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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SOA Architect
Rank 573 559 569
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Architect 22 19 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.036% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.038% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 13
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£500 £525 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £483 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +42.96%
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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
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 22 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 26 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 22 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 -18 21 £500 -4.76% 4
London +12 6 £538 +2.38% 2
South East -1 3 £450 -6.73% 1
East of England - 3 £450 -
City of London +31 2 £550 +10.00% 1
Hampshire -9 2 £425 -19.04%
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £400 -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 1
Worthing - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Reading - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -

SOA Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 41 (100.00%) SOA
2 27 (65.85%) Oracle
3 14 (34.15%) Web Services
4 11 (26.83%) Middleware
5 10 (24.39%) Java
5 10 (24.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (21.95%) Oracle Database
6 9 (21.95%) Oracle Service Bus
6 9 (21.95%) BPEL
7 8 (19.51%) Oracle Fusion
7 8 (19.51%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (17.07%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (14.63%) TOGAF
9 6 (14.63%) XML
10 5 (12.20%) FTP
10 5 (12.20%) Project Management
10 5 (12.20%) Finance
11 4 (9.76%) IBM
11 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
11 4 (9.76%) J2EE
11 4 (9.76%) SOAP
11 4 (9.76%) REST
12 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
12 3 (7.32%) Java EE
12 3 (7.32%) Matrix Management
12 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
12 3 (7.32%) WebSphere
12 3 (7.32%) WebLogic
12 3 (7.32%) EDI
12 3 (7.32%) ERP

SOA Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 10 (24.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (21.95%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (7.32%) WebSphere
3 3 (7.32%) WebLogic
3 3 (7.32%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.44%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (2.44%) Apache
Business Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.44%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) FTP
2 2 (4.88%) Internet
2 2 (4.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) Oracle Database
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (2.44%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) JDeveloper
2 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.44%) Maven
2 1 (2.44%) Ant
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Legal
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (34.15%) Web Services
2 11 (26.83%) Middleware
3 8 (19.51%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (14.63%) XML
5 4 (9.76%) J2EE
5 4 (9.76%) SOAP
5 4 (9.76%) REST
6 3 (7.32%) Java EE
6 3 (7.32%) EDI
7 2 (4.88%) WSDL
7 2 (4.88%) JMS
7 2 (4.88%) XSD
7 2 (4.88%) XSLT
7 2 (4.88%) jQuery
7 2 (4.88%) Spring
7 2 (4.88%) Ajax
7 2 (4.88%) WebSockets
8 1 (2.44%) Apache Camel
8 1 (2.44%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.88%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.88%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.88%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) UNIX
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (100.00%) SOA
2 9 (21.95%) BPEL
3 6 (14.63%) TOGAF
4 5 (12.20%) Project Management
5 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.32%) Matrix Management
6 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (7.32%) ERP
6 3 (7.32%) CRM
6 3 (7.32%) EAI
6 3 (7.32%) B2B
7 2 (4.88%) Scrum
7 2 (4.88%) Business Continuity
7 2 (4.88%) Data Security
7 2 (4.88%) Data Modelling
7 2 (4.88%) UML
7 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.88%) Time Management
7 2 (4.88%) Communications Security
7 2 (4.88%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) Java
2 2 (4.88%) XQuery
2 2 (4.88%) Groovy
2 2 (4.88%) XPath
3 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 27 (65.85%) Oracle
2 4 (9.76%) IBM
3 2 (4.88%) TIBCO
3 2 (4.88%) JBoss
4 1 (2.44%) SAP
4 1 (2.44%) VMware