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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 61 50 50
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing SOA 13 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.48% 2.82% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 3.65% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 5
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£345 £450 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £330 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £500 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £434 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.74% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.80%
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
680 575 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 77.19% 77.08% 72.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 391 256
Average daily rate £356 £390 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.71% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 14
Average hourly rate £15.75 £23.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.68% +53.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.65 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £52.50 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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
South Wales -6 7 £315 -29.01% 2
West Wales -3 1 £625 +31.57%
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (71.88%) Scrum
2 23 (71.88%) Java
3 22 (68.75%) XML
4 18 (56.25%) Eclipse
4 18 (56.25%) Web Services
4 18 (56.25%) Spring
5 17 (53.13%) Subversion
5 17 (53.13%) Security Cleared
5 17 (53.13%) SOAP
5 17 (53.13%) Tomcat
6 15 (46.88%) Java SE
6 15 (46.88%) JBoss
6 15 (46.88%) HTML
7 14 (43.75%) SC Cleared
8 13 (40.63%) Hibernate
9 12 (37.50%) WebSphere
10 11 (34.38%) Unit Testing
10 11 (34.38%) REST
10 11 (34.38%) MyBatis
11 9 (28.13%) CSS3
11 9 (28.13%) HTML5
11 9 (28.13%) Cucumber
11 9 (28.13%) JIRA
11 9 (28.13%) CSS
12 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
12 8 (25.00%) jQuery
13 7 (21.88%) Oracle
13 7 (21.88%) MVC
14 6 (18.75%) SQL

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 17 (53.13%) Tomcat
2 15 (46.88%) JBoss
3 12 (37.50%) WebSphere
4 5 (15.63%) FileNet
5 3 (9.38%) WebLogic
5 3 (9.38%) IIS
6 2 (6.25%) Confluence
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (3.13%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) LDAP
2 2 (6.25%) HTTP
3 1 (3.13%) SAN
3 1 (3.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
3 3 (9.38%) MySQL
4 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.13%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 18 (56.25%) Eclipse
2 17 (53.13%) Subversion
3 9 (28.13%) Cucumber
3 9 (28.13%) JIRA
4 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (9.38%) Maven
5 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
6 2 (6.25%) Toad
6 2 (6.25%) JDeveloper
6 2 (6.25%) JMeter
6 2 (6.25%) Hudson
6 2 (6.25%) Apache Continuum
6 2 (6.25%) SoapUI
6 2 (6.25%) Rational Application Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (3.13%) ReSharper
7 1 (3.13%) Selenium
General
1 5 (15.63%) Back Office
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (65.63%) Developer
2 16 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (15.63%) .NET Developer
4 4 (12.50%) SOA Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Junior
5 3 (9.38%) Software Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Applications Support
5 3 (9.38%) Applications Support Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Lead Software Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Junior Developer
6 2 (6.25%) C# Web Developer
6 2 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Agile C# Developer
6 2 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Junior Java Developer
6 2 (6.25%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (68.75%) XML
2 18 (56.25%) Web Services
2 18 (56.25%) Spring
3 17 (53.13%) SOAP
4 15 (46.88%) HTML
4 15 (46.88%) Java SE
5 13 (40.63%) Hibernate
6 11 (34.38%) REST
6 11 (34.38%) MyBatis
7 9 (28.13%) HTML5
7 9 (28.13%) CSS3
7 9 (28.13%) CSS
8 8 (25.00%) jQuery
9 6 (18.75%) RESTful
9 6 (18.75%) JAX-RS
10 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (15.63%) Entity Framework
10 5 (15.63%) .NET Framework
10 5 (15.63%) Drools
10 5 (15.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) IVR
3 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.25%) User Experience
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) Windows
3 2 (6.25%) UNIX
4 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (71.88%) Scrum
3 11 (34.38%) Unit Testing
4 7 (21.88%) MVC
5 6 (18.75%) BDD
6 5 (15.63%) BPEL
6 5 (15.63%) ITIL
7 4 (12.50%) Service Management
8 3 (9.38%) Project Management
8 3 (9.38%) TDD
8 3 (9.38%) Workflow
8 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (9.38%) DevOps
8 3 (9.38%) BPMN
8 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
9 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
9 2 (6.25%) Open Source
9 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
9 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (71.88%) Java
2 6 (18.75%) SQL
3 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
3 5 (15.63%) C#
4 3 (9.38%) C++
4 3 (9.38%) Delphi
5 1 (3.13%) COBOL
5 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.13%) VB
5 1 (3.13%) Python
5 1 (3.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 17 (53.13%) Security Cleared
2 14 (43.75%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.63%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (9.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Postfix
1 1 (3.13%) vSphere
1 1 (3.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Nagios
1 1 (3.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (3.13%) SCOM
1 1 (3.13%) Puppet
1 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.13%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Oracle
2 5 (15.63%) IBM
3 3 (9.38%) Sun
3 3 (9.38%) Avaya
4 2 (6.25%) Micro Focus
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco
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