The first table below looks at the demand for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Lothian region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 14 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing SOA 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 1.69% 2.08% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 2.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +4.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
45 37 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 76.27% 77.08% 67.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 25 23
Average daily rate £360 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £445 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
SOA
Scotland

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the West Lothian region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the West Lothian region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

SOA
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Linlithgow - - - -
SOA
Scotland

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 3 (75.00%) CRM
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Maven
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Ant
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) FitNesse
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) User Stories
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Rational Application Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (25.00%) JBehave
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) JSP
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 1 (25.00%) CMS
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Portal
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (50.00%) Maven
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) FitNesse
1 2 (50.00%) Ant
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) JBehave
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Tester
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Developer
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Portal Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Portal Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) WSDL
2 1 (25.00%) XML Schema
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) Spring
2 1 (25.00%) Ajax
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) JSP
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) User Stories
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Content Management
3 1 (25.00%) eTOM
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Chordiant
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Genesys