The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 26 62 34
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -28
Contract jobs citing SOA 153 68 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.00% 2.50% 4.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.50% 3.16% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 44 52
Average daily rate £380 £425 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +22.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £375 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £493 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £451 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £35.35
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -0.99%
SOA
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2040 2152 1734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.06% 79.21% 74.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1093 1223 865
Average daily rate £380 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £285 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 32
Average hourly rate £33.71 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.19% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

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

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Scotland region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +33 114 £380 -12.64% 9
Glasgow +11 30 £300 -29.41% 5
West Lothian +4 5 £388 -8.28%
Stirling +3 1 £340 -24.44%
Inverclyde - 1 £475 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 146 (63.20%) Java
2 105 (45.45%) JBoss
3 104 (45.02%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (32.03%) XML
5 72 (31.17%) Scrum
6 70 (30.30%) Java EE
7 64 (27.71%) TDD
8 60 (25.97%) Web Services
9 58 (25.11%) Oracle
10 56 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
11 54 (23.38%) XSLT
11 54 (23.38%) Hibernate
12 52 (22.51%) JSF
13 51 (22.08%) Eclipse
14 49 (21.21%) UML
15 48 (20.78%) SQL
16 44 (19.05%) Apache CXF
16 44 (19.05%) JProfiler
17 42 (18.18%) BPMN
18 41 (17.75%) Performance Monitoring
18 41 (17.75%) Application Performance Monitoring
19 40 (17.32%) OO
20 39 (16.88%) Data Modelling
20 39 (16.88%) Drools
20 39 (16.88%) Use Case
21 36 (15.58%) JPA
21 36 (15.58%) Middleware
22 34 (14.72%) IBM
23 33 (14.29%) Finance
23 33 (14.29%) J2EE

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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
1 105 (45.45%) JBoss
2 20 (8.66%) WebSphere
3 16 (6.93%) WebLogic
4 13 (5.63%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.03%) MQSeries
5 7 (3.03%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 6 (2.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.87%) Apache
9 1 (0.43%) Captiva
9 1 (0.43%) Node.js
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (1.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.87%) MS Office
2 2 (0.87%) PTC Creo
2 2 (0.87%) Siemens NX
3 1 (0.43%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.43%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (0.43%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 14 (6.06%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.73%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (1.30%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.87%) BigMachines
4 2 (0.87%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.87%) Primavera
5 1 (0.43%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.03%) PaaS
4 6 (2.60%) IaaS
5 2 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.03%) FTP
1 7 (3.03%) HTTP
1 7 (3.03%) HTTPS
1 7 (3.03%) WinSCP
2 1 (0.43%) Firewall
2 1 (0.43%) Internet
2 1 (0.43%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.26%) Relational Database
2 11 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (4.33%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.90%) Data Mart
5 7 (3.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 7 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.73%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.87%) MySQL
7 2 (0.87%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.87%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.43%) Big Data
8 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.43%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 51 (22.08%) Eclipse
2 44 (19.05%) JProfiler
3 21 (9.09%) Maven
4 14 (6.06%) Selenium
5 12 (5.19%) JIRA
5 12 (5.19%) SoapUI
6 11 (4.76%) Firebug
7 10 (4.33%) FitNesse
8 8 (3.46%) Ant
8 8 (3.46%) JBehave
9 7 (3.03%) ClearCase
9 7 (3.03%) Cucumber
9 7 (3.03%) XMLSpy
10 6 (2.60%) Subversion
11 4 (1.73%) Git (software)
11 4 (1.73%) Jenkins
11 4 (1.73%) StarTeam
12 3 (1.30%) Bitbucket
12 3 (1.30%) Gradle
12 3 (1.30%) Mockito
General
1 33 (14.29%) Finance
2 28 (12.12%) Banking
3 8 (3.46%) Law
4 6 (2.60%) Retail
5 5 (2.16%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.73%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.87%) Back Office
7 2 (0.87%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Advertising
8 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.43%) German Language
8 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 81 (35.06%) Architect
2 78 (33.77%) Developer
3 61 (26.41%) Java Developer
4 48 (20.78%) Solutions Architect
5 23 (9.96%) Analyst
6 20 (8.66%) Test Analyst
7 17 (7.36%) Designer
8 15 (6.49%) Java Architect
9 13 (5.63%) Senior Developer
9 13 (5.63%) SOA Architect
10 12 (5.19%) Agile Developer
10 12 (5.19%) Agile Java Developer
10 12 (5.19%) Senior Java Developer
11 11 (4.76%) Solutions Designer
12 10 (4.33%) Consultant
12 10 (4.33%) Integration Architect
13 9 (3.90%) Java Solutions Architect
13 9 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (3.90%) Senior Test Analyst
13 9 (3.90%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (32.03%) XML
2 70 (30.30%) Java EE
3 60 (25.97%) Web Services
4 54 (23.38%) Hibernate
4 54 (23.38%) XSLT
5 52 (22.51%) JSF
6 44 (19.05%) Apache CXF
7 39 (16.88%) Drools
8 36 (15.58%) JPA
8 36 (15.58%) Middleware
9 33 (14.29%) J2EE
9 33 (14.29%) Spring
10 32 (13.85%) RichFaces
11 22 (9.52%) SOAP
12 16 (6.93%) REST
13 14 (6.06%) RESTful
14 12 (5.19%) jQuery
15 10 (4.33%) jBPM
16 9 (3.90%) JSON
16 9 (3.90%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.36%) DataPower
2 12 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.33%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.03%) SWIFT
5 4 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.73%) User Experience
6 2 (0.87%) Reference Data
6 2 (0.87%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.43%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.23%) Unix
2 11 (4.76%) Linux
3 1 (0.43%) AIX
3 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.43%) Windows
3 1 (0.43%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.43%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (45.02%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (31.17%) Scrum
3 64 (27.71%) TDD
4 56 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
5 49 (21.21%) UML
6 42 (18.18%) BPMN
7 41 (17.75%) Application Performance Monitoring
7 41 (17.75%) Performance Monitoring
8 40 (17.32%) OO
9 39 (16.88%) Data Modelling
9 39 (16.88%) Use Case
10 32 (13.85%) SDLC
11 31 (13.42%) Logical Data Model
12 17 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (6.93%) Microservices
13 16 (6.93%) Non-Functional Testing
14 15 (6.49%) Migration
15 14 (6.06%) User Stories
15 14 (6.06%) Workflow
16 13 (5.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 146 (63.20%) Java
2 48 (20.78%) SQL
3 12 (5.19%) XPath
4 7 (3.03%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.73%) C
5 4 (1.73%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.30%) C++
7 1 (0.43%) Ada
7 1 (0.43%) C#
7 1 (0.43%) Groovy
7 1 (0.43%) Jython
7 1 (0.43%) VB
7 1 (0.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (2.16%) SC Cleared
1 5 (2.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.03%) HL7
1 7 (3.03%) SEPA
2 4 (1.73%) QA
3 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.87%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.87%) EMIR
System Software
1 8 (3.46%) Docker
2 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (4.33%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.16%) Ansible
2 5 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.16%) Puppet
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 58 (25.11%) Oracle
2 34 (14.72%) IBM
3 12 (5.19%) HP
4 11 (4.76%) Cognos
5 8 (3.46%) MuleSoft
6 7 (3.03%) Red Hat
6 7 (3.03%) Remedy
7 6 (2.60%) Microsoft
8 4 (1.73%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.30%) Pega
9 3 (1.30%) Tableau
10 2 (0.87%) Ab Initio
10 2 (0.87%) PayPal
10 2 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.87%) SAP
10 2 (0.87%) Siemens
10 2 (0.87%) Talend
11 1 (0.43%) Avaya
11 1 (0.43%) Cisco
11 1 (0.43%) Informatica
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