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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 56 47 70
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +23
Contract jobs citing SOA 73 84 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.62% 3.40% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 4.86% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 50 19
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£400 £386 £426
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% -9.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £258 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £34.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+39.70% -1.44%
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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
2113 1728 1481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.87% 69.96% 67.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1162 892 760
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 47 39
Average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £19.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% +68.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £9.48 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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
Edinburgh -18 43 £394 +8.62% 3
Glasgow -8 16 £400 - 2
Stirling - 4 £450 -
Fife - - - -
Dundee - - - -
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (75.66%) Java
2 99 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (33.33%) JBoss
4 56 (29.63%) Oracle
5 53 (28.04%) XML
6 44 (23.28%) Scrum
7 41 (21.69%) Web Services
8 40 (21.16%) TDD
9 38 (20.11%) Java EE
10 37 (19.58%) SQL
10 37 (19.58%) Eclipse
11 36 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (19.05%) Spring
12 33 (17.46%) Maven
13 30 (15.87%) Finance
13 30 (15.87%) HTML
13 30 (15.87%) XSLT
13 30 (15.87%) OO
14 29 (15.34%) Oracle Database
15 28 (14.81%) Hibernate
16 27 (14.29%) JavaScript
17 26 (13.76%) Relational Database
18 24 (12.70%) JProfiler
18 24 (12.70%) J2EE
19 22 (11.64%) Apache CXF
20 21 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
20 21 (11.11%) Linux
21 20 (10.58%) UML
21 20 (10.58%) SOAP
22 19 (10.05%) REST

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 63 (33.33%) JBoss
2 15 (7.94%) WebLogic
3 12 (6.35%) Oracle Workflow
4 8 (4.23%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.70%) WebSphere
6 6 (3.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (3.17%) Apache ServiceMix
7 5 (2.65%) Apache
8 4 (2.12%) GlassFish
8 4 (2.12%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.59%) CMS
9 3 (1.59%) WebSphere Process Server
9 3 (1.59%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (1.06%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (1.06%) Alfresco
10 2 (1.06%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (1.06%) WebLogic Integration
10 2 (1.06%) IIS
11 1 (0.53%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (2.65%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.59%) MS Office
3 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (5.82%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (5.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (4.23%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (2.12%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (2.12%) Oracle Payroll
4 4 (2.12%) Oracle HRMS
5 3 (1.59%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) IaaS
1 1 (0.53%) SaaS
1 1 (0.53%) PaaS
1 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.12%) Wireshark
1 4 (2.12%) Firewall
2 3 (1.59%) HTTP
2 3 (1.59%) Network Security
2 3 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.53%) IPv4
3 1 (0.53%) IPv6
3 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.53%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (15.34%) Oracle Database
2 26 (13.76%) Relational Database
3 16 (8.47%) RDBMS
4 15 (7.94%) SQL Server
4 15 (7.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.12%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.59%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.06%) Big Data
8 2 (1.06%) MySQL
8 2 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.53%) Informix
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.53%) DB2
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (19.58%) Eclipse
2 33 (17.46%) Maven
3 24 (12.70%) JProfiler
4 13 (6.88%) Selenium
5 12 (6.35%) Jenkins
6 10 (5.29%) Subversion
7 8 (4.23%) Visual Studio
8 5 (2.65%) Ant
8 5 (2.65%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.12%) Fiddler
9 4 (2.12%) LoadRunner
9 4 (2.12%) JUnit
10 3 (1.59%) FitNesse
10 3 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.59%) Rational Application Developer
11 2 (1.06%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.06%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
12 1 (0.53%) JMeter
General
1 30 (15.87%) Finance
2 12 (6.35%) Banking
3 2 (1.06%) Local Government
3 2 (1.06%) Retail
3 2 (1.06%) Back Office
3 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.53%) Front Office
4 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.53%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 101 (53.44%) Developer
2 81 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 30 (15.87%) Designer
4 26 (13.76%) Senior Developer
5 24 (12.70%) Senior Java Developer
6 20 (10.58%) Architect
7 18 (9.52%) Solutions Designer
8 15 (7.94%) Technical Leader
9 13 (6.88%) Consultant
10 12 (6.35%) Oracle Consultant
10 12 (6.35%) Oracle Technical Consultant
10 12 (6.35%) Technical Consultant
11 11 (5.82%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (5.29%) Oracle HR Consultant
12 10 (5.29%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
12 10 (5.29%) Payroll Consultant
13 7 (3.70%) Tester
13 7 (3.70%) Senior Designer
14 5 (2.65%) Technical Architect
15 4 (2.12%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (28.04%) XML
2 41 (21.69%) Web Services
3 38 (20.11%) Java EE
4 36 (19.05%) Spring
5 30 (15.87%) HTML
5 30 (15.87%) XSLT
6 28 (14.81%) Hibernate
7 24 (12.70%) J2EE
8 22 (11.64%) Apache CXF
9 20 (10.58%) SOAP
10 19 (10.05%) REST
11 17 (8.99%) CSS
11 17 (8.99%) .NET
11 17 (8.99%) JSF
12 13 (6.88%) OSGi
12 13 (6.88%) Middleware
12 13 (6.88%) JSP
12 13 (6.88%) JPA
13 12 (6.35%) Apache OpenJPA
14 11 (5.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.29%) Open Source
2 7 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.65%) Social Media
4 4 (2.12%) DataPower
4 4 (2.12%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.59%) Clustering
5 3 (1.59%) Cryptography
5 3 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.06%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.06%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.06%) User Experience
6 2 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.06%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.06%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.06%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.53%) CESG
7 1 (0.53%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.11%) Linux
2 15 (7.94%) UNIX
3 11 (5.82%) Windows
4 7 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.06%) AIX
6 2 (1.06%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (23.28%) Scrum
3 40 (21.16%) TDD
4 36 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (15.87%) OO
6 21 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
7 20 (10.58%) UML
8 16 (8.47%) Workflow
9 14 (7.41%) Waterfall
10 13 (6.88%) Use Case
11 12 (6.35%) OOD
11 12 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (5.82%) MVC
13 10 (5.29%) ETL
13 10 (5.29%) Data Modelling
14 9 (4.76%) TOGAF
14 9 (4.76%) Unit Testing
15 8 (4.23%) BPMN
15 8 (4.23%) EAI
16 7 (3.70%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 143 (75.66%) Java
2 37 (19.58%) SQL
3 27 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.88%) C#
5 8 (4.23%) C++
6 6 (3.17%) R
7 5 (2.65%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.65%) Scala
8 4 (2.12%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.12%) Python
9 3 (1.59%) Perl
9 3 (1.59%) C
9 3 (1.59%) XPath
9 3 (1.59%) Groovy
9 3 (1.59%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.59%) Ruby
10 2 (1.06%) Jython
11 1 (0.53%) MUMPS
11 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.53%) ClojureScript
Qualifications
1 3 (1.59%) SC Cleared
1 3 (1.59%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.06%) Degree
3 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.12%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.06%) Data Guard
1 2 (1.06%) CA LISA
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.53%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 56 (29.63%) Oracle
2 14 (7.41%) IBM
3 13 (6.88%) Microsoft
4 10 (5.29%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.59%) Chordiant
5 3 (1.59%) Genesys
6 2 (1.06%) Twitter
6 2 (1.06%) Kony
6 2 (1.06%) Yahoo!
6 2 (1.06%) Google
6 2 (1.06%) VMware
6 2 (1.06%) CA
6 2 (1.06%) HP
7 1 (0.53%) Dell
7 1 (0.53%) Hitachi
7 1 (0.53%) Pega
7 1 (0.53%) Teradata
7 1 (0.53%) GoldenSource
7 1 (0.53%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.53%) F5
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