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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 35 72 79
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +7
Contract jobs citing SOA 128 38 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.66% 1.54% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.17% 2.18% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 17 14
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £339 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £411 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £398 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.43% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -8.09%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2073 1746 1704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.46% 70.80% 65.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 870 819
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 42 61
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £34.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +29 79 £450 +12.50% 4
Glasgow +4 29 £300 -25.00% 4
Aberdeen +7 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £350 -
West Lothian - - - - 1
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 161 (70.61%) Java
2 121 (53.07%) JBoss
3 75 (32.89%) Java EE
4 74 (32.46%) Oracle
5 61 (26.75%) Hibernate
5 61 (26.75%) JSF
6 59 (25.88%) Web Services
7 58 (25.44%) Maven
8 51 (22.37%) HTML
9 47 (20.61%) Spring
10 45 (19.74%) XML
11 40 (17.54%) SQL
11 40 (17.54%) Workflow
12 38 (16.67%) BPMN
13 33 (14.47%) JavaScript
14 32 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
15 31 (13.60%) Oracle Database
16 30 (13.16%) Relational Database
16 30 (13.16%) TDD
16 30 (13.16%) Scrum
16 30 (13.16%) Finance
17 29 (12.72%) RichFaces
18 27 (11.84%) Drools
19 26 (11.40%) JPA
20 23 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
20 23 (10.09%) CSS
20 23 (10.09%) OO
20 23 (10.09%) Apache CXF
21 22 (9.65%) XHTML
21 22 (9.65%) Data Modelling

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 9 (3.95%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (3.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (3.07%) Alfresco
3 7 (3.07%) WebLogic
4 6 (2.63%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.19%) Apache Solr
5 5 (2.19%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.19%) Oracle Service Bus
6 4 (1.75%) CMS
6 4 (1.75%) GlassFish
7 3 (1.32%) WebSphere Portal
7 3 (1.32%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.32%) Apache
8 2 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.88%) WebSphere Process Server
8 2 (0.88%) Confluence
9 1 (0.44%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (0.44%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (6.14%) Oracle Applications
2 13 (5.70%) Oracle BPM
3 12 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (4.82%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (1.75%) Oracle HRMS
5 4 (1.75%) Oracle Payroll
6 2 (0.88%) TIBCO iProcess
6 2 (0.88%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.75%) LDAP
1 4 (1.75%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (0.88%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.44%) HTTP
3 1 (0.44%) Internet
3 1 (0.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (13.60%) Oracle Database
2 30 (13.16%) Relational Database
3 15 (6.58%) RDBMS
4 14 (6.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (4.82%) SQL Server
6 7 (3.07%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (2.19%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.32%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.88%) MySQL
9 2 (0.88%) Ingres
9 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.88%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle Discoverer
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 58 (25.44%) Maven
2 21 (9.21%) Selenium
3 18 (7.89%) Eclipse
4 16 (7.02%) Jenkins
5 14 (6.14%) Subversion
6 6 (2.63%) Visual Studio
7 5 (2.19%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (2.19%) JUnit
8 4 (1.75%) Artifactory
9 3 (1.32%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.32%) JIRA
10 2 (0.88%) Fiddler
10 2 (0.88%) Gradle
10 2 (0.88%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.88%) Ant
10 2 (0.88%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.44%) JMeter
11 1 (0.44%) QuickTest Pro
11 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
General
1 30 (13.16%) Finance
2 12 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (0.88%) Investment Banking
3 2 (0.88%) Front Office
4 1 (0.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 103 (45.18%) Developer
2 66 (28.95%) Java Developer
3 63 (27.63%) Architect
4 35 (15.35%) Solutions Architect
5 25 (10.96%) Java Architect
6 16 (7.02%) Designer
7 15 (6.58%) Applications Architect
8 14 (6.14%) Senior Developer
9 13 (5.70%) UI Developer
9 13 (5.70%) UI Programmer
9 13 (5.70%) Java Applications Architect
10 12 (5.26%) Senior Architect
11 11 (4.82%) Consultant
12 10 (4.39%) Technical Leader
12 10 (4.39%) Senior Solutions Architect
13 9 (3.95%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
13 9 (3.95%) Oracle HR Consultant
13 9 (3.95%) Oracle Consultant
13 9 (3.95%) Oracle Technical Consultant
13 9 (3.95%) Payroll Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (32.89%) Java EE
2 61 (26.75%) Hibernate
2 61 (26.75%) JSF
3 59 (25.88%) Web Services
4 51 (22.37%) HTML
5 47 (20.61%) Spring
6 45 (19.74%) XML
7 29 (12.72%) RichFaces
8 27 (11.84%) Drools
9 26 (11.40%) JPA
10 23 (10.09%) Apache CXF
10 23 (10.09%) CSS
11 22 (9.65%) XHTML
12 21 (9.21%) J2EE
12 21 (9.21%) jBPM
13 19 (8.33%) OSGi
13 19 (8.33%) JSR 286
14 18 (7.89%) XSLT
15 15 (6.58%) JSP
16 14 (6.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.58%) Open Source
2 6 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.32%) SWIFT
5 2 (0.88%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.88%) Device Driver
5 2 (0.88%) DataPower
5 2 (0.88%) GIS
5 2 (0.88%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.88%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.44%) Blog
6 1 (0.44%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.44%) Social Media
6 1 (0.44%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.02%) Linux
2 14 (6.14%) UNIX
3 7 (3.07%) Windows
4 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.88%) Solaris
6 1 (0.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (17.54%) Workflow
2 38 (16.67%) BPMN
3 32 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (13.16%) TDD
4 30 (13.16%) Scrum
5 23 (10.09%) OO
5 23 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (9.65%) Use Case
6 22 (9.65%) Data Modelling
7 17 (7.46%) Unit Testing
8 16 (7.02%) UML
9 15 (6.58%) Performance Monitoring
10 12 (5.26%) ETL
11 11 (4.82%) Waterfall
12 8 (3.51%) User Stories
12 8 (3.51%) Test Automation
13 7 (3.07%) Document Management
13 7 (3.07%) Enterprise Architecture
13 7 (3.07%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (3.07%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 161 (70.61%) Java
2 40 (17.54%) SQL
3 33 (14.47%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.82%) C#
5 7 (3.07%) PL/SQL
6 6 (2.63%) R
7 5 (2.19%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.19%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.75%) Groovy
8 4 (1.75%) Scala
9 3 (1.32%) Jython
9 3 (1.32%) Ruby
10 2 (0.88%) C++
11 1 (0.44%) Perl
11 1 (0.44%) Python
11 1 (0.44%) XQuery
11 1 (0.44%) SQR
11 1 (0.44%) C
11 1 (0.44%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 1 (0.44%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 8 (3.51%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.19%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.88%) Degree
3 2 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.44%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.51%) QA
2 3 (1.32%) SLA
3 1 (0.44%) FATCA
System Software
1 4 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2 (0.88%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.44%) CA LISA
2 1 (0.44%) OpenAM
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 121 (53.07%) JBoss
2 74 (32.46%) Oracle
3 17 (7.46%) IBM
4 7 (3.07%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.75%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.75%) HP
6 3 (1.32%) TIBCO
6 3 (1.32%) Sybase
7 2 (0.88%) Kofax
8 1 (0.44%) VMware
8 1 (0.44%) Twitter
8 1 (0.44%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.44%) CA
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