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 24 November 2014 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 28 41 37
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Contract jobs citing SOA 57 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 7.35% 1.99% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.36% 3.03% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 7 7
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£420 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £266 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £24.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year
+97.91% -36.42%
SOA
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
609 330 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 78.48% 65.74% 68.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 178 192
Average daily rate £350 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 20
Average hourly rate £21.91 £16.16 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.58% -25.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -

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 24 November 2014.

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 24 November 2014. 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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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 -6 29 £415 +31.74%
West Wales - 29 £420 -
North Wales - - - - 1
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 64 (78.05%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (56.10%) Java
3 39 (47.56%) Web Services
4 36 (43.90%) Jenkins
5 35 (42.68%) Spring
6 27 (32.93%) TDD
6 27 (32.93%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (32.93%) Open Source
7 25 (30.49%) MongoDB
7 25 (30.49%) MVC
8 24 (29.27%) PostgreSQL
8 24 (29.27%) SQL
9 23 (28.05%) Configuration Management
9 23 (28.05%) Scrum
9 23 (28.05%) REST
10 20 (24.39%) Spring MVC
10 20 (24.39%) Relational Database
11 19 (23.17%) Linux
12 18 (21.95%) HTML
12 18 (21.95%) Selenium
12 18 (21.95%) Security Cleared
13 17 (20.73%) Puppet
13 17 (20.73%) SOAP
13 17 (20.73%) Subversion
13 17 (20.73%) Java SE
14 16 (19.51%) XML
14 16 (19.51%) BDD
14 16 (19.51%) JSON
14 16 (19.51%) AMQP
15 15 (18.29%) PaaS

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 12 (14.63%) FileNet
1 12 (14.63%) WebSphere
2 7 (8.54%) JBoss
2 7 (8.54%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (3.66%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.44%) Apache
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.22%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.22%) nginx
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) MS Project
1 5 (6.10%) MS Office
1 5 (6.10%) MS Excel
1 5 (6.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.29%) PaaS
1 15 (18.29%) IaaS
2 14 (17.07%) GitHub
3 10 (12.20%) SaaS
4 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (19.51%) AMQP
2 11 (13.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (30.49%) MongoDB
2 24 (29.27%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (24.39%) Relational Database
4 11 (13.41%) RDBMS
5 8 (9.76%) SQL Server
6 6 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 36 (43.90%) Jenkins
2 18 (21.95%) Selenium
3 17 (20.73%) Subversion
4 11 (13.41%) JIRA
4 11 (13.41%) JUnit
5 6 (7.32%) Eclipse
5 6 (7.32%) SoapUI
5 6 (7.32%) JMeter
6 5 (6.10%) Gradle
6 5 (6.10%) Artifactory
6 5 (6.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (6.10%) TestDirector
6 5 (6.10%) Visual Studio
6 5 (6.10%) ReSharper
7 3 (3.66%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.44%) Hudson
8 2 (2.44%) QUnit
8 2 (2.44%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.44%) Trac
General
1 14 (17.07%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Back Office
3 1 (1.22%) Electronics
3 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.22%) Marketing
3 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 36 (43.90%) Developer
2 17 (20.73%) Java Developer
3 14 (17.07%) Architect
4 11 (13.41%) Analyst
5 10 (12.20%) Business Analyst
6 7 (8.54%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (7.32%) Web Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Technical Architect
8 5 (6.10%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.88%) Deployment Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Oracle Consultant
10 3 (3.66%) Consultant
10 3 (3.66%) Middleware Consultant
10 3 (3.66%) DevOps Engineer
11 2 (2.44%) Security Solutions Architect
11 2 (2.44%) Tester
11 2 (2.44%) Senior Business Analyst
11 2 (2.44%) Senior Analyst
11 2 (2.44%) Software Tester
11 2 (2.44%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (47.56%) Web Services
2 35 (42.68%) Spring
3 23 (28.05%) REST
4 20 (24.39%) Spring MVC
5 18 (21.95%) HTML
6 17 (20.73%) SOAP
6 17 (20.73%) Java SE
7 16 (19.51%) JSON
7 16 (19.51%) XML
8 15 (18.29%) .NET
8 15 (18.29%) RabbitMQ
9 12 (14.63%) XSLT
9 12 (14.63%) CSS
10 11 (13.41%) Struts
10 11 (13.41%) HTML5
10 11 (13.41%) MyBatis
11 10 (12.20%) CSS3
11 10 (12.20%) jQuery
12 9 (10.98%) Middleware
13 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (32.93%) Open Source
2 13 (15.85%) Clustering
3 5 (6.10%) AS400
4 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.66%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.22%) NHS
5 1 (1.22%) W3C
5 1 (1.22%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 19 (23.17%) Linux
2 9 (10.98%) UNIX
3 8 (9.76%) Windows
4 3 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (78.05%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (32.93%) TDD
2 27 (32.93%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (30.49%) MVC
4 23 (28.05%) Configuration Management
4 23 (28.05%) Scrum
5 16 (19.51%) BDD
6 15 (18.29%) Software Engineering
7 11 (13.41%) UML
7 11 (13.41%) DevOps
8 9 (10.98%) OO
9 8 (9.76%) Workflow
9 8 (9.76%) Content Management
10 7 (8.54%) Business Analysis
11 6 (7.32%) BPMN
11 6 (7.32%) Data Modelling
11 6 (7.32%) Logical Data Model
12 5 (6.10%) Project Management
13 4 (4.88%) PRINCE2
13 4 (4.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 46 (56.10%) Java
2 24 (29.27%) SQL
3 7 (8.54%) C#
4 5 (6.10%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.88%) Ruby
6 3 (3.66%) Scala
6 3 (3.66%) Python
6 3 (3.66%) C
7 2 (2.44%) PHP
8 1 (1.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (21.95%) Security Cleared
2 14 (17.07%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.10%) CCA
4 4 (4.88%) Degree
4 4 (4.88%) ISEB
5 2 (2.44%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) Shibboleth
1 3 (3.66%) vCloud
2 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (20.73%) Puppet
2 14 (17.07%) Ansible
3 4 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.66%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.22%) logstash
5 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (1.22%) Nessus
5 1 (1.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (13.41%) IBM
2 9 (10.98%) Oracle
3 6 (7.32%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.66%) HP
4 3 (3.66%) VMware
5 1 (1.22%) ILOG
5 1 (1.22%) Sybase
5 1 (1.22%) SAP
5 1 (1.22%) Progress