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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 43 42 31
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing SOA 17 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.97% 1.81% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.09% 2.54% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 8
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£350 £388 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £318 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+27.11% -8.09%
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
416 315 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 72.73% 71.43% 70.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 222 193
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 5
Average hourly rate £43.75 £15.29 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+186.13% -12.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.33 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £17.08 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cardiff -10 9 £350 -16.41% 1
Newport - 4 £381 -
SOA
Wales

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 20 (58.82%) Web Services
2 17 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (50.00%) BDD
3 16 (47.06%) Finance
4 15 (44.12%) Java
5 13 (38.24%) SQL
5 13 (38.24%) Selenium
6 11 (32.35%) XML
6 11 (32.35%) TDD
7 10 (29.41%) UML
7 10 (29.41%) Subversion
8 9 (26.47%) Spring
9 8 (23.53%) FileNet
9 8 (23.53%) Struts
9 8 (23.53%) OO
9 8 (23.53%) IBM
9 8 (23.53%) XSLT
9 8 (23.53%) WebSphere
9 8 (23.53%) Java SE
9 8 (23.53%) MyBatis
10 7 (20.59%) Oracle
10 7 (20.59%) JUnit
11 6 (17.65%) .NET
11 6 (17.65%) J2EE
11 6 (17.65%) MS Project
11 6 (17.65%) MS Office
11 6 (17.65%) SOAP
11 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
11 6 (17.65%) CCA
11 6 (17.65%) MS Excel

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (23.53%) FileNet
1 8 (23.53%) WebSphere
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (8.82%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (2.94%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MS Project
1 6 (17.65%) MS Office
1 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
1 6 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) PaaS
1 1 (2.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) HTTP
2 1 (2.94%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database
1 4 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 13 (38.24%) Selenium
2 10 (29.41%) Subversion
3 7 (20.59%) JUnit
4 6 (17.65%) TestDirector
4 6 (17.65%) Cucumber
5 5 (14.71%) WebDriver
5 5 (14.71%) Jenkins
6 4 (11.76%) JBehave
6 4 (11.76%) JIRA
7 3 (8.82%) eggPlant
7 3 (8.82%) Calabash
8 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
8 2 (5.88%) Maven
8 2 (5.88%) Hudson
8 2 (5.88%) Sinon.JS
8 2 (5.88%) Trac
8 2 (5.88%) QUnit
8 2 (5.88%) Jasmine
9 1 (2.94%) Robotium
General
1 16 (47.06%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Developer
2 9 (26.47%) Java Developer
2 9 (26.47%) Analyst
3 8 (23.53%) Business Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Middleware Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Test Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Technical Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Business Objects Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Java Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) MI Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Design Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (58.82%) Web Services
2 11 (32.35%) XML
3 9 (26.47%) Spring
4 8 (23.53%) Struts
4 8 (23.53%) XSLT
4 8 (23.53%) Java SE
4 8 (23.53%) MyBatis
5 6 (17.65%) .NET
5 6 (17.65%) J2EE
5 6 (17.65%) SOAP
5 6 (17.65%) Middleware
5 6 (17.65%) REST
6 5 (14.71%) RESTful
6 5 (14.71%) HTML
7 3 (8.82%) WebCenter
7 3 (8.82%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (5.88%) CSS
8 2 (5.88%) jQuery
8 2 (5.88%) Ajax
8 2 (5.88%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) AS400
2 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.76%) Open Source
3 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.94%) Clustering
4 1 (2.94%) NHS
4 1 (2.94%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Android
2 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (50.00%) BDD
2 11 (32.35%) TDD
3 10 (29.41%) UML
4 8 (23.53%) OO
5 6 (17.65%) Project Management
5 6 (17.65%) Content Management
5 6 (17.65%) Business Analysis
6 5 (14.71%) Test Automation
7 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
7 4 (11.76%) Workflow
7 4 (11.76%) Business Development
7 4 (11.76%) Test Planning
8 3 (8.82%) Information Architecture
8 3 (8.82%) Document Management
8 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (8.82%) MVC
8 3 (8.82%) Scrum
9 2 (5.88%) OOP
9 2 (5.88%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) Java
2 13 (38.24%) SQL
3 3 (8.82%) Ruby
3 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.82%) Python
4 2 (5.88%) PHP
4 2 (5.88%) Scala
5 1 (2.94%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) CCA
2 5 (14.71%) Degree
2 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
2 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (8.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Puppet
1 1 (2.94%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) IBM
2 7 (20.59%) Oracle
3 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.82%) Business Objects
4 3 (8.82%) Informatica