Period
to 19 October 2019

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 6 months to 19 October 2019 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
6 months to
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 106 145 78
Rank change year-on-year +39 -67 +16
Contract jobs citing SOA 66 62 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.60% 1.16% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 1.31% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 45 83
Scotland median daily rate £450 £438 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +12.18% +14.71%
10th Percentile £360 £308 £266
90th Percentile £618 £538 £485
UK median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +8.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £67.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +92.86% -12.50% -10.11%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,543 4,730 4,138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 86.08% 88.31% 85.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,951 2,538 2,326
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +9.55%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £255
90th Percentile £588 £550 £530
UK median daily rate £475 £451 £450
% change year-on-year +5.32% +0.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 104 112
Scotland median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £26.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% -4.31% +4.50%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.43
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.00 £43.71
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £24.66
% change year-on-year +14.31% -14.86% +9.60%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 19 October 2019.

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 6 months to 19 October 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +29 38 £475 +26.67% 3
Edinburgh +27 26 £450 -2.76% 3
SOA
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for SOA.

1 34 (51.52%) Java
1 34 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (42.42%) Spring
3 25 (37.88%) Web Services
4 24 (36.36%) Finance
4 24 (36.36%) Spring Boot
5 21 (31.82%) Security Cleared
6 20 (30.30%) Microservices
7 19 (28.79%) SC Cleared
7 19 (28.79%) Git (software)
7 19 (28.79%) Banking
8 18 (27.27%) Azure
9 17 (25.76%) JSON
9 17 (25.76%) JavaScript
9 17 (25.76%) Technical Leadership
10 16 (24.24%) Java 8
11 15 (22.73%) REST
11 15 (22.73%) Linux
11 15 (22.73%) Data Modelling
11 15 (22.73%) JIRA
11 15 (22.73%) Scrum
12 14 (21.21%) TDD
12 14 (21.21%) Google
12 14 (21.21%) AWS
12 14 (21.21%) QA
13 13 (19.70%) IBM
13 13 (19.70%) UML
13 13 (19.70%) OO
13 13 (19.70%) XML
13 13 (19.70%) MySQL

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 12 (18.18%) Confluence
2 11 (16.67%) Alfresco
3 3 (4.55%) Apache
4 1 (1.52%) nginx
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 18 (27.27%) Azure
2 14 (21.21%) AWS
3 12 (18.18%) Google Docs
3 12 (18.18%) Slack
4 4 (6.06%) Power Platform
5 3 (4.55%) GitHub
6 2 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (3.03%) GCP
6 2 (3.03%) OpenShift
6 2 (3.03%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.18%) Skype
2 2 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.70%) MySQL
2 12 (18.18%) MariaDB
3 4 (6.06%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (6.06%) Power BI
3 4 (6.06%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.55%) Data Mart
5 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.52%) Big Data
6 1 (1.52%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.52%) GIS
Development Applications
1 19 (28.79%) Git (software)
2 15 (22.73%) JIRA
3 12 (18.18%) Eclipse
3 12 (18.18%) JUnit
4 11 (16.67%) ERwin
4 11 (16.67%) Gradle
4 11 (16.67%) PowerDesigner
5 6 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 4 (6.06%) Cucumber
6 4 (6.06%) Mockito
7 3 (4.55%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.03%) GitLab
8 2 (3.03%) Maven
9 1 (1.52%) JDeveloper
9 1 (1.52%) NetBeans
9 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.52%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (36.36%) Finance
2 19 (28.79%) Banking
3 6 (9.09%) Public Sector
4 2 (3.03%) Back Office
5 1 (1.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (46.97%) Developer
2 18 (27.27%) Java Developer
3 13 (19.70%) Architect
4 12 (18.18%) Lead Developer
5 10 (15.15%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (12.12%) Consultant
7 5 (7.58%) Lead Java Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Data Architect
9 3 (4.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (4.55%) Java Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Salesforce Architect
9 3 (4.55%) Salesforce Solution Architect
10 2 (3.03%) Java Software Engineer
10 2 (3.03%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.03%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 2 (3.03%) Service Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (42.42%) Spring
2 25 (37.88%) Web Services
3 24 (36.36%) Spring Boot
4 17 (25.76%) JSON
5 15 (22.73%) REST
6 13 (19.70%) XML
7 6 (9.09%) RESTful
8 4 (6.06%) JMX
9 3 (4.55%) .NET
9 3 (4.55%) CSS
9 3 (4.55%) HTML
9 3 (4.55%) SOAP
10 2 (3.03%) .NET Core
10 2 (3.03%) AngularJS
10 2 (3.03%) Apache Flex
10 2 (3.03%) Middleware
10 2 (3.03%) React
10 2 (3.03%) Redux
11 1 (1.52%) LAPP Stack
11 1 (1.52%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (18.18%) Public Cloud
2 11 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 4 (6.06%) Data Structures
4 3 (4.55%) Reference Data
5 2 (3.03%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.52%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.73%) Linux
2 11 (16.67%) CentOS
3 4 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.52%) Debian
4 1 (1.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (30.30%) Microservices
3 17 (25.76%) Technical Leadership
4 15 (22.73%) Data Modelling
4 15 (22.73%) Scrum
5 14 (21.21%) TDD
6 13 (19.70%) OO
6 13 (19.70%) UML
7 12 (18.18%) Service Design
7 12 (18.18%) Use Case
8 11 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 11 (16.67%) Process Management
9 7 (10.61%) TOGAF
10 6 (9.09%) Service Management
11 5 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (7.58%) High Availability
11 5 (7.58%) Software Engineering
12 4 (6.06%) Data Governance
12 4 (6.06%) Metadata Management
12 4 (6.06%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 34 (51.52%) Java
2 17 (25.76%) JavaScript
3 16 (24.24%) Java 8
4 12 (18.18%) Shell Script
4 12 (18.18%) TypeScript
5 11 (16.67%) Groovy
6 4 (6.06%) SQL
7 3 (4.55%) C#
7 3 (4.55%) Perl
8 1 (1.52%) C++
8 1 (1.52%) PHP
8 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 19 (28.79%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.61%) TOGAF Certification
4 4 (6.06%) Degree
5 3 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.52%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (21.21%) QA
2 3 (4.55%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (3.03%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.52%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Docker
2 1 (1.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (18.18%) Terraform
2 4 (6.06%) Puppet
3 2 (3.03%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.52%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.52%) SCOM
4 1 (1.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (21.21%) Google
2 13 (19.70%) IBM
3 7 (10.61%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.52%) BMC
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle
4 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.52%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.52%) VMware