The table below looks at the statistics 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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SOA Architect
Rank 586 574 572
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Architect 20 18 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.034% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.037% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 15
Average daily rate
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£500 £525 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £473 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £525 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +44.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52339 48993 54685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.05% 92.75% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31928 29282 30681
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2649
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 22 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 16 September 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 18 £500 -4.76% 4
London +11 3 £525 - 4
South East - 3 £450 -
East of England - 3 £450 -
Hampshire - 2 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £400 -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Leeds - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Scotland - - - -

SOA Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 37 (100.00%) SOA
2 24 (64.86%) Oracle
3 14 (37.84%) Web Services
4 11 (29.73%) Middleware
5 10 (27.03%) Java
5 10 (27.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (24.32%) Oracle Database
6 9 (24.32%) Oracle Service Bus
6 9 (24.32%) BPEL
6 9 (24.32%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (21.62%) Oracle Fusion
8 7 (18.92%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (13.51%) XML
9 5 (13.51%) FTP
10 4 (10.81%) CRM
10 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
10 4 (10.81%) ERP
10 4 (10.81%) SOAP
10 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (10.81%) REST
11 3 (8.11%) Oracle EBS R12
11 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Architecture
11 3 (8.11%) TOGAF
11 3 (8.11%) Finance
11 3 (8.11%) Data Modelling
11 3 (8.11%) MQSeries
11 3 (8.11%) J2EE
11 3 (8.11%) WebLogic
11 3 (8.11%) EDI
11 3 (8.11%) IBM

SOA Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (27.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (24.32%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (8.11%) WebLogic
3 3 (8.11%) MQSeries
4 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.70%) Apache
5 1 (2.70%) Apache ServiceMix
Business Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) FTP
2 2 (5.41%) HTTP
2 2 (5.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) Oracle Database
2 7 (18.92%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) JDeveloper
2 1 (2.70%) Maven
2 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.70%) Ant
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Legal
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (37.84%) Web Services
2 11 (29.73%) Middleware
3 8 (21.62%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (13.51%) XML
5 4 (10.81%) SOAP
5 4 (10.81%) REST
6 3 (8.11%) J2EE
6 3 (8.11%) EDI
7 2 (5.41%) JMS
7 2 (5.41%) WSDL
7 2 (5.41%) XSD
7 2 (5.41%) WebSockets
7 2 (5.41%) Spring
7 2 (5.41%) Ajax
7 2 (5.41%) Java EE
7 2 (5.41%) jQuery
8 1 (2.70%) Apache Camel
8 1 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Thin Client
1 2 (5.41%) Cryptography
1 2 (5.41%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) UNIX
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (100.00%) SOA
2 9 (24.32%) BPEL
3 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.81%) CRM
3 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
3 4 (10.81%) ERP
4 3 (8.11%) Data Modelling
4 3 (8.11%) B2B
4 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (8.11%) TOGAF
5 2 (5.41%) User Stories
5 2 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
5 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.41%) Time Management
5 2 (5.41%) Communications Security
5 2 (5.41%) QMS
5 2 (5.41%) BPMN
5 2 (5.41%) Budget Control
5 2 (5.41%) Complex Event Processing
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) Java
2 2 (5.41%) XQuery
2 2 (5.41%) XPath
2 2 (5.41%) Groovy
3 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) Oracle
2 3 (8.11%) IBM
3 2 (5.41%) JBoss
4 1 (2.70%) VMware