Period
to 19 July 2019

The median contractor rate for an SOA Architect was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 785 839 791
Rank change year-on-year +54 -48 +26
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Architect 27 30 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.032% 0.032% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.034% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 14
England median daily rate £513 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.82% - +18.28%
10th Percentile £423 £434 £493
90th Percentile £665 £670 £600
UK median daily rate £513 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -6.82% - +17.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 80,256 89,504 83,259
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 94.82% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,376 59,243 54,311
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,568 2,880 2,677
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +1.08% -2.63%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.88 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +7.46% -1.07% -1.58%

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 19 July 2019.

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 19 July 2019. 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 +42 10 £675 +17.39%
South West - 5 £513 -
Midlands +26 4 - -
East of England - 4 £513 -
North of England +20 3 £425 -22.73%
Yorkshire +25 2 £425 -22.73%
West Midlands +3 2 - -
South East +20 1 £475 +46.15%
North East - 1 - -
SOA Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 27 (100.00%) SOA
2 19 (70.37%) Microservices
3 14 (51.85%) Java
3 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (44.44%) Web Services
4 12 (44.44%) Finance
5 11 (40.74%) Mentoring
6 10 (37.04%) Coaching
6 10 (37.04%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (25.93%) .NET
7 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (22.22%) Migration
9 5 (18.52%) XML
9 5 (18.52%) E-Commerce
9 5 (18.52%) Retail
9 5 (18.52%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 4 (14.81%) REST
10 4 (14.81%) JSON
10 4 (14.81%) RESTful
10 4 (14.81%) SAP
11 3 (11.11%) SOAP
11 3 (11.11%) XSD
11 3 (11.11%) Google
11 3 (11.11%) API Integration
11 3 (11.11%) Business Transformation
12 2 (7.41%) Architecture Roadmap
12 2 (7.41%) Architectural Design
12 2 (7.41%) Elastic Stack
12 2 (7.41%) Service Design

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 1 (3.70%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Big Data
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle ODI
General
1 12 (44.44%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Electronics
3 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.41%) Marketing
3 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (44.44%) Web Services
2 7 (25.93%) .NET
3 5 (18.52%) XML
4 4 (14.81%) JSON
4 4 (14.81%) REST
4 4 (14.81%) RESTful
5 3 (11.11%) SOAP
5 3 (11.11%) XSD
6 2 (7.41%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (7.41%) J2EE
6 2 (7.41%) Java EE
7 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.70%) Ember.js
7 1 (3.70%) OAuth
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (3.70%) React
7 1 (3.70%) Struts
7 1 (3.70%) Vue.js
7 1 (3.70%) WSDL
7 1 (3.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (7.41%) Mobile Wallet
2 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) SOA
2 19 (70.37%) Microservices
3 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (40.74%) Mentoring
5 10 (37.04%) Coaching
5 10 (37.04%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (22.22%) Migration
7 5 (18.52%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 5 (18.52%) E-Commerce
8 3 (11.11%) API Integration
8 3 (11.11%) Business Transformation
9 2 (7.41%) Architectural Design
9 2 (7.41%) Architecture Roadmap
9 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (7.41%) DevOps
9 2 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (7.41%) ERP
9 2 (7.41%) Programme Management
9 2 (7.41%) Service Design
9 2 (7.41%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) C#
2 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.41%) Scala
3 1 (3.70%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.70%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) SAP
2 3 (11.11%) Google
3 1 (3.70%) MuleSoft
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com