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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SOA Architect
Rank 580 579 553
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -26
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Architect 20 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.037% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.040% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £363 £445
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £394 £483
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -18.39%
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
51861 49855 45545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.57% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32669 30609 26369
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1945 1977 2127
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -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 30 June 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 16 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 30 June 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 -5 20 £450 - 1
South West - 7 £443 -
London -14 6 £550 +22.22%
Wiltshire - 6 £443 -
Swindon - 5 £435 -
City of London 0 3 £550 -
Hampshire -3 2 £520 +15.55%
South East -25 2 £520 +18.85%
East of England - 2 £450 -
Norfolk - 2 £450 -
North West - 2 £481 - 1
Manchester - 2 £481 - 1
Norwich - 2 £450 -
Somerset - 1 - -
Bath - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

SOA Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 40 (100.00%) SOA
2 17 (42.50%) Java
3 15 (37.50%) Middleware
4 12 (30.00%) Oracle
5 11 (27.50%) Web Services
5 11 (27.50%) Technical Architecture
6 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (22.50%) RAD
7 9 (22.50%) RUP
8 8 (20.00%) TOGAF
9 7 (17.50%) Oracle Fusion
9 7 (17.50%) Oracle Database
10 6 (15.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (15.00%) Oracle Service Bus
10 6 (15.00%) BPEL
10 6 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (15.00%) XSD
11 5 (12.50%) IBM
11 5 (12.50%) .NET
11 5 (12.50%) J2EE
11 5 (12.50%) OO
11 5 (12.50%) JBoss
11 5 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
12 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
12 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (10.00%) Coaching
12 4 (10.00%) UML
12 4 (10.00%) SOAP
12 4 (10.00%) WSDL
13 3 (7.50%) XML

SOA Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 6 (15.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (12.50%) JBoss
3 3 (7.50%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.50%) Apache
4 1 (2.50%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle BPEL
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) SAN
2 1 (2.50%) Firewall
2 1 (2.50%) NAS
2 1 (2.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (2.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (2.50%) LAN
2 1 (2.50%) WAN
2 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) Oracle Database
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 2 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Legal
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Retail
2 1 (2.50%) Billing
2 1 (2.50%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (37.50%) Middleware
2 11 (27.50%) Web Services
3 7 (17.50%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (15.00%) XSD
5 5 (12.50%) .NET
5 5 (12.50%) J2EE
6 4 (10.00%) SOAP
6 4 (10.00%) WSDL
7 3 (7.50%) JMS
7 3 (7.50%) XML
7 3 (7.50%) Apache Camel
8 2 (5.00%) REST
8 2 (5.00%) Apache CXF
8 2 (5.00%) Spring
8 2 (5.00%) JSF
8 2 (5.00%) Java EE
8 2 (5.00%) XSLT
8 2 (5.00%) Hibernate
9 1 (2.50%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (2.50%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) UNIX
1 2 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (100.00%) SOA
2 11 (27.50%) Technical Architecture
3 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (22.50%) RAD
4 9 (22.50%) RUP
5 8 (20.00%) TOGAF
6 6 (15.00%) BPEL
7 5 (12.50%) OO
7 5 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
8 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (10.00%) Coaching
8 4 (10.00%) UML
8 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
10 2 (5.00%) B2B
10 2 (5.00%) Open Source
10 2 (5.00%) Software Architecture
10 2 (5.00%) BPMN
11 1 (2.50%) Domain-Driven Design
11 1 (2.50%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (42.50%) Java
2 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Oracle
2 5 (12.50%) IBM
3 2 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.50%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.50%) VMware
4 1 (2.50%) F5
4 1 (2.50%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) Nokia
4 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco
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