The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had SOA Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SOA Architect
Rank 587 605 577
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -28
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Architect 57 50 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.087% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.092% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 33 40
Median daily rate £513 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £425 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £437 £475 £500
% change year-on-year
-7.94% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
51209 54594 53300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33381 34715 32174
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1644 2049 2080
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

SOA Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured SOA Architect in the job title.

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 August 2016.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +9 52 £513 -1.44% 3
London -3 26 £538 -10.41%
South East +15 13 £394 -12.50%
North West +16 8 £437 -9.14% 1
Berkshire +7 8 £363 -12.12%
City of London +30 5 £513 -15.11%
Manchester -2 5 £437 -9.19% 1
Westminster - 4 £513 -
Wokingham - 4 £356 -
East Midlands -1 2 £525 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £500 -
South Wales - 2 £500 -
Wales - 2 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £500 -
Reading - 2 £400 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £525 -
Liverpool - 2 £450 -
Merseyside - 2 £450 -
East of England +18 1 £425 -22.72%
Hampshire +9 1 - -
Essex +6 1 £425 -26.08%
South West +1 1 - -
West Midlands -30 1 £550 -
Birmingham - 1 £550 -
Surrey - 1 £425 -
West Sussex - 1 £495 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £525 -

SOA Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, SOA Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring SOA Architect in the job title.

1 88 (100.00%) SOA
2 25 (28.41%) Oracle
3 22 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (23.86%) Java
5 19 (21.59%) SOAP
6 18 (20.45%) Data Modelling
7 17 (19.32%) Telecoms
8 15 (17.05%) XML
8 15 (17.05%) .NET
9 13 (14.77%) CRM
9 13 (14.77%) WSDL
9 13 (14.77%) Microsoft
10 12 (13.64%) Finance
10 12 (13.64%) XSD
10 12 (13.64%) SoapUI
11 11 (12.50%) Test Strategy
11 11 (12.50%) Web Services
11 11 (12.50%) MS Excel
12 10 (11.36%) UML
12 10 (11.36%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (11.36%) PaaS
13 9 (10.23%) DevOps
13 9 (10.23%) Mentoring
13 9 (10.23%) IBM
13 9 (10.23%) TOGAF
14 8 (9.09%) TDD
14 8 (9.09%) EAI
15 7 (7.95%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (7.95%) REST

SOA Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 7 (7.95%) Apache Spark
1 7 (7.95%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (5.68%) Oracle Service Bus
2 5 (5.68%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.41%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.27%) IIS
4 2 (2.27%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.14%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.14%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (1.14%) CMS
5 1 (1.14%) JBoss
5 1 (1.14%) Mule
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (1.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (6.82%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (4.55%) Oracle CRM
2 4 (4.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.36%) PaaS
2 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.68%) SaaS
4 4 (4.55%) IaaS
5 3 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.14%) Force.com
7 1 (1.14%) Google Apps
7 1 (1.14%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.14%) Firewall
1 1 (1.14%) Internet
1 1 (1.14%) Network Security
1 1 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.95%) MongoDB
1 7 (7.95%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.68%) Big Data
2 5 (5.68%) CouchDB
2 5 (5.68%) Hadoop
2 5 (5.68%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (4.55%) HPCC
3 4 (4.55%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.41%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.14%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.14%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.14%) OLTP
6 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (13.64%) SoapUI
2 5 (5.68%) Selenium
3 4 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.14%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.14%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (1.14%) Subversion
5 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (19.32%) Telecoms
2 12 (13.64%) Finance
3 6 (6.82%) Marketing
4 5 (5.68%) Banking
4 5 (5.68%) Law
5 1 (1.14%) Electronics
5 1 (1.14%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Legal
5 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.59%) SOAP
2 15 (17.05%) .NET
2 15 (17.05%) XML
3 13 (14.77%) WSDL
4 12 (13.64%) XSD
5 11 (12.50%) Web Services
6 7 (7.95%) REST
7 6 (6.82%) Middleware
8 5 (5.68%) .NET Framework
8 5 (5.68%) Ajax
8 5 (5.68%) HTML
9 4 (4.55%) J2EE
10 2 (2.27%) EDI
10 2 (2.27%) Flash
10 2 (2.27%) Java EE
10 2 (2.27%) RESTful
10 2 (2.27%) WCF
11 1 (1.14%) IBM Integration Bus
11 1 (1.14%) jQuery
11 1 (1.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.68%) Algorithms
3 5 (5.68%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.41%) DataPower
4 3 (3.41%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.14%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.14%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.14%) Linux
1 1 (1.14%) Unix
1 1 (1.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (100.00%) SOA
2 22 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (20.45%) Data Modelling
4 13 (14.77%) CRM
5 11 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 10 (11.36%) UML
7 9 (10.23%) DevOps
7 9 (10.23%) Mentoring
7 9 (10.23%) TOGAF
8 8 (9.09%) EAI
8 8 (9.09%) TDD
9 7 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (7.95%) Microservices
9 7 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (6.82%) E-Commerce
10 6 (6.82%) OO
10 6 (6.82%) Project Management
10 6 (6.82%) SDLC
11 5 (5.68%) Functional Testing
11 5 (5.68%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.86%) Java
2 5 (5.68%) VBScript
3 4 (4.55%) Python
3 4 (4.55%) Scala
3 4 (4.55%) SQL
4 3 (3.41%) C#
4 3 (3.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.14%) Apex Code
5 1 (1.14%) C
5 1 (1.14%) Ruby
5 1 (1.14%) SOQL
5 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (7.95%) SC Cleared
1 7 (7.95%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.14%) Degree
2 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.41%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.41%) Docker
2 1 (1.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.14%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.14%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.14%) XenApp
2 1 (1.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) DBAmp
2 1 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.14%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 25 (28.41%) Oracle
2 13 (14.77%) Microsoft
3 9 (10.23%) IBM
4 6 (6.82%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (4.55%) Cloudera
6 3 (3.41%) Demandware
7 2 (2.27%) ForgeRock
7 2 (2.27%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.14%) Apprenda
8 1 (1.14%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.14%) Citrix
8 1 (1.14%) Google
8 1 (1.14%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.14%) Pega
8 1 (1.14%) SAP
8 1 (1.14%) Siebel
8 1 (1.14%) SimCorp
8 1 (1.14%) VMware
8 1 (1.14%) WSO2