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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 44 45 26
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -19
Contract jobs citing SOA 24 9 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.38% 1.51% 4.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.64% 2.11% 6.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 8
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£444 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.35% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £248 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £353 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.68% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £29.50 £32.30
% change year-on-year
+22.88% -8.66%
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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
517 427 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 72.71% 71.40% 69.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 282 229
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 7
Average hourly rate £19.90 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.63 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £21.60 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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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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 -1 17 £425 +49.64% 1
West Wales - 3 £488 - 2
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SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 25 (62.50%) Web Services
2 20 (50.00%) Finance
3 19 (47.50%) BDD
4 16 (40.00%) Java
5 15 (37.50%) Selenium
6 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (30.00%) TDD
7 12 (30.00%) SQL
7 12 (30.00%) XML
8 11 (27.50%) Subversion
9 10 (25.00%) Spring
9 10 (25.00%) WebSphere
9 10 (25.00%) Java SE
9 10 (25.00%) FileNet
9 10 (25.00%) Configuration Management
9 10 (25.00%) XSLT
9 10 (25.00%) Struts
9 10 (25.00%) IBM
9 10 (25.00%) MyBatis
10 9 (22.50%) UML
10 9 (22.50%) JUnit
10 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
11 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
11 8 (20.00%) OO
12 7 (17.50%) HTML
13 6 (15.00%) MS Project
13 6 (15.00%) MS Office
13 6 (15.00%) .NET
13 6 (15.00%) J2EE
13 6 (15.00%) Oracle

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 10 (25.00%) FileNet
1 10 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (7.50%) WebLogic
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (2.50%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Project
1 6 (15.00%) MS Office
1 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) SaaS
1 3 (7.50%) PaaS
1 3 (7.50%) IaaS
2 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (7.50%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 15 (37.50%) Selenium
2 11 (27.50%) Subversion
3 9 (22.50%) JUnit
4 6 (15.00%) TestDirector
4 6 (15.00%) Cucumber
5 5 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
6 4 (10.00%) JBehave
6 4 (10.00%) JIRA
7 3 (7.50%) RSpec
7 3 (7.50%) Calabash
7 3 (7.50%) eggPlant
8 2 (5.00%) Sinon.JS
8 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
8 2 (5.00%) Maven
8 2 (5.00%) Hudson
8 2 (5.00%) Trac
8 2 (5.00%) QUnit
8 2 (5.00%) Jasmine
9 1 (2.50%) Robotium
General
1 20 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Developer
2 11 (27.50%) Java Developer
3 9 (22.50%) Analyst
4 8 (20.00%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Test Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Middleware Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Business Objects Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.50%) MI Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.50%) Technical Design Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Web Developer
7 1 (2.50%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (62.50%) Web Services
2 12 (30.00%) XML
3 10 (25.00%) XSLT
3 10 (25.00%) Struts
3 10 (25.00%) Spring
3 10 (25.00%) Java SE
3 10 (25.00%) MyBatis
4 7 (17.50%) HTML
5 6 (15.00%) .NET
5 6 (15.00%) J2EE
5 6 (15.00%) REST
6 5 (12.50%) RESTful
6 5 (12.50%) Middleware
7 4 (10.00%) SOAP
8 3 (7.50%) WebCenter
8 3 (7.50%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (5.00%) HTML5
9 2 (5.00%) CSS3
9 2 (5.00%) Gherkin
9 2 (5.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) AS400
2 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.00%) Open Source
3 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.50%) NHS
4 1 (2.50%) W3C
4 1 (2.50%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.00%) Android
4 1 (2.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) BDD
2 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (30.00%) TDD
4 10 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 9 (22.50%) UML
6 8 (20.00%) OO
7 6 (15.00%) Project Management
7 6 (15.00%) Content Management
7 6 (15.00%) Business Analysis
7 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 4 (10.00%) Business Development
9 4 (10.00%) Test Planning
9 4 (10.00%) Workflow
10 3 (7.50%) DevOps
11 2 (5.00%) Mobile Commerce
11 2 (5.00%) Line Management
11 2 (5.00%) Information Architecture
11 2 (5.00%) Scrum
11 2 (5.00%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) Java
2 12 (30.00%) SQL
3 5 (12.50%) Ruby
4 2 (5.00%) Scala
4 2 (5.00%) Python
4 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.00%) PHP
5 1 (2.50%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (15.00%) CCA
4 5 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (2.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (7.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Puppet
1 5 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) IBM
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle
3 3 (7.50%) Business Objects
3 3 (7.50%) Informatica
4 1 (2.50%) SAP