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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SOA Developer
Rank 575 558 553
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -5
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Developer 31 21 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.040% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.043% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 19
Average daily rate
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£500 £438 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £350 £473
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -25.92%
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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 August 2014.

SOA Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SOA Developer
Top 8 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 August 2014. 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 -6 28 £500 +14.28% 1
London +17 11 £425 -19.04% 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
City of London - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -

SOA Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 49 (100.00%) SOA
2 42 (85.71%) Oracle
3 22 (44.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 17 (34.69%) Oracle Fusion
5 16 (32.65%) Web Services
6 15 (30.61%) Middleware
7 14 (28.57%) BPEL
8 12 (24.49%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (24.49%) Oracle Database
9 11 (22.45%) Oracle Service Bus
10 10 (20.41%) Java
11 8 (16.33%) SQL
11 8 (16.33%) Finance
11 8 (16.33%) Oracle BPM
12 6 (12.24%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 6 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (12.24%) Ant
12 6 (12.24%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (10.20%) UNIX
13 5 (10.20%) Solaris
13 5 (10.20%) XML
13 5 (10.20%) Red Hat
13 5 (10.20%) Advertising
13 5 (10.20%) REST
14 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
14 4 (8.16%) WebCenter
14 4 (8.16%) Data Extraction
14 4 (8.16%) Oracle EBS
14 4 (8.16%) WSDL
14 4 (8.16%) Mercator

SOA Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 22 (44.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (22.45%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (6.12%) WebLogic
3 3 (6.12%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle BPEL
4 2 (4.08%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.04%) AquaLogic
5 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.04%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (2.04%) AquaLogic BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) FTP
2 1 (2.04%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) SSL
2 1 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.49%) Oracle Database 11g
1 12 (24.49%) Oracle Database
2 6 (12.24%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 6 (12.24%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Ant
2 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.08%) Hudson
2 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.08%) Maven
2 2 (4.08%) JDeveloper
3 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Advertising
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (34.69%) Oracle Fusion
2 16 (32.65%) Web Services
3 15 (30.61%) Middleware
4 5 (10.20%) XML
4 5 (10.20%) REST
5 4 (8.16%) WebCenter
5 4 (8.16%) WSDL
5 4 (8.16%) XSD
5 4 (8.16%) SOAP
6 3 (6.12%) XSLT
6 3 (6.12%) Apache Camel
7 2 (4.08%) XSL
7 2 (4.08%) J2EE
7 2 (4.08%) JDBC
7 2 (4.08%) JMS
8 1 (2.04%) EDI
8 1 (2.04%) .NET
8 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
8 1 (2.04%) XML Messaging
8 1 (2.04%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Data Extraction
2 1 (2.04%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) UNIX
1 5 (10.20%) Solaris
2 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (100.00%) SOA
2 14 (28.57%) BPEL
3 6 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (4.08%) Complex Event Processing
4 2 (4.08%) Use Case
4 2 (4.08%) Unit Testing
4 2 (4.08%) Integration Testing
4 2 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (4.08%) UML
5 1 (2.04%) EAI
5 1 (2.04%) ERP
5 1 (2.04%) B2B
5 1 (2.04%) MVC
5 1 (2.04%) Scrum
5 1 (2.04%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.04%) Manual Testing
5 1 (2.04%) BPMN
5 1 (2.04%) Wealth Management
5 1 (2.04%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) Java
2 8 (16.33%) SQL
3 4 (8.16%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.08%) Python
5 1 (2.04%) C#
5 1 (2.04%) XQuery
5 1 (2.04%) XPath
5 1 (2.04%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 42 (85.71%) Oracle
2 5 (10.20%) Red Hat
3 4 (8.16%) Mercator
3 4 (8.16%) JBoss
4 2 (4.08%) IBM
4 2 (4.08%) webMethods
4 2 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (4.08%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.04%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.04%) Software AG
5 1 (2.04%) BEA
5 1 (2.04%) CollabNet