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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 16 55 19
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -36
Contract jobs citing SOA 118 27 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.33% 2.03% 6.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.23% 2.54% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 13 35
Average daily rate £380 £420 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £375 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £627 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £466 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.61% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -
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
1154 1062 844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.50% 79.79% 73.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 590 434
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Average hourly rate £19.02 £28.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.26% +107.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £22.50 £13.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £47.50 £14.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 112 (70.00%) Java
2 97 (60.63%) JBoss
3 76 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (43.75%) Java EE
5 59 (36.88%) Scrum
6 58 (36.25%) XML
7 51 (31.88%) TDD
7 51 (31.88%) JSF
8 48 (30.00%) Hibernate
8 48 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (29.38%) Eclipse
10 46 (28.75%) XSLT
11 45 (28.13%) JProfiler
12 43 (26.88%) Apache CXF
12 43 (26.88%) Oracle
13 42 (26.25%) Performance Monitoring
13 42 (26.25%) Application Performance Monitoring
14 41 (25.63%) BPMN
15 39 (24.38%) OO
15 39 (24.38%) UML
16 38 (23.75%) Drools
17 37 (23.13%) Use Case
18 36 (22.50%) JPA
19 35 (21.88%) Data Modelling
20 33 (20.63%) Web Services
21 31 (19.38%) RichFaces
21 31 (19.38%) Logical Data Model
22 28 (17.50%) J2EE
23 27 (16.88%) Spring
24 23 (14.38%) Relational Database

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 97 (60.63%) JBoss
2 14 (8.75%) WebSphere
3 13 (8.13%) Tomcat
3 13 (8.13%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.25%) Apache
5 1 (0.63%) Captiva
5 1 (0.63%) Node.js
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (8.13%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.38%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.88%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.25%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.63%) MySQL
4 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 47 (29.38%) Eclipse
2 45 (28.13%) JProfiler
3 12 (7.50%) JIRA
3 12 (7.50%) Selenium
3 12 (7.50%) SoapUI
4 11 (6.88%) Firebug
4 11 (6.88%) Maven
5 5 (3.13%) Ant
6 2 (1.25%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.63%) Subversion
7 1 (0.63%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (7.50%) Banking
1 12 (7.50%) Finance
2 8 (5.00%) Law
3 6 (3.75%) Retail
4 4 (2.50%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Advertising
5 1 (0.63%) Back Office
5 1 (0.63%) German Language
5 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (41.25%) Developer
2 60 (37.50%) Architect
3 54 (33.75%) Java Developer
4 38 (23.75%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (8.13%) Senior Developer
6 12 (7.50%) Agile Developer
6 12 (7.50%) Agile Java Developer
6 12 (7.50%) Senior Java Developer
7 11 (6.88%) Analyst
7 11 (6.88%) SOA Architect
8 10 (6.25%) Consultant
9 9 (5.63%) Integration Architect
9 9 (5.63%) Java Architect
9 9 (5.63%) Java Solutions Architect
9 9 (5.63%) Test Analyst
10 8 (5.00%) Applications Architect
10 8 (5.00%) Designer
10 8 (5.00%) XML Developer
11 7 (4.38%) Lead Architect
11 7 (4.38%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (43.75%) Java EE
2 58 (36.25%) XML
3 51 (31.88%) JSF
4 48 (30.00%) Hibernate
5 46 (28.75%) XSLT
6 43 (26.88%) Apache CXF
7 38 (23.75%) Drools
8 36 (22.50%) JPA
9 33 (20.63%) Web Services
10 31 (19.38%) RichFaces
11 28 (17.50%) J2EE
12 27 (16.88%) Spring
13 13 (8.13%) Middleware
14 12 (7.50%) RESTful
14 12 (7.50%) SOAP
15 10 (6.25%) jBPM
15 10 (6.25%) jQuery
16 7 (4.38%) .NET
17 5 (3.13%) Apache OpenJPA
18 3 (1.88%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.75%) DataPower
3 2 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.63%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (0.63%) Online Banking
4 1 (0.63%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.88%) Unix
2 5 (3.13%) Linux
3 1 (0.63%) AIX
3 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.63%) Windows
3 1 (0.63%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.63%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (36.88%) Scrum
3 51 (31.88%) TDD
4 48 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (26.25%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 42 (26.25%) Performance Monitoring
6 41 (25.63%) BPMN
7 39 (24.38%) OO
7 39 (24.38%) UML
8 37 (23.13%) Use Case
9 35 (21.88%) Data Modelling
10 31 (19.38%) Logical Data Model
11 22 (13.75%) SDLC
12 12 (7.50%) Defect Management
12 12 (7.50%) Kanban
12 12 (7.50%) Software Testing
12 12 (7.50%) User Stories
12 12 (7.50%) Waterfall
12 12 (7.50%) Workflow
13 11 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 112 (70.00%) Java
2 17 (10.63%) SQL
3 10 (6.25%) XPath
4 2 (1.25%) C
4 2 (1.25%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.25%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.63%) C#
5 1 (0.63%) C++
5 1 (0.63%) VB
5 1 (0.63%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (1.25%) SC Cleared
1 2 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (0.63%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 43 (26.88%) Oracle
2 20 (12.50%) IBM
3 11 (6.88%) Cognos
4 7 (4.38%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.13%) HP
6 2 (1.25%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.25%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.63%) Avaya
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco
7 1 (0.63%) hybris
7 1 (0.63%) Pega
7 1 (0.63%) SAP
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