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 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 Developer
Rank 575 556 519
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -37
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Developer 14 32 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.060% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.065% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 12
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£450 £300 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -27.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £201 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £460 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £424
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -10.37%
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 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 31 March 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 11 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 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
England -24 13 £450 +50.00% 2
London -2 5 £450 +80.00% 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £425 -
Yorkshire - 4 £425 -
Leeds - 3 £450 -
South East -33 1 £288 -39.47%
Liverpool - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1

SOA Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 46 (100.00%) SOA
2 44 (95.65%) Oracle
3 32 (69.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 29 (63.04%) Java
5 23 (50.00%) XML
6 21 (45.65%) BPEL
7 20 (43.48%) Oracle Database
8 17 (36.96%) Oracle Database 11g
9 16 (34.78%) Finance
10 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (30.43%) J2EE
10 14 (30.43%) Oracle BPM
11 11 (23.91%) WSDL
11 11 (23.91%) Middleware
12 9 (19.57%) Service Delivery
12 9 (19.57%) Scrum
12 9 (19.57%) Linux
13 8 (17.39%) WebLogic
13 8 (17.39%) Oracle Service Bus
13 8 (17.39%) Oracle Fusion
13 8 (17.39%) Oracle BPEL
14 7 (15.22%) Enterprise Architecture
14 7 (15.22%) Maven
14 7 (15.22%) Software Engineering
14 7 (15.22%) Waterfall
14 7 (15.22%) XSD
14 7 (15.22%) .NET
14 7 (15.22%) J2SE
14 7 (15.22%) JMS
14 7 (15.22%) Advertising

SOA Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 32 (69.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (17.39%) WebLogic
2 8 (17.39%) Oracle BPEL
2 8 (17.39%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (6.52%) AquaLogic
4 1 (2.17%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (30.43%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (6.52%) AquaLogic BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (43.48%) Oracle Database
2 17 (36.96%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (10.87%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Maven
2 6 (13.04%) Eclipse
3 5 (10.87%) JUnit
3 5 (10.87%) Hudson
4 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.35%) Subversion
6 1 (2.17%) JDeveloper
6 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (34.78%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) Advertising
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (50.00%) XML
2 14 (30.43%) J2EE
3 11 (23.91%) WSDL
3 11 (23.91%) Middleware
4 8 (17.39%) Oracle Fusion
5 7 (15.22%) J2SE
5 7 (15.22%) JMS
5 7 (15.22%) .NET
5 7 (15.22%) XSD
6 6 (13.04%) Web Services
6 6 (13.04%) J2ME
6 6 (13.04%) Java ME
6 6 (13.04%) Java SE
6 6 (13.04%) Java EE
7 5 (10.87%) Spring
7 5 (10.87%) XSLT
8 4 (8.70%) REST
9 3 (6.52%) HTML
9 3 (6.52%) CSS
10 2 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.17%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.57%) Linux
2 6 (13.04%) UNIX
3 3 (6.52%) Solaris
4 2 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (100.00%) SOA
2 21 (45.65%) BPEL
3 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (19.57%) Service Delivery
4 9 (19.57%) Scrum
5 7 (15.22%) Software Engineering
5 7 (15.22%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (15.22%) Waterfall
6 6 (13.04%) Release Management
6 6 (13.04%) UML
6 6 (13.04%) Data Modelling
7 4 (8.70%) EAI
8 3 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (4.35%) BPMN
9 2 (4.35%) TDD
9 2 (4.35%) Web Application Development
9 2 (4.35%) OO
10 1 (2.17%) OOD
10 1 (2.17%) B2B
10 1 (2.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (63.04%) Java
2 3 (6.52%) SQL
3 2 (4.35%) XQuery
3 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 44 (95.65%) Oracle
2 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.52%) BEA
3 3 (6.52%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.17%) webMethods
4 1 (2.17%) Software AG