The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 58 73 25
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -48
Contract jobs citing SOA 31 14 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.17% 0.97% 5.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 1.19% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 3 48
Median daily rate £370 £650 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.07% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £570 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £49.25
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -26.39%
SOA
Scotland

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
1174 1177 920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 82.33% 81.34% 75.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 652 570
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £499 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 19
Median hourly rate £20.50 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £14.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 May 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for SOA.

1 83 (70.34%) Java
2 74 (62.71%) JBoss
3 53 (44.92%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (41.53%) JSF
5 48 (40.68%) Hibernate
6 43 (36.44%) Java EE
6 43 (36.44%) Drools
7 41 (34.75%) Oracle
8 38 (32.20%) Apache CXF
9 35 (29.66%) BPMN
10 34 (28.81%) UML
11 31 (26.27%) XML
11 31 (26.27%) XSLT
11 31 (26.27%) JPA
12 30 (25.42%) RichFaces
12 30 (25.42%) Eclipse
12 30 (25.42%) Scrum
13 29 (24.58%) TDD
14 28 (23.73%) Spring
14 28 (23.73%) OO
15 27 (22.88%) Data Modelling
15 27 (22.88%) Continuous Integration
15 27 (22.88%) Use Case
16 26 (22.03%) J2EE
17 25 (21.19%) JProfiler
17 25 (21.19%) Logical Data Model
18 24 (20.34%) Application Performance Monitoring
18 24 (20.34%) Performance Monitoring
19 20 (16.95%) Wireframes
19 20 (16.95%) Web Services

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 74 (62.71%) JBoss
2 13 (11.02%) WebSphere
3 11 (9.32%) WebLogic
4 9 (7.63%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.69%) Apache
5 2 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.85%) Captiva
6 1 (0.85%) CICS
6 1 (0.85%) CMS
Business Applications
1 8 (6.78%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.85%) Exstream
2 1 (0.85%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.63%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (7.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.85%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.69%) LDAP
2 1 (0.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.10%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.69%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.85%) DB2
4 1 (0.85%) MySQL
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 30 (25.42%) Eclipse
2 25 (21.19%) JProfiler
3 17 (14.41%) Maven
4 8 (6.78%) JIRA
5 7 (5.93%) SoapUI
6 6 (5.08%) Selenium
7 5 (4.24%) Ant
7 5 (4.24%) Firebug
8 3 (2.54%) Subversion
9 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.85%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (11.86%) Banking
2 12 (10.17%) Finance
3 8 (6.78%) Law
4 4 (3.39%) Retail
4 4 (3.39%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.85%) German Language
Job Titles
1 51 (43.22%) Architect
2 42 (35.59%) Developer
3 37 (31.36%) Solutions Architect
4 36 (30.51%) Java Developer
5 10 (8.47%) SOA Architect
6 9 (7.63%) Java Architect
6 9 (7.63%) Java Solutions Architect
7 8 (6.78%) Integration Architect
7 8 (6.78%) Senior Developer
8 7 (5.93%) Senior Java Developer
8 7 (5.93%) Technical Architect
9 6 (5.08%) Analyst
10 5 (4.24%) Agile Developer
10 5 (4.24%) Agile Java Developer
10 5 (4.24%) Designer
10 5 (4.24%) Project Manager
10 5 (4.24%) Solutions Designer
10 5 (4.24%) Test Analyst
11 4 (3.39%) IT Project Manager
11 4 (3.39%) Middleware Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (41.53%) JSF
2 48 (40.68%) Hibernate
3 43 (36.44%) Drools
3 43 (36.44%) Java EE
4 38 (32.20%) Apache CXF
5 31 (26.27%) JPA
5 31 (26.27%) XML
5 31 (26.27%) XSLT
6 30 (25.42%) RichFaces
7 28 (23.73%) Spring
8 26 (22.03%) J2EE
9 20 (16.95%) Web Services
10 19 (16.10%) SOAP
11 18 (15.25%) jBPM
12 15 (12.71%) jQuery
12 15 (12.71%) RESTful
13 13 (11.02%) Middleware
14 7 (5.93%) .NET
15 4 (3.39%) HTML
16 3 (2.54%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.78%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.69%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.24%) Unix
2 4 (3.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (44.92%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (29.66%) BPMN
3 34 (28.81%) UML
4 30 (25.42%) Scrum
5 29 (24.58%) TDD
6 28 (23.73%) OO
7 27 (22.88%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (22.88%) Data Modelling
7 27 (22.88%) Use Case
8 25 (21.19%) Logical Data Model
9 24 (20.34%) Application Performance Monitoring
9 24 (20.34%) Performance Monitoring
10 20 (16.95%) Wireframes
11 15 (12.71%) TOGAF
11 15 (12.71%) Workflow
12 12 (10.17%) User Stories
13 10 (8.47%) SDLC
14 9 (7.63%) ETL
14 9 (7.63%) Open Source
14 9 (7.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 83 (70.34%) Java
2 13 (11.02%) SQL
3 2 (1.69%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.85%) C
4 1 (0.85%) C#
4 1 (0.85%) C++
4 1 (0.85%) COBOL
4 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.85%) JCL
4 1 (0.85%) VB
4 1 (0.85%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.39%) COBIT
2 3 (2.54%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.69%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 41 (34.75%) Oracle
2 11 (9.32%) IBM
3 5 (4.24%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.54%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.69%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.85%) Avaya
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco
6 1 (0.85%) HP
6 1 (0.85%) SAP