Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an SOA Architect was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 826 828 794
Rank change year-on-year +2 -34 -33
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Architect 29 25 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.031% 0.027% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.029% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 53
England median daily rate £563 £550 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +7.32% -6.82%
10th Percentile £510 £468 £413
90th Percentile £699 £688 £668
UK median daily rate £550 £620 £513
% change year-on-year -11.29% +20.98% -6.82%
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 89,537 87,466 92,663
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.91% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,665 58,037 61,023
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,825 2,571 2,978
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.58
UK median hourly rate £17.99 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.82% +3.89% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -1 16 £575 +9.52% 5
North West -7 5 £550 -
North of England -7 5 £550 - 1
South West -15 4 £520 -
East of England +11 2 £688 +5.77%
Midlands -13 1 - -
South East -17 1 £588 +20.51% 2
West Midlands -23 1 - -
SOA Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 29 (100.00%) SOA
2 20 (68.97%) Microservices
3 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (48.28%) Java
5 12 (41.38%) DevOps
6 11 (37.93%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (31.03%) Middleware
7 9 (31.03%) Finance
8 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (20.69%) Scrum
8 6 (20.69%) CRM
9 5 (17.24%) Web Services
9 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
9 5 (17.24%) .NET
9 5 (17.24%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
9 5 (17.24%) ERP
9 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
9 5 (17.24%) JSON
9 5 (17.24%) Billing
9 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (17.24%) REST
10 4 (13.79%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (13.79%) HTML5
10 4 (13.79%) Confluence
10 4 (13.79%) SaaS
10 4 (13.79%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (13.79%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
10 4 (13.79%) JIRA

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 4 (13.79%) Confluence
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.45%) JBoss
3 1 (3.45%) Mule
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (13.79%) SaaS
4 1 (3.45%) IaaS
4 1 (3.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Firewall
1 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Big Data
1 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) Ant
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (3.45%) Gradle
2 1 (3.45%) JDeveloper
2 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.45%) Maven
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Billing
2 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
3 4 (13.79%) Electronics
3 4 (13.79%) Financial Institution
3 4 (13.79%) Manufacturing
3 4 (13.79%) Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) Back Office
4 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) Middleware
2 5 (17.24%) .NET
2 5 (17.24%) JSON
2 5 (17.24%) REST
2 5 (17.24%) Web Services
3 4 (13.79%) HTML
3 4 (13.79%) HTML5
3 4 (13.79%) JSP
4 3 (10.34%) SOAP
5 2 (6.90%) Java EE
5 2 (6.90%) Spring
5 2 (6.90%) Spring Boot
5 2 (6.90%) XML
6 1 (3.45%) Apache Camel
6 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.45%) CSS
6 1 (3.45%) RESTful
6 1 (3.45%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Native
2 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) SOA
2 20 (68.97%) Microservices
3 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (41.38%) DevOps
5 11 (37.93%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (20.69%) CRM
6 6 (20.69%) Scrum
7 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
7 5 (17.24%) ERP
8 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (13.79%) Collaborative Working
8 4 (13.79%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (13.79%) Mobile First
8 4 (13.79%) Programme Management
8 4 (13.79%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (13.79%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
8 4 (13.79%) Web Design
9 3 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) Java
2 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (13.79%) SAP
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) Google
4 1 (3.45%) IBM
4 1 (3.45%) WSO2