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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 59 32 68
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +36
Contract jobs citing SOA 67 115 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.43% 4.70% 2.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 6.55% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 64 27
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £263 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £493 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +13.97%
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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
2139 1757 1460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 77.73% 71.77% 69.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1199 889 765
Average daily rate £397 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.92% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 26 20
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.93 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.43% -52.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.22 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £180.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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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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 +8 34 £450 +16.12% 6
Edinburgh -41 24 £398 +13.57% 6
Stirling - 1 £450 -
Dundee - - - -
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SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 98 (70.50%) Java
2 91 (65.47%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (32.37%) XML
4 38 (27.34%) Oracle
4 38 (27.34%) Spring
5 37 (26.62%) Scrum
6 34 (24.46%) JBoss
7 32 (23.02%) SQL
8 31 (22.30%) Web Services
8 31 (22.30%) Java EE
9 28 (20.14%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (20.14%) Finance
9 28 (20.14%) TDD
9 28 (20.14%) Eclipse
10 26 (18.71%) Hibernate
11 22 (15.83%) XSLT
11 22 (15.83%) Oracle Database
11 22 (15.83%) Relational Database
12 20 (14.39%) JProfiler
12 20 (14.39%) Maven
13 18 (12.95%) Banking
14 17 (12.23%) WebLogic
15 16 (11.51%) JavaScript
15 16 (11.51%) Linux
15 16 (11.51%) OO
16 15 (10.79%) ETL
16 15 (10.79%) UNIX
16 15 (10.79%) SOAP
16 15 (10.79%) SQL Server
16 15 (10.79%) J2EE

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 34 (24.46%) JBoss
2 17 (12.23%) WebLogic
3 7 (5.04%) GlassFish
3 7 (5.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (4.32%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.32%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.60%) Adobe CQ
6 4 (2.88%) IIS
6 4 (2.88%) Apache
6 4 (2.88%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (2.16%) Apache ServiceMix
7 3 (2.16%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (2.16%) WebSphere Process Server
8 2 (1.44%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (1.44%) WebLogic Integration
8 2 (1.44%) CMS
9 1 (0.72%) SAS
9 1 (0.72%) CICS
9 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.72%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 5 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.16%) MS Office
3 2 (1.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.72%) AquaLogic BPM
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.72%) SaaS
1 1 (0.72%) PaaS
1 1 (0.72%) Office 365
1 1 (0.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.88%) Wireshark
2 3 (2.16%) Network Security
2 3 (2.16%) Firewall
2 3 (2.16%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (2.16%) HTTP
3 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.72%) IPv4
3 1 (0.72%) IPv6
3 1 (0.72%) SAN
3 1 (0.72%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.83%) Oracle Database
1 22 (15.83%) Relational Database
2 15 (10.79%) SQL Server
3 14 (10.07%) RDBMS
4 11 (7.91%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (4.32%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.60%) MySQL
7 4 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.88%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (1.44%) DB2
8 2 (1.44%) Big Data
9 1 (0.72%) Informix
9 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.72%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 28 (20.14%) Eclipse
2 20 (14.39%) Maven
2 20 (14.39%) JProfiler
3 9 (6.47%) Selenium
3 9 (6.47%) Ant
3 9 (6.47%) Jenkins
4 7 (5.04%) FitNesse
4 7 (5.04%) Cucumber
5 5 (3.60%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (2.88%) Fiddler
6 4 (2.88%) LoadRunner
7 3 (2.16%) JUnit
7 3 (2.16%) Subversion
7 3 (2.16%) Rational Application Developer
8 1 (0.72%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.72%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.72%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.72%) JMeter
8 1 (0.72%) Checkstyle
8 1 (0.72%) JIRA
General
1 28 (20.14%) Finance
2 18 (12.95%) Banking
3 3 (2.16%) Retail
4 2 (1.44%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.44%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.44%) Back Office
4 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.72%) International Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 62 (44.60%) Developer
2 47 (33.81%) Java Developer
3 27 (19.42%) Designer
4 23 (16.55%) Solutions Designer
5 20 (14.39%) Architect
6 14 (10.07%) Senior Developer
7 13 (9.35%) Senior Java Developer
8 10 (7.19%) Technical Leader
8 10 (7.19%) Senior Designer
9 9 (6.47%) Tester
10 8 (5.76%) SOA Architect
11 7 (5.04%) Analyst
12 6 (4.32%) Solutions Architect
13 5 (3.60%) Test Analyst
13 5 (3.60%) Lead Developer
14 4 (2.88%) Performance Tester
14 4 (2.88%) Lead Java Developer
14 4 (2.88%) Web Architect
14 4 (2.88%) Digital Architect
14 4 (2.88%) Digital Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (32.37%) XML
2 38 (27.34%) Spring
3 31 (22.30%) Java EE
3 31 (22.30%) Web Services
4 26 (18.71%) Hibernate
5 22 (15.83%) XSLT
6 15 (10.79%) J2EE
6 15 (10.79%) SOAP
6 15 (10.79%) JSON
7 13 (9.35%) Middleware
7 13 (9.35%) CSS
7 13 (9.35%) HTML
7 13 (9.35%) RESTful
8 12 (8.63%) jQuery
9 11 (7.91%) .NET
10 10 (7.19%) Apache CXF
11 9 (6.47%) REST
12 8 (5.76%) JSP
12 8 (5.76%) XML Schema
12 8 (5.76%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.32%) Open Source
2 6 (4.32%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.60%) Social Media
3 5 (3.60%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.16%) Clustering
4 3 (2.16%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.44%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.44%) DataPower
5 2 (1.44%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.44%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.72%) User Experience
6 1 (0.72%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.72%) VSAM
6 1 (0.72%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.72%) CESG
6 1 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.72%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.51%) Linux
2 15 (10.79%) UNIX
3 10 (7.19%) Windows
4 7 (5.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.72%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (65.47%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (26.62%) Scrum
3 28 (20.14%) TDD
3 28 (20.14%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (11.51%) OO
5 15 (10.79%) ETL
6 14 (10.07%) UML
6 14 (10.07%) TOGAF
7 12 (8.63%) Waterfall
7 12 (8.63%) Performance Monitoring
8 11 (7.91%) BDD
9 10 (7.19%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (7.19%) Zachman Framework
10 8 (5.76%) Data Modelling
10 8 (5.76%) OOD
10 8 (5.76%) Performance Testing
10 8 (5.76%) User Stories
11 7 (5.04%) Analytics
11 7 (5.04%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (4.32%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 98 (70.50%) Java
2 32 (23.02%) SQL
3 16 (11.51%) JavaScript
4 13 (9.35%) PL/SQL
5 8 (5.76%) XPath
6 6 (4.32%) C#
6 6 (4.32%) C++
7 5 (3.60%) Groovy
7 5 (3.60%) Jython
8 4 (2.88%) Python
9 3 (2.16%) C
9 3 (2.16%) Perl
9 3 (2.16%) Ruby
10 1 (0.72%) Clojure
10 1 (0.72%) ClojureScript
10 1 (0.72%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 4 (2.88%) SC Cleared
1 4 (2.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.44%) VCP4
2 2 (1.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.04%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.72%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 38 (27.34%) Oracle
2 13 (9.35%) IBM
3 11 (7.91%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.60%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.16%) Genesys
5 3 (2.16%) Chordiant
6 2 (1.44%) Kony
6 2 (1.44%) VMware
6 2 (1.44%) Yahoo!
6 2 (1.44%) Google
7 1 (0.72%) Pega
7 1 (0.72%) F5
7 1 (0.72%) Teradata
7 1 (0.72%) GoldenSource
7 1 (0.72%) BEA
7 1 (0.72%) CA
7 1 (0.72%) Hitachi
7 1 (0.72%) HP
7 1 (0.72%) Dell
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