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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK / Scotland
Rank 64 31 57
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +26
Contract jobs citing SOA 38 139 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.25% 5.37% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 6.53% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 92 43
Median daily rate £400 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £266 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £575 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £451 £450
% change year-on-year
-0.11% +0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +42.85%

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
1420 2128 2209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 84.17% 82.23% 80.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 848 1138 1244
Median daily rate £378 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.94% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £543 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 37
Median hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.49 £15.25 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £49.41 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 -33 14 £400 - 8
Glasgow -19 10 £394 +31.25% 2
Moray - 7 £388 -
West Lothian 0 6 £388 -
Aberdeen -6 3 - -
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 74 (74.75%) Java
2 58 (58.59%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (36.36%) Web Services
4 34 (34.34%) XSLT
4 34 (34.34%) Scrum
4 34 (34.34%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (32.32%) JBoss
6 31 (31.31%) JMS
7 29 (29.29%) XML
7 29 (29.29%) Microservices
8 28 (28.28%) SQL
9 27 (27.27%) Java EE
10 26 (26.26%) REST
10 26 (26.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 26 (26.26%) Oracle
11 24 (24.24%) JavaScript
11 24 (24.24%) SOAP
12 23 (23.23%) HTML
12 23 (23.23%) Maven
13 22 (22.22%) Oracle Database
13 22 (22.22%) TDD
14 21 (21.21%) Linux
15 20 (20.20%) Hibernate
16 18 (18.18%) J2EE
16 18 (18.18%) Data Modelling
16 18 (18.18%) Eclipse
16 18 (18.18%) Git (software)
17 17 (17.17%) JPA
17 17 (17.17%) CRM
18 16 (16.16%) Red Hat

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 32 (32.32%) JBoss
2 26 (26.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (13.13%) Apache
4 11 (11.11%) Tomcat
5 4 (4.04%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.02%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.01%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.03%) AutoCAD
1 3 (3.03%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 6 (6.06%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (3.03%) Teamcenter
3 2 (2.02%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.10%) HTTP
2 1 (1.01%) Broadband
2 1 (1.01%) DNS
2 1 (1.01%) DVB
2 1 (1.01%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.01%) SSH
2 1 (1.01%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 10 (10.10%) MySQL
2 10 (10.10%) Relational Database
3 8 (8.08%) NoSQL
4 6 (6.06%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.03%) GIS
6 3 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.03%) QGIS
6 3 (3.03%) Spatial Data
7 1 (1.01%) DB2
7 1 (1.01%) HSQLDB
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (23.23%) Maven
2 18 (18.18%) Eclipse
2 18 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 12 (12.12%) JIRA
3 12 (12.12%) LoadRunner
4 11 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 8 (8.08%) Subversion
6 6 (6.06%) Cucumber
6 6 (6.06%) SoapUI
7 5 (5.05%) JProfiler
8 3 (3.03%) Flyway
8 3 (3.03%) JUnit
9 2 (2.02%) Bitbucket
9 2 (2.02%) Gradle
9 2 (2.02%) Grunt
9 2 (2.02%) Jasmine
9 2 (2.02%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (2.02%) Mockito
9 2 (2.02%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (1.01%) Artifactory
General
1 8 (8.08%) Finance
1 8 (8.08%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.06%) Billing
3 4 (4.04%) Banking
4 2 (2.02%) Publishing
4 2 (2.02%) Retail
5 1 (1.01%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (50.51%) Developer
2 36 (36.36%) Java Developer
3 13 (13.13%) Architect
4 10 (10.10%) Designer
5 7 (7.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 7 (7.07%) Performance Tester
5 7 (7.07%) Software Engineer
5 7 (7.07%) Tester
6 6 (6.06%) Database Designer
7 5 (5.05%) Java Engineer
7 5 (5.05%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.05%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (5.05%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.04%) Developer in Test
8 4 (4.04%) Java Software Developer
8 4 (4.04%) Performance Engineer
8 4 (4.04%) Performance Test Engineer
8 4 (4.04%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.03%) AWS Engineer
9 3 (3.03%) AWS Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (36.36%) Web Services
2 34 (34.34%) XSLT
3 31 (31.31%) JMS
4 29 (29.29%) XML
5 27 (27.27%) Java EE
6 26 (26.26%) REST
7 24 (24.24%) SOAP
8 23 (23.23%) HTML
9 20 (20.20%) Hibernate
10 18 (18.18%) J2EE
11 17 (17.17%) JPA
12 13 (13.13%) Drools
12 13 (13.13%) RESTful
13 12 (12.12%) Apache Camel
14 11 (11.11%) jBPM
14 11 (11.11%) JSON
15 10 (10.10%) Apache CXF
15 10 (10.10%) CSS
15 10 (10.10%) JSF
15 10 (10.10%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.03%) DataPower
3 3 (3.03%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.03%) Reference Data
3 3 (3.03%) Replication
3 3 (3.03%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.01%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.21%) Linux
2 13 (13.13%) Unix
3 4 (4.04%) Windows
4 2 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.01%) Android
5 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (58.59%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (34.34%) Continuous Integration
2 34 (34.34%) Scrum
3 29 (29.29%) Microservices
4 22 (22.22%) TDD
5 18 (18.18%) Data Modelling
6 17 (17.17%) CRM
7 16 (16.16%) MVC
8 13 (13.13%) Software Engineering
9 11 (11.11%) Mentoring
9 11 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
9 11 (11.11%) Performance Testing
10 9 (9.09%) Coaching
11 8 (8.08%) Front End Development
11 8 (8.08%) High Availability
11 8 (8.08%) Logical Data Model
11 8 (8.08%) Use Case
12 7 (7.07%) Pair Programming
12 7 (7.07%) UML
12 7 (7.07%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 74 (74.75%) Java
2 28 (28.28%) SQL
3 24 (24.24%) JavaScript
4 13 (13.13%) XPath
5 10 (10.10%) PL/SQL
5 10 (10.10%) XQuery
6 8 (8.08%) C
7 7 (7.07%) Scala
8 5 (5.05%) C#
8 5 (5.05%) Groovy
8 5 (5.05%) Python
9 3 (3.03%) C++
9 3 (3.03%) Tcl
10 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.01%) Bourne shell
10 1 (1.01%) Korn
10 1 (1.01%) Perl
10 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.01%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (7.07%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.01%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.01%) HND
System Software
1 5 (5.05%) Docker
2 1 (1.01%) NFS
2 1 (1.01%) Samba
Systems Management
1 11 (11.11%) HP SiteScope
1 11 (11.11%) OpenView
2 3 (3.03%) Ansible
3 1 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (26.26%) Oracle
2 16 (16.16%) Red Hat
3 12 (12.12%) HP
4 5 (5.05%) IBM
5 3 (3.03%) Apigee
5 3 (3.03%) TIBCO
5 3 (3.03%) webMethods
6 2 (2.02%) Microsoft
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