Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 134 60 75
Rank change year-on-year -74 +15 -31
Contract jobs citing SOA 49 151 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.03% 3.17% 2.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 3.69% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 104 70
Scotland median daily rate £451 £390 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.51% +14.71% -15.00%
10th Percentile £358 £264 £223
90th Percentile £570 £525 £433
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £48.25
% change year-on-year +3.75% -17.10% +7.22%

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 4,165 4,093 3,222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.74% 86.04% 84.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,283 2,371 1,863
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £244 £250 £250
90th Percentile £563 £544 £500
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 89 106
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £12.08 £11.23 £10.25
90th Percentile £44.36 £37.20 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year +2.17% +0.70% -0.70%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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
Edinburgh -65 24 £475 +30.32% 8
Glasgow -17 15 £375 -8.54% 14
West Lothian -4 6 £438 +5.42%
Dundee - 1 £400 -
SOA
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 27 (55.10%) Java
2 26 (53.06%) Web Services
3 18 (36.73%) Microservices
4 16 (32.65%) Banking
5 13 (26.53%) JavaScript
5 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (24.49%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (22.45%) Spring
8 9 (18.37%) JIRA
8 9 (18.37%) SOAP
8 9 (18.37%) UML
9 8 (16.33%) HTML
9 8 (16.33%) Finance
9 8 (16.33%) Web Development
9 8 (16.33%) Confluence
9 8 (16.33%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (14.29%) REST
10 7 (14.29%) Java 8
11 6 (12.24%) J2EE
11 6 (12.24%) Git (software)
11 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (12.24%) Drools
11 6 (12.24%) jBPM
11 6 (12.24%) TDD
11 6 (12.24%) Hibernate
11 6 (12.24%) ArchiMate
11 6 (12.24%) AngularJS
11 6 (12.24%) Jenkins
12 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (10.20%) DevOps

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 8 (16.33%) Cloud Foundry
1 8 (16.33%) Confluence
2 5 (10.20%) JBoss
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (6.12%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (4.08%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.04%) IIS
5 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 12 (24.49%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.12%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.12%) Serverless
3 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) Firewall
2 2 (4.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) Hadoop
1 2 (4.08%) RDBMS
1 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (2.04%) Spotfire
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (18.37%) JIRA
2 6 (12.24%) Git (software)
2 6 (12.24%) Jenkins
3 5 (10.20%) JIRA Agile
3 5 (10.20%) JMeter
3 5 (10.20%) Maven
4 4 (8.16%) Ant
4 4 (8.16%) JUnit
5 3 (6.12%) Eclipse
5 3 (6.12%) FishEye
5 3 (6.12%) SoapUI
5 3 (6.12%) TeamCity
6 2 (4.08%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.08%) Gatling
6 2 (4.08%) GitLab
6 2 (4.08%) JDeveloper
6 2 (4.08%) Mockito
6 2 (4.08%) NeoLoad
7 1 (2.04%) Hudson
7 1 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 16 (32.65%) Banking
2 8 (16.33%) Finance
3 5 (10.20%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Law
4 1 (2.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (48.98%) Developer
2 15 (30.61%) Java Developer
3 8 (16.33%) Architect
4 7 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (12.24%) Designer
5 6 (12.24%) Senior Developer
5 6 (12.24%) Solutions Designer
6 5 (10.20%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Java Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 2 (4.08%) Angular Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Full Stack Developer
9 2 (4.08%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Performance Tester
9 2 (4.08%) Tester
10 1 (2.04%) .NET Developer
10 1 (2.04%) Infrastructure Architect
10 1 (2.04%) J2EE Developer
10 1 (2.04%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (53.06%) Web Services
2 11 (22.45%) Spring
3 9 (18.37%) SOAP
4 8 (16.33%) HTML
5 7 (14.29%) REST
6 6 (12.24%) AngularJS
6 6 (12.24%) Drools
6 6 (12.24%) Hibernate
6 6 (12.24%) J2EE
6 6 (12.24%) jBPM
7 5 (10.20%) CSS
8 4 (8.16%) JSON
8 4 (8.16%) React
8 4 (8.16%) RESTful
8 4 (8.16%) XML
9 3 (6.12%) .NET
9 3 (6.12%) Express
9 3 (6.12%) Java EE
9 3 (6.12%) JPA
9 3 (6.12%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.08%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.04%) Derivative
3 1 (2.04%) Fintech
3 1 (2.04%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Linux
2 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Unix
3 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) Microservices
2 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.37%) UML
4 8 (16.33%) Web Development
5 6 (12.24%) ArchiMate
5 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (12.24%) TDD
6 5 (10.20%) DevOps
6 5 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (10.20%) Test Automation
7 4 (8.16%) BPMN
7 4 (8.16%) Business Process Modelling
7 4 (8.16%) Content Management
7 4 (8.16%) Data Integration
7 4 (8.16%) Deployment Automation
7 4 (8.16%) Document Management
7 4 (8.16%) Performance Testing
7 4 (8.16%) SDLC
7 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.12%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 27 (55.10%) Java
2 13 (26.53%) JavaScript
3 7 (14.29%) Java 8
4 5 (10.20%) SQL
5 3 (6.12%) C#
5 3 (6.12%) Groovy
6 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.08%) Python
6 2 (4.08%) VB
6 2 (4.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.04%) PSD2
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle
1 3 (6.12%) Twitter
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.04%) TIBCO