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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SOA Designer
Rank 608 577 567
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -10
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Designer 15 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.031% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.033% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 5
Average daily rate £470 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.05% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £575 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £500
% change year-on-year
- -5.00%
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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 15 £470 -1.05% 1
South East +14 7 £475 -
Hampshire +15 5 £473 -
East of England -1 3 £480 +3.78%
London -2 3 £375 -50.00% 1
Norfolk -13 3 £480 +3.78%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £475 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £475 -
Yorkshire -14 1 £470 -6.00%
Southampton - 1 £470 -
Hook - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £470 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £470 -

SOA Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 38 (100.00%) SOA
2 20 (52.63%) Oracle
3 12 (31.58%) Web Services
4 11 (28.95%) Oracle Database 11g
4 11 (28.95%) Oracle Database
4 11 (28.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (26.32%) Java
6 9 (23.68%) Oracle Fusion
7 8 (21.05%) Middleware
8 6 (15.79%) Oracle Service Bus
8 6 (15.79%) SOAP
8 6 (15.79%) XML
9 5 (13.16%) Finance
10 4 (10.53%) Data Modelling
10 4 (10.53%) WSDL
10 4 (10.53%) XSD
10 4 (10.53%) SoapUI
10 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
11 3 (7.89%) BPEL
11 3 (7.89%) WebSphere
11 3 (7.89%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (7.89%) J2EE
11 3 (7.89%) TIBCO
11 3 (7.89%) Scrum
12 2 (5.26%) Process Management
12 2 (5.26%) JMX
12 2 (5.26%) webMethods
12 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
12 2 (5.26%) WebLogic

SOA Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 11 (28.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (15.79%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (7.89%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.26%) Mule
4 2 (5.26%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) Oracle Database
1 11 (28.95%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) Selenium
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) French Language
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) Web Services
2 9 (23.68%) Oracle Fusion
3 8 (21.05%) Middleware
4 6 (15.79%) SOAP
4 6 (15.79%) XML
5 4 (10.53%) WSDL
5 4 (10.53%) XSD
6 3 (7.89%) J2EE
7 2 (5.26%) Java EE
7 2 (5.26%) JMX
7 2 (5.26%) JSP
7 2 (5.26%) XSLT
8 1 (2.63%) .NET
8 1 (2.63%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
1 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (100.00%) SOA
2 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.53%) Data Modelling
3 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
4 3 (7.89%) BPEL
4 3 (7.89%) Scrum
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.26%) Process Management
5 2 (5.26%) UML
6 1 (2.63%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.63%) Coaching
6 1 (2.63%) Information Security
6 1 (2.63%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.63%) OO
6 1 (2.63%) OOP
6 1 (2.63%) Project Management
6 1 (2.63%) SDLC
6 1 (2.63%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) Java
2 1 (2.63%) SQL
Vendors
1 20 (52.63%) Oracle
2 3 (7.89%) TIBCO
3 2 (5.26%) webMethods
4 1 (2.63%) Informatica
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft