The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 69 28 51
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +23
Contract jobs citing SOA 14 62 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.99% 5.19% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 7.13% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 47 4
Average daily rate
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£600 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £250 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £388
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £52.50 £31.46
% change year-on-year
-30.95% +66.87%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1094 869 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.99% 72.78% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 531 267
Average daily rate £375 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +26.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 21 (50.00%) Java
2 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (35.71%) JBoss
4 11 (26.19%) Data Modelling
5 10 (23.81%) XML
5 10 (23.81%) UML
5 10 (23.81%) OO
5 10 (23.81%) Oracle
5 10 (23.81%) Relational Database
5 10 (23.81%) Logical Data Model
6 9 (21.43%) TOGAF
6 9 (21.43%) Java EE
6 9 (21.43%) Use Case
7 8 (19.05%) JPA
7 8 (19.05%) TDD
7 8 (19.05%) Scrum
7 8 (19.05%) Eclipse
8 7 (16.67%) Hibernate
8 7 (16.67%) XSLT
8 7 (16.67%) Apache CXF
9 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (14.29%) RESTful
9 6 (14.29%) JProfiler
9 6 (14.29%) Banking
9 6 (14.29%) Maven
9 6 (14.29%) Middleware
10 5 (11.90%) Windows
10 5 (11.90%) Linux
10 5 (11.90%) J2EE
10 5 (11.90%) Zachman Framework

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 15 (35.71%) JBoss
2 1 (2.38%) SAS
2 1 (2.38%) Apache
2 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
2 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Office
2 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) IaaS
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
1 1 (2.38%) PaaS
1 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (9.52%) Firewall
2 1 (2.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.76%) DB2
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) Big Data
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Eclipse
2 6 (14.29%) JProfiler
2 6 (14.29%) Maven
3 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.76%) Selenium
3 2 (4.76%) FitNesse
3 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.76%) Ant
4 1 (2.38%) JUnit
4 1 (2.38%) Checkstyle
4 1 (2.38%) JIRA
General
1 6 (14.29%) Banking
2 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (54.76%) Architect
2 11 (26.19%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (21.43%) Developer
4 8 (19.05%) Java Developer
5 7 (16.67%) SOA Architect
6 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.38%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Programme Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Platform Architect
8 1 (2.38%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.38%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Technical Leader
8 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) XML
2 9 (21.43%) Java EE
3 8 (19.05%) JPA
4 7 (16.67%) Hibernate
4 7 (16.67%) XSLT
4 7 (16.67%) Apache CXF
5 6 (14.29%) RESTful
5 6 (14.29%) Middleware
6 5 (11.90%) J2EE
7 4 (9.52%) Spring
7 4 (9.52%) JSF
7 4 (9.52%) Drools
7 4 (9.52%) SOAP
8 3 (7.14%) jQuery
9 2 (4.76%) JSON
9 2 (4.76%) OAuth
9 2 (4.76%) RichFaces
9 2 (4.76%) XML Schema
9 2 (4.76%) Web Services
10 1 (2.38%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.76%) Open Source
2 1 (2.38%) GIS
2 1 (2.38%) DataPower
2 1 (2.38%) CESG
2 1 (2.38%) VSAM
2 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
1 5 (11.90%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (26.19%) Data Modelling
3 10 (23.81%) UML
3 10 (23.81%) OO
3 10 (23.81%) Logical Data Model
4 9 (21.43%) TOGAF
4 9 (21.43%) Use Case
5 8 (19.05%) TDD
5 8 (19.05%) Scrum
6 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (11.90%) Zachman Framework
7 5 (11.90%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (11.90%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 4 (9.52%) Coaching
8 4 (9.52%) Security Architecture
8 4 (9.52%) User Stories
8 4 (9.52%) SABSA
8 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (7.14%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (9.52%) SQL
3 2 (4.76%) XPath
4 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Oracle
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.14%) VMware
3 3 (7.14%) IBM
4 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.38%) Teradata
5 1 (2.38%) CA
5 1 (2.38%) Veritas
5 1 (2.38%) GoldenSource