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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 45 41 44
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing SOA 8 35 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.53% 5.12% 2.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 6.17% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 31 10
Median daily rate £450 £460 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +36.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £425 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £535 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
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
434 567 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 82.98% 82.89% 76.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 438 317
Median daily rate £400 £368 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 5
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% -54.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.39 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £58.50 £67.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the South Wales region.

SOA Hourly 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newport -18 4 £438 -7.89%
Cardiff +22 1 - -
SOA
Wales

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for SOA.

1 13 (81.25%) Java
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Open Source
3 8 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 7 (43.75%) Python
4 7 (43.75%) REST
4 7 (43.75%) Microservices
5 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
5 6 (37.50%) .NET
5 6 (37.50%) Scrum
6 5 (31.25%) TDD
6 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (31.25%) Data Modelling
6 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
6 5 (31.25%) SOAP
6 5 (31.25%) Middleware
6 5 (31.25%) BDD
6 5 (31.25%) Re-Platforming
7 4 (25.00%) RESTful
7 4 (25.00%) Scala
7 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
7 4 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (25.00%) Cloudera
7 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Subversion
8 3 (18.75%) Spring
8 3 (18.75%) FTP
8 3 (18.75%) Web Services
8 3 (18.75%) PHP

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Spark
2 1 (6.25%) Liferay
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 4 (25.00%) Subversion
4 2 (12.50%) JIRA
4 2 (12.50%) Maven
4 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Architect
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Technical Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Technical Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Integration Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Integration Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Lead Developer
3 2 (12.50%) SOA Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Designer
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SOA Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SOA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) REST
2 6 (37.50%) .NET
3 5 (31.25%) Middleware
3 5 (31.25%) SOAP
4 4 (25.00%) RESTful
5 3 (18.75%) Spring
5 3 (18.75%) Web Services
6 2 (12.50%) RAML
6 2 (12.50%) Swagger
6 2 (12.50%) XML
7 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (6.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Open Source
3 7 (43.75%) Microservices
4 6 (37.50%) Scrum
5 5 (31.25%) BDD
5 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (31.25%) Data Modelling
5 5 (31.25%) Re-Platforming
5 5 (31.25%) TDD
6 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (18.75%) Dependency Management
7 3 (18.75%) DevOps
8 2 (12.50%) API Design
8 2 (12.50%) Data Engineering
8 2 (12.50%) Data Management
8 2 (12.50%) High Availability
8 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
8 2 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) Python
3 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 4 (25.00%) Scala
5 3 (18.75%) PHP
6 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
6 2 (12.50%) SQL
7 1 (6.25%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) CBAP
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Cloudera
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Sitecore
3 1 (6.25%) webMethods