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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 47 43 35
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Contract jobs citing SOA 12 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.46% 2.99% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.07% 3.94% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 2
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£438 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £370 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £500 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.43 £49.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-21.97% +44.85%
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
391 432 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 80.29% 75.92% 67.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 264 143
Average daily rate £350 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 6
Average hourly rate £18.90 £25.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.40% +51.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.25 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £26.25 £17.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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
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 27 April 2015. 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
Newport -2 10 £438 -12.50% 1
Cardiff -5 2 - - 2
SOA
Wales

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 22 (70.97%) Java
2 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (58.06%) XML
4 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
5 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
5 13 (41.94%) Eclipse
6 12 (38.71%) Web Services
7 11 (35.48%) JBoss
7 11 (35.48%) Tomcat
7 11 (35.48%) Spring
7 11 (35.48%) Scrum
8 10 (32.26%) Hibernate
8 10 (32.26%) Subversion
8 10 (32.26%) Java SE
8 10 (32.26%) WebSphere
8 10 (32.26%) SOAP
9 9 (29.03%) UML
9 9 (29.03%) Oracle
9 9 (29.03%) Unit Testing
9 9 (29.03%) REST
9 9 (29.03%) MyBatis
10 8 (25.81%) Cucumber
11 7 (22.58%) BPMN
12 6 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 6 (19.35%) Data Modelling
12 6 (19.35%) Logical Data Model
12 6 (19.35%) User Stories
13 5 (16.13%) ISEB
13 5 (16.13%) Middleware
13 5 (16.13%) HTML

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 11 (35.48%) JBoss
1 11 (35.48%) Tomcat
2 10 (32.26%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (6.45%) FileNet
3 2 (6.45%) Apache
4 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.23%) IIS
4 1 (3.23%) Zope
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Project
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) HTTP
1 1 (3.23%) SAN
1 1 (3.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) MySQL
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.23%) Neo4j
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (41.94%) Eclipse
2 10 (32.26%) Subversion
3 8 (25.81%) Cucumber
4 5 (16.13%) JIRA
5 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.45%) Rational Application Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Hudson
6 2 (6.45%) Apache Continuum
6 2 (6.45%) Maven
6 2 (6.45%) Toad
6 2 (6.45%) JDeveloper
7 1 (3.23%) TestDirector
7 1 (3.23%) JMeter
7 1 (3.23%) JUnit
7 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.23%) ReSharper
7 1 (3.23%) Selenium
7 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (12.90%) Back Office
2 3 (9.68%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Developer
2 10 (32.26%) Architect
2 10 (32.26%) Solutions Architect
2 10 (32.26%) Java Developer
3 9 (29.03%) Analyst
4 8 (25.81%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Security Architect
5 2 (6.45%) UML Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Security Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Solutions Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.23%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (58.06%) XML
2 12 (38.71%) Web Services
3 11 (35.48%) Spring
4 10 (32.26%) Hibernate
4 10 (32.26%) SOAP
4 10 (32.26%) Java SE
5 9 (29.03%) REST
5 9 (29.03%) MyBatis
6 5 (16.13%) HTML
6 5 (16.13%) .NET
6 5 (16.13%) Middleware
7 2 (6.45%) XHTML
7 2 (6.45%) J2EE
7 2 (6.45%) CSS
7 2 (6.45%) JAX-RS
7 2 (6.45%) WebCenter
7 2 (6.45%) jQuery
7 2 (6.45%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (3.23%) Mason
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) UNIX
3 1 (3.23%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) Scrum
3 9 (29.03%) UML
3 9 (29.03%) Unit Testing
4 7 (22.58%) BPMN
5 6 (19.35%) User Stories
5 6 (19.35%) Data Modelling
5 6 (19.35%) Logical Data Model
6 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
6 4 (12.90%) Content Management
7 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
7 3 (9.68%) Workflow
7 3 (9.68%) Use Case
7 3 (9.68%) Waterfall
7 3 (9.68%) Identity Management
8 2 (6.45%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (6.45%) TDD
8 2 (6.45%) OO
8 2 (6.45%) RAD
8 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (70.97%) Java
2 4 (12.90%) C#
3 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.23%) Perl
4 1 (3.23%) PHP
4 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.23%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) Ruby
4 1 (3.23%) Groovy
4 1 (3.23%) C++
4 1 (3.23%) COBOL
4 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
2 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.13%) ISEB
4 2 (6.45%) CBAP
5 1 (3.23%) CCA
5 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Shibboleth
2 1 (3.23%) vCloud
2 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.23%) Nagios
2 1 (3.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Oracle
2 3 (9.68%) Progress
2 3 (9.68%) HP
3 2 (6.45%) IBM
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) Micro Focus
4 1 (3.23%) Zend
4 1 (3.23%) ILOG
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco
4 1 (3.23%) Sybase
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