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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 50 44 43
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing SOA 18 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.75% 2.67% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 3.57% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 4
Average daily rate
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£483 £375 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.66% +32.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £450 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £377
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +15.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +18.64%
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
521 420 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 79.66% 74.73% 71.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 305 228
Average daily rate £356 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 13
Average hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.70 £10.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £43.00 £21.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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 +7 15 £493 +10.98%
Cardiff -16 2 £388 +19.23%
SOA
Wales

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 28 (82.35%) Scrum
2 23 (67.65%) REST
3 22 (64.71%) Unit Testing
4 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (55.88%) Java
5 18 (52.94%) Eclipse
6 17 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 17 (50.00%) Web Services
6 17 (50.00%) MVC
6 17 (50.00%) Spring
6 17 (50.00%) jQuery
6 17 (50.00%) BDD
6 17 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (47.06%) JBoss
8 15 (44.12%) Tomcat
8 15 (44.12%) Visual Studio
8 15 (44.12%) C#
8 15 (44.12%) .NET
8 15 (44.12%) Entity Framework
8 15 (44.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (44.12%) Security Cleared
8 15 (44.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 15 (44.12%) .NET Framework
8 15 (44.12%) ASP.NET Web API
9 14 (41.18%) Ajax
9 14 (41.18%) Subversion
9 14 (41.18%) XML
10 13 (38.24%) Java SE
10 13 (38.24%) Selenium
10 13 (38.24%) SpecFlow

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (47.06%) JBoss
2 15 (44.12%) Tomcat
3 12 (35.29%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (29.41%) WebSphere
5 5 (14.71%) FileNet
6 3 (8.82%) IIS
7 2 (5.88%) Liferay
7 2 (5.88%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (2.94%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) HTTP
2 1 (2.94%) SAN
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 17 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 12 (35.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.94%) Neo4j
4 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (52.94%) Eclipse
2 15 (44.12%) Visual Studio
2 15 (44.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (41.18%) Subversion
4 13 (38.24%) Selenium
4 13 (38.24%) SpecFlow
5 12 (35.29%) Git (software)
6 8 (23.53%) Cucumber
7 6 (17.65%) JIRA
8 5 (14.71%) Maven
9 4 (11.76%) Jenkins
10 2 (5.88%) Ant
10 2 (5.88%) IntelliJ
10 2 (5.88%) Toad
10 2 (5.88%) JDeveloper
10 2 (5.88%) JMeter
10 2 (5.88%) Hudson
10 2 (5.88%) Apache Continuum
10 2 (5.88%) SoapUI
10 2 (5.88%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 9 (26.47%) Back Office
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (88.24%) Developer
2 15 (44.12%) Java Developer
2 15 (44.12%) .NET Developer
3 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (5.88%) Architect
3 2 (5.88%) Junior
3 2 (5.88%) Junior Developer
3 2 (5.88%) Junior Java Developer
4 1 (2.94%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (2.94%) Release Engineer
4 1 (2.94%) SOA Developer
4 1 (2.94%) Software Engineer
4 1 (2.94%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (67.65%) REST
2 17 (50.00%) jQuery
2 17 (50.00%) Web Services
2 17 (50.00%) Spring
3 15 (44.12%) .NET
3 15 (44.12%) .NET Framework
3 15 (44.12%) Entity Framework
3 15 (44.12%) ASP.NET Web API
4 14 (41.18%) XML
4 14 (41.18%) Ajax
5 13 (38.24%) Java SE
6 12 (35.29%) WCF
6 12 (35.29%) Hibernate
6 12 (35.29%) SOAP
7 11 (32.35%) HTML
8 10 (29.41%) MyBatis
9 8 (23.53%) CSS
10 7 (20.59%) JAX-RS
11 6 (17.65%) CSS3
11 6 (17.65%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) UNIX
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.94%) CentOS
2 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (82.35%) Scrum
2 22 (64.71%) Unit Testing
3 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (50.00%) MVC
4 17 (50.00%) BDD
5 12 (35.29%) TDD
6 5 (14.71%) BPEL
7 4 (11.76%) UML
8 3 (8.82%) Workflow
8 3 (8.82%) Use Case
8 3 (8.82%) DevOps
8 3 (8.82%) BPMN
9 2 (5.88%) Software Delivery
9 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
9 2 (5.88%) Coaching
9 2 (5.88%) Microservices
9 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
9 2 (5.88%) OOA/OOD
9 2 (5.88%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) Java
2 15 (44.12%) C#
3 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 4 (11.76%) SQL
4 1 (2.94%) Python
4 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.94%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 15 (44.12%) Security Cleared
2 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (44.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Docker
2 1 (2.94%) Postfix
2 1 (2.94%) vSphere
2 1 (2.94%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Nagios
1 1 (2.94%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (2.94%) SCOM
1 1 (2.94%) Puppet
1 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.94%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) IBM
2 2 (5.88%) Micro Focus
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco