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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 70 74 42
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -32
Contract jobs citing SOA 80 58 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.68% 1.94% 3.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.23% 2.45% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 33 66
Median daily rate £411 £431 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +18.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £363 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £431 £410
% change year-on-year
+9.12% +5.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £38.43 £46.00
% change year-on-year
+23.61% -16.46%
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
2479 2370 2055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.08% 79.18% 76.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1416 1286 1099
Median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 64 28
Median hourly rate £37.75 £30.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.77% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.73 £12.10 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 +10 41 £375 -6.25% 13
Glasgow -7 17 £425 -5.55% 5
Inverclyde - 11 £420 -
Aberdeen +7 2 - -
West Lothian +7 1 £413 +10.00% 1
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 161 (68.51%) Java
2 117 (49.79%) JBoss
3 103 (43.83%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (31.91%) XML
5 71 (30.21%) Java EE
6 70 (29.79%) Oracle
7 68 (28.94%) Scrum
8 65 (27.66%) Hibernate
9 61 (25.96%) JSF
10 60 (25.53%) TDD
10 60 (25.53%) XSLT
10 60 (25.53%) UML
11 57 (24.26%) Continuous Integration
12 53 (22.55%) Eclipse
13 51 (21.70%) Web Services
13 51 (21.70%) SQL
14 50 (21.28%) Apache CXF
15 49 (20.85%) Drools
15 49 (20.85%) BPMN
16 47 (20.00%) OO
17 46 (19.57%) Use Case
17 46 (19.57%) JProfiler
18 44 (18.72%) SOAP
19 43 (18.30%) JPA
20 42 (17.87%) Performance Monitoring
21 41 (17.45%) Application Performance Monitoring
21 41 (17.45%) RichFaces
21 41 (17.45%) IBM
22 40 (17.02%) Data Modelling
23 37 (15.74%) Spring

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
1 117 (49.79%) JBoss
2 18 (7.66%) WebSphere
3 17 (7.23%) WebLogic
4 13 (5.53%) Tomcat
5 9 (3.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (3.40%) MQSeries
6 8 (3.40%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 6 (2.55%) CICS
8 3 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.85%) Apache
9 2 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.43%) Captiva
10 1 (0.43%) CMS
10 1 (0.43%) Node.js
10 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (1.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.43%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.43%) MS Office
2 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.43%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 1 (0.43%) PTC Creo
2 1 (0.43%) Siemens NX
2 1 (0.43%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 16 (6.81%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.70%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (1.70%) Teamcenter
3 3 (1.28%) BigMachines
3 3 (1.28%) Primavera
4 2 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.43%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.11%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.40%) PaaS
4 7 (2.98%) IaaS
5 2 (0.85%) SaaS
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.43%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.51%) HTTP
2 12 (5.11%) SSL
3 8 (3.40%) FTP
3 8 (3.40%) HTTPS
3 8 (3.40%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.43%) Internet
4 1 (0.43%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.34%) Relational Database
2 7 (2.98%) DB2
3 6 (2.55%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.55%) Oracle ODI
4 5 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.28%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.28%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.43%) Big Data
7 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.43%) MySQL
7 1 (0.43%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 53 (22.55%) Eclipse
2 46 (19.57%) JProfiler
3 25 (10.64%) SoapUI
4 24 (10.21%) Maven
5 14 (5.96%) JIRA
6 12 (5.11%) Selenium
7 11 (4.68%) Firebug
8 8 (3.40%) ClearCase
8 8 (3.40%) Subversion
8 8 (3.40%) XMLSpy
9 6 (2.55%) Ant
10 4 (1.70%) Git (software)
11 3 (1.28%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.28%) Gradle
11 3 (1.28%) JUnit
11 3 (1.28%) Mockito
12 2 (0.85%) Talend Open Studio
13 1 (0.43%) LoadRunner
13 1 (0.43%) StarTeam
13 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (13.19%) Banking
2 28 (11.91%) Finance
3 8 (3.40%) Law
4 4 (1.70%) Billing
4 4 (1.70%) Retail
4 4 (1.70%) Retail Banking
5 2 (0.85%) Back Office
5 2 (0.85%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.43%) German Language
6 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 91 (38.72%) Architect
1 91 (38.72%) Developer
2 64 (27.23%) Java Developer
3 62 (26.38%) Solutions Architect
4 15 (6.38%) Java Architect
5 14 (5.96%) Analyst
6 12 (5.11%) Agile Developer
6 12 (5.11%) Agile Java Developer
6 12 (5.11%) Senior Developer
6 12 (5.11%) SOA Architect
7 11 (4.68%) Java Solutions Architect
7 11 (4.68%) Senior Java Developer
8 10 (4.26%) Integration Developer
8 10 (4.26%) Technical Architect
8 10 (4.26%) Test Analyst
9 9 (3.83%) Applications Architect
10 8 (3.40%) Designer
10 8 (3.40%) Integration Architect
10 8 (3.40%) XML Developer
11 7 (2.98%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (31.91%) XML
2 71 (30.21%) Java EE
3 65 (27.66%) Hibernate
4 61 (25.96%) JSF
5 60 (25.53%) XSLT
6 51 (21.70%) Web Services
7 50 (21.28%) Apache CXF
8 49 (20.85%) Drools
9 44 (18.72%) SOAP
10 43 (18.30%) JPA
11 41 (17.45%) RichFaces
12 37 (15.74%) Spring
13 35 (14.89%) J2EE
14 32 (13.62%) REST
15 31 (13.19%) Middleware
16 28 (11.91%) RESTful
17 21 (8.94%) JSON
18 20 (8.51%) WSDL
18 20 (8.51%) XSD
19 16 (6.81%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.68%) DataPower
2 10 (4.26%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.40%) SWIFT
4 7 (2.98%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.13%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.70%) Smart Meter
6 4 (1.70%) User Experience
7 3 (1.28%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.28%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.85%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.43%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 28 (11.91%) Unix
2 14 (5.96%) Windows
3 13 (5.53%) Linux
3 13 (5.53%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.13%) AIX
5 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (43.83%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (28.94%) Scrum
3 60 (25.53%) TDD
3 60 (25.53%) UML
4 57 (24.26%) Continuous Integration
5 49 (20.85%) BPMN
6 47 (20.00%) OO
7 46 (19.57%) Use Case
8 42 (17.87%) Performance Monitoring
9 41 (17.45%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 40 (17.02%) Data Modelling
11 34 (14.47%) Logical Data Model
12 30 (12.77%) TOGAF
13 22 (9.36%) SDLC
14 19 (8.09%) Microservices
15 18 (7.66%) User Stories
16 17 (7.23%) Workflow
17 16 (6.81%) Mentoring
17 16 (6.81%) Waterfall
18 15 (6.38%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 161 (68.51%) Java
2 51 (21.70%) SQL
3 8 (3.40%) PL/SQL
4 6 (2.55%) COBOL
5 5 (2.13%) C
5 5 (2.13%) C++
6 4 (1.70%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.85%) C#
8 1 (0.43%) Ada
8 1 (0.43%) JCL
8 1 (0.43%) Perl
8 1 (0.43%) VB
8 1 (0.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (2.13%) Security Cleared
2 4 (1.70%) Degree
3 2 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (0.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.40%) HL7
1 8 (3.40%) SEPA
2 6 (2.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.70%) COBIT
4 3 (1.28%) QA
5 2 (0.85%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.85%) EMIR
System Software
1 10 (4.26%) Docker
2 5 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.13%) vSphere
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (5.53%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.55%) Ansible
2 6 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.55%) Puppet
3 2 (0.85%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.43%) Mesos
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 70 (29.79%) Oracle
2 41 (17.45%) IBM
3 15 (6.38%) HP
3 15 (6.38%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.40%) Red Hat
4 8 (3.40%) Remedy
5 5 (2.13%) Citrix
5 5 (2.13%) VMware
6 4 (1.70%) Tableau
7 3 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.28%) Siemens
8 2 (0.85%) Cognizant
8 2 (0.85%) PayPal
8 2 (0.85%) Pega
8 2 (0.85%) SAP
8 2 (0.85%) Talend
9 1 (0.43%) Avaya
9 1 (0.43%) Cisco
9 1 (0.43%) hybris
9 1 (0.43%) Sybase
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