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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 68 42 59
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +17
Contract jobs citing SOA 53 109 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.69% 3.81% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.33% 4.80% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 71 39
Median daily rate £335 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.54% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
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
1591 2271 2173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.72% 79.29% 77.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 1205 1214
Median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 41 23
Median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.35 £16.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -21 27 £335 -11.84% 7
Glasgow -2 17 £319 -20.25% 4
West Lothian +8 10 £388 +3.33%
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 95 (79.83%) Java
2 78 (65.55%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (51.26%) Web Services
4 56 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
5 54 (45.38%) Scrum
6 50 (42.02%) JBoss
7 47 (39.50%) XSLT
8 46 (38.66%) XML
9 45 (37.82%) Oracle
10 44 (36.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 43 (36.13%) Java EE
12 42 (35.29%) Hibernate
13 41 (34.45%) SOAP
13 41 (34.45%) TDD
14 37 (31.09%) Maven
15 35 (29.41%) SQL
16 34 (28.57%) JMS
17 33 (27.73%) HTML
18 32 (26.89%) Eclipse
18 32 (26.89%) JSF
18 32 (26.89%) JPA
19 31 (26.05%) Subversion
19 31 (26.05%) Oracle Database
20 27 (22.69%) Drools
20 27 (22.69%) RichFaces
20 27 (22.69%) Open Source
21 25 (21.01%) jBPM
21 25 (21.01%) Open Source Development
22 22 (18.49%) Mentoring
22 22 (18.49%) Microservices

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 50 (42.02%) JBoss
2 44 (36.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (7.56%) Tomcat
4 7 (5.88%) Apache
4 7 (5.88%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.68%) CMS
5 2 (1.68%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.84%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.84%) AutoCAD
1 1 (0.84%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.84%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 14 (11.76%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.68%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.84%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.88%) HTTP
2 1 (0.84%) DNS
2 1 (0.84%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.84%) LAN
2 1 (0.84%) SAN
2 1 (0.84%) SSH
2 1 (0.84%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.84%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (26.05%) Oracle Database
2 12 (10.08%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.72%) RDBMS
4 7 (5.88%) MySQL
4 7 (5.88%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.20%) Spatial Data
6 4 (3.36%) GIS
6 4 (3.36%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.52%) DB2
7 3 (2.52%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.52%) QGIS
8 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.84%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.84%) HSQLDB
9 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (31.09%) Maven
2 32 (26.89%) Eclipse
3 31 (26.05%) Subversion
4 10 (8.40%) SoapUI
5 9 (7.56%) Git (software)
5 9 (7.56%) JIRA
6 8 (6.72%) LoadRunner
7 7 (5.88%) Jenkins
8 5 (4.20%) JProfiler
9 4 (3.36%) JUnit
9 4 (3.36%) Selenium
10 3 (2.52%) Flyway
10 3 (2.52%) Mockito
11 2 (1.68%) Artifactory
11 2 (1.68%) Bitbucket
11 2 (1.68%) Gradle
11 2 (1.68%) Grunt
11 2 (1.68%) Jasmine
11 2 (1.68%) Karma Test Runner
12 1 (0.84%) Hudson
General
1 12 (10.08%) Finance
2 7 (5.88%) Banking
2 7 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.04%) Billing
4 2 (1.68%) Publishing
4 2 (1.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 75 (63.03%) Developer
2 63 (52.94%) Java Developer
3 14 (11.76%) Architect
4 10 (8.40%) Senior Developer
4 10 (8.40%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (6.72%) Developer in Test
5 8 (6.72%) Integration Developer
6 7 (5.88%) Designer
7 6 (5.04%) Technical Architect
8 5 (4.20%) Database Designer
8 5 (4.20%) Java Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Software Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Performance Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Performance Test Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Performance Tester
9 4 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.36%) Tester
10 3 (2.52%) C++ Developer
10 3 (2.52%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (51.26%) Web Services
2 47 (39.50%) XSLT
3 46 (38.66%) XML
4 43 (36.13%) Java EE
5 42 (35.29%) Hibernate
6 41 (34.45%) SOAP
7 34 (28.57%) JMS
8 33 (27.73%) HTML
9 32 (26.89%) JPA
9 32 (26.89%) JSF
10 27 (22.69%) Drools
10 27 (22.69%) RichFaces
11 25 (21.01%) jBPM
12 16 (13.45%) Spring
13 15 (12.61%) REST
13 15 (12.61%) XSD
14 14 (11.76%) J2EE
14 14 (11.76%) RESTful
15 12 (10.08%) JSON
16 10 (8.40%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.52%) DataPower
2 3 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.68%) Data Integration
3 2 (1.68%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.84%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.84%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.84%) Replication
4 1 (0.84%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.84%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.76%) Linux
1 14 (11.76%) Unix
2 3 (2.52%) Windows
3 2 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.84%) Android
4 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (65.55%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
3 54 (45.38%) Scrum
4 41 (34.45%) TDD
5 27 (22.69%) Open Source
6 25 (21.01%) Open Source Development
7 22 (18.49%) Mentoring
7 22 (18.49%) Microservices
8 20 (16.81%) Coaching
9 17 (14.29%) Data Modelling
10 15 (12.61%) CRM
11 10 (8.40%) SDLC
11 10 (8.40%) Software Engineering
12 9 (7.56%) Defect Management
12 9 (7.56%) Kanban
12 9 (7.56%) User Stories
13 8 (6.72%) OO
13 8 (6.72%) Performance Testing
14 7 (5.88%) Migration
14 7 (5.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 95 (79.83%) Java
2 35 (29.41%) SQL
3 20 (16.81%) JavaScript
4 16 (13.45%) PL/SQL
5 11 (9.24%) Python
6 10 (8.40%) C
7 8 (6.72%) XPath
8 7 (5.88%) XQuery
9 5 (4.20%) C#
9 5 (4.20%) C++
9 5 (4.20%) Groovy
9 5 (4.20%) Perl
10 1 (0.84%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.84%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.84%) Korn
10 1 (0.84%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.84%) Ruby
10 1 (0.84%) Tcl
10 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (1.68%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.84%) BC Cleared
2 1 (0.84%) HND
2 1 (0.84%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.20%) Docker
2 1 (0.84%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.84%) NFS
2 1 (0.84%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (6.72%) HP SiteScope
1 8 (6.72%) OpenView
2 3 (2.52%) Ansible
Vendors
1 45 (37.82%) Oracle
2 22 (18.49%) Red Hat
3 8 (6.72%) HP
4 5 (4.20%) IBM
4 5 (4.20%) Sybase
5 3 (2.52%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.68%) Apigee
6 2 (1.68%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.84%) Perforce
7 1 (0.84%) RedGate
7 1 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.84%) webMethods