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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 42 66 73
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +7
Contract jobs citing SOA 112 50 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.96% 2.03% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.20% 2.88% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 32 24
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £352 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £385 £398
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+8.52% +0.78%
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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
2153 1736 1810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.19% 70.54% 67.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1132 872 888
Average daily rate £379 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 50 76
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £17.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +63.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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 +22 63 £425 +3.03% 4
Glasgow -3 33 £353 -6.00% 5
West Lothian -2 1 £425 +14.09%
Stirling - 1 £350 -
Fife - - - - 1
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SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (74.88%) Java
2 106 (49.30%) JBoss
3 90 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (33.49%) Oracle
5 57 (26.51%) Java EE
6 55 (25.58%) JSF
7 51 (23.72%) Maven
7 51 (23.72%) Hibernate
8 49 (22.79%) XML
9 45 (20.93%) Web Services
10 44 (20.47%) HTML
11 43 (20.00%) SQL
11 43 (20.00%) TDD
12 40 (18.60%) OO
13 39 (18.14%) Spring
14 38 (17.67%) Relational Database
15 37 (17.21%) Scrum
16 34 (15.81%) Oracle Database
17 29 (13.49%) Use Case
18 28 (13.02%) Workflow
18 28 (13.02%) UML
18 28 (13.02%) Apache CXF
19 27 (12.56%) Eclipse
19 27 (12.56%) JavaScript
19 27 (12.56%) XSLT
19 27 (12.56%) Finance
19 27 (12.56%) Continuous Integration
20 26 (12.09%) BPMN
20 26 (12.09%) JPA
21 24 (11.16%) J2EE

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 12 (5.58%) WebLogic
1 12 (5.58%) Oracle Workflow
2 11 (5.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (3.26%) Oracle Service Bus
3 7 (3.26%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.26%) GlassFish
4 5 (2.33%) Apache
4 5 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.86%) CMS
6 3 (1.40%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (1.40%) WebSphere Process Server
6 3 (1.40%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (1.40%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (0.93%) Confluence
7 2 (0.93%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (0.93%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (0.93%) WebLogic Integration
8 1 (0.47%) PegaRULES
8 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 14 (6.51%) Oracle Applications
1 14 (6.51%) Oracle BPM
2 11 (5.12%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (4.65%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (1.86%) Oracle HRMS
4 4 (1.86%) Oracle Payroll
5 3 (1.40%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.93%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.93%) TIBCO iProcess
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.47%) HTTP
1 1 (0.47%) Internet
1 1 (0.47%) Firewall
1 1 (0.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (17.67%) Relational Database
2 34 (15.81%) Oracle Database
3 19 (8.84%) RDBMS
4 18 (8.37%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (4.19%) SQL Server
6 5 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.86%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.40%) MySQL
8 3 (1.40%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.93%) Spotfire
9 2 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.93%) Ingres
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle Discoverer
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (23.72%) Maven
2 27 (12.56%) Eclipse
3 16 (7.44%) Selenium
4 10 (4.65%) Subversion
4 10 (4.65%) Jenkins
5 9 (4.19%) JProfiler
6 8 (3.72%) Visual Studio
7 5 (2.33%) JUnit
8 3 (1.40%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.40%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.40%) Rational Application Developer
9 2 (0.93%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.93%) Gradle
9 2 (0.93%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.93%) JIRA
10 1 (0.47%) ReSharper
10 1 (0.47%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.47%) FxCop
10 1 (0.47%) Fiddler
General
1 27 (12.56%) Finance
2 13 (6.05%) Banking
3 2 (0.93%) Investment Banking
3 2 (0.93%) Local Government
3 2 (0.93%) Front Office
4 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 107 (49.77%) Developer
2 75 (34.88%) Java Developer
3 35 (16.28%) Architect
4 32 (14.88%) Designer
5 22 (10.23%) Solutions Architect
6 21 (9.77%) Senior Developer
7 17 (7.91%) Senior Java Developer
8 14 (6.51%) Technical Leader
8 14 (6.51%) Consultant
9 13 (6.05%) Java Architect
10 12 (5.58%) Oracle Technical Consultant
10 12 (5.58%) UI Developer
10 12 (5.58%) Technical Consultant
10 12 (5.58%) Oracle Consultant
10 12 (5.58%) UI Programmer
11 11 (5.12%) Senior Architect
12 10 (4.65%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
12 10 (4.65%) Oracle HR Consultant
12 10 (4.65%) Payroll Consultant
12 10 (4.65%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (26.51%) Java EE
2 55 (25.58%) JSF
3 51 (23.72%) Hibernate
4 49 (22.79%) XML
5 45 (20.93%) Web Services
6 44 (20.47%) HTML
7 39 (18.14%) Spring
8 28 (13.02%) Apache CXF
9 27 (12.56%) XSLT
10 26 (12.09%) JPA
11 24 (11.16%) J2EE
12 21 (9.77%) Drools
13 20 (9.30%) JSP
14 18 (8.37%) SOAP
15 17 (7.91%) CSS
15 17 (7.91%) XHTML
15 17 (7.91%) REST
16 16 (7.44%) RichFaces
16 16 (7.44%) Middleware
17 15 (6.98%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.65%) Open Source
2 9 (4.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (1.86%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.86%) DataPower
4 2 (0.93%) SWIFT
4 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.93%) User Experience
4 2 (0.93%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (0.93%) GIS
4 2 (0.93%) Device Driver
4 2 (0.93%) Clustering
4 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.47%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.47%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.47%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.47%) Social Media
5 1 (0.47%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.47%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.44%) UNIX
2 14 (6.51%) Linux
3 7 (3.26%) Windows
4 3 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.93%) Solaris
5 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.47%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (20.00%) TDD
3 40 (18.60%) OO
4 37 (17.21%) Scrum
5 29 (13.49%) Use Case
6 28 (13.02%) UML
6 28 (13.02%) Workflow
7 27 (12.56%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (12.09%) BPMN
9 22 (10.23%) Performance Monitoring
10 21 (9.77%) Data Modelling
11 16 (7.44%) Mentoring
12 15 (6.98%) Waterfall
13 11 (5.12%) OOD
13 11 (5.12%) ETL
14 10 (4.65%) Unit Testing
15 9 (4.19%) Continuous Improvement
16 8 (3.72%) MVC
16 8 (3.72%) BPEL
17 6 (2.79%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 161 (74.88%) Java
2 43 (20.00%) SQL
3 27 (12.56%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.05%) C#
5 7 (3.26%) PL/SQL
5 7 (3.26%) Scala
6 6 (2.79%) Groovy
6 6 (2.79%) R
7 4 (1.86%) Jython
7 4 (1.86%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.40%) C++
8 3 (1.40%) Ruby
8 3 (1.40%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.93%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.47%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 1 (0.47%) Clojure
10 1 (0.47%) Perl
10 1 (0.47%) Python
10 1 (0.47%) XQuery
10 1 (0.47%) ClojureScript
Qualifications
1 5 (2.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.40%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.47%) Degree
4 1 (0.47%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.33%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.86%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2 (0.93%) Data Guard
1 2 (0.93%) CA LISA
2 1 (0.47%) OpenAM
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 106 (49.30%) JBoss
2 72 (33.49%) Oracle
3 13 (6.05%) IBM
4 6 (2.79%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.40%) TIBCO
5 3 (1.40%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.40%) HP
5 3 (1.40%) Genesys
5 3 (1.40%) Sybase
5 3 (1.40%) Chordiant
6 2 (0.93%) CA
6 2 (0.93%) Kofax
6 2 (0.93%) Yahoo!
6 2 (0.93%) Google
6 2 (0.93%) Twitter
6 2 (0.93%) Kony
7 1 (0.47%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.47%) VMware
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