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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 33 63
Rank change year-on-year -27 +30  
Contract jobs citing SOA 13 67 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.41% 4.41% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 5.33% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 48 11
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £274 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £586 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.20 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.33% +40.89%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 780 1256 1188
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.69% 82.74% 81.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 706 673
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £294 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 13
Median hourly rate £15.18 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.07% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.12 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing SOA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 31 (79.49%) Java
2 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (43.59%) Web Services
3 17 (43.59%) JBoss
4 16 (41.03%) XML
4 16 (41.03%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (38.46%) Java EE
6 14 (35.90%) Scrum
7 13 (33.33%) Red Hat
7 13 (33.33%) Eclipse
7 13 (33.33%) TDD
7 13 (33.33%) Hibernate
7 13 (33.33%) JPA
8 12 (30.77%) XSLT
9 10 (25.64%) Oracle
9 10 (25.64%) Drools
9 10 (25.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (23.08%) Mentoring
10 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
10 9 (23.08%) SOAP
11 8 (20.51%) HTML
11 8 (20.51%) MVC
11 8 (20.51%) REST
11 8 (20.51%) JSF
11 8 (20.51%) Maven
11 8 (20.51%) jBPM
11 8 (20.51%) Oracle Database
12 7 (17.95%) Coaching
12 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
12 7 (17.95%) XSD

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 17 (43.59%) JBoss
2 10 (25.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.69%) GIS
2 3 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (7.69%) QGIS
2 3 (7.69%) Spatial Data
3 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
3 8 (20.51%) Maven
4 5 (12.82%) JProfiler
5 4 (10.26%) LoadRunner
6 3 (7.69%) Flyway
6 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
7 2 (5.13%) Subversion
8 1 (2.56%) jMock
8 1 (2.56%) JUnit
8 1 (2.56%) Mockito
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (51.28%) Developer
2 15 (38.46%) Java Developer
3 11 (28.21%) Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Senior Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Applications Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Designer
5 3 (7.69%) Geospatial Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Lead Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Tester
5 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Leader
5 3 (7.69%) Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Java Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Java Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (43.59%) Web Services
2 16 (41.03%) XML
3 15 (38.46%) Java EE
4 13 (33.33%) Hibernate
4 13 (33.33%) JPA
5 12 (30.77%) XSLT
6 10 (25.64%) Drools
7 9 (23.08%) SOAP
8 8 (20.51%) HTML
8 8 (20.51%) jBPM
8 8 (20.51%) JSF
8 8 (20.51%) REST
9 7 (17.95%) JMS
9 7 (17.95%) XSD
10 6 (15.38%) AngularJS
10 6 (15.38%) JSON
10 6 (15.38%) Node.js
10 6 (15.38%) RichFaces
11 5 (12.82%) Apache Camel
11 5 (12.82%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
1 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
1 1 (2.56%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Linux
1 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (41.03%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (35.90%) Scrum
4 13 (33.33%) TDD
5 9 (23.08%) Mentoring
6 8 (20.51%) MVC
7 7 (17.95%) Coaching
8 5 (12.82%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 5 (12.82%) BPMN
8 5 (12.82%) CRM
8 5 (12.82%) Data Modelling
8 5 (12.82%) Logical Data Model
8 5 (12.82%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (12.82%) UML
8 5 (12.82%) Use Case
9 4 (10.26%) API Development
9 4 (10.26%) Microservices
9 4 (10.26%) OO
9 4 (10.26%) Performance Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 31 (79.49%) Java
2 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.13%) SQL
4 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Docker
2 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) HP SiteScope
1 4 (10.26%) OpenView
2 3 (7.69%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 10 (25.64%) Oracle
3 4 (10.26%) HP
4 3 (7.69%) Apigee
4 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.69%) TIBCO
5 2 (5.13%) IBM
6 1 (2.56%) Avaya
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