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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 56 37 74
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +37
Contract jobs citing SOA 91 126 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.84% 4.58% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.58% 5.87% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 67 16
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £288 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +18.64%
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
2541 2145 1791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.36% 78.03% 72.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1285 1130 899
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 34 38
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £165.00 £34.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 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 29 July 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 +15 41 £450 +50.00% 5
Edinburgh -46 22 £475 +5.55% 3
Aberdeen +12 10 £444 -
Renfrewshire +7 5 £420 -2.92%
West Lothian - 3 £400 - 1
Stirling +4 1 - -
Falkirk - 1 £450 -
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (49.66%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (44.97%) Java
3 50 (33.56%) Oracle
4 45 (30.20%) Web Services
5 44 (29.53%) XML
6 35 (23.49%) Middleware
6 35 (23.49%) SQL
7 31 (20.81%) Finance
7 31 (20.81%) Scrum
8 27 (18.12%) Oracle Database
8 27 (18.12%) Relational Database
9 25 (16.78%) Spring
10 24 (16.11%) Data Modelling
11 23 (15.44%) WebLogic
11 23 (15.44%) Workflow
12 22 (14.77%) OO
13 21 (14.09%) XSLT
14 20 (13.42%) JBoss
14 20 (13.42%) TDD
14 20 (13.42%) Oracle Database 11g
15 19 (12.75%) JavaScript
15 19 (12.75%) Hibernate
16 18 (12.08%) UML
17 16 (10.74%) XPath
17 16 (10.74%) Java EE
17 16 (10.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 15 (10.07%) Maven
18 15 (10.07%) Use Case
19 14 (9.40%) Oracle Fusion
19 14 (9.40%) UNIX

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 23 (15.44%) WebLogic
2 20 (13.42%) JBoss
3 16 (10.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 14 (9.40%) Oracle Service Bus
5 9 (6.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (3.36%) CMS
7 4 (2.68%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.01%) Drupal
8 3 (2.01%) GlassFish
8 3 (2.01%) Umbraco
9 2 (1.34%) Mule
9 2 (1.34%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.34%) IIS
10 1 (0.67%) Apache
10 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.67%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.67%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (5.37%) AutoCAD
1 8 (5.37%) Siemens NX
2 5 (3.36%) CATIA
3 2 (1.34%) MS Office
3 2 (1.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (7.38%) BusinessWorks
2 10 (6.71%) Teamcenter
2 10 (6.71%) TIBCO iProcess
3 6 (4.03%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.67%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.04%) SaaS
1 9 (6.04%) PaaS
2 7 (4.70%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.01%) IaaS
4 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.34%) Firewall
1 2 (1.34%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.67%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.67%) Network Security
2 1 (0.67%) LDAP
2 1 (0.67%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.12%) Oracle Database
1 27 (18.12%) Relational Database
2 20 (13.42%) Oracle Database 11g
3 13 (8.72%) RDBMS
4 10 (6.71%) Spotfire
5 8 (5.37%) Oracle Database 10g
5 8 (5.37%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (4.03%) SQL Server
7 4 (2.68%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (2.01%) MySQL
9 2 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.34%) DataStage
9 2 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.34%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.67%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (0.67%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.67%) Big Data
10 1 (0.67%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 15 (10.07%) Maven
2 11 (7.38%) Eclipse
3 9 (6.04%) Selenium
4 8 (5.37%) JProfiler
5 7 (4.70%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.03%) Cucumber
6 6 (4.03%) FitNesse
6 6 (4.03%) Ant
7 5 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (2.68%) Subversion
9 3 (2.01%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (1.34%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (1.34%) NUnit
10 2 (1.34%) CruiseControl
10 2 (1.34%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.34%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.67%) QUnit
11 1 (0.67%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.67%) YourKit
11 1 (0.67%) JIRA
General
1 31 (20.81%) Finance
2 9 (6.04%) Banking
3 4 (2.68%) Retail
4 2 (1.34%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.34%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.34%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.34%) Marketing
5 1 (0.67%) Advertising
5 1 (0.67%) Law
5 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.67%) Front Office
5 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.67%) Billing
5 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (28.19%) Architect
2 31 (20.81%) Designer
3 27 (18.12%) Developer
4 22 (14.77%) Solutions Architect
5 17 (11.41%) Consultant
6 16 (10.74%) Solutions Designer
6 16 (10.74%) Java Developer
6 16 (10.74%) SOA Designer
7 10 (6.71%) SOA Consultant
7 10 (6.71%) Analyst
7 10 (6.71%) Test Analyst
8 9 (6.04%) Oracle Consultant
8 9 (6.04%) Oracle SOA Consultant
9 7 (4.70%) Tester
10 5 (3.36%) Technical Architect
11 4 (2.68%) Senior Developer
11 4 (2.68%) .NET Developer
11 4 (2.68%) Enterprise Architect
11 4 (2.68%) Senior Designer
12 3 (2.01%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (30.20%) Web Services
2 44 (29.53%) XML
3 35 (23.49%) Middleware
4 25 (16.78%) Spring
5 21 (14.09%) XSLT
6 19 (12.75%) Hibernate
7 16 (10.74%) Java EE
8 14 (9.40%) Oracle Fusion
9 12 (8.05%) RESTful
9 12 (8.05%) WebCenter
10 11 (7.38%) HTML
10 11 (7.38%) J2EE
10 11 (7.38%) SOAP
11 10 (6.71%) JSON
11 10 (6.71%) Itk
12 9 (6.04%) DHTML
12 9 (6.04%) XSL
12 9 (6.04%) XML Schema
13 8 (5.37%) Apache CXF
13 8 (5.37%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.71%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.70%) Thin Client
3 7 (4.70%) Fat Client
3 7 (4.70%) User Experience
4 6 (4.03%) iPad
4 6 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (4.03%) Data Integration
5 5 (3.36%) W3C
6 4 (2.68%) DataPower
7 2 (1.34%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.34%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.34%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.67%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.67%) GIS
8 1 (0.67%) CESG
8 1 (0.67%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.67%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.40%) UNIX
1 14 (9.40%) Windows
2 10 (6.71%) Linux
3 2 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.67%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (49.66%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (20.81%) Scrum
3 24 (16.11%) Data Modelling
4 23 (15.44%) Workflow
5 22 (14.77%) OO
6 20 (13.42%) TDD
7 18 (12.08%) UML
8 15 (10.07%) Use Case
9 13 (8.72%) SDLC
10 11 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (6.71%) PLM
11 10 (6.71%) Technical Architecture
11 10 (6.71%) CAD
11 10 (6.71%) Validation
11 10 (6.71%) Analytics
12 9 (6.04%) BDD
12 9 (6.04%) Logical Data Model
13 8 (5.37%) Line Management
13 8 (5.37%) Root Cause Analysis
13 8 (5.37%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 67 (44.97%) Java
2 35 (23.49%) SQL
3 19 (12.75%) JavaScript
4 16 (10.74%) XPath
5 12 (8.05%) PL/SQL
6 10 (6.71%) C++
6 10 (6.71%) C
7 8 (5.37%) Tcl
8 5 (3.36%) C#
9 3 (2.01%) Groovy
9 3 (2.01%) Jython
10 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.67%) Perl
10 1 (0.67%) ABAP
10 1 (0.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (8.05%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.03%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.36%) Degree
3 5 (3.36%) ISEB
4 3 (2.01%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.71%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (4.03%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.67%) logstash
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Statspack
2 1 (0.67%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 50 (33.56%) Oracle
2 13 (8.72%) TIBCO
3 8 (5.37%) webMethods
4 6 (4.03%) Adobe
4 6 (4.03%) IBM
4 6 (4.03%) HP
5 4 (2.68%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.01%) SAP
6 3 (2.01%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.01%) VMware
7 2 (1.34%) GoldenSource
7 2 (1.34%) Sybase
8 1 (0.67%) CA
8 1 (0.67%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.67%) Siemens
8 1 (0.67%) Veritas
8 1 (0.67%) Tableau
8 1 (0.67%) Sun
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