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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SOA Architect
Rank 573 580 541
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -39
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Architect 23 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.028% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.031% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 3
Average daily rate
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£550 £363 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.72% -34.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £333 £470
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £435 £670
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £363 -
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -
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
49251 48960 43769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30638 30338 25166
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 1993 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -6.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 2015.

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 20 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 29 May 2015. 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 -9 23 £550 +29.41% 1
London +9 10 £550 +29.41% 1
South West - 8 £450 -
Wiltshire - 7 £450 -
City of London +19 6 £550 +91.30%
Swindon - 5 £435 -
South East -4 1 - -
West Midlands -10 1 - -
Yorkshire -20 1 £450 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £450 -
Trowbridge - 1 £550 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 £450 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Somerset - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 £450 -
Bath - 1 - -
Harrogate - 1 £450 -

SOA Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 43 (100.00%) SOA
2 18 (41.86%) Middleware
3 16 (37.21%) Java
3 16 (37.21%) Oracle
4 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (23.26%) Oracle Database
5 10 (23.26%) TOGAF
5 10 (23.26%) BPEL
5 10 (23.26%) Technical Architecture
5 10 (23.26%) Oracle Fusion
6 9 (20.93%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (20.93%) Oracle Service Bus
6 9 (20.93%) Web Services
6 9 (20.93%) RUP
7 8 (18.60%) J2EE
7 8 (18.60%) RAD
8 7 (16.28%) OO
8 7 (16.28%) WebLogic
9 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (11.63%) IBM
9 5 (11.63%) XML
9 5 (11.63%) XSD
9 5 (11.63%) .NET
9 5 (11.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (11.63%) Zachman Framework
10 4 (9.30%) Performance Analysis
10 4 (9.30%) Coaching
10 4 (9.30%) SOAP
10 4 (9.30%) WSDL
11 3 (6.98%) JMS

SOA Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 9 (20.93%) Oracle Service Bus
2 7 (16.28%) WebLogic
3 5 (11.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (6.98%) JBoss
5 1 (2.33%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.33%) Apache
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (6.98%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (4.65%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) SAN
2 1 (2.33%) Firewall
2 1 (2.33%) LAN
2 1 (2.33%) WAN
2 1 (2.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.33%) NAS
2 1 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.26%) Oracle Database
2 9 (20.93%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (2.33%) InterSystems Cache
General
1 2 (4.65%) Banking
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (41.86%) Middleware
2 10 (23.26%) Oracle Fusion
3 9 (20.93%) Web Services
4 8 (18.60%) J2EE
5 5 (11.63%) XML
5 5 (11.63%) XSD
5 5 (11.63%) .NET
6 4 (9.30%) SOAP
6 4 (9.30%) WSDL
7 3 (6.98%) JMS
7 3 (6.98%) REST
8 2 (4.65%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (4.65%) XSLT
8 2 (4.65%) Apache Camel
9 1 (2.33%) Oracle ADF
9 1 (2.33%) Hibernate
9 1 (2.33%) HTML
9 1 (2.33%) EJB
9 1 (2.33%) JDBC
9 1 (2.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.33%) Fixed Income
1 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (2.33%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) UNIX
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.33%) Windows
3 1 (2.33%) AIX
3 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (100.00%) SOA
2 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.26%) TOGAF
3 10 (23.26%) BPEL
3 10 (23.26%) Technical Architecture
4 9 (20.93%) RUP
5 8 (18.60%) RAD
6 7 (16.28%) OO
7 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (11.63%) Zachman Framework
8 4 (9.30%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (9.30%) Coaching
9 3 (6.98%) UML
9 3 (6.98%) BPMN
9 3 (6.98%) TDD
9 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Architecture
10 2 (4.65%) Software Architecture
10 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce
10 2 (4.65%) ERP
11 1 (2.33%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) Java
2 2 (4.65%) SQL
3 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (37.21%) Oracle
2 5 (11.63%) IBM
3 3 (6.98%) TIBCO
4 2 (4.65%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.33%) Nokia
5 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.33%) HP
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco
5 1 (2.33%) VMware
5 1 (2.33%) webMethods
5 1 (2.33%) SAP
5 1 (2.33%) F5
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