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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 61 69 25
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -44
Contract jobs citing SOA 34 19 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.51% 1.32% 5.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 1.62% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 6 45
Median daily rate £360 £525 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £438 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £650 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £40.60 £43.25
% change year-on-year
+8.37% -6.12%
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
1123 1175 1027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 82.82% 81.43% 78.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 610 622
Median daily rate £400 £375 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 18
Median hourly rate £15.82 £18.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.51% -26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.52 £12.35 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 30 June 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 68 (67.33%) Java
2 62 (61.39%) JBoss
3 48 (47.52%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (42.57%) JSF
4 43 (42.57%) Hibernate
5 39 (38.61%) Oracle
5 39 (38.61%) Drools
6 38 (37.62%) Java EE
7 30 (29.70%) JPA
8 28 (27.72%) RichFaces
9 27 (26.73%) Apache CXF
9 27 (26.73%) Web Services
9 27 (26.73%) XML
9 27 (26.73%) UML
10 26 (25.74%) XSLT
10 26 (25.74%) Scrum
11 25 (24.75%) BPMN
12 24 (23.76%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (23.76%) SOAP
12 24 (23.76%) Eclipse
13 23 (22.77%) TDD
14 21 (20.79%) Spring
14 21 (20.79%) jBPM
14 21 (20.79%) Data Modelling
15 20 (19.80%) OO
15 20 (19.80%) Maven
15 20 (19.80%) Use Case
15 20 (19.80%) Logical Data Model
16 17 (16.83%) Open Source
16 17 (16.83%) J2EE

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 62 (61.39%) JBoss
2 9 (8.91%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.95%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.96%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.98%) CMS
6 1 (0.99%) Apache
6 1 (0.99%) Captiva
6 1 (0.99%) CICS
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (7.92%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.99%) Exstream
2 1 (0.99%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.93%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.99%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.98%) LDAP
2 1 (0.99%) LAN
2 1 (0.99%) SAN
2 1 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.99%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.86%) Relational Database
2 8 (7.92%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.98%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.99%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.99%) DB2
4 1 (0.99%) GIS
4 1 (0.99%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.99%) MySQL
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.99%) Spatial Data
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (23.76%) Eclipse
2 20 (19.80%) Maven
3 13 (12.87%) JProfiler
4 11 (10.89%) Subversion
5 9 (8.91%) JIRA
6 8 (7.92%) SoapUI
7 5 (4.95%) Selenium
8 3 (2.97%) Ant
8 3 (2.97%) Firebug
9 2 (1.98%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.98%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.99%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (10.89%) Banking
2 9 (8.91%) Finance
3 4 (3.96%) Law
4 1 (0.99%) German Language
4 1 (0.99%) Retail
4 1 (0.99%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (41.58%) Architect
2 39 (38.61%) Developer
3 32 (31.68%) Java Developer
4 31 (30.69%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (8.91%) SOA Architect
6 8 (7.92%) Java Architect
6 8 (7.92%) Java Solutions Architect
6 8 (7.92%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.93%) Senior Java Developer
7 7 (6.93%) Technical Architect
8 6 (5.94%) Integration Architect
9 5 (4.95%) Designer
9 5 (4.95%) Solutions Designer
10 4 (3.96%) Analyst
11 3 (2.97%) Environment Manager
11 3 (2.97%) Non-Functional Tester
11 3 (2.97%) Portal Developer
11 3 (2.97%) Test Analyst
11 3 (2.97%) Tester
12 2 (1.98%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (42.57%) Hibernate
1 43 (42.57%) JSF
2 39 (38.61%) Drools
3 38 (37.62%) Java EE
4 30 (29.70%) JPA
5 28 (27.72%) RichFaces
6 27 (26.73%) Apache CXF
6 27 (26.73%) Web Services
6 27 (26.73%) XML
7 26 (25.74%) XSLT
8 24 (23.76%) SOAP
9 21 (20.79%) jBPM
9 21 (20.79%) Spring
10 17 (16.83%) J2EE
11 12 (11.88%) HTML
11 12 (11.88%) jQuery
11 12 (11.88%) RESTful
12 9 (8.91%) Middleware
13 7 (6.93%) .NET
14 6 (5.94%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.96%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.97%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.98%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.99%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.99%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.97%) Linux
1 3 (2.97%) Unix
2 1 (0.99%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (47.52%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (26.73%) UML
3 26 (25.74%) Scrum
4 25 (24.75%) BPMN
5 24 (23.76%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (22.77%) TDD
7 21 (20.79%) Data Modelling
8 20 (19.80%) Logical Data Model
8 20 (19.80%) OO
8 20 (19.80%) Use Case
9 17 (16.83%) Open Source
10 14 (13.86%) TOGAF
11 13 (12.87%) User Stories
11 13 (12.87%) Wireframes
12 12 (11.88%) Application Performance Monitoring
12 12 (11.88%) Mentoring
12 12 (11.88%) Performance Monitoring
13 11 (10.89%) Open Source Development
13 11 (10.89%) Workflow
14 9 (8.91%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 68 (67.33%) Java
2 16 (15.84%) SQL
3 6 (5.94%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.96%) PL/SQL
4 4 (3.96%) Python
5 3 (2.97%) C
6 1 (0.99%) C#
6 1 (0.99%) C++
6 1 (0.99%) COBOL
6 1 (0.99%) JCL
6 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.99%) VB
6 1 (0.99%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.96%) COBIT
2 3 (2.97%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.97%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.99%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 39 (38.61%) Oracle
2 10 (9.90%) IBM
3 6 (5.94%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.96%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.98%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.99%) Avaya
6 1 (0.99%) Cisco
6 1 (0.99%) HP
6 1 (0.99%) RedGate
6 1 (0.99%) SAP