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 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 58 47 53
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs citing SOA 26 24 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.80% 3.40% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.59% 4.47% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 5
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£468 £444 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% +64.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £300 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £433 £377
% change year-on-year
+4.04% +14.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.25 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +22.88%
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
725 537 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 78.04% 76.17% 72.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 378 283
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £488 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 9 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.15 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.76% +47.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.30 £10.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.65 £65.50 £21.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 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 2 September 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 -8 24 £455 +7.05% 5
West Wales -6 1 £625 +28.20%
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 40 (75.47%) Scrum
2 33 (62.26%) REST
3 32 (60.38%) Unit Testing
4 31 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (58.49%) Java
5 29 (54.72%) Security Cleared
5 29 (54.72%) Spring
6 28 (52.83%) Eclipse
7 27 (50.94%) Web Services
8 26 (49.06%) SOAP
9 25 (47.17%) JBoss
10 23 (43.40%) Tomcat
10 23 (43.40%) Hibernate
10 23 (43.40%) Subversion
10 23 (43.40%) Java SE
10 23 (43.40%) SC Cleared
11 21 (39.62%) Git (software)
12 20 (37.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 20 (37.74%) MVC
12 20 (37.74%) XML
13 19 (35.85%) BDD
14 18 (33.96%) Entity Framework
14 18 (33.96%) SQL Server 2012
14 18 (33.96%) Elasticsearch
14 18 (33.96%) ASP.NET Web API
14 18 (33.96%) C#
14 18 (33.96%) .NET
14 18 (33.96%) SQL Server
14 18 (33.96%) jQuery
14 18 (33.96%) .NET Framework

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 25 (47.17%) JBoss
2 23 (43.40%) Tomcat
3 18 (33.96%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (22.64%) WebSphere
5 10 (18.87%) FileNet
6 7 (13.21%) Mule
7 3 (5.66%) WebLogic
7 3 (5.66%) IIS
8 2 (3.77%) Liferay
8 2 (3.77%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (3.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (1.89%) Apache
Business Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) LDAP
2 2 (3.77%) HTTP
3 1 (1.89%) SAN
3 1 (1.89%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (33.96%) SQL Server
1 18 (33.96%) SQL Server 2012
2 13 (24.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.89%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (52.83%) Eclipse
2 23 (43.40%) Subversion
3 21 (39.62%) Git (software)
4 16 (30.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (30.19%) Visual Studio
5 14 (26.42%) Selenium
5 14 (26.42%) SpecFlow
6 9 (16.98%) Cucumber
7 7 (13.21%) JIRA
8 5 (9.43%) Maven
9 4 (7.55%) Jenkins
10 2 (3.77%) Hudson
10 2 (3.77%) Apache Continuum
10 2 (3.77%) SoapUI
10 2 (3.77%) Rational Application Developer
10 2 (3.77%) IntelliJ
10 2 (3.77%) Toad
10 2 (3.77%) JDeveloper
10 2 (3.77%) JMeter
10 2 (3.77%) Ant
General
1 9 (16.98%) Back Office
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (83.02%) Developer
2 26 (49.06%) Java Developer
3 18 (33.96%) .NET Developer
4 4 (7.55%) SOA Developer
4 4 (7.55%) Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Junior
5 3 (5.66%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Applications Support
5 3 (5.66%) Applications Support Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Junior Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Agile C# Developer
6 2 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (3.77%) C# Developer
6 2 (3.77%) C# Web Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Junior Java Developer
6 2 (3.77%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (62.26%) REST
2 29 (54.72%) Spring
3 27 (50.94%) Web Services
4 26 (49.06%) SOAP
5 23 (43.40%) Hibernate
5 23 (43.40%) Java SE
6 20 (37.74%) XML
7 18 (33.96%) .NET
7 18 (33.96%) .NET Framework
7 18 (33.96%) jQuery
7 18 (33.96%) Entity Framework
7 18 (33.96%) ASP.NET Web API
8 17 (32.08%) HTML
9 15 (28.30%) Ajax
10 13 (24.53%) WCF
10 13 (24.53%) Drools
11 11 (20.75%) CSS
11 11 (20.75%) MyBatis
12 9 (16.98%) HTML5
12 9 (16.98%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) UNIX
1 2 (3.77%) Linux
2 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.89%) CentOS
2 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (75.47%) Scrum
2 32 (60.38%) Unit Testing
3 31 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (37.74%) MVC
5 19 (35.85%) BDD
6 13 (24.53%) TDD
7 11 (20.75%) Workflow
8 5 (9.43%) BPEL
8 5 (9.43%) ITIL
9 4 (7.55%) UML
9 4 (7.55%) Service Management
10 3 (5.66%) CRM
10 3 (5.66%) DevOps
10 3 (5.66%) Use Case
10 3 (5.66%) BPMN
11 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Architecture
11 2 (3.77%) Load Balancing
11 2 (3.77%) Mentoring
11 2 (3.77%) Coaching
11 2 (3.77%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 31 (58.49%) Java
2 18 (33.96%) C#
3 9 (16.98%) JavaScript
4 6 (11.32%) SQL
5 3 (5.66%) C++
5 3 (5.66%) Delphi
6 1 (1.89%) COBOL
6 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.89%) VB
6 1 (1.89%) Python
6 1 (1.89%) VB6
Qualifications
1 29 (54.72%) Security Cleared
2 23 (43.40%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) Degree
4 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (37.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Docker
2 1 (1.89%) Postfix
2 1 (1.89%) vSphere
2 1 (1.89%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Nagios
1 1 (1.89%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (1.89%) SCOM
1 1 (1.89%) Puppet
1 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.89%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) Oracle
1 7 (13.21%) IBM
2 3 (5.66%) Sun
3 2 (3.77%) Micro Focus
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco
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