The first table below looks at the demand for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South Wales region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 49 43 35
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs citing SOA 14 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.33% 1.17% 2.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.16% 1.64% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 8
Average daily rate
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£444 £284 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -9.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £245 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £361 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.25% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -7.95%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
443 304 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 73.83% 71.03% 69.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 198 197
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 5
Average hourly rate £23.75 £15.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.22% +1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.85 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £19.35 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
SOA
Wales

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 August 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

SOA
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newport - 7 £450 -
Cardiff -8 6 £388 +24.49% 1
SOA
Wales

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 19 (59.38%) Web Services
2 18 (56.25%) Finance
2 18 (56.25%) BDD
3 15 (46.88%) Java
4 14 (43.75%) Selenium
5 11 (34.38%) TDD
5 11 (34.38%) UML
6 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (28.13%) Spring
7 9 (28.13%) OO
7 9 (28.13%) SQL
7 9 (28.13%) J2EE
7 9 (28.13%) XML
8 7 (21.88%) XSLT
8 7 (21.88%) MS Project
8 7 (21.88%) MS Office
8 7 (21.88%) Oracle
8 7 (21.88%) .NET
8 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
8 7 (21.88%) Struts
8 7 (21.88%) IBM
8 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
8 7 (21.88%) TestDirector
8 7 (21.88%) Subversion
8 7 (21.88%) Content Management
8 7 (21.88%) Project Management
8 7 (21.88%) FileNet
8 7 (21.88%) AS400
8 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
8 7 (21.88%) WebDriver

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 7 (21.88%) FileNet
1 7 (21.88%) WebSphere
2 3 (9.38%) WebLogic
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (3.13%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Project
1 7 (21.88%) MS Office
1 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
1 7 (21.88%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 14 (43.75%) Selenium
2 7 (21.88%) TestDirector
2 7 (21.88%) Subversion
2 7 (21.88%) WebDriver
3 6 (18.75%) JBehave
3 6 (18.75%) Cucumber
3 6 (18.75%) JUnit
4 3 (9.38%) Calabash
4 3 (9.38%) eggPlant
5 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.25%) JIRA
5 2 (6.25%) Maven
6 1 (3.13%) Robotium
General
1 18 (56.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Developer
2 11 (34.38%) Analyst
3 10 (31.25%) Business Analyst
4 9 (28.13%) Java Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Consultant
6 3 (9.38%) Oracle Consultant
6 3 (9.38%) Middleware Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Scala Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Java Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Business Objects Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Tester
8 1 (3.13%) UML Business Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) MI Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (59.38%) Web Services
2 9 (28.13%) Spring
2 9 (28.13%) J2EE
2 9 (28.13%) XML
3 7 (21.88%) XSLT
3 7 (21.88%) .NET
3 7 (21.88%) Struts
3 7 (21.88%) Java SE
3 7 (21.88%) MyBatis
4 5 (15.63%) RESTful
4 5 (15.63%) REST
5 4 (12.50%) HTML
5 4 (12.50%) SOAP
6 3 (9.38%) Middleware
6 3 (9.38%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (9.38%) WebCenter
7 2 (6.25%) Akka
7 2 (6.25%) Play Framework
7 2 (6.25%) HTML5
7 2 (6.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) AS400
2 3 (9.38%) Open Source
3 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.13%) UNIX
2 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) BDD
2 11 (34.38%) TDD
2 11 (34.38%) UML
3 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (28.13%) OO
5 7 (21.88%) Content Management
5 7 (21.88%) Project Management
5 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
6 6 (18.75%) Business Analysis
7 5 (15.63%) Scrum
8 4 (12.50%) Business Development
9 3 (9.38%) Workflow
9 3 (9.38%) Use Case
10 2 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
10 2 (6.25%) MVC
10 2 (6.25%) Mobile Commerce
10 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
11 1 (3.13%) ETL
11 1 (3.13%) Code Coverage
11 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) Java
2 9 (28.13%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) Scala
3 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Degree
2 6 (18.75%) CCA
3 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Oracle
1 7 (21.88%) IBM
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Business Objects
2 3 (9.38%) Informatica
3 2 (6.25%) Zend
4 1 (3.13%) HP
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