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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 26 46 46
Rank change year-on-year
+20 0
Contract jobs citing SOA 62 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.17% 2.20% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.94% 3.08% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 18 9
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£425 £411 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.34% -13.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £396 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+27.11% -8.09%
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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
893 812 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.42% 71.35% 68.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 385 353
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £279 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £521 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 20
Average hourly rate £15.77 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £34.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 118 (88.06%) Java
2 92 (68.66%) JBoss
3 68 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (35.07%) Java EE
5 46 (34.33%) Maven
5 46 (34.33%) JSF
6 38 (28.36%) TDD
7 37 (27.61%) Hibernate
8 33 (24.63%) Oracle
9 32 (23.88%) Scrum
10 30 (22.39%) XML
11 29 (21.64%) HTML
12 27 (20.15%) Web Services
12 27 (20.15%) Apache CXF
13 24 (17.91%) OO
13 24 (17.91%) Eclipse
13 24 (17.91%) Use Case
14 23 (17.16%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (17.16%) XSLT
15 22 (16.42%) BPMN
16 21 (15.67%) JPA
16 21 (15.67%) Performance Monitoring
16 21 (15.67%) Relational Database
17 20 (14.93%) UML
18 19 (14.18%) Spring
19 18 (13.43%) Drools
19 18 (13.43%) Data Modelling
20 16 (11.94%) JavaScript
21 15 (11.19%) J2EE
21 15 (11.19%) RichFaces

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 4 (2.99%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.24%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.24%) GlassFish
2 3 (2.24%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.49%) Apache
3 2 (1.49%) CMS
4 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (0.75%) PegaRULES
4 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 12 (8.96%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (3.73%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.24%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.75%) Internet
1 1 (0.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.67%) Relational Database
2 12 (8.96%) Oracle Database
3 8 (5.97%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.99%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.24%) Pentaho
6 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 46 (34.33%) Maven
2 24 (17.91%) Eclipse
3 14 (10.45%) Selenium
4 10 (7.46%) Jenkins
5 9 (6.72%) JProfiler
6 5 (3.73%) Visual Studio
6 5 (3.73%) Subversion
7 2 (1.49%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.49%) Rational Application Developer
7 2 (1.49%) Gradle
8 1 (0.75%) T4 Templates
8 1 (0.75%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.75%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.75%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.75%) FxCop
8 1 (0.75%) Ant
8 1 (0.75%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.75%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (7.46%) Finance
2 6 (4.48%) Banking
3 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 66 (49.25%) Developer
2 50 (37.31%) Java Developer
3 25 (18.66%) Architect
4 22 (16.42%) Designer
5 15 (11.19%) Solutions Architect
6 14 (10.45%) Technical Leader
7 13 (9.70%) Senior Developer
8 12 (8.96%) Senior Java Developer
9 10 (7.46%) Java Architect
9 10 (7.46%) UI Developer
9 10 (7.46%) UI Programmer
10 7 (5.22%) Senior Architect
10 7 (5.22%) Applications Architect
11 6 (4.48%) Junior
11 6 (4.48%) Junior Architect
12 5 (3.73%) Java Applications Architect
12 5 (3.73%) Junior Java Architect
12 5 (3.73%) Senior Solutions Architect
13 4 (2.99%) Solutions Designer
13 4 (2.99%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (35.07%) Java EE
2 46 (34.33%) JSF
3 37 (27.61%) Hibernate
4 30 (22.39%) XML
5 29 (21.64%) HTML
6 27 (20.15%) Web Services
6 27 (20.15%) Apache CXF
7 23 (17.16%) XSLT
8 21 (15.67%) JPA
9 19 (14.18%) Spring
10 18 (13.43%) Drools
11 15 (11.19%) J2EE
11 15 (11.19%) RichFaces
12 13 (9.70%) OSGi
12 13 (9.70%) JSR 286
12 13 (9.70%) JSP
12 13 (9.70%) XHTML
13 12 (8.96%) Servlets
13 12 (8.96%) jBPM
14 11 (8.21%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.97%) Open Source
2 2 (1.49%) SWIFT
2 2 (1.49%) Mobile App
2 2 (1.49%) GIS
2 2 (1.49%) Device Driver
2 2 (1.49%) Computer Science
2 2 (1.49%) DataPower
3 1 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
3 1 (0.75%) Credit Risk
3 1 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.99%) UNIX
2 3 (2.24%) Linux
3 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.75%) Windows
3 1 (0.75%) AIX
3 1 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (28.36%) TDD
3 32 (23.88%) Scrum
4 24 (17.91%) OO
4 24 (17.91%) Use Case
5 23 (17.16%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (16.42%) BPMN
7 21 (15.67%) Performance Monitoring
8 20 (14.93%) UML
9 18 (13.43%) Data Modelling
10 12 (8.96%) Workflow
11 11 (8.21%) Mentoring
12 8 (5.97%) Waterfall
12 8 (5.97%) OOD
13 6 (4.48%) ETL
13 6 (4.48%) Test Automation
14 4 (2.99%) EAI
15 3 (2.24%) Business Intelligence
15 3 (2.24%) Project Management
16 2 (1.49%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (88.06%) Java
2 16 (11.94%) JavaScript
3 14 (10.45%) SQL
4 5 (3.73%) C#
5 4 (2.99%) Groovy
5 4 (2.99%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.24%) Ruby
7 2 (1.49%) Jython
8 1 (0.75%) Scala
8 1 (0.75%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 1 (0.75%) Python
8 1 (0.75%) XQuery
8 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.75%) Perl
8 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 2 (1.49%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.75%) SLA
1 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) Data Guard
1 1 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (0.75%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 92 (68.66%) JBoss
2 33 (24.63%) Oracle
3 5 (3.73%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.99%) IBM
5 2 (1.49%) Chordiant
5 2 (1.49%) Genesys
6 1 (0.75%) CA
6 1 (0.75%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.75%) HP