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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 49 41 84
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +43
Contract jobs citing SOA 88 108 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.93% 3.95% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.75% 5.17% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 64 21
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£450 £423 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% +5.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £40.50 £28.71
% change year-on-year
+0.24% +41.06%
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
2345 2090 1851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 78.11% 76.50% 72.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1188 1145 942
Average daily rate £365 £379 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.69% +1.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £257 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 37 32
Average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% +78.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.74 £14.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.86 £38.50 £34.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +19 41 £450 +32.35% 3
Edinburgh -42 20 £525 +20.00% 1
Aberdeen - 9 £438 - 2
Renfrewshire +3 4 £415 -4.08%
West Lothian - 2 - - 1
Stirling - 2 - -
Falkirk - 1 £450 - 1
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 74 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (45.27%) Java
3 50 (33.78%) Oracle
4 45 (30.41%) Web Services
5 39 (26.35%) XML
6 37 (25.00%) SQL
7 35 (23.65%) Middleware
8 29 (19.59%) Relational Database
8 29 (19.59%) Finance
8 29 (19.59%) Scrum
8 29 (19.59%) Spring
9 28 (18.92%) Oracle Database
10 24 (16.22%) WebLogic
11 23 (15.54%) OO
11 23 (15.54%) Data Modelling
12 22 (14.86%) JavaScript
12 22 (14.86%) Hibernate
13 21 (14.19%) Oracle Database 11g
14 20 (13.51%) JBoss
14 20 (13.51%) UML
14 20 (13.51%) Workflow
15 18 (12.16%) TDD
16 17 (11.49%) Use Case
16 17 (11.49%) XSLT
16 17 (11.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 16 (10.81%) UNIX
17 16 (10.81%) XPath
18 15 (10.14%) Maven
18 15 (10.14%) Java EE
18 15 (10.14%) RDBMS

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 24 (16.22%) WebLogic
2 20 (13.51%) JBoss
3 17 (11.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 12 (8.11%) Oracle Service Bus
5 10 (6.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (3.38%) GlassFish
6 5 (3.38%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.38%) CMS
7 3 (2.03%) IIS
7 3 (2.03%) Umbraco
7 3 (2.03%) Drupal
8 2 (1.35%) Mule
8 2 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.68%) Apache
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.68%) AquaLogic
9 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.68%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (5.41%) AutoCAD
1 8 (5.41%) Siemens NX
2 5 (3.38%) CATIA
3 2 (1.35%) MS Office
3 2 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (6.08%) Teamcenter
2 8 (5.41%) BusinessWorks
3 7 (4.73%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (4.73%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.68%) AquaLogic BPM
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.68%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.08%) SaaS
1 9 (6.08%) PaaS
2 7 (4.73%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.03%) IaaS
4 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.35%) Firewall
1 2 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.68%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.68%) Network Security
2 1 (0.68%) LDAP
2 1 (0.68%) HTTP
2 1 (0.68%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (19.59%) Relational Database
2 28 (18.92%) Oracle Database
3 21 (14.19%) Oracle Database 11g
4 15 (10.14%) RDBMS
5 11 (7.43%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (5.41%) SQL Server
6 8 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (4.73%) Spotfire
8 5 (3.38%) MySQL
9 4 (2.70%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (1.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.68%) InterSystems Cache
11 1 (0.68%) Data Mart
11 1 (0.68%) DataStage
11 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (10.14%) Maven
2 9 (6.08%) Selenium
2 9 (6.08%) Eclipse
3 7 (4.73%) Cucumber
3 7 (4.73%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.05%) JProfiler
4 6 (4.05%) Ant
4 6 (4.05%) FitNesse
5 5 (3.38%) Oracle APEX
5 5 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.03%) Subversion
7 2 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.35%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.35%) NUnit
7 2 (1.35%) CruiseControl
7 2 (1.35%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.35%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.68%) QUnit
8 1 (0.68%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.68%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 29 (19.59%) Finance
2 13 (8.78%) Banking
3 4 (2.70%) Retail
4 2 (1.35%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.35%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.68%) Marketing
5 1 (0.68%) Law
5 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.68%) Front Office
5 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.68%) Billing
5 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (30.41%) Architect
2 31 (20.95%) Designer
3 25 (16.89%) Developer
4 20 (13.51%) Solutions Architect
5 19 (12.84%) Solutions Designer
6 14 (9.46%) Java Developer
6 14 (9.46%) SOA Designer
7 13 (8.78%) Consultant
8 10 (6.76%) Analyst
8 10 (6.76%) Test Analyst
9 9 (6.08%) SOA Consultant
10 8 (5.41%) Oracle SOA Consultant
10 8 (5.41%) Oracle Consultant
11 7 (4.73%) Tester
11 7 (4.73%) SOA Architect
12 6 (4.05%) Senior Designer
13 5 (3.38%) Technical Architect
14 4 (2.70%) Project Manager
14 4 (2.70%) Senior Developer
14 4 (2.70%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (30.41%) Web Services
2 39 (26.35%) XML
3 35 (23.65%) Middleware
4 29 (19.59%) Spring
5 22 (14.86%) Hibernate
6 17 (11.49%) XSLT
7 15 (10.14%) Java EE
8 12 (8.11%) RESTful
9 11 (7.43%) Oracle Fusion
9 11 (7.43%) HTML
9 11 (7.43%) SOAP
10 10 (6.76%) JSON
10 10 (6.76%) WebCenter
11 9 (6.08%) jQuery
11 9 (6.08%) Itk
11 9 (6.08%) DHTML
11 9 (6.08%) J2EE
11 9 (6.08%) XML Schema
12 8 (5.41%) XSL
12 8 (5.41%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (6.76%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.73%) Thin Client
2 7 (4.73%) Fat Client
3 6 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.05%) User Experience
4 5 (3.38%) W3C
4 5 (3.38%) Data Integration
5 4 (2.70%) iPad
6 2 (1.35%) DataPower
6 2 (1.35%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.68%) GIS
7 1 (0.68%) CESG
7 1 (0.68%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.81%) UNIX
2 14 (9.46%) Windows
3 12 (8.11%) Linux
4 2 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (19.59%) Scrum
3 23 (15.54%) OO
3 23 (15.54%) Data Modelling
4 20 (13.51%) UML
4 20 (13.51%) Workflow
5 18 (12.16%) TDD
6 17 (11.49%) Use Case
7 14 (9.46%) SDLC
8 10 (6.76%) Performance Testing
8 10 (6.76%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (6.76%) Waterfall
8 10 (6.76%) TOGAF
9 9 (6.08%) PLM
9 9 (6.08%) Validation
9 9 (6.08%) CAD
9 9 (6.08%) BDD
9 9 (6.08%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (6.08%) Logical Data Model
10 8 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 67 (45.27%) Java
2 37 (25.00%) SQL
3 22 (14.86%) JavaScript
4 16 (10.81%) XPath
5 14 (9.46%) PL/SQL
6 9 (6.08%) C++
6 9 (6.08%) C
7 8 (5.41%) Tcl
8 5 (3.38%) Jython
8 5 (3.38%) Groovy
8 5 (3.38%) C#
9 1 (0.68%) Perl
9 1 (0.68%) ABAP
9 1 (0.68%) Python
9 1 (0.68%) Clojure
9 1 (0.68%) ClojureScript
9 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (6.76%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.38%) SC Cleared
2 5 (3.38%) ISEB
3 3 (2.03%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (2.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (3.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.68%) CA LISA
2 1 (0.68%) logstash
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Statspack
2 1 (0.68%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 50 (33.78%) Oracle
2 10 (6.76%) TIBCO
3 8 (5.41%) webMethods
4 5 (3.38%) Adobe
5 4 (2.70%) IBM
6 3 (2.03%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.03%) SAP
6 3 (2.03%) VMware
6 3 (2.03%) HP
6 3 (2.03%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.35%) CA
7 2 (1.35%) GoldenSource
7 2 (1.35%) Sybase
8 1 (0.68%) Chordiant
8 1 (0.68%) Sun
8 1 (0.68%) Veritas
8 1 (0.68%) Genesys
8 1 (0.68%) BEA
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