The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 23 June 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.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK / Wales
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 51 55
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4  
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 8 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.32% 1.42% 3.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 1.81% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 16
Median daily rate £550 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -11.11% +10.83%  

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 Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 530 443 731
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 85.90% 78.55% 83.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 313 498
Median daily rate £380 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £529 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 22 29
Median hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +133.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.88 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £72.50 £21.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Wales

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA 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 23 June 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 -7 2 £550 +22.22%
SOA
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 7 (63.64%) UML
2 6 (54.55%) Client/Server
2 6 (54.55%) Web Services
2 6 (54.55%) Use Case
3 4 (36.36%) HL7
4 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) Degree
4 3 (27.27%) JIRA
4 3 (27.27%) XML
4 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
4 3 (27.27%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) Perl
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle
4 3 (27.27%) HP
4 3 (27.27%) Thunderhead
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (27.27%) User Stories
4 3 (27.27%) Conceptual Models
4 3 (27.27%) NHS
5 2 (18.18%) Business Process Modelling
5 2 (18.18%) Contract Management
5 2 (18.18%) Microservices
5 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 2 (18.18%) ISEB
5 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
5 2 (18.18%) Data Management

SOA
Co-occurring 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 3 (27.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Architect
2 6 (54.55%) Applications Architect
3 4 (36.36%) Lead Architect
4 3 (27.27%) Analyst
4 3 (27.27%) Business Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (18.18%) UML Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) Web Services
2 3 (27.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Client/Server
2 3 (27.27%) NHS
3 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) UML
2 6 (54.55%) Use Case
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) Conceptual Models
3 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
3 3 (27.27%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) User Stories
3 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 2 (18.18%) Business Process Modelling
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Contract Management
4 2 (18.18%) Data Management
4 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
4 2 (18.18%) Microservices
4 2 (18.18%) Open Source
4 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
5 1 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
1 3 (27.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) CBAP
2 2 (18.18%) ISEB
3 1 (9.09%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) HL7
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) HP
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
1 3 (27.27%) Thunderhead