The first table below looks at the demand for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Edinburgh region.

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.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 21 49 41
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -8
Contract jobs citing SOA 78 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.07% 1.37% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.16% 1.93% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 8 7
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £389 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £411 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -8.09%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
956 725 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.45% 71.15% 69.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 353 332
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £529 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £34.10 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
SOA
Scotland

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Edinburgh region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA.

1 121 (79.61%) Java
2 104 (68.42%) JBoss
3 67 (44.08%) Java EE
4 54 (35.53%) JSF
5 50 (32.89%) Maven
6 48 (31.58%) Hibernate
7 41 (26.97%) Oracle
8 40 (26.32%) Web Services
9 35 (23.03%) HTML
10 33 (21.71%) BPMN
11 29 (19.08%) Spring
12 28 (18.42%) RichFaces
13 27 (17.76%) Workflow
13 27 (17.76%) TDD
13 27 (17.76%) XML
14 24 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
14 24 (15.79%) Drools
15 23 (15.13%) JPA
16 22 (14.47%) Apache CXF
16 22 (14.47%) Scrum
17 21 (13.82%) JavaScript
18 19 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
18 19 (12.50%) Data Modelling
19 18 (11.84%) Use Case
19 18 (11.84%) JSR 286
19 18 (11.84%) jBPM
19 18 (11.84%) OSGi
20 17 (11.18%) Relational Database
21 16 (10.53%) J2EE
21 16 (10.53%) CSS

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.63%) WebLogic
1 4 (2.63%) WebSphere
1 4 (2.63%) Apache Solr
2 3 (1.97%) GlassFish
2 3 (1.97%) Alfresco
3 2 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.32%) WebSphere Process Server
3 2 (1.32%) CMS
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.66%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.66%) SAS
4 1 (0.66%) Apache
Business Applications
1 13 (8.55%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (3.29%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.97%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.63%) LDAP
2 3 (1.97%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (1.32%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.66%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.18%) Relational Database
2 12 (7.89%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.95%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.29%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.97%) Pentaho
5 3 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.66%) MySQL
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 50 (32.89%) Maven
2 15 (9.87%) Eclipse
2 15 (9.87%) Selenium
3 13 (8.55%) Jenkins
4 9 (5.92%) Subversion
5 5 (3.29%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.32%) Ant
6 2 (1.32%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.32%) Fiddler
6 2 (1.32%) Gradle
6 2 (1.32%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.66%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.66%) JIRA
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (8.55%) Finance
2 6 (3.95%) Banking
3 1 (0.66%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 68 (44.74%) Developer
2 50 (32.89%) Architect
3 45 (29.61%) Java Developer
4 28 (18.42%) Solutions Architect
5 20 (13.16%) Java Architect
6 14 (9.21%) Applications Architect
7 12 (7.89%) Java Applications Architect
8 11 (7.24%) UI Programmer
8 11 (7.24%) Designer
8 11 (7.24%) UI Developer
9 10 (6.58%) Technical Leader
10 8 (5.26%) Senior Developer
10 8 (5.26%) Senior Architect
11 6 (3.95%) Analyst
11 6 (3.95%) Test Analyst
11 6 (3.95%) Junior
11 6 (3.95%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.95%) Junior Architect
12 5 (3.29%) Junior Java Architect
12 5 (3.29%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (44.08%) Java EE
2 54 (35.53%) JSF
3 48 (31.58%) Hibernate
4 40 (26.32%) Web Services
5 35 (23.03%) HTML
6 29 (19.08%) Spring
7 28 (18.42%) RichFaces
8 27 (17.76%) XML
9 24 (15.79%) Drools
10 23 (15.13%) JPA
11 22 (14.47%) Apache CXF
12 18 (11.84%) JSR 286
12 18 (11.84%) jBPM
12 18 (11.84%) OSGi
13 16 (10.53%) J2EE
13 16 (10.53%) CSS
14 15 (9.87%) XHTML
15 14 (9.21%) XSLT
16 10 (6.58%) JSP
16 10 (6.58%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.58%) Open Source
2 3 (1.97%) SWIFT
3 2 (1.32%) Device Driver
3 2 (1.32%) GIS
3 2 (1.32%) DataPower
3 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.32%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.66%) Blog
4 1 (0.66%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.66%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.66%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.26%) Linux
2 6 (3.95%) UNIX
3 1 (0.66%) Windows
3 1 (0.66%) AIX
3 1 (0.66%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.71%) BPMN
2 27 (17.76%) Workflow
2 27 (17.76%) TDD
3 24 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (14.47%) Scrum
5 19 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 18 (11.84%) Use Case
7 14 (9.21%) Performance Monitoring
8 12 (7.89%) OO
9 10 (6.58%) UML
10 8 (5.26%) Test Automation
10 8 (5.26%) User Stories
11 7 (4.61%) ETL
12 5 (3.29%) Waterfall
12 5 (3.29%) Technical Architecture
12 5 (3.29%) EAI
12 5 (3.29%) Validation
13 4 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 121 (79.61%) Java
2 21 (13.82%) JavaScript
3 15 (9.87%) SQL
4 5 (3.29%) T-SQL
4 5 (3.29%) C#
5 3 (1.97%) Ruby
5 3 (1.97%) Groovy
6 2 (1.32%) Jython
7 1 (0.66%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 1 (0.66%) C
7 1 (0.66%) Perl
7 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.66%) XQuery
7 1 (0.66%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (2.63%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (1.32%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.66%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.97%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) FATCA
2 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (0.66%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (0.66%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (0.66%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 104 (68.42%) JBoss
2 41 (26.97%) Oracle
3 9 (5.92%) IBM
4 6 (3.95%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.32%) HP
6 1 (0.66%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft