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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 60 36 59
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +23
Contract jobs citing SOA 82 122 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.50% 4.37% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.14% 5.61% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 63 32
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £300 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £472 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £430 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +10.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.25 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +22.88%
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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
2611 2175 1757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.58% 77.90% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1359 1112 886
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 30 40
Average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £156.00 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 September 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 September 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 +5 30 £450 +21.62% 4
Edinburgh -39 27 £438 +2.94% 4
Aberdeen +9 9 £450 +33.33%
West Lothian -3 7 £400 -5.88%
Renfrewshire +6 3 £415 -4.08%
Falkirk - 1 £450 -
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SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 58 (43.61%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (41.35%) Java
3 40 (30.08%) Oracle
4 39 (29.32%) Web Services
5 34 (25.56%) Middleware
6 32 (24.06%) XML
7 26 (19.55%) Finance
8 25 (18.80%) Scrum
9 22 (16.54%) Workflow
10 21 (15.79%) OO
10 21 (15.79%) Data Modelling
10 21 (15.79%) Oracle Database
11 20 (15.04%) XSLT
11 20 (15.04%) SQL
11 20 (15.04%) Oracle Database 11g
12 19 (14.29%) JBoss
13 18 (13.53%) UML
13 18 (13.53%) Relational Database
14 17 (12.78%) WebLogic
15 16 (12.03%) Spring
15 16 (12.03%) Oracle Fusion
15 16 (12.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 15 (11.28%) JavaScript
17 14 (10.53%) TDD
17 14 (10.53%) Use Case
18 13 (9.77%) Security Cleared
18 13 (9.77%) TIBCO
18 13 (9.77%) Windows
19 12 (9.02%) Hibernate
20 11 (8.27%) BusinessWorks

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 19 (14.29%) JBoss
2 17 (12.78%) WebLogic
3 16 (12.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 11 (8.27%) Oracle Service Bus
5 6 (4.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (3.01%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.01%) CMS
7 3 (2.26%) Drupal
7 3 (2.26%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.50%) Mule
8 2 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.50%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.75%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.75%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (6.02%) AutoCAD
1 8 (6.02%) Siemens NX
2 5 (3.76%) CATIA
3 2 (1.50%) MS Office
3 2 (1.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (8.27%) BusinessWorks
2 10 (7.52%) Teamcenter
2 10 (7.52%) TIBCO iProcess
3 6 (4.51%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.77%) SaaS
1 9 (6.77%) PaaS
2 7 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.26%) IaaS
4 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.50%) Firewall
1 2 (1.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.75%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.75%) Network Security
2 1 (0.75%) LDAP
2 1 (0.75%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.79%) Oracle Database
2 20 (15.04%) Oracle Database 11g
3 18 (13.53%) Relational Database
4 10 (7.52%) Spotfire
5 8 (6.02%) RDBMS
6 5 (3.76%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (2.26%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.50%) DataStage
9 1 (0.75%) QualityStage
9 1 (0.75%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.75%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.75%) Big Data
9 1 (0.75%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 9 (6.77%) Eclipse
2 8 (6.02%) JProfiler
3 7 (5.26%) Maven
4 5 (3.76%) Selenium
4 5 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.01%) Subversion
6 3 (2.26%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.26%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.50%) MSBuild
7 2 (1.50%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.50%) NUnit
7 2 (1.50%) CruiseControl
7 2 (1.50%) FitNesse
7 2 (1.50%) Ant
7 2 (1.50%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.75%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.75%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.75%) Hudson
8 1 (0.75%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.75%) QUnit
General
1 26 (19.55%) Finance
2 8 (6.02%) Banking
3 2 (1.50%) Retail
3 2 (1.50%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.50%) Marketing
4 1 (0.75%) Front Office
4 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.75%) Private Banking
4 1 (0.75%) Billing
4 1 (0.75%) Law
4 1 (0.75%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 45 (33.83%) Architect
2 30 (22.56%) Designer
3 26 (19.55%) Solutions Architect
4 22 (16.54%) Developer
5 16 (12.03%) Consultant
5 16 (12.03%) SOA Designer
6 15 (11.28%) Java Developer
7 14 (10.53%) Solutions Designer
8 10 (7.52%) SOA Consultant
9 9 (6.77%) Oracle Consultant
9 9 (6.77%) Oracle SOA Consultant
10 6 (4.51%) Tester
10 6 (4.51%) Analyst
10 6 (4.51%) Test Analyst
11 5 (3.76%) Technical Architect
12 4 (3.01%) Enterprise Architect
13 3 (2.26%) Web Analyst
13 3 (2.26%) ScrumMaster
13 3 (2.26%) Web Test Analyst
13 3 (2.26%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (29.32%) Web Services
2 34 (25.56%) Middleware
3 32 (24.06%) XML
4 20 (15.04%) XSLT
5 16 (12.03%) Spring
5 16 (12.03%) Oracle Fusion
6 12 (9.02%) Hibernate
7 11 (8.27%) HTML
8 10 (7.52%) Java EE
8 10 (7.52%) JPA
8 10 (7.52%) WebCenter
8 10 (7.52%) Itk
9 9 (6.77%) XSL
9 9 (6.77%) DHTML
10 8 (6.02%) J2EE
11 6 (4.51%) REST
12 5 (3.76%) Apache CXF
12 5 (3.76%) SOAP
12 5 (3.76%) JSON
13 4 (3.01%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.52%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.26%) DataPower
3 7 (5.26%) Thin Client
3 7 (5.26%) Fat Client
4 6 (4.51%) iPad
4 6 (4.51%) User Experience
5 5 (3.76%) W3C
6 4 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.50%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.50%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.50%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.75%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.75%) CESG
8 1 (0.75%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.75%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.77%) Windows
2 9 (6.77%) UNIX
3 7 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (43.61%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (18.80%) Scrum
3 22 (16.54%) Workflow
4 21 (15.79%) OO
4 21 (15.79%) Data Modelling
5 18 (13.53%) UML
6 14 (10.53%) TDD
6 14 (10.53%) Use Case
7 11 (8.27%) Logical Data Model
8 10 (7.52%) Analytics
8 10 (7.52%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (7.52%) PLM
8 10 (7.52%) Validation
8 10 (7.52%) CAD
9 9 (6.77%) Technical Architecture
10 8 (6.02%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (6.02%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (6.02%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (6.02%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 8 (6.02%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 55 (41.35%) Java
2 20 (15.04%) SQL
3 15 (11.28%) JavaScript
4 11 (8.27%) XPath
5 10 (7.52%) C
5 10 (7.52%) C++
6 8 (6.02%) Tcl
7 4 (3.01%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.26%) C#
9 1 (0.75%) Perl
9 1 (0.75%) Python
9 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (9.77%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.76%) Degree
3 5 (3.76%) ISEB
4 3 (2.26%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (3.01%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (4.51%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.75%) logstash
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle Statspack
2 1 (0.75%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 40 (30.08%) Oracle
2 13 (9.77%) TIBCO
3 8 (6.02%) webMethods
4 7 (5.26%) IBM
5 6 (4.51%) HP
5 6 (4.51%) Adobe
6 4 (3.01%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.01%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.26%) VMware
8 2 (1.50%) GoldenSource
8 2 (1.50%) Sybase
8 2 (1.50%) SAP
9 1 (0.75%) CA
9 1 (0.75%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.75%) Siemens
9 1 (0.75%) Veritas
9 1 (0.75%) Tableau
9 1 (0.75%) Sun