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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 72 73 42
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -31
Contract jobs citing SOA 56 58 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.59% 1.82% 3.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 2.21% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 32 58
Median daily rate £340 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £486 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £463 £438
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -13.15%
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
1763 2622 2151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 81.62% 82.22% 78.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1064 1381 1176
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 53 40
Median hourly rate £38.50 £23.35 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.88% -28.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.98 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £47.03 £135.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +23 36 £340 -17.57% 3
Glasgow +10 15 £400 - 5
West Lothian +4 4 £325 -18.75%
Aberdeen 0 1 - -
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 83 (72.17%) Java
2 69 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (53.91%) Web Services
4 57 (49.57%) Oracle
5 54 (46.96%) JBoss
6 47 (40.87%) Continuous Integration
7 46 (40.00%) XSLT
8 45 (39.13%) SOAP
9 44 (38.26%) Hibernate
9 44 (38.26%) Scrum
10 43 (37.39%) XML
10 43 (37.39%) Java EE
11 41 (35.65%) SQL
12 37 (32.17%) JSF
12 37 (32.17%) Maven
13 34 (29.57%) HTML
14 33 (28.70%) JMS
14 33 (28.70%) TDD
15 32 (27.83%) Subversion
15 32 (27.83%) Drools
15 32 (27.83%) Open Source
16 31 (26.96%) JPA
17 30 (26.09%) RichFaces
18 29 (25.22%) jBPM
18 29 (25.22%) Eclipse
18 29 (25.22%) Oracle Database
19 28 (24.35%) Open Source Development
20 25 (21.74%) Mentoring
21 21 (18.26%) Coaching
22 20 (17.39%) Unix

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 54 (46.96%) JBoss
2 8 (6.96%) Tomcat
3 6 (5.22%) Apache
3 6 (5.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (5.22%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.35%) CICS
5 2 (1.74%) CMS
6 1 (0.87%) IBM Connections
6 1 (0.87%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.87%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.87%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 13 (11.30%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.61%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.87%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.48%) SaaS
3 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.87%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.87%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.22%) HTTP
2 2 (1.74%) LDAP
3 1 (0.87%) LAN
3 1 (0.87%) SAN
3 1 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.87%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (25.22%) Oracle Database
2 10 (8.70%) DB2
3 9 (7.83%) Relational Database
4 8 (6.96%) RDBMS
5 7 (6.09%) NoSQL
6 6 (5.22%) MySQL
7 5 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (4.35%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.61%) MongoDB
9 3 (2.61%) SQL Server
9 3 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.74%) Spatial Data
11 1 (0.87%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.87%) GIS
11 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (32.17%) Maven
2 32 (27.83%) Subversion
3 29 (25.22%) Eclipse
4 12 (10.43%) JIRA
4 12 (10.43%) SoapUI
5 5 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.35%) Selenium
6 3 (2.61%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.74%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.74%) JUnit
7 2 (1.74%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.74%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.87%) Ant
8 1 (0.87%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.87%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.87%) Hudson
8 1 (0.87%) JProfiler
8 1 (0.87%) Mockito
8 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (16.52%) Finance
2 8 (6.96%) Billing
3 7 (6.09%) Banking
4 4 (3.48%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.74%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 68 (59.13%) Developer
2 57 (49.57%) Java Developer
3 23 (20.00%) Architect
4 12 (10.43%) Senior Developer
4 12 (10.43%) Senior Java Developer
5 11 (9.57%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (6.96%) Developer in Test
7 7 (6.09%) Integration Developer
8 5 (4.35%) C++ Developer
8 5 (4.35%) Designer
8 5 (4.35%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.48%) Analyst
10 3 (2.61%) Applications Architect
10 3 (2.61%) Database Designer
10 3 (2.61%) Integration Engineer
10 3 (2.61%) Java Engineer
10 3 (2.61%) Technical Architect
11 2 (1.74%) .NET Architect
11 2 (1.74%) Java Software Developer
11 2 (1.74%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (53.91%) Web Services
2 46 (40.00%) XSLT
3 45 (39.13%) SOAP
4 44 (38.26%) Hibernate
5 43 (37.39%) Java EE
5 43 (37.39%) XML
6 37 (32.17%) JSF
7 34 (29.57%) HTML
8 33 (28.70%) JMS
9 32 (27.83%) Drools
10 31 (26.96%) JPA
11 30 (26.09%) RichFaces
12 29 (25.22%) jBPM
13 17 (14.78%) Spring
14 13 (11.30%) RESTful
14 13 (11.30%) XSD
15 12 (10.43%) REST
16 11 (9.57%) .NET
17 10 (8.70%) JSON
17 10 (8.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.09%) Mainframe
3 5 (4.35%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (3.48%) Data Integration
4 4 (3.48%) Smart Meter
5 3 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.74%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.74%) User Experience
7 1 (0.87%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.87%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.87%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.87%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.87%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.87%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.39%) Unix
2 13 (11.30%) Linux
3 5 (4.35%) AIX
4 3 (2.61%) Windows
5 1 (0.87%) Android
5 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (40.87%) Continuous Integration
3 44 (38.26%) Scrum
4 33 (28.70%) TDD
5 32 (27.83%) Open Source
6 28 (24.35%) Open Source Development
7 25 (21.74%) Mentoring
8 21 (18.26%) Coaching
9 17 (14.78%) Microservices
10 15 (13.04%) User Stories
11 12 (10.43%) Defect Management
11 12 (10.43%) Kanban
11 12 (10.43%) Software Engineering
11 12 (10.43%) TOGAF
12 10 (8.70%) Data Modelling
13 9 (7.83%) SDLC
14 7 (6.09%) CRM
14 7 (6.09%) Data Management
14 7 (6.09%) OO
14 7 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (72.17%) Java
2 41 (35.65%) SQL
3 17 (14.78%) JavaScript
4 14 (12.17%) PL/SQL
5 12 (10.43%) C
5 12 (10.43%) Python
6 7 (6.09%) C++
6 7 (6.09%) Perl
6 7 (6.09%) XPath
7 6 (5.22%) XQuery
8 5 (4.35%) COBOL
9 4 (3.48%) C#
9 4 (3.48%) Groovy
10 1 (0.87%) Ruby
10 1 (0.87%) Tcl
10 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (0.87%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.74%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.87%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (4.35%) vSphere
2 1 (0.87%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.87%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.87%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.87%) Mesos
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 57 (49.57%) Oracle
2 17 (14.78%) Red Hat
3 9 (7.83%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.09%) HP
4 7 (6.09%) IBM
4 7 (6.09%) Sybase
5 5 (4.35%) Citrix
5 5 (4.35%) VMware
6 3 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.74%) Cognos
8 1 (0.87%) Perforce
8 1 (0.87%) RedGate
8 1 (0.87%) SAP
8 1 (0.87%) webMethods
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