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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SOA Architect
UK
Rank 574 596 560
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -36
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Architect 27 40 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.078% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.082% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 38
Median daily rate £550 £550 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £394 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £621 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £588 £575
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 - -

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
43101 48634 49624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 95.01% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28143 31310 30515
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 1624 1914
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 27 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

SOA Architect Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SOA Architect
Top 22 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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +8 27 £550 +4.76% 5
London +18 8 £525 +16.66% 3
East of England -6 6 £550 -8.33% 1
Yorkshire +22 4 £500 -
South East +19 4 £594 +52.24% 1
West Midlands +10 4 - -
Essex -2 4 £550 +14.58% 1
Staffordshire - 4 - -
Portsmouth - 3 £563 -
Hampshire - 3 £563 - 1
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
West Yorkshire +12 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +4 1 - -
City of London 0 1 £525 +35.48% 3
Hertfordshire -8 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £600 -
Docklands, London - 1 £315 -
Berkshire - 1 £625 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £625 -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 - -

SOA Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 57 (100.00%) SOA
2 20 (35.09%) Oracle
2 20 (35.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 18 (31.58%) Java
3 18 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (21.05%) Middleware
4 12 (21.05%) Finance
5 11 (19.30%) RESTful
5 11 (19.30%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (17.54%) Data Modelling
6 10 (17.54%) JSON
7 9 (15.79%) Open Source
7 9 (15.79%) UML
7 9 (15.79%) Web Services
7 9 (15.79%) TOGAF
8 8 (14.04%) CRM
8 8 (14.04%) XSLT
8 8 (14.04%) NoSQL
9 7 (12.28%) Microservices
9 7 (12.28%) SQL
9 7 (12.28%) XML
9 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (10.53%) Manufacturing
10 6 (10.53%) Programme Management
10 6 (10.53%) Scrum
10 6 (10.53%) Electronics
10 6 (10.53%) Telecoms
10 6 (10.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 6 (10.53%) OOA/OOD
10 6 (10.53%) OO

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 20 (35.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (7.02%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (5.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (5.26%) Apache Solr
3 3 (5.26%) CMS
3 3 (5.26%) Confluence
3 3 (5.26%) Mule
3 3 (5.26%) Mule ESB
3 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.26%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (3.51%) Liferay
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.75%) Apache
5 1 (1.75%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.75%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.75%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (10.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.26%) PaaS
3 2 (3.51%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.51%) iPaaS
4 1 (1.75%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) LDAP
2 1 (1.75%) HTTP
2 1 (1.75%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) NoSQL
2 6 (10.53%) MongoDB
3 5 (8.77%) Oracle Database
4 4 (7.02%) Big Data
4 4 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
5 3 (5.26%) Endeca
5 3 (5.26%) Hadoop
5 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (3.51%) DB2
6 2 (3.51%) HBase
6 2 (3.51%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.75%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.75%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.75%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.75%) KDB
7 1 (1.75%) OLTP
7 1 (1.75%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) ClearCase
1 3 (5.26%) JIRA
2 2 (3.51%) Bitbucket
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (21.05%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Electronics
2 6 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 6 (10.53%) Marketing
2 6 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.51%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Billing
4 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.05%) Middleware
2 11 (19.30%) RESTful
3 10 (17.54%) JSON
4 9 (15.79%) Web Services
5 8 (14.04%) XSLT
6 7 (12.28%) XML
7 6 (10.53%) Swagger
8 5 (8.77%) J2EE
8 5 (8.77%) Play Framework
8 5 (8.77%) Ruby on Rails
8 5 (8.77%) Spring
9 4 (7.02%) Hibernate
9 4 (7.02%) SOAP
10 3 (5.26%) JMS
10 3 (5.26%) Lucene
10 3 (5.26%) REST
11 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
11 2 (3.51%) Apache Flex
11 2 (3.51%) BlazeDS
11 2 (3.51%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.26%) iPad
2 3 (5.26%) PKI
3 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.75%) DataPower
4 1 (1.75%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) AIX
1 2 (3.51%) Linux
1 2 (3.51%) Unix
1 2 (3.51%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (100.00%) SOA
2 18 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (19.30%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (17.54%) Data Modelling
5 9 (15.79%) Open Source
5 9 (15.79%) TOGAF
5 9 (15.79%) UML
6 8 (14.04%) CRM
7 7 (12.28%) Microservices
7 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (10.53%) OO
8 6 (10.53%) OOA/OOD
8 6 (10.53%) Programme Management
8 6 (10.53%) Scrum
9 5 (8.77%) API Design
9 5 (8.77%) TDD
10 4 (7.02%) Data Migration
10 4 (7.02%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.58%) Java
2 7 (12.28%) SQL
3 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.77%) Ruby
4 5 (8.77%) XPath
5 3 (5.26%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.51%) ActionScript
6 2 (3.51%) Python
7 1 (1.75%) PHP
7 1 (1.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.26%) ISEB
3 3 (5.26%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.51%) Degree
5 1 (1.75%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.75%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) CA Single Sign-On
1 3 (5.26%) OpenSSO
2 1 (1.75%) MOM
Vendors
1 20 (35.09%) Oracle
2 6 (10.53%) SAP
3 5 (8.77%) Adobe
3 5 (8.77%) IBM
3 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.26%) Apigee
4 3 (5.26%) ATG
4 3 (5.26%) Atlassian
4 3 (5.26%) BEA
4 3 (5.26%) Sybase
5 2 (3.51%) Cloudera
5 2 (3.51%) ForgeRock
5 2 (3.51%) MuleSoft
5 2 (3.51%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.75%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.75%) Informatica
6 1 (1.75%) JDA
6 1 (1.75%) MapR
6 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.75%) WSO2
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