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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SOA Architect
UK
Rank 563 584 550
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -34
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Architect 24 46 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.092% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.097% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 27 31
Median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £563 £550
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +2.27%
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
42508 47354 48039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.75% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27665 30191 30170
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1501 1736 1893
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 23 January 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 23 January 2017.

SOA Architect Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SOA Architect
Top 19 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 23 January 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 +16 23 £550 - 4
London +8 11 £563 +2.27% 4
East of England +7 7 £550 -4.34%
Essex -4 5 £550 -0.45%
South East +19 3 £625 -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Berkshire +21 1 £625 -
Bradford +15 1 - -
West Yorkshire +12 1 - -
Yorkshire +8 1 - -
City of London -2 1 £525 +35.48% 3
Docklands, London - 1 £315 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £530 -
Reading - 1 £625 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £450 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £530 -

SOA Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 72 (100.00%) SOA
2 25 (34.72%) Java
3 21 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (26.39%) Oracle
4 19 (26.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 12 (16.67%) UML
5 12 (16.67%) Finance
5 12 (16.67%) Microservices
6 11 (15.28%) Middleware
6 11 (15.28%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (15.28%) Open Source
6 11 (15.28%) RESTful
7 10 (13.89%) JSON
7 10 (13.89%) IBM
7 10 (13.89%) TOGAF
8 9 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (12.50%) CRM
8 9 (12.50%) Data Modelling
8 9 (12.50%) Web Services
8 9 (12.50%) XML
8 9 (12.50%) OO
8 9 (12.50%) SQL
9 8 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
9 8 (11.11%) SOAP
9 8 (11.11%) TDD
9 8 (11.11%) Scrum
9 8 (11.11%) NoSQL
9 8 (11.11%) MongoDB
9 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (9.72%) Enterprise Software

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 19 (26.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (9.72%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (6.94%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.56%) CMS
5 3 (4.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (4.17%) Apache Solr
5 3 (4.17%) Apache Spark
5 3 (4.17%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (4.17%) IIS
5 3 (4.17%) Mule
5 3 (4.17%) Mule ESB
5 3 (4.17%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (2.78%) Apache Pig
6 2 (2.78%) Confluence
6 2 (2.78%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.39%) Apache
7 1 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.39%) Liferay
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (4.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (9.72%) PaaS
3 4 (5.56%) SaaS
4 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.78%) IaaS
4 2 (2.78%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (1.39%) Force.com
5 1 (1.39%) G Suite
5 1 (1.39%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) LDAP
2 1 (1.39%) Firewall
2 1 (1.39%) HTTP
2 1 (1.39%) Internet
2 1 (1.39%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 8 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 5 (6.94%) Big Data
2 5 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (6.94%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (5.56%) Hadoop
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.17%) Endeca
4 3 (4.17%) HBase
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.78%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.78%) CouchDB
5 2 (2.78%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.78%) DB2
5 2 (2.78%) OLTP
6 1 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.39%) Hypertable
6 1 (1.39%) KDB
6 1 (1.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 4 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (2.78%) ClearCase
2 2 (2.78%) JIRA
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.39%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.39%) Selenium
3 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (9.72%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.33%) Marketing
4 5 (6.94%) Banking
4 5 (6.94%) Electronics
4 5 (6.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.39%) Billing
5 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.28%) Middleware
1 11 (15.28%) RESTful
2 10 (13.89%) JSON
3 9 (12.50%) Web Services
3 9 (12.50%) XML
4 8 (11.11%) SOAP
5 7 (9.72%) XSLT
6 6 (8.33%) J2EE
6 6 (8.33%) REST
7 5 (6.94%) .NET
7 5 (6.94%) HTML
7 5 (6.94%) Swagger
8 4 (5.56%) Play Framework
8 4 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (5.56%) Spring
9 3 (4.17%) Hibernate
9 3 (4.17%) Lucene
10 2 (2.78%) EDI
10 2 (2.78%) Spring MVC
10 2 (2.78%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.17%) DataPower
4 3 (4.17%) iPad
4 3 (4.17%) PKI
5 2 (2.78%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.39%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.39%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.39%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.39%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.39%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.78%) AIX
1 2 (2.78%) Linux
1 2 (2.78%) Unix
1 2 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (100.00%) SOA
2 21 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (16.67%) Microservices
3 12 (16.67%) UML
4 11 (15.28%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (15.28%) Open Source
5 10 (13.89%) TOGAF
6 9 (12.50%) CRM
6 9 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 9 (12.50%) OO
6 9 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
7 8 (11.11%) Scrum
7 8 (11.11%) TDD
8 7 (9.72%) DevOps
8 7 (9.72%) E-Commerce
9 6 (8.33%) Data Architecture
9 6 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (8.33%) Waterfall
10 5 (6.94%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (34.72%) Java
2 9 (12.50%) SQL
3 7 (9.72%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.94%) Ruby
5 4 (5.56%) Python
5 4 (5.56%) XPath
6 3 (4.17%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.17%) Scala
7 2 (2.78%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.39%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.39%) C
8 1 (1.39%) C#
8 1 (1.39%) PHP
8 1 (1.39%) SOQL
8 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.17%) ISEB
3 3 (4.17%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.78%) Degree
5 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (4.17%) Docker
2 2 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) CA Single Sign-On
1 3 (4.17%) OpenSSO
2 1 (1.39%) MOM
Vendors
1 19 (26.39%) Oracle
2 10 (13.89%) IBM
3 6 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.94%) Adobe
4 5 (6.94%) SAP
5 4 (5.56%) Cloudera
6 3 (4.17%) Apigee
6 3 (4.17%) ATG
6 3 (4.17%) BEA
6 3 (4.17%) Demandware
6 3 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (4.17%) Sybase
7 2 (2.78%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.78%) ForgeRock
7 2 (2.78%) MuleSoft
7 2 (2.78%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.39%) Google
8 1 (1.39%) Hortonworks
8 1 (1.39%) Informatica
8 1 (1.39%) SimCorp