The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had SOA Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SOA Developer
Rank 605 577 571
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -6
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Developer 38 33 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.061% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.064% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 29 28
Median daily rate £450 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £57.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.75 - -

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
50823 51340 50433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 33235 31856 31169
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2031 2115
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

SOA Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 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 28 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 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 +3 37 £450 +9.09% 9
East of England +7 11 £450 +28.57%
Essex +5 8 £450 -
South East -21 7 £450 +9.09% 1
Hampshire +3 5 £450 +12.50%
Yorkshire - 5 £465 - 2
London +4 4 £475 +5.55% 6
North West - 4 £368 -
Winchester - 4 £450 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £450 -
Liverpool - 3 £368 -
Merseyside - 3 £368 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £563 -
South West - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Luton - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
South Wales +13 1 £550 +56.02%
Wales +11 1 £550 +59.42%
Oxfordshire +8 1 £540 -16.92% 1
Oxford 0 1 £540 -16.92% 1
Warwick - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £465 -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £550 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -

SOA Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, SOA Developer 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 Developer in the job title.

1 95 (100.00%) SOA
2 60 (63.16%) Oracle
3 50 (52.63%) Java
4 43 (45.26%) XML
5 40 (42.11%) Web Services
5 40 (42.11%) SOAP
6 39 (41.05%) Oracle Service Bus
7 37 (38.95%) REST
8 32 (33.68%) Oracle Database
8 32 (33.68%) Middleware
9 28 (29.47%) JSON
9 28 (29.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 28 (29.47%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (28.42%) Apache Camel
11 25 (26.32%) XSD
12 24 (25.26%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (25.26%) Oracle BPM
13 21 (22.11%) BPEL
14 20 (21.05%) WebLogic
14 20 (21.05%) Oracle Fusion
15 19 (20.00%) SQL
16 18 (18.95%) .NET
16 18 (18.95%) WSO2
17 16 (16.84%) C#
17 16 (16.84%) XSLT
17 16 (16.84%) Open Source
18 15 (15.79%) Scrum
19 14 (14.74%) Google
19 14 (14.74%) Oracle Database 11g
19 14 (14.74%) OO

SOA Developer 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 39 (41.05%) Oracle Service Bus
2 28 (29.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 20 (21.05%) WebLogic
4 10 (10.53%) Apache ServiceMix
5 9 (9.47%) Apache
5 9 (9.47%) JBoss
6 6 (6.32%) Tomcat
7 5 (5.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (4.21%) Mule
8 4 (4.21%) WebSphere
9 3 (3.16%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (3.16%) IIS
10 1 (1.05%) JCAPS
10 1 (1.05%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 24 (25.26%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (6.32%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.37%) HTTP
2 2 (2.11%) FTP
2 2 (2.11%) SSL
3 1 (1.05%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (33.68%) Oracle Database
2 14 (14.74%) MySQL
2 14 (14.74%) Oracle Database 11g
2 14 (14.74%) Oracle Database 12c
3 7 (7.37%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (7.37%) PowerCenter
4 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (3.16%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.11%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (10.53%) EasyMock
1 10 (10.53%) Mockito
2 8 (8.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (8.42%) JDeveloper
2 8 (8.42%) JIRA
2 8 (8.42%) JUnit
2 8 (8.42%) Subversion
3 7 (7.37%) Cucumber
3 7 (7.37%) Gradle
3 7 (7.37%) Selenium
4 6 (6.32%) Artifactory
4 6 (6.32%) Checkstyle
4 6 (6.32%) FindBugs
5 5 (5.26%) Git (software)
6 4 (4.21%) Jenkins
6 4 (4.21%) SoapUI
6 4 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.16%) git-flow
7 3 (3.16%) Hudson
7 3 (3.16%) Maven
General
1 10 (10.53%) Finance
2 6 (6.32%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.05%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (45.26%) XML
2 40 (42.11%) SOAP
2 40 (42.11%) Web Services
3 37 (38.95%) REST
4 32 (33.68%) Middleware
5 28 (29.47%) JSON
6 27 (28.42%) Apache Camel
7 25 (26.32%) XSD
8 20 (21.05%) Oracle Fusion
9 18 (18.95%) .NET
10 16 (16.84%) XSLT
11 12 (12.63%) WCF
11 12 (12.63%) WSDL
12 11 (11.58%) Spring
13 10 (10.53%) Oracle ADF
14 9 (9.47%) ASP.NET
14 9 (9.47%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (9.47%) JMS
14 9 (9.47%) WPF
15 8 (8.42%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.11%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.05%) DataPower
3 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.05%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.58%) Windows
2 1 (1.05%) Linux
2 1 (1.05%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (100.00%) SOA
2 28 (29.47%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (25.26%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (22.11%) BPEL
5 16 (16.84%) Open Source
6 15 (15.79%) Scrum
7 14 (14.74%) OO
8 11 (11.58%) BPMN
9 10 (10.53%) Microservices
10 9 (9.47%) MVC
10 9 (9.47%) Software Engineering
11 8 (8.42%) ETL
11 8 (8.42%) Mentoring
11 8 (8.42%) TDD
11 8 (8.42%) Unit Testing
12 7 (7.37%) Case Management
12 7 (7.37%) Data Management
12 7 (7.37%) Functional Testing
12 7 (7.37%) Waterfall
13 5 (5.26%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 50 (52.63%) Java
2 19 (20.00%) SQL
3 16 (16.84%) C#
4 11 (11.58%) XQuery
5 7 (7.37%) XPath
6 4 (4.21%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.11%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.05%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (12.63%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.47%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.16%) Degree
4 2 (2.11%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.05%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.37%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.16%) QA
3 1 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 60 (63.16%) Oracle
2 18 (18.95%) WSO2
3 14 (14.74%) Google
4 9 (9.47%) DevExpress
5 8 (8.42%) Microsoft
6 7 (7.37%) Informatica
7 6 (6.32%) webMethods
8 3 (3.16%) TIBCO
9 2 (2.11%) IBM
10 1 (1.05%) MuleSoft
10 1 (1.05%) SAP
10 1 (1.05%) Siebel
10 1 (1.05%) Talend