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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK / Wales
Rank 58 58 54
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing SOA 6 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.88% 2.34% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 2.68% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 8
Median daily rate £300 £450 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £325 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £512 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £66.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +42.85%

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
553 598 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 81.20% 87.55% 74.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 428 294
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 27 17
Median hourly rate £25.00 £47.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.80% +108.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £13.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +4 5 £300 -33.33%
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 11 (73.33%) Web Services
2 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) Microservices
3 8 (53.33%) Open Source
3 8 (53.33%) Java
4 7 (46.67%) RESTful
4 7 (46.67%) Jenkins
4 7 (46.67%) Dependency Management
5 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (40.00%) Client/Server
5 6 (40.00%) Spring
6 5 (33.33%) Maven
6 5 (33.33%) Python
6 5 (33.33%) PL/SQL
6 5 (33.33%) SQL
6 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 5 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (33.33%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (26.67%) Swagger
7 4 (26.67%) Load Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Liferay
7 4 (26.67%) UML
7 4 (26.67%) Data Analysis
7 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
7 4 (26.67%) HL7
8 3 (20.00%) Use Case
8 3 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (20.00%) Degree
8 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (20.00%) ActiveMQ

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 5 (33.33%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (26.67%) Liferay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Jenkins
2 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (33.33%) Maven
3 3 (20.00%) JUnit
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Applications Architect
1 6 (40.00%) Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Java Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Lead Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Leader
4 2 (13.33%) UML Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) Web Services
2 7 (46.67%) RESTful
3 6 (40.00%) Spring
4 4 (26.67%) Swagger
5 3 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (13.33%) RAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (20.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (60.00%) Microservices
2 8 (53.33%) Open Source
3 7 (46.67%) Dependency Management
4 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Data Analysis
6 4 (26.67%) Load Testing
6 4 (26.67%) UML
7 3 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (20.00%) Use Case
8 2 (13.33%) API Design
8 2 (13.33%) BDD
8 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (13.33%) Contract Management
8 2 (13.33%) Data Management
8 2 (13.33%) TDD
8 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Python
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Scala
4 1 (6.67%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) HL7
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Splunk
2 2 (13.33%) Cloudera