The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Wales region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 45 46 26
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -20
Contract jobs citing SOA 23 6 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.92% 1.14% 5.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.04% 1.63% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 17
Average daily rate
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£450 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £248 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £353 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -8.09%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
570 369 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 72.34% 70.15% 67.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 228 238
Average daily rate £388 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £12.90 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £16.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
SOA
UK

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -5 16 £444 +56.25% 3
West Wales - 2 £475 - 1
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 27 (64.29%) Web Services
2 22 (52.38%) Finance
2 22 (52.38%) BDD
3 20 (47.62%) Java
4 17 (40.48%) Selenium
5 15 (35.71%) TDD
6 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (30.95%) Spring
8 12 (28.57%) SQL
8 12 (28.57%) XML
9 11 (26.19%) UML
10 10 (23.81%) FileNet
10 10 (23.81%) OO
10 10 (23.81%) Struts
10 10 (23.81%) IBM
10 10 (23.81%) XSLT
10 10 (23.81%) J2EE
10 10 (23.81%) WebSphere
10 10 (23.81%) Java SE
10 10 (23.81%) MyBatis
11 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
11 9 (21.43%) Subversion
11 9 (21.43%) REST
11 9 (21.43%) JUnit
11 9 (21.43%) Configuration Management
12 8 (19.05%) HTML
12 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared
13 7 (16.67%) Degree
13 7 (16.67%) Content Management
13 7 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (23.81%) FileNet
1 10 (23.81%) WebSphere
2 3 (7.14%) WebLogic
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (2.38%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) MS Project
1 7 (16.67%) MS Office
1 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 7 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) SaaS
1 3 (7.14%) PaaS
1 3 (7.14%) IaaS
2 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (7.14%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (40.48%) Selenium
2 9 (21.43%) JUnit
2 9 (21.43%) Subversion
3 7 (16.67%) TestDirector
3 7 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 6 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 6 (14.29%) JBehave
5 3 (7.14%) Calabash
5 3 (7.14%) eggPlant
5 3 (7.14%) RSpec
6 2 (4.76%) Maven
6 2 (4.76%) JIRA
6 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.38%) Robotium
General
1 22 (52.38%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Legal
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Electronics
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Developer
2 14 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 11 (26.19%) Analyst
4 10 (23.81%) Business Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Test Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Technical Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Middleware Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Scala Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Oracle Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Java Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Technical Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Business Objects Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) UML Business Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) MI Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (64.29%) Web Services
2 13 (30.95%) Spring
3 12 (28.57%) XML
4 10 (23.81%) XSLT
4 10 (23.81%) J2EE
4 10 (23.81%) Java SE
4 10 (23.81%) Struts
4 10 (23.81%) MyBatis
5 9 (21.43%) REST
6 8 (19.05%) HTML
7 7 (16.67%) .NET
8 5 (11.90%) RESTful
9 4 (9.52%) SOAP
10 3 (7.14%) Middleware
10 3 (7.14%) Hibernate
10 3 (7.14%) JSON
10 3 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (7.14%) CSS
10 3 (7.14%) WebCenter
10 3 (7.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) AS400
2 4 (9.52%) Open Source
3 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.38%) DTV
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Linux
2 3 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (52.38%) BDD
2 15 (35.71%) TDD
3 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (26.19%) UML
5 10 (23.81%) OO
6 9 (21.43%) Configuration Management
7 7 (16.67%) Project Management
7 7 (16.67%) Content Management
7 7 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 6 (14.29%) Scrum
8 6 (14.29%) Business Analysis
9 4 (9.52%) Business Development
9 4 (9.52%) Workflow
9 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (7.14%) MVC
10 3 (7.14%) Use Case
11 2 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
11 2 (4.76%) Mobile Commerce
11 2 (4.76%) DevOps
12 1 (2.38%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 20 (47.62%) Java
2 12 (28.57%) SQL
3 3 (7.14%) Ruby
3 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.14%) Scala
4 1 (2.38%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 7 (16.67%) Degree
4 6 (14.29%) CCA
5 1 (2.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Puppet
1 4 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) IBM
2 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (7.14%) Business Objects
3 3 (7.14%) Informatica
3 3 (7.14%) Zend
4 1 (2.38%) SAP
4 1 (2.38%) HP
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer People
Rate: Good dependant on skills
Posted: 2 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wales
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago