The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SOA Architect
Rank 564 555 552
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Architect 26 18 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.035% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.038% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 17
Average daily rate
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£500 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £483 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +28.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 1 August 2014.

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 23 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 1 August 2014. 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 +4 24 £500 -4.76% 1
London +3 7 £525 - 1
South East -6 4 £450 -6.73%
City of London +29 3 £550 +10.00%
East of England - 3 £450 -
Hampshire -10 2 £425 -19.04%
Leeds - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £400 -
Worthing - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -

SOA Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 48 (100.00%) SOA
2 32 (66.67%) Oracle
3 16 (33.33%) Web Services
4 12 (25.00%) Middleware
4 12 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (20.83%) Oracle Service Bus
5 10 (20.83%) BPEL
5 10 (20.83%) Java
6 9 (18.75%) Oracle Fusion
6 9 (18.75%) Oracle Database
7 8 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (14.58%) Finance
8 7 (14.58%) TOGAF
8 7 (14.58%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (12.50%) IBM
9 6 (12.50%) TIBCO
9 6 (12.50%) Project Management
9 6 (12.50%) XML
10 5 (10.42%) J2EE
10 5 (10.42%) FTP
10 5 (10.42%) WebSphere
11 4 (8.33%) Matrix Management
11 4 (8.33%) Java EE
11 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
11 4 (8.33%) REST
11 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
11 4 (8.33%) EAI
11 4 (8.33%) SOAP
12 3 (6.25%) WebLogic
12 3 (6.25%) XSD

SOA Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 12 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (20.83%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (10.42%) WebSphere
4 3 (6.25%) WebLogic
4 3 (6.25%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.08%) Apache
5 1 (2.08%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle BPEL
Business Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (2.08%) TIBCO iProcess
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) FTP
2 2 (4.17%) Internet
2 2 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.75%) Oracle Database
2 7 (14.58%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.17%) DataStage
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) JDeveloper
2 1 (2.08%) Ant
2 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.08%) Maven
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Retail
2 2 (4.17%) Legal
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (33.33%) Web Services
2 12 (25.00%) Middleware
3 9 (18.75%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (12.50%) XML
5 5 (10.42%) J2EE
6 4 (8.33%) Java EE
6 4 (8.33%) REST
6 4 (8.33%) SOAP
7 3 (6.25%) XSD
7 3 (6.25%) EDI
8 2 (4.17%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 2 (4.17%) jQuery
8 2 (4.17%) Ajax
8 2 (4.17%) Spring
8 2 (4.17%) WebSockets
8 2 (4.17%) WSDL
8 2 (4.17%) JMS
8 2 (4.17%) XSLT
9 1 (2.08%) Apache Camel
9 1 (2.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.17%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.17%) Cryptography
2 2 (4.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) UNIX
1 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (100.00%) SOA
2 10 (20.83%) BPEL
3 7 (14.58%) TOGAF
4 6 (12.50%) Project Management
5 4 (8.33%) Matrix Management
5 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 4 (8.33%) EAI
6 3 (6.25%) CRM
6 3 (6.25%) ERP
6 3 (6.25%) B2B
6 3 (6.25%) Scrum
6 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (6.25%) Time Management
6 3 (6.25%) Complex Event Processing
6 3 (6.25%) User Stories
6 3 (6.25%) BPMN
7 2 (4.17%) Data Mapping
7 2 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (4.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) Java
2 2 (4.17%) Groovy
2 2 (4.17%) XPath
2 2 (4.17%) XQuery
3 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 32 (66.67%) Oracle
2 6 (12.50%) IBM
2 6 (12.50%) TIBCO
3 2 (4.17%) JBoss
3 2 (4.17%) SAP
4 1 (2.08%) webMethods
4 1 (2.08%) VMware