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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 35 67 78
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +11
Contract jobs citing SOA 125 47 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.47% 1.92% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.88% 2.74% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 30 20
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £361 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £29.50 £32.30
% change year-on-year
+22.88% -8.66%
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
2126 1714 1749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.06% 69.90% 65.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 862 843
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 68
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% +64.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 August 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 29 August 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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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
Edinburgh +18 70 £425 +3.65% 7
Glasgow +7 36 £388 +3.33% 7
Aberdeen - 5 £338 - 1
West Lothian +1 1 £425 +13.33%
Stirling - 1 £350 -
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 166 (73.13%) Java
2 115 (50.66%) JBoss
3 75 (33.04%) Oracle
4 62 (27.31%) Java EE
5 61 (26.87%) JSF
6 58 (25.55%) Hibernate
7 56 (24.67%) Web Services
8 51 (22.47%) Maven
9 46 (20.26%) XML
10 43 (18.94%) HTML
11 42 (18.50%) SQL
12 39 (17.18%) Agile Software Development
12 39 (17.18%) TDD
13 38 (16.74%) OO
14 37 (16.30%) Spring
15 36 (15.86%) Relational Database
16 35 (15.42%) Scrum
17 32 (14.10%) JPA
17 32 (14.10%) Workflow
17 32 (14.10%) Oracle Database
18 30 (13.22%) Apache CXF
18 30 (13.22%) Use Case
19 28 (12.33%) JavaScript
20 27 (11.89%) Finance
20 27 (11.89%) BPMN
21 26 (11.45%) UML
22 25 (11.01%) Eclipse
22 25 (11.01%) XSLT
23 24 (10.57%) J2EE
24 23 (10.13%) Continuous Integration

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (5.29%) Oracle Workflow
2 11 (4.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (4.41%) WebLogic
4 7 (3.08%) Oracle Service Bus
5 5 (2.20%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.20%) GlassFish
5 5 (2.20%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.20%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.76%) CMS
7 3 (1.32%) Apache
7 3 (1.32%) WebSphere Portal
7 3 (1.32%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (0.88%) Confluence
8 2 (0.88%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (0.44%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.44%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.44%) SAS
9 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (0.44%) PegaRULES
Business Applications
1 14 (6.17%) Oracle Applications
1 14 (6.17%) Oracle BPM
2 11 (4.85%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (4.41%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (1.76%) Oracle HRMS
4 4 (1.76%) Oracle Payroll
5 3 (1.32%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.88%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.88%) TIBCO iProcess
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.32%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (0.44%) HTTP
2 1 (0.44%) Internet
2 1 (0.44%) Firewall
2 1 (0.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (15.86%) Relational Database
2 32 (14.10%) Oracle Database
3 18 (7.93%) Oracle Database 11g
4 17 (7.49%) RDBMS
5 10 (4.41%) SQL Server
6 5 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.32%) MySQL
8 3 (1.32%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.88%) Ingres
9 2 (0.88%) Spotfire
9 2 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle Discoverer
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (22.47%) Maven
2 25 (11.01%) Eclipse
3 16 (7.05%) Selenium
4 11 (4.85%) Subversion
5 10 (4.41%) Jenkins
6 9 (3.96%) Visual Studio
7 7 (3.08%) JProfiler
8 5 (2.20%) JUnit
9 3 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.32%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.32%) Rational Application Developer
10 2 (0.88%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.88%) Gradle
10 2 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.88%) JIRA
11 1 (0.44%) ReSharper
11 1 (0.44%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.44%) FxCop
11 1 (0.44%) Fiddler
General
1 27 (11.89%) Finance
2 14 (6.17%) Banking
3 2 (0.88%) Investment Banking
3 2 (0.88%) Local Government
3 2 (0.88%) Front Office
4 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 104 (45.81%) Developer
2 71 (31.28%) Java Developer
3 50 (22.03%) Architect
4 32 (14.10%) Designer
5 27 (11.89%) Solutions Architect
6 20 (8.81%) Java Architect
7 19 (8.37%) Senior Developer
8 15 (6.61%) Applications Architect
8 15 (6.61%) Senior Java Developer
9 14 (6.17%) Consultant
9 14 (6.17%) Technical Leader
10 13 (5.73%) Senior Architect
11 12 (5.29%) UI Developer
11 12 (5.29%) Oracle Technical Consultant
11 12 (5.29%) Technical Consultant
11 12 (5.29%) Oracle Consultant
11 12 (5.29%) UI Programmer
11 12 (5.29%) Java Applications Architect
12 11 (4.85%) Senior Solutions Architect
13 10 (4.41%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (27.31%) Java EE
2 61 (26.87%) JSF
3 58 (25.55%) Hibernate
4 56 (24.67%) Web Services
5 46 (20.26%) XML
6 43 (18.94%) HTML
7 37 (16.30%) Spring
8 32 (14.10%) JPA
9 30 (13.22%) Apache CXF
10 25 (11.01%) XSLT
11 24 (10.57%) J2EE
12 21 (9.25%) RichFaces
12 21 (9.25%) Drools
12 21 (9.25%) OSGi
13 19 (8.37%) SOAP
14 18 (7.93%) JSP
15 17 (7.49%) XHTML
15 17 (7.49%) jBPM
16 15 (6.61%) CSS
16 15 (6.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.41%) Open Source
2 9 (3.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (1.32%) SWIFT
4 2 (0.88%) Mobile App
4 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.88%) DataPower
4 2 (0.88%) GIS
4 2 (0.88%) Client/Server
4 2 (0.88%) N-Tier
4 2 (0.88%) Device Driver
4 2 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.44%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.44%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.44%) Social Media
5 1 (0.44%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.05%) UNIX
2 14 (6.17%) Linux
3 7 (3.08%) Windows
4 3 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.88%) Solaris
5 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (17.18%) Agile Software Development
1 39 (17.18%) TDD
2 38 (16.74%) OO
3 35 (15.42%) Scrum
4 32 (14.10%) Workflow
5 30 (13.22%) Use Case
6 27 (11.89%) BPMN
7 26 (11.45%) UML
8 23 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (9.69%) Data Modelling
10 20 (8.81%) Performance Monitoring
11 15 (6.61%) Waterfall
12 12 (5.29%) ETL
13 11 (4.85%) OOD
14 10 (4.41%) Unit Testing
15 9 (3.96%) Continuous Improvement
16 7 (3.08%) MVC
17 6 (2.64%) E-business
17 6 (2.64%) Test Automation
17 6 (2.64%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 166 (73.13%) Java
2 42 (18.50%) SQL
3 28 (12.33%) JavaScript
4 14 (6.17%) C#
5 7 (3.08%) Scala
6 6 (2.64%) Groovy
6 6 (2.64%) R
7 5 (2.20%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.20%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.76%) Jython
9 3 (1.32%) Ruby
9 3 (1.32%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.32%) C++
10 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.44%) ClojureScript
11 1 (0.44%) Perl
11 1 (0.44%) Python
11 1 (0.44%) XQuery
11 1 (0.44%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 1 (0.44%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 5 (2.20%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.32%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.88%) Degree
3 2 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.44%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.20%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) FATCA
2 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.76%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2 (0.88%) Data Guard
1 2 (0.88%) CA LISA
2 1 (0.44%) OpenAM
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 115 (50.66%) JBoss
2 75 (33.04%) Oracle
3 11 (4.85%) IBM
4 6 (2.64%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.32%) TIBCO
5 3 (1.32%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.32%) HP
5 3 (1.32%) Genesys
5 3 (1.32%) Sybase
5 3 (1.32%) Chordiant
6 2 (0.88%) CA
6 2 (0.88%) Kofax
6 2 (0.88%) Twitter
7 1 (0.44%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.44%) VMware
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Posted: 4 days ago
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