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 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 52 47 43
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing SOA 19 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.98% 2.61% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.44% 3.44% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 4
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £363 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £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
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
552 523 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 86.52% 75.91% 76.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 322 216
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £250 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 12
Average hourly rate £47.15 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.53% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £29.30 £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 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 8 February 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

SOA Hourly Rate Trend 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 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
South Wales -10 17 £450 - 5
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 54 (87.10%) Git (software)
2 45 (72.58%) MVC
3 44 (70.97%) Scrum
4 41 (66.13%) REST
5 40 (64.52%) BDD
5 40 (64.52%) Unit Testing
5 40 (64.52%) TDD
6 39 (62.90%) Ajax
7 37 (59.68%) jQuery
8 36 (58.06%) Elasticsearch
9 30 (48.39%) ASP.NET Web API
9 30 (48.39%) SpecFlow
9 30 (48.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 30 (48.39%) Security Cleared
9 30 (48.39%) SQL Server 2008
9 30 (48.39%) Entity Framework
9 30 (48.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 30 (48.39%) .NET Framework
9 30 (48.39%) Selenium
9 30 (48.39%) WCF
9 30 (48.39%) C#
9 30 (48.39%) .NET
9 30 (48.39%) SQL Server
9 30 (48.39%) Visual Studio
9 30 (48.39%) Web Services
10 28 (45.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 28 (45.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 27 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (41.94%) SC Cleared
13 24 (38.71%) Subversion

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 36 (58.06%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (19.35%) JBoss
3 11 (17.74%) Tomcat
4 9 (14.52%) Mule
5 6 (9.68%) Apache Solr
5 6 (9.68%) FileNet
6 2 (3.23%) Liferay
7 1 (1.61%) Node.js
7 1 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.61%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.61%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) GitHub
2 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.52%) HTTP
2 5 (8.06%) Internet
3 4 (6.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (48.39%) SQL Server
1 30 (48.39%) SQL Server 2008
1 30 (48.39%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (8.06%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 54 (87.10%) Git (software)
2 30 (48.39%) Selenium
2 30 (48.39%) SpecFlow
2 30 (48.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (48.39%) Visual Studio
3 24 (38.71%) Subversion
4 13 (20.97%) Cucumber
5 12 (19.35%) Eclipse
6 8 (12.90%) Hudson
6 8 (12.90%) Jenkins
7 7 (11.29%) Jasmine
7 7 (11.29%) JIRA
7 7 (11.29%) QUnit
7 7 (11.29%) Sinon.JS
7 7 (11.29%) Trac
8 2 (3.23%) Ant
8 2 (3.23%) IntelliJ
8 2 (3.23%) Maven
General
1 12 (19.35%) Back Office
2 1 (1.61%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (85.48%) Developer
2 30 (48.39%) .NET Developer
3 16 (25.81%) Java Developer
4 12 (19.35%) SQL Developer
5 4 (6.45%) Java Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Java Software Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 4 (6.45%) Senior Developer
5 4 (6.45%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (4.84%) C# Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Digital Developer
6 3 (4.84%) HTML CSS Developer
6 3 (4.84%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Wintel Support
6 3 (4.84%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (66.13%) REST
2 39 (62.90%) Ajax
3 37 (59.68%) jQuery
4 30 (48.39%) .NET
4 30 (48.39%) .NET Framework
4 30 (48.39%) ASP.NET Web API
4 30 (48.39%) Entity Framework
4 30 (48.39%) WCF
4 30 (48.39%) Web Services
5 15 (24.19%) RESTful
6 13 (20.97%) Hibernate
6 13 (20.97%) Spring
7 11 (17.74%) EJB
7 11 (17.74%) EJB 3.0
7 11 (17.74%) SOAP
8 10 (16.13%) Drools
8 10 (16.13%) Java SE
9 9 (14.52%) CSS
9 9 (14.52%) HTML
10 7 (11.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (11.29%) W3C
3 4 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.45%) DataPower
3 4 (6.45%) PKI
4 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.61%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.29%) Android
1 7 (11.29%) Apple iOS
2 4 (6.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (72.58%) MVC
2 44 (70.97%) Scrum
3 40 (64.52%) BDD
3 40 (64.52%) TDD
3 40 (64.52%) Unit Testing
4 27 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (24.19%) OO
6 11 (17.74%) Workflow
7 8 (12.90%) Software Engineering
8 7 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (11.29%) OOP
8 7 (11.29%) Performance Analysis
9 6 (9.68%) Coaching
10 5 (8.06%) Analytics
10 5 (8.06%) Mentoring
11 2 (3.23%) DevOps
11 2 (3.23%) OOA/OOD
11 2 (3.23%) OOD
11 2 (3.23%) UML
11 2 (3.23%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 30 (48.39%) C#
2 22 (35.48%) Java
3 21 (33.87%) SQL
4 15 (24.19%) JavaScript
5 7 (11.29%) Ruby
6 1 (1.61%) PHP
6 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (48.39%) Security Cleared
2 26 (41.94%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) Degree
4 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (45.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 28 (45.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5 (8.06%) Oracle
2 4 (6.45%) F5
3 2 (3.23%) IBM