The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 28 39 43
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +4
Contract jobs citing SOA 30 28 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 4.86% 3.62% 3.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.26% 4.46% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 11
Average daily rate £300 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £400 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £451 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £35.35
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -0.99%
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 Glasgow region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
479 628 479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 77.63% 81.24% 78.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 382 235
Average daily rate £330 £376 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.11% +7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £280 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 8
Average hourly rate £33.36 £15.77 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.50% +5.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.10 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.41 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Glasgow region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 25 (47.17%) Java
1 25 (47.17%) Web Services
2 23 (43.40%) Middleware
2 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (39.62%) SQL
4 17 (32.08%) Finance
5 15 (28.30%) Banking
6 13 (24.53%) IBM
7 12 (22.64%) XML
8 11 (20.75%) DataPower
9 10 (18.87%) SOAP
9 10 (18.87%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (18.87%) EAI
9 10 (18.87%) REST
9 10 (18.87%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (16.98%) Automation Testing
10 9 (16.98%) UML
10 9 (16.98%) Oracle
10 9 (16.98%) Performance Testing
10 9 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (15.09%) Maven
11 8 (15.09%) Data Mart
11 8 (15.09%) TDD
11 8 (15.09%) Unix
11 8 (15.09%) JBoss
11 8 (15.09%) Docker
11 8 (15.09%) Microservices
12 7 (13.21%) MuleSoft
12 7 (13.21%) DevOps
12 7 (13.21%) WinSCP

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 8 (15.09%) JBoss
2 7 (13.21%) MQSeries
2 7 (13.21%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 5 (9.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (9.43%) WebSphere
4 3 (5.66%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (3.77%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (3.77%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) PaaS
2 6 (11.32%) IaaS
3 2 (3.77%) SaaS
4 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) FTP
1 7 (13.21%) HTTP
1 7 (13.21%) HTTPS
1 7 (13.21%) WinSCP
2 1 (1.89%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.87%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (15.09%) Data Mart
3 7 (13.21%) Oracle Database
4 6 (11.32%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 6 (11.32%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.89%) Big Data
6 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.89%) MySQL
6 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) Maven
2 7 (13.21%) ClearCase
2 7 (13.21%) FitNesse
2 7 (13.21%) JBehave
2 7 (13.21%) XMLSpy
3 4 (7.55%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.66%) Bitbucket
4 3 (5.66%) Eclipse
4 3 (5.66%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.66%) Gradle
4 3 (5.66%) JUnit
4 3 (5.66%) Mockito
4 3 (5.66%) StarTeam
4 3 (5.66%) Subversion
5 2 (3.77%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle APEX
General
1 17 (32.08%) Finance
2 15 (28.30%) Banking
3 4 (7.55%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.77%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Architect
2 10 (18.87%) Analyst
2 10 (18.87%) Test Analyst
3 8 (15.09%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (15.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 7 (13.21%) Designer
4 7 (13.21%) Developer
5 6 (11.32%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (11.32%) Solutions Designer
6 5 (9.43%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Java Architect
6 5 (9.43%) SOA Designer
6 5 (9.43%) SOA Solution Designer
6 5 (9.43%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Technical Test Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Java Developer
8 3 (5.66%) TIBCO Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (47.17%) Web Services
2 23 (43.40%) Middleware
3 12 (22.64%) XML
4 10 (18.87%) REST
4 10 (18.87%) SOAP
5 7 (13.21%) EDI
5 7 (13.21%) JMS
5 7 (13.21%) JSON
5 7 (13.21%) WSDL
5 7 (13.21%) XSD
5 7 (13.21%) XSL
5 7 (13.21%) XSLT
6 5 (9.43%) Hibernate
6 5 (9.43%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (9.43%) Spring
7 4 (7.55%) J2EE
8 3 (5.66%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (5.66%) Apache Camel
8 3 (5.66%) JAX-RS
8 3 (5.66%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) DataPower
2 7 (13.21%) SWIFT
3 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (5.66%) User Experience
5 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.09%) Unix
2 6 (11.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.87%) EAI
2 10 (18.87%) Non-Functional Testing
3 9 (16.98%) Automation Testing
3 9 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (16.98%) Performance Testing
3 9 (16.98%) UML
4 8 (15.09%) Microservices
4 8 (15.09%) TDD
5 7 (13.21%) API Design
5 7 (13.21%) Defect Tracking
5 7 (13.21%) DevOps
6 6 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (11.32%) Data Mapping
6 6 (11.32%) Scrum
7 5 (9.43%) Configuration Management
7 5 (9.43%) Content Management
7 5 (9.43%) Network Design
7 5 (9.43%) TOGAF
7 5 (9.43%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 25 (47.17%) Java
2 21 (39.62%) SQL
3 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.89%) Groovy
4 1 (1.89%) Jython
4 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) HL7
1 7 (13.21%) SEPA
2 2 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 8 (15.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (9.43%) Ansible
2 5 (9.43%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (9.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (24.53%) IBM
2 9 (16.98%) Oracle
3 7 (13.21%) HP
3 7 (13.21%) MuleSoft
3 7 (13.21%) Remedy
4 3 (5.66%) TIBCO
5 2 (3.77%) PayPal
5 2 (3.77%) Talend
6 1 (1.89%) Pega