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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 65 21 42
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +21
Contract jobs citing SOA 28 70 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.63% 5.83% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 7.41% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 43 19
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £322 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.25 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +22.88%
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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
1348 945 816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 78.55% 78.75% 73.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 520 383
Average daily rate £400 £400 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.77 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.45% -27.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £5.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.38 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 24 (57.14%) Java
2 15 (35.71%) JBoss
3 13 (30.95%) OO
3 13 (30.95%) UML
4 11 (26.19%) XML
4 11 (26.19%) Oracle
4 11 (26.19%) Data Modelling
4 11 (26.19%) Use Case
4 11 (26.19%) Logical Data Model
5 10 (23.81%) JPA
5 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (21.43%) TDD
6 9 (21.43%) Scrum
6 9 (21.43%) XSLT
6 9 (21.43%) Java EE
7 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (19.05%) Application Performance Monitoring
7 8 (19.05%) JProfiler
7 8 (19.05%) Performance Monitoring
7 8 (19.05%) Relational Database
7 8 (19.05%) Eclipse
8 7 (16.67%) Finance
8 7 (16.67%) DataPower
9 6 (14.29%) Banking
9 6 (14.29%) IBM
10 5 (11.90%) J2EE
10 5 (11.90%) Hibernate
10 5 (11.90%) Middleware
11 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (9.52%) Web Services

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 15 (35.71%) JBoss
2 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Office
1 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Firewall
1 2 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.38%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Eclipse
1 8 (19.05%) JProfiler
2 3 (7.14%) Selenium
3 2 (4.76%) Maven
4 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Law
4 1 (2.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Architect
2 15 (35.71%) Developer
3 14 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (23.81%) Java Developer
5 6 (14.29%) Designer
6 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (2.38%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Applications Architect
7 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Middleware Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
7 1 (2.38%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (2.38%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.38%) Solutions Designer
7 1 (2.38%) Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) XML
2 10 (23.81%) JPA
3 9 (21.43%) Java EE
3 9 (21.43%) XSLT
4 5 (11.90%) J2EE
4 5 (11.90%) Middleware
4 5 (11.90%) Hibernate
5 4 (9.52%) Apache CXF
5 4 (9.52%) Web Services
6 3 (7.14%) REST
6 3 (7.14%) JSF
6 3 (7.14%) Drools
7 2 (4.76%) SOAP
7 2 (4.76%) OAuth
8 1 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (2.38%) RESTful
8 1 (2.38%) RichFaces
8 1 (2.38%) HTML5
8 1 (2.38%) HTML
8 1 (2.38%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) DataPower
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) CESG
4 1 (2.38%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) OO
1 13 (30.95%) UML
2 11 (26.19%) Data Modelling
2 11 (26.19%) Use Case
2 11 (26.19%) Logical Data Model
3 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (21.43%) TDD
4 9 (21.43%) Scrum
5 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (19.05%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 8 (19.05%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.76%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (4.76%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.76%) Automated Testing
7 2 (4.76%) Security Architecture
7 2 (4.76%) Black-Box Testing
7 2 (4.76%) SABSA
8 1 (2.38%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 24 (57.14%) Java
2 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Oracle
2 6 (14.29%) IBM
3 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 3 (7.14%) VMware
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (2.38%) CA
5 1 (2.38%) Hyperion
5 1 (2.38%) Veritas
5 1 (2.38%) Adobe