The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had SOA Designer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SOA Designer
Rank 622 617 612
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Designer 25 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.034% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.036% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 7
Median daily rate £465 £450 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £442 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £450 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +21.62%
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
52732 52894 51448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.87% 94.71% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34355 32133 31426
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1512 2114 2112
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

SOA Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured SOA Designer in the job title.

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 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 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 -12 24 £465 +3.33% 2
South East +2 15 £465 +3.33%
Hampshire +9 14 £465 +3.33%
Hook - 12 £465 -
East of England +11 5 £569 +22.97% 1
Bedfordshire - 5 £569 -
London -10 4 £450 -18.18%
Luton - 3 - -
Surrey -6 1 - -

SOA Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, SOA Designer 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 Designer in the job title.

1 40 (100.00%) SOA
2 27 (67.50%) SOAP
3 22 (55.00%) Oracle
3 22 (55.00%) Data Modelling
4 21 (52.50%) WSDL
4 21 (52.50%) XSD
5 20 (50.00%) XML
6 19 (47.50%) SoapUI
7 15 (37.50%) Test Strategy
8 12 (30.00%) Telecoms
9 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database
10 8 (20.00%) Oracle Service Bus
10 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (15.00%) WebSphere
11 6 (15.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (15.00%) REST
11 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (15.00%) J2EE
11 6 (15.00%) Java
12 5 (12.50%) .NET
12 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
12 5 (12.50%) Software Engineering
13 4 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
13 4 (10.00%) Microservices
13 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
13 4 (10.00%) User Stories
13 4 (10.00%) BPEL
13 4 (10.00%) Middleware
13 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce

SOA Designer 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 8 (20.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (15.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (7.50%) Mule
4 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.50%) Confluence
5 1 (2.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Veeva
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (47.50%) SoapUI
2 3 (7.50%) VisualAge
2 3 (7.50%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 1 (2.50%) JDeveloper
3 1 (2.50%) JIRA
3 1 (2.50%) Selenium
3 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 12 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) French Language
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (67.50%) SOAP
2 21 (52.50%) WSDL
2 21 (52.50%) XSD
3 20 (50.00%) XML
4 6 (15.00%) J2EE
4 6 (15.00%) REST
5 5 (12.50%) .NET
6 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (10.00%) Middleware
7 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
7 3 (7.50%) Web Services
8 2 (5.00%) Java EE
8 2 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (5.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (100.00%) SOA
2 22 (55.00%) Data Modelling
3 15 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 4 (10.00%) BPEL
6 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 4 (10.00%) Microservices
6 4 (10.00%) OO
6 4 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
6 4 (10.00%) User Stories
7 3 (7.50%) AOP
7 3 (7.50%) Business Activity Monitoring
7 3 (7.50%) Project Management
7 3 (7.50%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (7.50%) TDD
7 3 (7.50%) UML
7 3 (7.50%) Use Case
8 2 (5.00%) Service Design
9 1 (2.50%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) Java
2 4 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) Python
3 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 22 (55.00%) Oracle
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.50%) IBM
3 3 (7.50%) TIBCO
4 2 (5.00%) webMethods
5 1 (2.50%) MuleSoft
5 1 (2.50%) Red Hat