The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 42 62 68
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +6
Contract jobs citing SOA 104 52 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.92% 2.24% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.43% 3.15% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 38 22
Average daily rate £365 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £300 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+300.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +4.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1916 1651 1855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 72.17% 71.01% 66.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1021 852 977
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 68
Average hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +110.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £60.00 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
SOA
UK

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +19 79 £375 -11.76% 10
Glasgow 0 17 £355 +5.18% 8
West Lothian -2 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - - - -
Stirling - - - - 3
Aberdeen - - - - 1
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

1 143 (74.87%) Java
2 90 (47.12%) JBoss
3 78 (40.84%) Java EE
4 47 (24.61%) Oracle
5 44 (23.04%) Hibernate
5 44 (23.04%) Web Services
6 38 (19.90%) XML
7 37 (19.37%) Spring
8 36 (18.85%) Selenium
8 36 (18.85%) Drools
9 34 (17.80%) Workflow
10 33 (17.28%) Agile Software Development
11 32 (16.75%) BPMN
11 32 (16.75%) J2EE
11 32 (16.75%) SQL
12 30 (15.71%) HTML
13 29 (15.18%) Scrum
14 27 (14.14%) JavaScript
15 26 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (13.61%) JSF
16 25 (13.09%) Maven
17 24 (12.57%) Finance
18 23 (12.04%) Performance Testing
18 23 (12.04%) RichFaces
19 22 (11.52%) TDD
20 21 (10.99%) Open Source
21 19 (9.95%) IBM
22 18 (9.42%) jBPM
23 17 (8.90%) WebSphere
23 17 (8.90%) Eclipse

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 17 (8.90%) WebSphere
2 7 (3.66%) Alfresco
3 6 (3.14%) Apache Solr
4 4 (2.09%) WebSphere Portal
4 4 (2.09%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (1.57%) Oracle Spatial
6 2 (1.05%) CMS
6 2 (1.05%) WebSphere Process Server
6 2 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.52%) Apache
7 1 (0.52%) SAS
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.52%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.52%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (0.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.14%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (2.09%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.57%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.14%) LDAP
2 4 (2.09%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (1.05%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (0.52%) HTTP
4 1 (0.52%) Intranet
4 1 (0.52%) Internet
4 1 (0.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.81%) Oracle Database
2 9 (4.71%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.19%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (3.14%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.09%) Pentaho
5 4 (2.09%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.57%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.05%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.52%) DataStage
8 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.52%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.52%) DB2
8 1 (0.52%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 36 (18.85%) Selenium
2 25 (13.09%) Maven
3 17 (8.90%) Eclipse
4 13 (6.81%) Jenkins
5 11 (5.76%) LoadRunner
6 8 (4.19%) Subversion
7 7 (3.66%) SoapUI
8 5 (2.62%) Artifactory
9 4 (2.09%) JIRA
9 4 (2.09%) Ant
10 3 (1.57%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (1.57%) Rational Application Developer
10 3 (1.57%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.57%) FitNesse
10 3 (1.57%) Fiddler
11 2 (1.05%) JUnit
11 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.05%) JMeter
12 1 (0.52%) ClearCase
12 1 (0.52%) JBehave
General
1 24 (12.57%) Finance
2 8 (4.19%) Banking
3 2 (1.05%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.05%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (0.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 70 (36.65%) Developer
2 60 (31.41%) Architect
3 46 (24.08%) Java Developer
4 34 (17.80%) Analyst
5 33 (17.28%) Test Analyst
6 29 (15.18%) Solutions Architect
7 26 (13.61%) Java Architect
8 17 (8.90%) Tester
9 11 (5.76%) Senior Developer
9 11 (5.76%) Performance Tester
10 10 (5.24%) Applications Architect
11 9 (4.71%) Java/J2EE Architect
11 9 (4.71%) Java Applications Architect
12 8 (4.19%) Portal Developer
12 8 (4.19%) Performance Test Analyst
12 8 (4.19%) Performance Analyst
12 8 (4.19%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (4.19%) Senior Test Analyst
13 7 (3.66%) Lead Developer
13 7 (3.66%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (40.84%) Java EE
2 44 (23.04%) Hibernate
2 44 (23.04%) Web Services
3 38 (19.90%) XML
4 37 (19.37%) Spring
5 36 (18.85%) Drools
6 32 (16.75%) J2EE
7 30 (15.71%) HTML
8 26 (13.61%) JSF
9 23 (12.04%) RichFaces
10 18 (9.42%) jBPM
11 17 (8.90%) CSS
12 16 (8.38%) XSLT
13 14 (7.33%) JSON
14 13 (6.81%) SOAP
15 12 (6.28%) .NET
15 12 (6.28%) JPA
16 10 (5.24%) jQuery
16 10 (5.24%) JSP
16 10 (5.24%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.99%) Open Source
2 10 (5.24%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.71%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (4.19%) GIS
5 5 (2.62%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.09%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.09%) DataPower
7 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.52%) Blog
8 1 (0.52%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.52%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.28%) Linux
2 8 (4.19%) UNIX
2 8 (4.19%) Windows
3 7 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.52%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.80%) Workflow
2 33 (17.28%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (16.75%) BPMN
4 29 (15.18%) Scrum
5 26 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (12.04%) Performance Testing
7 22 (11.52%) TDD
8 16 (8.38%) UML
8 16 (8.38%) ETL
8 16 (8.38%) User Stories
9 15 (7.85%) OO
10 14 (7.33%) Software Testing
11 13 (6.81%) Test Automation
12 12 (6.28%) Unit Testing
12 12 (6.28%) Performance Monitoring
13 10 (5.24%) Test Scripting
14 9 (4.71%) OOA/OOD
14 9 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (4.71%) Validation
14 9 (4.71%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 143 (74.87%) Java
2 32 (16.75%) SQL
3 27 (14.14%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.81%) C#
5 6 (3.14%) C++
6 4 (2.09%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.57%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.52%) C
8 1 (0.52%) Jython
8 1 (0.52%) XPath
8 1 (0.52%) Perl
8 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.52%) Python
8 1 (0.52%) SQR
Qualifications
1 10 (5.24%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.71%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.57%) Degree
4 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.14%) QA
2 2 (1.05%) SLA
3 1 (0.52%) COBIT
3 1 (0.52%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle Statspack
1 1 (0.52%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 90 (47.12%) JBoss
2 47 (24.61%) Oracle
3 19 (9.95%) IBM
4 11 (5.76%) HP
4 11 (5.76%) Red Hat
5 7 (3.66%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.05%) Genesys
6 2 (1.05%) Sybase
6 2 (1.05%) Chordiant
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco
7 1 (0.52%) F5
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