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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 39 41 50
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing SOA 36 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 4.17% 2.93% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.23% 4.17% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £338 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £439 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+17.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+22.88% -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 Glasgow region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
688 456 601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 79.72% 70.37% 72.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 249 307
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 29 (56.86%) Java
2 27 (52.94%) Oracle
3 26 (50.98%) SQL
4 19 (37.25%) Finance
5 17 (33.33%) Oracle Database
6 15 (29.41%) Relational Database
6 15 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (29.41%) XML
7 14 (27.45%) OO
7 14 (27.45%) Spring
8 12 (23.53%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (21.57%) Web Services
10 10 (19.61%) UNIX
11 9 (17.65%) Linux
11 9 (17.65%) RDBMS
11 9 (17.65%) Hibernate
12 8 (15.69%) IBM
12 8 (15.69%) Middleware
12 8 (15.69%) SOAP
13 7 (13.73%) HTML
13 7 (13.73%) WebLogic
13 7 (13.73%) UML
13 7 (13.73%) JMS
13 7 (13.73%) Oracle Applications
13 7 (13.73%) Workflow
13 7 (13.73%) Oracle Workflow
13 7 (13.73%) Waterfall
14 6 (11.76%) R
14 6 (11.76%) REST
14 6 (11.76%) Oracle SOA Suite

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 7 (13.73%) WebLogic
1 7 (13.73%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (11.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (9.80%) Tomcat
4 4 (7.84%) GlassFish
5 3 (5.88%) WebSphere
5 3 (5.88%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (5.88%) Apache
6 2 (3.92%) WebSphere Process Server
6 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.92%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (3.92%) WebLogic Integration
6 2 (3.92%) Confluence
6 2 (3.92%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (3.92%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.96%) Alfresco
Business Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (11.76%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (7.84%) Oracle Payroll
3 4 (7.84%) Oracle HRMS
4 2 (3.92%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (3.92%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 15 (29.41%) Relational Database
3 12 (23.53%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (17.65%) RDBMS
5 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
6 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.92%) Ingres
7 2 (3.92%) MySQL
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Subversion
2 2 (3.92%) JIRA
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.96%) JUnit
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
General
1 19 (37.25%) Finance
2 6 (11.76%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 26 (50.98%) Developer
2 17 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 9 (17.65%) Designer
4 8 (15.69%) Consultant
4 8 (15.69%) Senior Developer
5 7 (13.73%) Technical Consultant
5 7 (13.73%) Oracle Consultant
5 7 (13.73%) Oracle Technical Consultant
5 7 (13.73%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
5 7 (13.73%) Oracle HR Consultant
5 7 (13.73%) Payroll Consultant
6 6 (11.76%) Solutions Designer
7 5 (9.80%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Developer
8 3 (5.88%) SOA Developer
8 3 (5.88%) SOA Designer
8 3 (5.88%) Architect
8 3 (5.88%) DBA
8 3 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (29.41%) XML
2 14 (27.45%) Spring
3 11 (21.57%) Web Services
4 9 (17.65%) Hibernate
5 8 (15.69%) Middleware
5 8 (15.69%) SOAP
6 7 (13.73%) HTML
6 7 (13.73%) JMS
7 6 (11.76%) JSON
7 6 (11.76%) REST
8 5 (9.80%) jQuery
8 5 (9.80%) .NET
8 5 (9.80%) J2EE
9 4 (7.84%) CSS
9 4 (7.84%) JSP
9 4 (7.84%) JSF
9 4 (7.84%) HTML5
9 4 (7.84%) Java EE
9 4 (7.84%) Apache Camel
10 3 (5.88%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (3.92%) Clustering
2 2 (3.92%) DataPower
2 2 (3.92%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.92%) User Experience
3 1 (1.96%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.96%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.96%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.61%) UNIX
2 9 (17.65%) Linux
3 6 (11.76%) Windows
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (27.45%) OO
3 7 (13.73%) UML
3 7 (13.73%) Workflow
3 7 (13.73%) Waterfall
4 6 (11.76%) ETL
5 5 (9.80%) BPEL
5 5 (9.80%) Unit Testing
5 5 (9.80%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (9.80%) Mentoring
6 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (7.84%) ITIL
6 4 (7.84%) E-business
6 4 (7.84%) MVC
7 3 (5.88%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.88%) Service Management
7 3 (5.88%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (5.88%) Document Management
7 3 (5.88%) Use Case
7 3 (5.88%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (56.86%) Java
2 26 (50.98%) SQL
3 6 (11.76%) Scala
3 6 (11.76%) R
3 6 (11.76%) C#
3 6 (11.76%) PL/SQL
4 4 (7.84%) C++
5 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.92%) Jython
6 2 (3.92%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 27 (52.94%) Oracle
2 8 (15.69%) IBM
3 5 (9.80%) JBoss
4 3 (5.88%) Sybase
4 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.92%) Kofax
5 2 (3.92%) Yahoo!
5 2 (3.92%) Google
5 2 (3.92%) Twitter
5 2 (3.92%) Kony
6 1 (1.96%) ForgeRock
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