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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SOA Architect
Rank 581 555 540
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -15
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Architect 45 57 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.11% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.12% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 33 35
Average daily rate £550 £575 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £438 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £637 £665
UK excluding London average daily rate £588 £575 £513
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +12.19%
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
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 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 29 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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -17 36 £538 -6.52% 4
London +3 13 £450 -5.26% 3
East of England +1 8 £606 +12.79%
Scotland -3 7 £615 +6.95%
Edinburgh -13 7 £615 +6.95%
East Midlands -12 3 £588 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £600 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £600 -
Hertfordshire +8 2 £606 +61.66%
Essex +1 2 £553 -11.60%
South West -1 2 £525 -12.50%
Norfolk -12 2 - -
West Midlands -14 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
North West - 2 £425 -
Leicestershire - 2 £588 -
Manchester - 2 £425 -
Leicester - 2 £588 -
City of London +34 1 £388 -25.12%
Cambridgeshire +12 1 £525 -2.32%
South East +7 1 - -
Bedfordshire +6 1 £625 +8.69%
Brentwood 0 1 £625 -
Birmingham -2 1 - -
Worthing - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 £600 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £550 -
Somerset - 1 £500 -

SOA Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 111 (100.00%) SOA
2 41 (36.94%) Oracle
3 35 (31.53%) Java
4 33 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (26.13%) Middleware
6 22 (19.82%) TOGAF
7 21 (18.92%) Finance
7 21 (18.92%) Web Services
8 19 (17.12%) Microsoft
9 17 (15.32%) Data Modelling
10 16 (14.41%) UML
10 16 (14.41%) Banking
10 16 (14.41%) Retail
10 16 (14.41%) REST
11 15 (13.51%) SOAP
12 14 (12.61%) ETL
13 12 (10.81%) SaaS
13 12 (10.81%) Data Integration
13 12 (10.81%) SQL Server
13 12 (10.81%) SDLC
14 11 (9.91%) JBoss
14 11 (9.91%) CRM
14 11 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (9.01%) OO
15 10 (9.01%) .NET
15 10 (9.01%) Oracle Fusion
15 10 (9.01%) Zachman Framework
15 10 (9.01%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (9.01%) Relational Database
16 9 (8.11%) Oracle Database

SOA Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 11 (9.91%) JBoss
2 9 (8.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (6.31%) WebSphere
4 6 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (5.41%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.50%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (2.70%) Node.js
7 2 (1.80%) Confluence
7 2 (1.80%) MQSI
7 2 (1.80%) NetWeaver
7 2 (1.80%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.90%) Apache
8 1 (0.90%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.90%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.90%) Mule
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.90%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.90%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (7.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (6.31%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.70%) Maximo
2 3 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.80%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.80%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.90%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.90%) Fredhopper
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.81%) SaaS
2 9 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.31%) IaaS
4 6 (5.41%) PaaS
5 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.80%) Boomi
6 2 (1.80%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.60%) FTP
2 3 (2.70%) Extranet
3 2 (1.80%) DNS
3 2 (1.80%) Firewall
4 1 (0.90%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.01%) Relational Database
3 9 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (8.11%) Oracle Database
4 7 (6.31%) MongoDB
4 7 (6.31%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (3.60%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (3.60%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.70%) GIS
6 3 (2.70%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.70%) SAP HANA
7 2 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.80%) OLTP
7 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.80%) Redis
8 1 (0.90%) Big Data
8 1 (0.90%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.90%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (2.70%) Toad
1 3 (2.70%) Visual Studio
1 3 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.80%) ERwin
2 2 (1.80%) JIRA
2 2 (1.80%) Selenium
2 2 (1.80%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.90%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (0.90%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.90%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.90%) Moq
3 1 (0.90%) NUnit
3 1 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.90%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.90%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.90%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.90%) XMLSpy
General
1 21 (18.92%) Finance
2 16 (14.41%) Banking
2 16 (14.41%) Retail
3 6 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.60%) Billing
5 3 (2.70%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.80%) Advertising
6 2 (1.80%) Legal
6 2 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.90%) French Language
7 1 (0.90%) Front Office
7 1 (0.90%) Games
7 1 (0.90%) Law
7 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.90%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (26.13%) Middleware
2 21 (18.92%) Web Services
3 16 (14.41%) REST
4 15 (13.51%) SOAP
5 10 (9.01%) .NET
5 10 (9.01%) Oracle Fusion
6 6 (5.41%) J2EE
6 6 (5.41%) JSON
7 5 (4.50%) Apache CXF
7 5 (4.50%) XML
8 4 (3.60%) Drools
8 4 (3.60%) Hibernate
8 4 (3.60%) JPA
8 4 (3.60%) JSF
8 4 (3.60%) Oracle ADF
8 4 (3.60%) RESTful
9 3 (2.70%) EDI
9 3 (2.70%) MSMQ
9 3 (2.70%) WCF
9 3 (2.70%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.81%) Data Integration
2 10 (9.01%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.50%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.70%) Clustering
4 3 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.80%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.90%) Biometrics
6 1 (0.90%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.90%) Cybercrime
6 1 (0.90%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.90%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.90%) Pharmacovigilance
6 1 (0.90%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.50%) Windows
2 3 (2.70%) Linux
2 3 (2.70%) Unix
2 3 (2.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.90%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (100.00%) SOA
2 33 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (19.82%) TOGAF
4 17 (15.32%) Data Modelling
5 16 (14.41%) UML
6 14 (12.61%) ETL
7 12 (10.81%) SDLC
8 11 (9.91%) CRM
8 11 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (9.01%) OO
9 10 (9.01%) Zachman Framework
10 9 (8.11%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (8.11%) Logical Data Model
11 8 (7.21%) BPEL
11 8 (7.21%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (7.21%) E-Commerce
11 8 (7.21%) Mentoring
11 8 (7.21%) Open Source
12 7 (6.31%) Data Architecture
12 7 (6.31%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 35 (31.53%) Java
2 7 (6.31%) SQL
3 4 (3.60%) C#
4 3 (2.70%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.70%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.90%) ActionScript
5 1 (0.90%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.90%) PHP
5 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.90%) Python
5 1 (0.90%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (2.70%) Degree
2 1 (0.90%) CISA
2 1 (0.90%) CISSP
2 1 (0.90%) ISEB
2 1 (0.90%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.90%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) COBIT
2 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.90%) ISO27002
2 1 (0.90%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 2 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (2.70%) Control-M
2 1 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.90%) Puppet
2 1 (0.90%) StatsD
Vendors
1 41 (36.94%) Oracle
2 19 (17.12%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.31%) IBM
4 6 (5.41%) SAP
5 5 (4.50%) VMware
6 4 (3.60%) Citrix
6 4 (3.60%) Software AG
6 4 (3.60%) TIBCO
7 3 (2.70%) ESRI
7 3 (2.70%) hybris
7 3 (2.70%) Pega
7 3 (2.70%) webMethods
8 2 (1.80%) Ab Initio
8 2 (1.80%) Apigee
8 2 (1.80%) Dell
8 2 (1.80%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.80%) Retalix
8 2 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.80%) Talend
8 2 (1.80%) Teradata