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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK / Scotland
Rank 71 33 66
Rank change year-on-year -38 +33  
Contract jobs citing SOA 36 124 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.05% 4.79% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 5.75% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 83 41
Median daily rate £400 £410 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% -6.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £265 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.39 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.65% +41.44%  

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 1471 2157 2318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.82% 83.35% 81.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 1208 1275
Median daily rate £390 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.26% -1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 41
Median hourly rate £35.50 £39.00 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.97% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 -29 13 £400 -11.11% 3
Glasgow -17 10 £413 +37.50% 5
Moray - 9 £388 -
Aberdeen 0 2 - -
West Lothian -3 2 - -
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 60 (65.93%) Java
2 48 (52.75%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (32.97%) Scrum
4 27 (29.67%) Web Services
5 26 (28.57%) REST
5 26 (28.57%) Microservices
6 25 (27.47%) JavaScript
6 25 (27.47%) HTML
6 25 (27.47%) JBoss
7 24 (26.37%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (25.27%) Java EE
8 23 (25.27%) SQL
8 23 (25.27%) XML
9 22 (24.18%) MVC
10 21 (23.08%) XSLT
10 21 (23.08%) J2EE
10 21 (23.08%) JMS
10 21 (23.08%) Git (software)
11 20 (21.98%) Maven
11 20 (21.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 20 (21.98%) Oracle
11 20 (21.98%) Linux
11 20 (21.98%) SOAP
12 18 (19.78%) TDD
13 17 (18.68%) Hibernate
14 16 (17.58%) CRM
15 15 (16.48%) Data Modelling
15 15 (16.48%) Eclipse
15 15 (16.48%) CSS
15 15 (16.48%) Apache Camel

SOA
Top Related 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 25 (27.47%) JBoss
2 20 (21.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (12.09%) Apache
4 6 (6.59%) Tomcat
5 4 (4.40%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (2.20%) CMS
6 2 (2.20%) GlassFish
6 2 (2.20%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.10%) IIS
7 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.30%) AutoCAD
1 3 (3.30%) Siemens NX
2 2 (2.20%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.10%) MS Office
3 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (3.30%) Teamcenter
3 2 (2.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.79%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.20%) PaaS
2 2 (2.20%) SaaS
3 1 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.10%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.10%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.59%) HTTP
2 1 (1.10%) Broadband
2 1 (1.10%) DNS
2 1 (1.10%) DVB
2 1 (1.10%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.10%) SSH
2 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.48%) Oracle Database
2 9 (9.89%) Relational Database
3 8 (8.79%) MySQL
4 5 (5.49%) NoSQL
4 5 (5.49%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.30%) GIS
5 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.30%) QGIS
5 3 (3.30%) Spatial Data
6 1 (1.10%) DB2
6 1 (1.10%) HSQLDB
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 20 (21.98%) Maven
3 15 (16.48%) Eclipse
4 13 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 12 (13.19%) LoadRunner
6 10 (10.99%) JIRA
7 8 (8.79%) Cucumber
8 5 (5.49%) JProfiler
9 4 (4.40%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (4.40%) Subversion
10 3 (3.30%) Flyway
10 3 (3.30%) JUnit
10 3 (3.30%) Mockito
11 2 (2.20%) Bitbucket
11 2 (2.20%) Gradle
11 2 (2.20%) Grunt
11 2 (2.20%) Jasmine
11 2 (2.20%) Karma Test Runner
12 1 (1.10%) jMock
12 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (10.99%) Finance
2 6 (6.59%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.49%) Banking
4 4 (4.40%) Billing
5 2 (2.20%) Retail
6 1 (1.10%) Marketing
6 1 (1.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (48.35%) Developer
2 25 (27.47%) Java Developer
3 16 (17.58%) Architect
4 11 (12.09%) Designer
5 10 (10.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 7 (7.69%) Performance Tester
6 7 (7.69%) Tester
7 6 (6.59%) Solutions Designer
8 4 (4.40%) Database Designer
8 4 (4.40%) Java Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Performance Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Performance Test Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.40%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Applications Architect
9 3 (3.30%) Geospatial Architect
9 3 (3.30%) Integration Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 3 (3.30%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (3.30%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (29.67%) Web Services
2 26 (28.57%) REST
3 25 (27.47%) HTML
4 23 (25.27%) Java EE
4 23 (25.27%) XML
5 21 (23.08%) J2EE
5 21 (23.08%) JMS
5 21 (23.08%) XSLT
6 20 (21.98%) SOAP
7 17 (18.68%) Hibernate
8 15 (16.48%) Apache Camel
8 15 (16.48%) CSS
9 13 (14.29%) Apache CXF
9 13 (14.29%) JPA
10 11 (12.09%) JDBC
10 11 (12.09%) RESTful
11 10 (10.99%) Drools
11 10 (10.99%) Ehcache
11 10 (10.99%) Play Framework
11 10 (10.99%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.30%) DataPower
2 3 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.30%) Fat Client
2 3 (3.30%) Replication
2 3 (3.30%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.20%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.20%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.10%) User Experience
4 1 (1.10%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.98%) Linux
2 10 (10.99%) Unix
3 4 (4.40%) Windows
4 2 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (52.75%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (32.97%) Scrum
3 26 (28.57%) Microservices
4 24 (26.37%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (24.18%) MVC
6 18 (19.78%) TDD
7 16 (17.58%) CRM
8 15 (16.48%) Data Modelling
9 13 (14.29%) Performance Testing
10 11 (12.09%) Front End Development
10 11 (12.09%) Non-Functional Testing
11 10 (10.99%) Mentoring
11 10 (10.99%) Pair Programming
11 10 (10.99%) Responsive Web Design
11 10 (10.99%) Web Design
12 9 (9.89%) Use Case
13 8 (8.79%) Logical Data Model
13 8 (8.79%) SDLC
13 8 (8.79%) UML
14 7 (7.69%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 60 (65.93%) Java
2 25 (27.47%) JavaScript
3 23 (25.27%) SQL
4 10 (10.99%) Scala
5 9 (9.89%) XPath
6 6 (6.59%) PL/SQL
6 6 (6.59%) XQuery
7 5 (5.49%) C#
8 4 (4.40%) Groovy
9 3 (3.30%) C
9 3 (3.30%) C++
9 3 (3.30%) Tcl
10 2 (2.20%) Jython
11 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.10%) Bourne shell
11 1 (1.10%) Korn
11 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.59%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.20%) Degree
4 1 (1.10%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.10%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (5.49%) Docker
2 1 (1.10%) NFS
2 1 (1.10%) Samba
Systems Management
1 11 (12.09%) HP SiteScope
1 11 (12.09%) OpenView
2 3 (3.30%) Ansible
3 1 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (21.98%) Oracle
2 13 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 12 (13.19%) HP
4 5 (5.49%) IBM
4 5 (5.49%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.30%) Apigee
5 3 (3.30%) TIBCO
5 3 (3.30%) webMethods
6 2 (2.20%) Adobe
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