The table below looks at the statistics for the SOA Developer 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 Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SOA Developer
Rank 541 543 525
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Developer 30 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.033% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.035% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 4
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£450 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £250 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £470 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £444 £488 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.97% +50.00%
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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £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 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
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 £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

SOA Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SOA Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SOA Developer
Daily Rate Trend

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

SOA Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SOA Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

SOA Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SOA Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SOA Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SOA Developer
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 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
England -4 29 £450 +9.09% 2
London +15 11 £450 +16.12%
West Yorkshire - 8 £406 -
Yorkshire - 8 £406 -
North West - 7 £438 -
Leeds - 6 £413 -
Liverpool - - - -
Kent - - - -
South East - - - -
Merseyside - - - -

SOA Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited SOA Developer 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 Developer in their job title.

1 53 (100.00%) SOA
2 50 (94.34%) Oracle
3 38 (71.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 27 (50.94%) Java
5 23 (43.40%) XML
6 20 (37.74%) BPEL
7 19 (35.85%) Oracle Database
8 16 (30.19%) Oracle Database 11g
8 16 (30.19%) Finance
9 14 (26.42%) J2EE
10 13 (24.53%) Middleware
10 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (24.53%) Oracle Fusion
10 13 (24.53%) Oracle BPM
11 12 (22.64%) Oracle Service Bus
11 12 (22.64%) WSDL
12 10 (18.87%) WebLogic
13 9 (16.98%) Linux
13 9 (16.98%) Scrum
14 8 (15.09%) XSLT
14 8 (15.09%) JMS
14 8 (15.09%) SQL
14 8 (15.09%) Service Delivery
15 7 (13.21%) Advertising
15 7 (13.21%) UNIX
15 7 (13.21%) UML
15 7 (13.21%) Maven
15 7 (13.21%) Software Engineering
15 7 (13.21%) Waterfall
15 7 (13.21%) REST

SOA Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited SOA Developer 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 38 (71.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 12 (22.64%) Oracle Service Bus
3 10 (18.87%) WebLogic
4 5 (9.43%) Oracle BPEL
5 2 (3.77%) AquaLogic
6 1 (1.89%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (24.53%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (3.77%) AquaLogic BPM
3 1 (1.89%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.85%) Oracle Database
2 16 (30.19%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (7.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (5.66%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Maven
2 5 (9.43%) Hudson
3 4 (7.55%) Eclipse
3 4 (7.55%) Ant
4 3 (5.66%) JUnit
4 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.77%) JDeveloper
6 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.89%) Subversion
General
1 16 (30.19%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Advertising
3 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.77%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.77%) Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.89%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (43.40%) XML
2 14 (26.42%) J2EE
3 13 (24.53%) Middleware
3 13 (24.53%) Oracle Fusion
4 12 (22.64%) WSDL
5 8 (15.09%) XSLT
5 8 (15.09%) JMS
6 7 (13.21%) REST
7 6 (11.32%) Spring
7 6 (11.32%) Java ME
7 6 (11.32%) Java SE
7 6 (11.32%) Java EE
7 6 (11.32%) XSD
7 6 (11.32%) J2ME
7 6 (11.32%) J2SE
7 6 (11.32%) .NET
7 6 (11.32%) Web Services
8 3 (5.66%) SOAP
8 3 (5.66%) CSS
8 3 (5.66%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (5.66%) Data Extraction
2 2 (3.77%) User Experience
3 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.98%) Linux
2 7 (13.21%) UNIX
3 4 (7.55%) Solaris
4 2 (3.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (100.00%) SOA
2 20 (37.74%) BPEL
3 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (16.98%) Scrum
5 8 (15.09%) Service Delivery
6 7 (13.21%) UML
6 7 (13.21%) Software Engineering
6 7 (13.21%) Waterfall
7 5 (9.43%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (9.43%) Release Management
7 5 (9.43%) Data Modelling
8 4 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (5.66%) EAI
9 3 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (3.77%) Use Case
10 2 (3.77%) Unit Testing
10 2 (3.77%) Integration Testing
10 2 (3.77%) Web Application Development
11 1 (1.89%) OO
11 1 (1.89%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (50.94%) Java
2 8 (15.09%) SQL
3 4 (7.55%) XQuery
4 3 (5.66%) XPath
5 2 (3.77%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 2 (3.77%) Python
5 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 50 (94.34%) Oracle
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.55%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.77%) BEA
4 2 (3.77%) Mercator
4 2 (3.77%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.89%) CollabNet
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