The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 98 80 49
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -31
Contract jobs citing SOA 50 53 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.70% 1.81% 3.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 2.28% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 24 61
Median daily rate £375 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £358 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £410
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £49.25
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -26.39%
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
2427 2329 1953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.69% 79.57% 76.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1401 1233 1087
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 62 36
Median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £14.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +16 31 £370 -43.07% 3
Glasgow -12 11 £438 -2.77% 6
Inverclyde - 2 £400 - 1
Aberdeen +4 1 - -
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for SOA.

1 123 (63.73%) Java
2 86 (44.56%) JBoss
3 79 (40.93%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (29.53%) Oracle
5 55 (28.50%) XML
5 55 (28.50%) Hibernate
6 50 (25.91%) JSF
7 46 (23.83%) SOAP
7 46 (23.83%) UML
8 45 (23.32%) SQL
8 45 (23.32%) Java EE
9 44 (22.80%) Drools
10 43 (22.28%) IBM
11 42 (21.76%) XSLT
12 41 (21.24%) Scrum
13 40 (20.73%) Web Services
14 39 (20.21%) Apache CXF
15 38 (19.69%) TDD
16 37 (19.17%) Continuous Integration
17 36 (18.65%) BPMN
18 33 (17.10%) JPA
18 33 (17.10%) Spring
18 33 (17.10%) OO
18 33 (17.10%) Eclipse
18 33 (17.10%) REST
19 32 (16.58%) Use Case
20 31 (16.06%) RichFaces
20 31 (16.06%) TOGAF
21 30 (15.54%) J2EE
21 30 (15.54%) Middleware

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 86 (44.56%) JBoss
2 17 (8.81%) WebSphere
3 14 (7.25%) WebLogic
4 9 (4.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (4.66%) Tomcat
5 8 (4.15%) MQSeries
5 8 (4.15%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 6 (3.11%) CICS
7 3 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.04%) Apache
8 2 (1.04%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.52%) Captiva
9 1 (0.52%) CMS
9 1 (0.52%) IBM Connections
9 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.52%) MS Office
2 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.66%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (2.07%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 3 (1.55%) Teamcenter
4 2 (1.04%) BigMachines
4 2 (1.04%) Primavera
5 1 (0.52%) Exstream
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.70%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.63%) PaaS
4 6 (3.11%) IaaS
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.52%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.36%) HTTP
2 12 (6.22%) SSL
3 8 (4.15%) FTP
3 8 (4.15%) HTTPS
3 8 (4.15%) WinSCP
4 2 (1.04%) LDAP
5 1 (0.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.40%) Relational Database
2 7 (3.63%) DB2
3 6 (3.11%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.11%) Oracle ODI
4 5 (2.59%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (2.59%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.55%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.04%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.52%) Big Data
7 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.52%) MySQL
7 1 (0.52%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (17.10%) Eclipse
2 27 (13.99%) Maven
3 25 (12.95%) JProfiler
4 19 (9.84%) SoapUI
5 9 (4.66%) JIRA
5 9 (4.66%) Subversion
6 8 (4.15%) ClearCase
6 8 (4.15%) XMLSpy
7 7 (3.63%) Selenium
8 6 (3.11%) Ant
9 5 (2.59%) Firebug
10 4 (2.07%) Git (software)
11 3 (1.55%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.55%) Gradle
11 3 (1.55%) JUnit
11 3 (1.55%) Mockito
12 2 (1.04%) Jenkins
12 2 (1.04%) Talend Open Studio
13 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.52%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (15.03%) Banking
1 29 (15.03%) Finance
2 8 (4.15%) Law
3 4 (2.07%) Billing
3 4 (2.07%) Retail
3 4 (2.07%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.52%) Back Office
4 1 (0.52%) German Language
4 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 78 (40.41%) Architect
2 70 (36.27%) Developer
3 54 (27.98%) Solutions Architect
4 45 (23.32%) Java Developer
5 13 (6.74%) Java Architect
6 10 (5.18%) Integration Developer
6 10 (5.18%) SOA Architect
6 10 (5.18%) Technical Architect
7 9 (4.66%) Java Solutions Architect
8 8 (4.15%) Analyst
8 8 (4.15%) Designer
8 8 (4.15%) Integration Architect
8 8 (4.15%) Senior Developer
9 7 (3.63%) Oracle Developer
9 7 (3.63%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (3.63%) Solutions Designer
10 6 (3.11%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.11%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.11%) Test Analyst
11 5 (2.59%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (28.50%) Hibernate
1 55 (28.50%) XML
2 50 (25.91%) JSF
3 46 (23.83%) SOAP
4 45 (23.32%) Java EE
5 44 (22.80%) Drools
6 42 (21.76%) XSLT
7 40 (20.73%) Web Services
8 39 (20.21%) Apache CXF
9 33 (17.10%) JPA
9 33 (17.10%) REST
9 33 (17.10%) Spring
10 31 (16.06%) RichFaces
11 30 (15.54%) J2EE
11 30 (15.54%) Middleware
12 29 (15.03%) RESTful
13 22 (11.40%) JSON
14 20 (10.36%) WSDL
14 20 (10.36%) XSD
15 18 (9.33%) jBPM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.70%) DataPower
2 8 (4.15%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.15%) SWIFT
3 7 (3.63%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.59%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (2.07%) Smart Meter
5 4 (2.07%) User Experience
6 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.04%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.52%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.40%) Unix
2 14 (7.25%) Windows
3 13 (6.74%) Linux
3 13 (6.74%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.59%) AIX
5 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (40.93%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (23.83%) UML
3 41 (21.24%) Scrum
4 38 (19.69%) TDD
5 37 (19.17%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (18.65%) BPMN
7 33 (17.10%) OO
8 32 (16.58%) Use Case
9 31 (16.06%) TOGAF
10 29 (15.03%) Data Modelling
11 26 (13.47%) Logical Data Model
12 25 (12.95%) Performance Monitoring
13 24 (12.44%) Application Performance Monitoring
14 22 (11.40%) Wireframes
15 19 (9.84%) SDLC
16 18 (9.33%) Microservices
17 16 (8.29%) Workflow
18 14 (7.25%) Mentoring
18 14 (7.25%) Open Source
19 13 (6.74%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 123 (63.73%) Java
2 45 (23.32%) SQL
3 8 (4.15%) PL/SQL
4 6 (3.11%) COBOL
5 5 (2.59%) C
5 5 (2.59%) C++
5 5 (2.59%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.04%) C#
7 1 (0.52%) JCL
7 1 (0.52%) Perl
7 1 (0.52%) VB
7 1 (0.52%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (2.07%) Degree
1 4 (2.07%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.15%) HL7
1 8 (4.15%) SEPA
2 6 (3.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.07%) COBIT
4 3 (1.55%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.55%) QA
5 1 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.52%) EMIR
System Software
1 10 (5.18%) Docker
2 5 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (6.22%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.11%) Ansible
2 6 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.11%) Puppet
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.52%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.52%) Mesos
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 57 (29.53%) Oracle
2 43 (22.28%) IBM
3 15 (7.77%) HP
4 14 (7.25%) Microsoft
5 8 (4.15%) Remedy
6 5 (2.59%) Citrix
6 5 (2.59%) VMware
7 4 (2.07%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.55%) Siemens
8 3 (1.55%) Tableau
9 2 (1.04%) Cognizant
9 2 (1.04%) Cognos
9 2 (1.04%) SAP
9 2 (1.04%) Talend
10 1 (0.52%) Avaya
10 1 (0.52%) Cisco
10 1 (0.52%) PayPal
10 1 (0.52%) Pega
10 1 (0.52%) Sybase
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