Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 89 69
Rank change year-on-year +8 -20 -23
Contract jobs citing SOA 9 16 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.76% 1.14% 3.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.36% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 45
Wales median daily rate £563 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £525 £351 £311
90th Percentile £613 £555 £533
UK median daily rate £500 £465 £475
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +3.53% +6.25%

SOA is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 985 1176 1334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.55% 83.76% 80.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 829 967
Wales median daily rate £388 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +12.36% -2.47%
10th Percentile £177 £213 £235
90th Percentile £556 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 52 52
Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +14.29% -1.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.53 £10.28
90th Percentile £50.98 £61.25 £41.13
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +3 8 £563 +25.00% 2
West Wales - 1 - -
SOA
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 6 (66.67%) Open Source
1 6 (66.67%) Data Management
1 6 (66.67%) Microservices
2 5 (55.56%) TOGAF
3 4 (44.44%) Business Process Modelling
3 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
3 4 (44.44%) NoSQL
4 3 (33.33%) Service Design
4 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 2 (22.22%) Coaching
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (22.22%) Cloudera
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (11.11%) Legal
6 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
6 1 (11.11%) Java
6 1 (11.11%) Web Services
6 1 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (11.11%) Prototyping
6 1 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS

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 2 (22.22%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) NoSQL
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Architect
1 9 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Digital Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Digital Solutions Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Lead Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Lead Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Cloud Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Data Management
1 6 (66.67%) Microservices
1 6 (66.67%) Open Source
2 5 (55.56%) TOGAF
3 4 (44.44%) Business Process Modelling
3 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
4 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (33.33%) Service Design
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Coaching
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
6 1 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 1 (11.11%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Cloudera