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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 8 19 9
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -10
Contract jobs citing SOA 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 7.14% 4.92% 6.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.82% 6.00% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate
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£370 £370 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £415
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £24.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+97.91% -30.93%
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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 West Lothian region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
34 50 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 80.95% 81.97% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 36 22
Average daily rate £375 £375 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £325 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 27 November 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%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Fiddler
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) FitNesse
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Chordiant
3 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) XML Schema
3 1 (25.00%) Genesys
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) Ant
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (50.00%) Fiddler
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) FitNesse
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (25.00%) Ant
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Designer
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) XML Schema
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) RESTful
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) XPath
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Chordiant
2 1 (25.00%) Genesys