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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 72 43 74
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +31
Contract jobs citing SOA 57 103 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.88% 3.90% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 5.35% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 67 40
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£440 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.47% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £245 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £416 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.30% +11.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £180.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +300.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.43 £49.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-21.97% +44.85%
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
2308 1925 1724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.30% 72.83% 71.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1031 896
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 25 23
Average hourly rate £30.50 £27.09 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.60% -32.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £16.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £180.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
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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
Glasgow +9 30 £450 +26.76% 4
Edinburgh -39 20 £400 +6.66% 3
West Lothian -3 2 £375 -
Aberdeen - 2 £375 -
Stirling - 1 - -
SOA
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SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 88 (65.67%) Java
2 79 (58.96%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (26.87%) Oracle
3 36 (26.87%) XML
3 36 (26.87%) Spring
4 34 (25.37%) Scrum
5 31 (23.13%) SQL
6 29 (21.64%) Web Services
7 28 (20.90%) Hibernate
7 28 (20.90%) Finance
8 27 (20.15%) JBoss
9 26 (19.40%) TDD
9 26 (19.40%) Relational Database
10 25 (18.66%) Eclipse
11 23 (17.16%) Java EE
12 21 (15.67%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (14.93%) Maven
13 20 (14.93%) Oracle Database
14 19 (14.18%) UML
15 18 (13.43%) OO
16 17 (12.69%) Banking
17 16 (11.94%) Linux
17 16 (11.94%) XSLT
17 16 (11.94%) JavaScript
18 15 (11.19%) WebLogic
18 15 (11.19%) JProfiler
19 14 (10.45%) Middleware
19 14 (10.45%) ETL
19 14 (10.45%) TOGAF
19 14 (10.45%) JSON

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 27 (20.15%) JBoss
2 15 (11.19%) WebLogic
3 7 (5.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (4.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (3.73%) GlassFish
5 5 (3.73%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.99%) Oracle Service Bus
6 4 (2.99%) IIS
7 3 (2.24%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.49%) CMS
8 2 (1.49%) Apache
8 2 (1.49%) Mule
9 1 (0.75%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.75%) AquaLogic
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.75%) SAS
9 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (3.73%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.24%) MS Office
3 2 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.49%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.75%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.75%) AquaLogic BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.75%) IaaS
1 1 (0.75%) SaaS
1 1 (0.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.24%) Network Security
1 3 (2.24%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (2.24%) Firewall
2 2 (1.49%) HTTP
2 2 (1.49%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.75%) IPv4
3 1 (0.75%) IPv6
3 1 (0.75%) SAN
3 1 (0.75%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (19.40%) Relational Database
2 20 (14.93%) Oracle Database
3 12 (8.96%) SQL Server
3 12 (8.96%) RDBMS
4 10 (7.46%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (5.22%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.73%) MySQL
7 4 (2.99%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.49%) DB2
9 2 (1.49%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.75%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.75%) Informix
10 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.75%) Big Data
10 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (18.66%) Eclipse
2 20 (14.93%) Maven
3 15 (11.19%) JProfiler
4 11 (8.21%) Ant
4 11 (8.21%) Selenium
4 11 (8.21%) Jenkins
5 9 (6.72%) FitNesse
6 8 (5.97%) Cucumber
7 5 (3.73%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (2.99%) Subversion
9 2 (1.49%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.49%) Rational Application Developer
9 2 (1.49%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.49%) JUnit
9 2 (1.49%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.75%) JIRA
10 1 (0.75%) Checkstyle
10 1 (0.75%) JDeveloper
10 1 (0.75%) JMeter
10 1 (0.75%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 28 (20.90%) Finance
2 17 (12.69%) Banking
3 4 (2.99%) Retail
4 3 (2.24%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.49%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.49%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.75%) International Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 45 (33.58%) Developer
2 31 (23.13%) Java Developer
3 27 (20.15%) Architect
4 26 (19.40%) Designer
5 22 (16.42%) Solutions Designer
6 15 (11.19%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (8.21%) Analyst
8 10 (7.46%) Senior Designer
9 9 (6.72%) Test Analyst
9 9 (6.72%) Technical Leader
10 7 (5.22%) SOA Architect
10 7 (5.22%) Tester
11 6 (4.48%) Senior Developer
12 5 (3.73%) Senior Java Developer
12 5 (3.73%) Lead Developer
13 4 (2.99%) Digital Solutions Architect
13 4 (2.99%) Digital Architect
13 4 (2.99%) SOA Designer
13 4 (2.99%) Lead Designer
13 4 (2.99%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (26.87%) XML
1 36 (26.87%) Spring
2 29 (21.64%) Web Services
3 28 (20.90%) Hibernate
4 23 (17.16%) Java EE
5 16 (11.94%) XSLT
6 14 (10.45%) Middleware
6 14 (10.45%) JSON
6 14 (10.45%) RESTful
7 13 (9.70%) SOAP
8 11 (8.21%) CSS
8 11 (8.21%) Apache CXF
9 10 (7.46%) jQuery
9 10 (7.46%) .NET
9 10 (7.46%) J2EE
9 10 (7.46%) XML Schema
10 9 (6.72%) HTML
10 9 (6.72%) JPA
11 7 (5.22%) JSF
11 7 (5.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.22%) Open Source
3 5 (3.73%) Data Integration
3 5 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.73%) Social Media
4 3 (2.24%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.75%) DataPower
6 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.75%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.75%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.75%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.75%) VSAM
6 1 (0.75%) CESG
6 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.75%) GIS
6 1 (0.75%) Clustering
6 1 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.75%) W3C
6 1 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.94%) Linux
2 13 (9.70%) UNIX
3 11 (8.21%) Windows
4 6 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.75%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (58.96%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (25.37%) Scrum
3 26 (19.40%) TDD
4 21 (15.67%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (14.18%) UML
6 18 (13.43%) OO
7 14 (10.45%) ETL
7 14 (10.45%) TOGAF
8 13 (9.70%) Data Modelling
9 11 (8.21%) Use Case
9 11 (8.21%) Zachman Framework
9 11 (8.21%) BDD
10 10 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (6.72%) Performance Monitoring
11 9 (6.72%) Application Performance Monitoring
12 8 (5.97%) Waterfall
12 8 (5.97%) User Stories
12 8 (5.97%) Performance Testing
13 7 (5.22%) Logical Data Model
13 7 (5.22%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 88 (65.67%) Java
2 31 (23.13%) SQL
3 16 (11.94%) JavaScript
4 12 (8.96%) PL/SQL
5 10 (7.46%) XPath
6 5 (3.73%) Groovy
6 5 (3.73%) C#
6 5 (3.73%) C++
6 5 (3.73%) Python
6 5 (3.73%) Jython
7 3 (2.24%) Ruby
7 3 (2.24%) C
7 3 (2.24%) Perl
8 1 (0.75%) MUMPS
8 1 (0.75%) ABAP
8 1 (0.75%) ClojureScript
8 1 (0.75%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 4 (2.99%) SC Cleared
1 4 (2.99%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.24%) Degree
3 1 (0.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.97%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.75%) Data Guard
1 1 (0.75%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 36 (26.87%) Oracle
2 10 (7.46%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.72%) IBM
4 3 (2.24%) VMware
4 3 (2.24%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.49%) CA
5 2 (1.49%) Genesys
5 2 (1.49%) Chordiant
5 2 (1.49%) GoldenSource
6 1 (0.75%) HP
6 1 (0.75%) Dell
6 1 (0.75%) SAP
6 1 (0.75%) Teradata
6 1 (0.75%) Veritas
6 1 (0.75%) BEA
6 1 (0.75%) Hitachi
6 1 (0.75%) Adobe
6 1 (0.75%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.75%) F5
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