Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 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 22 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)
Scotland > West Lothian
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 12 22
Rank change year-on-year +7 +10 -9
Contract jobs citing SOA 24 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 26.37% 13.85% 4.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.27% 15.25% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 5
West Lothian median daily rate £415 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.69% -18.75% +0.63%
10th Percentile £408 £313 £363
90th Percentile £434 £438 £425
Scotland median daily rate £385 £340 £400
% change year-on-year +13.24% -15.00% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Lothian median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 West Lothian with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Lothian
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 82 59 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 90.11% 90.77% 89.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 45 74
West Lothian median daily rate £415 £338 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.96% -8.47% -1.67%
10th Percentile £229 £259 £265
90th Percentile £434 £425 £470
Scotland median daily rate £390 £356 £375
% change year-on-year +9.55% -5.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
West Lothian median hourly rate £30.00 £8.69 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +245.42% -13.15% -76.19%
10th Percentile £29.00 £8.14 £9.50
90th Percentile £31.00 £26.39 £10.50
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

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

Job vacancy trend for SOA in West Lothian

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in West Lothian

SOA
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the West Lothian region over the 6 months to 22 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
Livingston +5 24 £415 +27.69%
SOA
Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for SOA.

1 24 (100.00%) Java
1 24 (100.00%) J2EE
1 24 (100.00%) CRM
1 24 (100.00%) OpenView
1 24 (100.00%) HP
1 24 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 24 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 24 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 24 (100.00%) HP SiteScope
1 24 (100.00%) Performance Engineering
2 17 (70.83%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (70.83%) Waterfall
2 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 6 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 6 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (25.00%) Risk Management

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian 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:

Development Applications
1 24 (100.00%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 24 (100.00%) Performance Tester
1 24 (100.00%) Tester
2 17 (70.83%) Senior Performance Tester
2 17 (70.83%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (100.00%) J2EE
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) CRM
1 24 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 24 (100.00%) Performance Engineering
1 24 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (70.83%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (70.83%) Waterfall
3 6 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 6 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 6 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 24 (100.00%) Java
Systems Management
1 24 (100.00%) HP SiteScope
1 24 (100.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) HP