Period
to 18 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an SOA Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 816 788 799
Rank change year-on-year -28 +11 -60
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Architect 30 29 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.032% 0.033% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.034% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 52
England median daily rate £550 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.73% -13.59%
10th Percentile £510 £493 £406
90th Percentile £675 £653 £617
UK median daily rate £550 £575 £495
% change year-on-year -4.35% +16.16% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89,217 84,471 95,567
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 95.00% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,046 55,266 63,062
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,847 2,571 2,828
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.83%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%

SOA Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured SOA Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SOA Architect in England

SOA Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA Architect in England

SOA Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA Architect in England over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA Architect in England

SOA Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA Architect in England

SOA Architect
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 18 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -19 19 £575 +6.98% 3
North of England -10 8 £550 +10.00% 7
North West - 8 £550 - 7
South West -19 2 £520 -
South East -15 1 - - 1
SOA Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, SOA Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring SOA Architect in the job title.

1 30 (100.00%) SOA
2 17 (56.67%) Microservices
3 15 (50.00%) Java
4 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (36.67%) DevOps
6 9 (30.00%) REST
7 8 (26.67%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (26.67%) Finance
8 7 (23.33%) Scrum
8 7 (23.33%) Middleware
8 7 (23.33%) E-Commerce
8 7 (23.33%) Web Services
8 7 (23.33%) CRM
8 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (20.00%) SaaS
9 6 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (20.00%) JSON
10 5 (16.67%) Billing
10 5 (16.67%) TOGAF
10 5 (16.67%) ERP
10 5 (16.67%) SOAP
10 5 (16.67%) Oracle
10 5 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
11 3 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
11 3 (10.00%) Mobile First
11 3 (10.00%) HTML5
11 3 (10.00%) Confluence

SOA Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (10.00%) Confluence
3 2 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (6.67%) Mule
3 2 (6.67%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.33%) Apache
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (20.00%) SaaS
3 2 (6.67%) IaaS
3 2 (6.67%) PaaS
4 1 (3.33%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (3.33%) Force.com
4 1 (3.33%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Firewall
1 1 (3.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) JDeveloper
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Billing
3 3 (10.00%) Financial Institution
3 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.67%) Electronics
4 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.67%) Marketing
5 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) REST
2 7 (23.33%) Middleware
2 7 (23.33%) Web Services
3 6 (20.00%) JSON
4 5 (16.67%) SOAP
5 3 (10.00%) .NET
5 3 (10.00%) HTML
5 3 (10.00%) HTML5
5 3 (10.00%) JSP
5 3 (10.00%) XML
6 2 (6.67%) EDI
6 2 (6.67%) Spring
6 2 (6.67%) Spring Boot
6 2 (6.67%) Swagger
7 1 (3.33%) Apache Camel
7 1 (3.33%) Apache CXF
7 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
7 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (100.00%) SOA
2 17 (56.67%) Microservices
3 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (36.67%) DevOps
5 8 (26.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (23.33%) CRM
6 7 (23.33%) E-Commerce
6 7 (23.33%) Scrum
7 6 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (16.67%) ERP
8 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 5 (16.67%) TOGAF
9 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
9 3 (10.00%) Migration
9 3 (10.00%) Mobile First
9 3 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (10.00%) Web Design
10 2 (6.67%) Conceptual Models
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) GDPR
1 1 (3.33%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (10.00%) SAP
4 2 (6.67%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.33%) ForeScout
5 1 (3.33%) IBM
5 1 (3.33%) Informatica
5 1 (3.33%) Lumesse
5 1 (3.33%) Marketo
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.33%) Splunk
5 1 (3.33%) Thycotic
5 1 (3.33%) WSO2