The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 48 59 53
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs citing SOA 9 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.55% 1.72% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 2.16% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 13
Median daily rate £450 £345 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £275 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £400 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.88% +10.00%
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
457 694 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 78.66% 79.41% 80.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 481 409
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £460 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 9
Median hourly rate £40.00 £15.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+153.96% -37.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £9.25 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £32.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Wales region over the 3 months to 26 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +12 9 £450 +50.12% 2
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for SOA.

1 14 (82.35%) REST
2 13 (76.47%) Git (software)
2 13 (76.47%) .NET
3 12 (70.59%) Scrum
4 10 (58.82%) TDD
4 10 (58.82%) BDD
5 9 (52.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (47.06%) Java
6 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (47.06%) MVC
6 8 (47.06%) WCF
6 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (41.18%) Entity Framework
7 7 (41.18%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (41.18%) Selenium
7 7 (41.18%) SpecFlow
7 7 (41.18%) jQuery
7 7 (41.18%) Unit Testing
7 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
7 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
7 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (41.18%) Ajax
7 7 (41.18%) .NET Framework
7 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
7 7 (41.18%) Visual Studio
7 7 (41.18%) C#
8 6 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (35.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (29.41%) Open Source

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (41.18%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.88%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (76.47%) Git (software)
2 9 (52.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (41.18%) Selenium
3 7 (41.18%) SpecFlow
3 7 (41.18%) Visual Studio
4 4 (23.53%) Subversion
5 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
5 2 (11.76%) JIRA
6 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (29.41%) Back Office
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) .NET Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Architect
4 3 (17.65%) Technical Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Integration Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Integration Specialist
5 2 (11.76%) Lead Developer
5 2 (11.76%) SOA Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Designer
6 1 (5.88%) DevOps Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Designer
6 1 (5.88%) SOA Developer
6 1 (5.88%) SOA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (82.35%) REST
2 13 (76.47%) .NET
3 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (47.06%) WCF
4 7 (41.18%) .NET Framework
4 7 (41.18%) Ajax
4 7 (41.18%) Entity Framework
4 7 (41.18%) jQuery
5 5 (29.41%) Middleware
5 5 (29.41%) SOAP
6 2 (11.76%) XML
7 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Scrum
2 10 (58.82%) BDD
2 10 (58.82%) TDD
3 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) MVC
4 7 (41.18%) Unit Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Data Modelling
5 5 (29.41%) Open Source
5 5 (29.41%) Re-Platforming
6 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.76%) DevOps
7 2 (11.76%) EAI
7 2 (11.76%) Microservices
7 2 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
7 2 (11.76%) UML
7 2 (11.76%) Use Case
7 2 (11.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) C#
3 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 5 (29.41%) Python
4 3 (17.65%) PHP
5 2 (11.76%) Scala
5 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) CBAP
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 6 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Cloudera
2 2 (11.76%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) Sitecore