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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SOA Developer
Rank 619 602 569
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -33
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Developer 45 45 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.079% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.084% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 31 39
Average daily rate £423 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £57.75 - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.75 - £41.00

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
53055 53758 51548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32635 31469
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2148 2116
Average 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 £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 2016.

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 30 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 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 41 £419 -1.47% 8
East of England +20 14 £481 +37.50% 2
Essex - 10 £400 - 1
North West -2 9 £375 -
South East -13 8 £413 +5.76% 1
Hampshire +3 7 £413 +5.76% 1
Cumbria - 4 - -
Bedfordshire - 4 £563 -
Yorkshire -1 3 - -
Manchester -5 3 £400 -
London -32 3 £475 +5.55% 5
Luton - 3 - -
Barrow-in-Furness - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 £420 -
Warwickshire 0 2 - -
West Midlands -17 2 - -
South West - 2 £425 -
Winchester - 2 £413 -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 £368 -
Merseyside - 2 £368 -
Glasgow - 2 - -
West Yorkshire -8 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £540 -
Street - 1 £425 -
Warwick - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £540 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £425 -
Inverclyde - 1 £420 -

SOA Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 102 (100.00%) SOA
2 62 (60.78%) Oracle
3 59 (57.84%) Java
4 45 (44.12%) XML
5 41 (40.20%) Web Services
6 38 (37.25%) Oracle Database
7 37 (36.27%) SOAP
8 35 (34.31%) Middleware
8 35 (34.31%) Oracle Service Bus
9 34 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 34 (33.33%) XSD
10 33 (32.35%) SQL
11 31 (30.39%) REST
12 28 (27.45%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (26.47%) Oracle BPM
14 26 (25.49%) WebLogic
15 25 (24.51%) XSLT
15 25 (24.51%) BPEL
16 23 (22.55%) JSON
16 23 (22.55%) Oracle Fusion
17 22 (21.57%) Apache Camel
17 22 (21.57%) .NET
18 21 (20.59%) C#
18 21 (20.59%) Oracle Database 12c
19 19 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
19 19 (18.63%) OO
19 19 (18.63%) WSDL
20 18 (17.65%) Oracle Database 11g
21 16 (15.69%) Finance
21 16 (15.69%) WCF

SOA Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 35 (34.31%) Oracle Service Bus
2 34 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 26 (25.49%) WebLogic
4 10 (9.80%) Apache ServiceMix
5 9 (8.82%) JBoss
6 7 (6.86%) Apache
7 5 (4.90%) Tomcat
8 4 (3.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (3.92%) WebSphere
9 3 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (2.94%) IIS
9 3 (2.94%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (1.96%) Oracle BPEL
11 1 (0.98%) JCAPS
11 1 (0.98%) Liferay
11 1 (0.98%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 27 (26.47%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (8.82%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.94%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (2.94%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle iProcurement
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.84%) HTTP
2 3 (2.94%) SSL
3 1 (0.98%) FTP
3 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (37.25%) Oracle Database
2 21 (20.59%) Oracle Database 12c
3 18 (17.65%) Oracle Database 11g
4 14 (13.73%) MySQL
5 8 (7.84%) PowerCenter
6 4 (3.92%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.94%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 3 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.94%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.96%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 11 (10.78%) JDeveloper
2 10 (9.80%) EasyMock
2 10 (9.80%) Mockito
3 8 (7.84%) JUnit
4 7 (6.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (5.88%) Cucumber
5 6 (5.88%) Gradle
5 6 (5.88%) Selenium
5 6 (5.88%) Subversion
6 5 (4.90%) Artifactory
6 5 (4.90%) Checkstyle
6 5 (4.90%) FindBugs
6 5 (4.90%) Git (software)
6 5 (4.90%) JIRA
6 5 (4.90%) SoapUI
7 4 (3.92%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.94%) git-flow
8 3 (2.94%) Hudson
8 3 (2.94%) Maven
8 3 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (15.69%) Finance
2 10 (9.80%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.98%) Dutch Language
3 1 (0.98%) French Language
3 1 (0.98%) Retail
3 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (44.12%) XML
2 41 (40.20%) Web Services
3 37 (36.27%) SOAP
4 35 (34.31%) Middleware
5 34 (33.33%) XSD
6 31 (30.39%) REST
7 25 (24.51%) XSLT
8 23 (22.55%) JSON
8 23 (22.55%) Oracle Fusion
9 22 (21.57%) .NET
9 22 (21.57%) Apache Camel
10 19 (18.63%) WSDL
11 16 (15.69%) WCF
12 14 (13.73%) ASP.NET
12 14 (13.73%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (12.75%) WPF
14 11 (10.78%) Oracle ADF
15 10 (9.80%) Spring
16 9 (8.82%) WebCenter
17 8 (7.84%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
2 1 (0.98%) Data Integration
2 1 (0.98%) DataPower
2 1 (0.98%) Smart Meter
2 1 (0.98%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.73%) Windows
2 1 (0.98%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (100.00%) SOA
2 28 (27.45%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (24.51%) BPEL
4 19 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (18.63%) OO
5 14 (13.73%) MVC
5 14 (13.73%) Open Source
6 12 (11.76%) BPMN
7 10 (9.80%) Scrum
8 9 (8.82%) ETL
9 8 (7.84%) Case Management
9 8 (7.84%) Data Management
9 8 (7.84%) Microservices
9 8 (7.84%) SDLC
10 7 (6.86%) Software Engineering
10 7 (6.86%) Unit Testing
11 6 (5.88%) Functional Testing
11 6 (5.88%) Mentoring
11 6 (5.88%) TDD
12 5 (4.90%) Business Activity Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 59 (57.84%) Java
2 33 (32.35%) SQL
3 21 (20.59%) C#
4 15 (14.71%) XQuery
5 13 (12.75%) XPath
6 12 (11.76%) PL/SQL
7 5 (4.90%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.98%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (15.69%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.88%) CTC Cleared
4 5 (4.90%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.92%) Degree
6 2 (1.96%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.98%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.84%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.94%) QA
3 2 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 5 (4.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.98%) Puppet
Vendors
1 62 (60.78%) Oracle
2 14 (13.73%) Google
2 14 (13.73%) WSO2
3 13 (12.75%) DevExpress
4 8 (7.84%) Informatica
4 8 (7.84%) Microsoft
5 6 (5.88%) webMethods
6 3 (2.94%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.96%) IBM
8 1 (0.98%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.98%) SAP
8 1 (0.98%) Siebel
8 1 (0.98%) Talend
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