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 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SOA Architect
Rank 625 551 568
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +17
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Architect 31 76 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.14% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.15% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 53 31
Median daily rate £465 £550 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.45% +6.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £464 £463 £488
% change year-on-year
+0.27% -5.12%
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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 May 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 15 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 May 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 -67 28 £465 -15.45% 13
South East -9 13 £465 +3.33% 1
Hampshire +8 12 £465 -
Hook - 12 £465 -
London -26 9 £500 -13.04% 6
Birmingham +7 4 £413 -25.00%
West Midlands -12 4 £413 -26.66%
Edinburgh -2 3 - -
Scotland -16 3 - -
East of England -2 2 £613 +36.11% 2
Bedfordshire - 2 £613 -
City of London +23 1 £476 -13.62% 2
Luton - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -

SOA Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 71 (100.00%) SOA
2 29 (40.85%) Oracle
3 19 (26.76%) Data Modelling
4 17 (23.94%) SOAP
5 16 (22.54%) Telecoms
5 16 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (21.13%) Middleware
7 14 (19.72%) WSDL
7 14 (19.72%) XML
8 12 (16.90%) XSD
8 12 (16.90%) TOGAF
8 12 (16.90%) Finance
8 12 (16.90%) SoapUI
9 11 (15.49%) UML
9 11 (15.49%) Java
10 10 (14.08%) CRM
10 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
11 9 (12.68%) Retail
11 9 (12.68%) Test Strategy
12 8 (11.27%) Open Source
12 8 (11.27%) JBoss
12 8 (11.27%) E-Commerce
12 8 (11.27%) Web Services
13 7 (9.86%) Project Management
13 7 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (9.86%) Data Architecture
14 6 (8.45%) Logical Data Model
14 6 (8.45%) Dynamics CRM
14 6 (8.45%) EAI
14 6 (8.45%) ETL

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 8 (11.27%) JBoss
2 5 (7.04%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (4.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (4.23%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.82%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (2.82%) MQSI
4 2 (2.82%) Mule
5 1 (1.41%) Apache
5 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.41%) Confluence
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (7.04%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) SaaS
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.41%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) AMQP
1 1 (1.41%) FTP
1 1 (1.41%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) Relational Database
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.82%) OLTP
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.41%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.41%) DataStage
4 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.41%) MySQL
4 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.41%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.41%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 12 (16.90%) SoapUI
2 2 (2.82%) ERwin
2 2 (2.82%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (2.82%) Toad
3 1 (1.41%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (1.41%) JIRA
3 1 (1.41%) XMLSpy
General
1 16 (22.54%) Telecoms
2 12 (16.90%) Finance
3 9 (12.68%) Retail
4 5 (7.04%) Banking
5 3 (4.23%) Legal
5 3 (4.23%) Marketing
6 2 (2.82%) Billing
6 2 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.41%) Games
7 1 (1.41%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (23.94%) SOAP
2 15 (21.13%) Middleware
3 14 (19.72%) WSDL
3 14 (19.72%) XML
4 12 (16.90%) XSD
5 8 (11.27%) Web Services
6 5 (7.04%) .NET
7 4 (5.63%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (5.63%) REST
8 3 (4.23%) Apache Camel
8 3 (4.23%) Apache CXF
8 3 (4.23%) J2EE
8 3 (4.23%) Java EE
9 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (2.82%) CSS
9 2 (2.82%) CSS3
9 2 (2.82%) Hibernate
9 2 (2.82%) HTML
9 2 (2.82%) JSF
9 2 (2.82%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.63%) Data Integration
2 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.41%) Clustering
4 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.41%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.82%) Linux
1 2 (2.82%) Unix
1 2 (2.82%) Windows
2 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (100.00%) SOA
2 19 (26.76%) Data Modelling
3 16 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (16.90%) TOGAF
5 11 (15.49%) UML
6 10 (14.08%) CRM
7 9 (12.68%) Test Strategy
8 8 (11.27%) E-Commerce
8 8 (11.27%) Open Source
9 7 (9.86%) Data Architecture
9 7 (9.86%) Project Management
9 7 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (8.45%) EAI
10 6 (8.45%) ETL
10 6 (8.45%) Logical Data Model
11 5 (7.04%) Mentoring
11 5 (7.04%) Microservices
11 5 (7.04%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (7.04%) Zachman Framework
12 4 (5.63%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.49%) Java
2 3 (4.23%) C#
3 2 (2.82%) SQL
4 1 (1.41%) ActionScript
4 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (4.23%) Degree
2 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) COBIT
1 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.41%) ISO27002
1 1 (1.41%) RosettaNet
1 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.41%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.41%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.41%) XenApp
2 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 29 (40.85%) Oracle
2 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.23%) SAP
3 3 (4.23%) WSO2
4 2 (2.82%) hybris
4 2 (2.82%) Pega
4 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.82%) Retalix
4 2 (2.82%) Talend
4 2 (2.82%) VMware
5 1 (1.41%) Apigee
5 1 (1.41%) Citrix
5 1 (1.41%) IBM
5 1 (1.41%) Mashery
5 1 (1.41%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.41%) Siebel
5 1 (1.41%) Software AG
5 1 (1.41%) Teradata
5 1 (1.41%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.41%) webMethods