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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 39 50 49
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Contract jobs citing SOA 30 19 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 3.36% 2.77% 3.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.07% 3.68% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 23
Average daily rate
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£450 £348 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.49% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £388 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £423 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.95% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £46.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-21.19% +35.29%
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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 Glasgow region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
737 516 666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 82.62% 75.11% 73.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 281 365
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 1 8
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £15.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.20 £15.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 21 April 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 38 (70.37%) Java
2 35 (64.81%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (44.44%) Finance
4 23 (42.59%) Spring
5 21 (38.89%) Oracle
6 19 (35.19%) SQL
7 17 (31.48%) Oracle Database
8 16 (29.63%) Hibernate
8 16 (29.63%) Web Services
9 12 (22.22%) ETL
10 11 (20.37%) XML
10 11 (20.37%) PL/SQL
10 11 (20.37%) Scrum
10 11 (20.37%) Relational Database
11 10 (18.52%) JavaScript
11 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
11 10 (18.52%) WebLogic
11 10 (18.52%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (16.67%) Banking
13 8 (14.81%) RDBMS
13 8 (14.81%) Linux
14 7 (12.96%) Oracle Database 10g
14 7 (12.96%) UML
14 7 (12.96%) OO
14 7 (12.96%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (12.96%) UNIX
14 7 (12.96%) Windows
14 7 (12.96%) .NET
14 7 (12.96%) JSON
14 7 (12.96%) Performance Testing

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 10 (18.52%) WebLogic
2 7 (12.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (11.11%) Adobe CQ
4 5 (9.26%) GlassFish
5 4 (7.41%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (3.70%) CMS
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (1.85%) AquaLogic
7 1 (1.85%) IIS
7 1 (1.85%) JBoss
7 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.85%) AquaLogic BPM
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) Network Security
2 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.85%) IPv4
2 1 (1.85%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (31.48%) Oracle Database
2 11 (20.37%) Relational Database
3 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
3 10 (18.52%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (14.81%) RDBMS
5 7 (12.96%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (12.96%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (9.26%) MySQL
7 4 (7.41%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (1.85%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (7.41%) Maven
3 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.56%) Ant
3 3 (5.56%) Selenium
3 3 (5.56%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.85%) Hudson
4 1 (1.85%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.85%) JDeveloper
4 1 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 24 (44.44%) Finance
2 9 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (40.74%) Designer
2 19 (35.19%) Solutions Designer
3 17 (31.48%) Developer
4 10 (18.52%) Senior Designer
5 8 (14.81%) Analyst
6 7 (12.96%) Test Analyst
7 5 (9.26%) Java Developer
7 5 (9.26%) Technical Leader
8 4 (7.41%) Lead Designer
9 3 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
9 3 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) Data Integration Developer
9 3 (5.56%) SOA Designer
9 3 (5.56%) Automation Analyst
10 2 (3.70%) Software Developer
10 2 (3.70%) Technical Developer
10 2 (3.70%) .NET Developer
10 2 (3.70%) Web Analyst
10 2 (3.70%) Web Test Analyst
10 2 (3.70%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (42.59%) Spring
2 16 (29.63%) Web Services
2 16 (29.63%) Hibernate
3 11 (20.37%) XML
4 7 (12.96%) .NET
4 7 (12.96%) JSON
5 6 (11.11%) CSS
6 5 (9.26%) JSP
6 5 (9.26%) Oracle ADF
6 5 (9.26%) Java EE
6 5 (9.26%) jQuery
6 5 (9.26%) JRuby
6 5 (9.26%) Java EE 5
6 5 (9.26%) Apache Camel
7 3 (5.56%) RESTful
7 3 (5.56%) HTML
7 3 (5.56%) SOAP
7 3 (5.56%) XML Schema
7 3 (5.56%) Middleware
8 2 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Data Integration
2 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.70%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.85%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) User Experience
4 1 (1.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.81%) Linux
2 7 (12.96%) UNIX
2 7 (12.96%) Windows
3 5 (9.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (64.81%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (22.22%) ETL
3 11 (20.37%) Scrum
4 7 (12.96%) Performance Testing
4 7 (12.96%) UML
4 7 (12.96%) OO
5 6 (11.11%) OOD
5 6 (11.11%) TDD
5 6 (11.11%) Supplier Management
5 6 (11.11%) Waterfall
6 5 (9.26%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (9.26%) Mentoring
6 5 (9.26%) Use Case
6 5 (9.26%) Data Modelling
7 3 (5.56%) BDD
7 3 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.70%) Security Testing
8 2 (3.70%) OWASP
8 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Content Management
8 2 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 38 (70.37%) Java
2 19 (35.19%) SQL
3 11 (20.37%) PL/SQL
4 10 (18.52%) JavaScript
5 5 (9.26%) C#
5 5 (9.26%) Jython
5 5 (9.26%) Groovy
6 4 (7.41%) C++
7 3 (5.56%) Python
7 3 (5.56%) XPath
8 2 (3.70%) Ruby
8 2 (3.70%) C
8 2 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (38.89%) Oracle
2 3 (5.56%) IBM
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.85%) Adobe
3 1 (1.85%) BEA