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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 66 68
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2  
Contract jobs citing SOA 14 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.15% 2.37% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 2.78% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 28 5
Median daily rate £400 £363 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -34.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £259 £468
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £502 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +6.95% +3.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -9.09% +8.37%  

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 1017 1153 1164
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 83.22% 85.41% 82.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2034 2417 1939
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 26
Median hourly rate £15.86 £15.82 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% -14.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £10.91 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £43.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 18 (66.67%) Java
2 12 (44.44%) MVC
3 11 (40.74%) SOAP
3 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (37.04%) Hibernate
5 9 (33.33%) Web Services
5 9 (33.33%) XML
5 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 9 (33.33%) HTML
5 9 (33.33%) TDD
6 8 (29.63%) REST
7 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (25.93%) J2EE
8 6 (22.22%) Red Hat
8 6 (22.22%) Finance
8 6 (22.22%) Oracle
8 6 (22.22%) .NET
8 6 (22.22%) JBoss
8 6 (22.22%) JPA
8 6 (22.22%) Banking
8 6 (22.22%) Maven
8 6 (22.22%) Java EE
8 6 (22.22%) JSON
8 6 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (22.22%) AngularJS
9 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
9 5 (18.52%) Open Source Development
9 5 (18.52%) jBPM
9 5 (18.52%) Spring
9 5 (18.52%) Drools

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 6 (22.22%) JBoss
1 6 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (11.11%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.70%) Confluence
3 1 (3.70%) SAS
3 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.41%) Redis
4 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Maven
2 5 (18.52%) Eclipse
3 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
3 4 (14.81%) jMock
3 4 (14.81%) JUnit
3 4 (14.81%) Mockito
4 3 (11.11%) LoadRunner
5 2 (7.41%) Subversion
6 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.70%) IntelliJ
6 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.70%) JIRA
6 1 (3.70%) SonarQube
6 1 (3.70%) TestComplete
General
1 6 (22.22%) Banking
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Developer
2 7 (25.93%) Architect
3 6 (22.22%) Java Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (14.81%) Senior Developer
6 3 (11.11%) .NET Developer
6 3 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
6 3 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Lead Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Lead Java Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior .NET Software Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior C# Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior C# Software Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) SOAP
2 10 (37.04%) Hibernate
3 9 (33.33%) HTML
3 9 (33.33%) Web Services
3 9 (33.33%) XML
4 8 (29.63%) REST
5 7 (25.93%) J2EE
6 6 (22.22%) .NET
6 6 (22.22%) AngularJS
6 6 (22.22%) Java EE
6 6 (22.22%) JPA
6 6 (22.22%) JSON
7 5 (18.52%) Drools
7 5 (18.52%) jBPM
7 5 (18.52%) Spring
8 4 (14.81%) JMS
8 4 (14.81%) Node.js
8 4 (14.81%) Spring MVC
8 4 (14.81%) XSD
8 4 (14.81%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
2 3 (11.11%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.70%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) Windows
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) MVC
2 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (33.33%) TDD
4 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (18.52%) Open Source
5 5 (18.52%) Open Source Development
6 4 (14.81%) Coaching
6 4 (14.81%) CRM
6 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
6 4 (14.81%) Microservices
6 4 (14.81%) Mobile Application Development
6 4 (14.81%) Web Application Development
7 3 (11.11%) API Development
7 3 (11.11%) High Availability
7 3 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Scrum
7 3 (11.11%) SDLC
7 3 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (11.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 18 (66.67%) Java
2 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.81%) C#
4 2 (7.41%) Ruby
5 1 (3.70%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.70%) Python
5 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.70%) SQL
5 1 (3.70%) VB
5 1 (3.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP SiteScope
1 3 (11.11%) OpenView
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Oracle
1 6 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) Apigee
4 1 (3.70%) Avaya
4 1 (3.70%) IBM
4 1 (3.70%) TIBCO
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
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