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 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 35 41 34
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing SOA 47 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.00% 2.26% 3.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.68% 3.27% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 7 7
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£388 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.01% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £266 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £420 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £405
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year
+61.01% -21.85%
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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
612 367 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 78.16% 69.11% 68.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 223 191
Average daily rate £350 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 12
Average hourly rate £21.86 £16.16 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.24% +2.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 October 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 31 October 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
West Wales - 30 £423 - 2
South Wales -10 18 £363 +15.07% 2
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 54 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (57.35%) Java
3 37 (54.41%) Web Services
4 36 (52.94%) Jenkins
5 34 (50.00%) Spring
6 27 (39.71%) Open Source
7 26 (38.24%) TDD
7 26 (38.24%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (36.76%) MVC
8 25 (36.76%) MongoDB
9 24 (35.29%) SQL
9 24 (35.29%) PostgreSQL
10 23 (33.82%) Configuration Management
10 23 (33.82%) REST
11 22 (32.35%) Scrum
12 20 (29.41%) Spring MVC
12 20 (29.41%) Relational Database
13 18 (26.47%) Selenium
13 18 (26.47%) Linux
14 17 (25.00%) HTML
14 17 (25.00%) Java SE
14 17 (25.00%) Subversion
14 17 (25.00%) Puppet
15 16 (23.53%) BDD
15 16 (23.53%) AMQP
15 16 (23.53%) JSON
15 16 (23.53%) SOAP
16 15 (22.06%) Software Engineering
16 15 (22.06%) PaaS
16 15 (22.06%) RabbitMQ

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 11 (16.18%) FileNet
1 11 (16.18%) WebSphere
2 6 (8.82%) JBoss
2 6 (8.82%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (4.41%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.47%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.47%) Apache
5 1 (1.47%) nginx
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) MS Project
1 5 (7.35%) MS Office
1 5 (7.35%) MS Excel
1 5 (7.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.06%) PaaS
1 15 (22.06%) IaaS
2 14 (20.59%) GitHub
3 10 (14.71%) SaaS
4 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.53%) AMQP
2 11 (16.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (36.76%) MongoDB
2 24 (35.29%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (29.41%) Relational Database
4 11 (16.18%) RDBMS
5 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
6 6 (8.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database
7 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 36 (52.94%) Jenkins
2 18 (26.47%) Selenium
3 17 (25.00%) Subversion
4 10 (14.71%) JUnit
5 7 (10.29%) JIRA
6 6 (8.82%) SoapUI
6 6 (8.82%) JMeter
7 5 (7.35%) Gradle
7 5 (7.35%) Artifactory
7 5 (7.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (7.35%) ReSharper
7 5 (7.35%) Visual Studio
7 5 (7.35%) Eclipse
7 5 (7.35%) TestDirector
8 3 (4.41%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.94%) Hudson
9 2 (2.94%) QUnit
9 2 (2.94%) Jasmine
9 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.94%) Trac
General
1 13 (19.12%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.47%) Marketing
2 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.47%) Electronics
2 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (50.00%) Developer
2 16 (23.53%) Java Developer
3 7 (10.29%) Architect
4 6 (8.82%) Web Developer
5 5 (7.35%) Analyst
5 5 (7.35%) Technical Architect
5 5 (7.35%) Business Analyst
5 5 (7.35%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Oracle Consultant
7 3 (4.41%) Middleware Consultant
7 3 (4.41%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Consultant
8 2 (2.94%) Tester
8 2 (2.94%) Software Tester
8 2 (2.94%) UI Designer
8 2 (2.94%) Web Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Designer
8 2 (2.94%) Senior Web Developer
9 1 (1.47%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (54.41%) Web Services
2 34 (50.00%) Spring
3 23 (33.82%) REST
4 20 (29.41%) Spring MVC
5 17 (25.00%) Java SE
5 17 (25.00%) HTML
6 16 (23.53%) SOAP
6 16 (23.53%) JSON
7 15 (22.06%) RabbitMQ
8 13 (19.12%) .NET
9 12 (17.65%) XML
10 11 (16.18%) XSLT
10 11 (16.18%) CSS
10 11 (16.18%) Struts
10 11 (16.18%) HTML5
10 11 (16.18%) MyBatis
11 10 (14.71%) CSS3
12 9 (13.24%) jQuery
13 8 (11.76%) RESTful
13 8 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 27 (39.71%) Open Source
2 13 (19.12%) Clustering
3 5 (7.35%) AS400
4 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.41%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.47%) NHS
5 1 (1.47%) W3C
5 1 (1.47%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.47%) Linux
2 8 (11.76%) UNIX
2 8 (11.76%) Windows
3 3 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (38.24%) TDD
2 26 (38.24%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (36.76%) MVC
4 23 (33.82%) Configuration Management
5 22 (32.35%) Scrum
6 16 (23.53%) BDD
7 15 (22.06%) Software Engineering
8 11 (16.18%) DevOps
9 8 (11.76%) OO
10 6 (8.82%) UML
11 5 (7.35%) Project Management
11 5 (7.35%) Workflow
11 5 (7.35%) Business Analysis
11 5 (7.35%) Content Management
12 3 (4.41%) Document Management
12 3 (4.41%) Business Development
12 3 (4.41%) Service Delivery
12 3 (4.41%) Test Planning
12 3 (4.41%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 39 (57.35%) Java
2 24 (35.29%) SQL
3 6 (8.82%) C#
4 4 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.88%) Ruby
5 3 (4.41%) Scala
5 3 (4.41%) Python
5 3 (4.41%) C
6 2 (2.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.35%) CCA
4 4 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (1.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) vCloud
2 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (25.00%) Puppet
2 14 (20.59%) Ansible
3 4 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.47%) logstash
4 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (1.47%) Nessus
4 1 (1.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (16.18%) IBM
2 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.88%) Oracle
4 3 (4.41%) VMware
5 1 (1.47%) SAP
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