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 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Scotland / West Lothian
Rank 14 11 15
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4  
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 4.76% 8.00% 5.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.56% 9.52% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Median daily rate - £388 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.73%  
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 West Lothian with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Lothian
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36 42 53
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 85.71% 84.00% 75.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 30 26
Median daily rate £350 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £413 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £13.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% +67.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Lothian 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 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 3 months to 24 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
Livingston -3 2 - -
SOA
Scotland

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 24 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for SOA.

1 11 (100.00%) Java
1 11 (100.00%) CRM
2 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) Performance Testing
3 7 (63.64%) HP SiteScope
3 7 (63.64%) J2EE
3 7 (63.64%) OpenView
3 7 (63.64%) HP
3 7 (63.64%) LoadRunner
4 6 (54.55%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (36.36%) SDLC
5 4 (36.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
5 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (36.36%) Middleware
5 4 (36.36%) Oracle
5 4 (36.36%) Unix
5 4 (36.36%) PL/SQL
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) Data Modelling
5 4 (36.36%) RDBMS
5 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
5 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database
5 4 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (36.36%) Change Control
5 4 (36.36%) Billing
6 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (27.27%) Project Planning
6 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
6 3 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis

SOA
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database
1 4 (36.36%) RDBMS
1 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) LoadRunner
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle APEX
General
1 4 (36.36%) Billing
1 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Database Designer
1 4 (36.36%) Designer
1 4 (36.36%) Performance Tester
1 4 (36.36%) Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Test Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) J2EE
2 4 (36.36%) Middleware
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Reference Data
2 2 (18.18%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) CRM
2 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) Performance Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Change Control
5 4 (36.36%) Data Modelling
5 4 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (36.36%) SDLC
6 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (27.27%) Performance Engineering
6 3 (27.27%) Project Planning
6 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
6 3 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
6 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
7 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
7 2 (18.18%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) PL/SQL
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) HP SiteScope
1 7 (63.64%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) HP
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle