The first table below looks at the demand for the SOA Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SOA Architect
Rank 564 510 559
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +49
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Architect 23 34 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.071% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.077% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 20
Average daily rate £450 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £422 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £425 £500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

SOA Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

SOA Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SOA Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA Architect within the UK.

SOA Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SOA Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SOA Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SOA Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA Architect within the UK.

SOA Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SOA Architect
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -93 22 £450 -12.19% 1
South East -14 9 £500 - 1
London -33 8 £350 -31.70%
Berkshire -3 6 £500 -
Scotland -10 1 - - 2
Edinburgh -30 1 - - 1
Glasgow - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
Worthing - - - - 1

SOA Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited SOA Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with SOA Architect in their job title.

1 40 (100.00%) SOA
2 23 (57.50%) Oracle
3 17 (42.50%) Middleware
4 13 (32.50%) Oracle Fusion
5 12 (30.00%) Web Services
6 11 (27.50%) TOGAF
7 10 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (25.00%) TIBCO
7 10 (25.00%) Scrum
8 9 (22.50%) J2EE
8 9 (22.50%) Oracle Service Bus
9 8 (20.00%) Oracle BPM
9 8 (20.00%) BPEL
9 8 (20.00%) EAI
10 7 (17.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 7 (17.50%) Finance
11 6 (15.00%) Java EE
11 6 (15.00%) Complex Event Processing
12 5 (12.50%) Oracle BPEL
12 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (12.50%) Change Management
12 5 (12.50%) IBM
12 5 (12.50%) Java
13 4 (10.00%) SQL
13 4 (10.00%) WebLogic
13 4 (10.00%) Tomcat
13 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
13 4 (10.00%) Project Management
13 4 (10.00%) Degree
13 4 (10.00%) Matrix Management

SOA Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited SOA Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with SOA Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (22.50%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (12.50%) Oracle BPEL
4 4 (10.00%) WebLogic
4 4 (10.00%) Tomcat
5 3 (7.50%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.50%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.50%) TIBCO iProcess
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) DataStage
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
1 3 (7.50%) Maven
2 1 (2.50%) Log4j
2 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Retail
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.50%) Automotive
2 1 (2.50%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (42.50%) Middleware
2 13 (32.50%) Oracle Fusion
3 12 (30.00%) Web Services
4 9 (22.50%) J2EE
5 6 (15.00%) Java EE
6 3 (7.50%) JPA
6 3 (7.50%) Spring
6 3 (7.50%) Hibernate
6 3 (7.50%) JAXB
6 3 (7.50%) XSLT
7 2 (5.00%) SOAP
7 2 (5.00%) XSD
7 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 1 (2.50%) JAX-RS
8 1 (2.50%) OSGi
8 1 (2.50%) REST
8 1 (2.50%) RESTful
8 1 (2.50%) WebCenter
8 1 (2.50%) JSON
8 1 (2.50%) Java EE 5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.50%) iPhone
3 1 (2.50%) iPad
3 1 (2.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (100.00%) SOA
2 11 (27.50%) TOGAF
3 10 (25.00%) Scrum
4 8 (20.00%) BPEL
4 8 (20.00%) EAI
5 6 (15.00%) Complex Event Processing
6 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (12.50%) Change Management
7 4 (10.00%) Project Management
7 4 (10.00%) Matrix Management
8 3 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (7.50%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (7.50%) Six Sigma
8 3 (7.50%) CMMI
9 2 (5.00%) ETL
9 2 (5.00%) Use Case
9 2 (5.00%) Data Mapping
10 1 (2.50%) User Stories
10 1 (2.50%) Event-Driven Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) Java
2 4 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.50%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.50%) IBM Certification
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 23 (57.50%) Oracle
2 10 (25.00%) TIBCO
3 5 (12.50%) IBM
4 2 (5.00%) SAP
4 2 (5.00%) webMethods
5 1 (2.50%) WSO2
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.50%) PeopleSoft