The median contractor rate for a SOA Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SOA Architect
England / East of England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 121 111
Rank change year-on-year -1 -10  
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Architect 4 3 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.19% 0.12% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.13% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 17
Median daily rate £550 £606 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.27% +27.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £500 £563
% change year-on-year +10.00% -11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2027 2395 2535
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.34% 96.57% 96.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1242 1396 1427
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 166 249
Median hourly rate £29.00 £17.13 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.34% -2.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.98 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

SOA Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England that featured SOA Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for SOA Architect in the East of England

SOA Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOA Architect in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA Architect in the East of England

SOA Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA Architect in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA Architect in the East of England

SOA Architect
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA Architect within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
Essex - 2 £550 - 1
Hertfordshire -3 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
SOA Architect
England

SOA Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, SOA Architect 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 across the East of England region featuring SOA Architect in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) SOA
2 7 (53.85%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Open Source
3 6 (46.15%) TDD
3 6 (46.15%) Ruby
3 6 (46.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (46.15%) Ruby on Rails
3 6 (46.15%) Marketing
3 6 (46.15%) Electronics
3 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
3 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 6 (46.15%) Manufacturing
3 6 (46.15%) Scrum
3 6 (46.15%) Programme Management
3 6 (46.15%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (46.15%) SAP
3 6 (46.15%) XSLT
3 6 (46.15%) XPath
3 6 (46.15%) Middleware
3 6 (46.15%) JSON
3 6 (46.15%) Digital Marketing
3 6 (46.15%) RESTful
3 6 (46.15%) Play Framework
3 6 (46.15%) API Design
3 6 (46.15%) Swagger
4 5 (38.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (38.46%) Oracle
5 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle EBS R12

SOA Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 5 (38.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (7.69%) Apache
Business Applications
1 6 (46.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle ODI
General
1 6 (46.15%) Electronics
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
1 6 (46.15%) Manufacturing
1 6 (46.15%) Marketing
1 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) JSON
1 6 (46.15%) Middleware
1 6 (46.15%) Play Framework
1 6 (46.15%) RESTful
1 6 (46.15%) Ruby on Rails
1 6 (46.15%) Swagger
1 6 (46.15%) XSLT
2 1 (7.69%) Java EE
2 1 (7.69%) JMS
2 1 (7.69%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) SOA
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Open Source
3 6 (46.15%) API Design
3 6 (46.15%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (46.15%) Digital Marketing
3 6 (46.15%) Programme Management
3 6 (46.15%) Scrum
3 6 (46.15%) TDD
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.69%) BPEL
5 1 (7.69%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (7.69%) Data Management
5 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.69%) E-business
5 1 (7.69%) Microservices
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) UML
5 1 (7.69%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) Ruby
2 6 (46.15%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) BC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) SAP
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) JDA
3 1 (7.69%) WSO2
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