Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 67 53
Rank change year-on-year -7 -14 -13
Contract jobs citing SOA 130 122 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.61% 2.84% 3.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.10% 3.40% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 83 100
Scotland median daily rate £385 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.24% -15.00% -
10th Percentile £257 £223 £313
90th Percentile £514 £431 £500
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +8.11% -2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +3.53% +6.25%

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 4187 3590 5091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.14% 83.57% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2381 2100 2660
Scotland median daily rate £390 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.55% -5.07% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 87 104
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh +4 85 £361 +6.25% 12
West Lothian +7 24 £415 +27.69%
Glasgow -32 13 £358 -10.63% 2
Lothian - 1 - -
Moray - 1 £488 -
SOA
UK

For the 6 months to 20 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SOA.

1 103 (79.23%) Java
2 61 (46.92%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (42.31%) Continuous Integration
4 43 (33.08%) Spring
4 43 (33.08%) Web Services
5 39 (30.00%) XML
5 39 (30.00%) JBoss
6 38 (29.23%) Oracle
6 38 (29.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 37 (28.46%) Hibernate
8 34 (26.15%) J2EE
9 32 (24.62%) Scrum
9 32 (24.62%) Java EE
10 31 (23.85%) JSON
10 31 (23.85%) Performance Testing
10 31 (23.85%) Linux
10 31 (23.85%) CRM
11 30 (23.08%) Drools
12 28 (21.54%) Finance
13 27 (20.77%) Software Engineering
14 26 (20.00%) Git (software)
14 26 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
14 26 (20.00%) HP SiteScope
14 26 (20.00%) Configuration Management
14 26 (20.00%) OpenView
14 26 (20.00%) HP
14 26 (20.00%) LoadRunner
14 26 (20.00%) Jenkins
14 26 (20.00%) Microservices
15 25 (19.23%) Performance Engineering

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 39 (30.00%) JBoss
2 38 (29.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (3.08%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.54%) Apache
4 2 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.77%) CICS
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.77%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 16 (12.31%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (5.38%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.38%) GitHub
2 7 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.54%) IaaS
3 2 (1.54%) PaaS
4 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.77%) Boomi
4 1 (0.77%) npm
4 1 (0.77%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.31%) Internet
2 2 (1.54%) CTI
2 2 (1.54%) SSL
3 1 (0.77%) AMQP
3 1 (0.77%) Firewall
3 1 (0.77%) HTTP
3 1 (0.77%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.77%) LDAP
3 1 (0.77%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 7 (5.38%) Redis
2 7 (5.38%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.85%) Hadoop
3 5 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.08%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.31%) MySQL
6 2 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 26 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 26 (20.00%) LoadRunner
2 24 (18.46%) Cucumber
3 23 (17.69%) Maven
4 22 (16.92%) Mockito
5 20 (15.38%) GitLab
6 16 (12.31%) Eclipse
7 7 (5.38%) Subversion
8 6 (4.62%) Selenium
9 5 (3.85%) JIRA
10 3 (2.31%) JProfiler
11 2 (1.54%) JUnit
11 2 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.54%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.77%) Bugzilla
12 1 (0.77%) IntelliJ
12 1 (0.77%) JMeter
12 1 (0.77%) Log4j
12 1 (0.77%) TestComplete
General
1 28 (21.54%) Finance
2 14 (10.77%) Banking
3 2 (1.54%) Local Government
4 1 (0.77%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (33.08%) Developer
2 34 (26.15%) Java Developer
3 26 (20.00%) Tester
4 24 (18.46%) Performance Tester
5 17 (13.08%) Senior Performance Tester
5 17 (13.08%) Senior Tester
6 15 (11.54%) Architect
7 12 (9.23%) Analyst
8 10 (7.69%) Java Engineer
8 10 (7.69%) Senior Developer
8 10 (7.69%) Software Engineer
9 9 (6.92%) Senior Software Engineer
10 8 (6.15%) Designer
11 7 (5.38%) Consultant
12 6 (4.62%) Java Software Engineer
12 6 (4.62%) Senior Java Engineer
12 6 (4.62%) Senior Java Software Engineer
12 6 (4.62%) Software Consultant
12 6 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
13 5 (3.85%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (33.08%) Spring
1 43 (33.08%) Web Services
2 39 (30.00%) XML
3 37 (28.46%) Hibernate
4 34 (26.15%) J2EE
5 32 (24.62%) Java EE
6 31 (23.85%) JSON
7 30 (23.08%) Drools
8 25 (19.23%) XSLT
9 24 (18.46%) RESTful
10 22 (16.92%) REST
11 21 (16.15%) JMX
12 20 (15.38%) jBPM
13 19 (14.62%) JPA
14 18 (13.85%) SOAP
15 13 (10.00%) JMS
15 13 (10.00%) JSF
16 12 (9.23%) Apache CXF
17 9 (6.92%) Apache Camel
18 8 (6.15%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.38%) N-Tier
3 6 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.54%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.54%) DataPower
5 2 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.77%) Blog
6 1 (0.77%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.77%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.77%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.77%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 31 (23.85%) Linux
2 25 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (3.08%) Unix
4 1 (0.77%) CentOS
4 1 (0.77%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (46.92%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (42.31%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (24.62%) Scrum
4 31 (23.85%) CRM
4 31 (23.85%) Performance Testing
5 27 (20.77%) Software Engineering
6 26 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 26 (20.00%) Microservices
6 26 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 25 (19.23%) Performance Engineering
8 23 (17.69%) TDD
9 21 (16.15%) Use Case
10 19 (14.62%) BPMN
10 19 (14.62%) Risk Management
11 17 (13.08%) Waterfall
11 17 (13.08%) Workflow
12 16 (12.31%) High Availability
12 16 (12.31%) Mentoring
12 16 (12.31%) Test Automation
13 15 (11.54%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 103 (79.23%) Java
2 17 (13.08%) SQL
3 9 (6.92%) PL/SQL
4 7 (5.38%) C#
5 4 (3.08%) XPath
6 3 (2.31%) Scala
7 2 (1.54%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.77%) Python
8 1 (0.77%) Ruby
8 1 (0.77%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 22 (16.92%) Degree
2 19 (14.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (3.85%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.31%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.54%) MCSD
5 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.54%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.77%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.77%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.31%) GDPR
2 13 (10.00%) PCI DSS
3 8 (6.15%) QA
4 1 (0.77%) COBIT
4 1 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (20.00%) HP SiteScope
1 26 (20.00%) OpenView
2 21 (16.15%) Puppet
3 1 (0.77%) Ansible
3 1 (0.77%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 38 (29.23%) Oracle
2 26 (20.00%) HP
3 19 (14.62%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.31%) EnterpriseDB
6 2 (1.54%) Avaya
6 2 (1.54%) IBM
6 2 (1.54%) Northgate
7 1 (0.77%) Dell
7 1 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.77%) SAP
7 1 (0.77%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.77%) webMethods