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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SOA Architect
Rank 597 608 574
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -34
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Architect 51 52 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.089% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.094% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 38 40
Median daily rate £513 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £425 £448
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £490 £500
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -2.00%
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
50559 55175 53302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33062 35242 32521
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1693 2081 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.37 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 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 28 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 28 September 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 +14 45 £513 -6.81% 7
London -3 21 £513 -14.58% 5
South East +19 13 £388 -13.88% 1
Berkshire +14 9 £375 +15.38%
North West +13 7 £438 -15.66%
City of London +26 5 £513 -8.07% 3
Manchester -8 5 £438 -14.63%
Wokingham - 5 £363 -
Westminster - 4 £513 -
Hampshire +13 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £525 -
Wales - 2 £500 -
Reading - 2 £400 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £525 -
South Wales - 2 £500 -
Buckinghamshire +26 1 - -
Milton Keynes +14 1 - -
Southampton +13 1 - -
South West +9 1 - -
East of England -2 1 £425 -22.72%
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £495 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £525 -
Worthing - 1 £495 -
Docklands, London - 1 £550 -
Essex - 1 £425 -

SOA Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 83 (100.00%) SOA
2 26 (31.33%) Oracle
3 25 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (25.30%) Java
5 16 (19.28%) .NET
6 15 (18.07%) Data Modelling
7 14 (16.87%) SOAP
8 12 (14.46%) PaaS
8 12 (14.46%) XML
8 12 (14.46%) CRM
9 11 (13.25%) Telecoms
9 11 (13.25%) IBM
9 11 (13.25%) Microsoft
9 11 (13.25%) DevOps
10 10 (12.05%) Microservices
10 10 (12.05%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (12.05%) MS Excel
10 10 (12.05%) UML
10 10 (12.05%) Web Services
10 10 (12.05%) Finance
10 10 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (12.05%) TOGAF
11 9 (10.84%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (10.84%) Mentoring
11 9 (10.84%) MongoDB
12 8 (9.64%) REST
12 8 (9.64%) Big Data
12 8 (9.64%) Apache Spark
12 8 (9.64%) SC Cleared

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 9 (10.84%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (9.64%) Apache Spark
3 5 (6.02%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (6.02%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.82%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (3.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.41%) Apache Pig
6 2 (2.41%) IIS
6 2 (2.41%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.20%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (1.20%) CMS
7 1 (1.20%) Confluence
7 1 (1.20%) Mule
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (1.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (12.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (4.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.82%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.46%) PaaS
2 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.23%) SaaS
4 4 (4.82%) IaaS
5 3 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (3.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.41%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (1.20%) Force.com
7 1 (1.20%) Google Apps
7 1 (1.20%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) Firewall
1 1 (1.20%) Internet
1 1 (1.20%) LDAP
1 1 (1.20%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) MongoDB
2 8 (9.64%) Big Data
3 7 (8.43%) Hadoop
3 7 (8.43%) Oracle Database
4 6 (7.23%) CouchDB
4 6 (7.23%) Relational Database
5 5 (6.02%) NoSQL
5 5 (6.02%) SQL Server
6 4 (4.82%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (4.82%) HPCC
6 4 (4.82%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.41%) Apache Hive
7 2 (2.41%) Data Mining
7 2 (2.41%) HBase
7 2 (2.41%) OLTP
7 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.20%) DB2
8 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (8.43%) SoapUI
2 5 (6.02%) Selenium
3 4 (4.82%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.82%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.20%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.20%) JIRA
5 1 (1.20%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (1.20%) Subversion
5 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (13.25%) Telecoms
2 10 (12.05%) Finance
3 6 (7.23%) Marketing
4 5 (6.02%) Law
5 4 (4.82%) Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Electronics
6 1 (1.20%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Legal
6 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.28%) .NET
2 14 (16.87%) SOAP
3 12 (14.46%) XML
4 10 (12.05%) Web Services
5 8 (9.64%) REST
5 8 (9.64%) WSDL
6 7 (8.43%) XSD
7 6 (7.23%) J2EE
7 6 (7.23%) Middleware
8 5 (6.02%) .NET Framework
8 5 (6.02%) Ajax
8 5 (6.02%) HTML
9 3 (3.61%) EDI
10 2 (2.41%) Flash
10 2 (2.41%) JSON
10 2 (2.41%) RESTful
10 2 (2.41%) WCF
11 1 (1.20%) MDX
11 1 (1.20%) Visualforce
11 1 (1.20%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.02%) Algorithms
3 5 (6.02%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.61%) DataPower
4 3 (3.61%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.20%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.20%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.20%) AIX
1 1 (1.20%) Linux
1 1 (1.20%) Unix
1 1 (1.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (100.00%) SOA
2 25 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (18.07%) Data Modelling
4 12 (14.46%) CRM
5 11 (13.25%) DevOps
6 10 (12.05%) Microservices
6 10 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (12.05%) TOGAF
6 10 (12.05%) UML
7 9 (10.84%) Mentoring
8 7 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (8.43%) EAI
8 7 (8.43%) OO
8 7 (8.43%) TDD
9 6 (7.23%) E-Commerce
9 6 (7.23%) Open Source
9 6 (7.23%) Test Strategy
9 6 (7.23%) Waterfall
10 5 (6.02%) Data Architecture
10 5 (6.02%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.30%) Java
2 7 (8.43%) SQL
3 5 (6.02%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.02%) Python
3 5 (6.02%) Scala
3 5 (6.02%) VBScript
4 3 (3.61%) C#
5 1 (1.20%) Apex Code
5 1 (1.20%) C
5 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.20%) Ruby
5 1 (1.20%) SOQL
5 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (9.64%) SC Cleared
1 8 (9.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.41%) Degree
3 1 (1.20%) ISEB
3 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.61%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) DBAmp
2 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (31.33%) Oracle
2 11 (13.25%) IBM
2 11 (13.25%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.43%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (6.02%) Cloudera
5 3 (3.61%) Demandware
5 3 (3.61%) ForgeRock
5 3 (3.61%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.20%) Apprenda
6 1 (1.20%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.20%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.20%) Google
6 1 (1.20%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.20%) Pega
6 1 (1.20%) SAP
6 1 (1.20%) Siebel
6 1 (1.20%) SimCorp
6 1 (1.20%) Sybase
6 1 (1.20%) WSO2