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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK / Wales
Rank - 46 41
Contract jobs citing SOA 0 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales - 3.42% 3.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 4.11% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 16 17
Median daily rate - £324 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -23.82%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £451 £446
% change year-on-year
-0.11% +0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £48.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+13.98% +13.52%

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
511 487 483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 80.73% 83.25% 75.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 358 300
Median daily rate £410 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.48% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 17
Median hourly rate £32.50 £47.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.85% +108.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) Java
2 9 (81.82%) Microservices
3 8 (72.73%) Open Source
4 7 (63.64%) RESTful
4 7 (63.64%) Jenkins
4 7 (63.64%) Dependency Management
5 6 (54.55%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (54.55%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (54.55%) Python
5 6 (54.55%) Spring
5 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (45.45%) Maven
6 5 (45.45%) PL/SQL
6 5 (45.45%) SQL
6 5 (45.45%) Web Services
6 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
7 4 (36.36%) Liferay
7 4 (36.36%) Swagger
7 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
7 4 (36.36%) Data Analysis
7 4 (36.36%) Load Testing
8 3 (27.27%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
8 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (27.27%) JUnit
8 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
8 3 (27.27%) Cloudera
8 3 (27.27%) Splunk
8 3 (27.27%) RabbitMQ

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 6 (54.55%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (36.36%) Liferay
3 1 (9.09%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Jenkins
2 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
2 5 (45.45%) Maven
3 3 (27.27%) JUnit
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Java Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Software Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SOA Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) webMethods Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) RESTful
2 6 (54.55%) Spring
3 5 (45.45%) Web Services
4 4 (36.36%) Swagger
5 3 (27.27%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (27.27%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (18.18%) RAML
7 1 (9.09%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) Microservices
3 8 (72.73%) Open Source
4 7 (63.64%) Dependency Management
5 6 (54.55%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
6 4 (36.36%) Data Analysis
6 4 (36.36%) Load Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
8 2 (18.18%) API Design
8 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
8 2 (18.18%) BDD
8 2 (18.18%) Data Engineering
8 2 (18.18%) Data Management
8 2 (18.18%) DevOps
8 2 (18.18%) TDD
8 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
9 1 (9.09%) Re-Platforming
9 1 (9.09%) Statistical Computing
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) Java
2 6 (54.55%) Python
3 5 (45.45%) PL/SQL
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) Scala
5 1 (9.09%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Cloudera
1 3 (27.27%) Splunk
2 1 (9.09%) webMethods