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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Scotland / West Lothian
Rank 15 10 15
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing SOA 4 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 7.41% 9.38% 3.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.51% 12.24% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
Median daily rate £388 £388 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £465 £450
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +42.85%

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
47 49 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 87.04% 76.56% 74.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 32 23
Median daily rate £363 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £413 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £22.00 £13.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +67.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Lothian region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Livingston -6 3 - -
SOA
Scotland

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Lothian region with a requirement for SOA.

1 13 (100.00%) Java
1 13 (100.00%) CRM
2 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) Performance Testing
3 7 (53.85%) J2EE
3 7 (53.85%) OpenView
3 7 (53.85%) HP
3 7 (53.85%) LoadRunner
3 7 (53.85%) HP SiteScope
4 6 (46.15%) Oracle Database
4 6 (46.15%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (46.15%) Relational Database
4 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (46.15%) SDLC
4 6 (46.15%) Middleware
4 6 (46.15%) Oracle
4 6 (46.15%) Unix
4 6 (46.15%) PL/SQL
4 6 (46.15%) SQL
4 6 (46.15%) Data Modelling
4 6 (46.15%) RDBMS
4 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
4 6 (46.15%) Change Control
4 6 (46.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (46.15%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Billing
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
5 3 (23.08%) Project Planning
5 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle Database
1 6 (46.15%) RDBMS
1 6 (46.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) LoadRunner
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle APEX
General
1 6 (46.15%) Billing
1 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Database Designer
1 6 (46.15%) Designer
2 4 (30.77%) Performance Tester
2 4 (30.77%) Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Test Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) J2EE
2 6 (46.15%) Middleware
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Reference Data
2 2 (15.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) CRM
2 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) Performance Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Change Control
4 6 (46.15%) Data Modelling
4 6 (46.15%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (46.15%) SDLC
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) Performance Engineering
5 3 (23.08%) Project Planning
5 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
5 3 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) PL/SQL
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) HP SiteScope
1 7 (53.85%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) HP
2 6 (46.15%) Oracle