The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 46 63 46
Rank change year-on-year +17 -17  
Contract jobs citing SOA 8 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.42% 1.04% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.20% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 4
Median daily rate £300 £480 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +30.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £450 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £515 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £66.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.39 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.65% +41.44%  

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 South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 474 499 332
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 83.89% 86.18% 74.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 346 225
Median daily rate £388 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.72% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +58.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
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 South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in South Wales

SOA
Contract Job Locations in South 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 South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Cardiff +25 7 £300 -41.74% 1
SOA
Wales

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 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 South Wales region with a requirement for SOA.

1 8 (66.67%) Web Services
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) UML
3 6 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (50.00%) Use Case
4 5 (41.67%) Client/Server
5 4 (33.33%) Open Source
5 4 (33.33%) Dependency Management
5 4 (33.33%) Microservices
5 4 (33.33%) HL7
6 3 (25.00%) Conceptual Models
6 3 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (25.00%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (25.00%) User Stories
6 3 (25.00%) Load Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (25.00%) JIRA
6 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (25.00%) Liferay
6 3 (25.00%) RESTful
6 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (25.00%) Splunk
6 3 (25.00%) NHS
6 3 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (25.00%) Thunderhead

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in South 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 3 (25.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 3 (25.00%) Liferay
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
1 3 (25.00%) JUnit
1 3 (25.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Applications Architect
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Lead Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) UML Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) Web Services
2 3 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (25.00%) RESTful
2 3 (25.00%) Spring
2 3 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (16.67%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Client/Server
2 3 (25.00%) NHS
3 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) UML
2 6 (50.00%) Use Case
3 4 (33.33%) Dependency Management
3 4 (33.33%) Microservices
3 4 (33.33%) Open Source
4 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Conceptual Models
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Load Testing
4 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (25.00%) User Stories
4 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) Perl
2 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Python
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CBAP
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) HL7
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) HP
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
1 3 (25.00%) Splunk
1 3 (25.00%) Thunderhead