The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 16 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 2.41% 1.92% 4.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.39% 2.56% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£375 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £411 £379
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +8.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.43 £49.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-21.97% +44.85%
SOA
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Lothian region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
59 39 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 71.08% 75.00% 77.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 27
Average daily rate £325 £360 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £414 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.14 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

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 28 April 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
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Contract
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Livingston -2 2 £375 -
SOA
Scotland

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) XML Schema
2 3 (60.00%) XPath
2 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) User Stories
3 2 (40.00%) Rational Application Developer
3 2 (40.00%) RESTful
3 2 (40.00%) JSON
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) FitNesse
3 2 (40.00%) Genesys
3 2 (40.00%) UML
3 2 (40.00%) CRM
3 2 (40.00%) Chordiant
3 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (40.00%) Ant
3 2 (40.00%) Maven
3 2 (40.00%) eTOM
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) Rational Application Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Ant
2 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (40.00%) Maven
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) FitNesse
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Solutions Designer
1 2 (40.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) XML
1 3 (60.00%) XML Schema
2 2 (40.00%) JSON
2 2 (40.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) User Stories
3 2 (40.00%) UML
3 2 (40.00%) CRM
3 2 (40.00%) eTOM
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) XPath
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Chordiant
1 2 (40.00%) Genesys