The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for SOA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 35 58 34
Rank change year-on-year +23 -24  
Contract jobs citing SOA 7 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.09% 0.23% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 0.27% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 4
Median daily rate £300 £515 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.74% +39.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £515 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £515 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £56.00 £35.63
% change year-on-year -24.10% +57.19%  

SOA is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 291 368 202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 86.87% 86.38% 77.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 267 152
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 10
Median hourly rate £26.00 £13.00 £17.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -27.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £17.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing SOA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Cardiff

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOA in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Cardiff

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for SOA.

1 5 (71.43%) Web Services
1 5 (71.43%) UML
1 5 (71.43%) Client/Server
1 5 (71.43%) Use Case
2 4 (57.14%) HL7
3 3 (42.86%) Conceptual Models
3 3 (42.86%) NHS
3 3 (42.86%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) Thunderhead
4 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 2 (28.57%) Contract Management
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) XML
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) Perl
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 1 (14.29%) ISEB
5 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 2 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Applications Architect
1 5 (71.43%) Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Lead Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) UML Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Client/Server
2 3 (42.86%) NHS
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) UML
1 5 (71.43%) Use Case
2 3 (42.86%) Conceptual Models
2 3 (42.86%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Contract Management
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) CBAP
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) HL7
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) HP
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) Thunderhead