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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 41 58 26
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -32
Contract jobs citing SOA 40 32 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.87% 1.88% 5.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.78% 2.28% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 18 41
Median daily rate £340 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £350 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £435
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.84% +10.00%
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
836 1406 922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 80.93% 82.42% 76.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 744 534
Median daily rate £388 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £501 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 10
Median hourly rate £43.00 £15.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+177.41% -1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.41 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.38 £31.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +26.94%

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 24 September 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 56 (78.87%) Java
2 55 (77.46%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (71.83%) Web Services
4 50 (70.42%) JBoss
5 42 (59.15%) Java EE
6 41 (57.75%) Hibernate
6 41 (57.75%) XML
7 40 (56.34%) SOAP
7 40 (56.34%) Continuous Integration
8 39 (54.93%) XSLT
9 38 (53.52%) Scrum
10 37 (52.11%) JSF
11 35 (49.30%) Oracle
12 32 (45.07%) Maven
12 32 (45.07%) TDD
12 32 (45.07%) Drools
13 31 (43.66%) Subversion
14 30 (42.25%) RichFaces
14 30 (42.25%) HTML
15 29 (40.85%) Eclipse
15 29 (40.85%) jBPM
16 28 (39.44%) Open Source
16 28 (39.44%) JPA
16 28 (39.44%) Open Source Development
17 25 (35.21%) Oracle Database
17 25 (35.21%) SQL
18 24 (33.80%) JMS
19 23 (32.39%) Mentoring
20 21 (29.58%) Coaching
21 15 (21.13%) User Stories

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 50 (70.42%) JBoss
2 6 (8.45%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.23%) CMS
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (18.31%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) IBM Blueworks
1 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) LDAP
2 1 (1.41%) LAN
2 1 (1.41%) SAN
2 1 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (35.21%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.82%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.82%) Spatial Data
4 1 (1.41%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.41%) GIS
4 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (45.07%) Maven
2 31 (43.66%) Subversion
3 29 (40.85%) Eclipse
4 12 (16.90%) SoapUI
5 11 (15.49%) JIRA
6 3 (4.23%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.23%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.23%) Selenium
7 1 (1.41%) JProfiler
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (7.04%) Finance
2 1 (1.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (74.65%) Developer
2 49 (69.01%) Java Developer
3 12 (16.90%) Senior Developer
3 12 (16.90%) Senior Java Developer
4 8 (11.27%) Developer in Test
5 7 (9.86%) Architect
6 6 (8.45%) Integration Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.23%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.82%) Applications Architect
8 2 (2.82%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Data Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Designer
8 2 (2.82%) Development Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) HTML Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.82%) Solutions Designer
8 2 (2.82%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (71.83%) Web Services
2 42 (59.15%) Java EE
3 41 (57.75%) Hibernate
3 41 (57.75%) XML
4 40 (56.34%) SOAP
5 39 (54.93%) XSLT
6 37 (52.11%) JSF
7 32 (45.07%) Drools
8 30 (42.25%) HTML
8 30 (42.25%) RichFaces
9 29 (40.85%) jBPM
10 28 (39.44%) JPA
11 24 (33.80%) JMS
12 13 (18.31%) XSD
13 12 (16.90%) Spring
14 9 (12.68%) J2EE
15 7 (9.86%) Spring Batch
16 6 (8.45%) Servlets
17 5 (7.04%) jQuery
17 5 (7.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.82%) Data Integration
2 2 (2.82%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.82%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.41%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (1.41%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (77.46%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (56.34%) Continuous Integration
3 38 (53.52%) Scrum
4 32 (45.07%) TDD
5 28 (39.44%) Open Source
5 28 (39.44%) Open Source Development
6 23 (32.39%) Mentoring
7 21 (29.58%) Coaching
8 15 (21.13%) User Stories
9 11 (15.49%) Defect Management
9 11 (15.49%) Kanban
10 4 (5.63%) BPMN
10 4 (5.63%) Front End Development
10 4 (5.63%) Microservices
10 4 (5.63%) SDLC
10 4 (5.63%) Use Case
11 3 (4.23%) Analytics
11 3 (4.23%) Enterprise Architecture
11 3 (4.23%) Responsive Web Design
11 3 (4.23%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 56 (78.87%) Java
2 25 (35.21%) SQL
3 14 (19.72%) JavaScript
4 11 (15.49%) Python
5 10 (14.08%) C
5 10 (14.08%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 35 (49.30%) Oracle
2 14 (19.72%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.41%) IBM
4 1 (1.41%) RedGate