The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 26 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 96 59
Rank change year-on-year +12 -37  
Contract jobs citing SOA 33 56 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.51% 1.93% 2.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 2.26% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 32 31
Median daily rate £415 £370 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.16% -17.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £267 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £486 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -11.11% +10.83%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1800 2473 2451
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.42% 85.42% 81.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1018 1405 1258
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 56 66
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.72 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Scotland

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Scotland over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Scotland

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in Scotland

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Edinburgh 0 14 £400 +8.84% 5
Glasgow +1 10 £300 -36.84% 5
West Lothian - 6 £415 -
Moray - 1 £488 -
SOA
UK

For the 6 months to 26 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SOA.

1 41 (59.42%) Java
2 40 (57.97%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (37.68%) JavaScript
4 25 (36.23%) SQL
4 25 (36.23%) HTML
5 24 (34.78%) SOAP
5 24 (34.78%) MVC
6 23 (33.33%) Linux
6 23 (33.33%) J2EE
7 21 (30.43%) REST
8 19 (27.54%) Web Services
9 17 (24.64%) JBoss
9 17 (24.64%) Scrum
9 17 (24.64%) Microservices
9 17 (24.64%) Maven
9 17 (24.64%) Git (software)
10 16 (23.19%) Finance
10 16 (23.19%) CRM
10 16 (23.19%) XML
11 15 (21.74%) JMS
11 15 (21.74%) Scala
12 14 (20.29%) Jenkins
12 14 (20.29%) Apache Camel
12 14 (20.29%) Java EE
12 14 (20.29%) JIRA
12 14 (20.29%) CSS
12 14 (20.29%) JDBC
12 14 (20.29%) SDLC
13 13 (18.84%) Pair Programming
13 13 (18.84%) Oracle

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (24.64%) JBoss
2 13 (18.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (7.25%) Apache
4 3 (4.35%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (2.90%) CMS
5 2 (2.90%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.45%) Confluence
6 1 (1.45%) SAS
6 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) AutoCAD
1 2 (2.90%) Siemens NX
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) OpenText Process Suite
1 2 (2.90%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Service Cloud
2 2 (2.90%) PaaS
2 2 (2.90%) SaaS
3 1 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.49%) Oracle Database
2 9 (13.04%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.70%) RDBMS
4 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.90%) MySQL
6 2 (2.90%) Redis
7 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.45%) DB2
7 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.45%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 17 (24.64%) Git (software)
1 17 (24.64%) Maven
2 14 (20.29%) Jenkins
2 14 (20.29%) JIRA
3 10 (14.49%) LoadRunner
4 9 (13.04%) Cucumber
5 5 (7.25%) Eclipse
6 4 (5.80%) jMock
6 4 (5.80%) JUnit
6 4 (5.80%) Mockito
6 4 (5.80%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (2.90%) Subversion
8 1 (1.45%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.45%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.45%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (23.19%) Finance
2 9 (13.04%) Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.90%) Billing
4 2 (2.90%) Marketing
5 1 (1.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (50.72%) Developer
2 16 (23.19%) Architect
3 14 (20.29%) Java Developer
4 9 (13.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (11.59%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (11.59%) Tester
6 7 (10.14%) Performance Tester
7 6 (8.70%) Scala Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Designer
9 4 (5.80%) Analyst
9 4 (5.80%) Senior Developer
9 4 (5.80%) Solutions Designer
10 3 (4.35%) .NET Developer
10 3 (4.35%) C# Developer
10 3 (4.35%) Lead Developer
10 3 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (4.35%) Senior C# Developer
10 3 (4.35%) Senior Software Developer
10 3 (4.35%) Senior Tester
10 3 (4.35%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (36.23%) HTML
2 24 (34.78%) SOAP
3 23 (33.33%) J2EE
4 21 (30.43%) REST
5 19 (27.54%) Web Services
6 16 (23.19%) XML
7 15 (21.74%) JMS
8 14 (20.29%) Apache Camel
8 14 (20.29%) CSS
8 14 (20.29%) Java EE
8 14 (20.29%) JDBC
9 11 (15.94%) Apache CXF
9 11 (15.94%) Gherkin
9 11 (15.94%) Hibernate
10 10 (14.49%) Ehcache
10 10 (14.49%) Play Framework
10 10 (14.49%) SAML
11 8 (11.59%) OSGi
12 7 (10.14%) Spring
13 6 (8.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.25%) N-Tier
3 4 (5.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (5.80%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.90%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.90%) Reference Data
4 2 (2.90%) Replication
4 2 (2.90%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.90%) W3C
5 1 (1.45%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.45%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) User Experience
5 1 (1.45%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 23 (33.33%) Linux
2 12 (17.39%) Unix
3 3 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (4.35%) Windows
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (57.97%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (34.78%) MVC
3 17 (24.64%) Microservices
3 17 (24.64%) Scrum
4 16 (23.19%) CRM
5 14 (20.29%) SDLC
6 13 (18.84%) Pair Programming
6 13 (18.84%) Performance Testing
7 12 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (14.49%) Front End Development
8 10 (14.49%) Non-Functional Testing
8 10 (14.49%) Responsive Web Design
8 10 (14.49%) Web Design
9 9 (13.04%) TDD
9 9 (13.04%) Waterfall
10 8 (11.59%) OO
11 7 (10.14%) Data Modelling
11 7 (10.14%) Performance Engineering
11 7 (10.14%) Risk Management
11 7 (10.14%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 41 (59.42%) Java
2 26 (37.68%) JavaScript
3 25 (36.23%) SQL
4 15 (21.74%) Scala
5 4 (5.80%) C#
6 3 (4.35%) C++
6 3 (4.35%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.90%) C
7 2 (2.90%) Groovy
7 2 (2.90%) Jython
7 2 (2.90%) Ruby
7 2 (2.90%) Tcl
7 2 (2.90%) XPath
8 1 (1.45%) Python
8 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.45%) VB
8 1 (1.45%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (7.25%) Degree
2 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.45%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (13.04%) HP SiteScope
1 9 (13.04%) OpenView
2 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (18.84%) Oracle
2 10 (14.49%) HP
3 8 (11.59%) Red Hat
4 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.90%) Adobe
5 2 (2.90%) OpenText
5 2 (2.90%) webMethods
6 1 (1.45%) Apigee
6 1 (1.45%) Avaya
6 1 (1.45%) IBM
6 1 (1.45%) TIBCO
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