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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SOA Architect
Rank 615 591 556
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -35
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Architect 35 54 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.095% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.10% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 33 34
Median daily rate £488 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £450 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £606 £630 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £520 £500
% change year-on-year
-14.66% +4.00%
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
51163 53980 51056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33272 34147 30940
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1536 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 23 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 26 July 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 -34 31 £475 -13.63% 6
London -4 15 £538 -10.41% 2
South East +16 10 £444 -6.57%
North West +3 5 £437 -9.14% 1
Berkshire 0 4 £350 -30.00%
Hampshire +4 3 £463 -4.63%
Manchester -5 3 £437 -9.19% 1
Hook - 3 £463 -
Wokingham - 3 £350 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £500 -
Liverpool - 2 £450 -
Merseyside - 2 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £500 -
South Wales - 2 £500 -
Wales - 2 £500 -
City of London +44 1 £513 -21.15%
Edinburgh -1 1 - -
Scotland -4 1 - -
Birmingham -14 1 £550 -
West Midlands -35 1 £550 -2.22%
Westminster - 1 £513 -
Reading - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £425 -

SOA Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 76 (100.00%) SOA
2 26 (34.21%) Oracle
3 20 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 16 (21.05%) Java
5 16 (21.05%) SOAP
6 15 (19.74%) CRM
6 15 (19.74%) Telecoms
7 13 (17.11%) WSDL
7 13 (17.11%) Microsoft
7 13 (17.11%) XML
8 12 (15.79%) XSD
8 12 (15.79%) .NET
8 12 (15.79%) Web Services
8 12 (15.79%) SoapUI
9 11 (14.47%) Test Strategy
9 11 (14.47%) Finance
10 10 (13.16%) MS Excel
11 9 (11.84%) UML
11 9 (11.84%) TOGAF
12 7 (9.21%) Oracle Database
12 7 (9.21%) Mentoring
12 7 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (9.21%) Dynamics CRM
12 7 (9.21%) EAI
12 7 (9.21%) Middleware
13 6 (7.89%) Project Management
13 6 (7.89%) Marketing
13 6 (7.89%) TDD
13 6 (7.89%) Oracle EBS

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 5 (6.58%) Apache Spark
1 5 (6.58%) Oracle Service Bus
2 4 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (5.26%) JBoss
3 3 (3.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (1.32%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.32%) Mule
5 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (13.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (7.89%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (6.58%) Oracle CRM
4 4 (5.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.89%) PaaS
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.63%) IaaS
3 2 (2.63%) SaaS
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.32%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) Oracle Database
2 5 (6.58%) MongoDB
2 5 (6.58%) NoSQL
2 5 (6.58%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (5.26%) Big Data
3 4 (5.26%) CouchDB
3 4 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 4 (5.26%) HPCC
3 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.95%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.32%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.32%) MySQL
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (15.79%) SoapUI
2 4 (5.26%) Selenium
3 1 (1.32%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (1.32%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.32%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (1.32%) Subversion
3 1 (1.32%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (19.74%) Telecoms
2 11 (14.47%) Finance
3 6 (7.89%) Marketing
4 5 (6.58%) Law
5 3 (3.95%) Banking
6 2 (2.63%) Legal
6 2 (2.63%) Retail
7 1 (1.32%) Electronics
7 1 (1.32%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.05%) SOAP
2 13 (17.11%) WSDL
2 13 (17.11%) XML
3 12 (15.79%) .NET
3 12 (15.79%) Web Services
3 12 (15.79%) XSD
4 7 (9.21%) Middleware
5 5 (6.58%) Ajax
6 4 (5.26%) .NET Framework
6 4 (5.26%) J2EE
6 4 (5.26%) REST
7 3 (3.95%) HTML
8 2 (2.63%) Apache Camel
8 2 (2.63%) CSS
8 2 (2.63%) CSS3
8 2 (2.63%) EDI
8 2 (2.63%) Flash
8 2 (2.63%) HTML5
8 2 (2.63%) Java EE
8 2 (2.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Algorithms
1 5 (6.58%) Data Structures
1 5 (6.58%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.63%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.32%) Clustering
4 1 (1.32%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.32%) DataPower
4 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.32%) Social Network
4 1 (1.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.32%) Linux
1 1 (1.32%) Unix
1 1 (1.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (100.00%) SOA
2 20 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 15 (19.74%) CRM
5 11 (14.47%) Test Strategy
6 9 (11.84%) TOGAF
6 9 (11.84%) UML
7 7 (9.21%) EAI
7 7 (9.21%) Mentoring
7 7 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (7.89%) DevOps
8 6 (7.89%) Open Source
8 6 (7.89%) Project Management
8 6 (7.89%) TDD
9 5 (6.58%) SDLC
9 5 (6.58%) Zachman Framework
10 4 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (5.26%) Microservices
10 4 (5.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.05%) Java
2 4 (5.26%) VBScript
3 3 (3.95%) C#
3 3 (3.95%) SQL
4 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.63%) Python
4 2 (2.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.32%) Degree
2 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) QA
1 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.32%) Docker
2 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.32%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.32%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.32%) XenApp
2 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) DBAmp
2 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.32%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 26 (34.21%) Oracle
2 13 (17.11%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.26%) IBM
3 4 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.63%) Cloudera
4 2 (2.63%) ForgeRock
4 2 (2.63%) Pega
4 2 (2.63%) SAP
4 2 (2.63%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.63%) WSO2
5 1 (1.32%) Apigee
5 1 (1.32%) Citrix
5 1 (1.32%) Mashery
5 1 (1.32%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.32%) Siebel
5 1 (1.32%) Talend
5 1 (1.32%) VMware