C#
7 6 (30.00%) XML

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (30.00%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (15.00%) Apache Solr
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) HTTP
2 3 (15.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) Internet
3 1 (5.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (65.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (35.00%) Subversion
3 6 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (30.00%) Selenium
3 6 (30.00%) SpecFlow
3 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (30.00%) Visual Studio
4 5 (25.00%) JIRA
5 3 (15.00%) Hudson
5 3 (15.00%) Jasmine
5 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (15.00%) QUnit
5 3 (15.00%) Sinon.JS
5 3 (15.00%) Trac
General
1 5 (25.00%) Back Office
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Unix Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Unix Support
3 3 (15.00%) Unix Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Wintel Support
3 3 (15.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) HTML CSS Developer
4 2 (10.00%) HTML Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Java Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior JavaScript Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) Web Services
2 9 (45.00%) Ajax
2 9 (45.00%) jQuery
3 7 (35.00%) .NET
3 7 (35.00%) REST
3 7 (35.00%) RESTful
4 6 (30.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (30.00%) Entity Framework
4 6 (30.00%) WCF
4 6 (30.00%) XML
5 3 (15.00%) CSS
5 3 (15.00%) CSS3
5 3 (15.00%) Gherkin
5 3 (15.00%) HTML
5 3 (15.00%) HTML5
5 3 (15.00%) RequireJS
6 2 (10.00%) SOAP
7 1 (5.00%) EJB
7 1 (5.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (15.00%) DataPower
2 3 (15.00%) PKI
2 3 (15.00%) W3C
3 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Android
1 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (15.00%) Unix
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) MVC
2 12 (60.00%) TDD
3 11 (55.00%) BDD
4 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (45.00%) Scrum
5 7 (35.00%) OO
6 6 (30.00%) Unit Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (15.00%) OOP
8 3 (15.00%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (10.00%) Analytics
9 2 (10.00%) Coaching
9 2 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
9 2 (10.00%) UML
9 2 (10.00%) Use Case
9 2 (10.00%) User Stories
10 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
10 1 (5.00%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 6 (30.00%) C#
4 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.00%) Ruby
6 1 (5.00%) PHP
6 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) CBAP
3 1 (5.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) F5
3 2 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft