The table below looks at the statistics for the SOA Designer 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 Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SOA Designer
Rank 581 587 544
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -43
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Designer 8 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.002% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.002% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -29.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - £425
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
50807 49213 43153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.36% 92.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 30874 29577 24780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2026 2213
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

SOA Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA Designer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

SOA Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SOA Designer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA Designer within the UK.

SOA Designer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SOA Designer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA Designer within the UK.

SOA Designer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SOA Designer
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. 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
Scotland - 4 £450 -
Glasgow - 3 £450 -

SOA Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited SOA Designer 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 Designer in their job title.

1 19 (100.00%) SOA
2 16 (84.21%) Oracle
3 12 (63.16%) Java
4 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
4 7 (36.84%) BPEL
5 6 (31.58%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (31.58%) Release Management
5 6 (31.58%) XML
6 5 (26.32%) WebLogic
6 5 (26.32%) Middleware
6 5 (26.32%) Data Modelling
6 5 (26.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (21.05%) REST
7 4 (21.05%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (21.05%) Finance
7 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (21.05%) Oracle BPEL
7 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
7 4 (21.05%) .NET
7 4 (21.05%) UML
8 3 (15.79%) SOAP
8 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
8 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
9 2 (10.53%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (10.53%) BDD
9 2 (10.53%) TDD
9 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management

SOA Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited SOA Designer 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 Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (26.32%) WebLogic
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle BPEL
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) JDeveloper
1 1 (5.26%) Subversion
1 1 (5.26%) Maven
1 1 (5.26%) Hudson
1 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) XML
2 5 (26.32%) Middleware
3 4 (21.05%) REST
3 4 (21.05%) .NET
4 3 (15.79%) SOAP
5 2 (10.53%) Web Services
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (5.26%) WebCenter
6 1 (5.26%) Java ME
6 1 (5.26%) Java SE
6 1 (5.26%) Java EE
6 1 (5.26%) J2EE
6 1 (5.26%) XSLT
6 1 (5.26%) J2ME
6 1 (5.26%) J2SE
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) SOA
2 7 (36.84%) BPEL
3 6 (31.58%) Release Management
4 5 (26.32%) Data Modelling
5 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (21.05%) UML
6 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
7 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.53%) OO
7 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (10.53%) TDD
7 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (10.53%) BDD
8 1 (5.26%) Line Management
8 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
8 1 (5.26%) B2B
8 1 (5.26%) Scrum
8 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Oracle
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Software AG
3 1 (5.26%) webMethods