Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for SOA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOA over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 52 51
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 -25
Contract jobs citing SOA 82 75 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.84% 3.52% 2.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 4.19% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 61 61
Edinburgh median daily rate £363 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% -15.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £238 £218 £313
90th Percentile £538 £388 £513
Scotland median daily rate £395 £340 £400
% change year-on-year +16.18% -15.00% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

SOA is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2435 1792 2666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 84.23% 84.01% 83.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1424 1026 1379
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - -3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 21
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £19.75 £19.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.33% +3.84% +20.61%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £37.52 £46.69 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.61
% change year-on-year +16.67% -18.00% +17.75%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Edinburgh

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOA in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Edinburgh

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for SOA.

1 64 (78.05%) Java
2 39 (47.56%) Spring
3 38 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (43.90%) Web Services
5 35 (42.68%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (40.24%) XML
7 32 (39.02%) Hibernate
8 31 (37.80%) JBoss
9 30 (36.59%) Oracle
9 30 (36.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 29 (35.37%) JSON
11 28 (34.15%) Scrum
12 27 (32.93%) Software Engineering
13 26 (31.71%) Java EE
14 25 (30.49%) Linux
14 25 (30.49%) Configuration Management
14 25 (30.49%) Drools
14 25 (30.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 24 (29.27%) RESTful
16 23 (28.05%) Cucumber
16 23 (28.05%) Jenkins
17 22 (26.83%) Microservices
17 22 (26.83%) Mockito
17 22 (26.83%) Degree
17 22 (26.83%) Finance
18 21 (25.61%) JMX
18 21 (25.61%) Git (software)
19 20 (24.39%) Computer Science
19 20 (24.39%) Puppet
19 20 (24.39%) GitLab

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 31 (37.80%) JBoss
2 30 (36.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (3.66%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.22%) Apache
5 1 (1.22%) CICS
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 16 (19.51%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (8.54%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 20 (24.39%) GitHub
2 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.44%) IaaS
3 2 (2.44%) PaaS
4 1 (1.22%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) Internet
2 2 (2.44%) CTI
2 2 (2.44%) SSL
3 1 (1.22%) AMQP
3 1 (1.22%) Firewall
3 1 (1.22%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.22%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.54%) Oracle Database
1 7 (8.54%) Redis
1 7 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (28.05%) Cucumber
1 23 (28.05%) Jenkins
2 22 (26.83%) Mockito
3 21 (25.61%) Git (software)
4 20 (24.39%) GitLab
5 18 (21.95%) Maven
6 14 (17.07%) Eclipse
7 6 (7.32%) Subversion
8 5 (6.10%) Selenium
9 3 (3.66%) JProfiler
10 2 (2.44%) JUnit
10 2 (2.44%) LoadRunner
10 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.22%) IntelliJ
11 1 (1.22%) JIRA
11 1 (1.22%) JMeter
11 1 (1.22%) Log4j
11 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.22%) TestComplete
General
1 22 (26.83%) Finance
2 10 (12.20%) Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 32 (39.02%) Developer
2 24 (29.27%) Java Developer
3 12 (14.63%) Analyst
4 10 (12.20%) Java Engineer
4 10 (12.20%) Software Engineer
5 9 (10.98%) Architect
5 9 (10.98%) Senior Developer
5 9 (10.98%) Senior Software Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Consultant
6 6 (7.32%) Designer
6 6 (7.32%) Java Software Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Senior Java Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Senior Java Software Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Software Consultant
7 5 (6.10%) C# Developer
7 5 (6.10%) C# Software Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Senior C# Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Senior C# Software Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (47.56%) Spring
2 36 (43.90%) Web Services
3 33 (40.24%) XML
4 32 (39.02%) Hibernate
5 29 (35.37%) JSON
6 26 (31.71%) Java EE
7 25 (30.49%) Drools
8 24 (29.27%) RESTful
9 21 (25.61%) JMX
10 18 (21.95%) JPA
10 18 (21.95%) XSLT
11 17 (20.73%) jBPM
11 17 (20.73%) REST
12 14 (17.07%) SOAP
13 13 (15.85%) JSF
14 9 (10.98%) Apache CXF
15 8 (9.76%) RabbitMQ
16 7 (8.54%) Apache OpenJPA
16 7 (8.54%) Entity Framework
16 7 (8.54%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 20 (24.39%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.54%) N-Tier
3 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.66%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.44%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.22%) Blog
6 1 (1.22%) DataPower
6 1 (1.22%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.22%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 25 (30.49%) Linux
1 25 (30.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (42.68%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (34.15%) Scrum
4 27 (32.93%) Software Engineering
5 25 (30.49%) Configuration Management
6 22 (26.83%) Microservices
7 19 (23.17%) TDD
8 17 (20.73%) BPMN
9 16 (19.51%) Use Case
10 15 (18.29%) High Availability
10 15 (18.29%) Test Automation
11 14 (17.07%) Mentoring
11 14 (17.07%) Workflow
12 13 (15.85%) Risk Management
13 12 (14.63%) Performance Monitoring
14 11 (13.41%) Business Process Modelling
14 11 (13.41%) OOA/OOD
14 11 (13.41%) SDLC
15 10 (12.20%) Application Performance Monitoring
15 10 (12.20%) OO
Programming Languages
1 64 (78.05%) Java
2 11 (13.41%) SQL
3 7 (8.54%) C#
3 7 (8.54%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.66%) XPath
5 2 (2.44%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (26.83%) Degree
2 19 (23.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (4.88%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.44%) MCSD
4 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.22%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (19.51%) GDPR
2 13 (15.85%) PCI DSS
3 8 (9.76%) QA
4 1 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (24.39%) Puppet
2 2 (2.44%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (2.44%) OpenView
Vendors
1 30 (36.59%) Oracle
2 15 (18.29%) Red Hat
3 3 (3.66%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.44%) Avaya
4 2 (2.44%) HP
5 1 (1.22%) IBM
5 1 (1.22%) Northgate