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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SOA Designer
Rank 575 551 527
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -24
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Designer 8 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.004% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.004% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 11
Average daily rate
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£500 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - £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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 17 (100.00%) SOA
2 12 (70.59%) Java
3 11 (64.71%) Oracle
4 8 (47.06%) XML
4 8 (47.06%) UML
4 8 (47.06%) Data Modelling
5 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
5 7 (41.18%) BPEL
6 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (29.41%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (23.53%) Oracle BPEL
7 4 (23.53%) Release Management
7 4 (23.53%) Finance
7 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
7 4 (23.53%) .NET
8 3 (17.65%) webMethods
8 3 (17.65%) Software AG
8 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
8 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (17.65%) REST
8 3 (17.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
9 2 (11.76%) User Experience
9 2 (11.76%) Logical Data Model
9 2 (11.76%) BDD
9 2 (11.76%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (11.76%) Scrum
9 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (11.76%) TDD

SOA Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4 (23.53%) Oracle BPEL
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) XMLSpy
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) XML
2 4 (23.53%) .NET
3 3 (17.65%) REST
4 2 (11.76%) Middleware
4 2 (11.76%) JMS
4 2 (11.76%) J2EE
4 2 (11.76%) SOAP
4 2 (11.76%) Web Services
4 2 (11.76%) XSLT
5 1 (5.88%) XSD
5 1 (5.88%) J2ME
5 1 (5.88%) J2SE
5 1 (5.88%) WSDL
5 1 (5.88%) Java ME
5 1 (5.88%) Java SE
5 1 (5.88%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) User Experience
2 1 (5.88%) DataPower
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) SOA
2 8 (47.06%) UML
2 8 (47.06%) Data Modelling
3 7 (41.18%) BPEL
4 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (23.53%) Release Management
6 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
7 2 (11.76%) Logical Data Model
7 2 (11.76%) BDD
7 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.76%) Scrum
7 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (11.76%) TDD
7 2 (11.76%) OO
8 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
8 1 (5.88%) Project Management
8 1 (5.88%) Time Management
8 1 (5.88%) QMS
8 1 (5.88%) Budget Control
8 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) C
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Oracle
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) webMethods
3 3 (17.65%) Software AG
4 1 (5.88%) IBM