The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 50 54 39
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs citing SOA 25 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.13% 1.91% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.93% 2.47% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £343 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £458 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £49.25 £31.46
% change year-on-year
-26.39% +56.54%
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UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
636 648 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 79.70% 77.33% 72.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 416 200
Average daily rate £365 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 10
Average hourly rate £15.13 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.50% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.16 £15.32 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £52.50 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Wales

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

SOA
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
South Wales +7 16 £430 +7.50% 3
West Wales +15 3 £495 +41.42%
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 25 (75.76%) Java
2 24 (72.73%) XML
3 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (63.64%) Scrum
5 17 (51.52%) Eclipse
5 17 (51.52%) Spring
6 16 (48.48%) Tomcat
6 16 (48.48%) SOAP
6 16 (48.48%) Web Services
6 16 (48.48%) Security Cleared
7 15 (45.45%) SC Cleared
7 15 (45.45%) Java SE
7 15 (45.45%) Subversion
8 13 (39.39%) Hibernate
8 13 (39.39%) HTML
8 13 (39.39%) JBoss
9 12 (36.36%) WebSphere
10 11 (33.33%) Unit Testing
10 11 (33.33%) REST
10 11 (33.33%) MyBatis
11 9 (27.27%) Cucumber
11 9 (27.27%) Oracle
12 7 (21.21%) CSS
12 7 (21.21%) JIRA
12 7 (21.21%) HTML5
12 7 (21.21%) CSS3
13 6 (18.18%) jQuery
13 6 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
13 6 (18.18%) SQL

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (48.48%) Tomcat
2 13 (39.39%) JBoss
3 12 (36.36%) WebSphere
4 3 (9.09%) WebLogic
4 3 (9.09%) FileNet
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (6.06%) Confluence
5 2 (6.06%) IIS
6 1 (3.03%) Apache
6 1 (3.03%) Zope
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Project
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) LDAP
2 1 (3.03%) SAN
2 1 (3.03%) HTTP
2 1 (3.03%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) MySQL
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.03%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 17 (51.52%) Eclipse
2 15 (45.45%) Subversion
3 9 (27.27%) Cucumber
4 7 (21.21%) JIRA
5 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.06%) Rational Application Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Hudson
6 2 (6.06%) Apache Continuum
6 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
6 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (6.06%) Maven
6 2 (6.06%) JDeveloper
6 2 (6.06%) Toad
6 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (3.03%) TestDirector
7 1 (3.03%) Selenium
7 1 (3.03%) ReSharper
7 1 (3.03%) JMeter
7 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (9.09%) Back Office
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Developer
2 15 (45.45%) Java Developer
3 4 (12.12%) SOA Developer
3 4 (12.12%) .NET Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Lead Software Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Applications Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Applications Support
5 2 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Agile .NET Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Agile C# Developer
5 2 (6.06%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Junior Developer
5 2 (6.06%) .NET Web Developer
5 2 (6.06%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (72.73%) XML
2 17 (51.52%) Spring
3 16 (48.48%) SOAP
3 16 (48.48%) Web Services
4 15 (45.45%) Java SE
5 13 (39.39%) Hibernate
5 13 (39.39%) HTML
6 11 (33.33%) REST
6 11 (33.33%) MyBatis
7 7 (21.21%) CSS
7 7 (21.21%) HTML5
7 7 (21.21%) CSS3
8 6 (18.18%) jQuery
8 6 (18.18%) .NET
9 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (12.12%) Entity Framework
9 4 (12.12%) JAX-RS
9 4 (12.12%) Drools
9 4 (12.12%) RESTful
9 4 (12.12%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) IVR
3 2 (6.06%) User Experience
3 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Linux
2 4 (12.12%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) UNIX
3 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (63.64%) Scrum
3 11 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 5 (15.15%) MVC
5 4 (12.12%) BDD
5 4 (12.12%) TDD
5 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
5 4 (12.12%) UML
6 3 (9.09%) ITIL
6 3 (9.09%) Project Management
6 3 (9.09%) BPEL
6 3 (9.09%) Service Management
6 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (9.09%) User Stories
6 3 (9.09%) DevOps
7 2 (6.06%) Software Delivery
7 2 (6.06%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (6.06%) Test Strategy
7 2 (6.06%) Open Source
7 2 (6.06%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 25 (75.76%) Java
2 6 (18.18%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) C#
3 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.09%) C++
4 3 (9.09%) Delphi
5 1 (3.03%) VB
5 1 (3.03%) C
5 1 (3.03%) COBOL
5 1 (3.03%) Perl
5 1 (3.03%) PHP
5 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.03%) Python
5 1 (3.03%) Ruby
5 1 (3.03%) VB6
5 1 (3.03%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 16 (48.48%) Security Cleared
2 15 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) Degree
4 2 (6.06%) ISEB
5 1 (3.03%) CCA
5 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) vSphere
1 1 (3.03%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Nagios
1 1 (3.03%) SCOM
1 1 (3.03%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle
2 5 (15.15%) IBM
3 3 (9.09%) Avaya
3 3 (9.09%) Sun
4 2 (6.06%) Progress
4 2 (6.06%) Micro Focus
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.03%) Zend
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