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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 58 47 38
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Contract jobs citing SOA 5 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.69% 1.83% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 2.41% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
Average daily rate
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£381 £500 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £400 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £500 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-10.93% +17.64%
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
530 498 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 73.51% 75.91% 68.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 302 159
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 11
Average hourly rate £17.11 £58.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.88% +267.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £15.15 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £105.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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
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 27 March 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
West Wales -4 3 £419 -16.25%
South Wales -9 2 £369 -26.25% 1
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 26 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (67.65%) Java
3 12 (35.29%) .NET
3 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
4 11 (32.35%) jQuery
4 11 (32.35%) JIRA
4 11 (32.35%) Scrum
4 11 (32.35%) Open Source
5 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
5 10 (29.41%) HTML
5 10 (29.41%) CSS
5 10 (29.41%) XML
5 10 (29.41%) Tomcat
6 9 (26.47%) C#
6 9 (26.47%) MVC
6 9 (26.47%) Spring
6 9 (26.47%) HTML5
7 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (23.53%) CSS3
7 8 (23.53%) Jenkins
7 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
7 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET
7 8 (23.53%) Linux
7 8 (23.53%) UML
8 7 (20.59%) JBoss
8 7 (20.59%) Oracle
8 7 (20.59%) Subversion
8 7 (20.59%) Software Engineering
8 7 (20.59%) Spring MVC
8 7 (20.59%) Selenium

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 10 (29.41%) Tomcat
2 7 (20.59%) JBoss
3 3 (8.82%) Apache
4 2 (5.88%) Confluence
5 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.94%) FileNet
5 1 (2.94%) Zope
5 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.94%) nginx
5 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.94%) MS Project
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) SaaS
1 3 (8.82%) PaaS
1 3 (8.82%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (14.71%) MySQL
4 3 (8.82%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (8.82%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (32.35%) JIRA
2 8 (23.53%) Jenkins
3 7 (20.59%) Selenium
3 7 (20.59%) Subversion
4 6 (17.65%) Eclipse
4 6 (17.65%) SoapUI
4 6 (17.65%) JMeter
5 5 (14.71%) Gradle
5 5 (14.71%) Artifactory
5 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (14.71%) Visual Studio
5 5 (14.71%) ReSharper
6 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.94%) DbUnit
7 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.94%) NeoLoad
7 1 (2.94%) GitLab
7 1 (2.94%) Maven
7 1 (2.94%) JUnit
7 1 (2.94%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (8.82%) Back Office
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Architect
1 9 (26.47%) Analyst
2 8 (23.53%) Solutions Architect
2 8 (23.53%) Business Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Lead Software Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Software Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Security Architect
5 2 (5.88%) UML Business Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) UI Designer
5 2 (5.88%) Designer
5 2 (5.88%) Security Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) AWS Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (35.29%) .NET
2 11 (32.35%) jQuery
3 10 (29.41%) CSS
3 10 (29.41%) HTML
3 10 (29.41%) XML
4 9 (26.47%) Spring
4 9 (26.47%) HTML5
5 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (23.53%) CSS3
5 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET
6 7 (20.59%) Spring MVC
7 6 (17.65%) .NET Framework
7 6 (17.65%) Java SE
7 6 (17.65%) RESTful
7 6 (17.65%) Web Services
8 4 (11.76%) JSON
9 3 (8.82%) J2EE
9 3 (8.82%) VXML
9 3 (8.82%) Middleware
10 2 (5.88%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) Open Source
2 3 (8.82%) Clustering
2 3 (8.82%) IVR
3 2 (5.88%) User Experience
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (32.35%) Scrum
3 9 (26.47%) MVC
4 8 (23.53%) UML
5 7 (20.59%) Software Engineering
6 6 (17.65%) BPMN
6 6 (17.65%) User Stories
6 6 (17.65%) Logical Data Model
6 6 (17.65%) Data Modelling
6 6 (17.65%) TDD
7 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (11.76%) DevOps
8 4 (11.76%) Content Management
8 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2
9 3 (8.82%) Identity Management
9 3 (8.82%) Workflow
9 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
9 3 (8.82%) Project Management
9 3 (8.82%) OO
9 3 (8.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (67.65%) Java
2 9 (26.47%) C#
3 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.82%) SQL
5 1 (2.94%) Python
5 1 (2.94%) Ruby
5 1 (2.94%) Groovy
5 1 (2.94%) Scala
5 1 (2.94%) Perl
5 1 (2.94%) PHP
5 1 (2.94%) C++
5 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) ISEB
4 2 (5.88%) CBAP
5 1 (2.94%) CCA
5 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Shibboleth
1 3 (8.82%) vCloud
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (8.82%) Puppet
1 3 (8.82%) Ansible
2 1 (2.94%) logstash
2 1 (2.94%) Graphite
2 1 (2.94%) Nessus
2 1 (2.94%) ZABBIX
2 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle
2 3 (8.82%) Progress
2 3 (8.82%) HP
2 3 (8.82%) Avaya
2 3 (8.82%) VMware
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.94%) Sybase
4 1 (2.94%) Zend
4 1 (2.94%) ILOG