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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 46 36 36
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing SOA 17 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.08% 3.46% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.55% 4.69% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 4
Average daily rate £450 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £363 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £456 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £66.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -
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
479 384 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 86.78% 73.85% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 267 186
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 10
Average hourly rate £47.00 £22.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.88% +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £30.50 £105.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -13 9 £325 -13.33% 1
Newport -7 6 £465 -1.06% 1
Bridgend - 3 £450 -
SOA
Wales

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 51 (87.93%) Git (software)
2 42 (72.41%) MVC
3 41 (70.69%) Scrum
4 38 (65.52%) REST
5 37 (63.79%) BDD
5 37 (63.79%) TDD
5 37 (63.79%) Unit Testing
6 36 (62.07%) Ajax
7 34 (58.62%) jQuery
8 33 (56.90%) Elasticsearch
9 29 (50.00%) Security Cleared
9 29 (50.00%) Web Services
10 27 (46.55%) C#
10 27 (46.55%) .NET
10 27 (46.55%) SQL Server
10 27 (46.55%) Visual Studio
10 27 (46.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 27 (46.55%) SQL Server 2008
10 27 (46.55%) Entity Framework
10 27 (46.55%) .NET Framework
10 27 (46.55%) Selenium
10 27 (46.55%) WCF
10 27 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (46.55%) ASP.NET Web API
10 27 (46.55%) SpecFlow
10 27 (46.55%) SQL Server 2012
11 26 (44.83%) SC Cleared
12 25 (43.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 25 (43.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 24 (41.38%) Subversion

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 33 (56.90%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (20.69%) JBoss
3 11 (18.97%) Tomcat
4 9 (15.52%) Mule
5 6 (10.34%) Apache Solr
5 6 (10.34%) FileNet
6 2 (3.45%) Liferay
7 1 (1.72%) Node.js
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.72%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) GitHub
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.52%) HTTP
2 5 (8.62%) Internet
3 3 (5.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (46.55%) SQL Server
1 27 (46.55%) SQL Server 2008
1 27 (46.55%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (8.62%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 51 (87.93%) Git (software)
2 27 (46.55%) Selenium
2 27 (46.55%) SpecFlow
2 27 (46.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (46.55%) Visual Studio
3 24 (41.38%) Subversion
4 13 (22.41%) Cucumber
5 12 (20.69%) Eclipse
6 8 (13.79%) Hudson
6 8 (13.79%) Jenkins
7 7 (12.07%) Jasmine
7 7 (12.07%) JIRA
7 7 (12.07%) QUnit
7 7 (12.07%) Sinon.JS
7 7 (12.07%) Trac
8 2 (3.45%) Ant
8 2 (3.45%) IntelliJ
8 2 (3.45%) Maven
General
1 11 (18.97%) Back Office
2 1 (1.72%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (86.21%) Developer
2 27 (46.55%) .NET Developer
3 16 (27.59%) Java Developer
4 11 (18.97%) SQL Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Java Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Java Software Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Senior Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) C# Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Digital Developer
6 3 (5.17%) HTML Developer
6 3 (5.17%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Unix Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Unix Support
6 3 (5.17%) Unix Support Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Wintel Support
6 3 (5.17%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (65.52%) REST
2 36 (62.07%) Ajax
3 34 (58.62%) jQuery
4 29 (50.00%) Web Services
5 27 (46.55%) .NET
5 27 (46.55%) .NET Framework
5 27 (46.55%) ASP.NET Web API
5 27 (46.55%) Entity Framework
5 27 (46.55%) WCF
6 15 (25.86%) RESTful
7 13 (22.41%) Hibernate
7 13 (22.41%) Spring
8 11 (18.97%) EJB
8 11 (18.97%) EJB 3.0
8 11 (18.97%) SOAP
9 10 (17.24%) Drools
9 10 (17.24%) Java SE
10 9 (15.52%) CSS
10 9 (15.52%) HTML
11 7 (12.07%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (12.07%) W3C
3 4 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.17%) DataPower
4 3 (5.17%) PKI
5 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.07%) Android
1 7 (12.07%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (72.41%) MVC
2 41 (70.69%) Scrum
3 37 (63.79%) BDD
3 37 (63.79%) TDD
3 37 (63.79%) Unit Testing
4 27 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (25.86%) OO
6 11 (18.97%) Workflow
7 8 (13.79%) Software Engineering
8 7 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (12.07%) OOP
8 7 (12.07%) Performance Analysis
9 6 (10.34%) Coaching
10 5 (8.62%) Analytics
10 5 (8.62%) Mentoring
11 2 (3.45%) DevOps
11 2 (3.45%) OOA/OOD
11 2 (3.45%) OOD
11 2 (3.45%) UML
11 2 (3.45%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 27 (46.55%) C#
2 22 (37.93%) Java
3 20 (34.48%) SQL
4 15 (25.86%) JavaScript
5 7 (12.07%) Ruby
6 1 (1.72%) PHP
6 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (44.83%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.90%) Degree
4 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (43.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 25 (43.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle
2 3 (5.17%) F5
3 2 (3.45%) IBM