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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 59 36 57
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +21
Contract jobs citing SOA 68 90 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.54% 4.02% 2.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.30% 5.61% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 46 31
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£425 £348 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.30% -18.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £225 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £405 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
2058 1604 1394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.79% 71.67% 68.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1161 809 746
Average daily rate £396 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 18
Average hourly rate £28.50 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.68 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.45 £58.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 -28 33 £423 +28.03% 5
Glasgow 0 23 £425 +9.67% 6
Stirling - 4 £450 - 1
Dundee - - - -
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 125 (78.62%) Java
2 97 (61.01%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (31.45%) JBoss
4 43 (27.04%) XML
5 41 (25.79%) Scrum
6 37 (23.27%) Oracle
6 37 (23.27%) Java EE
7 36 (22.64%) Eclipse
8 35 (22.01%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (22.01%) Spring
9 33 (20.75%) TDD
9 33 (20.75%) Web Services
10 30 (18.87%) OO
10 30 (18.87%) Hibernate
11 29 (18.24%) XSLT
12 26 (16.35%) Finance
13 25 (15.72%) SQL
14 24 (15.09%) UML
14 24 (15.09%) JProfiler
15 21 (13.21%) Oracle Database
16 20 (12.58%) Performance Monitoring
16 20 (12.58%) Relational Database
17 18 (11.32%) REST
17 18 (11.32%) Maven
17 18 (11.32%) Linux
17 18 (11.32%) J2EE
17 18 (11.32%) SOAP
18 16 (10.06%) JavaScript
18 16 (10.06%) HTML
18 16 (10.06%) Banking

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 50 (31.45%) JBoss
2 15 (9.43%) WebLogic
3 8 (5.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (4.40%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.77%) GlassFish
5 6 (3.77%) WebSphere
6 5 (3.14%) Apache ServiceMix
7 4 (2.52%) Apache
7 4 (2.52%) Adobe CQ
8 3 (1.89%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (1.89%) WebSphere Process Server
8 3 (1.89%) IIS
8 3 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (1.26%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (1.26%) WebLogic Integration
10 1 (0.63%) AquaLogic
10 1 (0.63%) PegaRULES
10 1 (0.63%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.63%) Mule
Applications
1 5 (3.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.89%) MS Office
3 2 (1.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.14%) Oracle BPM
1 5 (3.14%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.26%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.26%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (1.26%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.63%) AquaLogic BPM
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Office 365
1 1 (0.63%) IaaS
1 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.63%) SaaS
1 1 (0.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.52%) Wireshark
2 3 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (1.89%) Network Security
2 3 (1.89%) HTTP
2 3 (1.89%) Firewall
3 1 (0.63%) IPv4
3 1 (0.63%) IPv6
3 1 (0.63%) Intranet
3 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.21%) Oracle Database
2 20 (12.58%) Relational Database
3 14 (8.81%) SQL Server
3 14 (8.81%) Oracle Database 11g
4 13 (8.18%) RDBMS
5 6 (3.77%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.52%) MySQL
8 2 (1.26%) DB2
8 2 (1.26%) Big Data
9 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.63%) Informix
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (22.64%) Eclipse
2 24 (15.09%) JProfiler
3 18 (11.32%) Maven
4 6 (3.77%) Selenium
4 6 (3.77%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.14%) Rational Application Developer
5 5 (3.14%) Ant
6 4 (2.52%) LoadRunner
6 4 (2.52%) Fiddler
6 4 (2.52%) Subversion
6 4 (2.52%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (2.52%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.89%) FitNesse
7 3 (1.89%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.89%) JUnit
8 2 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.26%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.63%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.63%) Bower
9 1 (0.63%) YourKit
General
1 26 (16.35%) Finance
2 16 (10.06%) Banking
3 2 (1.26%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.26%) Back Office
3 2 (1.26%) Retail
3 2 (1.26%) Local Government
4 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.63%) International Banking
4 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 81 (50.94%) Developer
2 65 (40.88%) Java Developer
3 36 (22.64%) Designer
4 23 (14.47%) Solutions Designer
4 23 (14.47%) Architect
5 22 (13.84%) Senior Developer
6 21 (13.21%) Senior Java Developer
7 12 (7.55%) Technical Leader
8 10 (6.29%) Senior Designer
9 9 (5.66%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (4.40%) SOA Architect
10 7 (4.40%) Tester
11 5 (3.14%) Lead Developer
12 4 (2.52%) Performance Tester
12 4 (2.52%) Lead Java Developer
12 4 (2.52%) Web Architect
12 4 (2.52%) Digital Solutions Architect
12 4 (2.52%) Digital Architect
13 3 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Consultant
13 3 (1.89%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (27.04%) XML
2 37 (23.27%) Java EE
3 35 (22.01%) Spring
4 33 (20.75%) Web Services
5 30 (18.87%) Hibernate
6 29 (18.24%) XSLT
7 18 (11.32%) REST
7 18 (11.32%) J2EE
7 18 (11.32%) SOAP
8 16 (10.06%) HTML
9 14 (8.81%) Apache CXF
10 13 (8.18%) .NET
10 13 (8.18%) Middleware
11 12 (7.55%) CSS
11 12 (7.55%) JPA
12 11 (6.92%) JSF
12 11 (6.92%) JSON
13 9 (5.66%) jQuery
13 9 (5.66%) JSP
14 8 (5.03%) JAAS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.66%) Open Source
2 6 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.14%) Social Media
4 4 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (2.52%) DataPower
5 3 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.89%) Cryptography
5 3 (1.89%) Clustering
6 2 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.26%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.26%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.26%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.26%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.26%) User Experience
7 1 (0.63%) VSAM
7 1 (0.63%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.32%) Linux
2 15 (9.43%) UNIX
3 11 (6.92%) Windows
4 8 (5.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.63%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (61.01%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (25.79%) Scrum
3 35 (22.01%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (20.75%) TDD
5 30 (18.87%) OO
6 24 (15.09%) UML
7 20 (12.58%) Performance Monitoring
8 15 (9.43%) Waterfall
9 14 (8.81%) OOD
9 14 (8.81%) TOGAF
9 14 (8.81%) Use Case
10 12 (7.55%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (6.92%) ETL
12 10 (6.29%) Zachman Framework
13 9 (5.66%) MVC
14 7 (4.40%) Analytics
15 6 (3.77%) Data Modelling
15 6 (3.77%) OOA/OOD
15 6 (3.77%) Performance Testing
15 6 (3.77%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 125 (78.62%) Java
2 25 (15.72%) SQL
3 16 (10.06%) JavaScript
4 9 (5.66%) C#
5 8 (5.03%) C++
6 7 (4.40%) PL/SQL
7 5 (3.14%) Groovy
8 4 (2.52%) Jython
8 4 (2.52%) Python
9 3 (1.89%) XPath
9 3 (1.89%) Ruby
9 3 (1.89%) Scala
9 3 (1.89%) C
9 3 (1.89%) Perl
10 2 (1.26%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.63%) Clojure
11 1 (0.63%) ClojureScript
11 1 (0.63%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 3 (1.89%) Security Cleared
1 3 (1.89%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.26%) Degree
3 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.52%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.26%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 37 (23.27%) Oracle
2 15 (9.43%) IBM
3 12 (7.55%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.66%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.14%) Chordiant
5 5 (3.14%) Genesys
6 2 (1.26%) VMware
6 2 (1.26%) CA
6 2 (1.26%) Yahoo!
6 2 (1.26%) Google
6 2 (1.26%) Kony
7 1 (0.63%) F5
7 1 (0.63%) Twitter
7 1 (0.63%) GoldenSource
7 1 (0.63%) Pega
7 1 (0.63%) HP
7 1 (0.63%) Dell
7 1 (0.63%) Hitachi
7 1 (0.63%) BEA
7 1 (0.63%) Teradata
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