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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 39 29 37
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs citing SOA 16 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.86% 2.79% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.95% 4.33% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
Average daily rate £500 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +4.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
405 208 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 72.32% 64.40% 67.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 136 111
Average daily rate £400 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 15
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.50 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% +2.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £10.69 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £17.90 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -10 14 £469 +33.92% 3
Newport -9 3 £500 +17.64%
Torfaen - - - -
SOA
Wales

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (56.52%) Web Services
1 13 (56.52%) BDD
2 12 (52.17%) Finance
3 11 (47.83%) Java
4 9 (39.13%) UML
5 8 (34.78%) Oracle
5 8 (34.78%) Selenium
5 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
5 8 (34.78%) WebDriver
6 7 (30.43%) TDD
7 6 (26.09%) Scrum
7 6 (26.09%) JBehave
7 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
8 5 (21.74%) RESTful
8 5 (21.74%) Use Case
8 5 (21.74%) OO
8 5 (21.74%) J2EE
9 4 (17.39%) HP
9 4 (17.39%) QA
9 4 (17.39%) Open Source
9 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (17.39%) REST
10 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
10 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
10 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (13.04%) Akka
10 3 (13.04%) Play Framework
10 3 (13.04%) HTML5
10 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (13.04%) Zend

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Project
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Selenium
1 8 (34.78%) WebDriver
2 6 (26.09%) JBehave
2 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
3 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
3 3 (13.04%) Maven
4 2 (8.70%) Ant
4 2 (8.70%) TestDirector
4 2 (8.70%) CruiseControl
4 2 (8.70%) eggPlant
4 2 (8.70%) Calabash
4 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.35%) Robotium
5 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Business Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Technical Architect
4 4 (17.39%) UML Business Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Automation Tester
5 3 (13.04%) Scala Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Technical Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Java Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Java Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Business Objects Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Automation Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Architect
7 1 (4.35%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (56.52%) Web Services
2 5 (21.74%) RESTful
2 5 (21.74%) J2EE
3 4 (17.39%) REST
4 3 (13.04%) Akka
4 3 (13.04%) Play Framework
4 3 (13.04%) HTML5
4 3 (13.04%) JSON
4 3 (13.04%) Spring
4 3 (13.04%) Hibernate
4 3 (13.04%) CSS
4 3 (13.04%) SOAP
4 3 (13.04%) HTML
5 2 (8.70%) .NET
6 1 (4.35%) WebCenter
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle ADF
6 1 (4.35%) Middleware
6 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Open Source
2 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
2 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.70%) AS400
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) BDD
2 9 (39.13%) UML
3 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
4 7 (30.43%) TDD
5 6 (26.09%) Scrum
6 5 (21.74%) Use Case
6 5 (21.74%) OO
7 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.04%) MVC
7 3 (13.04%) Code Coverage
8 2 (8.70%) Mobile Commerce
8 2 (8.70%) Project Management
8 2 (8.70%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (8.70%) Content Management
9 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
9 1 (4.35%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) Java
2 3 (13.04%) Scala
2 3 (13.04%) Groovy
2 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle
2 4 (17.39%) HP
3 3 (13.04%) Zend
3 3 (13.04%) Informatica
3 3 (13.04%) Business Objects
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
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