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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 44 23 46
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +23
Contract jobs citing SOA 27 79 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.96% 5.25% 2.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.68% 6.38% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 59 17
Median daily rate £335 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.84% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
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
734 1239 1101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 80.39% 82.27% 76.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 615 612
Median daily rate £405 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.19% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 5
Median hourly rate £43.00 £19.02 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.07% -15.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.94 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.38 £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 60 (80.00%) Java
2 57 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (68.00%) Web Services
4 48 (64.00%) JBoss
5 46 (61.33%) Continuous Integration
6 44 (58.67%) Scrum
7 43 (57.33%) Java EE
7 43 (57.33%) XML
8 39 (52.00%) XSLT
9 37 (49.33%) Hibernate
10 35 (46.67%) TDD
10 35 (46.67%) SOAP
11 32 (42.67%) Oracle
11 32 (42.67%) JSF
11 32 (42.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 30 (40.00%) JPA
12 30 (40.00%) Eclipse
13 29 (38.67%) Maven
14 28 (37.33%) Subversion
14 28 (37.33%) HTML
15 27 (36.00%) Drools
15 27 (36.00%) RichFaces
16 25 (33.33%) jBPM
16 25 (33.33%) JMS
16 25 (33.33%) Open Source
16 25 (33.33%) Oracle Database
16 25 (33.33%) Open Source Development
17 22 (29.33%) Mentoring
18 21 (28.00%) SQL
19 20 (26.67%) Red Hat

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 48 (64.00%) JBoss
2 32 (42.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (5.33%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.67%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (18.67%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) LAN
1 1 (1.33%) SAN
1 1 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (1.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 5 (6.67%) Spatial Data
3 4 (5.33%) GIS
4 3 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.00%) QGIS
5 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.33%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (40.00%) Eclipse
2 29 (38.67%) Maven
3 28 (37.33%) Subversion
4 10 (13.33%) SoapUI
5 9 (12.00%) JIRA
6 7 (9.33%) Git (software)
7 5 (6.67%) Jenkins
7 5 (6.67%) JProfiler
8 3 (4.00%) Flyway
9 2 (2.67%) LoadRunner
9 2 (2.67%) Selenium
10 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (5.33%) Finance
2 2 (2.67%) Banking
2 2 (2.67%) Retail
3 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (73.33%) Developer
2 50 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 11 (14.67%) Architect
4 10 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 10 (13.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (10.67%) Developer in Test
6 6 (8.00%) Integration Developer
6 6 (8.00%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.00%) Applications Architect
7 3 (4.00%) Java Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.67%) Administrator
8 2 (2.67%) Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Consultant
8 2 (2.67%) Data Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Data Business Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (2.67%) Java Consultant
8 2 (2.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (68.00%) Web Services
2 43 (57.33%) Java EE
2 43 (57.33%) XML
3 39 (52.00%) XSLT
4 37 (49.33%) Hibernate
5 35 (46.67%) SOAP
6 32 (42.67%) JSF
7 30 (40.00%) JPA
8 28 (37.33%) HTML
9 27 (36.00%) Drools
9 27 (36.00%) RichFaces
10 25 (33.33%) jBPM
10 25 (33.33%) JMS
11 15 (20.00%) XSD
12 7 (9.33%) Spring
12 7 (9.33%) Spring Batch
13 6 (8.00%) J2EE
14 5 (6.67%) AngularJS
14 5 (6.67%) Apache CXF
14 5 (6.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.67%) Data Integration
1 2 (2.67%) Reference Data
2 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (1.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.67%) Linux
1 2 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (61.33%) Continuous Integration
3 44 (58.67%) Scrum
4 35 (46.67%) TDD
5 25 (33.33%) Open Source
5 25 (33.33%) Open Source Development
6 22 (29.33%) Mentoring
7 20 (26.67%) Coaching
8 9 (12.00%) Defect Management
8 9 (12.00%) Kanban
8 9 (12.00%) User Stories
9 7 (9.33%) Data Modelling
10 6 (8.00%) Microservices
10 6 (8.00%) Use Case
11 5 (6.67%) Application Performance Monitoring
11 5 (6.67%) BPMN
11 5 (6.67%) Logical Data Model
11 5 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (6.67%) UML
12 4 (5.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 60 (80.00%) Java
2 21 (28.00%) SQL
3 15 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (13.33%) PL/SQL
4 10 (13.33%) Python
5 9 (12.00%) C
6 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.33%) BC Cleared
2 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) Ansible
2 2 (2.67%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (2.67%) OpenView
Vendors
1 32 (42.67%) Oracle
2 20 (26.67%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.67%) Apigee
3 2 (2.67%) HP
3 2 (2.67%) IBM
3 2 (2.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.67%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.33%) RedGate